Digital Curation News (9/22/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

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Scholarly Communications Librarian at Central Washington University

Central Washington University is recruiting a Scholarly Communications Librarian.

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In collaboration with the Cataloging and Digital Initiatives Librarian, leads development and activities of the Library's Institutional Repository, including outreach initiatives and assessing the effectiveness of those initiatives and services. Collaborates with faculty, students and other campus partners on education resources, copyright compliance, scholarly communications programs, and designing and implementing assessment initiatives.

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A Selection of Research Data Management Tools Throughout the Data Lifecycle

Jan Krause has self-archived "A Selection of Research Data Management Tools Throughout the Data Lifecycle."

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In this document, several useful research data management tools are listed and described for each step of their research throughout the data lifecyle management.

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Digital Archivist at Walt Disney Studios

Walt Disney Studios is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

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As a member of the Walt Disney Animation Research Library (ARL), the Digital Archivist is responsible for building, organizing and maintaining the Walt Disney Animation Studio's digital production archive. The position is also responsible for liaising with production departments to ensure long-term storage viability of assets, creating policies and the day-to-day care and feeding of the repository.

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"Using Vine to Disseminate Library Information: A Practical Guide"

Antony Groves has published "Using Vine to Disseminate Library Information: A Practical Guide" in the LSE Impact Blog.

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There are a number of blog posts recommending Vine to librarians, featuring some excellent examples of how the app is being used by libraries . . . Despite this, Vine remains an under-used tool. One reason for this may be the absence of a clear guide on how to use Vine. The following article intends to address this issue by equipping practitioners with a short guide to creating Vines. It will begin by introducing Vine, explaining what it is and why it should be considered when promoting certain aspects of the Library. This will be followed by a five-step guide to creating Vines on Android devices and iPhones.

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Digital Projects Developer at Lewis & Clark College

Lewis & Clark College is recruiting a Digital Projects Developer.

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Reporting to the Digital Services Coordinator, the Digital Projects Developer performs advanced technical and creative work essential to Watzek Library's services and digital initiatives. The Developer authors and modifies web software code and installs, configures and administers web content management software. The Developer manages technical projects and assures that deadlines are met and deliverables achieved. The Developer configures, supports and manages library systems that facilitate internal library workflows.

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Monitoring the Transition to Open Access: A Report for the Universities UK Open Access Co-ordination Group

The Universities UK's Open Access Co-ordination Group has released Monitoring the Transition to Open Access: A Report for the Universities UK Open Access Co-ordination Group.

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This study was commissioned in response to a recommendation of the Finch Group in its second report in 2013 that reliable indicators should be gathered on key features of the transition to open access (OA) in the UK. The findings presented here are thus a first attempt at generating such indicators covering five sets of issues:

  • OA options available to authors . . . .
  • Accessibility. . . .
  • Usage. . . .
  • Financial sustainability for universities . . . .
  • Financial sustainability for learned societies

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Librarian (Data Curator) at Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation is recruiting a Librarian (Data Curator).

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  • Be responsible for researching best practices in data curation and preservation and making recommendations for improving NTL systems. Provide recommendations for (a) data standards, formats, and metadata policies; (b) data management and preservation plans; and (c) data dissemination and outreach activities.
  • Research metadata standards for all data formats and types, with a focus on needs for mid- and long-term preservation in order to keep abreast of developments in the areas of data management, data curation, and information sciences.

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"Campus Open Access Funds: Experiences of the KU ‘One University’ Open Access Author Fund"

Rachel Gyore et al. have published "Campus Open Access Funds: Experiences of the KU 'One University' Open Access Author Fund" in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

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This report documents the group's experience in developing eligibility criteria and administering the OA Fund. Here we provide insight into our efforts implementing the project, funding results, and plans for continuation. We share the results of the first two years of the OA Author Fund pilot and the lessons learned about open access fund administration.

