"Creative Commons Confusion Continues to Confound Content Creators"

Posted in Copyright, Creative Commons/Open Licenses on December 11th, 2014

David Crotty has published "Creative Commons Confusion Continues to Confound Content Creators" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Here's an excerpt:

Yahoo!, owners of the photo sharing site Flickr, recently caused a storm of controversy by announcing plans to sell prints of photos that users had uploaded. Yahoo!'s plans included sharing 51% of revenue with users who had retained copyright on their photos. For those who voluntarily selected a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) for their works, no compensation was offered. Despite the fact that Yahoo! was explicitly following the terms of the license, and doing exactly what the license was designed to promote, users were up in arms over seeing a large corporation taking advantage of their labors.

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    Institutional Repository Coordinator at South Dakota State University

    Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 11th, 2014

    South Dakota State University is recruiting a Institutional Repository Coordinator.

    Here's an excerpt from the ad:

    The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for launching, maintaining, and enhancing the University's insitutitonal repository. S/he will collaborate with colleagues in the Library, across the University, and throughout the state and region to collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to the scholarly output of SDSU faculty, staff and students.

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      Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers

      Posted in Copyright, Libraries, Research Libraries on December 11th, 2014

      ACRL has released Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers by Kevin L. Smith. It is available in print and digital formats, including an open access PDF.

      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

      Copyright and other types of laws regulating intellectual property create an increasing concern for contemporary scholarship. The digital environment has created exciting new opportunities and possibilities for scholars to work and distribute their work. But these new opportunities also create issues that did not arise in the analog world. Owning and Using Scholarship demystifies intellectual property, and especially copyright law, for academic authors and independent scholars who face these dilemmas. It also serves as a comprehensive resource for librarians who are asked to assist with these new and challenging decisions.

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        Digital Curation News (12/10/2014) #digitalpreservation

        Posted in Digital Curation News on December 10th, 2014

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          Metadata Librarian at Columbia University

          Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 10th, 2014

          Columbia University is recruiting a Metadata Librarian.

          Here's an excerpt from the ad:

          The purpose of this position is to develop, document, maintain and apply standards and procedures for creating metadata used to manage, preserve, and provide access to digital content generated by the Libraries and other units within Information Services; to work with the Digital Programs Division and Technology Services Group to ensure and coordinate integration of digital metadata with local and national systems, and to provide full original cataloging for resources in a variety of languages, formats and media. The position also manages research publication metadata curation and identity management for the ColumbiaPARC system.

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            2014 Open Data Index

            Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access on December 10th, 2014

            Open Knowledge has published the 2014 Open Data Index.

            Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

            The Index ranks countries based on the availability and accessibility of information in ten key areas, including government spending, election results, transport timetables, and pollution levels.

            The UK topped the 2014 Index retaining its pole position with an overall score of 96%, closely followed by Denmark and then France at number 3 up from 12th last year. Finland comes in 4th while Australia and New Zealand share the 5th place. Impressive results were seen from India at #10 (up from #27) and Latin American countries like Colombia and Uruguay who came in joint 12th.

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              Metadata Specialist (Specialist III) at The New York Public Library

              Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 10th, 2014

              The New York Public Library is recruiting a Metadata Specialist (Specialist III).

              Here's an excerpt from the ad:

              The Metadata Services Unit (MSU) of NYPL Labs is seeking its newest member: a creative, self-motivated specialist to wrangle metadata, oversee workflows, make batch enhancements across a corpus of more than a million metadata records, contributing to the conceptualization and rollout of experimental data collection and remediation tools, and lots more. This is a perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic, problem-solving individual interested in the full digital library lifecycle, from digitization to the creation of user-engagement tools and public programs. Passionate interest in the future of libraries a must.

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                Measuring Up: Assessing Use of Digital Repositories and the Resulting Impact Project Gets IMLS Grant

                Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digitization, Institutional Repositories on December 10th, 2014

                The Measuring Up: Assessing Use of Digital Repositories and the Resulting Impact Project has received an IMLS Grant.

                Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a $500,000, three-year National Leadership Grant to four partner organizations-the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Montana State University, OCLC Research, and the University of New Mexico-to perform research and recommend best practices that will improve data collection and information sharing for institutional repositories and digitized collections.

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