Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (April 29, 2011)

The latest update of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (SEPW) is now available. It provides information about new works related to scholarly electronic publishing, such as books, e-prints, journal articles, magazine articles, technical reports, and white papers.

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Sr. Programmer at University of Miami’s Richter Library

The University of Miami's Richter Library is recruiting a Sr. Programmer. Pay band min/max: $48,356.50-$99,937.50.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Head of Web & Emerging Technologies, the Digital Technologies Programmer/Analyst provides leadership in the research, development and maintenance of the Libraries technical infrastructure. This includes web development, digital programs, user interfaces and other emerging technologies. The incumbent designs, develops, implements, and facilitates project management for the research and development of user-centered tools and applications to enhance operations and services. The DTPA is a member of the Digital Projects Team and supervises one programmer/analyst.

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Association of Research Libraries Sends Letter to FTC about Google Books Privacy Issues

The Association of Research Libraries has sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission regarding Google Books privacy issues.

Here's an excerpt:

This consent order presents a unique opportunity to shape best practices in reader privacy for a major online service provider. The marketplaces for e-books and for book search are both in formative stages, and the standards adopted by Google can be highly influential for other market participants. We urge the Commission to confirm that reader privacy deserves the same respect in the online world that it has long demanded in the physical world by insisting on strong protections for reader privacy in the comprehensive privacy program.

Read more about it at "In Comments to FTC, ARL Suggests Privacy Oversight for Google Books."

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Systems Librarian at Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is recruiting a Systems Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The museum’s IT department seeks a Systems Librarian to administer and maintain the museum’s library automation systems and archival collection management systems (currently including OCLC, the ExLibris applications suite, and a variety of open-source and custom LAMP applications), and maintain the library/archives website and local electronic resource repositories. He/She tracks technology advances and standards in library and information science, suggests appropriate solutions to improve the automated functionality of the library/archives, and leads implementation efforts. The Systems Librarian is part of the Information Technology team, and serves as the liaison between IT and the library/archives.

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University of Virginia Library Launches Libra Institutional Repository

The University of Virginia Library has launched its Libra institutional repository.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Save your work in perpetuity with a new tool called Libra. A joint project between ITC and the University Library System, and requested by the Faculty Senate, Libra allows any employee of the University who produces scholarly works to store their papers, and in the near future, theses and datasets, in a secure location. Libra was developed specifically as a repository for peer-reviewed, scholarly articles, although other works such as books may also be deposited, as long as sufficient rights have been retained by the authors.

Read more about it at "LIBRA: University of Virginia's Hydra-based Fedora Repository for Open Access Materials."

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Programmer/Systems Analyst at Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection is recruiting a Programmer/Systems Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reports to the Director of Systems and is responsible for providing programming support as needed for the development of new and existing digital projects, as well as for the development of new functionality and features of The Collection’s website and online catalog .

The programmer/systems analyst will assist the Digital Assets Manager in the design and implementation of digital asset repository technologies for digital preservation as well as the development of integrated digital exhibits on the institution’s website. The successful candidate will work with the Manager of Internet &Interactive Development to implement new functionalities into The Collection’s website. The position is responsible for researching, testing, making recommendations, designing and helping develop software solutions for The Collection’s collection management system, (MINT by MINISIS Inc.), digital preservation and institutional repositories, and web-based digital programs.

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Institute of Museum and Library Services Issues "IMLS FY2011 Appropriations Allocation"

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has issued the "IMLS FY2011 Appropriations Allocation."

Here's the announcement:

In allocating the FY 11 appropriation, we have carefully reviewed our strategic priorities and our activities that have the greatest impact. IMLS supports a diverse portfolio of programs to meet the IMLS mission and bring high-quality library and museum services to the broadest possible public. In making these allocations IMLS balanced interests in supporting "what works" and also investing in "what's new" through innovation and research. In this way IMLS provides the leadership to help libraries and museums evolve their services to meet the public’s ever-changing needs for information and lifelong learning. In addition to making careful reductions to IMLS programs, we are also reducing our administrative budget and will be rigorously examining our operations for cost-efficiency measures.

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Library Systems Analyst at California State University, Los Angeles’s John F. Kennedy Memorial Library

The California State University, Los Angeles's John F. Kennedy Memorial Library is recruiting a Library Systems Analyst. Salary Range: $4314-$8831 per month.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (career, #100113 ):

Under the general supervision of the Associate University Librarian, the incumbent is responsible for the administration, support, and ongoing maintenance of library technology for the Integrated Library Systems (ILS) at California State University, Los Angeles. responsibilities include: management and administration of all aspects of the ILS; advises the University Librarian; collaborates with the Library Information Technology Consultant, library web administrator, and electronic resources coordinator in library technology strategic planning and in the implementation of specialized library applications such as discovery layer technology, web applications and digital initiative; provides user support, performs assessment, research, and troubleshooting to resolve ILS related issues; assists in the investigation and implementation of new emerging technologies; and performs other duties as assigned.