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Digital Archivist at East Carolina University

East Carolina University is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

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Reporting to the Assistant Director for Special Collections, the Digital Archivist provides key support to the University Archives and Records Program. The successful candidate will: 1. Develop a sustainable born digital e-records management system; 2. Develop procedures for ensuring the long-term preservation of digital materials found in manuscript collections; 3. Participate in the division's ongoing implementation of archival content management systems; 4. Work with the Digital Collections Librarian to ensure the online accessibility of finding aids; and 5. Work with staff throughout the division to select materials for digitization.

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"Scholarship beyond the Word"

Tara McPherson has published "Scholarship beyond the Word" in EDUCAUSE Review.

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If the early web tended to privilege text, today's web is deeply multimodal-full of image, sound, and video. The online photo-sharing site Flickr hosts billions of images, with roughly 1.83 million images uploaded daily in 2014; Instagram, launched in 2010, now surpasses 70 million photo uploads a day. An average of 300 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute.

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Humanities And Digital Scholarship Librarian at Grinnell College

Grinnell College is recruiting a Humanities And Digital Scholarship Librarian .

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The Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian will serve as academic liaison for Chinese and Japanese, Classics, German, Music, Russian, and Theatre and Dance, providing faculty contact, reference consultation with students and faculty, research literacy teaching, and collection development. In addition, this librarian will be responsible for consulting with faculty, staff, and students from across the College on projects related to digital publishing and digital exhibitions, as well as on emerging forms of digital scholarship. In collaboration with other College staff, the Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian will help to ensure that these projects reflect best practices related to long-term digital preservation, accessibility, copyright, open access, and emerging methods of scholarly communication.

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"The Digital Humanities Are Alive and Well and Blooming: Now What?"

Nancy L. Maron has published "The Digital Humanities Are Alive and Well and Blooming: Now What?" in EDUCAUSE Review.

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We sought to understand how institutions were handling DH projects: from conception to creation, then on to promotion and dissemination, and finally to ongoing support. Which units on campus currently "own" the different phases of support, and who should? Do the efforts contributed by different groups on one campus add up to a coherent plan for creating, supporting, and sustaining the impact of these works? And what sort of institutional model might best accomplish all of this?

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Digital Curation News (9/17/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

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Digital Publishing Coodinator at University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is recruiting a Digital Publishing Coodinator.

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The Digital Publishing Coordinator is primarily responsible for the management, performance, and completion of digital publishing projects, including overseeing the publication of journal issues, books, and digital projects. This position is responsible for preparing and producing scholarly content for publication online and in print. The Digital Publishing Coordinator also assists in acquiring and developing new scholarly publication projects.

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"The Presence of High-impact Factor Open Access Journals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (STEM) Disciplines"

Annarita Barbara et al. have published "The Presence of High-impact Factor Open Access Journals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (STEM) Disciplines" in the Italian Journal of Library, Archives, and Information Science.

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The present study means to establish to what extent high-quality open access journals are available as an outlet for publication, by examining their distribution in different scientific disciplines, including the distribution of those journals without article processing charges. The study is based on a systematic comparison between the journals included in the DOAJ, and the journals indexed in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Science edition 2013, released by Thomson Reuters. The impact factor of Open Access (OA) journals was lower than those of other journals by a small but statistically significant amount. Open access journals are present in the upper quartile (by impact factor) of 85 out of 176 (48.8%) categories examined. There were no OA journals with an Impact Factor in only 16 categories (9%).

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Assistant Director For Digital Scholarship at University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania, is recruiting an Assistant Director For Digital Scholarship.

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Under the general direction of the Director of Teaching, Research, and Learning Services, the Assistant Director for Digital Scholarship leads of a team of professionals that initiate and collaborate on digital scholarship initiatives throughout the Penn Libraries, with Penn faculty and staff partners campus-wide, and beyond. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable of contemporary digital library standards for the creation, management, description and preservation of digital objects in all formats, both simple and complex, and tracks development of standards and community practice in emerging areas of digital library engagement, such as data management/curation and linked data. S/he is familiar with the use of technology, digital analytical and processing techniques, and markup standards used by faculty instructors and researchers, has experience with open access publishing, and repository services, and is comfortable engaging faculty to foster digital library integration into the scholarly enterprise as appropriate.

