Web Services Librarian at Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Center Library at the University of North Texas

The Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Center Library at the University of North Texas is recruiting a Web Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (requisition number: 3115):

The Web Services Librarian is responsible for creating and updating Website content such as informational pages, forms, images, and databases. In consultation with the Web Advisory Group, designs the information architecture and navigation of Lewis Library Websites, including the library staff intranet (Sharepoint) and mobile Website. Oversees aesthetic aspects of website design, including third-party products such as the catalog, e-journal portal, and course reserve system. Implements UNTHSC design standards.

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Sustaining Our Digital Future: Institutional Strategies for Digital Content

Ithaka S+R has released Sustaining Our Digital Future: Institutional Strategies for Digital Content.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

This study involved interviews with more than 80 project leaders and university, library, and museum administrators across the United Kingdom. In the first phase, we interviewed 40 practitioners in the higher education and cultural heritage sectors throughout the United Kingdom to gain an understanding of the processes in place to support digital content post-grant. In the second phase, we closely examined the digital strategies in place at three institutions to better understand the digital content the institutions support, their processes for creating and supporting that content, and, more generally, the role that digital content plays in the strategy of their institutions.

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Director, Research Data Curation Services at University of California, San Diego Library

The University of California, San Diego Library is recruiting a Director, Research Data Curation Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Research Data Curation Services program is responsible for strategically developing and building research data curation services in support of UC San Diego's researchers' needs to manage, preserve, and provide access to their data sets.

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What’s the Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing?

Public Knowledge has released What's the Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing?

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Today Public Knowledge is happy to announce a new whitepaper: What's the Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing? This paper is something of a follow up to our previous 3D printing whitepaper It Will Be Awesome if They Don't Screw It Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology. Unlike It Will Be Awesome, which focused on the broad connection between intellectual property law and 3D printing, What's the Deal? takes a deeper dive into the relationship between copyright and 3D printing. . . .

Of course, the first step in understanding what is not protected by copyright is recognizing what is protected by copyright. What's the Deal? is designed to help mark those boundaries and draw focus to the hard — and easy — questions that the boundaries raise.

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Special Collections Digitization Coordinator at San Jose State University Library

The San Jose State University Library is recruiting a Special Collections Digitization Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position provides technical planning, implementation, project coordination, problem-solving, and quality control for Special Collections digitization projects. The Digitization Coordinator serves as the department's liaison to Technical Services, where the majority of the metadata creation takes place, and collaborates with the Head of Cataloging and the Associate Dean of Digital Futures on new digitization projects. This position administers the library's content management system for digital collections, CONTENTdm, works with the vendor to troubleshoot problems, and implements enhancements that add value to the collection.

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"The Authors Guild v. Hathitrust: A Way Forward for Digital Access to Neglected Works in Libraries"

James Aaron has self-archived "The Authors Guild v. Hathitrust: A Way Forward for Digital Access to Neglected Works in Libraries" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

This Comment begins by describing the HathiTrust Orphan Works Project and what it renames the neglected works problem. Next, it examines the legality of the project under current copyright law, focusing mainly on fair use under section 107, and concludes that it is unclear whether the project violates copyright law. Finally it analyzes whether this result fits the policy goals of copyright, and because it does not, proposes both legislative and judicial changes to copyright law to make it clear that in the proper circumstances, nonprofit, educational uses of neglected works do not violate copyright law.

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Triangle Research Libraries Network Program Officer at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries are recruiting a Triangle Research Libraries Network Program Officer .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the TRLN Executive Director, the person in this position will support consortium-wide activities and initiatives of the Collections Council. A chief concern of this Council (http://www.trln.org/committee/CollectionCouncil/index.htm) is addressing the challenges and constraints of e-resources relative to print. The Program Officer will support the Collaborative Print Retention Program through which TRLN members share retention and storage of print materials. The Program Officer will support the consortium-wide licensing of electronic resources and the work of the Electronic Resources Committee (http://www.trln.org/eresource/index.htm). This individual will also provide support to large-scale digitization projects.

