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    Web Services Developer at Radford University’s McConnell Library

    Posted in Library IT Jobs on March 28th, 2011

    Radford University's McConnell Library is recruiting a Web Services Developer.

    Here's an excerpt from the ad (job posting number: 0800322):

    Primary developer and administrator for Library website, web applications, social media, and mobile interfaces; administrator for EZproxy and ILLiad applications; backup administrator for Millennium ILS system, WordPress blogs, and Drupal intranet.

    Coordinate, maintain, and oversee ongoing development of the Library's website and web services.

    Incorporate appropriate design principles, information architectures, coding standards, and emerging technologies into the Library's various open source web-based systems and projects.

    Contribute to processes that deliver Library content to external discovery and delivery mechanisms, such as: APIs and web services, search engine optimization, mobile application development, OAI harvesters, and integration with campus learning management systems and social sites.

    Provide leadership in the development of the Library's overall web-based services; train and work directly with Library staff to help make them more effective content contributors and electronic service providers.

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      Denise Stephens Named as UC Santa Barbara’s University Librarian

      Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on March 28th, 2011

      Denise Stephens has been named as the University of California, Santa Barbara's University Librarian.

      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

      Denise is currently the Strategic and Organizational Research Librarian at the University of Kansas, where she previously had oversight of library and information technology activities as Vice Provost for Information Services and Chief Information Officer from 2005 to 2010. Her experience includes lead roles in library research, library administration and planning, information management and policy, and program assessment at the University of Virginia, the University of Kansas, and Syracuse University. She was the acting University Librarian at Syracuse before returning to the University of Kansas to assume the Vice Provost role. She holds a master's degree in library science from the University of Oklahoma and is an alumna of the Association of Research Libraries Leadership and Career Development Program. Her research interests include organizational and change leadership, an area in which she has produced several publications and presentations. Denise has served on numerous library and information technology advisory committees and boards, including the Depository Library Council of the U.S. Public Printer, BioOne, the Simmons College Ph.D. program in Managerial Leadership, the Great Plains Network, Educause, and the Kansas Research and Education Network. Her background makes her extremely well suited to lead our libraries into the future.

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        Alliance for Taxpayer Access Call to Action: Expand the NIH Open Access Policy

        Posted in Open Access on March 27th, 2011

        The Alliance for Taxpayer Access has issued a call to action to expand the NIH Public Access Policy.

        Here's an excerpt from the call (the call includes a form that you can use to contact indicated officials):

        Incredibly, April 7, 2011 marks the third anniversary of the first U.S. policy to ensure public access to the published results of publicly funded research: that of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In three short years, the policy has come to deliver free and open access to over two million full-text articles, which are accessed by nearly half a million PubMed Central users from all sectors of the public every day.

        This milestone is a critical opportunity for public access supporters to press for the expansion of the successful NIH policy to other federal agencies. Please join us in calling on key policy makers to take advantage of this occasion and share letters (as an individual and/or on behalf of your organization) NO LATER THAN April 14, 2011.

        As always, suggested talking points [click on links below] and contact information are linked below. We’re encouraging FAX AND EMAIL letters to three different offices:

        1. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Kathleen Sebelius, calling for the expansion of the policy to other agencies within HHS.
        2. Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), John Holdren, for the expansion of the policy to federal agencies with extramural research budgets of $100 million or more.
        3. Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Francis Collins, celebrating the success of the policy and encouraging a shorter embargo period.

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          Digital Scholarship Books Available with Free Worldwide Shipping

          Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Communication on March 27th, 2011

          Digital Scholarship's books are available from BetterWorldBooks.com with free worldwide shipping.

          In other distribution news, Digital Scholarship's books are available in Australia from Fishpond.com.au, in Canada from McNallyRobinson.com, and in India from Flipkart.com. Depending on the book, other international retailers include AbeBooks.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.jp, Amazon.de, and Amazon.fr. (See each book's Digital Scholarship web page (title links below) for known international purchase options.)

          Digital Scholarship's books are also available from Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. Libraries can use CreateSpace's expanded distribution via Ingram and Baker & Taylor to acquire the books.

          Book BetterWorldBooks Fishpond Flipkart McNallyRobinson
          Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 X X X X
          Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 X X X X
          Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography X X X X
          Digital Scholarship 2009 X X X X
          Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2008 Annual Edition X X X X

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            CONTENTdm Cookbook: Recipes for Metadata Entry for UofL Digital Initiatives

            Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digital Asset Management Systems, Metadata on March 27th, 2011

            Rachel Howard of the University of Louisville Libraries' Special Collections department has released the CONTENTdm Cookbook: Recipes for Metadata Entry for UofL Digital Initiatives.

            Here's an excerpt:

            This document is intended as a guide to data entry and descriptive cataloging for University of Louisville (UofL) digital projects using CONTENTdm software. It will be updated as modifications in the software and/or metadata schema necessitate. CONTENTdm’s metadata is based on the Dublin Core Metadata Schema. A UofL Metadata Working Group drafted initial guidelines based on The Collaborative Digitization Program (CDP)’s Dublin Core Metadata Best Practices, which was further refined by the CONTENTdm Metadata Working Group’s Best Practices for CONTENTdm and other OAI-PMH compliant repositories creating shareable metadata (http://www.oclc.org/gateway/support/best_practices.pdf).

            As we began to work with CONTENTdm, we felt it necessary to adjust CDP’s recommendations to accommodate the capabilities, limitations, and additional field properties presented by the software. We also modified some of the field labels to make more sense to the end-user, and put the fields in an order that highlighted the descriptive metadata at the top of the record and relegated the more administrative and technical information at the bottom.

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              Emerging Technologies Librarian at College of Wooster Libraries

              Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 27th, 2011

              The College of Wooster Libraries are recruiting an Emerging Technologies Librarian.

              Here's an excerpt from the ad:

              The Emerging Technologies Librarian will provide leadership and expertise in the identification, assessment, and implementation of emerging technologies that further the Libraries’ mission. Ideal candidates will enjoy working with technology, but also have a passion for teaching users and training library colleagues in more advanced applications and web-based resources. As a member of the Digital Scholarship and Services Department, this librarian will also serve as a resource for the campus community on scholarly communications issues, from author rights to open access, e-publishing options, and copyright. The Emerging Technologies Librarian will serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments and participate in reference services, the instruction program, and outreach efforts. Andrews Library will be undergoing a renovation this summer to create a center for undergraduate research that complements and enhances The College of Wooster’s highly regarded Independent Study program; the Emerging Technologies Librarian will play a key role in helping the Libraries develop the services and resources to best support this center.

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                Current News: Twitter Updates for 3/27/11

                Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on March 27th, 2011
                • Data Management Workshop at UC Davis Center for Population Biology: Video Archive [Future of Data workshop, 3 videos], http://bit.ly/hySRyn
                • The University and its Digital Libraries. A Tale in Three Parts [Daniel Greenstein, video], http://bit.ly/hqjmRp
                • A Copyright Expert Who Spoke Up for Academic Authors Offers Insights on the Google Books Ruling, http://bit.ly/h5f7qv
                • Did File-Sharing Cause Recording Industry Collapse? Economists Say No, http://bit.ly/hhXgrF
                • With Google Settlement Rejected, Library Groups Keep Eye on Access, http://bit.ly/h891vw
                • Up and Running with DSpace, http://bit.ly/gOYSjt

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