- IBM Makes Stop-Motion Film Using Atoms as Pixels, http://t.co/zKxeMmPFXf
- Google Releases Glass Tutorial, http://t.co/R9h0cE1wAl
- E-Books and Democracy, http://t.co/96DeB2L9EW
- Video: Using Schema.org & Google Site Search With Library Digital Collections, http://t.co/4qDVNcfWaq
- One Year Later, the Results of Tor Books UK Going DRM-Free, http://t.co/6onCbN1OGA
- Macmillan Finalizes E-book Settlement, Will Pay $26 Million, http://t.co/HD7oxacIpb
- The Big Deal and the Damage Done, http://t.co/aWYpL59HJC
The latest bimonthly update of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog is now available. It provides information about selected new works related to scholarly electronic publishing, such as books, e-prints, journal articles, technical reports, and white papers.
- William Fisher, Copyright Spring 2013: Special Event 6, Orphan Works and Digital Libraries [Video], http://t.co/J4bGhuanrc
- Are Digitization and Budget Cuts Compromising History?, http://t.co/uKe6nAENJm
- E-book Subscription Model: Is the Time Right?, http://t.co/urfAzepW0Z
- What Is TPP? It's the Biggest Global Threat to the Internet Since ACTA, https://t.co/BpUrlmxfdN
- Devising New Roles for Scholars Who Can Code, http://t.co/ecf8XILlGl
- Bill Gates Joins Administration in Promoting Open Agricultural Data, http://t.co/6L1WOkLwFM
- Fair Use for Appropriation Art, http://t.co/2sCSvREgpk
- CERN Re-creating First Web Page to Revere Early Ideals, http://t.co/ICMyhV1UL7
- Planning for Digital Preservation: 20 Questions for Providers of Digital Storage Services
- DMPTool Webinar Series
- Talk on LOCKSS Metadata Extraction at IIPC 2013
- E-Records Forum 2013: Audits of Trustworthy Digital Repositories
- Research Data Management Funding: Is Europe Up for the Challenge? [Presentations]
- LIASA Webinar [Report and presentation link]
- No Thing is Preserved in Digital Preservation [Poster]
- The Role of the Jotello F. Soga Library in the Digital Preservation of South African Veterinary History
Glasgow Caledonian University is recruiting a Digital Assets Manager.
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
Library Services at Glasgow Caledonian University wishes to appoint a Digital Assets Manager. The role holder will have responsibility for the maintenance, development and promotion of GCUStore, our multimedia repository, and will assist in the work of the Digital Development and Information Literacy (DDIL) section. This will include assisting in the development and maintenance of a range of library IT systems including the library management and discovery systems, web 2.0, portal and social media technologies.
Phillip Lord and Lindsay Marshall have self-archived "Twenty-Five Shades of Greycite: Semantics for Referencing and Preservation" in arXiv.org .
Here's an excerpt:
Semantic publishing can enable richer documents with clearer, computationally interpretable properties. For this vision to become reality, however, authors must benefit from this process, so that they are incentivised to add these semantics. Moreover, the publication process that generates final content must allow and enable this semantic content. Here we focus on author-led or "grey" literature, which uses a convenient and simple publication pipeline. We describe how we have used metadata in articles to enable richer referencing of these articles and how we have customised the addition of these semantics to articles. Finally, we describe how we use the same semantics to aid in digital preservation and non-repudiability of research articles
Georgia Perimeter College Libraries are recruiting a Systems/Web Services Librarian.
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
The Systems/Web Services Librarian is responsible for maintenance, management, support and training for the Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system in a multi-campus and statewide consortial environment. Runs Voyager maintenance and statistical reports on a regular schedule. Administers and provides support for various library software products in use by public services and library technical services staff. Serves as webmaster for GPC libraries, and is responsible for leading efforts toward a unified web presence in a college-wide environment. May assist with e-resource functions as needed, and with special projects as assigned by the Director of Library Technical Services.
