Web Services Librarian at University of Montana

The University of Montana is recruiting a Web Services Librarian.

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Reporting to the Head of the Information and Research Services Division, the Web Services Librarian will also provide research and instruction services to faculty, students, and staff, and will partner with faculty to develop and expand online library services to support research and the educational mission of the University.

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"Transforming Roles: Canadian Academic Librarians Embedded in Faculty Research Projects"

College & Research Libraries has released an e-print of "Transforming Roles: Canadian Academic Librarians Embedded in Faculty Research Projects."

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This article describes how a selected sample of Canadian academic librarians became embedded in faculty research projects and describes their experiences of participating in research teams. Conducted as a series of semi-structured interviews, this qualitative study illustrates the emerging opportunities and challenges of the librarian-researcher role and how it is transforming the Canadian university library.

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Digital Projects Coordinator at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is recruiting a Digital Projects Coordinator.

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The Digital Projects Coordinator manages projects for the newly launched Digital Imaging Service serving the campus as well as regional museums and archives. . . . The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help establish and expand a nascent digitization program at a Carnegie R1: Research University and ARL member library, work with diverse collections such as historic archival materials and artifacts, fascinating biodiversity specimens such as fossils, insects, and minerals, while also exploring the application of new technologies such as 3D imaging and representation.

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"Migrating 2 and 3D Datasets: Preserving AutoCAD at the Archaeology Data Service"

Katie Green, Kieron Niven, and Georgina Field have published "Migrating 2 and 3D Datasets: Preserving AutoCAD at the Archaeology Data Service" in the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.

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The lessons learnt during the largescale CAD migration process presented in this paper provide an important insight into the digital preservation component of Research Data Management practice.

While the overall migration process presented in this paper was not a strict migration according to the OAIS model and in many cases essentially involved "re-archiving" data, the exercise itself was necessary for the long-term preservation of the data and was undertaken in such a way as to achieve the best possible outcome for both the ADS and data consumers. While elements of the process were both laborious and time consuming (and therefore costly), as a result of having to reassess original files in the SIP, this highlights the benefits of normalizing data at the point of ingest and the production of homogenous AIPs to stable, reliable standards and formats, reaffirming the importance of professional Research Data Management and preservation practices.

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Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian at MIT

MIT is recruiting a Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian .

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Will help design and implement a skills-building educational program in research methods, new research tools, data management, collaborative scholarship platforms, and digital presentation/publishing; engage with library and scholarly organizations to further knowledge of trends and issues related to humanities scholarship in order to contribute to strategic change; serve as a liaison for history and selected other humanities subjects, delivering a program of services and products to support faculty and student success in research, teaching, and learning; provide instruction in research skills and strategies, collaborate and consult on digital projects, develop customized resources to support student learning, and ensure that constituencies can make effective use of library services and resources; and collaborate on selecting resources, providing reference services, and participating on cross-unit projects.

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Knowledge Unbound: Selected Writings on Open Access, 2002-2011

The MIT Press has released Knowledge Unbound: Selected Writings on Open Access, 2002-2011 by Peter Suber.

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This book is a selection of my writings on OA, mostly from the newsletter [Free Online Scholarship Newsletter/SPARC Open Access Newsletter]. The hardest part of putting it together was deciding what to omit. Our first whack at a selection was much too large for a single volume and we had to cut more than 20 whole essays. Our second whack was more feasible, but by the time we agreed on it I'd written half a dozen new articles and wanted to include a few of them.

In the end, we selected these 44 pieces published between March 2002 and March 2011. I've abridged some to minimize repetition, but haven't otherwise modified the texts.

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Digital Assets Specialist at Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is recruiting a Digital Assets Specialist.

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The position serves as the Digital Assets Specialist in the American Folklife Center (AFC) within Library Services and reports directly to the VHP Collections Head. The purpose of this position is to oversee the administration of VHP's digital asset management program, including developing and managing bom-digital and reformatted collection processing workflows.

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How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Publications

Simon Inger Consulting Ltd has released How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Publications.

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This report is the output of a large-scale survey of readers of scholarly publications (n=40439) and their behaviour in the discovery of journal articles and online books. The survey was conducted during October, November, and December of 2015. While usage statistics and analytics gathered by publishers, libraries and intermediaries can give us a partial view of discovery behaviour, there are many gaps in the knowledge that these can provide which we have endeavoured to fill by aski ng readers what tools they use in discovery.

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Digital Archive Project Librarian at University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is recruiting a Digital Archive Project Librarian. Terminates on 11/30/2017.

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The Digital Archive Project Librarian creates and manages the digital production and ingest for the project to digitize and make available online the papers of Gabriel Garcia Marquez via the Center's digital asset management system, CONTENTdm.

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"Digital Piracy Debunked: A Short Note on Digital Threats and Intermediary Liability"

The Center for Internet and Society has released "Digital Piracy Debunked: A Short Note on Digital Threats and Intermediary Liability."

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This short paper shows that the "digital threat" discourse is based on shaky grounds. Two related arguments might run against this approach. First, market conditions might incentivise piracy. Additionally, there are raising doubts over the argument that piracy is a threat to creativity, especially in the digital environment.

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Digital Library Software Developer at UCLA

UCLA is recruiting a Digital Library Software Developer.

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Under the direction of the Digital Library Architect, the Digital Library Software Developer (DLSD) provides systems analysis and programming to develop custom software programs with source data from a locally-developed legacy Digital Assets Management System (DAMS) and Fedora Commons open source DAMS.

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"Library Leadership for the Digital Age"

Ithaka S+R has released "Library Leadership for the Digital Age."

