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Digital Projects Developer at Historic New England

Historic New England is recruiting a Digital Projects Developer.

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Serving as part of the organization's information technology team, the digital projects developer will be an expert coder with the ability to craft elegant technology solutions for a complex, multi-site cultural heritage organization. Will execute, oversee or assist with projects related to systems integration, digital asset management, electronic records management, website development, database management, and intranet development, including support of Historic New England's ongoing Collections Access Project. Will be responsible for identifying technology needs and developing project plans, coordinating with technology vendors, developing and customizing software solutions, and creating complete and accurate documentation for completed solutions.

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Media Digitization Specialist at Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame

The Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame are recruiting a Media Digitization Specialist.

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Working within the program for Digital Initiatives and Scholarship, the Digitization Specialist produces digital surrogates from a variety of still image, text, and other formats from Library and other University holdings. S/he creates digital surrogates according to established standards to meet Hesburgh Libraries’ goals for digitizing resources. This position reports to the program co-director for Digital Initiatives and Scholarship, but works closely with the Metadata & Digital Projects Librarian and other staff for work assignments and quality controls.

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Digital Archivist at Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

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Preserve, describe, and provide access to primary source digital materials, both born digital and digital content created in house. Develop processes for archiving and preserving digital material that exist on email, websites, social media as well as material residing on current or legacy formats. Prepare digital content with rigorous attention to metadata creation and oversee digitization operations and workflows. Work with staff to develop a digital repository for assets, participate in collections development, donor relations, assessments, and acquisition. Participate in reference desk rotation, assist in transferring archival collections to the Center, with some occasional travel as needed. Deliver digital content to external discovery and delivery mechanisms in collaboration with the Center's web team. Assist with the research and implementation of information architecture and emerging technologies.

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"Serials Price Projections for 2014"

EBSCO has released its "Serials Price Projections for 2014."

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For 2014, the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic/medical libraries are expected to be in the range of 6 to 8 percent (before currency impact).

The projected mid-single digit serial price increases indicate that the ongoing initiatives and debates in the academic publishing world are having very little impact on fundamental business models and pricing strategies. Librarians and smaller publishers will continue to face difficult choices as the renewal of individual journal titles and other non-bundled content is balanced with the ongoing obligations of e-journal package or "Big Deal" content.

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Digital Archivist at DePaul University Libraries

The DePaul University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Archivist.

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The Digital Archivist will report to the Head of Special Collections and Archives. The Digital Archivist will work collaboratively across the library and the University to expand the library's capacity to responsibly acquire born-digital archival content, manage existing digital holdings, and ensure the effective acquisition, appraisal, description, preservation, future migration, access to and security of digital archives. In addition, the Digital Archivist will engage library and campus partners and provide guidance on best practices for data management, training and development. The Digital Archivist may serve as a liaison librarian in assigned areas.

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Director Digital Initiatives and Services at New York Public Library

The New York Public Library is recruiting a Director Digital Initiatives and Services.

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Reporting to the Chief Library Officer of The New York Public Library, the Director, Digital Initiatives and Services leads the experimentation, implementation and portfolio management of the digital user experience. This person partners with internal and external stakeholders to identify, design, incubate and ensure delivery of an excellent user experience across all our digital properties. This position forms part of a senior team responsible for the digital strategy and customer service across the NYPL.

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Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology at University of Michigan Library

The University of Michigan Library is recruiting an Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology.

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The position reports to the Dean of Libraries and is part of the library's leadership team. The AUL for LIT will lead the development of information technology in support of the university's current and emerging research needs, and the advancement of scholarly literacy and instructional technologies. We are searching for a professional who views the library as an integral part of a world-class research university, and who has a deep understanding of the myriad and changing roles of the library on campus.

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Systems Integration & Data Analysis Librarian at Washington Research Library Consortium

The Washington Research Library Consortium is recruiting a Systems Integration & Data Analysis Librarian.

