Audiovisual Archivist at University of North Carolina

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 28th, 2015

The University of North Carolina is recruiting a Audiovisual Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Audiovisual Archivist will participate in the development of an integrated management system for sound and moving-image materials from accessioning through digitization for preservation and access. Reporting to the Head of Archival Technical Services and working closely with the SFC Curator, Audiovisual Conservator, and the Applications Analyst, the Audiovisual Archivist will process and catalog incoming and previously held SFC collections. The position will include: accessioning collections; appraisal; collection or item-level arrangement and description for archival collections; updating descriptions in legacy finding aids following digitization; and linking digital access copies to the finding aid. The Audiovisual Archivist will also participate in the writing of reports to the granting agency, as required.

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    "A Network Approach to Scholarly Communication Infrastructure"

    Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Self-Archiving on April 28th, 2015

    Rebecca Kennison and Lisa Norberg have published "A Network Approach to Scholarly Communication Infrastructure" in EDUCAUSE Review.

    Here's an excerpt:

    The open-access movement, fueled by the digital revolution, is transforming the business of scholarly communication, affecting the entire value chain. Rapidly emerging technologies have been crucial enablers of this transformation, blurring traditional roles and attracting new participants. The infrastructure and the economic framework established to support a centuries-old model of scholarly publishing are no longer adequate to the task. We believe that a radically different approach is required-one that is open, flexible, collaborative, and networked.

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      Digital Art: April Digital Pastel Drawings and Oil Paintings

      Posted in Digital Art on April 27th, 2015

      In April, I continued to transform public domain photos from the late 19th century into digital pastel drawings and oil paintings using a variety of Photoshop plug-ins, Alien Skin Snap Art 4, and Topaz Impression. The first image below is the three hundredth digital artwork I've made public since June 13, 2010. Full-size images (8×10") and descriptions of the processing steps involved are available on my Flickr photostream: https://www.flickr.com/photos/charleswbaileyjr/.

      Digital Pastel Drawing of the Ca' Rezzonico Palazzo in Venice

      Digital Pastel Drawing of the Bridge of Sighs St John's College, Cambridge University

      Digital Pastel Drawing of a Gondola on the Grand Canal in Venice

      Digital Pastel Drawing of Ross Castle

      Digital Pastel Drawing of Desenzano del Garda

      Digital Pastel Drawing of Salisbury Cathedral

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        Head of Digital Preservation at New York Public Library

        Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 27th, 2015

        New York Public Library is recruiting a Head of Digital Preservation.

        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

        The Head of Digital Preservation will lead efforts to create a long-term digital preservation strategy, establishing the policies and procedures that address the preservation of the digital assets the Library collects and generates. For over a decade, the Library has made significant investments in digitizing distinctive collections and building online systems to provide access worldwide. It has digitized over 800,000 images, which are available through its innovative Digital Collections and Archives & Manuscripts platforms. More recently, the Library has begun digital reformatting as its means of preserving its world-renowned audio and moving image collections and it has established a digital archives program to pursue and manage important born-digital collections. The Library has plans to substantially increase its activities in all three of these areas.

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          "The Net Neutrality Saga: A Long-Expected Journey"

          Posted in Net Neutrality on April 27th, 2015

          Public Knowledge has released The Net Neutrality Saga: A Long-Expected Journey by Kate Forscey.

          Here's an excerpt:

          Meanwhile, some members of Congress are also taking aim at the FCC's rules, introducing a slew of bills, each purporting to address some part of the agency process that only seem to be in response to the FCC's rules. . . .

          • MORE FLIES WITH HONEY: First, Senators Thune and Upton introduced bills before the FCC even voted, sensing the strong regulations coming and hoping to head the Commission off at the pass. They claim the bill legislatively protects net neutrality by preventing non-throttling and non-blocking. . . More importantly, the bill revokes the Commission's authority over any other aspect of the broadband ecosystem, forever. . . .
          • SALTING THE EARTH:  An alternative—but unsurprising—attack came from a different faction of Congressional Republicans, headed by Rep. Collins. Once the rules hit the Federal Register, the clock starts ticking on the Congressional Review Act—which allows Congress to review a "major" rule issued by any federal agency before the rules take effect (so, 60 days). The resolution ("CR") only needs a simple majority to pass in the House and the Senate—although the President can veto it, and likely would in this case. . . .
          • AND THE "REFORM" KITCHEN SINK: Most recently, three members dropped three different draft "FCC process reform" bills, each of which aims to restructure how the agency functions.

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            Repository Librarian at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

            Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 27th, 2015

            The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting a Repository Librarian.

