Digital and Web Services Librarian Specialist at Chicago State University Library

The Chicago State University Library is recruiting a Digital and Web Services Librarian Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Functioning under administrative direction in the library technical services department, employee works to set up, design, maintain, and support library web systems including web server, web pages, distributed web content provisioning, web applications, and electronic resource access through library webs and digital libraries including digitization and incorporation of library materials.

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Two Videos on the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

The UCLA Library has released two videos on ARL's Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. Peter Jaszi and Brandon Butler are the featured speakers.

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Digital Access Librarian at University of Notre Dame’ Hesburgh Libraries

The University of Notre Dame' Hesburgh Libraries are recruiting a Digital Access Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Access Librarian is responsible for envisioning the information architecture (navigation, content, and context), coordinating user experience activities (usability, user engagement, feedback), and collaborating on the implementation of the web technology (XHTML, CSS, Javascript, Web Scripting Languages) for the Hesburgh Libraries' web presence.

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A New Day for Website Archiving 2.0

The Association of Research Libraries has released A New Day for Website Archiving 2.0.

Here's an excerpt:

A central issue in the fair use analysis is whether the use is "transformative." Campbell v. Acuff-Rose, 510 U.S. 569, 579 (1994). In the website archiving context, the question is whether a library's reproduction and subsequent display of entire websites without material alteration is "transformative." The case law and legal opinions discussed below all indicate that library website archiving for the purpose of preservation and scholarship is transformative as that term is used by courts in the fair use context.

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Software Developer/Analyst at University of Texas Libraries

The University of Texas Libraries are recruiting a Software Developer/Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Using web development and content management experience to provide support for library staff and campus constituents in incorporating digital assets into their projects and online learning modules. Track trends in research, pilot methods to address future information access needs from UT Library digital collections, and serve as a resource person for library staff about new and emerging information access technologies such as mobile devices, course management integration, blogs, wikis and resource federation. Participate in the evaluation, development, purchase and implementation of software and hardware solutions to improve UT Libraries digital collection related services.

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Data Curation Curriculum Search Engine

The Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship has made the Data Curation Curriculum Search engine available.

Here's an excerpt:

The Data Curation Curriculum Search is a database of programs and courses covering data curation and closely related fields. The tool and all research has been conducted by the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois. This site is part of the broader impacts goals of the Data Conservancy project, a National Science Foundation collaboration under the Sustainable Digital Data Preservation and Access Network Partners (DataNet) program under the Office of Cyberinfrastructure. The larger Data Conservancy vision entails scientific data curation as a means to collect, organize, validate, and preserve data so that researchers can address research challenges facing society as a whole. To help further this vision, this site was designed to:

  • help researchers, administrators, and educators understand more generally the scope of education in the data curation area;
  • support the search for collaborators in the area of data curation;
  • help determine how peers are defining key terms across institutions; and
  • as an awareness and potential research tool.

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Software Engineer at MIT Libraries

The MIT Libraries are recruiting a Software Engineer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Head of Software Development and Analysis, the Software Engineer will be responsible for development work, from front-end web applications to back-end data management, for a variety of projects underway in the Libraries. An initial focus will be enhancing GIS software and systems that expand access to geodata through existing services and tools. S/he will work collaboratively with the Senior GIS Specialist, the Geospatial Data Librarian, and the Digital Library Systems Manager to investigate, define, recommend, and build new services around geodata. The Engineer will maintain up-to-date system documentation and manage code in a version-control system. S/he will also advise and consult with library technical and non-technical staff to provide GIS web development expertise and guidance.

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The Open Data Handbook

The Open Knowledge Foundation has released The Open Data Handbook.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

From a basic introduction of the "what and why" of open data, the Handbook goes on to discuss the practicalities of making data open – the "how". It gives advice on everything from choosing a file format and applying a license, to motivating the community and telling the world. Clear explanations, illustrative examples and technical recommendations make the Handbook suitable for people with all levels of experience, from the absolute beginner to the seasoned open data professional.