"Science Europe Position Statement: Principles on the Transition to Open Access to Research Publications"Posted in Digital Repositories, Grants, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on April 30th, 2013
Science Europe has released "Science Europe Position Statement: Principles on the Transition to Open Access to Research Publications." Science Europe is an "association of 51 European national research organisations."
Here's an excerpt:
Therefore the Science Europe Member Organisations:
- will continue to support any valid approaches to achieve Open Access, including those commonly referred to as the "green" and "gold" routes; . . . .
- stress that research publications should either be published in an Open Access journal or be deposited as soon as possible in a repository, and made available in Open Access in all cases no later than six months following first publication. In Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the delay may need to be longer than six months but must be no more than 12 months; . . .
- require that funding of Open Access publication fees is part of a transparent cost structure, incorporating a clear picture of publishers' service costs;. . . .
- stress that the hybrid model, as currently defined and implemented by publishers, is not a working and viable pathway to Open Access. Any model for transition to Open Access supported by Science Europe Member Organisations must prevent "double dipping" and increase cost transparency;
- Talk on Harvesting the Future Web at IIPC2013
- Archive Journal Special Issue on "Publishing the Archive"—Call For Papers
- Video Games, Take II: The Problems of Preservation
- Hack to Preserve: Increasing Your Organisational Competence
- Brewster's Trillions: Internet Archive Strives to Keep Web History Alive
- Software Obsolescence Doesn't Imply Format Obsolescence
- Digital Curation Webinar
- Asking Authors to Buy 'Memberships' for Open Access, http://t.co/JIUfWAysa5
- Controversial CISPA "Cyber-Security" Bill is DOA in the Senate, http://t.co/Q7eZMJgnsv
- 21 Tips for Supercharging Your Cloud Storage, http://t.co/0L9l1aomPs
- Open Access Spreads, http://t.co/OAJoIBE0ng
- Court Backs Artist in Rasta Case: Less Copyright Control for Image Owners?, http://t.co/ywLorh3Z3V
- More New Things for the Omeka family of Products!, http://t.co/7P2b2GdfB6
- New WIPO Text on Traditional Knowledge Protection Cleaner But Issues Remain, http://t.co/urdEqIreR8
- PKP Newsletter April 2013, http://t.co/2dlmDxPxUA
- [California State Bill] AB 609 Web Banners [for open access], http://t.co/usqLZ4MflS
Harvard University Information Technology is recruiting a Systems Engineer, Library Technology .
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
Harvard University IT Library Technology Services (LTS) is seeking an Applications Platform Analyst to build, manage, and maintain scalable and robust application server environments for central library systems used in the academic and research mission of the University. This position supports a variety of library services, including home-grown, third party vended and open source applications. . S/he integrates applications into existing infrastructure, troubleshoots and resolves technical issues and manages technical projects. The Library Systems Engineer works collaboratively with developers, systems librarians, vendors, systems administrators, and HUIT Infrastructure staff to build and maintain stable applications for the Harvard Library.
The Library Copyright Alliance has filed a brief in the Cambridge U. Press et al. v. Mark P. Becker et al. e-reserves copyright case that was prepared by the EFF and Jonathan Band.
Here's an excerpt from the EFF announcement:
In the amicus brief filed today, EFF urges the appeals court to see what the district court saw: the vast majority of uses at issue were protected fair uses. Moreover, as a practical matter, the licensing market the publishers say they want to create for e-reserves will never emerge—not least because libraries can't afford to participate in it. Even assuming that libraries could pay such fees, requiring this would thwart the purpose of copyright by undermining the overall market for scholarship. Given libraries' stagnant or shrinking budgets, any new spending for licenses must be reallocated from existing expenditures, and the most likely source of reallocated funds is the budget for collections. An excerpt license requirement thus will harm the market for new scholarly works, as the works assigned for student reading are likely to be more established pieces written by well-known academics. Libraries' total investment in scholarship will be the same but resources will be diverted away from new works to redundant payments for existing ones, in direct contradiction of copyright's purpose of "promot[ing] progress."