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NEH Office of Digital Humanities Awards 22 New Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

The NEH Office of Digital Humanities has awarded 22 Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement.

The Office of Digital Humanities is happy to announce twenty-two new awards from our Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant program from our October 5, 2010 deadline. These awards are part of a larger slate of 216 grants just announced by the NEH.

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Web & Multimedia Specialist at Kansas City Public Library

The Kansas City Public Library is recruiting a Web & Multimedia Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the supervision of the Web Manager and Public Affairs Director, the Web & Multimedia Specialist helps develop and maintain the Library’s web presence. . . .

Essential functions include: contributes to and supports web development initiatives on the Library’s multiple web platforms; updates the Library’s websites as needed through the Drupal content management system; processes images, audio, and video for the web; assembles e-newsletters and online surveys; assists with special events at the Library (1-2 evenings/month); provides guidance and training to internal web content contributors; maintains awareness of new library technologies and web platforms; proofreads releasable documents; and provides additional services as requested.

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"’Link Rot’ and Legal Resources on the Web: A 2011 Analysis by the Chesapeake Digital Preservation Group"

The Chesapeake Digital Preservation Group has released "'Link Rot' and Legal Resources on the Web: A 2011 Analysis by the Chesapeake Digital Preservation Group."

Here's an excerpt:

The Chesapeake Digital Preservation Group has completed its fourth annual investigation of link rot among the original URLs for online law- and policy-related materials archived though the group's efforts.

The Chesapeake Group focuses primarily on the preservation of Web-published legal materials, which often disappear as Web site content is rearranged or deleted over time. In the four years since the program began, the Chesapeake Group has built a digital archive collection comprising more than 7,400 digital items and 3,200 titles, all of which were originally posted to the Web.

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Web Services Librarian at Memorial University of Newfoundland Libraries

The Memorial University of Newfoundland Libraries are recruiting a Web Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Would you like to be a leader in building a great web presence for a great library? We are seeking an enterprising and innovative individual to blaze a trail in the newly-created position of Web Services Librarian. The Web Services Librarian will work in a highly collaborative environment to develop, support, and manage the Library's website (http://www.library.mun.ca) and web-based tools, applying principles of usability and accessibility to develop functionality and features across the entire web presence. . . .

Duties:Duties of this position will include configuring and implementing a Drupal content management system; integrating web services and sub-sites into the larger library web presence; designing and carrying out interface usability studies; selecting and implementing appropriate site structure and navigation tools; undertaking search engine optimization; collaborating on the establishment and enforcement of web standards and styles; ensuring conformance to accessibility guidelines; analyzing and interpreting usage statistics; actively exploring current web technologies and making recommendations for best practices; and providing instruction and skill development sessions for librarians and staff. The successful candidate is expected to consult broadly across Memorial Libraries' branches and divisions.

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Pamela Samuelson: "Legislative Alternatives to the Google Book Settlement"

Pamela Samuelson has self-archived "Legislative Alternatives to the Google Book Settlement" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

In the aftermath of Judge Chin's rejection of the proposed Google Book settlement, it is time to consider legislative alternatives. This article explores a number of component parts of a legislative package that might accomplish many of the good things that the proposed settlement promised without the downsides that would have attended judicial approval of it. It gives particular attention to the idea of an extended collective licensing regime as a way to make out-of-print but in-copyright books more widely available to the public. But it also considers several other measures, such as one aimed at allowing orphan works to be made available and some new privileges that would allow digitization for preservation purposes and nonconsumptive research uses of a digital library of books from the collections of major research libraries.

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Information Technology Librarian at University of Maine Farmington’s Mantor Library

The University of Maine Farmington's Mantor Library is recruiting an Information Technology Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Mantor Library at the University of Maine at Farmington seeks a creative, knowledgeable, and service-oriented professional to play a pivotal role in the development and maintenance of its information technology systems and endeavors. Reporting to the Library Information Services Manager, the Information Technology Librarian’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to): maintaining and troubleshooting library technology, investigating and implementing emerging technologies (including e-resources), assisting with the development and maintenance of the library’s online web presence, and providing technological support for library users and staff. Additionally, as a member of the professional staff, the Information Technology Librarian is part of the Information Literacy Program education team and provides regular reference assistance.

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Institutional Repository Project Summary Report Sept 2007-Sept 2010

Cal Poly Library Services has released Institutional Repository Project Summary Report Sept 2007-Sept 2010.

Here's an excerpt:

This final project report to the Provost summarizes the work of the Digital Repository Librarian and Digital Repository Assistant (LAII) during the three-year Provost-funded DigitalCommons@CalPoly service, during Academic Year (AY) 2007-2010. It is based on the subtask and annual reports that have been established during the project. Recommendations for future activities are also included.

