"A System for Distributed Minting and Management of Persistent Identifiers"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Metadata on May 27th, 2015

Lukasz Bolikowski, et al. have published "A System for Distributed Minting and Management of Persistent Identifiers" in the International Journal of Digital Curation.

Here's an excerpt:

Minting persistent identifiers and managing their metadata is typically governed by a single organization. Such a single point of failure poses a risk to longevity and long-term preservation of identifiers. In this paper we address the risk by proposing a radically different approach, in which minting and management of persistent identifiers is distributed, and the integrity of the distributed system is guaranteed by public-key cryptography. We describe the general architecture of the system, analyse its robustness and discuss potential deployment scenarios

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    Digital Humanities Specialist at Purdue University

    Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 27th, 2015

    Purdue University is recruiting a Digital Humanities Specialist.

    Here's an excerpt from the ad:

    The DH Specialist will establish a dynamic multifaceted digital humanities program in the Libraries' Division of Humanities, Social Science, Education and Business (HSSEB) and collaborate with other Purdue faculty to meet the growing demand for digital scholarshi p at Purdue. Working closely with the Libraries' GIS specialist, archivists, and Research Data unit, the successful candidate will consult and collaborate with faculty and students on techniques and methodologies supporting the digital humanities and prov ide instruction in their use.

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      "’Stay With Me': ISPs Head to Court to Fight New Net Neutrality Rules"

      Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality on May 27th, 2015

      Meredith Filak Rose has published "Stay With Me': ISPs Head to Court to Fight New Net Neutrality Rules" in Public Knowledge's Net Neutrality Blog.

      Here's an excerpt:

      It's been almost three months since the FCC issued its order reclassifying Internet Service Providers as Title II telecommunications carriers and establishing strong net neutrality rules. No one was surprised when the ISPs cried foul and sued to overturn the ruling. . . .

      Earlier this week, the ISPs attempted to stop the clock by arguing that the regulations should be delayed until after the lawsuit has worked its way completely through the courts-a process that will, in all likelihood, take years.

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        "Data Literacy Instruction in Academic Libraries: Best Practices for Librarians"

        Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on May 26th, 2015

        Amanda Wanner has published "Data Literacy Instruction in Academic Libraries: Best Practices for Librarians" in See Also:.

        Here's an excerpt:

        This paper discusses the challenges and opportunities of bringing data literacy instruction to academic libraries. Information literacy and digital literacy in libraries has been widely discussed in the library sciences and education literature, but until recently very little focus has been given to data literacy. However, new e-government and open data initiatives over the past decade have created widely available public data that is of great interest to students and academics. Increased technological capabilities to process "big data" have also created new opportunities for the layperson and researcher alike. One popular article claims, "Ensuring that big data creates big value calls for a reskilling effort that is at least as much about fostering a data-driven mindset and analytical culture as it is about adopting new technology" (Harris, 2012). The influx of available data presents unique challenges for librarians. How can libraries play a role, for example, in this "reskilling effort" to develop a "data-driven mindset"?

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          The Best Software for Creating Digital Art from Photographs, Version 2

          Posted in Digital Art on May 26th, 2015

          Interested in turning photographs into works of digital art, such as cartoons, charcoal drawings, ink drawings, oil paintings, pastel drawings, pencil drawings, and watercolors? Version 2 of The Best Software for Creating Digital Art from Photographs is now available. It presents brief descriptions of some key software tools for desktop computers. Unless otherwise noted they work in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements as plug-ins.

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            Web Coordinator at John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

            Posted in Library IT Jobs on May 26th, 2015

            The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is recruiting a Web Coordinator.

            Here's an excerpt from the ad:

            Reporting to the VP of Communications and Digital Media, the Web Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining and updating the content, visual appearance, accessibility, consistency and usability of the JFK Presidential Library website, and play a key role in its upcoming major refresh.

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              DSpace@MIT Tops 3 Million Downloads

              Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Serials Crisis on May 26th, 2015

              MIT's DSpace@MIT repository has had over 3 million downloads as of the end of April.

              Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

              The Open Access Articles Collection in DSpace@MIT now contains over 16,600 articles, which collectively were downloaded over 90,000 times in April.

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                Director of Scholarly Information Resources at Wheaton College

                Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 26th, 2015

                Wheaton College is recruiting a Director of Scholarly Information Resources.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                This position supports teaching and learning by managing services focused around the identification, acquisition, creation, curation, and publication of scholarly information resources. The successful candidate will have a firm grasp of current scholarly information available via print or e-publishing options while also focusing on new models of discovery, creation, curation, and access beyond ownership, including digitization, open access research, digital humanities archives, institutional repositories, institutional publishing, data mining initiatives, open educational resources (OERs), and consortial collaborations. This position works closely with faculty to encourage the use of traditional and evolving scholarly information resources.

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                  Digital Curation News (4/22/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdatamanagement

                  Posted in Digital Curation News on May 22nd, 2015

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                    Digital Projects Librarian at Binghamton University

                    Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 22nd, 2015

                    Binghamton University is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

                    Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                    The Digital Projects Librarian will manage digitization projects for the Libraries, upload items into the digital preservation system (currently Rosetta by Ex Libris), manage workflows and conduct quality checks, and prepare items for retrieval and display via the Libraries' discovery layer (Primo by Ex Libris). The incumbent will also collaborate with library staff to create digital exhibits. This is a new position within the Binghamton University Libraries, which include the Glenn G. Bartle and Science Libraries, the Library Annex@Conklin, and the University Downtown Center Library and Information Commons in the College of Community and Public Affairs.

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                      "The OA Landscape in Summary Form: Act Now!"

                      Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on May 22nd, 2015

                      Walt Crawford has published "The OA Landscape in Summary Form: Act Now!" in Walt at Random.

                      Here's an excerpt:

                      The full set of 29 subject discussions that extend this summer's Library Technology Report issue "The State of Open Access Journals: Idealism and Opportunism" has been posted, and will appear on Fridays from now through September 11, 2015. (Oops: The actual title is Open Access Journals: Idealism and Opportunism.)

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                        Digital Scholarship Librarian at Duquesne University

                        Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 22nd, 2015

                        Duquesne University is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

                        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                        This non-tenured faculty position will report initially to the Director of Information Services. This is a newly created position, and the reporting line is subject to change as the position and organization develop. The Digital Scholarship Librarian incorporates support for digital scholarship into the library's program of services that support teaching, learning and research. Manages the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation filing process. Facilitates the use of library content for digital scholarship creation by faculty and students; serves as a resource on digital scholarship for other librarians; and keeps abreast of innovations in scholarly communication. Works collaboratively to develop the library's digital resources. Represents the library in campus discussions of implementing an institutional repository.

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