IT Programmer Analyst II at University of North Texas Libraries

The University of North Texas Libraries are recruiting an IT Programmer Analyst II.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position will implement and refine digital preservation software systems and solutions in collaboration with extended project teams at multiple institutions, develop and deploy a suite of tools, services, and workflows for the curation and preservation of selected digital materials, test and refine all project programming developments, install, maintain and upgrade computer software on workstations and servers for purposes of research and development, and provide assistance to project staff and partners as appropriate for computer support of project-related research and development. Other duties and tasks will be assigned and completed accordingly.

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Being Open About Data: Analysis of the UK Open Data Policies and Applicability of Open Data

The Finnish Institute has released Being Open About Data: Analysis of the UK Open Data Policies and Applicability of Open Data .

Here's an excerpt:

This paper presents an analysis of the recent UK open-data policies and draws an argument on how governments can sustainably promote the development and use of open data. Moreover, research contributes to the ongoing discussion on the normative values of openness by presenting a conceptual analysis of open data as an integral part of the freedom-of-information continuum.

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Digital Projects Librarian at Southern Methodist University’s Bridwell Library

Southern Methodist University's Bridwell Library is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (job ID: 900141):

The Digital Projects Librarian is responsible for creating, managing and maintaining the digital initiatives focused primarily on the Bridwell Library Special Collections. These initiatives include digitization of special collections materials and participating in the creating of online exhibitions.

| Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

Nature Publishing Group Launches Linked Data Platform and Puts Data in Public Domain

The Nature Publishing Group has launched a linked data platform.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) today is pleased to join the linked data community by opening up access to its publication data via a linked data platform. NPG's Linked Data Platform is available at http://data.nature.com.

The platform includes more than 20 million Resource Description Framework (RDF) statements, including primary metadata for more than 450,000 articles published by NPG since 1869. In this first release, the datasets include basic citation information (title, author, publication date, etc) as well as NPG specific ontologies. These datasets are being released under an open metadata license, Creative Commons Zero (CC0), which permits maximal use/re-use of this data.

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Senior Applications Developer at New York Public Library

The New York Public Library is recruiting a Senior Applications Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Functional responsibilities of the Sr. Application Developer include: development of architecture specifications, object and data modeling, database design, programming, quality assurance, and implementation support. The Sr. Application Developer is guided by an object-oriented software lifecycle methodology.

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"An Open Access Policy for the University of California: Materials for Discussion and Consultation"

The University of California's University Committee on the Library and Scholarly Communication has released "An Open Access Policy for the University of California: Materials for Discussion and Consultation."

Here's an excerpt:

This document is intended to spur discussion about a university-wide open access policy at the University of California. The Faculty of the University of California (coordinated by the University Committee on Libraries and Scholarly Communication) has created a model version of this policy, included here, along with many frequently asked questions about the issue. This is not an official proposed policy, but a document for discussion and debate. UCOLASC hope to make UC faculty broadly aware of the issues, and to help answer questions about it before the official policy is drafted and circulated in the spring of this year (2012).

Read more about it at "UC Open Access Policy to Be Debated."

| Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography: "This work gives an outstanding overview of scholarship relating to the growing Open Access movement." — George Machovec, The Charleston Advisor 12, no. 2 (2010): 3. | Digital Scholarship |

Digital Library Programmer at Brown University Library

The Brown University Library is recruiting a Digital Library Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (job number: B01399):

The Digital Library Programmer manages the library's Fedora implementation and other digital collection management tools; develops the digital repository environment in accordance with the Open Archive Information System reference model; administers the repository's overall architecture; develops, maintains and integrates Institutional Repository tools with Fedora; implements authentication methods in conjunction with Computing and Information Services (CIS).

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Research Data Stewardship at UNC: Recommendations for Scholarly Practice and Leadership

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science has released Research Data Stewardship at UNC: Recommendations for Scholarly Practice and Leadership.

Here's an excerpt:

This working report emanates from efforts to identify policy options for digital research data stewardship at UNC. In January 2011, the UNC Provost charged a task force on the stewardship of digital research data to make recommendations about storage and maintenance of digital data produced in the course of UNC-based research (see Appendix 1 for the task force charge). During the 2011 calendar year, the task force conducted an environmental scan of research data stewardship policies and trends, discussed issues, collected data on campus using interviews and a survey, and developed a set of principles and associated courses of action for the campus to consider (see Appendix 2 for a list of task force meetings). We believe that the principles are in concert with the UNC mission and its academic plan and can serve as the basis for policies and implementations. We recognize, however, that scholarly data and processes are highly diverse and that the technologies and economics of stewardship are changing rapidly. We thus view the implementation alternatives and recommendations here as first steps in what should be an ongoing process that serves the research data stewardship needs of scholars, the campus, and humanity. We offer this document as a working report that we hope will serve as an adaptable framework for research data stewardship across disciplines at UNC and beyond.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010: "If you're looking for a reading list that will keep you busy from now until the end of time, this is your one-stop shop for all things digital preservation."— "Digital Preservation Reading List," Preservation Services at Dartmouth College weblog, February 21, 2012. | Digital Scholarship |

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Web Applications Developer at Northeastern University Library

The Northeastern University Library is recruiting a Web Applications Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Web Applications Developer is tasked with designing, programming, and/or adapting existing web tools to augment and enhance the Library's various web-based systems. The Library Web Applications Developer is responsible for maintaining and augmenting the Library's Drupal-based web site (library.northeastern.edu), as well as contributing to the development of other core services, such as the Digital Repository Service, remote service systems, and the online catalog. The Library Web Applications Developer works collaboratively with library colleagues as well as colleagues in IS and across campus, and participates in an ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies.

