- Digital Preservation Challenges with an ETD Collection – A Case Study at Texas Tech University
- NIH Public Access Plan for Increasing Access to Scientific Publications and Digital Scientific Data from NIH Funded Scientific Research
- Making Research Data More Resourceful—JISC Digital Festival 2015
- Plan to Increase Access to Results of FDA-Funded Scientific Research
- Merger of Databib and re3data.org, First Version of API Available
- ASPR Public Access to Federally Funded Research: Publications and Data
- CDC Plan for Increasing Access to Scientific Publications and Digital Scientific Data Generated with CDC Funding
- AHRQ Public Access to Federally Funded Research
In February, I continued to transform public domain photos from the late 19th century into digital pastel drawings and oil paintings using a variety of Photoshop plug-ins, Alien Skin Snap Art 4, and Topaz Impression. Full-size images (8×10") and descriptions of the processing steps involved are available on my Flickr photostream: https://www.flickr.com/photos/charleswbaileyjr/.
George Washington University is recruiting a Web/Electronic Services Coordinator .
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
The Web/Electronic Services Coordinator at the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library is a crucial member of the library staff. This position works closely with staff in the library operations department and the reference and instruction department in order to provide web-based access to the library's vast electronic collections and services, and integrate specialized library software. Other duties include responsibility for the library's mobile presence, instruction, currency with new technologies including web 2.0 applications, and membership on various library committees.
Richard Poynder has published "The OA Interviews: Alison Mudditt, Director, University of California Press" in Open and Shut? in which Mudditt discusses the UC Press' Collabra and Luminos open access programs.
Here's an excerpt:
Collabra's model speaks to publishers, libraries, funders, and researchers who are seeking more cost transparency and greater recognition of the critical role that the academic and scientific community plays in journal publishing. In our model, the people who do the fundamental work of peer-review are recognized for this and are able to decide where to place that value.
The University of Idaho is recruiting a Digital Infrastructure Librarian.
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
The successful applicant will support the University of Idaho's mission by making information resources available, findable, and usable by: providing support for digital and data initiatives in the Library, primarily for metadata and associated technologies; developing, implementing, and refining metadata, ontologies, and controlled vocabularies to enhance information organization, discovery, and use; efficiently managing large sets of metadata records; overseeing interoperability of library systems (e.g., harvesting records for display in the library's discovery interface); and serving as a resource to library employees for questions concerning database maintenance, metadata standards, interoperability of systems, and workflow.
According to "Publishers' Move Could Mean 'Whole New Trial' in GSU Copyright Case," the plaintiffs have filed a motion to "reopen the trial record, and have asked that new evidence be used to determine whether some of the university's online e-reserve course readings are infringing copyright."
The article also mentions a recent e-print by Brandon Butler, "Transformative Teaching and Educational Fair Use after Georgia State."
Here's an excerpt from the e-print:
The latest installment in the history of educational fair use, the 11th Circuit's opinion in the Georgia State e-reserves case, may be the last judicial word on the subject for years to come, and I argue that its import is primarily in its rejection of outdated guidelines and case law, rather than any affirmative vision of fair use (which the court studiously avoids). Because of the unique factual context of the case, it stops short of bridging the gap between educational fair use and modern transformative use jurisprudence. With help from recent scholarship on broad patterns in fair use caselaw, I pick up where the GSU court left off, describing a variety of common educational uses that are categorizable as transformative, and therefore entitled to broad deference under contemporary fair use doctrine. In the process, I show a way forward for vindicating fair use rights, and first amendment rights, by applying the transformative use concept at lower levels of abstraction to help practice communities make sense of the doctrine.
NYPL is recruiting an Applications Developer.
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
- Design and implement scalable, optimized, and maintainable database driven web applications.
- Create workflows for processing petabyte-scale data including audio, video, text, images, etc
- Collaborate with a larger team across the library to create new and innovative online experiences for our users.
- Design and build APIs in order to extend our rich content and information to audiences spanning from NYC to the global community.
- Employ object-oriented analysis and design techniques including use case analysis, object modeling, and database schema design.
The University of California Press and the California Digital Library have been given a $750,000 grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation "to develop a web-based, open source content and workflow management system to support the publication of open access (OA) monographs in the humanities and social sciences."
Here's an excerpt from the announcement:
The proposed system will increase efficiency and achieve cost reduction by allowing users to manage content and associated workflows from initial authoring through manuscript submission, peer review, and production to final publication of files on the open web, whether via a publishing platform or an institutional repository. The system will streamline production so publishers can redirect resources back into the editorial process and disseminate important scholarship more widely.
During this two-year period, the system will be designed and built to support the new open access models being pursued by UC Press as well as CDL's current publishing programs. Throughout the two-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, UC Press and CDL will engage other university presses and library publishing units to ensure the system will meet the needs of a range of organizations. UC Press and CDL have built in a plan for long-term sustainability to ensure that this resource will continue to serve these communities and will realize its potential to re-invigorate the domain of monographic publishing within the humanities and social sciences.