Digital Curation News (2/25/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

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    Digital Archivist at North Carolina Archives and Records Section

    Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 25th, 2015

    The North Carolina Archives and Records Section is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

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    The North Carolina Archives and Records Section, a leader in addressing the challenges of preserving digital information, is seeking an innovative and forward-thinking archivist to further develop standards and best practices for preservation of and access to permanent digital information and records and implementing a trusted digital repository. The position works closely with staff in the State Archives, the State Library, state and local government, and other institutions to assist and provide consultation to the same regarding technology with regards to electronic records; assists in testing and evaluating of technology solutions; and works with supervisor to communicate outreach to state and local governments, interpret technical information, and acquire and implement technologies to support functions for digital archiving. This position also assists with facilitation of policy development and building a publicly accessible digital archives.

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      "Digital Curation and Doctoral Research"

      Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on February 25th, 2015

      Daisy Abbott has published "Digital Curation and Doctoral Research" in the International Journal of Digital Curation.

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      This article considers digital curation in doctoral study and the role of the doctoral supervisor and institution in facilitating students' acquisition of digital curation skills, including some of the potentially problematic expectations of the supervisory relationship with regards to digital curation. Research took the form of an analysis of the current digital curation training landscape, focusing on doctoral study and supervision. This was followed by a survey (n=116) investigating attitudes towards importance, expertise, and responsibilities regarding digital curation. This research confirms that digital curation is considered to be very important within doctoral study but that doctoral supervisors and particularly students consider themselves to be largely unskilled at curation tasks. It provides a detailed picture of curation activity within doctoral study and identifies the areas of most concern. A detailed analysis demonstrates that most of the responsibility for curation is thought to lie with students and that institutions are perceived to have very low responsibility and that individuals tend to over-assign responsibility to themselves. Finally, the research identifies which types of support system for curation are most used and makes suggestions for ways in which students, supervisors, institutions, and others can effectively and efficiently address problematic areas and improve digital curation within doctoral study.

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        Copyright Librarian at University of Notre Dame

        Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 25th, 2015

        The University of Notre Dame is recruiting a Copyright Librarian.

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        The Copyright Librarian is the Hesburgh Libraries' coordinator and consultant on issues that span copyright, licensing, scholarly communications and information policies pertaining to library services and initiatives. In conjunction with the University of Notre Dame's Office of General Counsel and internal library stakeholders, this individual is responsible for analyzing intellectual property policies that pertain to the creation, addition, or use of copyrighted or licensed content.

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          "What Factors Influence Where Researchers Deposit their Data? A Survey of Researchers Submitting to Data Repositories"

          Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories, Self-Archiving on February 25th, 2015

          Shea Swauger and Todd J. Vision have published "What Factors Influence Where Researchers Deposit their Data? A Survey of Researchers Submitting to Data Repositories" in the International Journal of Digital Curation.

          Here's an excerpt:

          In order to better understand the factors that most influence where researchers deposit their data when they have a choice, we collected survey data from researchers who deposited phylogenetic data in either the TreeBASE or Dryad data repositories. Respondents were asked to rank the relative importance of eight possible factors. We found that factors differed in importance for both TreeBASE and Dryad, and that the rankings differed subtly but significantly between TreeBASE and Dryad users. On average, TreeBASE users ranked the domain specialization of the repository highest, while Dryad users ranked as equal highest their trust in the persistence of the repository and the ease of its data submission process. Interestingly, respondents (particularly Dryad users) were strongly divided as to whether being directed to choose a particular repository by a journal policy or funding agency was among the most or least important factors. Some users reported depositing their data in multiple repositories and archiving their data voluntarily.

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            Digital Curation News (2/24/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

            Posted in Digital Curation News on February 24th, 2015

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              "Persistent, Global Identity for Scientists via ORCID"

              Posted in Metadata, Open Science on February 24th, 2015

              August E. Evrard et al. have self-archived "Persistent, Global Identity for Scientists via ORCID."

              Here's an excerpt:

              Scientists have an inherent interest in claiming their contributions to the scholarly record, but the fragmented state of identity management across the landscape of astronomy, physics, and other fields makes highlighting the contributions of any single individual a formidable and often frustratingly complex task. The problem is exacerbated by the expanding variety of academic research products and the growing footprints of large collaborations and interdisciplinary teams. In this essay, we outline the benefits of a unique scholarly identifier with persistent value on a global scale and we review astronomy and physics engagement with the Open Researcher and Contributor iD (ORCID) service as a solution.

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                Developer 2 at University of Minnesota

                Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 24th, 2015

                The University of Minnesota is recruiting a Developer 2.

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                The Developer and Application Support position reports to the Director of the Digital Preservation and Repository Technologies, with project and day-to-day work directed by the Repository Architect who is responsible for digital object management technology design and solutions. This is an important position with regard to projects and services that are strategic to the organization's digital library trajectory and requires understanding system needs in relationship to library technologies.

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