Fair Use in the U.S. Economy

Posted in Copyright, Reports and White Papers on July 13th, 2011

The Computer & Communications Industry Association has released Fair Use in the U.S. Economy.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Using the latest publicly available data (2009), and adapting a methodology developed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) this study finds the following about fair use industry growth and activity:

  • Revenue—In 2008 and 2009, fair use industries—those industries that depend upon fair use and related limitations to copyright—generated revenue averaging $4.6 trillion, a 35 percent increase over 2002 revenue of $3.4 billion. . . .
  • Employment—The fair use economy is vast, employing 17 million people—approximately one in eight U.S. workers—and generates a payroll averaging $1.2 trillion in 2008-2009, compared to $895 billion in 2002.

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Analyst Programmer at Oregon State University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 13th, 2011

The Oregon State University Libraries are recruiting an Analyst Programmer. Salary range: Salary Range: $2,910-$7,436 per month.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The person in this position advances the Libraries' strategic plan by working on the OSU Libraries' and Press' web programming initiatives including the development and programming of new initiatives. In addition, the successful candidate, enhances, manages, assesses and administers existing initiatives like Library a la Carte, an open-source content management system developed at OSU Libraries, the Library's discovery tools, such as Summon, and mobile projects .

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Digital Copyright: "How PIPA Would Affect Colleges and Universities"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on July 13th, 2011

The EDUCAUSE Policy Analysis and Advocacy Program has released "How PIPA Would Affect Colleges and Universities." (PIPA is the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act.)

Here's an excerpt:

Whereas COICA didn't bother to define "domain name system server," PIPA says, "[T]he term 'domain name system server' means a server or other mechanism used to provide the Internet protocol address associated with a domain name" (emphasis added).

The phrase "or other mechanism" increases the potential scope of the definition, at the risk of unintended consequences. For example, the term defined this way could sweep in operating systems, email clients, web clients, routers, and other technologies that are operated by our campuses, which would adversely affect operations.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 7/12/11

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on July 12th, 2011

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Head of Library Technology Services at Eastern Illinois University’s Library Services

Posted in Library IT Jobs on July 12th, 2011

Eastern Illinois University's Library Services is recruiting a Head of Library Technology Services. Degree: ALA-accredited MLS. Minimum salary: $57,540.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Dean of Library Services, the individual will be responsible for development and management of the library’s technology resources and applications, scripting and programming for internally developed projects, supervising staff, and serving as liaison to campus technology committees. Other duties may include service at the reference desk and supervision of a technology service desk.

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NISO Receives Mellon Grant to Support E-Book Annotation Sharing Workshops

Posted in E-Books, Standards on July 12th, 2011

NISO has received a Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to support two e-book annotation sharing workshops.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has been awarded a $48,500 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund two standards incubation workshops, which it will lead with the Internet Archive, on the topic of E-Book Annotation Sharing and Social Reading. These meetings will be held in conjunction with the Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 10, 2011, and the Books In Browsers Meeting in San Francisco, on October 26, 2011. The Mellon Foundation grant will pay for the planning, organization, and direct meeting expenses for the two workshops, for which NISO will conduct the majority of the planning, organization and logistical support.

The two workshops will advance the discussions around system requirements for annotation sharing-including technical challenges of citation location and systems interoperability-and around the development and implementation of a consensus solution for these issues. The objectives of the meetings are to provide input to a NISO-sponsored working group on scope, goals and any initial work the group undertakes; and the advancement of a syntax specification that will be further vetted by a standards working group for how bookmarks and annotations are located and shared in digital books.

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Library Systems Manager at Saint Joseph’s University’s Drexel Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on July 12th, 2011

Saint Joseph's University's Drexel Library is recruiting a Library Systems Manager. Degree: "ALA Accredited Masters in Library Science or Information Science." Salary: $64,000-$66,000.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Library Systems Manager provides creative leadership and coordination in the design, implementation, management and promotion of established library systems as well as emerging technologies. This includes library servers, III Millennium system, staff computers, web applications, resource sharing systems, internal networks, staff training and spearheading the development of the Library's Digital Repository. Provides support for a user-centered library and learning commons.

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JISC Calls for Support of Discovery Open Metadata Principles

Posted in Metadata, Open Access on July 12th, 2011

JISC has issued a calls for support of Discovery Open Metadata Principles.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Twelve national organisations have signed up to a new set of open metadata principles and now JISC is inviting all publicly funded organisations including universities, colleges, libraries, museums and archives to make the same commitment. . . .

The organisations that have already signed up are: British Library, BUFVC, Collections Trust, Digital Curation Centre, Edina, JISC, Mimas, National Library of Scotland, National Library of Wales, Owen Stephens Consultancy, RIN, RLUK, Royal Holloway University of London, SCONUL, The National Archives, UKOLN, University College London, and University of Southampton.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 7/11/11

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on July 11th, 2011

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Programmer Analyst at Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 11th, 2011

Johns Hopkins University's Sheridan Libraries are recruiting a Programmer Analyst. Degree: "Bachelors or higher degree in a scientific, mathematical or engineering discipline required." Starting Salary: $43,269-$59,550. Position duration is 10/1/11-9/30/14 with the possibility of extension.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Responsible for the creation, and testing of new software code for NSF Data Conservancy Project. Develops solutions requiring basic analysis and research. Resolves outstanding issues with 3rd party libraries. Maintains system code. Participates in a portion of a project life cycle or may be responsible for the complete life cycle for very small projects. Expected to apply analysis and problem solving techniques for debugging code. Develops the ability to apply basic steps to problem solving, distinguish between symptoms and causes, and utilize TQM. Uses structured programming, code with useful error and diagnostic messages, and document code with comments. Ensures programming work is well documented, modular, and can easily be shared with other programmers.

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Social Networking Sites and Their Role in Scholarly Communications

Posted in Open Access, Open Science, Reports and White Papers, Social Media/Web 2.0 on July 11th, 2011

The Research Communications Strategy project has released Social Networking Sites and Their Role in Scholarly Communications.

Here's an excerpt:

In particular, the Centre was interested to determine to what extent social networking sites are usurping the role of Open Access repositories and to what extent they are likely to do so in the future. The study therefore naturally needed to consider the relationship between Open Access repositories and social networking sites, both now and in the future. Furthermore, the study needed to examine the behaviour patterns of researchers in using different web locations for research communications and to attempt to predict future trends.

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