CONTENTdm Cookbook: Recipes for Metadata Entry for UofL Digital Initiatives

Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digital Asset Management Systems, Metadata on March 27th, 2011

Rachel Howard of the University of Louisville Libraries' Special Collections department has released the CONTENTdm Cookbook: Recipes for Metadata Entry for UofL Digital Initiatives.

Here's an excerpt:

This document is intended as a guide to data entry and descriptive cataloging for University of Louisville (UofL) digital projects using CONTENTdm software. It will be updated as modifications in the software and/or metadata schema necessitate. CONTENTdm’s metadata is based on the Dublin Core Metadata Schema. A UofL Metadata Working Group drafted initial guidelines based on The Collaborative Digitization Program (CDP)’s Dublin Core Metadata Best Practices, which was further refined by the CONTENTdm Metadata Working Group’s Best Practices for CONTENTdm and other OAI-PMH compliant repositories creating shareable metadata (http://www.oclc.org/gateway/support/best_practices.pdf).

As we began to work with CONTENTdm, we felt it necessary to adjust CDP’s recommendations to accommodate the capabilities, limitations, and additional field properties presented by the software. We also modified some of the field labels to make more sense to the end-user, and put the fields in an order that highlighted the descriptive metadata at the top of the record and relegated the more administrative and technical information at the bottom.

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    Emerging Technologies Librarian at College of Wooster Libraries

    Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 27th, 2011

    The College of Wooster Libraries are recruiting an Emerging Technologies Librarian.

    Here's an excerpt from the ad:

    The Emerging Technologies Librarian will provide leadership and expertise in the identification, assessment, and implementation of emerging technologies that further the Libraries’ mission. Ideal candidates will enjoy working with technology, but also have a passion for teaching users and training library colleagues in more advanced applications and web-based resources. As a member of the Digital Scholarship and Services Department, this librarian will also serve as a resource for the campus community on scholarly communications issues, from author rights to open access, e-publishing options, and copyright. The Emerging Technologies Librarian will serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments and participate in reference services, the instruction program, and outreach efforts. Andrews Library will be undergoing a renovation this summer to create a center for undergraduate research that complements and enhances The College of Wooster’s highly regarded Independent Study program; the Emerging Technologies Librarian will play a key role in helping the Libraries develop the services and resources to best support this center.

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      • Data Management Workshop at UC Davis Center for Population Biology: Video Archive [Future of Data workshop, 3 videos], http://bit.ly/hySRyn
      • The University and its Digital Libraries. A Tale in Three Parts [Daniel Greenstein, video], http://bit.ly/hqjmRp
      • A Copyright Expert Who Spoke Up for Academic Authors Offers Insights on the Google Books Ruling, http://bit.ly/h5f7qv
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        Digital Projects Developer, Analyst, IT at Duke University Library

        Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 27th, 2011

        The Duke University Library is recruiting a Digital Projects Developer, Analyst, IT.

        Here's an excerpt from the ad (requisition number: 400484480):

        Under the direction of the Head of the Digital Experience Services Department, the developer will explore, adapt, and support library information technologies for digital projects, including the application of standards, metadata, and discovery interfaces appropriate to specific projects. The developer is responsible for helping Library staff design user interfaces that successfully navigate and integrate various resources specific to research libraries.

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          Four Reports and One Hearing on the Orphan Works Problem

          Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on March 27th, 2011

          In the wake of the recent Google Books Amended Settlement Agreement ruling, the orphan works problem has once again come front and center. Below are four reports and one Congressional hearing on the issue that may be worth revisiting.

          Korn, Naomi. In from the Cold: An Assessment of the Scope of "Orphan Works" and Its Impact on the Delivery of Services to the Public. London: JISC, 2009.

          Ricolfi, Marco et al. Final Report on Digital Preservation, Orphan Works, and Out-of-Print Works. Luxembourg: European Commission, Information Society and Media DG, Access to Information Unit, 2008.

          United States Copyright Office. Report on Orphan Works. Washington, DC: United States Copyright Office, 2006.

          U.S. Congress, House. Promoting the Use of Orphan Works: Balancing the Interests of Copyright Owners and Users, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the Committee on the Judiciary, 110 Congress, 2008.

          Vuopala, Anna Assessment of the Orphan Works Issue and Costs for Rights Clearance. Luxembourg: European Commission, Information Society and Media DG, Access to Information Unit, 2010.

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            "Joining in the Enterprise of Response in the Wake of the NSF Data Management Planning Requirement"

            Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on March 24th, 2011

            Patricia Hswe and Ann Holt have published "Joining in the Enterprise of Response in the Wake of the NSF Data Management Planning Requirement" in the latest issue of Research Library Issues.

            Here's an excerpt:

            This article affords an overview of the new, leading roles libraries can adopt in the provision of data services, thus blending appraisal with advocacy. How are libraries currently giving assistance in data management planning? What recommendations can libraries make that draw from, and build on, these efforts? The article also reports on new communities of practice forming around the challenges of digital data issues, bringing together much needed knowledge and expertise not only from libraries but also from various other sectors of a university, including IT divisions, grant administration offices, and research institutes.

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              Information Technology Specialist (Systems Analysis) at Library Of Congress

              Posted in Library IT Jobs on March 24th, 2011

              The Library Of Congress is recruiting an Information Technology Specialist (Systems Analysis). Salary range: $89,033-$115,742.

              Here's an excerpt from the ad:

              The Information Technology Specialist is responsible for the definition and specifications of requirements, and the design and development, implementation and support of software for the Library, the Congress and other legislative agencies. They analyze user needs in processes related to bibliographic, copyright, inventory, legislative, reference research, finance, personnel, and preservation of library materials and develop Web sites related to Library subject areas. The work of this position involves computer systems analysis, design and programming, including analysis of subject matter processes or problems, and the design, implementation and support of Web-based systems for accomplishment of work through application of computer technology.

              The position is located in the Digital & Web Initiatives Group, Information Technology Services, Office of Strategic Initiatives.

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