Special Projects Librarian at University of Texas at San Antonio

the University of Texas at San Antonio is recruiting a Special Projects Librarian.

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The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries seeks a Special Projects Librarian to assist with the implementation and support of major library-wide digital initiatives.

The Special Projects Librarian will support projects by learning, configuring and training staff on new applications, helping transition projects into daily operations, creating and maintaining project documentation, coordinating project communications, developing written content and metadata, and conducting user testing on new and existing applications.

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Digital Curation: Report on Risk, Benefit, Impact and Value

4C has released Report on Risk, Benefit, Impact and Value.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

This deliverable of the 4C project work package "WP4-Enhancement" proposes a pragmatic method for estimating costs of digital curation in two different scenarios:

  • A "Current" scenario, where the costs of controls already exist in the repository as a means to reduce the impact of the consequence of a risk/threat, change the likelihood of an event, or reduce the exposure to a vulnerability;
  • A "Future" scenario, where the costs of controls do not yet exist, but where repository managers are able to consider alternative scenarios of repository governance.

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Humanities Curator at New York Public Library

New York Public Library is recruiting a Humanities Curator.

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Under the general direction of the Library's Brooke Russell Astor Director of Collections Strategy, the Humanities Curator

  • Initiates outreach activities to promote teaching, learning, and scholarship using the Library's collections.
  • Serves as a resource and facilitator for digital humanists working on projects and recommends collections for acquisition.
  • Working closely with colleagues both internally and externally, collaborates on the development and production of digital publications, scholarly projects, and educational resources that showcase the Library's collections.
  • Serves as a change agent, partner, and resource for subject librarians and special collections curators involved in facilitating digital projects.

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Chris Bourg Named MIT Libraries Director

Chris Bourg has been named as MIT's Libraries Director ;

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Bourg comes to MIT from Stanford University, where she is currently associate university librarian for public services. At Stanford, Bourg oversees the largest division of the Stanford University Libraries, with six branches and a collection of more than 4 million volumes. . . .

Bourg received her BA from Duke University, her MA from the University of Maryland, and her MA and PhD in sociology from Stanford. She has written and spoken extensively on the topics of libraries, leadership, diversity, and social justice. She is a strong advocate for gender equality, and was involved in creating and leading the first Women's Voices and Influence group for Stanford staff.

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Associate Director for Consortial Library Systems at The Five Colleges of Ohio

The Five Colleges of Ohio is recruiting a Associate Director for Consortial Library Systems.

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The successful candidate will provide leadership in the area of library information technology, build consensus among various constituents in the consortium, investigate and recommend library information technology solutions, and actively participate in the creation of a contemporary, user-centered information environment. The focus of the position will be the direction of CONSORT library systems used by four of the colleges (Oberlin excluded). The Associate Director will play an important role in the provision of training and development for our library staffs and in the growing library systems collaborations among all five colleges. Primary Responsibilities: Providing leadership and thinking strategically about technological solutions by taking a major role in planning, implementing, and training for the adoption and integration of new library technologies that meet the needs of library users and staff. Leading, maintaining and supporting CONSORT, the four libraries' shared Integrated Library System (currently Sierra from Innovative Interfaces, Inc.). Acting as a key resource person for issues related to the consortium's common discovery and electronic resource management tools, including but not limited to Summon, 360 Link and 360 Resource Manager. Contributing to resolving issues related to the management and discovery of shared electronic resources.

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State of the Commons

The Creative Commons has released State of the Commons.

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Today, we're releasing a new report that we think you will want to see. State of the Commons covers the impact and success of free and open content worldwide, and it contains the most revealing account we've ever published, including new data on what's shared with a CC license.

We found nearly 900 million Creative Commons-licensed works, dramatically up from our last report of 400 million in 2010. Creators are now choosing less restrictive CC licenses more than ever before – over half allow both commercial use and adaptations.

We're also celebrating the success of open policy worldwide. Fourteen countries have now adopted national open education policies, and open textbooks have saved students more than 100 million dollars. These are big moves making big impacts.

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Discovery Services & Data Curation Librarian at Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University is recruiting a Discovery Services & Data Curation Librarian.

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Reporting to the Head of the Collection and Resource Services Department, the Discovery Services & Data Curation Librarian (DSDC) will promote data curation in Digital Commons (the Henderson Library's institutional repository) and other open access data repositories; manage research data sets in Digital Commons; assist faculty with data plans and structure for display in Digital Commons; serve as Library Liaison to the Office of Research; promote a service culture for technical services; manage EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) to provide maximum positive user experience;

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Adopts Open Access Policy

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has adopted an open access policy.

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As of January 1, 2015 our Open Access policy will be effective for all new agreements. During a two-year transition period, publishers will be permitted to apply up to a 12 month embargo period on the accessibility of the publication and its underlying data sets. This embargo period will no longer be allowed after January 1, 2017.

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Digital Curation News (11/21/2014) #digitalpreservation

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Web Applications Engineer II at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is recruiting a Web Applications Engineer II.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

  • Works with institutional parties to debug, enhance, and educate users about electronic internet systems and design.
  • Delivers content management solutions for websites and assists with technical and design recommendations for products.
  • Builds high customer satisfaction by managing end-users expectations, communicating moderately complex technical issues clearly and in a way this is easily understood. Documents agreed upon resolutions.
  • Follows up with clients to ensure successful completion of tasks. Resolves bugs in a timely manner and enforce quality assurance standards by developing high quality code which is reusable, well documented, stable, efficient, and defect free.

