Archive for 2014

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Posted in Announcements on December 12th, 2014

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 1/19/2015. Happy holidays.

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IT Programmer at University of North Texas

Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 12th, 2014

The University of North Texas is recruiting an IT Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As web-systems developer for the User Interfaces Unit in the Digital Libraries Division, you will undertake the functional planning, execution, testing, and documentation of software solutions that power the Libraries' web publishing and resource discovery systems.

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"Research Data Management and Libraries: Relationships, Activities, Drivers and Influences"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on December 12th, 2014

Stephen Pinfield, Andrew M. Cox, and Jen Smith have published "Research Data Management and Libraries: Relationships, Activities, Drivers and Influences " in PLOS ONE.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper analyses the contribution of academic libraries to research data management (RDM) in the wider institutional context. In particular it: examines the roles and relationships involved in RDM, identifies the main components of an RDM programme, evaluates the major drivers for RDM activities, and analyses the key factors influencing the shape of RDM developments. The study is written from the perspective of library professionals, analysing data from 26 semi-structured interviews of library staff from different UK institutions. This is an early qualitative contribution to the topic complementing existing quantitative and case study approaches. Results show that although libraries are playing a significant role in RDM, there is uncertainty and variation in the relationship with other stakeholders such as IT services and research support offices. Current emphases in RDM programmes are on developments of policies and guidelines, with some early work on technology infrastructures and support services. Drivers for developments include storage, security, quality, compliance, preservation, and sharing with libraries associated most closely with the last three. The paper also highlights a 'jurisdictional' driver in which libraries are claiming a role in this space. A wide range of factors, including governance, resourcing and skills, are identified as influencing ongoing developments. From the analysis, a model is constructed designed to capture the main aspects of an institutional RDM programme. This model helps to clarify the different issues involved in RDM, identifying layers of activity, multiple stakeholders and drivers, and a large number of factors influencing the implementation of any initiative. Institutions may usefully benchmark their activities against the data and model in order to inform ongoing RDM activity.

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Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Rutgers University

Posted in ARL Libraries on December 12th, 2014

Rutgers University is recruiting a Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the VP/UL serves as the Libraries' chief administrative and academic officer with overall responsibility for library operations and services, including strategic planning, operational planning and assessment, and oversight and management of a $34 million budget. The VP/UL leads and directs personnel resources of approximately 275 faculty and staff members, collection development and management, information and research services, information technology infrastructure and initiatives, design of library facilities, fund raising, public relations, and state, regional, national, and international collaborative activities and programs.

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iPres 2014: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Digital Preservation

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on December 12th, 2014

The International Conference on Digital Preservation has released iPres 2014: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Digital Preservation.

Here's an excerpt:

Papers covered a wide array of preservation topics including migration and emulation, file format management, registries and linked data, funding models, education and training, personal archiving and software-based art, web archiving, metadata and persistent identifiers.

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Digital Curation News (12/11/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on December 11th, 2014

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Digital Initiatives Coordinator at South Dakota State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 11th, 2014

South Dakota State University is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will identify, build, shape, and promote access to the Library's Digitial collections. S/he will lead efforts to preserve, describe and provide security for these collections. The position will provide leadership for the development, growth, and preservation of the Hilton M. Briggs digital collections in order to support SDSU scholars and researchers.

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"Creative Commons Confusion Continues to Confound Content Creators"

Posted in Copyright, Creative Commons/Open Licenses on December 11th, 2014

David Crotty has published "Creative Commons Confusion Continues to Confound Content Creators" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Here's an excerpt:

Yahoo!, owners of the photo sharing site Flickr, recently caused a storm of controversy by announcing plans to sell prints of photos that users had uploaded. Yahoo!'s plans included sharing 51% of revenue with users who had retained copyright on their photos. For those who voluntarily selected a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) for their works, no compensation was offered. Despite the fact that Yahoo! was explicitly following the terms of the license, and doing exactly what the license was designed to promote, users were up in arms over seeing a large corporation taking advantage of their labors.

