- Google's Book Search: A Disaster for Scholars http://icio.us/yep5n4 #
- A Busy Summer for DSpace â€” GSoC & DSpace 1.7 Updates http://icio.us/zbb1mr #
- Wireless Net Neutrality so Bad, Verizon Already Agreed to It http://icio.us/pei4ir #
- RIAA: U.S. Copyright Law "Isn't Working" http://icio.us/12c3hr #
- Open to Change: How Open Access Can Work http://icio.us/2kduu2 #
- Pass the Hat: Voluntary Payment as a Complementary Model for Music Copyright http://icio.us/pmswpv #
- Literature Review: IncReASe Project http://icio.us/kook4i #
- Literature Review: EM-Loader Project http://icio.us/3ihzcy #
- Comparing Social Sharing of Bibliographic Information with Institutional Repositories http://icio.us/vjv1nu #
- For Scholars, Web Changes Sacred Rite of Peer Review http://icio.us/btqxtd #
- Free Data Services [British Library] http://icio.us/pqmqd2 #
- Common as Air http://icio.us/dst5ja #
- Now Available: Fedora Repository 3.4 http://icio.us/qht4lr
- Creative Commons OpenOffice Plug-in Version 0.7.0 Released http://icio.us/xwdpzv
- Enter the "Liquid Journal" http://icio.us/pxz2wf
- Will Google's Net Neutrality Shift Complicate the Book Settlement? http://icio.us/bbhbj2
- A Case of Bad Credit?: The United State and the Protection of Moral Rights in Intellectual Property Law http://icio.us/g1emas
- Teaching the End of Print — Using Books Poised on the Edge of Oblivion http://icio.us/iygqzq
- So Much for Transparency: Latest ACTA Draft Won't Be Released http://icio.us/fjvpvc
- Did Weak Copyright Laws Help Germany Outpace the British Empire? http://icio.us/wp3bgf
The National Agricultural Library is recruiting an IT Specialist. Salary range: $74,872-$97,333.
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
The major duties of this position include the following:
– Creates and enhances existing programs to support NAL's catalog and digital collections using object-oriented PERL. Experience in working with library systems and industry standard metadata formats, and bibliographic databases a plus. Tasks include monitoring programs and databases in support of NAL's catalog and digital collections. Acts as technical contact to the NAL's System Librarians.
– Provides guidance in determining the most appropriate methods for delivering information in using new developments and technologies, such as library and web-enabled applications;
– Develops, designs, and maintains the NAL Web sites and Intranet using current methodologies ensuring that features, modules and pages conform to the USDA and NAL Web Style guides and accepted style and policies.
– Develops interfaces to Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) such as MySQL, Oracle, and SQL Server.
– Builds and implements Web-enabled databases using current methodologies related to such areas as information management; digitization of print materials; and/or archiving and dissemination of digital documents.
The NSF has issued a program solicitation for Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections. Total amount available across all awards: $10,000,000. Full proposal deadline: December 10, 2010.
Here's an excerpt:
This program seeks to create a national resource of digital data documenting existing biological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States. The information associated with various collections of organisms, such as geographic distribution, environmental habitat data, phenology, information about associated organisms, collector field notes, tissues and molecular data extracted from the specimens, etc. is a rich resource for providing the baseline from which to further biodiversity research and provide critical information about existing gaps in our knowledge of life on earth. The national resource will be structured at three levels: a national hub, thematic networks based on collaborative groups of collections, and the physical collections. This resource will build upon a sizable existing national investment in curation of the physical objects in scientific collections and contribute vitally to scientific research and technology interests in the United States. It will be an invaluable tool in understanding the biodiversity and societal consequences of climate change, species invasions, natural disasters, the spread of disease vectors and agricultural pests, and other biological issues.
Chapters from Digitization in the Real World: Lessons Learned from Small to Medium-Sized Digitization Projects, which was published by the Metropolitan New York Library Council, are being made available from the book's blog in a series of posts.
- "DIY Digitization: Creating a Small-Scale Digital Zine Exhibit"
- "Managing Rights in a Medium-Scale Audio Digitization Project"
- "Developing an Institutional Repository at Southern New Hampshire University: Year One"
- "Digital Treasures: The Evolution of a Digital Repository in Massachusetts"
With the approval of the University Library Council, Harvard has established the Harvard Library Lab. It is managed by Harvard University Library's Office for Scholarly Communication.
