- Could the Kindle Be Free by the End of the Year?, http://bit.ly/fBCF4h
- Publishing Industry Forces OverDrive and Other Library eBook Vendors to Take a Giant Step Back, http://bit.ly/hGhD67, http://bit.ly/gL2Jiz
- Audio Interview: New Superintendent of Docs, Mary Alice Baish, Talks GPO Digitization Plans, http://bit.ly/iajfMf
- DSpace 1.7.1 Tentatively Scheduled for End of March, http://bit.ly/eigFKy
- Oxford University Press to Preserve E-books with Portico, http://bit.ly/eqY3U7
- A Preview of Fedora 3.5, http://bit.ly/i9UsAz
- Paying for Long-Term Storage, http://bit.ly/iio5NA
- David Rothman on a National Digital-Library System, http://bit.ly/hN3pJ1
- B&N: Nook Has 25 Percent of U.S. E-book Market, http://cnet.co/hFqMQb
- From ALA President Roberta Stevens: Take Action! Protect Library Funding!, http://bit.ly/dYMivi
The University of Florida Libraries are recruiting a Web Designer/Manager.
Here's an excerpt from the ad (requisition number: 0807356):
The Web Designer/Manager is the Libraries lead in developing, optimizing and monitoring the Smathers Libraries' considerable web presence. An effective web presence supports the work of UF students, faculty, researchers and affiliates, and enhances their access to library information and resources. The Web Designer/Manager evaluates, trains and supervises a staff of two who help design, maintain, and update the Libraries' web site. Reporting to the Smathers Libraries' Director of Information Technology, this position will support collaboration with all units of the Libraries to redesign the web site, forming an advisory committee to approve and consider design alternatives.
W3C has released "Standards for Web Applications on Mobile: February 2011 Current State and Roadmap" by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux.
Here's an excerpt:
This document summarizes the various technologies developed in W3C that increases the power of Web applications, and how they apply more specifically to the mobile context, as of February 2011. . . .
The features that these technologies add to the Web platform are organized under the following categories:
- User interactions
- Data storage
- Sensors and hardware integration
- Performance & Optimization
The Sustaining Digital Scholarship for Sustainable Culture Group has released Lasting Change: Sustaining Digital Scholarship and Culture in Canada.
Here's an excerpt:
This report reflects the growing concern in the scholarly and cultural communities, and beyond, regarding the sustainability of Canada's digital knowledge and heritage. Canada's digital advantage is only of value if it can be carried into the future. Canadians must meet the challenge of preserving and enhancing scholarly and artistic knowledge production and our culture in a digital environment. This report reviews the current state of knowledge about the sustainability of digital scholarship and related cultural activity in Canada and identifies research opportunities that emerge from consideration of the literature.
The McGill University Library is recruiting a Programmer/Analyst.
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
Working closely with Library Technology Service staff and other units to implement and support applications for data exchange across support systems. Plan, conduct, and supervise information systems assignments. Program, design, test, document, and support the automation of data loaders and other data exchange systems. Implement and support library web services. Communicate with Librarians, IT staff, vendors and suppliers to understand needs and objectives.
- More Than 11,000 Independent Publishers and Self-Publishing Authors Bring Their Digital Works to Barnes & Noble’s PubIt!, http://bit.ly/dTH5tV
- The Privatization of Public Data Sets a Bad Precedent, http://bit.ly/eNjcsF
- Omeka 1.3.2, http://bit.ly/igHuVP
- Elsevier and the Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) Connect Research Articles to Genetic and Molecular Biology Data, http://bit.ly/g5D5kj
- EBSCO Publishing Releases 24 New Ebook Subject Sets, http://bit.ly/fNtoSW
- Amendments and Hearings and Joint Resolutions – Oh My! Net Neutrality's Week in Review, http://bit.ly/flImjB
- Printed Treasures from the Golden City [Google Books], http://bit.ly/h8J0eA
- The Right to Research Coalition’s Nick Shockey: Open Education and Policy, http://bit.ly/et702P
- E-Book Lending Clubs, http://bit.ly/e8ZKiK
The Rutgers University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Archivist.
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
The Rutgers University Libraries seek a Digital Archivist to lead the digital initiatives of the Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives based on the New Brunswick Campus. The position will also work with the Institute of Jazz Studies in the Dana Library on the university’s Newark campus. The position will be responsible for managing the creation and conversion of finding aids to the online environment, collaborating in the Libraries digital preservation efforts, and promoting the digitization of Special Collections resources, including converting analog material to digital. The Digital Archivist will also work closely with colleagues who are creating digital exhibits and managing born-digital material. This is a tenure-track faculty position, requiring research and publication, and active participation in professional associations. The Digital Archivist reports to the Interim Associate University Librarian for Collection Management and Development.
The Internet Archive and a group of academic and public library partners have launched an e-book lending collection, which contains over 80,000 e-books. The majority of books were published in the 20th century.
Here's an excerpt from the announcement:
Any OpenLibrary.org account holder can borrow up to 5 eBooks at a time, for up to 2 weeks. Books can only be borrowed by one person at a time. People can choose to borrow either an in-browser version (viewed using the Internet Archive’s BookReader web application), or a PDF or ePub version, managed by the free Adobe Digital Editions software. This new technology follows the lead of the Google eBookstore, which sells books from many publishers to be read using Google's books-in-browsers technology. Readers can use laptops, library computers and tablet devices including the iPad.
Read more about it at "Open Library Launches New 'Digitize and Lend' E-Book Lending Program."