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Institutional Repository Coordinator at South Dakota State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 11th, 2014

South Dakota State University is recruiting a Institutional Repository Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for launching, maintaining, and enhancing the University's insitutitonal repository. S/he will collaborate with colleagues in the Library, across the University, and throughout the state and region to collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to the scholarly output of SDSU faculty, staff and students.

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Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers

Posted in Copyright, Libraries, Research Libraries on December 11th, 2014

ACRL has released Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers by Kevin L. Smith. It is available in print and digital formats, including an open access PDF.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Copyright and other types of laws regulating intellectual property create an increasing concern for contemporary scholarship. The digital environment has created exciting new opportunities and possibilities for scholars to work and distribute their work. But these new opportunities also create issues that did not arise in the analog world. Owning and Using Scholarship demystifies intellectual property, and especially copyright law, for academic authors and independent scholars who face these dilemmas. It also serves as a comprehensive resource for librarians who are asked to assist with these new and challenging decisions.

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Digital Curation News (12/10/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on December 10th, 2014

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Metadata Librarian at Columbia University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 10th, 2014

Columbia University is recruiting a Metadata Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The purpose of this position is to develop, document, maintain and apply standards and procedures for creating metadata used to manage, preserve, and provide access to digital content generated by the Libraries and other units within Information Services; to work with the Digital Programs Division and Technology Services Group to ensure and coordinate integration of digital metadata with local and national systems, and to provide full original cataloging for resources in a variety of languages, formats and media. The position also manages research publication metadata curation and identity management for the ColumbiaPARC system.

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2014 Open Data Index

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access on December 10th, 2014

Open Knowledge has published the 2014 Open Data Index.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The Index ranks countries based on the availability and accessibility of information in ten key areas, including government spending, election results, transport timetables, and pollution levels.

The UK topped the 2014 Index retaining its pole position with an overall score of 96%, closely followed by Denmark and then France at number 3 up from 12th last year. Finland comes in 4th while Australia and New Zealand share the 5th place. Impressive results were seen from India at #10 (up from #27) and Latin American countries like Colombia and Uruguay who came in joint 12th.

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Metadata Specialist (Specialist III) at The New York Public Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 10th, 2014

The New York Public Library is recruiting a Metadata Specialist (Specialist III).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Metadata Services Unit (MSU) of NYPL Labs is seeking its newest member: a creative, self-motivated specialist to wrangle metadata, oversee workflows, make batch enhancements across a corpus of more than a million metadata records, contributing to the conceptualization and rollout of experimental data collection and remediation tools, and lots more. This is a perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic, problem-solving individual interested in the full digital library lifecycle, from digitization to the creation of user-engagement tools and public programs. Passionate interest in the future of libraries a must.

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Measuring Up: Assessing Use of Digital Repositories and the Resulting Impact Project Gets IMLS Grant

Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digitization, Institutional Repositories on December 10th, 2014

The Measuring Up: Assessing Use of Digital Repositories and the Resulting Impact Project has received an IMLS Grant.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a $500,000, three-year National Leadership Grant to four partner organizations-the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Montana State University, OCLC Research, and the University of New Mexico-to perform research and recommend best practices that will improve data collection and information sharing for institutional repositories and digitized collections.

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Digital Curation News (12/9/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on December 9th, 2014

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Team Leader, Digital Learning and Scholarship at Case Western Reserve University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 9th, 2014

Case Western Reserve University is recruiting a Team Leader, Digital Learning and Scholarship.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Learning & Scholarship (DLSTL) Team Leader is part of a service-driven team that supports creation and curation services in the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL). The DLSTL has responsibility for overseeing digital strategy and services and technology management. The DLSTL provides training and outreach to the campus community about digital initiatives and content for the digital repository and has responsibility for fostering sustainable models of scholarly communication, creating new forms of digital scholarship and access, and providing guidance on copyright in teaching and research.

