Archive for 2012

DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 1/14/2013

Posted in Announcements on December 17th, 2012

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 1/14/2013. Happy Holidays.

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Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (December 17, 2012)

Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on December 17th, 2012

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

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Digital Production Manager at University of Florida Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 14th, 2012

University of Florida Libraries are recruiting a Digital Production Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Florida Libraries seeks a versatile and energetic Digital Production Manager responsible for strategically managing staff capacities, multiple fund lines and project timelines, and the specialized equipment and resources for the operations of the Digital Library Center. The Digital Production Manager has oversight of projects and staff in the areas of bibliographic control, imaging/post-capture processing, quality control & structural metadata, audiovisual conversion/formatting, and optical character recognition/metadata enhancement/archiving. Working closely with external and internal clients this position ensures an appropriate flow of materials, manages digitization processes and services, advises customers on technical specifications, and makes project level decisions collaboratively with the Chair of Digital Services & Shared Collections.

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Organization of Scholarly Communication Services, SPEC Kit 332

Posted in Copyright, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Communication on December 14th, 2012

ARL has released the Organization of Scholarly Communication Services, SPEC Kit 332.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published Organization of Scholarly Communication Services, SPEC Kit 332, which explores how research institutions are currently organizing staff to support scholarly communication services, and whether their organizational structures have changed since 2007, when member libraries were surveyed about their scholarly communication education initiatives. This SPEC Kit covers who leads scholarly communication efforts inside and outside the library, the scholarly communication related services that are offered to researchers, and which staff support those services. The publication also looks at how the library measures the success of its scholarly communication services, including demonstrable outcomes of these services.

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Director of Library Technology at Washington and Lee University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on December 14th, 2012

The Washington and Lee University Library is recruiting a Director of Library Technology .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Director of Technology is responsible for administering, planning and developing library systems including: the integrated library system (Millennium), the Web server, ILLiad, WordPress, EZProxy and other systems under development. This position provides leadership in developing discovery tools and will guide the Library's vision of technology's role in library services. The position works closely with other members of the library staff, the Law Library, and colleagues in Information Technology Services (ITS) to integrate library information systems with existing campus systems. The Director collaborates with library staff and faculty to plan and promote library information services and support the college's efforts in the digital humanities.

The Case for International Sharing of Scientific Data: A Focus on Developing Countries: Proceedings of a Symposium

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on December 14th, 2012

The National Academies Press has released The Case for International Sharing of Scientific Data: A Focus on Developing Countries: Proceedings of a Symposium. (Downloading the report requires registration.)

Here's an excerpt:

The culture of science has been international and open for centuries. Indeed, the scientific enterprise can only work when all information is open and accessible, because science works through critical analysis and replication of results. In recent years, as some scientific data, and especially technological data, have increased in economic value frequently has caused us to be far less open with information than business and free enterprise require us to be. Indeed, the worldwide shift to what is known as open innovation is strengthening every day.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 12/13/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on December 13th, 2012

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Head of Digital Scholarship at Clemson University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 13th, 2012

Clemson University Libraries are recruiting a Head of Digital Scholarship.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Clemson University Libraries seeks an innovative and motivated professional to work with a team of vibrant library faculty to envision and implement the library’s technology initiatives. Reporting to the Director, Office of Library Technology, the Head of Digital Scholarship will manage scholarly communications and copyright initiatives, lead institutional repository planning and outreach, and oversee digital production and data management strategies. This is a 12-month tenure-track position with faculty rank and status.

"Examining Attributes of Open Standard File Formats for Long-Term Preservation and Open Access"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Open Access on December 13th, 2012

Eun G. Park and Sam Oh have published "Examining Attributes of Open Standard File Formats for Long-Term Preservation and Open Access" in the latest issue of Information Technology and Libraries.

Here's an excerpt:

This study examines the attributes that have been used to assess file formats in literature and compiles the most frequently used attributes of file formats in order to establish open standard file format selection criteria. A comprehensive review was undertaken to identify the current knowledge regarding file format selection criteria. The findings indicate that the most common criteria can be categorized into five major groups: functionality, metadata, openness, interoperability and independence. These attributes appear to be closely related. Additional attributes include presentation, authenticity, adoption, protection, preservation, reference and others.

