Archive for 2016

DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 1/24/2017

Posted in Announcements on December 16th, 2016

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 1/24/2017.

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Digital Curation News (12/16/2016) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

Posted in Digital Curation News on December 16th, 2016

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Business & Social Science Informationist/Data Librarian at University of Cincinnati

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 16th, 2016

The University of Cincinnati is recruiting a Business & Social Science Informationist/Data Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The incumbent will work collaboratively with business and social science faculty and with UCL faculty and staff to design, develop, and implement a suite of cohesive services for faculty and students in business and the social sciences for data access, management and preservation.

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AAP and RIAA (and Others) Send Letters to Trump

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on December 16th, 2016

The AAP and the RIAA (and others) have send letters to Donald Trump expressing copyright concerns.

Here's the AAP letter.

Here's an excerpt:

Provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), which Congress enacted in 1998 to encourage online availability of popular copyrighted works while promoting a balance of interests and cooperation between copyright owners and Internet service providers in dealing with online infringement of such works, wildly succeeded in encouraging such availability. However, the relevant DMCA provisions do not achieve that intended balance and cooperation due to numerous instances of judicial misapplication and the unanticipated appearance of service provider business models that foster, exploit and profit from online infringement by their users while offering only token compliance with the law.

Here's the RIAA letter.

Here's an excerpt:

However, much more needs to be done. Search engines, user upload content platforms, hosting companies, and domain name registrars and registries should follow others' example to effectively stop theft and assure fair payment.

Further, there is a massive "value grab" as some of these corporations weaken intellectual property rights for America's creators by exploiting legal loopholes never intended for them—perversely abusing U.S. law to underpay music creators, thus harming one of America's economic and job engines.

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Faculty Associate Office of the Library at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 16th, 2016

The UT Southwestern Medical Center is recruiting a Faculty Associate Office of the Library.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position will develop and manage the digital program and infrastructure for the UT Southwestern Archives and History of Medicine Collection and promote digital collections and services for the department to ensure integration with library initiatives.

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Open Research Funders Group Launched

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Grants on December 16th, 2016

The Open Research Funders Group has been launched.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Eight highly-visible organizations today announced the launch of the Open Research Funders Group, a partnership designed to increase access to research outputs. With nearly $5 billion in combined annual grants conferred, these organizations are committed to using their positions to foster more open sharing of research articles and data. This openness, the members believe, will accelerate the pace of discovery, reduce information-sharing gaps, encourage innovation, and promote reproducibility.

Inaugural members of the Open Research Funders Group (ORFG) include the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the American Heart Association, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Digital Art: November’s Charcoal Drawings, Color Pencil Drawings, Pastel Drawings, and Oil Paintings

Posted in Digital Art on December 16th, 2016

In November, I continued to transform public domain photos into charcoal drawings, color pencil drawings, pastel drawings, and oil paintings using a variety of Photoshop plug-ins and Topaz Impression. Full-size images (8×10" or 8×12") and descriptions of the processing steps involved are available on Flickr.

Digital Color Pencil Drawing of Docked Ships in Hamburg

Digital Oil Painting of La Porte du Scex

Digital Charcoal Drawing of Oscar Wilde

Digital Color Pencil Drawing of an Irish Farmer

Digital Pastel Drawing of a Boat on Loch Katrine

Digital Oil Painting of a Woman in Sunglasses at a Banana Cart

Digital Chalk and Charcoal Drawing of the Naerodalen Valley

| Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Digital Artist |

Digital Collections Librarian at University of Kentucky

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 15th, 2016

The University of Kentucky is recruiting a Digital Collections Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Collections Librarian has responsibility to create the digital collections for the law library. In addition, this position will create and curate according to appropriate professional standards the print archive collections held by the law library. Responsibilities include overseeing the law library's presence within UKnowledge and serve as the liaison with main library for UKnowledge management; identifying and converting materials into appropriate format with appropriate metadata; and scanning and uploading law library special collections to create the digital collections within UKnowledge.

