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Digital Projects Librarian at Temple University Libraries

The Temple University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (job number: TU-15230):

Working under the direction of the Head of Digital Library Initiatives, the Digital Projects Librarian manages a portfolio of digital library projects, providing the project management framework and technical know-how needed to complete projects successfully. S/he works in close collaboration with other librarians and archivists, metadata specialists, IT staff, scanning/digitization staff, external vendors, and partnering faculty.

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Richard Luce Named Dean of the University of Oklahoma Libraries

Richard Luce, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries for Emory University, has been named Dean of the University of Oklahoma Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Rick Luce, a librarian upon whose expertise the National Science Foundation has drawn to serve on four Blue Ribbon panels, has been selected to serve as dean of the University of Oklahoma Libraries, pending approval by the OU Board of Regents at its May meeting. Luce currently is vice provost and director of libraries at Emory University and previously was director at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He will fill the position being vacated by longtime OU library dean Sul Lee, who last year announced his plans to retire, effective June 30, after serving as dean for more than 30 years.

In addition to serving as University Libraries dean, Luce will hold appointments as a professor, as the Peggy V. Helmerich Chair and as associate vice president for research, OU Norman campus.

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Sr. Systems Administrator at University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries

The University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries are recruiting a Sr. Systems Administrator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position provides systems administration and some programming support for the Hesburgh Libraries. The bulk of the work is systems administration, and procures and maintains the infrastructure required for the Libraries to provide services to faculty, staff, and students of the University. This position is also responsible for the installation and maintenance of core applications the library employs in order to provide content and services to the University academic community. This position administers a wide variety of commercially licensed and open source technologies and software stacks and is responsible for the configuration, management, function, availability, and security for those systems.

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"Where Does It Go from Here? The Place of Software in Digital Repositories"

Neil Chue Hong has self-archived "Where Does It Go from Here? The Place of Software in Digital Repositories" in the Edinburgh Research Archive.

Here's an excerpt:

The open repositories community has made great strides in recent years in addressing interoperability, policy and providing the arguments for open access and sharing. One aspect of open research which has come to prominence is the importance of software as a fundamental part of reproducible research, which in turn raises issues around the preservation of software. In this short paper, I will describe some of the work that the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) has been doing to address the structural and policy issues which currently present a barrier to the deposit and use of software in open repositories.

| Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 | Digital Scholarship |

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Senior Digital Library Applications Developer at University of Illinois at Chicago Library

The University of Illinois at Chicago Library is recruiting a Senior Digital Library Applications Developer

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

With general supervision, support the Library's goal to provide quality resources and expertise to students, faculty and staff by designing information, research and storage systems. Acts as project manager in designing or modifying information systems. Reports to the Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology.

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Know Your Limits: Considering the Role of Data Caps and Usage Based Billing in Internet Access Service

Public Knowledge has released Know Your Limits: Considering the Role of Data Caps and Usage Based Billing in Internet Access Service by Andrew Odlyzko, Bill St. Arnaud, Erik Stallman; and Michael Weinberg.

Here's an excerpt:

Regardless of the motivation driving its implementation, usage-based pricing has the potential to significantly impact how networks are designed and used. This, in turn, impacts the innovation that relies on those networks. Before deciding if and when usage-based pricing is desirable, it is critical to fully understand the history of usage-based pricing, how it impacts markets, and both the benefits and harms that such a model can bring.

This paper aims to explain the basic issues surrounding usage-based versus flat-rate pricing. Section I examines the trend towards usage-based pricing in both the wired and wireless markets. Section II then considers the benefits and justifications for using usage-based pricing. This is followed in Section III by a review of the history and economics of flat rate pricing. Since broadband access is central to so many national and societal goals, the penultimate section—Section IV—discusses the problems that might be caused by usage-based pricing. Finally, we end with a series of conclusions and recommendations for responsible implementation of usage-based pricing.

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Head of Special Collections and Digital Initiatives at Auraria Library

The Auraria Library is recruiting a Head of Special Collections and Digital Initiatives.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Auraria Library, serving the University of Colorado Denver, Downtown Denver Campus; Metropolitan State College of Denver; and the Community College of Denver seeks a dynamic, energetic and innovative individual to serve as the Head of Special Collections and Digital Initiatives. . . .

Reporting to the Associate Director of Technology and Digital Initiatives, this position is primarily responsible for:

  • Providing leadership and a knowledge base for the development of special collections (in all formats) and the digital library at the Auraria Library including identifying collections, developing work flows, and working on technical issues involved in digitization and digital asset management.
  • Ingesting new digital content into the Library's digital repository.
  • Creating the discovery mechanisms for special and digital collections including helping to expand online presence.
  • Collaborating with other institutions involved in our digital repository partnership.
  • Providing knowledge of current and emerging best practices, tools, principles and standards for digital preservation and collection management.
  • Operating as project manager for digital initiatives and as such communicate effectively in person and in writing.

