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Systems and Information Technology Librarian at Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is recruiting a Systems and Information Technology Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad.

The Systems and Information Technology Librarian performs a variety of key activities in Watson Library's team-based environment. This position administers and maintains the library's integrated library system and ensures its optimal performance and continuous development; manages the library's hardware and software applications; and plays an active role in the library's digital initiatives. This librarian is an active member of several technical services teams and provides reference and research support to library patrons. This position works collaboratively with library staff to regularly assess procedures, and develops strategies for the implementation of technologies to enhance access to the collections, to increase productivity, and to streamline workflows. This position will work collaboratively with the departments of Digital Media and Information Technology to coordinate and continuously improve library systems and services.

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Current Quality Assurance Practices in Web Archiving

Brenda Reyes Ayala, Mark E. Phillips, and Lauren Ko have self-archived Current Quality Assurance Practices in Web Archiving.

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This paper presents the results of a survey of quality assurance (QA) practices within the field of web archiving. To understand current QA practices, the authors surveyed 54 institutions engaged in web archiving, which included national libraries, colleges and universities, and museums and art libraries.

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Sr. UNIX Systems Administrator at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is recruiting a Sr. UNIX Systems Administrator.

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Works with users to understand their needs and deploy library-specific IT services. Designs, builds, updates, maintains, and improves the University Libraries' server-side IT infrastructure: the physical environment including server room and servers, server storage, the server virtualization environment, and server operating systems. Focuses in particular on establishing architectural patterns and standards to make administration more effective and more efficient. Also functions as a database administrator and an application administrator for server-side Library applications

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Google Settles American Society of Media Photographers, Inc. et al. v. Google Inc.

Google has settled the American Society of Media Photographers, Inc. et al. v. Google Inc. lawsuit. The agreement is confidential.

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The agreement resolves a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Google in April, 2010, bringing to an end more than four years of litigation. It does not involve any admission of liability by Google. As the settlement is between the parties to the litigation, the court is not required to approve its terms.

This settlement does not affect Google's current litigation with the Authors Guild or otherwise address the underlying questions in that suit.

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Head of Special Collections at University of Houston

The University of Houston is recruiting a Head of Special Collections.

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The position provides direction and oversight to a group of 6 librarians, 4 regular staff members, and 2 post-doctoral staff members curating archival collections and rare books. The Head oversees the ongoing development of archival collections, work with academic departments, preparation of collections for digitization, and a full calendar of exhibits. There is frequent contact with established donors and potential donors for acquisitions of unique collections, as well as fundraising and management of departmental endowments. The Head of Special Collections serves as a member of the Library Management Council, the Public Services Council, and the Digital Collections Management Committee. The Head of Special Collections holds the Emily Scott Evans Endowed Professorship.

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"Going Beyond Data Management Planning: Comprehensive Research Data Services"

Katherine G. Akers has published "Going Beyond Data Management Planning: Comprehensive Research Data Services" in College & Research Libraries News.

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We should keep in mind that DMP requirements impact only a small proportion of academic researchers and, furthermore, that such requirements are only one factor motivating researchers to share their data. Just as many, if not a greater number of, researchers might face expectations from journal publishers to share the data underlying their research articles. Some researchers receive funding from federal agencies that have data sharing policies but that do not require a DMP. Also, many researchers may desire to make their data available to a wide audience for personal or altruistic reasons, such as to permit others to replicate their methods and analysis, to allow others to re-purpose their data in new ways, or to increase the visibility and impact of their work.

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Director for the Consortial Library Application Support at University of Maryland

The University of Maryland is recruiting a Director for the Consortial Library Application Support.

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The Director of Consortial Library Application Support (CLAS) department provides leadership and support to the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium in the integration, operation and maintenance efforts of the consortium's software and database applications. The CLAS Director serves as a senior member of the College Park Libraries' Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS) Division, reporting to the Associate Dean for Digital Systems and Stewardship at the University of Maryland Libraries.