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Production Systems Librarian at Harvard University IT Library Technology Services

Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 13th, 2012

Harvard University IT Library Technology Services is recruiting a Production Systems Librarian .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Harvard University IT Library Technology Services (LTS) is seeking a Production Systems Librarian to consult with users, providing user and technical support for central library systems used in the academic and research mission of the University. The Production Systems Librarian will triage, analyze and resolve service requests and problems reported by members of the user community as well as providing in-depth technical support for selected applications such as Aleph. This person, as a member of the Infrastructure and Production Services group, will collaborate with Harvard Library staff as well as other groups within LTS to provide excellent customer service and smooth running of the enterprise library technology applications.

"DMP Online and DMPTool: Different Strategies Towards a Shared Goal"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on December 13th, 2012

Andrew Sallans and Martin Donnelly have published "DMP Online and DMPTool: Different Strategies Towards a Shared Goal" in the latest issue of The International Journal of Digital Curation.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper provides a comparative discussion of the strategies employed in the UK's DMP Online tool and the US's DMPTool, both designed to provide a structured environment for research data management planning (DMP) with explicit links to funder requirements. Following the Sixth International Digital Curation Conference, held in Chicago in December 2010, a number of US institutions partnered with the Digital Curation Centre's DMP Online team to learn from their experiences while developing a US counterpart. DMPTool arrived in beta in August 2011 and released a production version in November 2011. This joint paper will compare and contrast use cases, organizational and national/cultural characteristics that have influenced the development decisions, outcomes achieved so far, and planned future developments.

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Systems Programmer I at Clemson University Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 12th, 2012

The Clemson University Libraries are recruiting a Systems Programmer I.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Support the library and Office of Technology in the management of the Millennium ILS, Summon discovery platform, ILLiad resource sharing software, remote access to paid e-resources, and other systems-related software.

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MedOANet Releases Open Access Tracker

Posted in Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Publishing, Self-Archiving on December 12th, 2012

MedOANet has released the Open Access Tracker.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

MedOANet (Mediterranean Open Access Network) is a two-year project funded under the Science in Society Programme of the EC 7th Framework Programme. The project enhances existing policies, strategies and structures for Open Access and contributes towards the implementation of new ones in six Mediterranean countries: Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal. . . .

The Open Access Tracker brings together information on journals, repositories, institutional policies, funder's policies and publishers' self-archiving policies, representing Open Access activities in the six countries.

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Coordinator for the Digital Preservation System at University of Utah Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 12th, 2012

The University of Utah Library is recruiting a Coordinator for the Digital Preservation System.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Coordinator for the Digital Preservation System will, with the Digital Preservation Archivist, administer the back office environment of the Library's digital preservation software, Rosetta. Within the software, the Coordinator configures deposit procedures for various collections, manages users, manages plug-ins, works with the technical metadata extractor, risk extractor, migration tools, custom fixity, format identifier, etc.

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"The U.S. Proposal for an Intellectual Property Chapter in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Legislation and Government Regulation on December 12th, 2012

Sean M. Flynn et al. have self-archived "The U.S. Proposal for an Intellectual Property Chapter in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

Our ultimate conclusion is that the U.S. proposal, if adopted, would upset the current international framework balancing the interests of rights holders and the public. It would heighten standards of protection for rights holders well beyond that which the best available evidence or inclusive democratic processes support. It contains insufficient balancing provisions for users, consumers, and the public interest.

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Web Applications Developer at University of Minnesota Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 11th, 2012

The University of Minnesota Libraries are recruiting a Web Applications Developer .

Here's an excerpt from the ad ( Requisition Number: 182094 ):

The Web Applications Developer will lead in implementing and extending the Drupal CMS for the main public facing web site of the University Libraries (www.lib.umn.edu), creating customization and personalization options for library users, optimizing library web site(s) for mobile devices, designing new sites, and using new web services technologies to improve the user experience in discovering, searching, finding, or accessing library materials and content.

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Fit for Purpose: Developing Business Cases for New Services in Research Libraries Webinar Recording

Posted in Cyberinfrastructure/E-Science, Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Research Libraries on December 11th, 2012

DuraSpace has released a recording of its Fit for Purpose: Developing Business Cases for New Services in Research Libraries webinar.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Mike Furlough, Associate Dean of Research and Scholarly Communications, Penn State and David Minor Chronopolis Program Manager and Director of Digital Preservation Initiatives University of California San Diego Library/SDSC presented "Fit for Purpose: Developing Business Cases for New Services in Research Libraries" to participants in the DuraSpace/ARL/DLF E-Science Institute. In this webinar, the presenters discussed the CLIR/DLF-funded research project Fit for Purpose, which aims to present a structured, disciplined approach for making decisions about creating and maintaining new services in research libraries.

