Digital Curation News (2/19/2018) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

Posted in Digital Curation News on February 19th, 2018 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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DigitalKoans Will Primarily Tweet Until March

Posted in Announcements, Digital Scholarship Publications on January 23rd, 2018 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

DigitalKoans will be publishing information primarily on Twitter until 3/6/18. There will likely be increased job notifications and the inclusion of articles of interest that are not freely available. Digital Curation News will continue to be published on WordPress. Tweets will likely occur in midday (US Central Daylight Saving Time).

The Twitter feed is: https://twitter.com/DigitalKoans.

There is also a mobile device Twitter feed: https://mobile.twitter.com/DigitalKoans.

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Digital Curation News (1/16/2018) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

Posted in Digital Curation News on January 16th, 2018 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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"California Introduces Its Own Bill to Protect Net Neutrality"

Posted in Net Neutrality on January 8th, 2018 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Katharine Trendacosta has published "California Introduces Its Own Bill to Protect Net Neutrality" in Deeplinks.

Here's an excerpt:

Wiener’s proposed legislation, co-authored by ten state assembly and Senate Democrats, has a number of ways to ensure that telecom companies operating in California adhere to the principals of net neutrality. Washington and New York have similar bills in progress and Wiener isn’t even the only California legislator proposing legislation, as state Sen. Kevin de León has introduced a net neutrality bill as well.

Also of interest; "Tell Congress to Use the CRA [Congressional Review Act] to Save Net Neutrality."

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Meltdown and Spectre Attacks Could Threaten Computing Devices from Cellphones to Servers

Posted in Alerts on January 4th, 2018 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The threat to computing devices by Meltdown and Spectre is widespread.

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Serious Security Flaw May Require All Computers with Intel Chips to be Patched Resulting in Serious Performance Degradation

Posted in Alerts on January 3rd, 2018 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

All Linux, Mac, and Windows computers with Intel chips may soon be patched to deal with a serious security flaw resulting in performance degradation of up to 30%.

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DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 1/23/2018

Posted in Announcements on December 8th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 1/23/2018. Happy holidays.

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Coordinator for Digital Archives and Records at University of Delaware

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 8th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Delaware is recruiting a Coordinator for Digital Archives and Records.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining a digital asset management system to manage the electronic collections of the Archives Program,
  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining resources for the intake and archiving of the university’s electronic records, including documents, databases and data sets, file formats of all types, and web content,

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"Migrating bepress Digital Commons Journals to OJS"

Posted in Open Access, Open Source Software, Scholarly Journals on December 8th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Public Knowledge Project has released "Migrating bepress Digital Commons Journals to OJS."

Here's an excerpt:

PKP has recently developed an import plugin that is specifically designed to port and preserve Digital Commons journal content into an OJS installation that can then serve as a journal workflow management and publishing platform. This import plugin was developed with financial support from the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing Services to facilitate the transition of their Digital Commons journal content into OJS 3.1. As with all PKP software, this is an open source plugin that is now freely available to everyone, thanks to our friends at the University of Minnesota.

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Digital Collections Librarian at Miami University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 8th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Miami University is recruiting a Digital Collections Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Head of Steward and Sustain, the Digital Collections Librarian manages the daily operations related to the processing, digitization, organization, and access of special collections and university archives materials. Supports the efforts of the Miami University Library in digitally preserving the culture and history of the university and the libraries collections.

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"Stewardship in the ‘Age of Algorithms’"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on December 8th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Clifford Lynch has published "Stewardship in the 'Age of Algorithms'" in First Monday.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper explores pragmatic approaches that might be employed to document the behavior of large, complex socio-technical systems (often today shorthanded as "algorithms") that centrally involve some mixture of personalization, opaque rules, and machine learning components. Thinking rooted in traditional archival methodology–focusing on the preservation of physical and digital objects, and perhaps the accompanying preservation of their environments to permit subsequent interpretation or performance of the objects–has been a total failure for many reasons, and we must address this problem. The approaches presented here are clearly imperfect, unproven, labor-intensive, and sensitive to the often hidden factors that the target systems use for decision-making (including personalization of results, where relevant); but they are a place to begin, and their limitations are at least outlined. Numerous research questions must be explored before we can fully understand the strengths and limitations of what is proposed here. But it represents a way forward.

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Director of Libraries at Colby College

Posted in Research Libraries on December 7th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Colby College is recruiting a Director of Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Director will have an opportunity to connect the libraries, not only with faculty, students, and the community, but also with a new senior leadership team and a uniquely ambitious program of institutional transformation. This endeavor, supported by the largest fundraising campaign ever undertaken by a liberal arts college ($750 million, with over $380 million already received), seeks to move Colby into the very top group of elite liberal arts colleges.

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Cites & Insights 17: 2017

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on December 7th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Walt Crawford has published "Cites & Insights 17: 2017."

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

If you care about gray OA–the gold OA journals that aren't in DOAJ–you should buy this volume, as it includes the first (Gray OA 2012-2016) and probably the last (Gray OA 2014-2017) comprehensive studies of these journals . . .

The volume also includes the subject supplement for GOAJ2; "The Art of the Beall"; "Gray OA Portraits" offering some notes on the "largest" gray OA publishers; economics and access; and a few non-OA essays as well.

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Director, Center for Digital Scholarship at University of Chicago

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 7th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Chicago is recruiting a Director, Center for Digital Scholarship.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Information Technology & Digital Scholarship, the Director of the CDS will be responsible for developing a vision for the CDS and for working closely with the Director of the Science Library and the Director of Research and Teaching Support to design and plan the rollout of services based on the needs and priorities of the University community. The Director will supervise the Scholarly Communications Librarian and the Dissertation Office and will partner with other Library subject and functional experts to deliver and coordinate programs and services. The Director will collaborate with faculty to provide curriculum-integrated teaching and research project support.

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"Academic Journals with a Presence on Twitter Are More Widely Disseminated and Receive a Higher Number of Citations"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Social Media/Web 2.0 on December 7th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

José Luis Ortega has published "Academic Journals with a Presence on Twitter Are More Widely Disseminated and Receive a Higher Number of Citations" in LSE Impact of Social Science.

Here's an excerpt:

In conclusion, these results make clear that the institutional presence of research journals on Twitter is fundamental for the dissemination and visibility of their outputs. Journals should consider Twitter as an important instrument for broadening audiences and tracking the social media impact of their publications. Furthermore, these findings suggest the best strategy to promote academic journals on Twitter is to have an individual account devoted exclusively to disseminating the journal’s content.

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Web Content Creator at University of Michigan

Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 6th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Michigan is recruiting a Web Content Creator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The primary function of the Web Content Creator will be to originate compelling and concise material for the Library's website. In addition to creating, editing, and proofreading site content, this individual will work closely with the technical team to maintain site standards and develop strategies that will drive high engagement. The Web Content Creator will also be responsible for monitoring web analytics to inform content strategy.

This will be a full-time, two-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal or extension.

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