Digital Curation News (9/30/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

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Digital Asset Coordinator at San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony is recruiting a Digital Asset Coordinator.

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Reporting to the Archivist and working collaboratively with staff across the San Francisco Symphony, the Digital Asset Coordinator will manage projects to preserve digital media assets and assist in the development of processes to ensure the availability and integrity of digital assets that chronicle the Symphony's history, collections, programs, and operations.

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"E-book Use and Value in the Humanities: Scholars’ Practices and Expectations"

Tina E. Chrzastowski and Lynn N. Wiley have published "E-book Use and Value in the Humanities: Scholars' Practices and Expectations" in Library Resources & Technical Services.

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The data showed a split in acceptance of electronic versus print. The data also show that although humanists may lag behind other disciplines in incorporating e-books into their research, they believe e-book availability and use will increase. . . . The e-book format is appreciated, but scholars may also want the full text along with the print because of the varied types of reading employed by humanities scholars.

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Digital Humanities Techology Specialist at Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University is recruiting a Digital Humanities Techology Specialist.

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This position will help faculty, curriculum/course designers and program administrators identify, analyze and develop effective course materials and activities for face-to-face and on-line courses, and demonstrate how to keep those materials dynamic with new technological developments and how to continually adapt to continually changing digital humanities capabilities.

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Making Open Science a Reality

The OECD has released Making Open Science a Reality.

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This report, Making open science a reality reviews the progress in OECD countries in making the results of publicly funded research, namely scientific publications and research data openly accessible to researchers and innovators alike. The report i) reviews the policy rationale behind open science and open data; ii) discusses and presents evidence on the impacts of policies to promote open science and open data; iii) explores the legal barriers and solutions to greater access to research data; iv) provides a description of the key actors involved in open science and their roles; and finally v) assesses progress in OECD and selected non-member countries based a survey of recent policy trends.

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Scholarly Communication Librarian at Texas Woman’s University

Texas Woman's University is recruiting a Scholarly Communication Librarian.

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Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Libraries and working with Library staff, Graduate School staff, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs staff along with other university colleagues, this position will develop a broad range of services in support of evolving models of scholarly communication, open access initiatives, and intellectual property rights.

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Open Library of Humanities Launched

The Open Library of Humanities has been launched.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

North Beach, San Francisco It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of the Open Library of Humanities. Over two years in the planning and execution, the platform starts with seven journals, supported by 99 institutions. Our estimated publication volume for year one is 150 articles across these venues. The economics of this work out at approximately £4 ($6) per institution per open-access article.

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Manager, Digital Applications at University of California, Davis

The University of California, Davis is recruiting a Manager, Digital Applications.

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Under general direction of the Director for Online Strategy, responsible for leading a software engineering team that builds and maintains applications on behalf of the University Library, with impact across the Campus and in coordination with similar units across the University.

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"Data-Intensive Science and Campus IT"

Jerry Sheehan et al. have published "Data-Intensive Science and Campus IT" in EDUCAUSE Review.

Here's an excerpt:

Montana State University developed the Research Data Census to engage local research communities in dialogue about their data: size, sharing resources and behaviors, and interest in services. The census confirmed the need for a tight coupling of IT infrastructure to data and curation services in order to make those resources useful to the research community.

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Programmer Analyst at University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania is recruiting a Programmer Analyst.

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The Programmer Analyst for the SDBM [Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts] will work with the database manager of the SDBM and the staff of the Schoenberg Institute of Manuscripts (SIMS) to design, build, test, and deploy the next generation of the SDBM. The New SDBM will be a crowd-sourced application providing web, mobile, and application interfaces for the discovery, access, and entry of manuscript data.

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"Help the Copyright Office Understand How to Address Mass Digitization"

The DPLA has published "Help the Copyright Office Understand How to Address Mass Digitization" in the DPLA Blog.

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The U.S. Copyright Office recently issued a report and a request for comments on its proposal for a new licensing system intended to overcome copyright obstacles to mass digitization. While the goal is laudable, the Office's proposal is troubling and vague in key respects.

The overarching problem is that the Office's proposal doesn't fully consider how libraries and archives currently go about digitization projects, and so it misidentifies how the law should be improved to allow for better digital access. It's important that libraries and archives submit comments to help the Office better understand how to make recommendations for improvements.

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Creative Commons Gets $450,000 Arcadia Fund Grant to support Open Access Publishing

The Creative Commons has received a $450,000 grant from the Arcadia Fund support open access publishing.

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Creative Commons will use funds from Arcadia to develop tools that complement the current CC license suite and empower authors to retain or regain their right to publish so they can make their scholarly and academic works available for public use.

Building on the success of the current CC licenses—now with nearly 1 billion licenses in use across over 9 million websites—Creative Commons is enthusiastic about developing tools that can be used by authors who "write to be read" but face all too common barriers to making their research openly available. These resources will be developed for global use, taking into account country-specific copyright laws, customs, and language. Once in widespread use, these tools are expected to increase the number of articles and publications that are available for broad public use. . . .

Collaborators on this project include Authors Alliance, Free Culture Trust, and SPARC, all of whom are dedicated to supporting authors, institutions, and the public in promoting access to research and scholarly work.