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Research Data Services (Contract) Librarian at University of New Hampshire

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 9th, 2014

The University of New Hampshire is recruiting a Research Data Services (Contract) Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This librarian will play a significant strategic and operational role in expanding the library's support for research data services to meet the growing needs of UNH faculty and students. Working closely with the Scholarly Communication Librarian, the library's Data Services Working Group, the UNH Research Office, and other partners in creating a robust research data infrastructure at UNH, the incumbent will be integral in developing and building sustainable services to assist faculty, researchers, and students with the management of research data.

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Towards a UK Digital Public Space—A Blueprint Report

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers on December 9th, 2014

The Strategic Content Alliance has released Towards a UK Digital Public Space—A Blueprint Report.

Here's an excerpt:

"Imagine … that much of the UK's publicly held cultural and heritage media assets could be found in a unified online space … connected together, searchable, open, accessible, visible and usable … in a way that allows individuals, institutions and machines to add additional material, meaning and context to each other's media, indexed and tagged to the highest level of detail … This emerging vision of a free-to-everyone, open access environment for learning and creative endeavour has been referred to as a digital public space."

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Digital Curation News (12/8/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on December 8th, 2014

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Digital Library Applications Developer at Temple University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 8th, 2014

Temple University is recruiting a Digital Library Applications Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Senior Digital Library Applications Developer and working closely with others in the Digital Library Initiatives Department, the DLAD helps develop and maintain the technological infrastructure for Temple University's digital library initiatives and services, which includes preserving and delivering large collections of digital objects with the Hydra repository framework, and supporting digital scholarship (including digital humanities), and scholarly communication initiatives throughout the Library. As part of the development team, the DLAD architects, implements, tests and deploys new tools and services primarily based on open source project software, such as Hydra, Fedora Commons, Omeka, VIVO, Scalar, and Open Journal Systems (OJS), potentially contributing code to those projects.

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Digital Scholarship Centers: Trends and Good Practice

Posted in Digital Humanities, Research Libraries on December 8th, 2014

CNI has released Digital Scholarship Centers: Trends and Good Practice.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The purpose of this workshop was to explore the varying models of supporting digital scholarship in higher education, focusing on those that involve partnerships with, or a strong role for, libraries and information technology units. Participants were selected to represent a range of scholarship center models, different types of higher education institutions, and a variety of roles, including senior leadership, heads of centers, faculty closely affiliated with centers, and graduate students with close ties to centers.

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Associate Dean for Library Technology Planning & Policy at University of Alabama

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on December 8th, 2014

The University of Alabama is recruiting an Associate Dean for Library Technology Planning & Policy.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking an innovative, experienced, and successful technology leader for the position of Associate Dean for Library Technology Planning and Policy. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, this position is responsible for the information technology operations of The University of Alabama Libraries. These duties include planning and executing a strategic vision for library technology that supports the mission and goals of the University of Alabama. As the administrative head of library technology, the Associate Dean is responsible for the management of all aspects of the area that includes Area Computing Services, Digital Services, Integrated Library System and E-Resource Management, Web Infrastructure and Application Development, and Web Services. The Associate Dean is also responsible for managing the annual budget for all technology hardware and software application expenditures.

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New LIBLICENSE Model License Agreement

Posted in Electronic Resources, License Agreements/Contracts on December 8th, 2014

The Center for Research Libraries and others have released a new LIBLICENSE Model License Agreement.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The model license outlines the main provisions a good library e-resources content license should contain, highlighting as well key points for decisions and negotiations with publishers. The document is expected to support libraries' efforts to serve their users and achieve the core mission of preserving intellectual heritage in the digital age by negotiating the best terms of use. The original LIBLICENSE model license, released in 2001, has supported long-term access and stewardship goals; the new revision will help librarians address a new generation of issues and challenges.

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Digital Curation News (12/5/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on December 5th, 2014

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