Daily Tweets 2010-12-03

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on December 3rd, 2010

Open Access Principles for Australian Collecting Institutions, Version 1

Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Open Access on December 2nd, 2010

Opening Australia's Archives has released Open Access Principles for Australian Collecting Institutions, Version 1.

Here's an excerpt:

The internet, digital recording devices and the ready availability of content production software have together drastically changed the creative landscape. As a result, linear models of knowledge and cultural production are rapidly being supplanted by more distributed, collaborative, user-generated and open networking models. Yet Australians wishing to participate in this new digital culture have great difficulty gaining access to quality content from their own culture and history that can be legally and safely reused. This limits our ability to access the full benefits that could be provided by new technologies to fields such as education, the creative industries and business innovation.

The Opening Australia's Archives project aims to address this problem by working with Australia's collecting institutions to increase the public's ability to access and reuse our national collections. Run by the Innovation Law program of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at Queensland University of Technology the project encourages the adoption of open access approaches through coordinated policy, implementation and advocacy initiatives across the collecting sector.

Opening Australia's Archives: Open Access Principles for Australian Collecting Institutions were prepared in consultation with representatives of the Australian collecting sector commencing with a series of meetings held nationally during 2009. For more information on the meetings, principles and project see the Opening Australia's Archives website.

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Partnering to Publish: Innovative Roles for Societies, Institutions, Presses, and Libraries Presentations

Posted in Publishing, Research Libraries, University Presses on December 2nd, 2010

ARL has released presentations from its Partnering to Publish: Innovative Roles for Societies, Institutions, Presses, and Libraries meeting.

Here's an excerpt:

The Partnering to Publish seminar, jointly sponsored by the Society for Scholarly Publishing and the Association of Research Libraries on November 10, 2010, provided an occasion to learn about current partnerships between librarians and publishers in an environment where traditional roles are changing and to explore new opportunities for cost-effective and innovative joint ventures.

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Digital Services Librarian at College of Charleston

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 2nd, 2010

The College of Charleston Library is recruiting a Digital Services Librarian. Salary range begins at $40,000.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

A member of the Library Systems Department, the Digital Services Librarian assists in the planning and implementation of the digital services at the College of Charleston Libraries. The Digital Services Librarian works closely with the Technical Services department to support and troubleshoot library services related to the following: ILS and catalog maintenance, electronic resource loading and management, remote access, OpenURL configuration, and resource sharing. The Digital Services Librarian is also responsible for maintaining and updating the College of Charleston Libraries' web site and serves as chair of the Web Committee. The Digital Services Librarian collaborates with the Lowcountry Digital Library staff to improve the user interface, test new delivery platforms, and assist with technical issues. The Digital Services Librarian actively participates in College-wide initiatives, committees, and governance, especially as they relate to institutional technology projects. The Digital Services Librarian reports to the Systems Librarian.

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Open Access in Southern European Countries

Posted in Open Access on December 2nd, 2010

Francisca Abad et al. have self-archived Open Access in Southern European Countries in E-LIS.

Here's an excerpt:

In order to move towards common policies for open access to science, experts in each country were asked to provide reports on the situation of open access. We used a common template including three main sections: scientific journals (number, format, quality, subject specialization, type of publishers, type of access, etc.); institutional repositories and harvesters; and policies supporting open access. Common data sources were used as far as possible (Ulrich's directory, OpenDOAR, DOAJ, ROAR, etc.), and were complemented in most cases by directories and other national sources.

Preliminary versions of the national reports were submitted and discussed at a conference held in Granada in May 2010, and served as a starting point for drafting a declaration of principles (the Alhambra Declaration) that aims to foster open access and the involvement of the various actors of the scientific communication process.

The published document contains updated and revised versions of the national reports, along with general conclusions, the Alhambra Declaration, and several appendices which offer more detailed information on journals and repositories in each of the countries. Statistical data included in the reports and in the appendices were updated as of May 2010. As such, this is the temporal reference for tables and figures if no other date is indicated.

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Daily Tweets 2010-12-02

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on December 2nd, 2010

Web Systems Developer at Montana State Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 1st, 2010

The Montana State Library is recruiting a Web Systems Developer. Salary: $48,880-$56,996.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Web Developer is the primary web programmer for the Montana Natural Resource Information System (NRIS), a highly dynamic and technology focused program of the Montana State Library. As a very early adopter of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Internet, NRIS uses these tools to deliver valuable natural resource data to our patrons both locally and around the world. This position supports the agency’s information sharing mission through the efficient and responsible deployment of web applications and services.

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Public.Resource.Org Launches Yes We Scan

Posted in Open Access, Public Domain on December 1st, 2010

Public.Resource.Org, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, has launched its Yes We Scan campaign to digitize and make available 300 volumes of the First Series of the Federal Reporter.

Here's an excerpt:

Now, you too can help, by adopting one of the 300 volumes of the First Series of the Federal Reporter, which are all out of copyright. Your tax-deductible contribution of $1200 will pay to double-key 1,000 pages of Federal Appellate Opinions, and copies will be donated to the National Archives and the Government Printing Office.

Your name—and the link of your choice—will be inscribed on the Public Domain Wall of Fame and each case in your adopted volume will be a separate HTML file with a common footer

This volume of American Law was transcribed for use on the Internet through a contribution from [Your Name Here!!]

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"Selected Internet Resources on Digital Research Data Curation"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on December 1st, 2010

Brian Westra et al. have published "Selected Internet Resources on Digital Research Data Curation" in the latest issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

In order to present a webliography of reasonable scope and length, the authors focused on resources applicable to the broader topic of digital research data curation as they relate to the natural sciences. Materials primarily or solely devoted to medical informatics, social sciences, and the humanities were not included. However, it should be noted that a number of the resources presented here are also applicable to research data curation in disciplines other than the sciences—for example, data repository software may be as useful to the social scientist as it is to a researcher in ecology. Additional scope specificity, when necessary, is provided in respective section listings below.

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Presentations from the 2010 Digital Library Federation Fall Forum

Posted in Digital Libraries on December 1st, 2010

Presentations from the 2010 Digital Library Federation Fall Forum are now available.

Here's the major presentations:

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Daily Tweets 2010-12-01

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on December 1st, 2010

Systems Librarian at University of Michigan Law Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 30th, 2010

The University of Michigan Law Library is recruiting a Systems Librarian. Salary: $49,000 minimum.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Systems Librarian, as a member of the Electronic & Systems Services Unit, cross-departmental work groups, and committees, is responsible for setting and achieving long range plans and short term goals in conjunction with library wide goals. The Systems Librarian works under the supervision of the Head of Electronic & Systems Services.

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