Librarian (Digital Curation) at District of Columbia Public Library

The District of Columbia Public Library is recruiting a Librarian (Digital Curation).

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Under the general direction of the Special Collections Manager, the Digital Curation Librarian is primarily responsible for managing digitization for the Library's unique and historical materials and curating digital content.

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"Study on Emerging Technologies Librarians: How a New Library Position and Its Competencies Are Evolving to Meet The Technology and Information Needs of Libraries and Their Patrons"

IFLA has released a "Study On Emerging Technologies Librarians: How a New Library Position and Its Competencies Are Evolving to Meet The Technology and Information Needs of Libraries and Their Patrons."

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This study examines the roles and responsibilities of the emerging technologies librarian to illuminate and maximize the possibilities of the position as libraries around the world provide new content in new mediums to an increasingly tech-savvy user group. This relatively new position is being created as libraries strive to leverage new technologies to update service models in reference, instruction, and access service departments to meet their patrons' point-of-need preferences in location, device choice, and information seeking behaviors. . . . This study's findings will provide an accurate picture of current hiring trends and the opportunity through data analyzed and shared to tailor the hiring process to best meet the realities of this new position and their strengths for libraries. Data from this study will inform hiring practices, competencies, job responsibilities, and future opportunities for libraries and emerging technology librarians around the world.

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Digital Collections Specialist at Furman University Library

Furman University Library is recruiting a Digital Collections Specialist.

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The Digital Collections Specialist digitizes materials for Furman faculty, staff, administrators, and other partners for use in teaching, research, exhibition, preservation and inclusion in the Furman Digital Collections. The Digital Collections Specialist oversees a cadre of student assistants, assists in the preparation of metadata for the digitized assets and interacts with faculty, staff and students regarding details about specific digitization projects. Major areas of expertise include: digitization, metadata assignment, video, audio, and image editing.

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"Hita-Hita: Open Access and Institutional Repositories in Japan Ten Years On"

Ikuko Tsuchide et al. have published "Hita-Hita: Open Access and Institutional Repositories in Japan Ten Years On" in the latest issue of Ariadne.

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This article introduces several ideas and projects that have enhanced the penetration of the OA movement and development of institutional repositories in Japan. Moreover, it also outlines the activities of Digital Repository Federation (DRF)[6], a repository managers' community made up of 145 universities and research institutions that has supported such ideas. The term 'hita-hita' means to be tenacious, persevering and to work step by step without giving up. We adopt the term as the title of this article as we believe 'hita-hita' accurately expresses the character of our continued activity in this area.

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Emerging Technology Librarian at Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library

The Hirsh Health Sciences Library at Tufts University is recruiting an Emerging Technology Librarian.

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Under the direction of the Head of Information and Access Services, the Emerging Technology Librarian has primary responsibility for the development, implementation and maintenance of the library web site, using the content management system, Drupal. This librarian tracks user trends, assesses user needs and preferences, explores new technologies and makes decisions about web site design based on this information.

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Presentations from Open Repositories 2013

Presentations from Open Repositories 2013 are now available.

Here's a brief selection of talks:

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Library Technology Specialist/Webmaster at Bard College Library

The Bard College Library is recruiting a Library Technology Specialist/Webmaster.

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Bard College is seeking a Library Technology Specialist/Webmaster to be the point person for development and maintenance of the library web site, mobile application development, and library application support and integration. Reporting to the Director of College Libraries, the Library Technology Specialist will work closely with both library and IT staff to create solutions that make library resources easy to find and easy to use, and that are responsive to the needs of students, faculty and staff.

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Helping to Open Up: Improving Knowledge, Capability and Confidence in Making Research Data More Open

The Research Information and Digital Literacies Coalition has released Helping to Open Up: Improving Knowledge, Capability and Confidence in Making Research Data More Open.

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The report describes a framework for how to address this challenge when designing training and support for opening data, within the broader questions of RDM. Recommendations are set out, relating to:

– putting opening data at the heart of policy

– putting opening data at the heart of training

– deepening and broadening the training

– identifying and disseminating best practice in opening data

– developing institutional and community support

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"Crafting Linked Open Data for Cultural Heritage: Mapping and Curation Tools for the Linked Jazz Project"

M. Cristina Pattuelli, Matt Miller, Leanora Lange, Sean Fitzell, and Carolyn Li-Madeo have published "Crafting Linked Open Data for Cultural Heritage: Mapping and Curation Tools for the Linked Jazz Project" in the latest issue of Code4Lib Journal.

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This paper describes tools and methods developed as part of Linked Jazz, a project that uses Linked Open Data (LOD) to reveal personal and professional relationships among jazz musicians based on interviews from jazz archives. The overarching aim of Linked Jazz is to explore the possibilities offered by LOD to enhance the visibility of cultural heritage materials and enrich the semantics that describe them. While the full Linked Jazz dataset is still under development, this paper presents two applications that have laid the foundation for the creation of this dataset: the Mapping and Curator Tool, and the Transcript Analyzer. These applications have served primarily for data preparation, analysis, and curation and are representative of the types of tools and methods needed to craft linked data from digital content available on the web. This paper discusses these two domain-agnostic tools developed to create LOD from digital textual documents and offers insight into the process behind the creation of LOD in general.

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Web Services Librarian at University of Maryland, Baltimore County Library

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County Library is recruiting a Web Services Librarian.

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The Web Services Librarian takes a leadership role in the vision, design, and management of an evolving library web presence in order to meet the needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the University. The successful candidate will be responsible for ongoing analysis of the Library's web architecture, improving the user experience, and creating a holistic web design to streamline access to services and resources. This position will chair the Library Web Committee and design and deliver appropriate training and documentation in support of all library staff and units.