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"The Dutch Research Repositories Monitor 2011" (Report Synopsis)

SURF has released an English synopsis of The Dutch Research Repositories Monitor 2011.

Here's an excerpt:

This study measures the effects of the two networks of repositories [DARE programme and SURFshare programme], charts the current situation, and explores possible scenarios for the future. It is in part a follow-up to the study Dutch Academic Repositories SURFshare Baseline Survey [Nederlandse Academische Repositories, SURFshare Nulmeting] of March 2010. That study was a baseline survey of the Dutch universities’ repositories carried out at the end of 2008 and with additional research in the first half of 2009. Important statistics in the study concern the 2007 calendar year. In other words, despite being published in 2010, the results were in fact a number of years old, namely from the start of the SURFshare programme.

Read more about it at "Open Access to Dutch Research Stagnating."

| Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 | Digital Scholarship |

Publishing Production Coordinator at Ohio State University Libraries

The Ohio State University Libraries are recruiting a Publishing Production Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Serves as a member of the Libraries' Scholarly Resources Integration Department, which manages the Knowledge Bank (OSU's digital institutional repository) and the Libraries' open access publishing program. Supports the department head and the publishing program manager in all aspects of publishing production and promotion. Oversees publishing and supports development of new publications; manages details of digital publishing, applies for ISSNs, domain name renewals, and archives past publications in the repository. Supports partners in use of publishing software. Uses web skills to customize and improve the user interface of the Open Journal Systems software.

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States of Sustainability: A Review of State Projects Funded by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP)

The Library of Congress has released States of Sustainability: A Review of State Projects Funded by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) by Christopher A. Lee.

Here's an excerpt:

This report summarizes findings of a review of the NDIIPP state projects. The process has involved analysis of project deliverables and documentation, individual engagement with project participants at conferences and professional events, visits to the lead partner sites for all four projects, and monitoring of project activities and announcements.

Read more about it at the "States of Sustainability: The NDIIPP Preserving State Government Information Initiative" post.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010: "If you're looking for a reading list that will keep you busy from now until the end of time, this is your one-stop shop for all things digital preservation."— "Digital Preservation Reading List," Preservation Services at Dartmouth College weblog, February 21, 2012. | Digital Scholarship |

Digital Technologies Development Librarian at North Carolina State University Libraries

The North Carolina State University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Technologies Development Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Technologies Development Librarian provides technical leadership and hands-on programming expertise for a portfolio of digital library projects. In close collaboration with technical and non-technical partners across the Libraries, she or he identifies emerging technologies that have potential for new and improved library services. Working both independently and in team settings, the incumbent develops functional prototypes of new digital library services through an iterative, data-informed, and test-driven process that emphasizes performance, sustainability, and usability. The Digital Technologies Development Librarian maintains and provides enhancements to existing digital library applications and collaborates closely with Information Technology staff to develop and maintain supporting infrastructure.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 4/1/12

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CLIR/DLF Data Curation Postdoctoral Fellowship at Indiana University Data to Insight Center

The Indiana University Data to Insight Center is seeking applicants for a CLIR/DLF Data Curation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Indiana University (IU) Data to Insight Center, a part of the IU Pervasive Technology Institute and the IU University Libraries, is offering a two-year CLIR/DLF Data Curation Fellowship. The Fellow will be based organizationally within the Data to Insight Center but will focus on collaborative initiatives between D2I and the IU Libraries. These include cornerstone research projects of the center such as the National Science Foundation-funded DataNet SEAD (Sustainable Environment-Actionable Data) Virtual Archive, the HathiTrust Research Center, and our Sloan funded work on non-consumptive research methodologies. This fellowship will work on projects that will provide direct experience in non-consumptive research methodologies, policies, principles, and applied tools for data curation and management and involvement in novel applications of data provenance management, as well as working with tools and methods for mass-scale data mining.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010: "If you're looking for a reading list that will keep you busy from now until the end of time, this is your one-stop shop for all things digital preservation."— "Digital Preservation Reading List," Preservation Services at Dartmouth College weblog, February 21, 2012. | Digital Scholarship |

"FPRAA Takes Center Stage at Congressional Hearing"

In "FPRAA Takes Center Stage at Congressional Hearing, Andrea Higginbotham summarizes the House Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight’s recent hearing on Federally Funded Research: Examining Public Access and Scholarly Publication Interests.

The hearing also featured testimonies from two members of scholarly societies—Fred Dylla (the American Institute of Physics), and Crispin Taylor (the American Society of Plant Biologists) who expressed concerns with various components of FRPAA. They argued that the current system is working well, and worried that their societies—which are currently funded almost entirely from revenue from subscription based publications—would see a significant decrease in revenue if FRPAA were to be enacted. . . .

Dr. Stuart Shieber, Director of the Office for Scholarly Communication at Harvard University, argued that open access to research is an intrinsic public good. He quoted Thomas Jefferson, noting "the most important bill in our whole code is that for the diffusion of knowledge among the people."

Shieber suggested that traditional publishing market is a dysfunctional one—library budgets for serials continue to shrink while journal profit margins increase. He spoke to the growing body of research demonstrating the economic growth occurs from increased innovations from openly accessible research. He discussed several forward-thinking open access publishing models, and focused on the need for policies that facilitate full utility of digital information in order to enable scholarship and research.

Read more about it at the previous DigitalKoans post, "House Hearing on Federally Funded Research: Examining Public Access and Scholarly Publication Interests" (lists testimony and other documents from the hearing).

Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography: "This bibliography is recommended for everyone interested in open access publishing." — M. Blobaum, Journal of the Medical Library Association 100, no. 1 (2012): 73.

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