- Borders Gets Tentative Financing Commitment, But Has Lots of Hurdles, http://bit.ly/fBomeo
- Has the Fourth Amendment Been Dismantled by Technology and the Courts?, http://bit.ly/f9xFlc
- Open Public Data: Then What?–Part 1, http://bit.ly/fWrLuA
- Threats to Preservation, http://bit.ly/emvlJv
- New Ebook Platforms Target the Scholarly Monograph, http://bit.ly/hHqouK
- OSTP's Role Expanding under New Law, http://bit.ly/epXSZb
- Digital Book World: E-Books and Libraries? No Problem, Panel Says, http://bit.ly/e32BRz
- Some Thoughts on Net Neutrality, http://bit.ly/ehsdat
- eBooks Can Be So Taxing, http://bit.ly/hAIm1J
- Technical Standards in Education, Part 4: Interoperable Resource Deposit Using SWORD, http://ibm.co/igGZ45
- Technical Standards in Education, Part 3: Open Repositories for Scholarly Communication, http://ibm.co/hODqAg
The University of Bridgeport is recruiting a Digital Content Specialist.
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
Reporting to the AVP Information Technology and CIO, the Digital Content Specialist supports initiates to create, disseminate, and archive electronic content across University enterprise platforms. These include: the ExLibris suite of library systems; Equella institutional repository; web; and Datatel sharepoint portal. The incumbent works closely with content managers across the University in academic and administrative departments to develop standards and policies; maintain metadata thesauri: maintain library web and portal presence; handle synchronous learning content; manage intellectual property and permissions; trouble shoot technical problems; and support content management system user groups. The Digital Content Specialist participates fully in developing the strategic direction of the University in managing digital content, and is responsible for researching emerging developments. He/she maintains relationships with the vendor community.
RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) now has now indexed one million documents.
Here's an excerpt from the announcement:
RePEc has reached over the last week-end a historic mark: one million works in Economics and neighboring sciences are now indexed, of which 87.5% are available for download. The bibliographic database is comprised by 59.2% of journal articles, 38.5% of working papers, 1.3% of book chapters, 0.8% of books, and 0.2% of software components. All this material has been indexed by volunteers maintaining close to 1300 archives.
The University of South Alabama Library is recruiting an Assistant Dean, University Library Systems.
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
This is a twelve month library management position reporting to the Dean of University Libraries with the following responsibilities:
- Oversees the University Libraries networked and microcomputer applications, including the ExLibris Voyager integrated automation system, print/copying system, and thin-client public workstations
- Responsible for report generation and analyses, security profiles for operators
- Manages University Library computer labs
- Acts as liaison to library vendors
- Collaborates with library staff regarding all computer hardware, software, network/telecommunication needs
- Supervises two full-time staff
- Coordinates related staff training and continuing education
- Works closely with staff in the Computer Services and Telecommunications department
- Responsible for identifying emerging technologies that will enhance library services
Suenje Dallmeier-Tiessen et al. have self-archived "Highlights from the SOAP Project Survey. What Scientists Think about Open Access Publishing" in arXiv.org.
Here's an excerpt:
The SOAP (Study of Open Access Publishing) project has run a large-scale survey of the attitudes of researchers on, and the experiences with, open access publishing. Around forty thousands answers were collected across disciplines and around the world, showing an overwhelming support for the idea of open access, while highlighting funding and (perceived) quality as the main barriers to publishing in open access journals. This article serves as an introduction to the survey and presents this and other highlights from a preliminary analysis of the survey responses. To allow a maximal re-use of the information collected by this survey, the data are hereby released under a CC0 waiver, so to allow libraries, publishers, funding agencies and academics to further analyse risks and opportunities, drivers and barriers, in the transition to open access publishing.
- Amazon Kindle E-Book Downloads Outsell Paperbacks, http://bbc.in/h4ExgP
- The Journal of Universal Rejection, and Suggestions for Improving It, http://bit.ly/gWNXnw
- Who Said France Does Not Have Fair Use?, http://bit.ly/gm59P2
- Are Not-for-Profit Publishers Better for Not-for-Profit Journal Owners?, http://bit.ly/gqsvyZ
- Three Reasons Why Google's Censorship of "Piracy-Related Terms" Is a Terrible Idea, http://bit.ly/ef7YPW
- Your Tweets, Legalised, http://bit.ly/ewsuKE
- arXiv Now Part of EBSCO Discovery Service, http://bit.ly/eTihMM
- BMJ Blog Becomes Fully Open Access, http://bit.ly/f8NLnA
- Research Intelligence–Slow Train Coming [Humanities Open Access], http://bit.ly/goxOHL
- Canadians Speaking Out on Bill C-32: Only Five Days Left, http://bit.ly/gMdWP7
- SWORDv2, http://bit.ly/gEkzF4
- Library E-Book Lending Works for All, DBW Told, http://bit.ly/eUU2UC
- Kindle Sales Reaching 80% of Physical Sales, DBW Told, http://bit.ly/i8cNSg
- How Long until a Lawsuit Is Filed against eBook Trading Service?, http://bit.ly/h0eweg
- Another Sharing Service Piggybacks on Kindle Lending, http://bit.ly/fDPple
- US Government Pushing Pro and Anti-Privacy Internet Rules at the Same Time, http://bit.ly/fMNuYg
- Spanish Gov't Simply Reinstates US-Driven Copyright Bill, Despite It Being Voted Down, http://bit.ly/hkdVT4
- Thursday Threads: Kindle Singles and Kindle Accessibility, Sped-up Discourse, ISBN Troubles, http://bit.ly/fRa0m8
- Freeing Knowledge, http://bit.ly/fjkJKI
- Google Starts Censoring BitTorrent, RapidShare and More, http://bit.ly/gendMC
- European Commission Sued over ACTA Secrecy, http://bit.ly/fWRK1m
- OpenGovernment.org Beta for State Legislative Data, http://bit.ly/eSSy5X
- MasterCard's Support for COICA Threatens a Free and Open Internet, http://bit.ly/i0lodm
- Want Google to Get Interested in Digitising Your Collection?, http://bit.ly/g86AP0
The University of Houston Libraries are recruiting a Coordinator of Digital Operations. Salary: $52,000-$56,000.
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
Reporting to the Head of Digital Services, the Coordinator of Digital Operations explores, adapts and supports library information technologies for digital projects, including the application of standards, metadata, discovery interfaces, workflow design, production coordination, and quality controls appropriate to specific projects. Collaborates and coordinates with other staff, committees and other departments to shepherd digital projects from inception to completion, and develops policies and workflow for digital collections. Supervises the work of 1 Metadata Specialist, 1 Digital Photograph Technician, student workers and library student interns. Provides training and assistance to others in the department supporting metadata services; and participates in local, state and national metadata initiatives, including the metadata working group of the Texas Digital Library.