Lawrence Lessig Video: The Architecture of Access to Scientific Knowledge: Just How Badly We Have Messed This Up

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Open Access on April 25th, 2011

CERN has released The Architecture of Access to Scientific Knowledge: Just How Badly We Have Messed This Up.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

In this talk, Professor Lessig will review the evolution of access to scientific scholarship, and evaluate the success of this system of access against a background norm of universal access.

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Emerging Technologies Librarian at Cochise College

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 24th, 2011

Cochise College is recruiting an Emerging Technologies Librarian (10-month work year).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position works primarily at the Sierra Vista Campus but has district-wide responsibilities. The position manages and supervises Library/IMS technological systems including data bases, webpages, and servers; teaches information literacy classes; develops, adapts, and implements innovative technological services to meet the information needs of the Library and College; supports academic research and reference for students, faculty, staff, and the local community; takes part in the evaluation and selection of materials and services.

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Digital Preservation: JHOVE2 2.0.0 Released

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on April 24th, 2011

The JHOVE2 project team has released version 2.0.0 of JHOVE2. JHOVE2 is "open source software for format-aware characterization of digital objects."

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

This release supports all the major technical objectives of the project, including a more sophisticated, modular architecture; signature-based file identification; policy-based assessment of objects; recursive characterization of objects comprising aggregate files and files arbitrarily nested in containers; and extensive configuration and reporting options. It provides a stabile interface against which developers can code new format modules.

Format modules included in this release are:

  • ICC color profiles
  • SGML
  • Shapefile
  • TIFF
  • UTF-8
  • WAVE
  • XML
  • Zip

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 4/24/11

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on April 24th, 2011

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Emerging Technologies Librarian at University of Arizona Health Sciences Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 24th, 2011

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library is recruiting an Emerging Technologies Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (job number: 47346):

Incumbent will work in partnership with librarians, staff and clientele to design, develop and implement technologically innovative services and web-based access to information resources. The successful candidate will explore and propose new technologies to support library instruction, website design, delivery of information, enhanced communication with users and digitization projects, etc. The librarian is responsible for identifying, assessing and implementing new technologies, evaluating the effectiveness of these new technologies after they have been implemented as well as finding innovative ways to use existing applications as a means for delivering information services and resources. Supports and trains librarians, staff and users in the use of these technologies.

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"STM Statement on Negotiating Rights for Institutional Repository Postings and Author Rights"

Posted in Author Rights, Copyright, Institutional Repositories, Open Access on April 24th, 2011

STM has released the "STM Statement on Negotiating Rights for Institutional Repository Postings and Author Rights."

Here's an excerpt:

Recently some advocates for institutional repositories have noted that, in connection with the responsibilities that academic and research libraries may have for coordinating the scholarly output of author-researchers at their institutions, there are efficiencies to be gained in negotiating at an institutional level with journal publishers. . . .

STM publishers are of the view that content license negotiations deal appropriately with questions about the scope of content that will be accessible for each institutional subscriber as well as the scope of usage rights and relative costs for such accessibility and rights. These negotiations are often complex, especially given that in recent years efforts have been made to manage negotiations through procurement processes of different kinds. We hold the view that conflating author rights issues and institutional content licenses serves only to add greater complexity and possible legal uncertainty to such licenses without adding meaningful benefits for authors.

SPARC, SPARC Europe and COAR have issued a "Public Response on Behalf of SPARC, SPARC Europe and COAR Regarding Publishers Self-Deposit Policies."

Here's an excerpt:

We have recently noted that some journal publishers have sought to negotiate individually with universities and research institutes, seeking to increase embargo periods for authors depositing pre-prints of their articles into repositories, and requesting embargo periods that go beyond what is already stated in the publishers' own policies.

We strongly urge institutions not to enter into individual agreements with publishers that supersede the existing policies of the publisher or any previous licensing agreements.

We also call on the publishers not to further hinder the deposit—and accessibility—of pre-prints with additional restrictions, regulations and policies. Proliferation of this practice will result in an environment that is confusing to navigate for end users, and increasingly difficult for individual institutions to effectively maintain.

Read more about it at "Double Talk."

