Digital Scholarship 2009 Available from Amazon.com

Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on April 5th, 2010

Digital Scholarship 2009, a 504-page, 6" by 9" paperback, is now available for purchase from Amazon.com.

The book includes four bibliographies: the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2009 Annual Edition, the Institutional Repository Bibliography, the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography, and the Google Book Search Bibliography.

The longest bibliography in the book, the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2009 Annual Edition, presents over 3,620 selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and 2009; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included.

Table of Contents

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2009 Annual Edition
Dedication
1 Economic Issues
2 Electronic Books and Texts
2.1 Case Studies and History
2.2 General Works
2.3 Library Issues
3 Electronic Serials
3.1 Case Studies and History
3.2 Critiques
3.3 Electronic Distribution of Printed Journals
3.4 General Works
3.5 Library Issues
3.6 Research
4 General Works
5 Legal Issues
5.1 Intellectual Property Rights
5.2 License Agreements
6 Library Issues
6.1 Cataloging, Identifiers, Linking, and Metadata
6.2 Digital Libraries
6.3 General Works
6.4 Information Integrity and Preservation
7 New Publishing Models
8 Publisher Issues
8.1 Digital Rights Management and User Authentication
9 Repositories, E-Prints, and OAI
Appendix A. Related Bibliographies
Appendix B. About the Author

Institutional Repository Bibliography
1 General
2 Country and Regional Institutional Repository Surveys
3 Multiple-Institution Repositories
4 Specific Institutional Repositories
4.1 eScholarship
4.2 MIT
4.3 OSU Knowledge Bank
4.4 Other
5 Institutional Repository Digital Preservation Issues
6 Institutional Repository Library Issues
7 Institutional Repository Metadata Issues
8 Institutional Repository Open Access Policies
9 Institutional Repository R&D Projects
9.1 ARROW
9.2 DAEDALUS
9.3 DARE
9.4 DRIVER
9.5 FAIR Programme
9.6 Hydra/REMAP/RepoMMan
9.7 SHERPA
9.8 Other
10 Institutional Repository Research Studies
11 Institutional Repository Software
11.1 General
11.2 DSpace
11.3 Fedora
11.4 Other

Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography

Google Book Search Bibliography

Digital Scholarship 2009

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    "The Short-Term Influence of Free Digital Versions of Books on Print Sales"

    Posted in E-Books, Open Access, Publishing on April 5th, 2010

    John Hilton III and David Wiley have published "The Short-Term Influence of Free Digital Versions of Books on Print Sales" in the latest issue of The Journal of Electronic Publishing.

    Here's an excerpt:

    Increasingly, authors and publishers are freely distributing their books electronically to increase the visibility of their work. A vital question for those with a commercial stake in selling books is, "What happens to book sales if digital versions are given away?" We used BookScan sales data for four categories of books (a total of 41 books) for which we could identify the date when the free digital versions of the books were made available to determine whether the free version affected print sales. We analyzed the data on book sales for the eight weeks before and after the free versions were available. Three of the four categories of books had increased sales after the free books were distributed. We discuss the implications and limitations of these results.

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      Digital Services Librarian at Schreiner University

      Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on April 5th, 2010

      The Logan Library at Schreiner University is recruiting a Digital Services Librarian. Salary: $35,000 to $40,000

      Here's an excerpt from the ad:

      Under the direction of the Library Director, the candidate must be able to work with library staff and community stakeholders to plan, implement, integrate, and maintain digital systems including the Ex Libris Voyager System, Logan Library’s Website, the Library's Lanham Digital Library of Texas Hill Country History, and a number of third-party vendor online resources. He/she must be willing to implement appropriate Web 2.0+ technologies and maintain a practical knowledge of emerging technologies related to the design and delivery of library services, for example, blogs, wikis, media-casting, RSS, and other digital applications. The successful candidate will assist library users, faculty, and staff in the use of the library's digital systems and, like all full-time librarians at Schreiner, will participate in reference service, instruction, collection development, and liaison with academic departments.

