Preservation Librarian at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 16th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library is recruiting a Preservation Librarian. Required degree: "ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent, or a graduate degree including coursework or experience in preservation administration."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the John "Bud" Velde Head of Preservation, the Preservation Librarian will oversee existing staff and programs in support of reformatting, media, and digital preservation efforts within the existing program. Specific duties include: . . . .

Establishing workflows for the preservation of digital materials as well as testing and implementing necessary infrastructure in close collaboration with the Digital Library Access, Repository, and Scholarly Communication Services Advisory Group Collaborating with other units and groups in the University Library and Campus that acquire, create, preserve, and provide access to digitized or 'born-digital' materials (including Digital Content Creation, Office of Information Technology Planning and Policy, IDEALS, and the University Archives, among others) to develop and coordinate a Library-wide digital preservation program and associated services.

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"The Long Wait: LJ‘s Placements & Salaries Survey 2011"

Posted in Libraries on October 16th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Stephanie L. Maatta has published "The Long Wait: LJ's Placements & Salaries Survey 2011" in Library Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

The challenge for many was finding a permanent professional position. Of the 1,547 graduates reporting a job of any type, a mere 59.2% described those jobs as being both permanent and professional. This was another year of decline in permanent positions, dropping from 61% in 2009 and a high of 75.8% in 2007.

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Scholarly Communications Librarian at University of North Texas Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 13th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of North Texas Libraries are recruiting a Scholarly Communications Librarian. Required degree: "ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information sciences or an international equivalent by January 2012."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will serve as a key resource on copyright compliance for the UNT Libraries and supervise activities related to library reserves. The librarian exercises broad independent judgment and authority under the general direction of the Access Services Department Head. The librarian serves on library committees and work groups as assigned. Duties may also include providing additional public services, assisting with collection development, and teaching library instruction sessions.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will be responsible for developing and implementing an educational program to increase copyright compliance awareness among UNT faculty, researchers, students, and library staff. The librarian will serve as a library resource on copyright compliance, fair use, and other copyright issues, as well as maintain an efficient reserves operation.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 10/13/11

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on October 13th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Programmer Analyst at California Digital Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 13th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The California Digital Library is recruiting a Programmer Analyst. Required degree: "Bachelor's degree in computer science, information management or science, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education." Salary: $45,700-$71,700.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Technical Lead, Digital Special Collections, the incumbent participates in the Access Services Team responsible for the design and maintenance of web sites and other systems that provide access to digital resources held at the California Digital Library.

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Director of Digital Initiatives at J. Murrey Atkins Library at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on October 13th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is recruiting a Director of Digital Initiatives. Required degree: "Master's degree in Computer Science or Information Systems."

Here's an excerpt from the ad (position number: 8607)

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking a Director of Digital Initiatives. Atkins Library's Digital Initiatives Department is responsible for drawing the Library's digital presence into ever greater alignment with the campus research and teaching needs, and with University IT strategic planning.

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Tim O’Reilly on Digital Preservation at the 2011 NDIIPP/NDSA Partners Meeting

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on October 13th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

A digital video of Tim O'Reilly's keynote speech about digital preservation at the 2011 NDIIPP/NDSA Partners Meeting is now available. O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media Inc.

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Digital Library Services Manager at Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 12th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources are recruiting a Digital Library Services Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (job ID: 44514):

The Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS) group is responsible for designing, developing and operating the systems that manage, preserve and provide access to the digital assets of the Stanford University Libraries, one of the world's top research libraries and an international leader in the digital library arena. SULAIR currently has a sophisticated and expanding library cyberinfrastructure that supports digital assets through all phases of their lifecycle, including a service-oriented architecture, a digital repository for management and preservation of digital assets, and a suite of web applications and tools that enable resource acquisition, digitization, description, discovery and access.

The Manager for Digital Library Services leads DLSS's team of product and project managers. S/he sets and oversees the practice for functional analysis, service definition and user-facing service operation for SULAIR's digital library services. The Manager for Digital Library Services also leads DLSS's project management framework, balancing a lightweight approach to project management with appropriate rigor for software and service development initiatives.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Digital Library Systems & Services, the incumbent in this position works as part of a dynamic management team comprising other engineering managers, and the project managers in DLSS. The management team is responsible for cooperative resource allocation, department-wide goal definition, and the timely and successful scoping and delivery of development efforts that pull on the resources and expertise of contributors from across the Libraries. The incumbent will lead the team of experts providing functional analysis and project management for DLSS initiatives, and work closely with the digitization, engineering and system administration teams and their managers.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 10/12/11

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on October 12th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Investigations on Storage and Versioning of Digital Objects

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on October 12th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Stanford Digital Repository has released four short reports on "open source storage solutions that include the ability to efficiently and securely preserve multiple-version digital objects which contain large binary files."

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Chief Technology Officer at Yale University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on October 12th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Yale University Library is recruiting a Chief Technology Officer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (STARS no.: 14387BR):

Yale University Library (YUL) seeks an innovative and experienced leader to fill its senior technology position. A member of YUL's executive team, and reporting to the University Librarian, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) has responsibility for programmatic, strategic, budgetary, managerial and operational responsibilities for YUL digital library and information technology support throughout the YUL system. Additionally, the CTO will represent the goals and interests of YUL in University-wide and national endeavors.

As a result of significant personnel changes and organizational restructuring, the CTO will have the opportunity to realign the IT staff and technology infrastructure of YUL, as well as develop multi-year strategic planning initiatives that further YUL's mission and goals.

The portfolio of activity under the CTO will include web development, digital asset management, infrastructure services, enterprise technologies, digital and persistent access, and workstation support. The CTO directly oversees a department of 15 FTE that rests within a library organization that has IT projects and additional IT staff distributed widely throughout. YUL's expansive IT systems include one of the largest integrated library systems in the country, nearly half a petabyte of storage over 75 licensed, open-source and locally developed systems, and more than 1,000 workstations.

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IFLA Establishes Open Access Taskforce

Posted in Open Access on October 12th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has established an Open Access Taskforce.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Following the endorsement of IFLA's Statement on Open Access by the Governing Board, April 18th 2011—and the subsequent approval from the Governing Board during the WLIC in Puerto Rico August 2011 of a number of key initiatives—IFLA's Open Access Taskforce has been established.

The taskforce will work on the following issues:

  1. Advocate for the adoption and promotion of open access policies as set out in IFLA's Statement on Open Access within the framework of the United Nations institutions (UN, UNESCO, WHO, FAO);
  2. Build Capacity within the IFLA Membership—to advocate for the adoption of open access policies at the national level, through the development of case studies and best practices for open access promotion;
  3. Furthermore the taskforce will connect to the various organizations working for Open Access—as indicated in the statement—such as SPARC (US/Europe/Japan), COAR, OASPA,EIFL, Bioline International & DOAJ, among others.

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