"The Integrity of Research Is at Risk: Capturing and Preserving Web Sites and Web Documents and the Implications for Resource Sharing"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on July 11th, 2014

James G. Neal has published "The Integrity of Research Is at Risk: Capturing and Preserving Web Sites and Web Documents and the Implications for Resource Sharing" in IFLA WLIC 2014—Lyon.

Here's an excerpt:

Born digital materials, for example websites and web documents, present particular challenges to academic and community libraries and their collection development, discovery and access, preservation, and resource sharing programs. This paper will explore the policy, workflow, legal, governance, financial, and service framework for capturing and preserving web content in the context of expanding collaborative collection development agreements among libraries. The paper will describe the program at the Columbia University Libraries in the area of Web Resources Archiving Collaboration. Columbia has sought to situate its program within the broader mission of its Libraries, collecting content deemed important for current and future research, preserving the content for future scholars, but also providing access in novel ways to foster current use in teaching and research.

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    Software Engineer III at University of Virginia

    Posted in Library IT Jobs on July 10th, 2014

    The University of Virginia is recruiting a Software Engineer III.

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    The Library is seeking a software developer to join a team of curators, archivists, preservation specialists and technologists to make rare and unique materials freely available.

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      "Implementing CHORUS: Big Decisions Loom for Publishers"

      Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on July 10th, 2014

      Angela Cochran has published "Implementing CHORUS: Big Decisions Loom for Publishers" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

      Here's an excerpt:

      The implementation is not without complications. Publishers need to make some pretty serious decisions on how to proceed. The biggest decision may be exactly what to expose in order to comply with any forthcoming public access mandates. The options are to make the accepted manuscripts (AM) publicly available for papers derived from federal funds or to allow access to the final PDF or version of record (VoR). Either is acceptable under federal requirements.

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        Library Applications Developer at University of Miami

        Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 10th, 2014

        The University of Miami is recruiting a Library Applications Developer.

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        This position will develop and deploy new and existing web and backend applications for the University of Miami Libraries. The Library Applications Developer will be involved in all stages of software development and maintenance: Gathering and writing requirements; designing system architecture; and writing, maintaining, troubleshooting and documenting code. The Web & Emerging Technologies department supports a mix of open source (WordPress, Blacklight, etc.), proprietary (ContentDM, III) and homegrown applications; shares responsibility with other Web & Emerging Technologies staff for the creation of applications and assisting in the development and implementation of web resource services and digital library projects and services. Work with system architecture, evaluate, and implement commercial and/or open-source software solutions to meet programmatic needs.

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          Alcatel-Lucent Transmits 10 GBS on Copper Telephone Lines

          Posted in Emerging Technologies on July 10th, 2014

          Alcatel-Lucent has announced that it has transmitted 10 GBS over copper wires.

          Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

          Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), has set a new broadband speed record of 10 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) using traditional copper telephone lines and a prototype technology that demonstrates how existing copper access networks can be used to deliver 1Gbps symmetrical ultra-broadband access services. . . .

          The Bell Labs tests used a prototype technology called XG-FAST. This is an extension of G.fast technology, a new broadband standard currently being finalized by the ITU. When it becomes commercially available in 2015, G.fast will use a frequency range for data transmission of 106 MHz, giving broadband speeds up to 500 Mbps over a distance of 100 meters. In contrast, XG-FAST uses an increased frequency range up to 500 MHz to achieve higher speeds but over shorter distances. Bell Labs achieved 1 Gbps symmetrical over 70 meters on a single copper pair. 10 Gbps was achieved over a distance of 30 meters by using two pairs of lines (a technique known as "bonding"). Both tests used standard copper cable provided by a European operator.

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            Digital Curation News (7/9/2014) #digitalpreservation

            Posted in Digital Curation News on July 9th, 2014

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              Deputy Director for Digital Strategies and Information Technology at Free Library of Philadelphia

              Posted in Library IT Jobs on July 9th, 2014

              The Free Library of Philadelphia is recruiting a Deputy Director for Digital Strategies and Information Technology.

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              Responsible for the planning, development, management and implementation of customer-centered digital services activities, programs, services and initiatives consistent with the Library's strategic direction and vision. The Deputy Director for Digital Strategies and Information Technology provides professional leadership and coordination in the planning, implementation, and administration of digital services policies and programs for the Free Library of Philadelphia (54 branches, Hot Spots, mobile and digital services-website, CRM and mobile platforms). The Assistant Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining positive client relationships with internal and external management and stakeholders.

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                NARA Open Government Plan

                Posted in Open Access, Public Domain, Research Libraries on July 9th, 2014

                The National Archives and Records Administration has released its Open Government Plan.

                Here's an excerpt:

                NARA has been engaging the Wikipedia community since 2011, when we welcomed a Wikipedian in Residence and began holding events to build awareness of the records of the National Archives. In 2013, we welcomed a full-time employee devoted to engaging the Wikipedia community along with NARA staff members to promote greater access, reuse, and context for our records on Wikipedia.

                Our work strengthening digitization and description fuels our ability to make records available on external platforms like Wikipedia. In 2012, we shared 100,000 digital images from our holdings to Wikimedia Commons. This work enabled digital copies of our records to be incorporated into Wikimedia projects and Wikipedia articles. The 4,000 Wikipedia articles featuring our records received more than one billion page views in Fiscal Year 2013. Over the next two years we will work to increase the number of National Archives records available on Wikimedia Commons, which furthers our strategic goal to "Make Access Happen" and expands re-use of our records by the public.

                We are continuing our work to engage local communities of volunteer Wikipedians with on-site events, including skills-building workshops and "edit-a-thons" for improving Wikipedia content related to our holdings. In addition, we are establishing a model for "scan-a-thons" to enable citizen archivist stakeholder groups to digitize our records for access.

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