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Draft Model Publishing Contracts for Digital Scholarship Released

Posted in Copyright, Publishing, Scholarly Books on December 15th, 2016

Emory University and the University of Michigan have released draft versions of two model publishing contracts for digital scholarship.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

In order to ensure this contract meets the needs of both authors and publishers, we are soliciting feedback from authors, publishers, and other interested stakeholders, and will make draft versions of these documents publicly available for comment. Materials will be available for review until February 15, 2017, at which time we will incorporate feedback into a revised version of the documents, which will be shared publicly and available for adoption, reuse, and modification.

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Research Data Workflows Specialist at University of Michigan

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 15th, 2016

The University of Michigan is recruiting a Research Data Workflows Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Research Data Workflows Specialist will advance the library's mission to create and sustain data services for the campus that support the mission of the University of Michigan researchers through Research Data Services (RDS), a new and growing initiative that will build the next generation of data curation systems. A key focus of this position will be to understand and connect with the various disciplinary workflows on campus in order to inform the development of our technical infrastructure and data services.

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Senate Unanimously Passes OPEN Government Data Act

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Legislation and Government Regulation on December 15th, 2016

The US Senate has passed the OPEN Government Data Act.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.). The bipartisan bill will require public data to be accessible at Data.gov so individuals, organizations, and other government offices can utilize it.

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UX Designer at California Digital Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 14th, 2016

The California Digital Library is recruiting a UX Designer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As a member of the CDL User Experience (UX) Team, the UX Designer will work with the UX team to collaboratively support the CDL program and service managers in the development and improvement of UC Libraries' user services.

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"Piracy, Public Access, and Preservation: An Exploration of Sustainable Accessibility in a Public Torrent Index"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on December 14th, 2016

John Martin has self-archived "Piracy, Public Access, and Preservation: An Exploration of Sustainable Accessibility in a Public Torrent Index."

Here's an excerpt:

Using a snapshot of torrents on the site, this study considers the potential for torrent networks to preserve and provide access to cultural materials in the form of digital media content. Metadata from 2.1 million torrents were categorized by media type and the robustness of given torrents was assessed. Trends over time, such as number of uploads and volume, were also investigated. This study found that relatively few torrents exhibit long-term survivability, even though the overall volume in the index shows continuous increase.

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Scholarly Communications Librarian at University of California, San Diego

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 14th, 2016

The University of California, San Diego is recruiting a Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Scholarly Communications Librarian provides leadership and develops strategies for the effective promulgation of information about scholarly communications and open access publishing issues to campus user communities.

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"On the Origin of Nonequivalent States: How We Can Talk about Preprints"

Posted in Open Access, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on December 14th, 2016

Cameron Neylon et al. have self-archived "On the Origin of Nonequivalent States: How We Can Talk about Preprints."

Here's an excerpt:

In this paper, we argue that these discussions often conflate two separate issues, the history of the manuscript and the status granted it by different communities. In this paper, we propose a new model that distinguishes the characteristics of the object, its "state", from the subjective "standing" granted to it by different communities. This provides a way to discuss the difference in practices between communities, which will deliver more productive conversations and facilitate negotiation on how to collectively improve the process of scholarly communications not only for preprints but other forms of scholarly contributions.

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Head of the Digital Library Program at UCLA

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 13th, 2016

UCLA is recruiting a Head of the Digital Library Program.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research and Development, the Head of the Digital Library Program works with the Digital Library Architect and other senior departmental managers to establish the vision, set strategic goals and identify projects and priorities for the Digital Library Program. The Head of the Digital Library Program manages day-to-day activities, collaborates closely with library and campus partners on DLP, establishes and adheres to policies and procedures, and ensures overall coherence within the organization. The Head of the DLP advocates and promotes the DLP within the library and across the UCLA campus.

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"CiteScore—Flawed but Still A Game Changer"

Posted in Scholarly Metrics on December 13th, 2016

Phil Davis has published "CiteScore—Flawed but Still A Game Change" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Here's an excerpt:

The CiteScore metric is controversial because of its overt biases against journals that publish a lot of front-matter. Nevertheless, for most academic journals, CiteScore will provide rankings that are similar to the Impact Factor.