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Library Systems Administrator at Pacific University Library

The Pacific University Library is recruiting a Library Systems Administrator

Here's an excerpt from the ad (classification: #654 faculty):

Pacific University Library is seeking an innovative and creative information professional for the position of Library Systems and Applications Administrator. The successful candidate will provide enthusiastic and passionate leadership in technology applications and support, with a strong commitment to service. The primary responsibility of the Library Systems and Applications Administrator is to identify, implement, and support computer applications and technology that enhance the Library's ability to deliver its core services in both local and global networked environments. This individual provides technical and application support for the Library catalog, Interlibrary Services, Summit Borrowing, electronic resource management, online collections, and digital services projects. The position requires strong analytical and communications skills to develop and implement successful technology strategies for Library operations and functions. The Systems and Applications Administrator reports to the University Librarian.

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Lawrence Lessig Video: The Architecture of Access to Scientific Knowledge: Just How Badly We Have Messed This Up

CERN has released The Architecture of Access to Scientific Knowledge: Just How Badly We Have Messed This Up.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

In this talk, Professor Lessig will review the evolution of access to scientific scholarship, and evaluate the success of this system of access against a background norm of universal access.

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Emerging Technologies Librarian at Cochise College

Cochise College is recruiting an Emerging Technologies Librarian (10-month work year).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position works primarily at the Sierra Vista Campus but has district-wide responsibilities. The position manages and supervises Library/IMS technological systems including data bases, webpages, and servers; teaches information literacy classes; develops, adapts, and implements innovative technological services to meet the information needs of the Library and College; supports academic research and reference for students, faculty, staff, and the local community; takes part in the evaluation and selection of materials and services.

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Digital Preservation: JHOVE2 2.0.0 Released

The JHOVE2 project team has released version 2.0.0 of JHOVE2. JHOVE2 is "open source software for format-aware characterization of digital objects."

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

This release supports all the major technical objectives of the project, including a more sophisticated, modular architecture; signature-based file identification; policy-based assessment of objects; recursive characterization of objects comprising aggregate files and files arbitrarily nested in containers; and extensive configuration and reporting options. It provides a stabile interface against which developers can code new format modules.

Format modules included in this release are:

  • ICC color profiles
  • SGML
  • Shapefile
  • TIFF
  • UTF-8
  • WAVE
  • XML
  • Zip

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Emerging Technologies Librarian at University of Arizona Health Sciences Library

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library is recruiting an Emerging Technologies Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (job number: 47346):

Incumbent will work in partnership with librarians, staff and clientele to design, develop and implement technologically innovative services and web-based access to information resources. The successful candidate will explore and propose new technologies to support library instruction, website design, delivery of information, enhanced communication with users and digitization projects, etc. The librarian is responsible for identifying, assessing and implementing new technologies, evaluating the effectiveness of these new technologies after they have been implemented as well as finding innovative ways to use existing applications as a means for delivering information services and resources. Supports and trains librarians, staff and users in the use of these technologies.

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"STM Statement on Negotiating Rights for Institutional Repository Postings and Author Rights"

STM has released the "STM Statement on Negotiating Rights for Institutional Repository Postings and Author Rights."

Here's an excerpt:

Recently some advocates for institutional repositories have noted that, in connection with the responsibilities that academic and research libraries may have for coordinating the scholarly output of author-researchers at their institutions, there are efficiencies to be gained in negotiating at an institutional level with journal publishers. . . .

STM publishers are of the view that content license negotiations deal appropriately with questions about the scope of content that will be accessible for each institutional subscriber as well as the scope of usage rights and relative costs for such accessibility and rights. These negotiations are often complex, especially given that in recent years efforts have been made to manage negotiations through procurement processes of different kinds. We hold the view that conflating author rights issues and institutional content licenses serves only to add greater complexity and possible legal uncertainty to such licenses without adding meaningful benefits for authors.

SPARC, SPARC Europe and COAR have issued a "Public Response on Behalf of SPARC, SPARC Europe and COAR Regarding Publishers Self-Deposit Policies."

Here's an excerpt:

We have recently noted that some journal publishers have sought to negotiate individually with universities and research institutes, seeking to increase embargo periods for authors depositing pre-prints of their articles into repositories, and requesting embargo periods that go beyond what is already stated in the publishers' own policies.

We strongly urge institutions not to enter into individual agreements with publishers that supersede the existing policies of the publisher or any previous licensing agreements.

We also call on the publishers not to further hinder the deposit—and accessibility—of pre-prints with additional restrictions, regulations and policies. Proliferation of this practice will result in an environment that is confusing to navigate for end users, and increasingly difficult for individual institutions to effectively maintain.

Read more about it at "Double Talk."

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