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Head of Web Services at Ohio University Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 11th, 2012

The Ohio University Libraries are recruiting a Head of Web Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Head of Web Services is the primary planner for the Libraries' web development, its productivity tools and public computing. The Head of Web services will work closely with staff to develop responsive and progressive services and applications to match a rapidly changing information landscape. In collaboration with other department heads, this individual provides critical leadership for the planning, evaluation, development and promotion of the Libraries' current and next generation of web services and information systems.

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Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Historians

Posted in Digital Humanities, Electronic Resources, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Communication on December 11th, 2012

Ithaka S+R has released Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Historians .

Here's an excerpt:

In History, the Ithaka S+R project team found a discipline in transition. An expansion in the nature of the field over the past 50 years has introduced new sources, both in terms of subject coverage and international scope. However, only a comparatively small share of the primary sources required by historians has been made available digitally, tempering the opportunity for new methods to take hold.

Even if the impact of computational analysis and other types of new research methods remains limited to a subset of historians, new research practices and communications mechanisms are being adopted widely, bringing with them both opportunities and challenges.

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Coordinator of Library Information & Technology Service at Bowling Green State University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on December 10th, 2012

The Bowling Green State University Libraries are recruiting a Coordinator of Library Information & Technology Service.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (warning: opening the ad Word file may prompt you to install Microsoft Office Single Image) :

Reporting to the Associate Dean, the Coordinator of LITS manages and participates in the day-to-day operations of the LITS unit and supervises a staff of 3-5 full-time employees. The LITS Coordinator provides leadership and oversight for the following primary functions: integrated library systems, web development, and digitization projects. The LITS Coordinator is also expected to stay current in emerging technologies, manages the new student technology assistance center, and works with all library departments in supporting the directions of the UL Strategic Plan related to information technology

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Purdue University Libraries Launches the Data Curation Profiles Directory

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on December 10th, 2012

The Purdue University Libraries have launched the Data Curation Profiles Directory

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Data Curation Profiles (DCP) are in-depth publications which provide detailed descriptions of research data sets and collections. The DCP, and the associated Toolkit which provides instructions and advice on composing them, are the results of research funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Working with Purdue University Libraries Scholarly Publishing Services, the Data Curation Profiles Directory provides a suite of services to support publication, including: assigning a DOI and citation for each published DCP, improved visibility for Profiles through inclusion in indexing and discovery tools, and a commitment to the preservation of DCPs through CLOCKSS and Portico.

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Head of Systems at Kent State University Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 10th, 2012

The Kent State University Libraries are recruiting a Head of Systems.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (position number: 989924):

The head of Systems position will continue to advance a vision for technology operations in a changing environment, advancing library commuting capabilities throughout the University, the OhioLink Consortium, and the profession. The Head of systems will work with all library department to ensure the effective deployment and use of technology, and cooperate with the University's computer center on university-wide services and issues that affect the libraries/system and services. The Head will foster professional development, collegial relation

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The Right to Be Forgotten—Between Expectations and Practice

Posted in Privacy, Reports and White Papers on December 10th, 2012

The European Network and Information Security Agency has released The Right to Be Forgotten—Between Expectations and Practice.

Here's an excerpt:

The right to be forgotten is included in the proposed regulation on data protection published by the European Commission in January 20121. The regulation is still to be adopted by the European Parliament for entering into force. The different legal aspects of the right to be forgotten (i.e. right to erasure or right to oblivion) have been debated in different contexts and are beyond the scope of this paper. With this paper we aim to cover other facets of the right to be forgotten. We focus on the technical means to enforce or support the right in information systems; as can be seen from this paper, there are technical limitations and there is a further need for clear definitions and legal clarifications.

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Information Technology Systems Administrator at Oak Park Public Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 7th, 2012

The Oak Park Public Library is recruiting an Information Technology Systems Administrator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Primary responsibilities include monitoring, troubleshooting, updates, maintenance, and repair of VMware vCenter/vSphere, hosts, physical and virtual servers, iSCSI, Equalogic SAN, switches, routers, firewalls, domain controllers, active directory, Web servers, email server, application servers, print servers, Integrated Library System (SWAN), wireless, telecommunications, telephone/PBX, self-check, RFID, backup, network management, network security, and other assigned systems.

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Senior Software Developer at George Washington University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on December 7th, 2012

The George Washington University Libraries are recruiting a Senior Software Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

We are looking for a software developer to join our growing IT team. Our team works on digitization, technology, and development; it comprises full-time staff responsible for digitization operations, IT services, library systems, web development, software development, and project management.

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