"Implementing CHORUS: Big Decisions Loom for Publishers"

Angela Cochran has published "Implementing CHORUS: Big Decisions Loom for Publishers" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Here's an excerpt:

The implementation is not without complications. Publishers need to make some pretty serious decisions on how to proceed. The biggest decision may be exactly what to expose in order to comply with any forthcoming public access mandates. The options are to make the accepted manuscripts (AM) publicly available for papers derived from federal funds or to allow access to the final PDF or version of record (VoR). Either is acceptable under federal requirements.

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Library Applications Developer at University of Miami

The University of Miami is recruiting a Library Applications Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position will develop and deploy new and existing web and backend applications for the University of Miami Libraries. The Library Applications Developer will be involved in all stages of software development and maintenance: Gathering and writing requirements; designing system architecture; and writing, maintaining, troubleshooting and documenting code. The Web & Emerging Technologies department supports a mix of open source (WordPress, Blacklight, etc.), proprietary (ContentDM, III) and homegrown applications; shares responsibility with other Web & Emerging Technologies staff for the creation of applications and assisting in the development and implementation of web resource services and digital library projects and services. Work with system architecture, evaluate, and implement commercial and/or open-source software solutions to meet programmatic needs.

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Alcatel-Lucent Transmits 10 GBS on Copper Telephone Lines

Alcatel-Lucent has announced that it has transmitted 10 GBS over copper wires.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), has set a new broadband speed record of 10 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) using traditional copper telephone lines and a prototype technology that demonstrates how existing copper access networks can be used to deliver 1Gbps symmetrical ultra-broadband access services. . . .

The Bell Labs tests used a prototype technology called XG-FAST. This is an extension of G.fast technology, a new broadband standard currently being finalized by the ITU. When it becomes commercially available in 2015, G.fast will use a frequency range for data transmission of 106 MHz, giving broadband speeds up to 500 Mbps over a distance of 100 meters. In contrast, XG-FAST uses an increased frequency range up to 500 MHz to achieve higher speeds but over shorter distances. Bell Labs achieved 1 Gbps symmetrical over 70 meters on a single copper pair. 10 Gbps was achieved over a distance of 30 meters by using two pairs of lines (a technique known as "bonding"). Both tests used standard copper cable provided by a European operator.

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Deputy Director for Digital Strategies and Information Technology at Free Library of Philadelphia

The Free Library of Philadelphia is recruiting a Deputy Director for Digital Strategies and Information Technology.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Responsible for the planning, development, management and implementation of customer-centered digital services activities, programs, services and initiatives consistent with the Library's strategic direction and vision. The Deputy Director for Digital Strategies and Information Technology provides professional leadership and coordination in the planning, implementation, and administration of digital services policies and programs for the Free Library of Philadelphia (54 branches, Hot Spots, mobile and digital services-website, CRM and mobile platforms). The Assistant Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining positive client relationships with internal and external management and stakeholders.

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NARA Open Government Plan

The National Archives and Records Administration has released its Open Government Plan.

Here's an excerpt:

NARA has been engaging the Wikipedia community since 2011, when we welcomed a Wikipedian in Residence and began holding events to build awareness of the records of the National Archives. In 2013, we welcomed a full-time employee devoted to engaging the Wikipedia community along with NARA staff members to promote greater access, reuse, and context for our records on Wikipedia.

Our work strengthening digitization and description fuels our ability to make records available on external platforms like Wikipedia. In 2012, we shared 100,000 digital images from our holdings to Wikimedia Commons. This work enabled digital copies of our records to be incorporated into Wikimedia projects and Wikipedia articles. The 4,000 Wikipedia articles featuring our records received more than one billion page views in Fiscal Year 2013. Over the next two years we will work to increase the number of National Archives records available on Wikimedia Commons, which furthers our strategic goal to "Make Access Happen" and expands re-use of our records by the public.

