Digital Curation News (1/29/2016) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

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Digital Scholarship Librarian at Utah State University

Utah State University is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

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Reporting to the Head of Digital Initiatives, the position is a 12-month, tenure track faculty appointment with rank as Assistant Librarian. The Digital Scholarship Librarian works both independently and in a collaborative environment to educate the USU community about the creation and use of digital content with particular emphasis on DigitalCommons and the Digital Library.

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"Practical Digital Forensics at Accession for Born-Digital Institutional Records"

Gregory Wiedeman has published "Practical Digital Forensics at Accession for Born-Digital Institutional Records" in Code4Lib Journal.

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Archivists have developed a consensus that forensic disk imaging is the easiest and most effective way to preserve the authenticity and integrity of born-digital materials. Yet, disk imaging also has the potential to conflict with the needs of institutional archives – particularly those governed by public records laws. An alternative possibility is to systematically employ digital forensics tools during accession to acquire a limited amount of contextual metadata from filesystems. This paper will discuss the development of a desktop application that enables records creators to transfer digital records while employing basic digital forensics tools records' native computing environment to gather record-events from NTFS filesystems.

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Publishing Services Librarian at University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is recruiting a Publishing Services Librarian.

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We are seeking an outgoing, proactive, engaged professional who can develop collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and students throughout the University to provide consultations on scholarly publishing topics as well as launching new publications. This professional will also be responsible for creating new tools, programs, and initiatives that respond to changes in scholarly publishing needs. Areas of responsibility include content management of the 2 publishing platforms we are currently working with (be- press' Digital Commons and a locally installed Word- press instance), overall management of all new publication launches, the publication proposal review process, and consultations on scholarly publishing topics.

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Berkman Center Releases Amber, a Web Preservation Tool

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society has released Amber.

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The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to release Amber, a free software tool for WordPress and Drupal that preserves content and prevents broken links. When installed on a blog or website, Amber can take a snapshot of the content of every linked page, ensuring that even if those pages are interfered with or blocked, the original content will be available.

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Media Archivist at Oregon Public Broadcasting

Oregon Public Broadcasting is recruiting a Media Archivist.

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Manage Digital Asset Management system as well as maintain metadata structures and taxonomies. Manage volunteers, interns and temporary staff. Direct staff of content distribution specialists available for day-to-day functions of ingest and distribution of content.

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DuraSpace and LYRASIS Boards Approve "Intent to Merge"

The DuraSpace and LYRASIS Boards have approved an "Intent to Merge".

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The respective boards unanimously approved an "Intent to Merge", which means the organizations, having done a careful initial investigation, will move into a public phase to consider an official plan and pathway for the potential coming together, including a full analysis of member benefits. The decision to eventually come together is not yet final. In this public phase of investigation, each organization seeks feedback from members of their organizations and will investigate carefully the value of all services, projects, membership models and organizational cultures to ensure a smooth transition for members of both organizations should a merger agreement occur.

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Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources at University of California, Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley is recruiting an Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources.

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The AUL manages the library's scholarly communications, acquisitions, and preservation units and collaborates closely with other leadership team members. The position has four direct reports and approximately 27 FTE staff and engages in matrix management to lead cross- cutting programs related to this portfolio.

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Digital Culture 2015

Nesta, the Arts Council England, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council have released Digital Culture 2015.

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The 2015 report provides analysis on the period 2013-2015, giving a detailed sense of how the picture is changing for arts and cultural organisations. This year's report shows that while the positive impact of technology on organisations remains high, there is a gap between the ambition of arts and cultural organisations in relation to digital technology and their ability to execute on those ambitions.

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Data/GIS Technology Lead at University of California, Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley is recruiting a Data/GIS Technology Lead.

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This position supports the Library's data applications, including GIS, and other digital library programs and will adopt, adapt, develop and maintain software to provide a web-based geospatial discovery and access portal using open source technologies in an inter-institutional, community-based, development effort. The successful candidate will work to provision the necessary computing systems to support data services and implement and manage spatial data infrastructure, including administration of specialized GIS applications, including geoserver, geohydra, geoblacklight.

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"Bibliometric and Benchmark Analysis of Gold Open Access in Spain: Big Output and Little Impact"

Daniel Torres-Salinas et al. have published "Bibliometric and Benchmark Analysis of Gold Open Access in Spain: Big Output and Little Impact" in El Profesional de la Información.

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This bibliometric study analyzes the research output produced by Spain during the 2005-2014 time period in Open Access (OA) journals indexed in Web of Science.. . . . Spain is the second highest ranking European country with gold OA publication output and the fourth highest in Open Access output (9%). . . . Spain's normalized citation impact in Open access (0.72) is lower than the world average and that of the main European countries.

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Web Developer at Ohio State University

Ohio State University is recruiting a Web Developer.

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Here's primarily what you'll be doing: Building websites and digital exhibits on PHP-based content management systems; developing modules and plugins with custom functionality; translating graphic designs into HTML, CSS and JavaScript; making sure websites are mobile responsive and universally-accessible Providing CMS technical support; may supervise student employees.

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Amazon and Empty Storefronts

The American Booksellers Association and Civic Economics have released Amazon and Empty Storefronts.

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In 2014, Amazon sold $44.1 billion worth of retail goods nationwide, all while avoiding $625 million in state and local sales taxes.

That is the equivalent of 3,215 retail storefronts. . . which might have paid $420 million in property taxes.

A total of more than $1 billion in revenue lost to state and local governments, $8.48 for every household in America.