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Senior DevOps Engineer at NYPL

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 13th, 2016

NYPL is recruiting a Senior DevOps Engineer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Senior DevOps Engineer will work within a team that provides engineering services to meet the needs of NYPL’s Digital team and other business units. He or she will collaborate with other engineers and application developers to determine the most effective way to build infrastructure in Amazon Web Services. The individual will focus on building simple, repeatable, systems that provide necessary computing resources in a cost-effective, secure, manner.

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Keepers of Our Digital Future: An Assessment of the National Digital Stewardship Residencies, 2013-2016

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Reports and White Papers on December 13th, 2016

CLIR has released Keepers of Our Digital Future: An Assessment of the National Digital Stewardship Residencies, 2013-2016.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

In September 2015, IMLS awarded CLIR a grant to investigate the early impacts of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) programs, in order to inform subsequent development of similar programs by others with a vested interest in building professional capacity to preserve digital information. Keepers of Our Digital Future provides a formative evaluation of the early residencies, based on surveys and interviews with NDSR participants and supervisors from the Washington, D.C., New York, and Boston programs. The authors offer a series of findings and recommendations for future programs, noting that as the model is reproduced, there is a greater need for national-level coordination and communication across programs.

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Digital Humanities Librarian at University of California, Santa Cruz

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 12th, 2016

The University of California, Santa Cruz is recruiting a Digital Humanities Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Humanities Librarian will work in the Digital Scholarship Commons (DSC), a new and growing unit that supports innovative teaching and research on campus. We seek a collaborative, enthusiastic and creative librarian who is skilled at using technology to support interdisciplinary digital research projects in the humanities and across campus to serve as the first Digital Humanities Librarian.

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Assessing the Operation of Copyright and Related Rights Systems: Methodology Framework

Posted in Copyright on December 12th, 2016

The Finnish Foundation for Cultural Policy Research has released Assessing the Operation of Copyright and Related Rights Systems: Methodology Framework.

Here's an excerpt:

The methodology, such as it is outlined in the framework, can serve as a basis for the formulation of copyright and related rights policies and strategies at the national level. It can therefore facilitate further development of the copyright system. The methodology framework consists of relevant key indicators that are useful in identifying trends and good practices while acknowledging the different contexts in which the national copyright systems operate. Assessing the operation of the copyright system increases transparency and provides an information base for public discussion on copyright policy.

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Associate Director for Scholarly Resources at the University of Oxford

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 12th, 2016

The University of Oxford is recruiting an Associate Director for Scholarly Resources.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

We are looking to recruit an Associate Director for Scholarly Resources, to lead two key departments within the Bodleian Libraries: Collections Management and Bodleian Digital Library Services and Systems (BDLSS). . . .

As Associate Director for Scholarly Resources, you will be a member of the Bodleian Libraries Senior Management Team. You will manage a staff of 150 and an annual budget in excess of £3.5m, as well as shared oversight of the £7m materials budget with the Deputy Librarian, and significant funding in support of special projects.

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"Campus Shootings and Library Security Covered in Research Library Issues"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on December 12th, 2016

ARL has released "Campus Shootings and Library Security Covered in Research Library Issues."

Here's an excerpt:

How can research libraries handle and recover from "active shooter" incidents? The latest issue of Research Library Issues (RLI) features two articles that describe campus shootings and library response.

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Digital Curation News (12/9/2016) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

Posted in Digital Curation News on December 9th, 2016

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Repository Specialist (Data Operations) at Stanford University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 9th, 2016

Stanford University is recruiting a Repository Specialist (Data Operations) (3 year fixed term position).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Repository Specialist (Data Operations) supports the current and evolving operations of the Stanford Digital Repository. The role is focused on: managing projects to accession digital content from a wide variety of sources, including publishers, researchers and aggregators, into the repository for long term management and discovery; developing and improving processes to analyze, extract, transform, and load data in the library's enterprise digital library systems; and contributing to the development of new data models informed by the semantic web and current and emerging data standards.

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