We are continuing our work to engage local communities of volunteer Wikipedians with on-site events, including skills-building workshops and "edit-a-thons" for improving Wikipedia content related to our holdings. In addition, we are establishing a model for "scan-a-thons" to enable citizen archivist stakeholder groups to digitize our records for access.

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Web Developer at Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College is recruiting a Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Working as a member of the Web Team within the Digital Library Technologies Group, the Web Developer position will help design, develop, and implement the library's website, custom web applications, and system user interfaces. This position works with other library departments to gather requirements, design, and implement custom web applications as needed. The Web Developer serves on the Web Steering Group and participates in library assessment groups, evaluating and improving the online user experience for students, faculty and staff. This position will also be assigned to work on other digital library projects as the need arises.

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"Dealing with Data: Science Librarians’ Participation in Data Management at Association of Research Libraries Institutions"

Karen Antell et al. have published "Dealing with Data: Science Librarians' Participation in Data Management at Association of Research Libraries Institutions" in College & Research Libraries.

Here's an excerpt:

This study, a survey of science librarians at institutions affiliated with the Association of Research Libraries, investigates science librarians' awareness of and involvement in institutional repositories, data repositories, and data management support services at their institutions. The study also explores the roles and responsibilities, both new and traditional, that science librarians have assumed related to data management, and the skills that science librarians believe are necessary to meet the demands of data management work.

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Data Services Librarian at George Washington University

George Washington University is recruiting a Data Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Data Services Librarian proactively collaborates and coordinates with teams to develop services relating to data management plans for faculty and researchers and supports students and faculty through appropriate research consultation, referrals and instruction. This position provides opportunities for programmatic development, initiating best practices in E-Research and investigating and implementing new technologies and research tools in support of data services initiatives.

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"Librarians and Scholars: Partners in Digital Humanities"

Laurie Alexander et al. have published "Librarians and Scholars: Partners in Digital Humanities" in EDUCAUSE Review.

Here's an excerpt:

Key Takeaways

  • Libraries have numerous capabilities and considerable expertise available to accelerate digital humanities initiatives.
  • The University of Michigan Library developed a model for effective partnership between libraries and digital humanities scholars; this model contributes to both a definition and redefinition of this emergent field.
  • As the U-M experience shows, using the digital humanities as a key innovation tool can help libraries and their host institutions transform the way research, teaching, and learning are conceptualized.

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Digital Projects Specialist at University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame is recruiting a Digital Projects Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Projects Specialist is responsible for the creation, supervision, planning, and management of the Architecture Library's growing digital collections and digital portal projects. Reporting directly to the head of the Architecture Library this position will plan and implement new digital projects based on Architecture Library collections and student and Architecture faculty projects or research. It will be responsible for creation of metadata and digitization standards, creating and managing digital surrogates, and training staff and students on various digital technologies.

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Innovation in E-book Lending

The International Publishers Association has released Innovation in E-book Lending.

Here's an excerpt:

This special report assesses recent developments in e-lending, both in the trade and the academic sector, studying innovative approaches from the US, France, Sweden and Brazil. What these different projects have in common is that they are based on licenses which provide libraries with the conditions to acquire and lending e-books while putting publishers in control of lending terms. This allows publishers not just to protect their revenue streams, but to expand them.

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Web Administrator at University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is recruiting a Web Administrator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the direction of the Web Program Director, in conjunction with a team of developers, and reporting to the Director, Digital Library Development Center (DLDC), the Web Administrator

  • manages and develops all of the Library's Web sites in accordance with user needs, including management of third-party products, such as WordPress, LibGuides, and SFX, which provide functionality for sections of the sites
  • applies established design and development principles to sustain effective navigation and resource discovery on the sites
  • keeps abreast of relevant developments in the field and recommends new directions and implementations for the Web sites and their resources
  • manages technical support and training in Web content creation for Library staff with varying levels of technical expertises located throughout the Library's departments

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"Research Data Management Case Studies"

LIBER's Steering Committee on Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructures has released "Research Data Management Case Studies."

