Digital Collections Librarian at Fort Hays State University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 9th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Fort Hays State University Library is recruiting a Digital Collections Librarian. Required degree: "Current Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent by May 2012." Salary: $38,272.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Collections Librarian will have an important role in a team-oriented environment to develop and manage the Library's digital collections under the direction of the Director of Forsyth Library. . . .

  • Consult with faculty and other producers of digital media for the creation of digital libraries and digital repositories
  • Work with technical staff, librarians, the university community and local/regional entities to identify materials to be transferred to digital media
  • Coordinate and improve workflow for digitizing and cataloging digital collections
  • Catalog and assign metadata to digital materials
  • Identify external funding sources and participate in grant writing
  • Apply current digital library community benchmarks, best practices, and standards where appropriate
  • Consult with appropriate campus personnel regarding copyright, licensing and rights management issues related to digital collections
  • Collaborate with the Forsyth Library's archivist to implement, monitor, and maintain digital preservation practices for both born digital and migrated resources
  • Provide copyright, intellectual property and rights management consultation for faculty

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Bucknell University Adopts Open Access Policy

Posted in Open Access on October 9th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Bucknell University has adopted an open access policy..

Here's an excerpt:

The faculty of Bucknell University grant to Bucknell University limited use of their scholarly articles for the purpose of making these articles open access. Specifically, each faculty member grants Bucknell University a nonexclusive, paid-up, worldwide license for each of his or her scholarly articles for the purpose of making these articles openly accessible in an institutional repository, and grants Bucknell University permission to exercise all rights under copyright for this purpose, as well as to authorize other parties to do the same, provided that the articles are not sold for income or profit. A scholarly article is defined as a peer-reviewed scholarly work published in a journal or in another format that a faculty member determines to be appropriate for his or her particular discipline.

The policy applies to all scholarly articles authored or co-authored while the author is a faculty member of Bucknell University except for any articles completed before the adoption of this policy and any articles for which the faculty member entered into an incompatible licensing or assignment agreement before the adoption of this policy.

The license granted to Bucknell University by this policy will in no way interfere with the rights of a faculty member as the author of the work. Furthermore, the license granted to Bucknell University for an article will be automatically waived for any reason and without sanction at the sole discretion of the faculty member upon written/electronic notification to Bucknell University's scholarly communications officer.

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Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (October 6, 2011)

Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on October 6th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The latest update of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog is now available. It provides information about new works related to scholarly electronic publishing, such as books, e-prints, journal articles, magazine articles, technical reports, and white papers.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 10/6/11

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on October 6th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Resource Discovery Systems Fellowship at University of Houston Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on October 6th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Houston Libraries are recruiting a Resource Discovery Systems Fellowship holder. Required degree: "Master's degree that was obtained in the last twenty-four months from an ALA-accredited program." Salary: $48,000-$52,000.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Resource Discovery Systems Fellowship is a two-year fellowship that offers a recent graduate the opportunity to work in a research library on diverse projects involving emerging library technologies. The Fellow will report to the Head of Resource Discovery Systems in the University Libraries and will be principally assigned to initiatives for discovery systems, management of electronic resources, and the integrated library system. The Fellow may also be asked to develop and deliver technology training in specific areas for librarians and staff, as well as coordinate with Web Services to support development of web-based applications and discovery tools.

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Revenue, Recession, Reliance: Revisiting the SCA/Ithaka S+R Case Studies in Sustainability

Posted in Digital Libraries, Electronic Resources, Reports and White Papers on October 6th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Strategic Content Alliance has released Revenue, Recession, Reliance: Revisiting the SCA/Ithaka S+R Case Studies in Sustainability.

Here's an excerpt:

In 2009, the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance commissioned Ithaka S+R to investigate the sustainability strategies of twelve digital content projects in the higher education and cultural heritage sectors, located in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Egypt, to see how their leaders were developing cost-management and revenue strategies to foster longterm growth for ongoing digital projects

Two years and one economic crisis later, Ithaka S+R, with the generous support of the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance, conducted a new round of research and interviews with the leaders of the twelve projects that were the focus of our original case studies. Our goal was to see how their sustainability models had held up, where weaknesses might be starting to show, and what new strategies project leaders were adopting in response. How had budget cuts and other factors affected the projects? What had project leaders learned about making their resources valuable to users? Where did the resources—financial or non-financial—come from to make continued growth and innovation possible? And how could these lessons be useful to others?

The research is documented in updates to the original twelve case studies. The final report, Revenue, Recession, Reliance: Revisiting the SCA / Ithaka Case Studies in Sustainability, provides a summary and analysis of findings across all twelve projects profiled.

