"UCL Press: The UK’s ‘First Fully Open Access’ University Press"

Posted in Scholarly Communication on November 12th, 2015

Paul Ayris and Lara Speicher have published "UCL Press: The UK's 'First Fully Open Access' University Press" in Insights: the UKSG Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

UCL Press first came into existence as a commercial publisher in 1991, reaching its zenith as a publisher in around 1996. After that, activity diminished and publishing effectively came to an end. UCL Press was relaunched in June 2015 as 'the first fully OA university press in the UK'. It forms a substantial contribution to the UCL 20344 strategy to deliver UCL as an accessible and publicly engaged organization. It also feeds the wider global move towards open science. UCL has a reputation as a disruptive innovator, and the relaunch of UCL Press carries on that noble tradition into the 21st century.

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    Program Coordinator, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 12th, 2015

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting a Program Coordinator, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.

    Here's an excerpt from the ad:

    This position will be responsible for general management of a statewide digital library program that provides digitization, digital publishing, and consulting services for more than 180 cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina, and also serves as the statewide service hub for the Digital Public Library of America.

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      "The Institution as E-Textbook Publisher"

      Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, University Presses on November 12th, 2015

      Andrew Barker has published "The Institution as E-Textbook Publisher" in Insights: the UKSG Journal.

      Here's an excerpt:

      Providing students with sufficient copies of core textbooks is an increasing challenge in an age of ever higher fees, economic realities and heightened student expectations regarding provision of library resources. This article outlines the partnership between the University of Liverpool Library and Liverpool University Press (LUP), which has progressed from the creation of a library advisory board to the co-creation of two bespoke and open access (OA) e-textbooks as part of a Jisc-funded project. It tells the story of why we have gone down this route at Liverpool and what we hope to gain from the creation of these e-textbooks.

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

        Posted in Digital Curation News on November 11th, 2015

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          "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." (Interview with Bailey in Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture)

          Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on November 11th, 2015

          Michèle V. Cloonan has published "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." in Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture. (The image on the journal’s page for the article that appears instead of an abstract is one of Bailey’s digital pastel drawings.)

          Here's an excerpt:

          A sea change seems to be occurring in the attitudes of research libraries and some academic libraries toward digital preservation: it's increasingly being seen as mission critical, rather than being simply desirable. This will lead to greater resource allocations to this function, and that will have beneficial secondary effects for other libraries, such as more open source systems and tools being developed (and enhanced) and more interest in the field by commercial vendors.

          Someday digital curation and preservation may be completely routine library activities that can be easily performed primarily by support staff, who are following widely accepted and proven methodologies and are using full-featured digital curation systems that seamlessly integrate with related library, institutional, and cooperative systems. In the meantime, there is a lot of innovative and challenging work to do, which is what makes digital curation and preservation such an attractive field.

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            Head of Digital Library Services at University of Utah

            Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 11th, 2015

            The University of Utah is recruiting a Head of Digital Library Services.

            Here's an excerpt from the ad:

            Overseeing digital operations, metadata work related to digital projects, and digital preservation services and reporting to the Associate Dean for IT and Digital Library Services, the successful candidate will:

            • Provide strategic vision, leadership, and supervision of day-to-day activities in DLS.
            • Collaborate with library and campus units, faculty, and students in order to foster and integrate new digital library solutions that will shape the future of the university's information environment.
            • Work closely with the Library's Information Technology Departments to develop and maintain supporting infrastructure.
            • Develop policies and procedures for efficiently managing digital assets from digitization and metadata creation through ingestion into Marriott Library's digital repository and other systems.
            • Develop long-term preservation strategies and procedures.

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              "Preparing to Accept Research Data: Creating Guidelines for Librarians"

              Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on November 11th, 2015

              Laura B. Palumbo et al. have published "Preparing to Accept Research Data: Creating Guidelines for Librarians" in the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

              Here's an excerpt:

              In order to provide a better defined workflow and mission for research data services, in July 2014, the Rutgers University Librarian organized a Task Force to investigate the evaluation process for technical, legal, and confidential issues involved in research data acceptance, and to establish an administrative and evaluation framework for the deposit of research data. . . . This paper will discuss the issues addressed by the Task Force; acknowledging ownership of data through an institutional data policy, preventing exposure of confidential or sensitive data, establishing a reconfigured data team, requirements for storage capacity and funding, creating a workflow which includes collaboration with research offices, and offering guidance for both researchers and librarians working with research data.

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                Director, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship at Columbia University

                Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 11th, 2015

                Columbia University is recruiting a Director, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                The Columbia University Libraries seeks a motivated, collaborative, and forward-thinking professional to lead its Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS).

                CDRS works to increase the utility and impact of research produced at Columbia by creating, adapting, implementing, supporting, and sustaining innovative digital tools and publishing platforms for content delivery, discovery, analysis, data curation, and preservation.

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                  Emulation & Virtualization as Preservation Strategies

                  Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on November 11th, 2015

                  The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has released Emulation & Virtualization as Preservation Strategies.

                  Here's an excerpt:

                  n this report commissioned by the Foundation, David Rosenthal describes current technology frameworks for emulation and virtualization, and outlines the issues and challenges in deploying these technologies to preserve both digital artefacts from the past and current digital material that will age into legacy status.

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                    DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 11/12/2015

                    Posted in Announcements on October 12th, 2015

                    DigitalKoans posts will resume on 11/12/2015.

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                      Digital Curation News (9/12/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

                      Posted in Digital Curation News on October 12th, 2015

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                        Repository Librarian at University of North Texas

                        Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 12th, 2015

                        The University of North Texas is recruiting a Repository Librarian.

                        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                        The UNT Libraries seeks an innovative leader with strong people skills to grow and maintain the UNT Scholarly Works repository at the University of North Texas (http://digital.library.unt.edu/scholarlyworks/). The Repository Librarian will lead the UNT Libraries' efforts to collect, describe and publicize the unique contributions of faculty, staff and students of UNT.

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