The Handbook is divided into short chapters which cover individual aspects of open data. It can be read in a single sitting, or dipped into as a reference work.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 2/21/12

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Coordinator of Digital Programs at Marquette University’s Raynor Memorial Libraries

Marquette University's Raynor Memorial Libraries are recruiting a Coordinator of Digital Programs.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Collections, the Coordinator of Digital Programs provides leadership and coordination for the creation, maintenance, and stewardship of the Libraries' digital collections and repositories. This position is responsible for the management, education and promotion of Marquette's institutional repository, e-Publications@Marquette (http://epublications.marquette.edu/) and, in collaboration with the Department of Special Collections and Archives, the coordination and development of the Libraries' digital collections (http://www.marquette.edu/library/archives/earchives.shtml).

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SURF’s EJME Project Releases Data File Plug-ins for Open Journal Systems

SURF's EJME (Enhanced Journals…Made Easy!) Project has released data file plug-ins for Open Journal Systems.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The Internet makes it possible to present publications in combination with related research data, as Enhanced Publications. The Enhanced Journals…Made Easy project (EJME), which is funded by SURF, has designed a practical work process for publishers of Open Access journals so as to enhance academic journals with the associated data files. The project involved the development of two plug-ins for Open Journal Systems, a system for managing and publishing journals. Open Journal Systems (OJS) is the most frequently used open source package worldwide for academic journals.

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Discovery Services Librarian at East Carolina University’s J.Y. Joyner Library

East Carolina University's J.Y. Joyner Library is recruiting a Discovery Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Library Technology, the Discovery Services Librarian will:

  • Provide leadership and vision in the management, support, integration, and administration of the Library's suite of information management and discovery systems
  • Work collaboratively with ECU Libraries' faculty and staff to evaluate the Libraries' online resource discovery environment and to develop and implement strategies and innovative solutions to improve external and internal user experience and maximize system functionality
  • Chair or co-chair library discovery committees
  • Serve as head of the Discovery Services department and supervise two to three staff whose responsibilities include administering the integrated library system
  • Monitor trends and best practices in library discovery; recommend and facilitate improvements to existing systems and services

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Review of Data Management Lifecycle Models

Alex Ball has self-archived Review of Data Management Lifecycle Models in the University of Bath institutional repository.

Here's an excerpt:

The importance of lifecycle models is that they provide a structure for considering the many operations that will need to be performed on a data record throughout its life. Many curatorial actions can be made considerably easier if they have been prepared for in advance – even at or before the point of record creation. For example, a repository can be more certain of the preservation actions it can perform if the rights and licensing status of the data has already been clarified, and researchers are more likely to be able to detail the methodologies and workflows they used if they record them at the time.

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Library Web Developer at Michigan Technological University’s Van Pelt and Opie Library

Michigan Technological University's Van Pelt and Opie Library is recruiting a Library Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Michigan Technological University's Van Pelt and Opie Library seeks an energetic, user-focused and collegial Web developer that enjoys working on a variety of projects with library and IT staff, faculty, and students that support library services, instruction and research. The position requires commitment to the completion of reliable and innovative products and is responsible for developing, maintaining and customizing dynamic and complex web pages, and integrating a number of web services and data sources into new and existing interfaces and applications. The position will work collaboratively with the university’s IT Support Services to design new or modify existing back-end databases that support web applications and services.

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Google Digital Humanities Awards Recipient Interviews Report

Virgil E.Varvel, Jr. and Andrea Thomer have self-archived the Google Digital Humanities Awards Recipient Interviews Report in IDEALS.

Here's an excerpt:

As input into the development, design, and improvement of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), recipients of Google's Digital Humanities Grants were interviewed to identify issues encountered during their projects. This project was guided by the following goals:

  • Increase empirical understanding of how to identify materials for use by scholars.
  • Increase empirical understanding of how to provide better access to materials for use by scholars.
  • Identify meaningful characteristics of content that affect identification, retrieval, and other parameters.
  • Identify data preprocessing and transformation issues encountered by scholars.
  • Provide input to inform the architecture of the HTRC related to representation of collections, faceted browsing, identifiers, etc.

