Digital Curation News (9/22/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on September 22nd, 2014
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    Digital Art: AKVIS AirBrush 2.5 Released

    Posted in Digital Art on September 22nd, 2014

    AKVIS has released AirBrush 2.5.

    Here's an excerpt from the press release:

    This artistic software lets you turn your photo into a stylish painting which looks like made with a special tool called an air brush or spraying gun. This technique has already become a new trend in modern art. . . .

    In Version 2.5:

    • Added the Share option that lets you post your images from the program to the social networks and services: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Google+, Dropbox. Now you can easily publish your newly created airbrush drawing and share with your friends and family.
    • Enlarged the maximum size of the Quick Preview area which helps to adjust the parameters of the effect.
    • Added the possibility to reverse background and paint colors.
    • Added new interface theme. You can select the style of the interface (Light or Dark) in the program preferences.

    Here's an example of an airbush painting created with AirBrush (full-size image: http://tinyurl.com/kb4gen2):

    Gondola at the Venetian

    Digital Scholarship | "Charles W. Bailey, Jr.'s Artworks on Flickr "

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      Systems Librarian at Philadelphia University

      Posted in Library IT Jobs on September 22nd, 2014

      Philadelphia University is recruiting a Systems Librarian.

      Here's an excerpt from the ad.

      Manage, implement, and provide technical support for library software and systems, including the Sirsi/Horizon integrated library system, the library’s discovery tool, chat and interlibrary loan systems, LibGuides, and overall design and maintenance of the library’s Web page gateway. Performs information literacy instruction, reference service, cataloging, troubleshooting, and setup of electronic resources. Maintain currency with trends in library systems and take a major role in planning, implementing, and training for the adoption and integration of new library technologies.

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        "Bill Introduced in Congress to Let You Actually Own Things, Even if They Contain Software"

        Posted in Copyright, Legislation and Government Regulation on September 22nd, 2014

        Kit Walsh has published "Bill Introduced in Congress to Let You Actually Own Things, Even if They Contain Software in Deeplinks."

        Here's an excerpt:

        At last, someone in Congress has noticed how "intellectual property rights" are showing up in unexpected places and undermining our settled rights and expectation about the things we buy. Today, Representative Farenthold announced the introduction of the You Own Devices Act (YODA). If a computer program enables a device to operate, YODA would let you transfer ownership of a copy of that computer program along with the device. The law would override any agreement to the contrary (like the one-sided and abusive End-User License Agreements commonly included with such software). Also, if you have a right to receive security or bug fixes, that right passes to the person who received the device from you.

        Digital Scholarship | "A Quarter-Century as an Open Access Publisher"

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          Digital Projects Librarian at Wesleyan University

          Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 22nd, 2014

          Wesleyan University is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian .

          Here's an excerpt from the ad.

          Reporting to the Systems/Emerging Technologies Librarian, this position is responsible for heading the Library Digital Projects Lab, including the selection, prioritization, digitization, preservation and access to unique, world-class Wesleyan collections for the use of students, faculty and researchers.

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            Guidelines for Planning the Digitization of Rare Book and Manuscript Collections

            Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digitization on September 22nd, 2014

            IFLA has released Guidelines for Planning the Digitization of Rare Book and Manuscript Collections.

            Here's an excerpt:

            These guidelines attempt to complement this body of knowledge by addressing the specific needs related to planning digitization projects for rare and special collections. They are written from the point-of-view of special collection managers, rare book librarians, curators, and researchers who study the physical object as an artefact bearing intrinsic historical evidence as much as for the intellectual content that it contains.

            Digital Scholarship | "A Quarter-Century as an Open Access Publisher"

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              Digital Art: Topaz Impression Photoshop Plug-in/Standalone Program Released

              Posted in Digital Art on September 19th, 2014

              Topaz Labs has released Topaz Impression.

              Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

              Working as a standalone editor as well as a plugin, Topaz Impression transforms your photos into realistic looking works of fine art. With Impression you can choose from 14 different digitally simulated brushes and 72 textures to create your own unique masterpiece.

              Here's an example of a mixed media drawing created with Topaz Impression (full-size image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/charleswbaileyjr/15110500809/):

              Pipe Smoker in a Paris Cafe

              Digital Scholarship | "Charles W. Bailey, Jr.'s Artworks on Flickr "

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                Sr. Software Developer (Java/Web/Linux) at California Digital Library

                Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 19th, 2014

                The California Digital Library is recruiting a Sr. Software Developer (Java/Web/Linux).

                Here's an excerpt from the ad.

                Design and implement software components in support of UC3 technical services. Maintain and deploy as well as plan and develop the evolution and enhancements to the Web Archiving System (WAS). Work as needed on new functionality for key CDL systems, including Merritt, DMPTool, and DASH. Advise UC3 management on technical strategies, new micro-services, time constraints, cost savings, and when to buy vs. build. This position also provides UC3 technical leadership by helping guide developers in UC3 and CDL on technical solutions, efficiencies, new tools, languages, development and deployment paradigms, etc.

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