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        Recommendations for Independent Scholarly Publication of Data Sets

        Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on April 5th, 2010

        The Creative Commons has released Recommendations for Independent Scholarly Publication of Data Sets. This is a working paper.

        Here's an excerpt:

        In an ideal world, any data collected by a research study would be available to anyone interested in validating or building on that data, just as is the documentation describing the study itself. Some data has value that goes beyond the study for which it is generated, and getting the data to those who can use it for reanalysis, meta-analysis, and other applications unimagined by the study authors is to everyone's benefit. Data reuse failure is receiving growing recognition as a problem for the research community and the general public. The road to reuse is perilous, involving as it does a series of difficult steps:

        1. The author must be professionally motivated to publish the data
        2. The effort and economic burden of publication must be acceptable
        3. The data must become accessible to potential users
        4. The data must remain accessible over time
        5. The data must be discoverable by potential users
        6. The users use of the data must be permitted
        7. The user must be able to understand what was measured and how (materials and methods)
        8. The user must be able to understand all computations that were applied and their inputs
        9. The user must be able to apply standard tools to all file formats
        10. The user must be able to understand the data in detail (units, symbols)

        This report considers how the genre of the data paper, suitably construed, might be used to help a data set survive these trials.

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          Web Services Librarian at McGill University

          Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 5th, 2010

          The McGill University Library is recruiting a Web Services Librarian. Salary minimum: $50,000.

          Here's an excerpt from the ad:

          Duties and responsibilities:

          1. Lead and manage the development of the Library web site and other non-ILS web-based services
          2. Liaise with the branch libraries and sections on web-based content and presentation and provide training, documentation and support as appropriate to ensure effective access to information resources and services.
          3. Liaise with the technical staff and designers in the Web Services Group and other IT staff as required.
          4. Coordinate content development associated with the library web site.
          5. Monitor, analyze, and report on use of the web site and related services and respond to user needs and client use.
          6. Coordinate content organization and population of the staff intranet.
          7. Lead and manage the use of large public display screens to display information about the library events and services in the branch libraries
          8. Monitor developments in information resource discovery, web site design, interface analysis, HTML, XML, content management systems and other software enhancements, and make appropriate responses.
          9. As Leader of the Website Team, oversee the work of other library staff in designated areas and work as a member of a team.
          10. Advise clients on discovering, accessing and using effectively the full range of library and information resources available to meet teaching, learning and research needs.
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            MementoFox Add-on for FireFox Released

            Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on April 5th, 2010

            Herbert Van de Sompel. Michael L. Nelson, and Robert Sanderson have announced the release of the MementoFox Add-on.

            Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

            We are excited to share some news about the Memento (Time Travel for the Web) effort. Memento proposes to extend HTTP with datetime content negotiation as a means to better integrate the present and past Web. The Memento effort is partly funded by the Library of Congress.

            =>The MementoFox add-on for FireFox browsers has been released. It allows time travel on the Web in a manner compliant with the Memento framework.

            (*) The MementoFox add-on can be downloaded at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/100298.

            (*) Suggested Web time travels that can be undertaken using the add-on are described at http://www.mementoweb.org/demo/. They involve navigations for both the document Web and the Linked Data cloud.

            => There is also a Memento plug-in available for the MediaWiki platform. The plug-in provides support for Memento-style navigation of a Wiki's history pages.

            (*) The MediaWiki plug-in can be downloaded at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Memento.

            (*) If you run a MediaWiki platform, please install this plug-in and let us know the URI of your Wiki.

            See also: Memento project website.

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              "University Supports for Open Access: A Canadian National Survey"

              Posted in Open Access on April 4th, 2010

              Devon Greyson, Kumiko Vezina, Heather Morrison, Donald Taylor, and Charlyn Black have published "University Supports for Open Access: A Canadian National Survey" in the Canadian Journal of Higher Education.