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Digital Humanities Developer at Stanford University Libraries

The Stanford University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Humanities Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (job ID: 46583):

Under supervision of the Head of the Digital Initiatives Group (DIG), the Digital Humanities Developer is responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining a variety of digital library projects and products for the humanities and social sciences. She or he will work closely with the entire DIG team (which includes librarians and specialists in assessment, digital publication, social science data, user services technology, and digital humanities) to select projects and set priorities collaboratively.

The Developer will also consult with fellow librarians outside of DIG on new library projects, will integrate and develop applications and tools that support both immediate project goals and longer-term library goals. The Developer will also help in the maintenance and improvement of existing technologies in the areas of digital humanities, the social sciences, and the digital library.

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Journal of eScience Librarianship Launched

The Lamar Soutter Library has launched the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

The first issue's "full-length papers" are:

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 2/19/12

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Pamela Samuelson et al. Send Letter to US District Court Judge Denny Chin about Authors Guild v. Google Case

Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information at the UC Berkeley School of Law, and other scholars have sent a letter ("Academic Author Objections to Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification") to US District Court Judge Denny Chin about class certification issues in the Authors Guild v. Google Case.

Here's an excerpt:

We believe that our works of scholarship are more typical of the contents of research library collections than works of the three named plaintiffs in this case. Betty Miles is the author of numerous children's books. Jim Bouton is a former baseball pitcher who has written both fiction and nonfiction books based on his experiences as a baseball player. Joseph Goulden is a professional writer who has written a number of nonfiction books on a variety of subjects, including a book about "superlawyers." None of these three are academic authors. Their books are aimed at a popular, rather than an academic, audience. As professional writers, their motivations and interests in having their books published would understandably be different, and likely more commercial, than those of academic scholars. Hence, our concern is that these three do not share the academic interests that are typical of authors of books in research library collections. As we explain further below, the clearest indication that the named plaintiffs do not share the same priorities typical of academic authors is their insistence on pursuing this litigation.

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NEH Office of Digital Humanities Releases Videos of 2011 Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant Project Directors’ Presentations

The NEH's Office of Digital Humanities has released short videos of project directors of 2011 Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants discussing their projects.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

We're happy to say that we now have videos from the annual Office of Digital Humanities Project Directors Meeting, held September 27, 2011 at the Old Post Office in Washington, DC. This meeting brought together top researchers in the digital humanities from across the United States.

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Metadata Specialist at Purdue University Libraries

The Purdue University Libraries are recruiting a Metadata Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The position will specify the application of appropriate descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata schemas for digitized and born-digital content managed by the Libraries. This will include a leadership role in non-MARC metadata projects. This position will develop strategies for metadata interoperability to facilitate effective access and preservation. This includes strategies for integrating heterogeneous metadata from highly distributed collections within local services, as well as exposing locally generated metadata to external services. The position will play an active role in national and international discussions about the emerging and dynamic role of metadata in providing access to information resources.

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Preserving Email

The Digital Preservation Coalition has released Preserving Email.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Gareth Knight of King's College London welcomed the report. 'Preserving Email provides an excellent overview of the topic, drawing together observations made in a number of research projects to provide a succinct overview of the legal, technical, and cultural issues that must be addressed to ensure that these digital assets can be curated and preserved in the long-term. Its conclusion, providing a set of pragmatic, easy-to-understand recommendations that individuals and institutions may apply to better manage their email archive, highlights the complexity of email preservation. It also sends a clear message that it is something that everyone can perform.'

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 2/16/12

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Research Data Librarian at University of Maryland Libraries

The University of Maryland Libraries are recruiting a Research Data Librarian (post-Master's program, two-year term).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Stewardship, the Research Data Librarian: actively participates 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; partners with internal units (such as GIS and DRUM — Digital Repository of University of Maryland) and external units (such as Vice President for Research, Office of Information Technology (OIT) Enterprise Technical Infrastructure and Learning Technologies and Environments, and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities) to develop a data-publishing model that leverages library services in support of data management and preservation; assists faculty with development of data management plans for grant applications; serves as an active member of the Information Technology Division, contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects; incorporates support for data management and preservation into library services; and maintains close engagement with issues relating to scholarly communications such as copyright, open access, and data management and preservation.

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