Web Archiving Project Librarian at Columbia University Libraries

The Columbia University Libraries are recruiting a Web Archiving Project Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (requisition number: 0003542):

The Web Archiving Project Librarian will work with Columbia's collecting partners at other research libraries to identify content areas of mutual interest, propose and test models for collaboration using Columbia's web archiving infrastructure, and identify issues relating to policy, governance and financing of a collaborative program. Through data mining and interviews with scholars at Columbia and elsewhere, the Web Archiving Project Librarian will identify current and potential uses of web content and archives in scholarly research, and identify any changes in strategy or procedures for the web archiving program to improve outcomes. The incumbent will work with website managers at Columbia and elsewhere to identify and test technical changes that would improve harvesting of the website, and alternate means of acquiring content. . . .This is a temporary 2-year position, commencing in March 2013.

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"Cost-Effectiveness of Open Access Publications"

Jevin West, Theodore Bergstrom, and Carl T. Bergstrom have self-archived "Cost-Effectiveness of Open Access Publications" at eigenfactor.org.

Here's an excerpt:

Open access publishing has been proposed as one possible solution to the serials crisis—the rapidly growing subscription prices in scholarly journal publishing. However, open access publishing can present economic pitfalls as well, such as excessive publication charges. We discuss the decision that an author faces when choosing to submit to an open access journal. We develop an interactive tool to help authors compare among alternative open access venues and thereby get the most for their publication fees.

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Digital Archivist at University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries

The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries are recruiting a Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (requisition number: 20120710):

  • In strong collaboration with Library Systems, University Archivist and Manuscripts Curator, develop processes, procedures, and specifications for collecting, preserving, and providing access to born-digital records and hybrid collections that use MARC cataloging and XML encoding.
  • Investigate, plan, and manage format conversions and migrations.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement workflows for digital content creation, including quality control procedures, prioritization of production, developing high levels of productivity.
  • Provide training in processes and specifications for digital collection creation.

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Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics

Open Book Publishers has released Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The first section offers views on the practical realities of teaching digital humanities at undergraduate and graduate levels, presenting case studies and snapshots of the authors' experiences alongside models for future courses and reflections on pedagogical successes and failures. The next section proposes strategies for teaching foundational digital humanities methods across a variety of scholarly disciplines, and the book concludes with wider debates about the place of digital humanities in the academy, from the field's cultural assumptions and social obligations to its political visions.

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Digital Publishing Production Manager at Dartmouth College Library

The Dartmouth College Library is recruiting a Digital Publishing Production Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (position number: 1011489):

This position manages all aspects of production for Elementa, a new multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary digital publishing platform within the Dartmouth Digital Library Program. The Production Coordinator handles day-to-day tasks to ensure the smooth running of the publishing platform and its subject domains. Key tasks include assisting authors and reviewers with the submission system, managing and providing quality control for electronic manuscript files and graphics accepted for publication, updating the platform's webpage, and supporting the geographically dispersed editors-in-chief overseeing the publication's six domains. This is a four-year term position ending December 31 2016, with potential for renewal.

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Developing an Institutional Research Data Management Plan Service

EDUCAUSE has released Developing an Institutional Research Data Management Plan Service.

Here's an excerpt:

Institutions should consider the following as they plan how to best support researchers in preparation of their proposed DMP:

  • Identify a model for local administration of research data management plan services.
  • Provide resources that can be accessed conveniently by researchers during the proposal development process.
  • Designate one or more dedicated staff to be available for a range of consulting needs.

This white paper includes the following sections:

  • What Should Be Included in the DMP
  • Developing a DMP Service at Your Institution
  • Skill Sets Required to support a DMP Consulting Service

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Digital Image Metadata Librarian, Image Collection Library at University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries are recruiting a Digital Image Metadata Librarian, Image Collection Library.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Image Metadata Librarian will collaborate with faculty, librarians and information technology staff to develop, deliver and integrate digital images and other objects into the curriculum. Provide user support for generation, classification, retrieval, and use of images through on-site consultation, print resources, and online documentation. Catalog materials in a variety of formats, with emphasis on electronic and visual image resources. Advise on the application of appropriate current and emerging metadata schema and file standards to facilitate access to digital image resources and other collections. Train others on metadata creation and management; and work closely with staff throughout the Library to provide access to the Image Collection Library's collection.

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Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works XHTML Version

Digital Scholarship has released an XHTML version of its 2012 book, the Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works. This selective bibliography, which has live links, presents over 650 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding digital curation and preservation. It covers digital curation and preservation copyright issues, digital formats (e.g., data, media, and e-journals), metadata, models and policies, national and international efforts, projects and institutional implementations, research studies, services, strategies, and digital repository concerns.

Most sources have been published from 2000 through 2011; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 2000 are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works, such as e-prints and open access articles. Note that the links have not been updated since 6/11/2012.

In addition to this website, the Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works is available as a paperback (98 pages, $9.95, ISBN 1477497692 and ISBN-13: 9781477497692), an open access EPUB file, and an open access PDF file.

All versions of the bibliography are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Director of Texas Digital Library at University of Texas at Austin Libraries

The University of Texas at Austin Libraries are recruiting a Director of Texas Digital Library.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Provide leadership and vision to the Texas Digital Library (TDL) organization, assisting the Governing Board and the staff with the development of long range and annual plans and report the progress of the plans. Develop working relationships with the deans and directors of member libraries, as well as with other member library staff to ensure management with TDL programs and awareness of TDL member needs. With the assistance of the TDL Governing Board, direct activities aimed at recruitment of new members for the TDL consortium. Develop and nurture relationships with academic and research libraries across the state of Texas and promote the work of TDL to potential member libraries. Serve as chief spokesperson for TDL in the digital library and academic library communities. Work to elevate TDL's standing with these communities, and articulate the value of digital libraries generally, and TDL specifically. Work with the Governing Board to develop TDL as a nationally recognized digital collaborative. Develop, implement, and supervise programs and services that support its Strategic Plan and the needs of member libraries.

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Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 2

Digital Scholarship has released version 2 of the Research Data Curation Bibliography. This selective bibliography includes over 200 English-language articles and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions. It has doubled in size since version 1.

Most sources have been published from 2000 through 2012; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included.

The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works. If such versions are unavailable, italicized links to the publishers' descriptions are provided.

It is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

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