Web Archiving in the United States: A 2013 Survey

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on October 24th, 2014

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance has released Web Archiving in the United States: A 2013 Survey.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The goal of the survey was to better understand the landscape of web archiving activities in the U.S. by investigating the organizations involved, the history and scope of their web archiving programs, the types of web content being preserved, the tools and services being used, access and discovery services being provided and overall policies related to web archiving programs. While this survey documents the current state of U.S. web archiving initiatives, comparison with the results of the 2011-2012 survey enables an analysis of emerging trends. The report therefore describes the current state of the field, tracks the evolution of the field over the last few years, and forecasts future activities and developments.

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    Digital Curation News (10/23/2014) #digitalpreservation

    Posted in Digital Curation News on October 23rd, 2014

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      Information Resource Consultant II at University of South Carolina

      Posted in Library IT Jobs on October 23rd, 2014

      The University of South Carolina is recruiting an Information Resource Consultant II.

      Here's an excerpt from the ad:

      Reporting to the Director of Library Technology Services, this position functions as the Libraries' webmaster and web developer. Leads and guides the Libraries Web Team, web content authors and all organizational web presence stakeholders. Assures consistent application of accepted standards and best practices for site and page design and creation. Works within University guidelines for design.

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        Library Publishing Directory, Second Edition

        Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries on October 23rd, 2014

        Library Publishing Coalition has released the Library Publishing Directory, second edition .

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        Published just in time for Open Access Week, the Directory illustrates the many ways in which libraries are actively transforming and advancing scholarly communications in partnership with scholars, students, university presses, and others.

        In documenting the breadth and depth of activities in this field, this resource aims to articulate the unique value of library publishing; establish it as a significant and growing community of practice; and to raise its visibility within a number of stakeholder communities, including administrators, funding agencies, other scholarly publishers, librarians, and content creators.

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          Research and Development Team Lead at Carnegie Mellon University

          Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 23rd, 2014

          Carnegie Mellon University is recruiting a Research and Development Team Lead.

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          Responsible for managing and directing the Research and Development Technical Team at the University Libraries and for ensuring that information management activities are in line with the strategic needs of the Libraries. This position administers, maintains and ensures optimal performance and continuous development of digital library systems and plays an active role in the library's digital initiatives. Serves as the chief architect for information systems and development, applying expert system analysis and design techniques for all system process needs including business analysis, data architecture, integration, development, quality control, change management, and IS security.

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            UNC SILS Gets $750,000 Mellon Foundation Grant for BitCurator Access Project

            Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on October 23rd, 2014

            The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science has been given a$ 750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its BitCurator Access Project.

            Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

            The BitCurator Access project will develop open-source software that supports the provision of access to disk images through three exploratory approaches: (1) building tools to support web-based services, (2) enabling the export of file systems and associated metadata, (3) and the use of emulation environments. Also closely associated with these access goals is redaction. BitCurator Access will develop tools to redact files, file system metadata, and targeted bitstreams within disks or directories.

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              Digital Curation News (10/22/2014) #digitalpreservation

              Posted in Digital Curation News on October 22nd, 2014

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                Vice Provost and University Librarian at Columbia University

                Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on October 22nd, 2014

                Columbia University is recruiting a Vice Provost and University Librarian.

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                The University is seeking a dynamic individual to lead a large, complex, globally recognized academic research library system with remarkable growth in its collections in recent years and highly talented staff undertaking an impressive range of innovative professional assignments.

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