Senior Software Engineer at University of Notre Dame

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 18th, 2015

The University of Notre Dame is recruiting a Senior Software Engineer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position proactively architects reliable back end data services and infrastructure which anticipates the evolving information needs of students and faculty members. Responsibilities include the design and implementation of scalable applications and software components, engagement with library constituents in negotiating the diverse research and learning needs of the university, as well as communicate with and educate library staff, faculty and administrators regarding emerging trends in technology in order to meet goals and strategic initiatives.

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    "The History and Future of Academic Library Collecting in Eleven Pictures"

    Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries on November 18th, 2015

    David W. Lewis has self-archived "The History and Future of Academic Library Collecting in Eleven Pictures."

    Here's an excerpt:

    In the digital world and using the strategy I have outlined what we have is more like an open checkbook that will purchase the books an articles any library user wants. It is the difference between a public park and giving citizens free ticket s to Disney Land whenever they need recreation. Or, like the difference between a soup kitchen and food stamps.

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      Digital Curation News (11/17/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

      Posted in Digital Curation News on November 17th, 2015

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        Digitization and Metadata Specialist at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

        Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 17th, 2015

        The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is recruiting a Digitization and Metadata Specialist.

        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

        The Digitization and Metadata Specialist will digitize collections and enter metadata of Collection into Country Music Foundation's digital asset management system, to include cataloging and migration of existing digitized collections.

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          "Developing Best Practices in Digital Library Assessment: Year One Update"

          Posted in Digital Libraries on November 17th, 2015

          Joyce Chapman, Jody DeRidder and Santi Thompson have published "Developing Best Practices in Digital Library Assessment: Year One Update" in D-Lib Magazine.

          Here's an excerpt:

          In the face of limited resources and increasing demand for online access to digital library content, we need to strategically focus our efforts and better understand users, impact, and associated costs. However, methods for assessment of digital libraries are not standardized. In an effort to address this crucial gap, the Digital Library Federation Assessment Interest Group has engaged the community over the past year in the development of best practices and guidelines. With this article, the authors provide an update on progress to date and solicit participation in an evolving effort to develop viable solutions.

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            Digital Scholarship Librarian at DePaul University

            Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 17th, 2015

            DePaul University is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

            Here's an excerpt from the ad:

            Reporting to the Coordinator of Reference, Instruction, and Academic Engagement, the Digital Scholarship Librarian will provide leadership for the integration of digital tools, resources and methodologies with traditional resources and approaches to research, teaching and learning. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will collaborate with members of the Library Administration and with Coordinators of Library Services and will serve as a resource person for faculty, students, and staff using digital scholarship tools and methods in their research and teaching. The position will also serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments.

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              "ARL Fall Forum Explores Research Partnerships in Digital Scholarship for the Humanities and Social Sciences—Overview and Slides Online"

              Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Humanities, Research Libraries on November 17th, 2015

              ARL has released "ARL Fall Forum Explores Research Partnerships in Digital Scholarship for the Humanities and Social Sciences—Overview and Slides Online."

              Here's an excerpt:

              More than 170 librarians, publishers, scholars, and others spent an invigorating day discussing research partnerships in digital scholarship for the humanities and social sciences at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Fall Forum in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2015. . . .

              The 2015 recipient of the Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship is Liz Hamilton, permissions manager and assistant to the director at Northwestern University Press. As part of the scholarship, Hamilton wrote an overview of this year's forum, which includes links to presentation slides.

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                User Experience and Web Content Strategy Coordinator at University of Houston

                Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 17th, 2015

                The University of Houston is recruiting a User Experience and Web Content Strategy Coordinator.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                Reporting to the Head of Web Services, the User Experience and Web Content Strategy Coordinator leads the exploration of user behaviors and expectations in research and information environments. He or she works independently and collaboratively with other library personnel to understand the user experience (UX), conduct user research, make recommendations on the evolution of our services, and facilitate the enhancement of user success by improving the overall user experience.

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                  "Reminiscing About 15 Years of Interoperability Efforts"

                  Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Linking, Linked Data, and Semantic Web, Open Access on November 17th, 2015

                  Herbert Van de Sompel and Michael L. Nelson have published "Reminiscing About 15 Years of Interoperability Efforts" in D-Lib Magazine.

                  Here's an excerpt:

                  Over the past fifteen years, our perspective on tackling information interoperability problems for web-based scholarship has evolved significantly. In this opinion piece, we look back at three efforts that we have been involved in that aptly illustrate this evolution: OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, and Memento. Understanding that no interoperability specification is neutral, we attempt to characterize the perspectives and technical toolkits that provided the basis for these endeavors. With that regard, we consider repository-centric and web-centric interoperability perspectives, and the use of a Linked Data or a REST/HATEAOS technology stack, respectively. We also lament the lack of interoperability across nodes that play a role in web-based scholarship, but end on a constructive note with some ideas regarding a possible path forward.

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                    Associate Director, User Experience at University of Arizona

                    Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 16th, 2015

                    The University of Arizona is recruiting an Associate Director, User Experience.

                    Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                    The Associate Director for the library's User Experience (UX) Department will oversee the library's technology operations, specifically focused on our server, network, and production infrastructure as well as workstation and user support (help desk), which will include analyzing server and workstation support services, identifying problem areas, and proposing solutions to enhance quality of service as well as leading the library's efforts to adopt cloud-based computing approaches where appropriate, including the development of DevOps approaches, enabling developers and system administrators to best coordinate their efforts.

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                      "Examining the Impact of the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy on the Citation Rates of Journal Articles"

                      Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on November 16th, 2015

                      Sandra L. De Groote et al. have published "Examining the Impact of the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy on the Citation Rates of Journal Articles" in PLoS One.

                      Here's an excerpt:

                      Purpose

                      To examine whether National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded articles that were archived in PubMed Central (PMC) after the release of the 2008 NIH Public Access Policy show greater scholarly impact than comparable articles not archived in PMC. . . .

                      Results

                      A total of 45,716 articles were examined, including 7,960 with NIH-funding. An analysis of the number of times these articles were cited found that NIH-funded 2006 articles in PMC were not cited significantly more than NIH-funded non-PMC articles. However, 2009 NIH funded articles in PMC were cited 26% more than 2009 NIH funded articles not in PMC, 5 years after publication. This result is highly significant even after controlling for journal (as a proxy of article quality and topic).

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                        Digital Library Applications Administrator at Smith College

                        Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 16th, 2015

                        Smith College is recruiting a Digital Library Applications Administrator.

                        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                        Administer digital library applications used by faculty, staff, and students, such as web content management, digital collection repositories, and archives information management and other tools used in support of teaching and learning with library content and services. Consult with content and technology specialists in the Libraries, Information Technology Services and other campus constituencies to design, develop, test and support programs. Recommend and implement additional functionality for systems related to the digital library.

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