Digitization Services Manager at New York Public Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 26th, 2015

The New York Public Library is recruiting a Digitization Services Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Imaging Unit of NYPL Labs is seeking a visionary, inventive manager to help The New York Public Library to share its vast collections with the world through digitization. The Manager will oversee the preservation-grade photography and reformatting of The New York Public Library's rare and unique holdings (including illuminated manuscripts, prints, rare books, literary and historical archives, historical maps, one of the world's largest photography collections, Broadway set and costume designs, and diverse documents charting the changing landscape of New York City). The Digitization Services Manager will also serve as a primary architect of a range of new digitization streams with the goal of dramatically increasing the volume, speed, and range of NYPL's imaging activities (e.g. rapid book scanning, high-speed microfilm digitization, and experiments with new approaches).

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    "A Review of Theory and Practice in Scientometrics"

    Posted in Scholarly Metrics on January 26th, 2015

    John Mingers and Loet Leydesdorff have self-archived "A Review of Theory and Practice in Scientometrics."

    Here's an excerpt:

    Scientometrics is the study of the quantitative aspects of the process of science as a communication system. It is centrally, but not only, concerned with the analysis of citations in the academic literature. In recent years it has come to play a major role in the measurement and evaluation of research performance. In this review we consider: the historical development of scientometrics, sources of citation data, citation metrics and the "laws" of scientometrics, normalisation, journal impact factors and other journal metrics, visualising and mapping science, evaluation and policy, and future developments.

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      Digital Curation News (1/23/2015) #digitalpreservation

      Posted in Digital Curation News on January 23rd, 2015

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        Folklife Specialist (Digital Assets Management) at Library of Congress

        Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 23rd, 2015

        The Library of Congress is recruiting a Folklife Specialist (Digital Assets Management).

        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

        The position serves as the Folklife Specialist (Digital Assets Management) and is located in the American Folklife Center (AFC) within Library Services and reports directly to the Head, Archive of Folk Culture. The purpose of this position is to oversee the administration of American Folklife Center's digital asset management program, including developing and managing born-digital and reformatted collection processing workflows.

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          "Why Principal Investigators Funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health Publish in the Public Library of Science Journals"

          Posted in Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 23rd, 2015

          Nancy Pontika has published "Why Principal Investigators Funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health Publish in the Public Library of Science Journals" in Information Research.

          Here's an excerpt:

          The Institutes-funded investigators submitted to the Public Library of Science journals because they favour the high impact factor, fast publication speed, fair peer-review system and the articles/ immediate open access availability.

          Conclusions. The requirements of the National Institutes' public access policy do not influence the investigators' decision to submit to one of the Public Library of Science journals and do not increase their familiarity with open access publishing options.

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            Digital Initiatives Librarian at Binghamton University

            Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 23rd, 2015

            Binghamton University is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian .

            Here's an excerpt from the ad:

            As a member of the Library Technology department, reporting to the Director of Library Technology, the Digital Initiatives Librarian provides quality service and support to library faculty, staff and patrons.

            They collaborate in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of digital projects to enhance user experience and improve workflows within the library. This includes digital initiatives such as digital curation and preservation, digital exhibits, the Libraries' website, and search and discovery of library resources. Digital curation and preservation tasks include digital forensics, applying metadata schema for access and preservation, and investigating and developing submission workflows for digital content. They assist in training and supervising student assistants and serve as a project manager for processing materials for digital collections; working closely with metadata/cataloging, Special Collections and University Archives, and others to deploy and configure systems to fully leverage the potential of metadata and digital objects derived from disparate sources.

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              Monographs and Open Access: A Report to HEFCE

              Posted in E-Books, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books on January 23rd, 2015

              The HEFCE has released Monographs and Open Access: A Report to HEFCE.

              Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

              • Monographs are a vitally important and distinctive vehicle for research communication, and must be sustained in any moves to open access. The availability of printed books alongside the open-access versions will be essential.
              • Contrary to many perceptions, it would not be appropriate to talk of a crisis of the monograph; this does not mean that monographs are not facing challenges, but the arguments for open access would appear to be for broader and more positive reasons than solving some supposed crisis.
              • Open access offers both short- and long-term advantages for monograph publication and use; many of these are bound up with a transition to digital publishing that has not been at the same speed as that for journals.
              • There is no single dominant emerging business model for supporting open-access publishing of monographs; a range of approaches will coexist for some time and it is unlikely that any single model will emerge as dominant. Policies will therefore need to be flexible.

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                Digital Curation News (1/22/2015) #digitalpreservation

                Posted in Digital Curation News on January 22nd, 2015

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