ELI2011 Podcast: How to Fix Copyright

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on March 7th, 2011

EDUCAUSE has released ELI2011 Podcast: How to Fix Copyright in which William Patry, Senior Copyright Counsel for Google, discusses needed copyright changes. Both digital audio and video versions of the talk are available.

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Technology Specialist at OHIONET (Search Extended)

Posted in Library IT Jobs on March 7th, 2011

OHIONET is recruiting a Technology Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As part of OHIONET's member support team, this individual will:

  • Assist in the administration of our shared library systems, including the Innovative Interfaces systems for the OPAL (Ohio Private Academic Libraries) consortium and for the OHNT2 libraries, EZProxy servers and other shared library systems.
  • Assume responsibility for the hardware and operating system administration and management for all of the OHIONET-managed library systems.
  • Provide technical support to member libraries on a daily basis and as part of our after-hours and weekend support rotation.
  • Conduct training sessions both online and in-person to support the effective use of these systems.
  • Prepare complete and accurate documentation to support these projects.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 3/7/11

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on March 7th, 2011

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Head, Information Technology and Applications Department at Georgia Tech Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on March 7th, 2011

The Georgia Tech Library is recruiting a Head, Information Technology and Applications Department. Minimum salary is $75,000.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services, the department head will supervise ten FTE librarians and professional staff and support a variety of services for the Georgia Tech Community. The department is comprised of several service units:

  • Desktop and Collaboration Services is responsible for desktop computing resources and collaboration solutions used by Library staff and the public. This includes installation, maintenance, training, inventory control, and specification and purchase of hardware/software and management of the Library's collaboration and messaging environment.
  • Database Administration and Programming supports access to the commercial databases and electronic resources that are available through GALILEO and locally resources provided by the Library. Other supported services include SFX, E-Reserves, Document Delivery, ETD, and the Dublin Core database.
  • The Integrated Library System unit supports the Voyager library management system that includes the library catalog, the circulation system, and the acquisitions and serials system.
  • Network Services is involved in installation and maintenance of servers and system integration. This includes user account access/administration, email, backup, and server architecture. This group also provides information security, developing strategies and monitoring for intrusions.
  • Web Services is responsible for the direction, design, development, and coordination of the Library's web presence.
  • There is a growing emphasis on digital library development and infrastructure to support services such as digital repositories and collections, publishing services, and digital capture and conversion activities. The Department Head collaborates with others in the Library to set priorities for programming and application development services.

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Sustaining Scholarly Publishing: New Business Models for University Presses

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, University Presses on March 7th, 2011

The Association of American University Presses has released Sustaining Scholarly Publishing: New Business Models for University Presses.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Within the scholarly communications ecosystem, scholarly publishers are a keystone species. University presses—as well as academic societies, research institutions, and other scholarly publishers—strive to fulfill the mission of making public the fruits of scholarly research as effectively as possible within that ecosystem. While that mission has remained constant, in recent years the landscape in which it is carried out has altered dramatically.

"Sustaining Scholarly Publishing" explores many current scholarly publishing experiments and initiatives, defines characteristics of effective business models and the challenges of transitioning from a traditional sales-based model, and presents several recommendations for sustaining high-quality scholarly publishing throughout this time of change. The AAUP report was prepared by the Task Force on Economic Models for Scholarly Publishing, chaired by Lynne Withey, now-retired director of the University of California Press. . . .

Among the report's recommendations:

  • Active and open sharing of lessons learned by participants in existing digital publishing projects should be an ongoing process.
  • The support of foundations, libraries, and university administrations in providing funds to work toward the digital future has been, and will remain, crucial.
  • Open access is a principle to be embraced, if publishing costs can be supported by the larger scholarly enterprise. University presses, and nonprofit publishers generally, should be fully engaged in these discussions.
  • Proposals and plans for new business models should explicitly address the potential impact of the new model on other parts of a press's programs, as well as explicitly address the requirements, both operational and financial, for making the transition to a new model.

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Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010

Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Scholarship Publications on March 6th, 2011

Digital Scolarship has released the Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010. This 80-page book presents over 500 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding digital curation and preservation. This selective bibliography covers digital curation and preservation copyright issues, digital formats (e.g., data, media, and e-journals), metadata, models and policies, national and international efforts, projects and institutional implementations, research studies, services, strategies, and digital repository concerns. Most sources have been published from 2000 through 2010; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 2000 are also included. Many references have links to freely available copies of included works.

The Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 is available as an open access PDF file and as a $9.95 paperback. All versions of the bibliography are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

For further information about Digital Scholarship publications, see the "Digital Scholarship Publications Overview" and "Reviews of Digital Scholarship Publications."