            Here's an excerpt from the ad:

            Reporting to the Head of Software Development within the division of Library and Information Technology (LIT), the Repository Librarian is responsible for day-to-day management and operations of the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR), the preservation home for significant digitized, at-risk, and born digital collections. The librarian will ensure accurate ingest of materials, train others in the use of CDR tools, manage and coordinate operations with a diverse set of repository stakeholders, and collaborate with other departments that provide technical resources in support of the CDR.

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              IMLS Releases Four National Digital Platform Grant Proposals

              Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Libraries, Digital Repositories, Grants on April 27th, 2015

              IMLS has released four national digital platform grant proposals for projects it awarded grants to.

              Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

              • Fostering a New National Library Network through a Community-¬≠Based, Connected Repository System (LG-70-15-0006): The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), Stanford University, and DuraSpace will foster a greatly expanded network of open-access, content-hosting "hubs" that will enable discovery and interoperability, as well as the reuse of digital resources by people from this country and around the world. The three partners will engage in a major development of the community-driven open source Hydra project to provide these hubs with a new all-in-one solution, which will also allow countless other institutions to easily join the national digital platform.
              • Museum Hub for Open Content (LG-70-15-0002): ARTstor, in collaboration with the El Paso Museum of Art, the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Staten Island Museum, and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) will create and implement software to enable museums to contribute digital image collections for open public access. The project will lower barriers to museum contributions to the DPLA by producing enhanced metadata tools, intellectual property rights decision support tools, and a direct-to-DPLA publishing capacity.
              • Combining Social Media Storytelling with Web Archives (LG-71-15-0077): Old Dominion University and the Internet Archive will collaborate to develop tools and techniques for integrating "storytelling" social media and web archiving. The partners will use information retrieval techniques to (semi-)automatically generate stories summarizing a collection and mine existing public stories as a basis for librarians, archivists, and curators to create collections about breaking events.
              • Repository Services for Accessible Course Content (LG-72-15-0009): This planning project, led by Tufts University, will bring together experts from disability services, including librarians, IT professionals, advocates, and legal counsel, to develop work plans for shared infrastructure, within which universities can support their students with disabilities. The intention is to create specifications and a business model that will complement existing platforms and services.

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                Associate Dean at University of Cincinnati

                Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 24th, 2015

                The University of Cincinnati is recruiting an Associate Dean.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                Guided by UC Libraries' new strategic directions, the organization continues to pursue positive changes in supporting the university's core mission of teaching/learning, research, and community engagement, with increased emphasis on the areas of digital scholarship/e-learning, institutional digital repository, scholarly communication, publishing, research data management, digital curation, long-term preservation for both printing and digital archives, data analytics, informatics, software development, innovative hardware architecture, and 21st century library systems, and unique/special collections. The Associate Dean will play an important role in moving the Libraries forward in the above areas.

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                  American’ Views on Open Government Data

                  Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Reports and White Papers on April 24th, 2015

                  The Pew Research Center has released American' Views on Open Government Data.

                  Here's an excerpt:

                  Few Americans think governments are very effective in sharing data they collect with the public:

                  • Just 5% say the federal government does this very effectively, with another 39% saying the federal government does this somewhat effectively.
                  • 5% say state governments share data very effectively, with another 44% saying somewhat effectively.
                  • 7% say local governments share data very effectively, with another 45% responding somewhat effectively.

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                    Associate Director of the Center for Humanities and Information at Pennsylvania State University

                    Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 24th, 2015

                    Pennsylvania State University is recruiting an Associate Director of the Center for Humanities and Information.

                    Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                    The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Director of the Center for Humanities and Information (CHI), a new research center jointly managed and run by the Libraries and the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). This is a twelve-month, tenure-track, library faculty position based at the University Park campus, and will report to an Associate Dean in the University Libraries' administration. . . .

                    A key responsibility will be to co-direct CHI projects in collaboration with the Center's leadership and provide strategic and practical oversight for a newly conceived Digital Humanities Lab (DHL), an exciting new initiative of the University Libraries that will provide opportunities for faculty and students to engage in digitally enriched humanities scholarship and pedagogy. The Associate Director will be expected to lead, design, plan, and implement a service and program model for the Lab in collaboration with colleagues in the Libraries and the CLA.

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                      "Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On | Periodicals Price Survey 2015"

                      Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Serials Crisis on April 24th, 2015

                      Stephen Bosch and Kittie Henderson have published "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On | Periodicals Price Survey 2015" in Library Journal.

                      Here's an excerpt:

                      Open access (OA) continues to develop, but some financial analysts, such as Sami Kassab, executive director at investment firm Exane BNP Paribas, now believe that OA may no longer be a pressure point on commercial publishing. OA has not been the disruptive force on commercial publishing for which many had hoped.

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                        Digital Curation News (4/23/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdatamanagement

                        Posted in Digital Curation News on April 23rd, 2015

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