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e-Research Librarian (Post-Master’s Program) at University of Maryland Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 6th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Maryland Libraries are recruiting an e-Research Librarian (Post-Master's Program). Required degree: "A Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education received December 2008 or later."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Post-Master's Program, a hiring initiative of the University of Maryland Libraries, matches recent post-master's professionals with short-term positions aligned with the Libraries' strategic priorities. Both sides win. The post-graduate professional develops their skills in a professional workplace, and the University Libraries gain the expertise of recent graduates to respond to a rapidly changing environment. Post-Master's Program professionals and the University Libraries each make a 2 year commitment to the position. Relocation costs are not available for Post-Master's Program professionals. . . .

Reporting to the Director of Public Services, the e-Research Librarian: actively participates in university-wide initiatives to develop and design policies, sustainable services, and infrastructure to enable faculty and students to preserve and make available their research data; partners with internal units (such as GIS and DRUM—Digital Repository of University of Maryland) and external units (such as Vice President for Research, Office of Information Technology (OIT) Enterprise Technical Infrastructure and Learning Technologies and Environments, and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities) to develop a data-publishing model that leverages library services in support of data management and preservation; assists faculty with development of data management plans for grant applications; serves as an active member of the Public Services Division, contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects; working closely with subject librarians, incorporates support for data management and preservation into library services; maintains close engagement with issues relating to scholarly communications such as copyright, open access, and data management and preservation.

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Important Public Domain Case: Supreme Court Hears Golan v. Holder

Posted in Copyright, Public Domain on October 6th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Supreme Court is now considering the Golan v. Holder case, which has significant implications for public domain works.

Here's an excerpt from the Supreme Court's Granted and Noted List entry that describes the case:

Section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act of 1994 (Section 514) did something unique in the history of American intellectual property law: It "restored" copyright protection in thousands of works that the Copyright Act had placed in the Public Domain, where they remained for years as the common property of all Americans. The Petitioners in this case are orchestra conductors, educators, performers, film archivists and motion picture distributors, who relied for years on the free availability of these works in the Public Domain, which they performed, adapted, restored and distributed without restriction. The enactment of Section 514 therefore had a dramatic effect on Petitioners' free speech and expression rights, as well as their economic interests. Section 514 eliminated Petitioners' right to perform, share and build upon works they had once been able to use freely. The questions presented are:

  1. Does the Progress Clause of the United States Constitution prohibit Congress from taking works out of the Public Domain?
  2. Does Section 514 violate the First Amendment of the United States Constitution?

Transcripts of the oral arguments are available. The first one has been made public.

Read more about it at "Supreme Court Weighs Legality of Putting Public Domain Works Back under Copyright."

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 10/5/11

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on October 5th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Analysis of the Authors Guild et al. v. HathiTrust et al. Case

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Mass Digitizaton, Publishing on October 5th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Below are a selection of posts and other documents analyzing the Authors Guild et al. v. HathiTrust et al. case.

Read more about it at "Authors Guild v. HathiTrust et al. Resources."

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Digital Project Manager at George Washington University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 5th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The George Washington University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Project Manager. Required degree: "A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Project Manager will have key responsibility for managing all technical and operational aspects of digitization and/or digital reformatting projects undertaken by GWU's Cyberinfrastructure Center (CIC). The DP Manager will oversee projects from design through final project deliverables.

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Conference of European National Librarians Will Use Open Licensing for Data

Posted in Copyright, Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Libraries, Metadata on October 5th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Conference of European National Librarians members will use open licensing for their data.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Meeting at the Royal Library of Denmark, the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL), has voted overwhelmingly to support the open licensing of their data. CENL represents Europe's national libraries, and is responsible for the massive collection of publications that represent the accumulated knowledge of Europe. . . .

It means that the datasets describing all the millions of books and texts ever published in Europe—the title, author, date, imprint, place of publication and so on, which exists in the vast library catalogues of Europe—will become increasingly accessible for anybody to re-use for whatever purpose they want.

It will mean that Wikipedia can use the metadata, linking it to all sorts of articles; it will mean that apps developers can embed it in new mobile tools for tourism or teaching. Crucially, for information scientists, it will mean that vast quantities of trustworthy data are available for Linked Open Data developments, creating relationships between elements of information that's never been possible before. . . .

The first outcome of the open licence agreement is that the metadata provided by national libraries to Europeana.eu, Europe's digital library, museum and archive, via the CENL service The European Library, will have a Creative Commons Universal Public Domain Dedication, or CC0 licence.

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