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"An Update on Peer Review and Research Data"

Fiona Murphy has published "An Update on Peer Review and Research Data" in Learned Publishing.

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As has been outlined here, the question of how to review research data and incorporate this into the publication process remains a knotty one. Various groups have made a certain amount of progress with potential recommendations, and domain-related and technical support functions are also emerging. However, the critical mass of active researchers has so far failed to engage.

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"Peer Review in Megajournals Compared with Traditional Scholarly Journals: Does It Make a Difference?"

Bo-Christer Björk and Paul Catani have published "Peer Review in Megajournals Compared with Traditional Scholarly Journals: Does It Make a Difference?" in Learned Publishing.

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We report on a small pilot study in which we looked at the citation distributions for articles in megajournals compared with journals with traditional peer review, which also evaluate articles for contribution and novelty. We found that elite journals with very low acceptance rates have far fewer articles with no or few citations, but that the long tail of articles with two citations or less was actually bigger in a sample of selective traditional journals in comparison with megajournals.

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Web Services Librarian at University of Texas at Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas is recruiting a Web Services Librarian.

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The position will provide leadership in designing, developing and supporting the Library's virtual presence on the web. This position will supervise Library web support staff and collaborate with librarians and staff to offer innovative, new digital library services at UT Dallas.

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TRLN Technology Initiatives Coordinator at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting a TRLN Technology Initiatives Coordinator.

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A newly-envisioned position, the TRLN Technology Initiatives Coordinator will work closely with talented librarians, technologists, and developers across four academic institutions to lead the development of a variety of applications and systems that support the discovery and delivery of library materials owned by the four member institutions in support of research and instruction for faculty, staff and students at all four universities.

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Software Engineer at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is recruiting a Software Engineer.

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The successful candidate will engage in digital preservation strategies and repository systems research within the Digital Library Development team and support an expanding suite data and informatics technologies within the library.

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"Data Literacy Training Needs of Biomedical Researchers"

Lisa M. Federer, Ya-Ling Lu, and Douglas J. Joubert, have published "Data Literacy Training Needs of Biomedical Researchers" in the Journal of the Medical Library Association.

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This article reports on an exploratory study that expands on the existing literature by considering the data literacy training needs of career-level researchers and related staff. This study was conducted to inform the development of the data services program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library, which serves staff at NIH and other agencies in the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Michigan DPLA Service Hub Coordinator at University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is recruiting a Michigan DPLA Service Hub Coordinator.

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Under the guidance of the Michigan DPLA Steering Committee, this role will serve as the primary point of contact between Michigan "sub-hubs" and DPLA, and will be responsible for coordinating metadata aggregation between partner institutions located throughout the state. Additionally, responsibilities will include managing knowledge sharing between Michigan "sub-hubs," providing training, onboarding new partners, high level metadata quality control, and liaison to statewide outreach efforts in partnership with a wide range of contributors.

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Open Science, Open Data, Open Access

UKeiG has released Open Science, Open Data, Open Access for non-members.

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Open Science is shown to be moving centre-stage, with a rationale of improving efficiency in science; increasing transparency and quality in the research validation process; speeding the transfer of knowledge; increasing knowledge spill-overs to the economy; addressing global challenges more effectively; and promoting citizens' engagement in science and research.

Open Data is shown to have undergone a surge in practical development, mirroring the well established repositories for research outputs. The development and application of model policies and of principles is also discussed.

The current major developments in Open Access are discussed in detail, including the identification and mirroring of success factors in funders' and institutions' policies and mandates for driving Open Access deposits and the growth in Gold Open Access.

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Informatics Project Coordinator at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is recruiting an Informatics Project Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University Libraries of Virginia Tech seek a project coordinator for an expanding suite of informatics consulting services. This new position is part of a team of data and informatics consultants offering critical and sophisticated new technology development services that enhance the scholarly, scientific, and creative expression of researchers at Virginia Tech. Ideal candidates will have experience working in or alongside the software development cycle, technical project management experience, web development and programming skills, and knowledge of digital research methods.

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"Tracing Digital Footprints to Academic Articles: An Investigation of PeerJ Publication Referral Data"

Xianwen Wang, Shenmeng Xu, and Zhichao Fang have self-archived "Tracing Digital Footprints to Academic Articles: An Investigation of PeerJ Publication Referral Data."

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In this study, we propose a novel way to explore the patterns of people's visits to academic articles. About 3.4 million links to referral source of visitors of 1432 papers published in the journal of PeerJ are collected and analyzed. We find that at least 57% visits are from external referral sources, among which General Search Engine, Social Network, and News & Blog are the top three categories of referrals. Academic Resource, including academic search engines and academic publishers' sites, is the fourth largest category of referral sources. In addition, our results show that Google contributes significantly the most in directing people to scholarly articles. . . . Correlation analysis and regression analysis indicates that papers with more mentions are expected to have more visitors, and Facebook, Twitter and Reddit are the most commonly used social networking tools that refer people to PeerJ.

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Information Technology Specialist (Data Specialist) at Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is recruiting an Information Technology Specialist (Data Specialist).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position serves as an IT specialist (Data Specialist) on the Web Archiving team in the Office of Technology Policy, Library Services. The purpose of this position is to provide support for the technical operations of the Library's Web Archiving program, which collects and preserves born-digital web content for the Library's collections. This position will involve solving problems relate to transfer of large amounts of data from external institutions and within the Library, investigating issues with harvested data, managing and organizing content and metadata about the archived content, and to provide analysis of reports and data about the crawls to enable better capture and management of preserved born-digital content.

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