Web Application Programmer/Analyst at Indiana University Bloomington

Posted in Library IT Jobs on July 1st, 2014

Indiana University Bloomington is recruiting a Web Application Programmer/Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Performs software design, programming, database administration, and other tasks required for the ongoing maintenance and enhancement of Library Technologies (LT) software systems, primarily in support of web-based digital content delivery.

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    Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey June 2014

    Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on July 1st, 2014

    Taylor & Francis has released the Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey June 2014.

    Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

    In the first few months of 2014 Taylor & Francis carried out a worldwide survey, with the aim of exploring journal authors' views on open access.

    Having previously conducted a survey on open access in 2013, we have been able to see how authors' opinions have developed, and whether the discussion and debate on open access has helped to inform and shape views.

    Digital Scholarship | "A Quarter-Century as an Open Access Publisher"

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      Digital Humanities Project Director at Princeton University

      Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 1st, 2014

      Princeton University is recruiting a Digital Humanities Project Director.

      Here's an excerpt from the ad:

      Manage existing and anticipated digital humanities initiatives at the Library, including the ongoing Blue Mountain Project, the German Modernism Project, the Slavic Visual Resources Project, and others.

      Work with librarians and curators, the Coordinator of Digital Initiatives, the Digital Studio, cataloging and preservation units, and researchers, vendors and partners, to ensure timely, efficient development of these projects, fostering communication among team members and stakeholders, resolving projects, coordinating input, tracking deliverables, managing budgets and preparing reports, and other related tasks.

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        "The Subversive Proposal at 20"

        Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on July 1st, 2014

        Richard Poynder has published "The Subversive Proposal at 20" in Open and Shut?

        Here's an excerpt:

        Twenty years ago yesterday, cognitive scientist Stevan Harnad posted a message on a mailing list, a message he headed "A Subversive Proposal." This called on all researchers to make copies of the papers they published in scholarly journals freely available on the Internet. . . .

        To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Subversive Proposal, I emailed Harnad nine questions yesterday. These questions are published below, with Harnad's answers attached.

        Digital Scholarship | "A Quarter-Century as an Open Access Publisher"

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          Digital Curation News (6/30/2014) #digitalpreservation

          Posted in Digital Curation News on June 30th, 2014

          Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Digital Curation, Digital Preservation, and Research Data Management Works

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            Senior Systems/Software Engineer at Carnegie Mellon University

            Posted in Library IT Jobs on June 30th, 2014

            Carnegie Mellon University is recruiting a Senior Systems/Software Engineer.

            Here's an excerpt from the ad:

            This temporary, full-time one-year position is responsible for designing systems and software, and coding, integrating, and maintaining new and existing software and scripts for the University Libraries’ UNIX-based information retrieval systems using standard protocols and programming interfaces. Duties include working with the Head of Research and Development to design distributed systems and modular software architectures to handle information in multiple formats; creating technical specifications; analyzing systems problems and devising practical and feasible solutions to them, including troubleshooting, fixing bugs, and improving functionality; implementing, integrating and maintaining client-server applications; writing Java and/or C/C++ code to agreed upon specifications (including code comments and documentation); and submitting regular status reports.

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              Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery

              Posted in Electronic Resources on June 30th, 2014

              NISO has released Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery.

              Here's an excerpt:

              Based on the input from a survey done early in the project (see 2.7), the ODI group agreed to develop recommended practices in the following areas:

              Technical recommendations for data format and data transfer, including method of delivery and ongoing updates.

              1. Recommendations for the communication (automated or through reporting) of libraries' rights to distribute or display specific content (e.g., restricted to subscribers versus open to all users). These recommendations are to include technical specifications on how data will be exchanged and procedural specifications regarding update frequency and other logistical details.
              2. Clear descriptors regarding the level of indexing performed for each item or collection of content and the level of availability of the content.
              3. Definition of fair linking from discovery service to the published content.
              4. Determination of what usage statistics should be collected, for whom, and how these data should
              5. be disseminated.

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                DevOps Engineer/Systems Administrator at DuraSpace

                Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 30th, 2014

                DuraSpace is recruiting a DevOps Engineer/Systems Administrator.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                DuraSpace, a not-for-profit serving the needs of hundreds of academic and cultural heritage institutions worldwide, is seeking an experienced operations specialist to manage the administration and automation of technical infrastructure and software systems used by the DuraSpace organization and the teams that are creating open source systems such as DSpace, Fedora, VIVO, and DuraCloud.

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