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Users think libraries are—or at least should be—digital. And yet, we in academic libraries are still counting how many of everything we have in our local collections. We brag about how big we are or how specialized we are. We advertise our job openings with language suggesting that our size is an indicator of greatness. But as libraries become digital, the language about size or subject strength seems slightly ridiculous.

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Vanderbilt University Gets $1.5 Million Grant for Center for Digital Humanities

Vanderbilt University has received a $1.5 million grant for a Center for Digital Humanities.

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Vanderbilt University has received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Digital Humanities. The trans-institutional initiative will further Vanderbilt's commitment to becoming a national hub of innovative digital humanities scholarship.

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"Making Sense of Researcher Services"

Justin Shanks and Kenning Arlitsch have published "Making Sense of Researcher Services" in the Journal of Library Administration.

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In this article we establish three categories (author/researcher identification, academic/professional networking, and reference/citation management) and examine nineteen services that fit into those categories.

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Web Applications Developer at National Network of Libraries of Medicine

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is recruiting a Web Applications Developer.

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The Web Applications Developer is responsible for maintaining and enhancing NN/LM's online presence and reports to the NWSO Executive Director. . . . The position also requires managing the WordPress installation for RML blogs and newsletters and configuring add-ons to provide additional customization and functionality. The Web Applications Developer will also help the NWSO Executive Director and the NN/LM Training Office configure and maintain the course management system.

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Head of Library Technologies at State University of New York College at Oneonta

The State University of New York College at Oneonta is recruiting a Head of Library Technologies.

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Duties include but not limited to: overseeing hardware and software specific to the Library, web services, information access and production technologies, and the ILS; developing and implementing new and innovative technologies and services; planning and implementing upgrades; representing the Library's information technology interests within the College and in SUNY-wide initiatives; planning and implementing Library technology policies and procedures; training and supervision of the Library Technologies department personnel; and working in partnership with the ITS departments on campus.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of Nebraska at Omaha

The University of Nebraska at Omaha is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

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The Digital Initiatives Librarian has the primary responsibility for leading the development and activities of the university's digital collections, including planning for and administering tools, creating metadata, developing and conducting outreach initiatives, and assessing the effectiveness of initiatives and services. This position serves as the library's leading resource on copyright, fair use, and open access issues. Leads the development of digital initiatives by providing a full range of collection management, metadata, and sustainability services and best practices.

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"Open Access, Open Science, Open Society"

Thomas Margoni et al. have self-archived "Open Access, Open Science, Open Society."

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The goal of this paper is to demonstrate that Open Access is a key enabler of Open Science, which in turn will lead to a more Open Society. Furthermore, the paper argues that while legislative interventions play an important role in the top-down regulation of Open Access, legislators currently lack an informed and systematic vision on the role of Open Access in science and society. In this historical phase, other complementary forms of intervention (bottom-up) appear much more "informed" and effective. This paper, which intends to set the stage for future research, identifies a few pieces of the puzzle: the relationship between formal and informal norms in the field of Open Science and how these impact on intellectual property rights, the protection of personal data, the assessment of science and the technology employed for the communication of science.

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Digital Humanities Librarian at Cornell University

Cornell University is recruiting a Digital Humanities Librarian.

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The Digital Humanities Librarian will contribute to and provide leadership for a growing dynamic, multifaceted program that addresses the demand for digital scholarship support on campus, primarily in the College of Arts and Sciences. Working with arts, humanities, and social sciences scholars, faculty, and students, the Digital Humanities Librarian will foster successful use and integration of digital approaches to research, teaching, and learning.

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Creative Commons Integration, from A to Z

The Creative Commons has released Creative Commons Integration, from A to Z.

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What: This toolkit covers the elements for a basic Creative Commons platform integration, including aligning legal terms to CC tools; installing the CC license chooser; displaying CC licensed content with the correct logos and links; and how to communicate CC to your users.

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Digital Curation News (3/24/2016) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #preservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

| Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 5 | Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works and Supplement | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

Content and Applications Manager at Fenway Libraries Online

Fenway Libraries Online is recruiting a Content and Applications Manager.

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The Content and Applications Manager is responsible for content management across a range of applications and services. This includes: understanding and applying data models for bibliographic, authority, and digital object metadata; creating and maintaining configuration files in FLO applications; providing project management and user support; collaborating with FLO staff and library staff to evaluate, deploy and upgrade applications.

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Data and Technology Services Coordinator at UCLA

UCLA is recruiting a Data and Technology Services Coordinator.

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Reporting to the NN/LM PSR Associate Director, the Data and Technology Services Coordinator is responsible for the following duties:

  • Oversees the development, performance and ongoing evaluation of instructional and other support for biomedical big data, data plan management, and location/submission to data repositories to assist NN/LM PSR Network members.
  • Provides oversight for the NN/LM PSR website structure, content, and compliance with Section 508 accessibility regulations for website materials, and teaches courses that assist Network members with understanding these technological changes affecting libraries.

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"Dissertations and Data"

Joachim Schöpfel et al. have self-archived "Dissertations and Data."

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The keynote provides an overview on the field of research data produced by PhD students, in the context of open science, open access to research results, e-Science and the handling of electronic theses and dissertations. The keynote includes recent empirical results and recommendations for good practice and further research. In particular, the paper is based on an assessment of 864 print and electronic dissertations in sciences, social sciences and humanities from the Universities of Lille (France) and Ljubljana (Slovenia), submitted between 1987 and 2015, and on a survey on data management with 270 scientists in social sciences and humanities of the University of Lille

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