"Science 2.0 Repositories: Time for a Change in Scholarly Communication"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Open Science on January 19th, 2015

Massimiliano Assante, et al. have published "Science 2.0 Repositories: Time for a Change in Scholarly Communication" in D-Lib Magazine.

Here's an excerpt:

Information and communication technology (ICT) advances in research infrastructures are continuously changing the way research and scientific communication are performed. Scientists, funders, and organizations are moving the paradigm of "research publishing" well beyond traditional articles. The aim is to pursue an holistic approach where publishing includes any product (e.g. publications, datasets, experiments, software, web sites, blogs) resulting from a research activity and relevant to the interpretation, evaluation, and reuse of the activity or part of it. The implementation of this vision is today mainly inspired by literature scientific communication workflows, which separate the "where" research is conducted from the "where" research is published and shared. In this paper we claim that this model cannot fit well with scientific communication practice envisaged in Science 2.0 settings. We present the idea of Science 2.0 Repositories (SciRepos), which meet publishing requirements arising in Science 2.0 by blurring the distinction between research life-cycle and research publishing. SciRepos interface with the ICT services of research infrastructures to intercept and publish research products while providing researchers with social networking tools for discovery, notification, sharing, discussion, and assessment of research products.

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DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 1/19/2015

Posted in Announcements on December 12th, 2014

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 1/19/2015. Happy holidays.

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Digital Art: December’s Digital Pastel Drawings, Oil Paintings, and Pencil Drawings

Posted in Digital Art on December 12th, 2014

In December, I continued to experiment with transforming public domain photos from the late 19th century into digital pastel drawings, oil paintings, and pencil drawings using a variety of Photoshop plug-ins and Topaz Impression. 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 Sailboats on the Nile

Digital Pencil Drawing of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore

Digital Oil Painting of a Waterfall in Kislovodsk, Russia

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IT Programmer at University of North Texas

Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 12th, 2014

The University of North Texas is recruiting an IT Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As web-systems developer for the User Interfaces Unit in the Digital Libraries Division, you will undertake the functional planning, execution, testing, and documentation of software solutions that power the Libraries' web publishing and resource discovery systems.

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"Research Data Management and Libraries: Relationships, Activities, Drivers and Influences"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on December 12th, 2014

Stephen Pinfield, Andrew M. Cox, and Jen Smith have published "Research Data Management and Libraries: Relationships, Activities, Drivers and Influences " in PLOS ONE.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper analyses the contribution of academic libraries to research data management (RDM) in the wider institutional context. In particular it: examines the roles and relationships involved in RDM, identifies the main components of an RDM programme, evaluates the major drivers for RDM activities, and analyses the key factors influencing the shape of RDM developments. The study is written from the perspective of library professionals, analysing data from 26 semi-structured interviews of library staff from different UK institutions. This is an early qualitative contribution to the topic complementing existing quantitative and case study approaches. Results show that although libraries are playing a significant role in RDM, there is uncertainty and variation in the relationship with other stakeholders such as IT services and research support offices. Current emphases in RDM programmes are on developments of policies and guidelines, with some early work on technology infrastructures and support services. Drivers for developments include storage, security, quality, compliance, preservation, and sharing with libraries associated most closely with the last three. The paper also highlights a 'jurisdictional' driver in which libraries are claiming a role in this space. A wide range of factors, including governance, resourcing and skills, are identified as influencing ongoing developments. From the analysis, a model is constructed designed to capture the main aspects of an institutional RDM programme. This model helps to clarify the different issues involved in RDM, identifying layers of activity, multiple stakeholders and drivers, and a large number of factors influencing the implementation of any initiative. Institutions may usefully benchmark their activities against the data and model in order to inform ongoing RDM activity.

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Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Rutgers University

Posted in ARL Libraries on December 12th, 2014

Rutgers University is recruiting a Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the VP/UL serves as the Libraries' chief administrative and academic officer with overall responsibility for library operations and services, including strategic planning, operational planning and assessment, and oversight and management of a $34 million budget. The VP/UL leads and directs personnel resources of approximately 275 faculty and staff members, collection development and management, information and research services, information technology infrastructure and initiatives, design of library facilities, fund raising, public relations, and state, regional, national, and international collaborative activities and programs.

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iPres 2014: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Digital Preservation

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on December 12th, 2014

The International Conference on Digital Preservation has released iPres 2014: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Digital Preservation.

Here's an excerpt:

Papers covered a wide array of preservation topics including migration and emulation, file format management, registries and linked data, funding models, education and training, personal archiving and software-based art, web archiving, metadata and persistent identifiers.

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Digital Curation News (12/11/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on December 11th, 2014

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