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Digital Curation News (9/25/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

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"What Technology Skills Do Developers Need? A Text Analysis of Job Listings in Library and Information Science (LIS) from Jobs.code4lib.org"

Monica Maceli has published "What Technology Skills Do Developers Need? A Text Analysis of Job Listings in Library and Information Science (LIS) from Jobs.code4lib.org " in Information Technology and Libraries.

Here's an excerpt:

Technology plays an indisputably vital role in library and information science (LIS) work; this rapidly moving landscape can create challenges for practitioners and educators seeking to keep pace with such change. In pursuit of building our understanding of currently sought technology competencies in developer-oriented positions within LIS, this paper reports the results of a text analysis of a large collection of job listings culled from the Code4lib jobs website. Beginning over a decade ago as a popular mailing list covering the intersection of technology and library work, the Code4lib organization's current offerings include a website that collects and organizes LIS-related technology job listings. The results of the text analysis of this dataset suggest the currently vital technology skills and concepts that existing and aspiring practitioners may target in their continuing education as developers.

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Senior Web Applications Developer at NYPL

NYPL is recruiting a Senior Web Applications Developer.

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Seeking: An experienced web application developer to help reinvent eBook and digital content discovery and access for public libraries.

With the support of the federal government and a broad coalition of library partners, The New York Public Library is building a small, empowered product team to develop a mobile platform for ebook lending and reading that could serve as model for public libraries across North America.

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Senior Mobile Developer (Android) at NYPL

NYPL is recruiting a Senior Mobile Developer (Android).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Seeking: an experienced mobile applications developer to help reinvent eBook discovery and access for public libraries.

With the support of the federal government and a broad coalition of library partners, The New York Public Library is building a small, empowered product team to develop a mobile platform for ebook lending and reading that could serve as model for public libraries across North America.

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Assistant University Librarian for Library Information Technology at University of Hawaii

The University of Hawaii is recruiting an Assistant University Librarian for Library Information Technology.

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Under the general direction of the University Librarian, the Assistant University Librarian for Library Information Technology (AUL-LIT) provides leadership and strategic direction for all library information technology services and infrastructure in support of library operations and access to information.

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Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew Confirmed as Director of the IMLS

Dr. Kathryn K. Matthewhas been confirmed as Director of the IMLS.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Trained as a scientist, Dr. Matthew's 30-year museum career began in curatorial, collections management, and research roles at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and Cranbrook Institute of Science. She worked with a variety of collections including ornithology, paleontology, fine arts, and anthropology. She then moved into management, exhibits and educational programs development, and fundraising and marketing roles, working at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, the Virginia Museum of Natural History, The Nature Conservancy, the Historic Charleston Foundation, and The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. She was also a science advisor for the IMAX film "Tropical Rainforest," produced by the Science Museum of Minnesota.

In addition she was Executive Director of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, a state-funded museum.

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Web & Digital Scholarship Librarian at University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi is recruiting a Web & Digital Scholarship Librarian.

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he successful candidate will be involved in the design, development and maintenance of all aspects of the University Libraries' web presence, web applications and many new and existing digital scholarship services and projects. This position resides within Public Services and reports to the Head of Web and Digital Scholarship.

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"Data Management Practices Across an Institution: Survey and Report"

Cunera Buys and Pamela Shaw have published "Data Management Practices Across an Institution: Survey and Report" in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

Here's an excerpt:

A 21-question survey was distributed to approximately 12,940 faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral candidates, and selected research-affiliated staff at Northwestern's Evanston and Chicago Campuses. Survey questions solicited information regarding types and size of data, current and future needs for data storage, data retention and data sharing, what researchers are doing (or not doing) regarding data management planning, and types of training or assistance needed. There were 831 responses and 788 respondents completed the survey, for a response rate of approximately 6.4%.

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Digital Projects Librarian at Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the leadership of the Associate Director for Library Technology, the Digital Projects Librarian will be responsible for the planning and management of digital projects throughout the University Libraries environment. As a member of the Library Information Technology team, the Digital Projects Librarian will work across Library departments and with University-wide clients to assess complex digital project requirements and provide quality technical solutions. S/he will work with librarians and faculty members to digitize collections that will be of benefit to their courses and assignments, and faculty and/or student research projects

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"Do You Have an Institutional Data Policy? A Review of the Current Landscape of Library Data Services and Institutional Data Policies"

Kristin Briney et al. have published "Do You Have an Institutional Data Policy? A Review of the Current Landscape of Library Data Services and Institutional Data Policies" in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication,.

Here's an excerpt:

This study reviewed library data services efforts and institutional data policies of 206 American universities, drawn from the July 2014 Carnegie list of universities with "Very High" or "High" research activity designation. Twenty-four different characteristics relating to university type, library data services, policy type, and policy contents were examined.

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Technical Director at CLIR/DLF

CLIR/DLF is recruiting a Technical Director.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) seeks a highly skilled Technical Director to develop, integrate, and oversee a cohesive, dynamic, and growing set of information systems supporting the mission of CLIR and its varied initiatives, including the Digital Library Federation (DLF), Digitizing Hidden Collections, CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, and more.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at William Paterson University

William Paterson University is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Assistant Directors of the library, the Digital Initiatives Librarian is responsible for coordinating the planning, implementation and monitoring of digital projects, providing leadership in advancing infrastructures that support digital collections, and collaborating with various Library departments to configure and implement systems that realize the full potential of digital objects.

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