DigitalKoans Publication Changes

Posted in Digital Scholarship Publications on August 7th, 2017

Although DigitalKoans has no formal publishing schedule, you may have noticed that I have been typically posting Monday through Friday for quite some time.

As you would imagine, the weekend is not a peak period for gathering the types of news items I post. In the future, the bulk of DigitalKoans posts will be published Tuesday through Friday.

It's been over 12 years since I established DigitalKoans and over 28 years since I established PACS-L at the University of Houston. I'm now in my late sixties and it's time to pay more attention to Yeats:

An aged man is but a paltry thing,
A tattered coat upon a stick, unless
Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing

"Singing," in this case, being spending a bit more time on digital art and other creative pursuits.

As usual, I'll continue to notify you of any anticipated DigitalKoans publication interruptions.

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Digital Asset Management Coordinator at Claremont University Consortium

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 5th, 2017

The Claremont University Consortium is recruiting a Digital Asset Management Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Asset Management Coordinator (DAMC) will coordinate digital asset development and curation in close collaboration with content producers, providers, and selectors, such as the DH program, the editors of our eleven open access journals, individual faculty members, and librarians in the Research, Teaching, and Learning Services (RTLS) and Special Collections and Libraries (SCL) divisions. This position will lead the library’s digital publishing and preservation services by overseeing and managing the CCDL and S@C. In partnership with the OCMTL, the DAMC will coordinate training on creating descriptive, administrative, and preservation metadata for digital assets.

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The Transformation of Academic Library Collecting: A Synthesis of the Harvard Library’s Hazen Memorial Symposium

Posted in ARL Libraries, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on August 5th, 2017

OCLC Research has released The Transformation of Academic Library Collecting: A Synthesis of the Harvard Library's Hazen Memorial Symposium.

Here's an excerpt:

Drawing from presentations and audience discussions at The Transformation of Academic Library Collecting: A Symposium Inspired by Dan C. Hazen, this publication examines of some central themes important to a broader conversation about the future of academic library collections, in particular, collective collections and the reimagination of what have traditionally been called "special" and archival collections (now referred to as unique and distinctive collections).

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Curator of Born-Digital Collections at Vanderbilt University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 5th, 2017

Vanderbilt University is recruiting a Curator of Born-Digital Collections.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Curator of Born-Digital Collections will lead the University Library's curation, management, and preservation initiatives for born-digital materials in its three major special collections units: Biomedical Special Collections, Special Collections & University Archives, and the Television News Archive. The Curator of Born-Digital Collections manages the operations of the Television News Archive, the university library’s largest collection of born-digital materials.

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"For Second Time, Appeals Court Hears GSU E-Reserves Case"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, E-Reserves, Publishing, Research Libraries on August 5th, 2017

Andrew Albanese has published "For Second Time, Appeals Court Hears GSU E-Reserves Case" in Publishers Weekly.

Here's an excerpt:

In the hearing, which went for just over an hour, a three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit in Atlanta, once again pressed attorneys for the fault lines in the decade-old copyright case, with much of the hearing focusing on whether Judge Orinda Evans correctly evaluated the fourth factor of the four factor fair use test (the effect on the market), and then properly weighted that factor in making her fair use determinations.

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Web Developer at University of Michigan

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 4th, 2017

The University of Michigan is recruiting a Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Michigan Library is seeking a skilled programmer to help create and maintain large scale digital library and publishing systems. The successful candidate will work with a team of software developers, publishers, librarians, and designers to build the Fulcrum [https://www.fulcrum.org] publishing platform, built on Samvera [https://samvera.org/] (formerly Hydra) and Rails, to serve Michigan Publishing and the University of Michigan Press.

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"The State of OA: A Large-Scale Analysis of the Prevalence and Impact of Open Access Articles"

Posted in Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on August 4th, 2017

Heather Piwowar et al. have self-archived "The State of OA: A Large-Scale Analysis of the Prevalence and Impact of Open Access Articles."

Here's an excerpt:

We estimate that at least 28% of the scholarly literature is OA (19M in total) and that this proportion is growing, driven particularly by growth in Gold and Hybrid. The most recent year analyzed (2015) also has the highest percentage of OA (45%). Because of this growth, and the fact that readers disproportionately access newer articles, we find that Unpaywall users encounter OA quite frequently: 47% of articles they view are OA. Notably, the most common mechanism for OA is not Gold, Green, or Hybrid OA, but rather an under-discussed category we dub Bronze: articles made free-to-read on the publisher website, without an explicit Open license.

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Digital Library Software Integration Developer at Texas Digital Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 4th, 2017

The Texas Digital Library is recruiting a Digital Library Software Integration Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Working with university libraries across the state, the Software Developer for the Texas Digital Library will design, code, test, and analyze the software and applications necessary for providing online access to the research data and scholarship of Texas while preserving digital content for future generations.

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100% Online Professional Science Master’s Degree in Digital Curation at UNC Chapel Hill Announced

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on August 4th, 2017

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has announced its new Professional Science Master's Degree in Digital Curation.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

This innovative, 100% online program is now accepting applications for the initial cohort of students who will begin classes in January 2018. Deadline to apply for January admission is October 10, 2017.

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Digital Art: July’s Cartoons, Charcoal Drawings, Pastel Drawings, and Pencil Drawings

Posted in Digital Art on August 3rd, 2017

In July, I continued to transform public domain photos into cartoons, charcoal drawings, pastel drawings, and pencil drawings using a variety of Photoshop plug-ins and Topaz Impression. Full-size download images (8×10" or 8×12") and descriptions of the processing steps involved are available on Flickr. The arkwork images are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Digital Chalk and Charcoal Drawing of a Soldier Sleeping in a Trench in World War I

Digital Pencil Drawing of a Cottage in Mullingar, Ireland

Digital Oil Pastel Drawing of Courthouse Wash

Digital Pastel Drawing of a Courtyard in Venice Near the Calle Larga S. Marco

Digital Pastel Drawing of a Monarch Butterfly

Digital Chalk and Charcoal Drawing of a Goose Landing in Water

Digital Cartoon of Boats on the Grand Canal in Venice

Digital Cartoon of Moored Motorboats in Venice

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Associate Director, Library Applications and Knowledge Systems at University of Maryland, Baltimore

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 3rd, 2017

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is recruiting a Associate Director, Library Applications and Knowledge Systems.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Executive Director Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), this faculty position will provide leadership for the library's applications, knowledge systems, new and emerging technologies, and integrating the resources, services and programs of the HS/HSL. Working in a highly collaborative library and campus environment, the Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems will manage 6.5 staff consisting of an internal library network administrator, web developers, support staff, an instructional technology specialist, and an emerging technologies librarian.

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IMLS National Leadership and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant Guidelines

Posted in Grants on August 3rd, 2017

IMLS has released the latest National Leadership and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant guidelines.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced the guidelines for the first round of FY 2018 National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG) and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21). The NLG program invests in projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive fields and generate results such as new tools, research findings, or models that can be widely used. The LB21 program supports human capital capacity projects for libraries and archives. This call for preliminary proposals has a deadline of September 1, 2017, for both programs. A separate funding opportunity for both programs will be announced in December with a deadline in February 2018.

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