DigitalKoans Changes

Posted in Announcements on August 22nd, 2010

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.

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    Recap of Digital Library and Library IT Jobs 7/20/10-8/20/10

    Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on August 22nd, 2010

    In case you missed the tweets, here are jobs from 7/20/10-8/20/10 during the DigitalKoans blog hiatus.

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      "Acknowledged Goods: Cultural Studies and the Politics of Academic Journal Publishing"

      Posted in Author Rights, Open Access, Scholarly Journals on August 22nd, 2010

      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.

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        Library Technology Services Coordinator at Seattle Pacific University

        Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 22nd, 2010

        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.
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          University Investment in the Library, Phase II: An International Study of the Library’s Value to the Grants Process

          Posted 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.

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            Last Week’s DigitalKoans Tweets 2010-08-22

            Posted in Last Week's DigitalKoan's Tweets on August 22nd, 2010
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              Last Week’s DigitalKoans Tweets 2010-08-15

              Posted in Last Week's DigitalKoan's Tweets on August 15th, 2010
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                Last Week’s DigitalKoans Tweets 2010-08-08

                Posted in Last Week's DigitalKoan's Tweets on August 8th, 2010
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