              Here's an excerpt:

              The advent of policies at research-funding organizations requiring grantees to make their funded research openly accessible alters the life cycle of scholarly research. This survey-based study explores the approaches that libraries and research administration offices at the major Canadian universities are employing to support the research-production cycle in an open access era and, in particular, to support researcher adherence to funder open-access requirements. Responses from 21 universities indicated that librarians feel a strong sense of mandate to carry out open access-related activities and provide research supports, while research administrators have a lower sense of mandate and awareness and instead focus largely on assisting researchers with securing grant funding. Canadian research universities already contain infrastructure that could be leveraged to support open access, but maximizing these opportunities requires that research administration offices and university libraries work together more synergistically than they have done traditionally.

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                Digital Projects Coordinator at Library of Congress

                Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 4th, 2010

                The Library of Congress is recruiting a Digital Projects Coordinator. Salary: $105,211-$136,771.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                Analyzes and participates in the development of appropriate guidelines, standards and mechanisms for setting program priorities. Creates innovative approaches to software implementation within the broad framework of program strategies and goals using high level programming languages and other tools.

                Works collaboratively inside and outside the project team and program areas to facilitate and encourage the development and implementation of institution-wide and national best practices and standards. Attends conferences/meetings to make presentations or for professional development to keep abreast of current trends in technology.

                Directs studies and testing of digital library best practices and standards. Researches hardware and software to meet existing and anticipated needs. Develops cost estimates and makes recommendations for purchases of specialized hardware and associated software.

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                  DSpace 1.6.0 Demonstration Repositories

                  Posted in Digital Repositories, DSpace, Institutional Repositories on April 4th, 2010

                  DSpace has released DSpace 1.6.0 demonstration repositories.

                  Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                  The DSpace team announced today that an updated DSpace Demonstration Repository running DSpace 1.6.0 is now available for the community to use. The DSpace Demonstration Repository is a good place to run demonstrations, or to use as a sandbox for testing DSpace software before installing it. . . .

                  This demonstration site provides a sample repository with new DSpace 1.6.0 features enabled. This demonstration site also includes all DSpace interfaces (JSPUI, XMLUI, SWORD, OAI-PMH, LNI), connected to the same underlying database (so items created via XMLUI will also appear under JSPUI).

                  Also of interest: "screencast showing DSpace 1.6 authority control for author names and publishers from @mire.

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                    Scholarly Communications Librarian at University of Florida

                    Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 4th, 2010

                    The University of Florida's Smathers Libraries are recruiting a Scholarly Communications Librarian. Salary: $52,000 minimum.

                    Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                    The Scholarly Communications Librarian will lead the UF Libraries outreach efforts to build a scholarly communications program in support of scholarly publication reform and Open Access (OA) activities at UF. This role includes educating the university community about OA resources and services at UF, scholarly publication modes and reform, and intellectual property issues and their impact on scholarly inquiry and instruction. In this endeavor, the incumbent will coordinate efforts to recruit, collect, showcase, and preserve the scholarly output of the University of Florida.

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                      Clipping Our Own Wings Copyright and Creativity in Communication Research

                      Posted in Copyright on April 4th, 2010

                      The Center for Social Media at American University has released Clipping Our Own Wings Copyright and Creativity in Communication Research.

                      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                      A survey of communication scholars' practices, conducted by the Ad Hoc Committee on Fair Use and Academic Freedom in the International Communication Association (ICA), reveals that copyright ignorance and misunderstanding hamper distribution of finished work, derail work in progress, and most seriously, lead communication researchers simply to avoid certain kinds of research altogether.

                      Nearly half the respondents express a lack of confidence about their copyright knowledge in relation to their research. Nearly a third avoided research subjects or questions and a full fifth abandoned research already under way because of copyright concerns. In addition, many ICA members have faced resistance from publishers, editors, and university administrators when seeking to include copyrighted works in their research. Scholars are sometimes forced to seek copyright holders' permission to discuss or criticize copyrighted works. Such permission seeking puts copyright holders in a position to exercise veto power over the publication of research, especially research that deals with contemporary or popular media.

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                        Last Week’s DigitalKoans Tweets 2010-04-04

                        Posted in Last Week's DigitalKoan's Tweets on April 4th, 2010
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