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DigitalKoans Returns on 4/25/11

Posted in Announcements on April 17th, 2011

DigitalKoans postings will resume on 4/25/11.

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Maximizing the Impacts of Your Research: A Handbook for Social Scientists

Posted in Open Access, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Journals on April 14th, 2011

The Social Sciences Project has released Maximizing the Impacts of Your Research: A Handbook for Social Scientists.

Here's an excerpt:

This Handbook remedies this key gap and, we hope, will help researchers achieving a more professional and focused approach to their research from the outset. It provides a large menu of sound and evidence-based advice and guidance on how to ensure that your work achieves its maximum visibility and influence with both academic and external audiences. As with any menu, readers need to pick and choose the elements that are relevant for them. We provide detailed information on what constitutes good practice in expanding the impact of social science research. We also survey a wide range of new developments, new tools and new techniques that can help make sense of a rapidly changing field.

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Web Services Librarian at Berry College’s Memorial Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 14th, 2011

Berry College's Memorial Library is recruiting a Web Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Memorial Library, Berry College (GA) seeks a creative, highly motivated professional who can assume a lead role in developing the library's web-based services and integrating them with other campus information systems in support of the college's liberal arts curricular mission. The librarian in this position works collaboratively with faculty, other library staff, and other campus IT professionals to develop web content and design strategies that effectively serve the research, teaching, and learning needs of the academic community at Berry. Position also includes reference, instructional, and collection development responsibilities.

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Aid to Scholarly Journals Grants

Posted in Grants, Open Access, Scholarly Journals on April 14th, 2011

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in Canada has extended the deadline for Aid to Scholarly Journals grants to 6/30/11. Grants are up to $30,000 per year for three years.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

SSHRC recognizes that peer-reviewed scholarly journals are a primary tool for fostering intellectual debate and inquiry. Today, new information and communication technologies are changing the way research results are published and disseminated, allowing information to circulate more rapidly and widely than ever before. In response, and in accordance with SSHRC's position on open access, SSHRC has designed this funding opportunity to allow journals to seek support regardless of business model or distribution format.

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Head of Library Systems at the University at Albany Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 14th, 2011

The University at Albany Libraries are recruiting a Head of Library Systems.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (P11-24063):

The University at Albany Libraries seek a creative, knowledgeable, dynamic leader committed to service to academic library users to provide vision and direction for library IT operations, including the Libraries' ILS (Ex Libris ALEPH 500), design and technical aspects of the Libraries’ Web site, an in-house server farm (possibly transitioning to campus IT hosted) that hosts Web sites and related applications, over 400 PCs / laptops and associated peripherals for public and staff, and computer-equipped classrooms. Coordinates, manages, mentors, and provides leadership for the Library Systems Department, consisting of 5 professionals and student assistants. Integrates systems knowledge and experience into the advancement of the Libraries' goals through existing and new initiatives. Recommends technical standards, policies, and new technological initiatives. Plans hardware/software upgrades for the Libraries. Collaborates with administrators and other library units in planning, supporting, and managing technology-based services, such as Serials Solutions resource linking, EBSCO Discovery Service, Ares reserve management system, and ILLiad resource sharing management system. Participate in planning and management within the Division as a member of the Technical Services Department Heads and Team Leader Group. Reports to the Associate Director, Technical Services and Library Systems Division.

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Preservation of Digitized Books and Other Digital Content Held by Cultural Heritage Organizations

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, E-Books, Reports and White Papers on April 14th, 2011

Portico has released the Preservation of Digitized Books and Other Digital Content Held by Cultural Heritage Organizations.

Here's an excerpt:

In one response to this need to develop models of digital preservation, the NEH and IMLS awarded a grant to Portico, in partnership with Cornell University Library, through the "Advancing Knowledge: The IMLS/NEH Digital Partnership grant program" to develop a practical model for how preservation can be accomplished for digitized books. Through this initiative and other efforts, Portico had the opportunity to discuss digital collections and their long-term preservation with 27 cultural heritage organizations. In addition, Cornell University Library provided significant samples of content to analyze. Out of this research and the extensive experience in preservation at both Portico and Cornell University Library, we developed a model for the preservation of digitized books and other "document like" digital content at cultural heritage organizations.

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