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

These studies describe policies and strategies that pave the way for the creation, institutional integration and the running of support services and underlying infrastructures. In addition, challenges and lessons learned are described, and ways-forward outlined.

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Systems Programmer/Specialist at NCSU

NCSU is recruiting a Systems Programmer/Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Systems Programmer/Specialist plays a critical role within the Enterprise Operations group of the Libraries Information Technology department. This position is responsible for managing the core infrastructure that supports the Libraries' advanced use of virtual servers and desktops and serves as a local expert on the relationships between servers, applications, and storage. This work includes monitoring systems performance and working with customers, specialists, and vendor support technicians to resolve highly complex problems across interrelated systems and to make recommendations for technical changes to prevent future problems.

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Preserving eBooks

The Digital Preservation Coalition has released Preserving eBooks.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Written by Portico's Amy Kirchhoff and Sheila Morrissey, and published in association with Charles Beagrie Ltd., this report discusses the current developments and issues with which public, national and higher education libraries, publishers, aggregators and preservation institutions must contend to ensure long-term access to eBook content.

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Digital Library Software Engineer at Harvard University

Harvard University is recruiting a Digital Library Software Engineer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This is a one year term position, with the possibility of renewal, contingent on funding, university priorities and satisfactory job performance.

Harvard University IT Library Technology Services is seeking a java software engineer to enhance existing Library software to make possible the preservation and on-line delivery of digital video material at Harvard. This project will add support for video files to the Library's large-scale digital preservation repository enabling the deposit, preservation, management and delivery of video files. Ultimately this will make Harvard's video collections more accessible to researchers, teachers and learners now and into the future.

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VIVO 1.7 Released

The VIVO Project has released VIVO 1.7.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The VIVO 1.7 release combines new features with improvements to existing features and services and continues to leverage the VIVO-Integrated Semantic Framework (VIVO-ISF) ontology introduced in VIVO 1.6. No data migration or changes to local data ingest procedures, visualization, or analysis tools drawing directly on VIVO data will be required to upgrade to VIVO 1.7.

VIVO 1.7 notably includes the results of an ORCID Adoption and Integration Grant to support the creation and verification of ORCID iDs. VIVO now offers the opportunity for a researcher to add and/or confirm his or her global, unique researcher identifier directly with ORCID without the necessity of applying through other channels and re-typing the 16-digit ORCID identifier.

What is VIVO?

VIVO is an open source semantic web application originally developed and implemented at Cornell. When installed and populated with researcher interests, activities, and accomplishments, it enables the discovery of research and scholarship across disciplines at that institution and beyond. VIVO supports browsing and a search function which returns faceted results for rapid retrieval of desired information. Content in any local VIVO installation may be maintained manually, brought into VIVO in automated ways from local systems of record, such as HR, grants, course, and faculty activity databases, or from database providers such as publication aggregators and funding agencies.

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Lead Web Developer at UCLA

UCLA is recruiting a Lead Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the supervision of the Head, Software Development and Project Management, the incumbent will work collaboratively to set priorities and goals and solve technical problems, identify technical opportunities and work with users.

As part of a project team, provides programming and systems analysis for the design, development and documentation of large, complex Library web presence. Uses web based system technologies, design methodologies, and user needs specifications to lead programming for our Drupal environment. Standard software tools and protocols, such as PHP, JavaScript, XSLT, Solr, and database technologies, will be used to create large multi-faceted, dynamic web sites and applications.

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SCOAP3 Has Published 2,000 Articles

The Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) has published 2,000 articles.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Two thousand Open Access articles have been published with SCOAP3 funding since January 2014 in 10 journals from 11 publishers and learned societies. These articles are released under a CC-BY license, and openly accessible on publishers websites. In addition, articles are also immediately available on the SCOAP3 repository at repo.scoap3.org in several formats, including PDF/A and XML for text-mining and other purposes. Scientists from over 80 countries have freely published in SCOAP journals so far.

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