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Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (April 29, 2012)

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

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010: "This bibliography portal demonstrates that citation lists continue to play a role in research, in spite of the availability of powerful Web and digital library search engines and the near-extinction of print bibliography publishing. Summing Up: Recommended." — J. A. Buczynski, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 45, no. 1 (1997): 58. | Digital Scholarship |

Systems Librarian at Northern Kentucky University Library

The Northern Kentucky University Library is recruiting a Systems Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (requisition number: 05929):

Responsibilities include primary administration of the campus integrated library system (NKUIRE), responsible for importing data (MARC and non-MARC) into the ILS also maintenance of the ILS web OPAC, and overseeing various duties related to selected non-ILS application software. Other duties include the administration of Institutional Repository and Discovery tool products as well as participation in digitization initiatives.

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Monash University’s Research Data Management Strategy and Strategic Plan 2012-2015

Monash University has released its Research Data Management Strategy and Strategic Plan 2012-2015.

Here's an excerpt:

The Research Data Management Strategy and Strategic Plan 2012-2015 outlines an extended program of activities to holistically address technology, professional development and cultural change. The strategy takes as its starting point the following statement of intent.

Monash University recognises that research data that is better managed, more discoverable and available for re-use will contribute to increased research impact, enhanced research practice (including collaboration) and improved education outcomes. The University aims to maintain its national leadership role around research data management and to fulfil compliance requirements and community expectations. All members of the Monash University community share responsibility to improve research data management in a coordinated and integrated way. This strategy supports the research, education and professional services strategies developed as part of the Monash Futures program.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

Project Coordinator for Science and Data at Creative Commons

The Creative Commons is recruiting a Project Coordinator for Science and Data.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

To organize, coordinate and manage projects related to data policy and governance. To perform research and analysis on data governance topics across relevant sectors—particularly for science—and communicate results and recommendations from the project via writing and related outreach.

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Modern Language Association Releases "Guidelines for Evaluating Work in Digital Humanities and Digital Media"

The Modern Language Association has released "Guidelines for Evaluating Work in Digital Humanities and Digital Media." This is the first update in 12 years.

Here's an excerpt:

The following guidelines are designed to help departments and faculty members implement effective evaluation procedures for hiring, reappointment, tenure, and promotion. They apply to scholars working with digital media as their subject matter and to those who use digital methods or whose work takes digital form.

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Head, Information Technology Services at Linda Hall Library

The Linda Hall Library is recruiting a Head, Information Technology Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Director of Innovative Technologies and Library Resource Management, the Head of Information Technology Services will manage all aspects of library information technology as deployed or planned at the Library, including information technology systems, networked information delivery, and authentication systems; oversee hardware and software specific to the Library (including web services, financial management, telephone system, network security, and information access and production technologies); and supervise two full-time staff positions.

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Carol Tenopir Given Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award

Carol Tenopir has been given a Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

The new SEC award program was created to honor professors from the SEC with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship. A faculty member in UT's College of Communication and Information, Tenopir is a Chancellor's Professor in the School of Information Sciences and director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies. She also serves as director of research for the college. . . .

Tenopir's teaching and research focus on information access and retrieval, electronic publishing, the information industry, online resources, and the impact of technology on reference librarians and scientists. She was one of the first scholars to study full-text journal article retrieval. She has a doctorate from the University of Illinois, a master's degree from California State University, and a bachelor's degree from Whittier College.

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Digital Media Librarian at Florida International University Libraries

The Florida International University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Media Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Working within the department and with colleagues in Green Library (MMC) and Hubert Library (BBC), this librarian will have responsibility to:

  • Acquire, coordinate, and manage video, audio, and image collections.
  • Provide outreach services to the user community.
  • Participate in the university-wide development and implementation of policies related to digital rights management, copyright, and intellectual property standards.
  • Oversee the digitization of legacy media collections for both access and preservation.
  • Participate in the university's development and implementation of streaming media services.

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MIT Establishes Open Access Working Group in Response to Elsevier’s New Article Posting Policies

MIT has established an Open Access Working Group in response to Elsevier's new article posting policies.