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"Steal This Idea: A Library Instructors’ Guide to Educating Students in Data Management Skills"

Lisa Johnston and Jon Jeffryes have published "Steal This Idea: A Library Instructors' Guide to Educating Students in Data Management Skills" in College & Research Libraries News.

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This article provides a big-picture overview of the work conducted by UM to meet the data literacy needs of our graduate students. We've adapted our instructional approach to data management over the years.

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Digital Curation News (9/4/2014) #digitalpreservation

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System Librarian at Georgetown University

Georgetown University is recruiting a System Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad.

The System Librarian leads, administers, maintains, and supports the Library's Integrated Library System (currently Innovative Interfaces Inc.'s (III) Sierra) hardware, software and associated peripherals which makeup the Library's primary ILS so that faculty, students and staff have access to the full range of system functionality including online public access catalog, Circulation, Acquisitions, Cataloging and Serials and other ILS modules. This position is responsible for managing and supporting the Library's suite of information management systems related to the ILS, which currently include Summon. Act as liaison between the vendor (currently III) and the Library for problem resolution and enhancement requests and act as Library's representative to the national user group. Provide end user support in the form of report production and distribution, database maintenance and system modifications as required.

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"Scaling Up and Scaling Out: Leveraging Preservation Infrastructure and Experience to Benefit the Community"

Portico has released "Scaling Up and Scaling Out: Leveraging Preservation Infrastructure and Experience to Benefit the Community."

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Now well into its eleventh year as a preservation archive and service, Portico's preservation infrastructure—hardware, software, and key data and metadata models and definitions—has been subject to a continual process of re-view and revision that makes it possible for us to leverage our work to benefit the broader community. Since 2012, Portico has been delivering e-journal con-tent to the British Library as part of their legally mandated deposit program, en-abling the British Library to benefit from existing preservation expertise to manage the normalization of e-journal content. In this paper we will discuss Portico's development, the scaling up of our preservation capacity, the chal-lenges and opportunities in our partnership with the British Library, and the value of leveraging and sharing existing preservation infrastructure, skills, and experience for the good of the broader community.

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Associate Director of Library Technology and Digital Initiatives at Colgate University

Colgate University is recruiting an Associate Director of Library Technology and Digital Initiatives.

Here's an excerpt from the ad.

This position provides forward-thinking, collaborative, and results-oriented leadership for the Colgate University Libraries (CUL) through planning and implementation of new technology and the management and support of library legacy technologies involving information systems and digital infrastructure and programs. Reporting to the University Librarian, this individual serves on the Libraries' senior management team and participates in the development and implementation of a shared vision for CUL's future that supports the mission of the university.

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Open Access Advocate Robin Peek Retires

Noted open access advocate Robin Peek has retired from the Simmons GSLIS.

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"Robin Peek was one of the earliest advocates for open access to research, one of the first to write about it regularly, and one of the first to teach a course about it, which she taught at Simmons." said Dr. Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, the Harvard Open Access Project and co-founder of the Open Access Directory. "She is also the editor and co-founder of the Open Access Directory, a globally recognized encyclopedia of open access hosted by Simmons. The Open Access Directory is unique in that it is hosted and preserved by a library school, open to public contributions, edited for quality, and featured on every major list of essential resources on the topic." The six-year old Open Access Directory, a wiki managed by the OA community that provides reference lists about open access to scientists and scholars and has had more than four million views. Peek will continue to be the editor of the Open Access Directory.

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Digital Curation News (9/3/2014) #digitalpreservation

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Systems Librarian at Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University is recruiting a Systems Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad.

Managing the FAU Libraries website and the FAU Libraries mobile-optimized website. Leading website initiatives including the migration of the website to the University content management system. Proxy server (EZproxy) configuration maintenance and support.

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Digital Collections Assessment and Outreach, SPEC Kit 341

ARL has released Digital Collections Assessment and Outreach, SPEC Kit 341.

