The Future of Library Resource Discovery

Posted in Linking, Linked Data, and Semantic Web, OPACs/Discovery Systems, Reports and White Papers on February 24th, 2015

NISO has released The Future of Library Resource Discovery.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The white paper was commissioned by NISO's Discovery to Delivery (D2D) Topic Committee as part of its ongoing examination of areas in the discovery landscape that the information community could potentially standardize. Included in the paper is an overview of the current discovery environment; descriptions of how these technologies, methodologies, and products may be able to adapt to potential future change; and a look beyond current models of discovery to explore possible alternatives, especially those related to linked data.

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    Digital Curation News (2/23/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

    Posted in Digital Curation News on February 23rd, 2015

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      Digital Archivist at Texas A&M University

      Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 23rd, 2015

      Texas A&M University is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

      Here's an excerpt from the ad:

      Reporting to the Director of Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, the Digital Archivist will establish and maintain a digital archiving program in collaboration with the University Archivist, Digital Preservation Librarian, Cushing archivists and curators, and other Libraries units. Responsibilities include: processing, describing, and providing access to born-digital and digitized archival and special collections materials; demonstrate initiative and innovation in developing and implementing processes for archiving current and legacy electronic and digital materials including document, image, and audio/video files, email, web sites, social media; and digital primary materials acquired on formats such as tape, floppy disks, hard drives, Compact Discs, and mobile devices. Additional responsibilities include acquiring and maintaining legacy hardware and software that may be necessary for providing access to digital materials. Working with the University Libraries Preservation unit, the Digital Archivist will aid in the development, documentation, and implementation of a digital preservation plan as it pertains to Cushing Memorial Library and Archives collections.

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        Marta Brunner Named College Librarian by Skidmore College

        Posted in People in the News on February 23rd, 2015

        Marta Brunner has been named College Librarian by Skidmore College.

        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

        Marta Brunner, head of collections, research and instructional services in the Charles E. Young Research Library at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has been named the new college librarian at Skidmore College, replacing Ruth Copans, who will retire this year.

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          Metadata & Digital Curation Librarian at Grand Valley State University

          Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 23rd, 2015

          Grand Valley State University is recruiting a Metadata & Digital Curation Librarian.

          Here's an excerpt from the ad:

          • Advise all metadata creation activities throughout the libraries and selects, designs, adapts and maintains appropriate metadata schemas, controlled vocabularies and data dictionaries to facilitate access to resources in the libraries' catalog, digital collections and institutional repository;
          • Track developments in metadata schemas and lead the ongoing development and implementation of metadata standards and best practices within the libraries and across the university;
          • Assist in setting policies, priorities and practices for the production, management and preservation of the library's digital assets;
          • Supports archival, e-records management and scholarly communication programs;
          • Provide consultative support and expertise to GVSU faculty and academic units on research projects to address their data service needs, including the development of data management plans for grant applications to ensure usability, preservation and access.

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            "AHRQ, NASA, USDA Release Plans for Public Access to Funded Research"

            Posted in Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on February 23rd, 2015

            ARL has released AHRQ, NASA, USDA Release Plans for Public Access to Funded Research.

            Here's an excerpt:

            Three US Government agencies-the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)-recently released their plans for increasing public access to federally funded research in response to the 2013 White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) directive. The OSTP memorandum directed federal agencies with R&D budgets of $100 million or more to develop plans to make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication.

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              DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 2/23/2015

              Posted in Scholarly Communication on February 16th, 2015

              DigitalKoans posts will resume on 2/23/2015.

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                Digital Curation News (2/16/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

                Posted in Digital Curation News on February 16th, 2015

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