"ARL Membership Refines Strategic Thinking and Design at Spring 2014 Meeting"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on June 16th, 2014

ARL has released "ARL Membership Refines Strategic Thinking and Design at Spring 2014 Meeting." Includes a video.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Here's an excerpt:

ARL president Carol Pitts Diedrichs of The Ohio State University (OSU) convened the 164th ARL Membership Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday afternoon, May 6, 2014. Almost all of the program sessions at this meeting focused on the current ARL strategic thinking and design process, upon which the Association embarked in the fall of 2013 to define its role in higher education and to maximize ARL’s ability to be agile and responsive to changing priorities and member needs. . . .

Throughout the spring, ARL design meeting participants began creating a system of action to help research libraries and ARL effect radical change and achieve their desired vision. Six potential components of a system of action were presented to the ARL membership on May 6:

  • Coordinated Management of Collective Collections—federate networks of print repositories, digital repositories, data repositories.
  • Scholarly Publishing at Scale (Short + Long Forms)—bring scholarly publishing back home to the academy with shared-infrastructure press.
  • ARL Academy—reshaping the profession by developing new leaders and leadership teams, establishing an agency with a talent pool to be drawn on by libraries.
  • Boundless Symposium—orchestrate meta-collaborations and meta-conversations across institutional boundaries to build new insights.
  • First Suite of Smart Libraries—design, fund, and build a coalition of libraries that create personalized content delivery.
  • Innovation Lab and (Venture) Capital Fund—create a think tank and pop-up innovation labs, use investment to spur innovation.

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    Digital Curation News (6/16/2014) #digitalpreservation

    Posted in Digital Curation News on June 16th, 2014

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      DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 6/16/2014

      Posted in Announcements on June 9th, 2014

      DigitalKoans posts will resume on 6/16/2014.

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

        Posted in Digital Curation News on June 6th, 2014

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          Web Services Developer at Radford University

          Posted in Library IT Jobs on June 6th, 2014

          Radford University is recruiting a Web Services Developer.

          Here's an excerpt from the ad:

          The Web Services Developer is responsible for all the overall external-facing public websites and internal portal web-related needs of McConnell Library at Radford University. This position will also develop and maintain web based software applications with primary focus on supporting the needs of the various Departments within McConnell Library.

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            Head, Information Technology at NCSU Libraries

            Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on June 6th, 2014

            The NCSU Libraries is recruiting a Head, Information Technology.

            Here's an excerpt from the ad:

            The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head, Information Technology. In the year since the Hunt Library opened, it has garnered numerous awards and international interest, particularly for its far-reaching vision to chart a new path for research libraries in support of research and learning. Hunt has already had a dramatic impact at NC State as well, through the diverse uses of its spaces, including the Teaching and Visualization Lab, Creativity Studio, Immersion Theater, and Media Production Studios, and development of new research tied to the building's capabilities. The Head, IT, as the library's chief technology strategist, plays a leadership role in enabling Hunt to realize fully its potential as an overarching model of innovation and to extend this vision into the future throughout the NCSU Libraries.

            The Information Technology department includes 22 staff across four units: Discovery Systems and Applications; Academic Technology; Technology Services; and Enterprise Operations.

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              EU Advocate General Issues Opinion on Library Digitization

              Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Digitization, Libraries, Mass Digitizaton, Research Libraries on June 6th, 2014

              The European Union's Advocate General has issued an opinion on library digitization.

              Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

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              Next, the Advocate General considers that the directive does not prevent Member States from granting libraries the right to digitise the books from their collections, if their being made available to the public by dedicated terminals requires it. That may be the case where it is necessary to protect original works which, although still covered by copyright, are old, fragile or rare. That may also be the case where the work in question is consulted by a large number of students and its photocopying might result in disproportionate wear.

              However, Mr Jääskinen makes clear that the directive permits not the digitisation of a collection in its entirety, but only the digitisation of individual works. It is particularly important not to opt to use dedicated terminals where the sole purpose of doing so is to avoid the purchase of a sufficient number of physical copies of the work.

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                The Evolving Scholarly Record

                Posted in Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Communication on June 6th, 2014

                OCLC Research has released The Evolving Scholarly Record.

                Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

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                Key highlights:

                • A confluence of trends is accelerating changes to the scholarly record's content and stakeholder roles.
                • Scholarly outcomes are contextualized by materials generated in the process and aftermath of scholarly inquiry.
                • The research process generates materials covering methods employed, evidence used, and formative discussion.
                • The research aftermath generates materials covering discussion, revision, and reuse of scholarly outcomes.
                • The scholarly record is evolving to have greater emphasis on collecting and curating context of scholarly inquiry.
                • The scholarly record's stakeholder ecosystem encompasses four key roles: create, fix, collect, and use.
                • The stakeholder ecosystem supports thinking about how roles are reconfigured as the scholarly record evolves.

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