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Discovery Services: A White Paper for the Texas State Library & Archives Commission

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has released Discovery Services: A White Paper for the Texas State Library & Archives Commission.

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Discussions among libraries that have recently implemented discovery services are likely to result in agreement that implementation was challenging. However, once implemented, librarians are generally happy with their decisions to offer discovery services to their patrons. Based on librarian experiences of both the challenges and rewards of implementing a discovery service, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) contracted with Amigos Library Services to write a white paper that would include basic information concerning discovery services, as well as an overview of the major discovery vendors.

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Web Application Developer at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is recruiting a Web Application Developer.

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This administrative faculty position, reporting to the Head of Web and Application Development Services, will primarily work to maintain and develop the current library web presences using Drupal 6 & 7 and the Git revision control system. This position will also design, code, and implement custom library web applications, and help extend and maintain functionality of existing applications associated with the Library's online presence.

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"Privacy by Design and the Online Library Environment"

Dan Blum has published "Privacy by Design and the Online Library Environment" in Information Standards Quarterly.

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This paper focuses on ways that libraries can incorporate advanced identity management concepts within the Privacy By Design framework to meet their needs as they continue their transition from the brick, mortar, and paper era to an era of mixed physical and digital content. In order to add value over and above what researchers can find with search engines and freely available content on the Internet, libraries must excel at supporting both ordinary knowledge seekers and academic researchers in fulfilling their content-and collaboration-related needs. Increasingly, libraries must support a seamless, personalized, and collaborative experience for diverse audiences across the full lifecycle from content discovery to content delivery while at the same time protecting patrons' privacy and intellectual property prerogatives.

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Digital Archivist at Kansas Historical Society

The Kansas Historical Society is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Kansas State Historical Society seeks to hire a Digital Archivist to support the State Research Collections Division's management of born-digital and digitized archival collections, including but not limited to the Kansas Memory digital archives.

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Research Data Specialist at Florida Institute of Technology

The Florida Institute of Technology is recruiting a Research Data Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Consult on grant requirements related to data management, data sharing and publication
  • Arrange and conduct data interviews with researchers
  • Analyze, collect and curate electronic data, including bibliographic data
  • Help establish standards and best practices for displaying data
  • Assist with testing of new tools and visualization framework

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"Nevermind the Data, Where Are the Protocols?"

David Crotty has published "Nevermind the Data, Where Are the Protocols?" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

This is more complicated than you might think. The smallest variations in technique or reagents can lead to major differences in results. The scant information offered by most journals' Materials and Methods sections makes replication fairly impossible. Often when describing a technique, an author will merely cite a previous paper where they used that technique…which also cites a previous paper, which also cites a previous paper and the wild goose chase is on. Methodologies evolve over time, and even if you can track down the original source of the technique, it likely has changed a great deal over the years.

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Digital Curation News (11/18/2014) #digitalpreservation

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Web Developer at North Dakota State University

North Dakota State University is recruiting a Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Web Developer manages, configures, and supports the Libraries' websites and other digital initiatives, taking a lead role in planning and implementation. The Web Developer provides technical and operations support for web services in the NDSU Libraries. The Web Developer will also participate in training and support of staff and users, and perform other duties as assigned.

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"Tenets of the Liberal Arts: Complex Thinking in the Digital Age"

Charles J. Henry and Elliott Shore have published "Tenets of the Liberal Arts: Complex Thinking in the Digital Age" in EDUCAUSE Review.

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We are awash in millions of books and journals, with a high degree of redundancy across academic institutions. Perhaps justified in the non-digital environment that reaches back to Babylon, this expensive, competitive circumstance is indefensible in a digital ecology. In addition to the vast array of printed matter, we continue to proliferate projects that create digital content but that are often siloed and uncommunicative. Further, we pay exorbitant fees to lease content from providers, buying back the knowledge we essentially gave away to them in the first place. In this respect, the migration from our print-based traditions of discovery, publishing, access, and preservation to digital-based methods is indeed under way. But the process is so uncoordinated and ad hoc that our current hybrid library retains most of the costs, inefficiencies, and impediments of the older paradigm.

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Digital Preservation Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University Bloomington is recruiting a Digital Preservation Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Preservation Librarian will lead the development and implementation of preservation strategies and policies for digital collections for the IU Libraries, including both digitized and born-digital materials. The position reports to the Assistant Dean for Library Technologies for work-related issues with a dotted line relationship to the Associate Dean for Collection Development and Scholarly Communication for matters relating to promotion and tenure.

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"Bringing The DOAJ to a New Level"

Lars Bjørnshauge has published "Bringing The DOAJ to a New Level" in ScieCom info.

Here's an excerpt:

Most promising projects do not make the transition to a service, much effort and many great ideas are lost. DOAJ has managed this transition since years, but now we are coming closer to the moment of truth. Whether what had turned out to be a social, organizational and managerial experiment: a community funded, crowdsourced free service, really can meet the expectations from increasingly demanding stakeholders.

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Systems and Digital Services Librarian at Westfield State University

Westfield State University is recruiting a Systems and Digital Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The library department seeks applications for a full-time tenure track position at the assistant librarian level beginning January, 2015. Reporting to the Library Director, the Systems and Digital Services Librarian administers and maintains Library technology services including the library's website and databases, integrated library system and link resolver (OCLC WorldShare Management Services), LibGuides, and other library services. The position includes close collaboration with the Academic Technology Department and other departments in Academic Affairs, and occasional participation in division-wide projects.

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