Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Emerging Technologies on May 6th, 2014

The Executive Office of the President has released Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values.

Here's an excerpt:

On January 17, in a speech at the Justice Department about reforming the United States' signals intelligence practices, President Obama tasked his Counselor John Podesta with leading a comprehensive review of the impact big data technologies are having, and will have, on a range of economic, social, and government activities. Podesta was joined in this effort by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, the President's Science Advisor John Holdren, the President's Economic Advisor Jeffrey Zients, and other senior government officials. The President's Council of Advisors for Science & Technology conducted a parallel report to take measure of the underlying technologies. Their findings underpin many of the technological assertions in this report.

This review was conceived as fundamentally a scoping exercise. Over 90 days, the review group engaged with academic experts, industry representatives, privacy advocates, civil rights groups, law enforcement agents, and other government agencies. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy jointly organized three university conferences, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, and the University of California, Berkeley. The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy also issued a "Request for Information" seeking public comment on issues of big data and privacy and received more than 70 responses. In addition, the WhiteHouse.gov platform was used to conduct an unscientific survey of public attitudes about different uses of big data and various big data technologies. A list of the working group's activities can be found in the Appendix.

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    Manager, Desktop Systems at Columbia University Library Information Technology Office

    Posted in Library IT Jobs on May 6th, 2014

    The Columbia University Library Information Technology Office is recruiting a Manager, Desktop Systems.

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    The Columbia University Library Information Technology Office (LITO) seeks an experienced professional for the position of Manager of Desktop Systems. Reporting to the Director of the Library Information Technology Office, the Manager of Desktop Systems is responsible for all aspects of both public and staff facing desktop, laptop, and mobile computers and servers. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: system architecture and design, backup, security, storage, server and desktop virtualization, compliance, and disaster recovery for Columbia Libraries' Digital Centers, staff and other public computing platforms. The Manger of Desktop Systems is a senior leader within LITO with the responsibility for making purchase decisions for hardware, software, and servers in support of 900 staff and public desktop systems and related servers. The incumbent has direct supervisory responsibility over four systems engineers, ensuring an effective and productive team to serve the needs of the Libraries/Information Services.

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      Digital Curation News (5/5/2014) #digitalpreservation

      Posted in Digital Curation News on May 5th, 2014

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        Analyst/Programmer at San Francisco State University Library

        Posted in Library IT Jobs on May 5th, 2014

        The San Francisco State University Library is recruiting an Analyst/Programmer.

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        Develop and maintain innovative and effective websites, applications, interfaces, and tools that support the Library's mission. Assist in supporting the Library webserver(s) and related services. Provide direct technical support for patrons in the large computer-enhanced study areas in the Library. Assist with other Library IT tasks and projects as determined by the supervisor.

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          Guarding Against Abuse: Restoring Constitutional Copyright

          Posted in Copyright on May 5th, 2014

          R Street has released Guarding Against Abuse: Restoring Constitutional Copyright.

          Here's an excerpt:

          Conservatives who care about the original public meaning of the Constitution must not abandon our constitutional obligation. Conservatives believe that the words of the Constitution mean something. If the words mean something, if they mean anything, then copyright must expire. . . .

          Overall, we can be supporters of a copyright regime that protects and compensates creators, a noble goal, while recognizing that the current system has gone haywire. It's time to restore our founding principles and recognize that constitutional copyright would unleash new creativity and economic growth.

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            Digital Scholarship Librarians at Boston College Libraries

            Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 5th, 2014

            Boston College Libraries are recruiting Digital Scholarship Librarians.

            Here's an excerpt from the ad:

            Boston College Libraries seeks TWO creative, knowledgeable, and intellectually curious Digital Scholarship Librarians (Arts & Humanities, and Sciences & Social Sciences) to advance digital scholarship initiatives at Boston College by providing consultation, technical support, and project management for faculty, librarians, staff, and students engaged in technology-rich scholarly projects, Under the direction of the Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Public Programs, and in conjunction with subject and instruction liaisons, systems and digital library staff, scholarly communications and repository librarians, and others, s/he works directly with clients (faculty, students, staff) in identifying and deploying appropriate tools and technologies to meet research or publication needs. In addition to direct support at the project level, s/he will deliver training, group instruction, and workshops on Digital Scholarship topics with an emphasis on data visualization, text mining and encoding, mapping, and data analysis, and will maintain project documentation for a growing corpus of digital scholarly production.

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              Richard W. Clement Named Dean of University of New Mexico’s College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences

              Posted in Scholarly Communication on May 5th, 2014

              The University of New Mexico has named Richard W. Clement as the Dean of the College of University Libraries & Learning Science.

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              Clement has served as dean at Utah State University since 2008. At USU he transformed library services to provide digital content to six campuses and numerous centers across the state. At the same time, he has insured the preservation of the unique and rare materials that constitute the collective cultural heritage. Clement has devoted his energies to balancing the digital transformation that is changing libraries and universities with the traditional values of preserving the diverse cultural heritage for all citizens and all time. Before coming to Utah in 2008, Clement was head of the department of special collections at the University of Kansas, where he also taught a course in the History of the Book as a courtesy professor of English.

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                Digital Curation News (5/2/2014) #digitalpreservation

                Posted in Digital Curation News on May 2nd, 2014

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