Here's an excerpt from the announcement:
Harvard's Library Lab is designed to promote the development of projects in all areas of library activity and to leverage the entrepreneurial aspirations of people throughout the library system and beyond. Proposals from faculty and students from anywhere in the University will also be welcomed and the Lab will encourage collaboration with projects being developed at MIT. The Lab offers infrastructure and financial support for projects and establishes a venue for cooperation across projects. Projects will be able to avail themselves of technical staff to augment the home department's staff, as well as support for release time, equipment, or outsourced services.
Read more about it at "Harvard Library Lab."
Version one of the Open Access Journals Bibliography is now available from Digital Scholarship. Open access journals publish articles (typically peer-reviewed articles) that are free of charge and, depending on the journal, may be able to be reused under an open license (e.g., a Creative Commons license). This bibliography presents selected English-language scholarly works that are useful in understanding open access journals. It does not cover works about e-prints or works that include open access journals in a treatment of diverse types of research materials. Most sources have been published from 1999 to the present; however, a few key sources published prior to 1999 are also included. The bibliography primarily includes books and published journal articles. A limited number of magazine articles and technical reports that are deemed to be of exceptional interest are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works.
The following recent Digital Scholarship publications may also be of interest:
- Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, version 78
- Digital Scholarship 2009 (paperback and open access PDF file)
- Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2008 Annual Edition (paperback, Kindle version, and open access PDF file)
- Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography, version 1
I'm working on several major projects, including a new book-length bibliography on open access (a follow-up to my 2005 Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals). DigitalKoans posts will become a bit more selective; however, tweets are likely to remain at about the same level. Tweet summaries will now appear in DigitalKoans on a daily basis.
In case you missed the tweets, here are jobs from 7/20/10-8/20/10 during the DigitalKoans blog hiatus.
- Technology Specialist [OHIONET] http://icio.us/xwugy4 #
- Head, Library Systems and Technical Services [Rowan University] http://icio.us/ulh4it #
- Library Web Developer/Designer [Princeton University, requisition # 1000633 ] http://icio.us/gxxhsu #
- Library Systems and Web Services Specialist [Roger Williams University] http://icio.us/souqiv #
- Metadata Librarian [National Institute of Standards and Technology, digital projects] http://icio.us/exeqyv #
- Digital Assets Manager [Portland Art Museum] http://icio.us/sy3heb #
- Imaging Production Supervisor [ARTstor] http://icio.us/3yixln #
- Integrated Library Services Coordinator [University of Maryland-College Park] http://icio.us/wbirrc #
- Digital Law Librarian [LAC Group, New York, NY] http://icio.us/kzbsk5 #
- Sr. Applications Systems Analyst [Getty Research Institute] http://icio.us/rcudf1 #
- Digital Services Librarian [Johnson & Wales University, RI, req. # 1841] http://icio.us/534cg5 #
- Library Systems Administrator [Christopher Newport University] http://icio.us/vzh0cp #
- Systems Librarian [Oak Ridge National Laboratory] http://icio.us/v5u52a #
- IT Specialist (Internet) [Smithsonian Institution] http://icio.us/s2favb #
- Automated Systems Manager [La Porte County Public Library] http://icio.us/5c0fvc #
- Assistant/Associate Librarian (Web Services) [Grand Valley State University Libraries] http://icio.us/fx3s1f #
- Web Developer (Computer Systems Analyst) | Great River Regional Library http://icio.us/oalgwc #
- Web Designer/Developer [Columbia University Libraries Digital Program, Requisition # 059340] http://icio.us/ly2mjj #
- Digital Content Production Manager [Scholars Portal] http://icio.us/syg03x #
- Director, University Libraries Enterprise Technology [University of Minnesota Libraries] http://icio.us/wovmww #
- Information Technology Analyst—Web Developer [Syracuse University Library, job # 026573] http://icio.us/bodtnv #
- Senior Software Engineer [University of Virginia Library, Posting Number: 0605482] http://icio.us/jo1wlr #
- Systems Development Librarian [University of Tennessee Libraries] http://icio.us/lyxulh #
- Web Services and Documents Librarian [University of South Carolina Aiken] http://icio.us/ebchqq #
- Head of Science Collections and Scholarly Communication [University of Georgia] http://icio.us/r4jlze
- Web Developer [Boston College Libraries] http://icio.us/reicgl
- Scholarly Communications Librarian [Boston College] http://icio.us/taxck5
- Co-Director, Harvard Law Library Digital Lab http://icio.us/22ek1s
- Digitization Archivist and Education Project Coordinator [Brooklyn Historical Society] http://icio.us/n4zkl3