Here's an excerpt from the "New Open Access Working Group Formed: Formulating Response to Elsevier's Policy Change":

The wording [of the Elsevier posting policy] is very unclear; no one is quite sure what a "systematic posting mandate" is. Duke, for one, who has an open access policy very much like ours, has concluded that such policies aren't "mandates" since they allow people to opt out, and hence that they are not covered by the new Elsevier posting policy. But it is clear that Elsevier is trying to do what it can to undermine such policies, and to confuse faculty about what they are and are not allowed to do. Certainly that is the interpretation of the Coalition for Open Access Repositories, who, in their response, "strongly oppose the changes made by Elsevier to its article posting policies" and "join the research community in condemning Elsevier for its recent business practices and lobbying that undermine policies and activities promoting open access to scholarly literature."

| Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography| Digital Scholarship |

Internship at Digital Curation Services, University of Virginia Library

The University of Virginia Library's Digital Curation Services department is offering a summer internship opportunity.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Virginia Library, a leader in the development of digital library initiatives and infrastructure and recognized for the strength and variety of its special collections, is excited to offer an eight-week summer internship to provide a graduate student with practical experience in both areas.

One of the primary caretakers responsible for the transformation of the Library's rare and unique materials to digital formats, as well as the stewardship of these images, Digital Curation Services, comprised of eight staff members and a dozen student employees, oversees several grants, multiple donor projects, user requests from faculty and students, and its own library collection building practices. In order to increase and create greater awareness of our digitized holdings, DCS is seeking an energetic and savvy individual to assist with grant writing and social media marketing.

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DuraSpace Gives Automatic DuraCloud Access to Internet2 Members

DuraSpace has given automatic DuraCloud access to Internet2 members.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

DuraSpace and Internet2 announced today at the Spring 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting that Internet2 members now have automatic access to DuraCloud [], a trusted service for archiving and managing content in the cloud featuring one-click creation of many copies, in multiple locations with several providers.

DuraCloud is the first Internet2 NET+ community-developed service aimed at meeting the preservation needs of Internet2 members. As the only managed software service that lets organizations archive content across more than one cloud provider, DuraCloud ensures that irreplaceable documents, imagery and videos are always accessible.

Here's a list of higher education Internet2 members.

Read more about it at "Internet2, 16 Major Technology Companies Announce Cloud Service Partnerships to Benefit the Nation's Universities."

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Digital Services and Institutional Repository Librarian at Boston College Law Library

The Boston College Law Library is recruiting a Digital Services and Institutional Repository Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate Law Librarian for Access & Organization, the Digital Services and Institutional Repository Librarian leads the law school in the creation, delivery, preservation and on-going support of digital projects and collections in the broadest sense. This librarian will provide vision and guidance for the law school's digital repository that both responds to the law school community's needs and is aligned with collections and preservation priorities.

The Digital Services and Institutional Repository Librarian manages the law school's digital repository, a Digital Commons-based platform. The person in this position will continue the development of repository policies, procedures and services by staying current on developing technologies, standards, and practices in digital preservation. The Digital Services and Institutional Repository Librarian will engage with faculty and students to secure content and craft new partnerships. The Librarian will create promotional materials, actively advertise Digital Commons to the law school community and further develop the Digital Commons@Boston College Law School repository.

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Harvard Library Releases over 12 Million Bibliographic Records under CC0 1.0 Public Domain Dedication

The Harvard Library has released over 12 million bibliographic records under the CC0 1.0 Public Domain Dedication license.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

The Harvard Library announced it is making more than 12 million catalog records from Harvard’s 73 libraries publicly available.

The records contain bibliographic information about books, videos, audio recordings, images, manuscripts, maps, and more. The Harvard Library is making these records available in accordance with its Open Metadata Policy and under a Creative Commons 0 (CC0) public domain license. In addition, the Harvard Library announced its open distribution of metadata from its Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) scholarly article repository under a similar CC0 license.

"The Harvard Library is committed to collaboration and open access. We hope this contribution is one of many steps toward sharing the vital cultural knowledge held by libraries with all," said Mary Lee Kennedy, Senior Associate Provost for the Harvard Library.

| Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals: Those wishing to learn more about the open access movement would be well served by turning to Bailey's Open Access Bibliography. . . .This title is a major contribution to the study of the open access movement in general, as well as its emergence in the early twenty-first century. — Mary Aycock, Library Resources and Technical Services 52, no. 3 (2008): 212-213. | Digital Scholarship |

Sr. Systems Programmer Analyst at Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries

Johns Hopkins University's Sheridan Libraries are recuiting a Sr. Systems Programmer Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

  1. Engage in storage system analysis and planning and where appropriate communicate with software/hardware vendors.
  2. Coordinate/manage storage system implementation with vendors.
  3. Support software development and deployment for the JHU Data Management service;
  4. Upgrade operating system software; monitor/manage system performance, backups, and storage allocation;
  5. Integrate and monitor Data Management services across multiple platforms; Provide programming support for optimizing system performance;
  6. Develop procedures and systems to track volume and quality of data transfer, ingest, and integrity.

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