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"Enduring Access to Rich Media Content: Understanding Use and Usability Requirements"

Madeleine Casad wt al. have published "Enduring Access to Rich Media Content: Understanding Use and Usability Requirements" in D-Lib Magazine.

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Through an NEH-funded initiative, Cornell University Library is creating a technical, curatorial, and managerial framework for preserving access to complex born-digital new media objects. The Library's Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art provides the testbed for this project. This collection of complex interactive born-digital artworks are used by students, faculty, and artists from various disciplines. Interactive digital assets are far more complex to preserve and manage than single uniform digital media files. The preservation model developed will apply not merely to new media artworks, but to other rich digital media environments. This article describes the project's findings and discoveries, focusing on a user survey conducted with the aim of creating user profiles and use cases for born-digital assets like those in the testbed collection.

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Digital Curation News (9/16/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

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Digital Projects Librarian at Cornell University

Cornell University is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

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Cornell University Library's Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services (DSPS) unit seeks a Digital Projects Librarian who will coordinate digital collection projects and provide oversight for objectives of digital preservation. Reporting to the Digital Curation Services Lead, the Digital Projects Librarian will be an important member in the Digital Curation Services team, which has as its mission to coordinate CUL's overall digital preservation program and facilitate the creation of a cohesive service framework.

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Libraries at the Crossroads

The Pew Research Center has released Libraries at the Crossroads.

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A new survey from Pew Research Center brings this complex situation into stark relief. Many Americans say they want public libraries to:

  • support local education;
  • serve special constituents such as veterans, active-duty military personnel and immigrants;
  • help local businesses, job seekers and those upgrading their work skills;
  • embrace new technologies such as 3-D printers and provide services to help patrons learn about high-tech gadgetry.

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Digital Projects Programmer at Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University is recruiting a Digital Projects Programmer.

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The Computer Analyst 3 works as part of a team to ensure the successful development, implementation and maintenance of the applications and digital infrastructure that support LSU Libraries' digital projects and services.

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"Important Win for Fair Use in ‘Dancing Baby’ Lawsuit"

The EFF has released "Important Win for Fair Use in 'Dancing Baby' Lawsuit."

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) represents Stephanie Lenz, who-back in 2007-posted a 29-second video to YouTube of her children dancing in her kitchen. The Prince song "Let's Go Crazy" was playing on a stereo in the background of the short clip. Universal Music Group sent YouTube a notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), claiming that the family video infringed the copyright in Prince's song. EFF sued Universal on Lenz's behalf, arguing that Universal abused the DMCA by improperly targeting a lawful fair use.

Today [September 14, 2015], the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that copyright holders like Universal must consider fair use before trying to remove content from the Internet. It also rejected Universal's claim that a victim of takedown abuse cannot vindicate her rights if she cannot show actual monetary loss.

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Digital Archivist at University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

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Reporting to the department Head, the Digital Archivist will play a key role in planning and implementing a robust digitization program for the department. The incumbent will also work with Special Collections & Archives staff in providing research and information services to the Library community and beyond.

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Guidelines for the Evaluation of Digital Scholarship in History

The American Historical Association has released Guidelines for the Evaluation of Digital Scholarship in History.

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The American Historical Association has established this committee to help ensure that our profession acts in far-sighted ways as the digital presence grows. Most concretely, it seeks to help clarify the policies associated with the evaluation of scholarly work in digital forms. . . .

Because academic contributions in the emergent digital environment can take many forms, the AHA has asked the committee to examine not only "work that can be seen as analogous to print scholarship that is reviewable by peers (i.e. journal articles and books), but also to address the myriad uses of digital technology for research, teaching, pedagogy, and even some that might be described as service."

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