- Digital Services Librarian [Olin College] http://icio.us/hplnpo
- Systems and Emerging Technologies Librarian [University of Wisconsin La Crosse] http://icio.us/xivhsa
- Emerging Technologies Librarian [NASA Langley Technical Library] http://icio.us/1mkeqq #
- Technology Librarian [Dexter District Library] http://icio.us/frhidf #
- Consultant for COILS [Colleges of Ontario Integrated Library System Group] http://icio.us/3ei2ce #
- Digital Projects Specialist [Univ. of California, Irvine, Req No.: 2010-0316] http://icio.us/wihi02 #
- Senior Assistant Librarian Repository and Digital Media Management [Birkbeck College, University of London] http://icio.us/3nntwq #
- Emerging Library Technologies Specialist [University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center] http://icio.us/ngtdhq #
- Associate University Librarian, Library and Learning Technology [McMaster University] http://icio.us/2vklt0 #
- Systems Librarian [University of La Verne] http://icio.us/4imklm #
- Vermont Digital Newspaper Project Librarian [University of Vermont, Requisition Number 033592] http://icio.us/mybhux #
- Director, Online Library Environment [Univ. of Virginia, Posting 0602481] http://icio.us/xjwoiv #
- Web Services Librarian [Commonwealth Medical College] http://icio.us/ioij1v #
- Information Technologist I [Michigan State Univ., posting 3991] http://icio.us/uodskz #
- Applications Technician [University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill] http://icio.us/ijb1nv #
- Systems Librarian, University of Texas at San Antonio Library http://icio.us/504lcq #
- Systems Coordinator [Gwinnett County Public Library] http://icio.us/etv0et #
- Associate University Librarian for Information Resources and Technology [Old Dominion University Libraries] http://icio.us/dwnnuw #
- Head of Digital Programs [Amherst College] http://icio.us/lf1j3e #
- Historic Map Digitization Specialist [Stanford University] http://icio.us/m3fokb #
- Web Development Specialist [The University of Akron] http://icio.us/qflr04 #
- Digital Resource Support Specialist [Reed College] http://icio.us/li0qq3 #
- Digital Collection/Metadata Librarian [LAC Group] http://icio.us/u0b3cm #
- Systems Administrator [Washington Research Library Consortium] http://icio.us/otfrrp #
Ted Striphas has self-archived "Acknowledged Goods: Cultural Studies and the Politics of Academic Journal Publishing" in IU ScholarWorks.
Here's an excerpt:
This essay explores the changing context of academic journal publishing and cultural studies' envelopment within it. It does so by exploring five major trends affecting scholarly communication today: alienation, proliferation, consolidation, pricing, and digitization. More specifically, it investigates how recent changes in the political economy of academic journal publishing have impinged on cultural studies' capacity to transmit the knowledge it produces, thereby dampening the field's political potential. It also reflects on how cultural studies' alienation from the conditions of its production has resulted in the field's growing involvement with interests that are at odds with its political proclivities.
The Seattle Pacific University Library is recruiting a Library Technology Services Coordinator.
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
- Provides support services for technology used by library patrons and staff.
- Manages the computer hardware and equipment in the library labs and classroom.
- Hires, trains, schedules and supervises student employees.
- Understands and implements library policies, procedures and operations, and the role of technology within the library.
- Provides or assists with training and technology services to library patrons and staff. Installs and maintains computer hardware and software within the library, and especially for lab pool computers.
- Identifies, obtains and manages end-user technology software and returnables, with special attention to the "Learning Commons" area on the library Lower Level.
- Investigates, purchases and implements hardware and software products and services as directed.
- Is the contact person between the library and CIS, ITS, University Services, and the other lab pool coordinators on common issues related to library technology.
University Investment in the Library, Phase II: An International Study of the Library’s Value to the Grants ProcessPosted in Libraries, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on August 22nd, 2010
Elsevier has released University Investment in the Library, Phase II: An International Study of the Library's Value to the Grants Process by Carol Tenopir (with other contributors).
Here's an excerpt:
The results demonstrate the value of the library to the institution in improving grant proposal and report writing and in helping to attract grant income. Library e-collections especially play a vital role in all aspects of grants, from proposal writing to final reports. The study across countries also shows how some specific factors within an institution (such as subject focus) or factors within a country (such as sources for grants funding) can influence the ROI for grants income. This report continues the ongoing discussion of ROI and academic libraries.