"Open-Sourcing the Global Academy: Aaron Swartz’s Legacy"

Rebecca Gould has self-archived "Open-Sourcing the Global Academy: Aaron Swartz's Legacy" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

This essay examines Swartz's Open Access vision, and traces the challenges he faced in carrying out his dream. Arguing that Open Access is the future of scholarship in the digital age, I outline concrete strategies for bringing Swartz's dream to fruition.

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Library Systems Programmer-Analyst at Montana State Library

The Montana State Library is recruiting a Library Systems Programmer-Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

If PURLs, XML, and MARC make your heart beat faster, consider joining a small, nimble group of information professionals at the Montana State Library using new technologies to preserve and provide access to historic and current state government information in a fast changing social, mobile, digital library environment. The Library Systems Programmer/Analyst administers, documents, and supports library technologies and collaborates with other staff to implement discovery, acquisition, description, access, preservation, security, and repository services. This position reports to the Library Information Services Manager and works interdepartmentally with other MSL information technology staff.

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TDL Survey 2012: A Survey of Member Librarians and Users

The Texas Digital Library has released the TDL Survey 2012: A Survey of Member Librarians and Users.

Here's an excerpt:

Beginning in April 2011, the TDL reorganized its leadership and focus on service rather than software development. In November 2011, the TDL Governing Board outlined a series of Strategic Initiatives intended to guide TDL activities and provide direction for member libraries, the leadership at those libraries and TDL full-time staff.

The development and deployment of a comprehensive survey was an initial goal of the Strategic Plan, in order to:

  1. review the state of TDL services among members
  2. investigate outreach and communication regarding TDL both between TDL and its members and between member libraries and their constituents
  3. examine the organizational structure of TDL and determine if the past and current structure can be improved upon

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Digitization & Preservation Librarian at McGill University Library

The McGill University Library is recruiting a Digitization & Preservation Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

To manage the current digital collections and work with the campus community on digitization and preservation of the library's special and circulating collections. Lead the development and the implementation of digital projects. Provide advice in the acquisition of born-digital library material.

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"Scholarly Communications and the Role of the Liberal Arts College Library"

Diane J. Graves has self-archived "Scholarly Communications and the Role of the Liberal Arts College Library" in Digital Commons @ Trinity.

Here's an excerpt:

One of the most puzzling aspects of the entire conversation around scholarly communication—the impact of existing models, the search for alternatives, the need for advocacy—is the assumption that it is the purview of Carnegie Research I institutions first and foremost, followed by those institutions with robust doctoral programs. The corollary is that small academic libraries—college libraries at liberal arts institutions, in particular—are not significant players in the conversation, nor should they be. Many in the academy, including those who work at such institutions, tend to think that the liberal arts college environment is too small to have a significant voice in the debate over alternatives to traditional models. . . .

Scenarios that look ahead to the next decade and beyond would be wise to look closely at the impact the small college library can have on the very lifeblood and purpose of libraries: the collection and dissemination of scholarly content.

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Institutional Repository Coordinator at Vanderbilt University Libraries

The Vanderbilt University Libraries are recruiting an Institutional Repository Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Institutional Repository Coordinator assists with developing, maintaining, and promoting Vanderbilt University’s institutional repository: Discover Archive. As a member of a scholarly communications team, the IR Coordinator will provide support for students, faculty, and staff members who would like to archive content in the IR. The IR Coordinator will assist the Director for Scholarly Communications with campus outreach, analyzing citations of open access publications and promoting the scholarly benefits of open access publication.

EBook Business Models: A Scorecard for Public Libraries

ALA's Digital Content and Libraries Working Group has released EBook Business Models: A Scorecard for Public Libraries.