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ARL has released Digital Collections Assessment and Outreach, SPEC Kit 341, which investigates what methods ARL member libraries use to maintain the relevancy of their locally curated digital library collections, and to continue to sustain, grow, capture return on investment, and enhance existing resources through outreach and assessment. The publication also explores current practices for integrating digital resources into the research, teaching, and learning environment.

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Digital Projects Coordinator at Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is recruiting a Digital Projects Coordinator.

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The incumbent coordinates and facilitates the integration of digital and traditional library services through prototyping advanced systems related to digital reformatting and/or collecting original digital material to facilitate standards research. Individually and in collaboration with IT and digital media experts, the incumbent works with major program components that include archival facilities, new digital content policies, metadata and standards for content development, and new models for information access and delivery. The incumbent works with the library profession and information technology industry and various working groups throughout the Library involved in digital technologies and automated systems as they relate to standards for interoperability, especially of the digital media. These media span many forms of expression including text, graphic, photographic, moving image, cartographic, sound/audio, and mixed media to include web content. Standards projects may involve one or many of the digital material collections and are intended to establish and/or enhance standards for collecting, creating, and maintaining digital material online in a collaborative Internet-based environment.

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From Theory to Action: Good Enough Digital Preservation for Under-Resourced Cultural Heritage Institutions

POWRR has released From Theory to Action: Good Enough Digital Preservation for Under-Resourced Cultural Heritage Institutions.

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Libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage organizations collect, create, and steward a rapidly increasing volume of digital content. Both research conclusions and professionals' real-life experiences expose the inherent fragility of this content. The cultural heritage and information science communities have developed guidelines, best practices, policies, procedures, and processes that can enable an organization to achieve high levels of digital preservation. However, these protocols are often complex, leaving many practitioners attempting to address the challenge of preserving digital materials feeling overwhelmed. This is particularly true for professionals serving smaller institutions that are often operating with restricted resources like small staff sizes, a lack of specialized expertise, dated technical infrastructures, and/or limited budgets. This white paper is the result of a three year investigation, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, of affordable, scalable digital preservation solutions that can be successfully implemented at under-resourced organizations. It reports the results of large-scale testing of several digital preservation tools and services, suggests pragmatic digital preservation options, including an incremental approach to digital preservation practices, and asserts that communities of practice are key to success.

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Senior Web Developer at Yale

Yale University is recruiting a Senior Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad.

Reporting to the Manager of User Experience in Library IT, the Senior Web Developer will provide leadership and technical expertise for the continued development of the Library's web presence. The User Experience Group within Library IT is a highly collaborative team overseeing the library's digital interfaces in the Drupal content management system, Blacklight, and Libguides. The Web Developer will serve as technical lead on Drupal and Libguides implementations, and will develop, design, maintain and enhance Web-based technology solutions for the Yale University Library. He/she will develop, communicate and implement web policy for the library, design best practice standards, style guides, documentation and required web page elements for the Library websites. He/she will monitor and support quality assurance, including validation of web pages and compliance with web accessibility and ADA guidelines; test cross-browser, cross-platform and cross-device compatibility.

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Senior Software Engineer at Harvard

Harvard University is recruiting a Senior Software Engineer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad.

This is a fully benefited, full-time Harvard University position that has been funded for two years (through June 30, 2016). There is the possibility of renewal, contingent on funding, university priorities and satisfactory job performance. . . .

LTS is seeking a creative java software engineer to enhance our digital repository to support new content types, initially focusing on digital video material. In close collaboration with the Harvard Library Media Preservation Lab and as part of an agile development team, the software engineer will design, implement, test, and deploy software enabling the deposit, preservation, management and presentation of video content, opening Harvard's diverse video collections to researchers, teachers and learners now and in the future.

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Digital Curation News (9/2/2014) #digitalpreservation

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