Programmer Analyst Sr. at University of Alabama Libraries Web Services Department

The University of Alabama Libraries are recruiting a Programmer Analyst Sr. Degree: "Bachelors degree and 3 years professional IT experience, OR Masters degree and 1 year professional IT experience, OR any equivalent combination of experience, training, education and/or certification from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been obtained." Salary: minimum – $ 38,875.20, midpoint – $ 54,038.40.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (Requisition Number: 006015):

As a member of the Web Services Department, the incumbent will design, develop and support complex software systems for the Libraries; architect, program, debug, maintain and enhance locally developed software modules to integrate with commercial and open source software, according to predefined functional specifications; serve as the primary developer and support person for the Digital Services, Integrated Library System and electronic Resources Management, Cataloging & Metadata Services, and Web Services units within the University Libraries. May be asked to serve as technical lead and coordinate multiple development efforts with other Web Services technical staff.

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Library Systems Administrator at University of Wisconsin’s Madison Libraries

The University of Wisconsin's Madison Libraries are recruiting a Library Systems Administrator. Degree: "Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Computer Science or related field." Minimum salary: $37,140.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

For the internal library operations, the GLS uses the ExLibris Voyager system running on a Sun Solaris platform. This is closely integrated into the Electronic Library (EL) services. . . .

The consultant will be part of the LTG Help Desk Netadmin team and will work closely with all levels of library staff and users including faculty, researchers, students and the general public. There will also be frequent interaction with the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) staff as well as Campus/College/Departments technical staff. The consultant will be expected to participate actively in library and campus-wide committees. As one of the Netadmin team, the consultant will develop new or revised client functions within the EL system; provide implementation and system support for the EL computer platforms; be responsible for troubleshooting and support of the EL system (online public catalog, Voyager, Windows network); work closely with other LTG staff members to provide training and ensure a high level of quality support for library users; provide consulting and recommendations for instructional electronic technologies to library staff.

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Fair Use in the U.S. Economy

The Computer & Communications Industry Association has released Fair Use in the U.S. Economy.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Using the latest publicly available data (2009), and adapting a methodology developed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) this study finds the following about fair use industry growth and activity:

  • Revenue—In 2008 and 2009, fair use industries—those industries that depend upon fair use and related limitations to copyright—generated revenue averaging $4.6 trillion, a 35 percent increase over 2002 revenue of $3.4 billion. . . .
  • Employment—The fair use economy is vast, employing 17 million people—approximately one in eight U.S. workers—and generates a payroll averaging $1.2 trillion in 2008-2009, compared to $895 billion in 2002.

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Analyst Programmer at Oregon State University Libraries

The Oregon State University Libraries are recruiting an Analyst Programmer. Salary range: Salary Range: $2,910-$7,436 per month.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The person in this position advances the Libraries' strategic plan by working on the OSU Libraries' and Press' web programming initiatives including the development and programming of new initiatives. In addition, the successful candidate, enhances, manages, assesses and administers existing initiatives like Library a la Carte, an open-source content management system developed at OSU Libraries, the Library's discovery tools, such as Summon, and mobile projects .

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Digital Copyright: "How PIPA Would Affect Colleges and Universities"

The EDUCAUSE Policy Analysis and Advocacy Program has released "How PIPA Would Affect Colleges and Universities." (PIPA is the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act.)

Here's an excerpt:

Whereas COICA didn't bother to define "domain name system server," PIPA says, "[T]he term 'domain name system server' means a server or other mechanism used to provide the Internet protocol address associated with a domain name" (emphasis added).

The phrase "or other mechanism" increases the potential scope of the definition, at the risk of unintended consequences. For example, the term defined this way could sweep in operating systems, email clients, web clients, routers, and other technologies that are operated by our campuses, which would adversely affect operations.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 7/12/11

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Head of Library Technology Services at Eastern Illinois University’s Library Services

Eastern Illinois University's Library Services is recruiting a Head of Library Technology Services. Degree: ALA-accredited MLS. Minimum salary: $57,540.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Dean of Library Services, the individual will be responsible for development and management of the library’s technology resources and applications, scripting and programming for internally developed projects, supervising staff, and serving as liaison to campus technology committees. Other duties may include service at the reference desk and supervision of a technology service desk.

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NISO Receives Mellon Grant to Support E-Book Annotation Sharing Workshops

NISO has received a Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to support two e-book annotation sharing workshops.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has been awarded a $48,500 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund two standards incubation workshops, which it will lead with the Internet Archive, on the topic of E-Book Annotation Sharing and Social Reading. These meetings will be held in conjunction with the Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 10, 2011, and the Books In Browsers Meeting in San Francisco, on October 26, 2011. The Mellon Foundation grant will pay for the planning, organization, and direct meeting expenses for the two workshops, for which NISO will conduct the majority of the planning, organization and logistical support.

