Assistant Dean for Strategic Technology Initiatives at Illinois State University Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on March 1st, 2011

The Illinois State University's Milner Library is recruiting an Assistant Dean for Strategic Technology Initiatives. Hiring range maximum: $80,000.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (request/posting number: 0703382):

The Assistant Dean for Strategic Technology Initiatives provides vision and leadership to effectively integrate technology into the operations of Milner Library and leads its efforts to develop and implement services-based strategies that utilize technology. The Assistant Dean will work closely with university technology leadership and the university community to shape and implement information technology investments, and plan strategies aligned with the university's strategic plan and students and faculty needs. The Assistant Dean provides direction for Milner Library's technology departments, and coordinates planning of services with Library departments and units. The Assistant Dean communicates with University information technology groups and ensures that Milner Library's technological goals and activities synergize with those of the University.

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    NEH Issues Call for Proposals for Preservation and Access Research and Development Grants

    Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Humanities, Grants on March 1st, 2011

    The National Endowment for the Humanities's Division of Preservation and Access has issued a call for proposals for Preservation and Access Research and Development grants. Application deadline: May 19, 2011.

    Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

    Eligible projects include:

    • the development of technical standards, best practices, and tools for preserving and creating access to humanities collections;
    • the exploration of more effective scientific and technical methods of preserving humanities collections;
    • the development of automated procedures and computational tools to integrate, analyze, and repurpose humanities data in disparate online resources; and
    • the investigation and testing of new ways of providing digital access to humanities materials that are not easily digitized using current methods.

    NEH especially encourages applications that address the following topics:

    • Digital Preservation: how to preserve digital humanities materials, including born-digital materials, for which there is no analog counterpart;
    • Recorded Sound and Moving Image Collections: how to preserve and increase access to the record of the twentieth century contained in these formats; and
    • Preventive Conservation: how to protect humanities collections and slow their deterioration through the use of sustainable preservation strategies.. . .

    The maximum award is $350,000 for up to three years. Applicants whose projects focus on any of the three areas of special interest noted above may request up to $400,000.

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      Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (February 28, 2011)

      Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on February 28th, 2011

      The latest update of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (SEPW) is now available. It provides information about new works related to scholarly electronic publishing, such as books, e-prints, journal articles, magazine articles, technical reports, and white papers.

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        JISC Call for Grant Proposals for Four Digital Infrastructure Themes

        Posted in Grants on February 27th, 2011

        JISC has issued a call for grant proposals for four digital infrastructure themes: supporting usability practice, usability case studies and practical implementation, adaptable and learnable user interfaces for research tools, and campus-based publishing. A total of £500,000 is available to support funded projects. The proposal deadline is 12:00 noon (UK time) on 3/30/11.

        Here's an excerpt from the "Theme D: Campus based publishing" section:

        58. Projects will run for 6 months and their outputs should add value to journals by, for example:

        • Converting existing journals that are currently only available in print to electronic publication
        • Creating new infrastructure for existing e-journals by, for instance, using overlays on repositories or shared service provision
        • Implementing innovative models of publication.
        • Being open access
        • Being interactive (see Internet Archaeology for an example)
        • Building online communities around the journal to increase the speed and depth of scholarly exchange (see ChemSpider for an example)
        • Creating a digital preservation infrastructure for the journal
        • Introducing a new partnership or infrastructure to reduce publication costs

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          Head of Library Systems at University of Tennessee at Martin Library

          Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 27th, 2011

          The University of Tennessee at Martin Library is recruiting a Head of Library Systems.

          Here's an excerpt from the ad:

          The University of Tennessee at Martin invites applicants for a Head of Library Systems (This is an exempt position). The Head of Library Systems reports directly to the Library Director and provides a leadership role in the planning, development, and management of the Library’s technological infrastructure.

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            Current News: Twitter Updates for 2/27/11

            Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on February 27th, 2011

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              Web Designer/Manager at University of Florida Libraries

              Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 27th, 2011

              The University of Florida Libraries are recruiting a Web Designer/Manager.

              Here's an excerpt from the ad (requisition number: 0807356):

              The Web Designer/Manager is the Libraries lead in developing, optimizing and monitoring the Smathers Libraries' considerable web presence. An effective web presence supports the work of UF students, faculty, researchers and affiliates, and enhances their access to library information and resources. The Web Designer/Manager evaluates, trains and supervises a staff of two who help design, maintain, and update the Libraries' web site. Reporting to the Smathers Libraries' Director of Information Technology, this position will support collaboration with all units of the Libraries to redesign the web site, forming an advisory committee to approve and consider design alternatives.

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                "Standards for Web Applications on Mobile: February 2011 Current State and Roadmap"

                Posted in Emerging Technologies, Social Media/Web 2.0, Standards on February 27th, 2011

                W3C has released "Standards for Web Applications on Mobile: February 2011 Current State and Roadmap" by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux.

                Here's an excerpt:

                This document summarizes the various technologies developed in W3C that increases the power of Web applications, and how they apply more specifically to the mobile context, as of February 2011. . . .

                The features that these technologies add to the Web platform are organized under the following categories:

                • Graphics
                • Multimedia
                • Forms
                • User interactions
                • Data storage
                • Sensors and hardware integration
                • Network
                • Communication
                • Packaging
                • Performance & Optimization

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