"A Comparison of E-book and Print Book Discovery, Preferences, and Usage by Science and Engineering Faculty and Graduate Students at the University of Kansas"

Posted in E-Books, Electronic Resources, Scholarly Books on April 7th, 2014

Julie Waters et al. have published "A Comparison of E-book and Print Book Discovery, Preferences, and Usage by Science and Engineering Faculty and Graduate Students at the University of Kansas" in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

The availability of science and technology e-books through the University of Kansas Libraries is growing rapidly through approval plans, e-book packages, and electronic demand-driven acquisitions. Based on informal conversations with faculty, questions still lingered as to the acceptance of books in the electronic format by faculty and graduate students in the STEM disciplines. To learn more about book format preferences, a survey was distributed via e-mail to 1,898 faculty and graduate students in science and technology at the University of Kansas. The survey included questions focused on print book use, e-book use, format preferences, and demographics. A majority of the 357 respondents indicated a preference for print books indicating many of the oft-repeated comments about the disadvantages of reading books on a computer. Patrons using tablets were more inclined to access e-books. The survey indicated a continuing need to purchase books in both print and electronic formats, and to market the availability of e-books to University of Kansas patrons.

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    Digital Curation News (4/4/2014) #digitalpreservation

    Posted in Digital Curation News on April 4th, 2014

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      Digital Archivist at University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries

      Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 4th, 2014

      The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries are recruiting a Digital Archivist.

      Here's an excerpt from the ad:

      In strong collaboration with Library Systems, the University Archivist, and Manuscripts Curator, the Digital Archivist will develop processes, procedures, and specifications for collecting, preserving, and providing access to born-digital records and hybrid collections; investigate, plan, and manage format conversions and migrations; plan, coordinate, and implement workflows for digital content creation, including quality control procedures, prioritization of production to develop high levels of productivity; provide training in processes and specifications for digital collection creation; coordinate and supervise special projects; and collaborate with the Web developer and other staff for online exhibits and other discovery tools, including social media services.

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        Digital Public Library of America Gets $594,000 Grant

        Posted in Digital Libraries, Grants on April 4th, 2014

        The Digital Public Library of America Gets received a $594,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

        The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced today $594,000 in new funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to research potential sustainability models and to pursue the most promising option (or options). This two-year grant will allow DPLA to expand its staff to target opportunities for further development and revenue, without compromising its mission of open access to the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums.

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          Programmer/Analyst I (Web and API Programmer) at Utah State University Libraries

          Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 4th, 2014

          Utah State University Libraries are recruiting a Programmer/Analyst I (Web and API Programmer).

          Here's an excerpt from the ad:

          This professional entry-level position reports to the Director of Library Digital and Information Technology Services and is responsible for a broad range of services and duties related to the libraries' programming needs. The successful candidate will assist in the planning, development, testing, and documentation of applications and systems. Specific projects may include designing new sites and using web services technologies to improve the user experience in discovering, searching, finding, or acquiring library materials and content. The successful candidate will also work to create mobile ready versions of library web sites and services. Projects may require implementation of open source code, using various API's made available by library vendors. This position will manage the Libraries' web servers and support digital library projects as needed.

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            The Value and Impact of Data Sharing and Curation: A Synthesis of Three Recent Studies of UK Research Data Centres

            Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Repositories, Reports and White Papers on April 4th, 2014

            JISC has released The Value and Impact of Data Sharing and Curation: A Synthesis of Three Recent Studies of UK Research Data Centres.

            Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

            The data centre studies combined quantitative and qualitative approaches in order to quantify value in economic terms and present other, non-economic, impacts and benefits. Uniquely, the studies cover both users and depositors of data, and we believe the surveys of depositors undertaken are the first of their kind. All three studies show a similar pattern of findings, with data sharing via the data centres having a large measurable impact on research efficiency and on return on investment in the data and services. These findings are important for funders, both for making the economic case for investment in data curation and sharing and research data infrastructure, and for ensuring the sustainability of such research data centres.

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              Digital Curation News (4/3/2014) #digitalpreservation

              Posted in Digital Curation News on April 3rd, 2014

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                Library Fellow for Digital Archives 2014-2016 at MIT Libraries

                Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 3rd, 2014

                The MIT Libraries are recruiting a Library Fellow for Digital Archives 2014-2016.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                Reporting to the Digital Archivist, the activities of this position will expand and build upon already established foundations of our digital archives program. Work will provide opportunities to collaborate with Curation and Preservation Services; the Office of Scholarly Publishing, Copyright and Licensing; Information Technology and Discovery Services; Digital Library Application Development; Collections Strategy and Management; as well as the Digital Sustainability Lab.

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