Here's an excerpt:

The Digital Content & Libraries Working Group (DCWG) began documenting and describing attributes of various licensing arrangements libraries may have with publishers in the August 2012 report Ebook Business Models for Public Libraries. Now we are pleased to share The Ebook Business Model Scorecard, which more fully examines the variables often seen in ebook license agreements or contracts. At the same time, the variables, when considered as a whole, can help libraries conceptualize licenses holistically instead of fixating on one aspect of a contract in isolation.

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Head, Digital Research & Publishing at University of Iowa Libraries

The University of Iowa Libraries are recruiting a Head, Digital Research & Publishing.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Formerly Digital Library Services, DRP was recently redefined with a mission to explore ways that academic libraries can best leverage digital collections, resources, and expertise to support faculty, research staff, and student scholars in their own research and scholarly activities. Specifically, DRP collaborates on interdisciplinary scholarship built upon digital collections, offers publishing services to support sustainable scholarly communication, engages the community through participatory archive initiatives, explores new technologies such as geospatial applications and linked open data, and oversees the University's institutional repository.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Information Technology, the Head of DRP has direct administrative responsibility for the department's strategic planning, staffing, and daily operations. This position serves as a senior advisor to library management and interacts extensively with other campus units and library departments on issues related to digital research and publishing.

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"Academic Administrator Influence on Institutional Commitment to Open Access of Scholarly Research"

Thomas L. Reinsfelder has self-archived his "Academic Administrator Influence on Institutional Commitment to Open Access of Scholarly Research" dissertation in Indiana University of Pennsylvania DSpace

Here's an excerpt:

This quantitative study investigated the interrelationships among faculty researchers, publishers, librarians, and academic administrators when dealing with the open access of scholarly research. This study sought to identify the nature of any relationship between the perceived attitudes and actions of academic administrators and an institution's commitment to open access as reported by library directors. A survey research design was used to collect data based on perceptions of library directors at four year colleges and universities in the United States. Results of this study show that as academic administrator attention to open access increases so do the open access activities of faculty and librarians. Information presented may benefit members in each stakeholder group by allowing them to better position their organizations for future success in a complex environment. This study may also benefit advocates of open access who wish to expand services and other initiatives that encourage the greater accessibility of scholarly work.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 1/27/13

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Visiting Research Programmer for Repository Development at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library is recruiting a Visiting Research Programmer for Repository Development.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As part of a team of repository developers, the Research Programmer will be responsible for providing programming and technical support for all components of a large-scale digital preservation management system, codename Medusa, and the technical infrastructure for the IDEALS scholarly communications initiatives within the University Library. As necessary, the Research Programmer may also provide technical support to other scholarly communication or digital preservation research projects or related programs within the Library.

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Omeka 2.0 Released

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University has released Omeka 2.0.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The most important improvement is a completely revamped admin interface, which includes many features to improve workflow and make it easier to build your sites. The search functionality is also dramatically improved, and covers much more of the content in the sites. . . .

Omeka users will notice improvements right away with an upgrade to 2.0 or the launch a new installation. For example, site administrators have much better tools to build custom site navigation without having to hack around in the code (Check for "Navigation" under the Appearance settings.) Also, you'll notice major improvements in file handling. Now you can reorder item files, and the system produces derivatives (thumbnails, etc.) from a much wider array of file types, not just image files.

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Director, Library Technology at Lehigh University Library

The Lehigh University Library is recruiting a Director, Library Technology.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position is responsible for the collaborative development and implementation of the Lehigh University Library's technology and digital content strategy. This role will serve as a member of the Vice Provost's leadership group advising VP and peers on library technology-related matters.

Ed Van Gemert Named Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ed Van Gemert has been named the Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Van Gemert served as deputy director and associate director for public services in the General Library System before assuming interim leadership. He also held the interim role in 2006, while former librarian Ken Frazier served as interim UW-Madison chief information officer. Van Gemert is an active member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the Council of Wisconsin Libraries. He also chairs the Strategic Advisory Board of the HathiTrust, a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to preserve and ensure access to the record of human knowledge. His research interests include organizational management and digital library development.

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