The two workshops will advance the discussions around system requirements for annotation sharing-including technical challenges of citation location and systems interoperability-and around the development and implementation of a consensus solution for these issues. The objectives of the meetings are to provide input to a NISO-sponsored working group on scope, goals and any initial work the group undertakes; and the advancement of a syntax specification that will be further vetted by a standards working group for how bookmarks and annotations are located and shared in digital books.

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Library Systems Manager at Saint Joseph’s University’s Drexel Library

Saint Joseph's University's Drexel Library is recruiting a Library Systems Manager. Degree: "ALA Accredited Masters in Library Science or Information Science." Salary: $64,000-$66,000.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Library Systems Manager provides creative leadership and coordination in the design, implementation, management and promotion of established library systems as well as emerging technologies. This includes library servers, III Millennium system, staff computers, web applications, resource sharing systems, internal networks, staff training and spearheading the development of the Library's Digital Repository. Provides support for a user-centered library and learning commons.

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Programmer Analyst at Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries

Johns Hopkins University's Sheridan Libraries are recruiting a Programmer Analyst. Degree: "Bachelors or higher degree in a scientific, mathematical or engineering discipline required." Starting Salary: $43,269-$59,550. Position duration is 10/1/11-9/30/14 with the possibility of extension.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Responsible for the creation, and testing of new software code for NSF Data Conservancy Project. Develops solutions requiring basic analysis and research. Resolves outstanding issues with 3rd party libraries. Maintains system code. Participates in a portion of a project life cycle or may be responsible for the complete life cycle for very small projects. Expected to apply analysis and problem solving techniques for debugging code. Develops the ability to apply basic steps to problem solving, distinguish between symptoms and causes, and utilize TQM. Uses structured programming, code with useful error and diagnostic messages, and document code with comments. Ensures programming work is well documented, modular, and can easily be shared with other programmers.

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Social Networking Sites and Their Role in Scholarly Communications

The Research Communications Strategy project has released Social Networking Sites and Their Role in Scholarly Communications.

Here's an excerpt:

In particular, the Centre was interested to determine to what extent social networking sites are usurping the role of Open Access repositories and to what extent they are likely to do so in the future. The study therefore naturally needed to consider the relationship between Open Access repositories and social networking sites, both now and in the future. Furthermore, the study needed to examine the behaviour patterns of researchers in using different web locations for research communications and to attempt to predict future trends.

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E-Science Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington Libraries

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries are recruiting an E-Science Librarian. Degree: "ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science or related degree."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Head of the IUScholarWorks Department, the E-Science Librarian will:

  • Actively participate in university-wide initiatives to develop and design policies, sustainable services, and infrastructure to enable faculty and students to preserve and make available their research data
  • Partner with internal units (such as Digital Library Program and IU Science Libraries) and external units (such as Vice Provost for Research, UITS Research Technologies and the Data to Insight Center) to develop a data-publishing model that leverages IUScholarWorks and other library services in support of data management and preservation
  • Assist faculty with development of data management plans for grant applications

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Analysis of Chemists and Economists Survey on Open Access

The Research Communications Strategy project has released Analysis of Chemists and Economists Survey on Open Access.

Here's an excerpt:

The motivations for engaging with open access given by these academics tend to be internal, personal reasons, especially altruistic ones. Both chemists and economists see themselves as working for the wider public benefit. However, economists especially also give more selfish reasons, where OA is seen as conferring a personal benefit. External forces that attempt to push academics towards engagement with OA feature less prominently.

See also the related study Further Exploration of the Views of Chemists and Economists on OA Issues in the UK.

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Data Services Librarian at Kansas State University Libraries

The Kansas State University Libraries are recruiting a Data Services Librarian. Degree: "MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution or other relevant advanced degree."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Kansas State University Libraries (www.lib.k-state.edu) are completing a major reorganization where we are evaluating long-standing practices and redefining the work of a research library. We are seeking an energetic, creative, and committed individual for the newly established position of Data Services Librarian. The Data Services Librarian will provide assistance and instruction in the discovery, use, and management of locally and externally available data in support of science and social science research at Kansas State University.

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"The Copyright Self-Help Movement: Initiatives in the Library Community"

Gail P. Clement has published "The Copyright Self-Help Movement: Initiatives in the Library Community" in the latest issue of College & Research Libraries News.