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Systems Engineer at Columbia University Libraries

The Columbia University Libraries are recruiting a Systems Engineer.

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The incumbent designs, develops and deploys Unix server and storage systems, while also supporting the maintenance and security of the servers. Additionally, the Systems Engineer also documents and provides support for Library/Information Services projects and services and collaborates on projects with other departments as necessary.

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"Batch Metadata Assignment to Archival Photograph Collections Using Facial Recognition Software"

Kyle Banerjee and Maija Anderson have published "Batch Metadata Assignment to Archival Photograph Collections Using Facial Recognition Software" in the latest issue of Code4Lib Journal.

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Useful metadata is essential to giving individual meaning and value within the context of a greater image collection as well as making them more discoverable. However, often little information is available about the photos themselves, so adding consistent metadata to large collections of digital and digitized photographs is a time consuming process requiring highly experienced staff.

By using facial recognition software, staff can identify individuals more quickly and reliably. Knowledge of individuals in photos helps staff determine when and where photos are taken and also improves understanding of the subject matter.

This article demonstrates simple techniques for using facial recognition software and command line tools to assign, modify, and read metadata for large archival photograph collections.

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Digital Projects Librarian at Florida Atlantic University Libraries

Florida Atlantic University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

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Reporting to the Digital Initiatives Librarian, the Digital Projects Librarian will be responsible for the long-term preservation of FAU's digital collections in the Florida Digital Archive. The desired candidate will have an understanding of emergent and best practices, standards, issues, and trends relating to digital initiatives in an academic library environment. The primary responsibility of this candidate will be the long-term preservation of existing FAU digital content files using the Florida Digital Archives web ingest platform and FTP server to send submission information packages. Experience should reflect the ability to create and edit METs and XML files used to create packages.

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"First Amendment Constraints on Copyright after Golan v. Holder"

Neil Weinstock Netanel has self-archived "First Amendment Constraints on Copyright after Golan v. Holder" in SSRN.

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Commentators have depicted the Supreme Court's January 2012 ruling in Golan v. Holder as a far-reaching repudiation of First Amendment limits on Congress's power to expand copyright and diminish the public domain. However, Golan imposes potentially significant First Amendment constraints on copyright protection even while granting fairly broad First Amendment immunity to Copyright Act amendments. It does so by effectively adopting Melville Nimmer's "definitional balancing" approach to resolving the tension between copyright and the First Amendment. . . As Golan applies that approach, neither Congress nor courts may "disturb" copyright law's idea/expression dichotomy or fair use privilege without running afoul of the First Amendment. Accordingly, following Golan, Copyright Act provisions and proposed legislation that would diminish one or both of those free speech safeguards remain vulnerable to First Amendment challenge.

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Web Developer at Drexel University Libraries

Drexel University Libraries are recruiting a Web Developer.

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The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for Drupal site-building, theming, maintenance and creating Drupal templates using HTML 5/CSS according to design specifications. Utilizing Drupal technologies like custom content-types and views, and researching, configuring and customizing Drupal modules as needed. This position will also be required to complete other web tasks as needed, including cross-browser and device testing and developing responsive versions of websites.

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UC Berkeley School of Information Launches Online Master of Information and Data Science Program

The UC Berkeley School of Information has launched an online Master of Information and Data Science program.

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The I School is staking out new master's degree territory in educating data scientists. While other institutions provide individual classes, certificates, or associate master's degrees in data science, the I School has designed a comprehensive and integrated suite of courses that culminate in a capstone course designed to solidify a student's knowledge of the breadth of data science concepts and skills.

The rigorous new 27-unit MIDS program officially begins in January 2014. Aimed at the working professional, the program will be offered online—except for a required, one-week immersion program at the I School's home at South Hall, to meet in person and explore the Bay Area tech environment.

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Library Web Developer at Clemson University Libraries

Clemson University Libraries are recruiting a Library Web Developer.

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Establishes and directs the strategic long term goals policies and procedures, overseen by unit head, for the university libraries website. Provides administrative and technical management of all facets of the site, consisting of a comprehensive range of associated web pages. Interacts with a wide variety of individuals to provide web development support for the site. Works closely with content creators to migrate and organize their content in a meaningful way into the content management system. Develops and implements overall policies and procedures for web site structure, format, usage, and accessibility. Supervises a web development staff.

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Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces Recipients of 21 Sparks! Ignition Grants

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced the recipients of 21 Sparks! Ignition Grants.

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced 21 awards totaling $496,978 matched with $408,150 of non-federal funds for Sparks! Ignition Grants. IMLS received 99 applications requesting just over $2.3 million.

Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries and Museums are small grants that encourage libraries and museums to test and evaluate innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. Sparks! grantees demonstrate innovation and broad potential impact, often turning turn small investments of funds into nationally significant projects.

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Digital Humanities Research Designer at Penn State University Libraries

The Penn State University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Humanities Research Designer.

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The Digital Humanities Research Designer will be familiar with a range of technologies and have direct experience bringing digital approaches to bear on research and teaching. The scholar in this position will work as an intellectual partner with faculty, students, and staff in the College of the Liberal Arts. The successful candidate will collaborate with humanities faculty and library colleagues to expand modes of humanistic research through emerging and existing technologies. In providing research project support and conducting workshops on the use of various tools. . . .

This is a fixed-term (multi-year), non-tenure track, 3-year appointment based in the Publishing and Curation Services department within the University Libraries.

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