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Director of Digital Programs and Systems at Emory University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 6th, 2011

The Emory University Libraries are recruiting a Director of Digital Programs and Systems.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (job requisition ID: 21073BR):

Manages existing systems and leads the implementation of new technologies and enterprise systems for all of the university libraries. Works closely with senior library managers to insure the division operates as a customer focused and driven organization that is processed managed. Works closely with Vice Provost and other library senior leadership to define and implement a long-term vision, strategy, and execution plans for all university libraries. Leads teams of systems, software, and support engineers with a balanced focus on products, processes and people leadership. Develops existing talent on the teams. Assesses the effectiveness of existing systems in meeting operational library management needs across all libraries, enabling the Library's mission to support of the university's research, teaching and learning goals. Leads the planning, development, implementation, and management of a new library management system. Investigates, recommends, and implements new technologies to enhance and transform library delivery of information resources. Acts in a responsive manner to stakeholders in all areas, communicating and collaborating at all times. Contributes to and is highly active in local, consortial, regional, and national meetings to stay abreast of technology developments and trends and also represent Emory Libraries. Plans and executes complex development projects such as digital repositories, image archives, and tools to support digital humanities. Performs related responsibilities as required.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 3/6/11

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Chair, Digital Services and Shared Collections at University of Florida Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 6th, 2011

The University of Florida Libraries are recruiting a Chair, Digital Services and Shared Collections. Minimum salary is $75,00 or $85,000 depending on rank.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Chair, Digital Services and Shared Collections, is responsible for internal and outsourced digitization, and plays a key role in the coordination of preservation and access to digital and shared print academic library collections in Florida. The Chair will be responsible for adopting a business model approach, designing efficient and productive workflows, and for effectively communicating vision and goals to donors, partners, and a variety of other internal and external constituents and partners. A major component of the role is to promote organized collaboration between internal and outsourced digital services, preservation/conservation of all Smathers Libraries collections as well as the shared print collection, and processing for the storage and retrieval of shared print collections.

Upon appointment, the Chair will lead the Digital Library Center (DLC) and related digital services including the Institutional Repository (IR), as well as having reporting responsibilities for Preservation and Shared Collections Processing. The Chair will also participate in the planning for the new complex and the Shared Collections. Initial partners for the Shared Collections include all of the State University Libraries (SUL) and at least one private university in Florida. After the completion of the new complex (anticipated in 2013-2014), the Digital Services and Preservation units will relocate from Smathers Library to the renovated facility and the chair will assume responsibility for managing the complex.

As a prominent partner in national and state cooperative ventures, the Chair will negotiate agreements, manage business operations and identify ways to actively market and promote the collections and services. This will require collaboration with subject specialists, curators and other library staff, as well as patrons, external constituents and not-for-profit, commercial, and academic partners.

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Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010

Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on March 6th, 2011

Digital Scolarship has released the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010. This 466-page book presents over 3,800 selected English-language articles, books, and other textual sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. It covers digital copyright, digital libraries, digital preservation, digital rights management, digital repositories, economic issues, electronic books and texts, electronic serials, license agreements, metadata, publisher issues, open access, and other related topics. Most sources have been published from 1990 through 2010. Many references have links to freely available copies of included works.

The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 is available as an open access PDF file and as an $18.95 paperback. All versions of the bibliography are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

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Open Access: "Recent Watershed Events"

Posted in Open Access on March 3rd, 2011

Peter Suber has published "Recent Watershed Events" in the latest SPARC Open Access Newsletter.

Here's an excerpt:

OA has the momentum of thousands of forward steps every year, in every academic field and every part of the world. But some developments are larger than others, and some are large enough to count as watershed events. I've noticed an upswing in watershed events recently and want to point out half a dozen of them. Pointing them out doesn't amount to a prediction, any more than tremors predict earthquakes. But if you were too preoccupied with local noise to notice these tremors, take a moment to notice them.

(1) The Publishers Association (PA) and Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) announced a meeting to take place in London at the end of this month: "PA-ALPSP Journal Publishers' Forum: Open access: the next ten years" (London, March 31, 2011)
http://www.alpsp.org/ngen_public/article.asp?aid=341706 . . . .

(2) The world's largest peer-reviewed journal is now an OA journal, PLoS ONE. . . . .

3) PLoS ONE's success in attracting submissions, revenue, and reputation inspired a raft of imitators from high-quality, high-prestige publishers.
http://blogs.plos.org/plos/files/2011/01/Welcome-Nature2.pdf
http://poeticeconomics.blogspot.com/2011/01/plos-one-now-worlds-largest-journal.html. . . .

(4) In the same month that the Nature Publishing Group (NPG) launched Scientific Reports, its PLoS ONE rival, it issued an important new statement on OA in general.
http://www.nature.com/press_releases/statement.html . . . .

(5) In October 2010, Ten major institutions founded the UK Open Access Implementation Group to "coordinate evidence, policies, systems, advice and guidance, to make open access an easy choice for authors and one that benefits all universities…."

(6) The three largest commercial publishers now publish full OA journals, not just hybrid OA journals.

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Discovery Systems Librarian at University of Alberta Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 3rd, 2011

The University of Alberta Library is recruiting a Discovery Systems Librarian. Salary range: $77,740-$129,436.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Alberta Libraries, with a long tradition of service excellence to the University and its communities, seek a dynamic individual for the new position of Discovery Systems Librarian. Working in a team environment in Bibliographic & Information Technology Services, the Discovery Systems Librarian will be responsible for a suite of discovery and retrieval systems designed to help expose the Libraries' rich collections and for supporting student, faculty, and library staff through leadership in technology and services planning, project coordination, and operations support. Discovery systems and services include the University of Alberta Libraries / NEOS online public access catalogue, “next-generation” faceted discovery tools, federated / meta- search tools for exposing content across separate silos (eg., licensed electronic resources, local repositories of digitized content, etc.), OpenURL link resolvers and related products (eg., recommender services), proxy servers / services, and ancillary products such as citation management services. The Discovery Systems Librarian has responsibility for system-wide implementation, configuration, integration, and oversight of such systems and services, including supervision of specific assignments of programmers and other staff.

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