Here's an excerpt:

In the library context, the self-help concept refers to collective actions by practitioners to maximize the balancing features in American copyright law. These features include the various limitations to owner's rights and the provision for a public domain. Copyright self-help complements scholarly communication initiatives that help campus authors retain the rights to reuse and share their own publications. In combination, both types of collective community action serve to maximize allowable uses of copyrighted materials (or identify public domain materials) in order to fuel scholarship, innovation, education, and culture.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 7/10/11

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Web Services Librarian at UCLA’s Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library

UCLA's Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library is recruiting a Web Services Librarian. Degree: "ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience)."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the general direction of the Director, Access & Information Services (AIS), the newly created Web Services Librarian will have overall responsibility for the integrity, structure and currency of the UCLA School of Law Website. The Librarian will also provide training and guidance to Website content editors across the Law School in the various departments, centers and programs and creates user-oriented documentation and reference guides to enable them to easily perform web-related functions. The Librarian will: conduct training seminars and user group information sessions addressing Website maintenance and policies, use of new technologies, etc.; provide support for departments in organizing and presenting information; provide assistance when more complex updates or special design is needed for important events, fundraising drives, etc.; and develop and enhance templates for departmental pages within the school's content management system to facilitate a common look and feel across the Law School Website. The Librarian will work with the Director of Communications to maintain the site home page and to make sure the appropriate UCLA Law brand/image is maintained across the site.

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New Open Access Journal: Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

The Pacific University Libraries and the Robert E. Kennedy Library at California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo have launched the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

A joint publishing partnership between the libraries at Pacific University (Ore.) and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo has announced a new open access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to library-led scholarly communication initiatives, online publishing and digital projects.

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication will provide a focused forum for library practitioners to share ideas, strategies, research and pragmatic explorations of library-led initiatives related to such areas as institutional repository and digital collection management, library publishing/hosting services and authors' rights advocacy efforts. As technology, scholarly communication, the economics of publishing, and the roles of libraries all continue to evolve, the work shared in JLSC will inform practices that strengthen librarianship.

Marisa Ramirez (Cal Poly) and Isaac Gilman (Pacific University) will co-edit the journal in collaboration with an editorial board composed of experienced and respected library practitioners.

Founding board members include Allyson Mower (University of Utah), Amy Buckland (McGill University), Ann Lally (University of Washington), Faye Chadwell (Oregon State University), JQ Johnson (University of Oregon), Katherine Johnson (California Institute of Technology), Lisa Schiff (California Digital Library), Michael Boock (Oregon State University), Pamela Bluh (University of Maryland, School of Law), Paul Royster (University of Nebraska), Rebecca Kennison (Columbia University), Sarah Shreeves (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Shawn Martin (University of Pennsylvania), Susan Wells Parham (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Terry Owen (University of Maryland).

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"Making Sense of Fair Use"

Neil W. Netanel, Pete Kameron Endowed Chair in Law at the UCLA School of Law, has self-archived "Making Sense of Fair Use" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

Specifically, the Article traces the rise to prominence of the transformative use paradigm, as adopted by the Supreme Court in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose, over the market-centered paradigm of Harper & Row v. The Nation and its progeny. The Article presents data showing that since 2005 the transformative use paradigm has come overwhelmingly to dominate fair use doctrine, bringing to fruition a shift towards the transformative use doctrine that began a decade earlier. The Article also finds a dramatic increase in defendant win rates on fair use that correlates with the courts' embrace of the transformative use doctrine.

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Humanities Librarian at Lehigh University’s Library & Technology Services

Lehigh University's Library & Technology Services is recruiting a Humanities Librarian. Degree: "Master's degree in Library Science, Information Technology or equivalent program."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

  1. Evaluate and select electronic, print and media collections for humanities and fine arts curricular and research needs.
  2. Explore and implement new services and technologies for support of scholarly publishing, including a leadership role in the development of Lehigh's digital scholarship archives.
  3. Collaborate with faculty to promote and support the use of library collections in course instruction; develop student research skills; integrate library content and services into campus course management systems.
  4. Promote and support new forms of scholarly publishing in the humanities and fine arts, including collaborative digital projects and open access.

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Systems Librarian at University of Houston-Downtown’s W. I. Dykes Library

The University of Houston-Downtown's W. I. Dykes Library is recruiting a Systems Librarian. Degree: "advanced/master's degree in library science."

Here's an excerpt from the ad (requisition number: 06048):

Basic Duties:

  • Provides technical support for library departments;
  • Supervises library technology staff in maintenance and upgrade of software and hardware;
  • Maintains and operates the library reserve server;
  • Trains library staff on systems as necessary;
  • Leads technology planning and implementation for library; \
  • Participates in reference desk rotation, collection development, and library instruction;
  • Serves as a liaison with UHD IT and other UH System campus libraries on technology issues;

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