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The Systems Integration & Data Services Librarian enables success among the nine partner university libraries in the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) by providing innovative, proactive and responsive support for the partner's resource management and discovery applications; by creating, extracting, managing and analyzing data and metadata; and by developing tools that integrate online resources and locally developed or third party applications. The position will assist the libraries in making more effective use of their data.

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"Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Sciences?"

College & Research Libraries has released a preprint of "Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Sciences?"

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In academia, there is a growing acceptance of sharing the final electronic version of graduate work, such as a thesis or dissertation, in an online university repository. Though previous studies have shown that journal editors are willing to consider manuscripts derived from electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), faculty advisors and graduate students continue to raise concerns that online discoverability of ETDs negatively impact future opportunities to publish those findings. The current study investigated science journal policies on open access ETDs and found that more than half of the science journals contacted (51.4%) reported that manuscripts derived from openly accessible ETDs are welcome for submission and an additional 29.1% would accept revised ETDs under certain conditions.

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Who’s Not Online and Why

The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has released Who's Not Online and Why.

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As of May 2013, 15% of American adults ages 18 and older do not use the internet or email.

Asked why they do not use the internet:

  • 34% of non-internet users think the internet is just not relevant to them, saying they are not interested, do not want to use it, or have no need for it.
  • 32% of non-internet users cite reasons tied to their sense that the internet is not very easy to use. . . .
  • 19% of non-internet users cite the expense of owning a computer or paying for an internet connection.
  • 7% of non-users cited a physical lack of availability or access to the internet.

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Digital Humanities Specialist at Getty Research Institute

The Getty Research Institute is recruiting a Digital Humanities Specialist.

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The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a creative, technology-grounded person with a background in art history and/or computer science to conceptualize, advise, and coordinate digital humanities projects and collection digitization projects. Reporting to the GRI Deputy Director, the position will interact with a diverse range of collaborators including resident scholars, curators, research staff, librarians, technologists, and external partners to increase access to collections, develop new tools for using digital collections, and facilitate original art-historical research using digital resources. The Digital Humanities Specialist will recommend strategic directions, participate in prioritizing projects, research and recommend new technologies, track advancements in the field, manage project teams, and collaborate with external partners.

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Applications Support Engineer at Washington Research Library Consortium

The Washington Research Library Consortium is recruiting an Applications Support Engineer.

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The Applications Support Engineer plays a key role in achieving the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) vision and mission by providing high-quality technical development and support for a variety of commercial, in-house and partner developed software programs. The Applications Support Engineer will develop and maintain applications using Python, PHP, Perl and/or Java and administer and maintain Oracle, MySQL and/or PostgreSQL databases. The position will collaborate in programming and documentation projects with staff from the WRLC and the partner universities. Reports to the Director of Information Technology.

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IT Specialist (Applications Software) at National Agricultural Library

The National Agricultural Library is recruiting an IT Specialist (Applications Software).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The incumbent:

  • Serves as NAL expert for the Drupal content management system and leads and trains less experienced staff in Drupal development.
  • Leads the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation, and support of new and existing web applications software.
  • Gathers and analyzes applications requirements for enterprise level web-based information discovery and delivery systems.

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Digitization Operations Librarian at University of Houston Libraries

The University of Houston Libraries are recruiting a Digitization Operations Librarian.

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Responsibilities: Reporting to the Metadata and Digitization Operations Coordinator in the Metadata and Digitization Services (MDS) Department, the Digitization Operations Librarian will provide leadership and expertise in digitization activities for the unit. This incumbent will work closely with Special Collections and other departments to manage digital projects from inception to completion; develop and implement policies and procedures; participate in planning, goal-setting, and assessing the effectiveness of staff and operations; provide training and direction to staff in digitization routines; and keep current with new trends, standards and practices. The incumbent will also coordinate the UHDL Internship Program and work with stakeholders to promote the digital library to key audiences. This position supervises the work of 2 digitization technicians, student workers and library student interns.

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