Digital Curation News (4/29/2016) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

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Web Developer at Ohio State University

Ohio State University is recruiting a Web Developer.

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As a full-stack PHP developer, you will customize and maintain the Libraries content management systems (Drupal, WordPress, Omeka). You will support library.osu.edu, cartoons.osu.edu, and an expanding digital exhibits program.

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"The Mystery of Creative Commons Licenses"

De Gruyter Open has released "The Mystery of Creative Commons Licenses" by Witold Kieńć.

Here's an excerpt:

While more than half of open access papers are published under the terms of a liberal Creative Commons Attribution Licence, the majority of authors of open access works seem not to accept the terms of either this or any other Creative Commons license.

Despite the fact that the majority of journals indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals use liberal Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence as a default, and that probably more than half of all articles published in open access serials are published under the terms of this licence, academic authors seem not to support liberal licensing. How is it possible? Are authors of more than 600 thousand CC-BY licensed works invisible in surveys? Or do they publish under the terms of this license against their will?

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Archivist Manager/University Digital Records at Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University is recruiting an Archivist Manager/University Digital Records.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Develop and implement the operation of an ongoing electronic records program for University and University-related born digital records. Will work in cooperation with relevant CMU offices and officials and, insofar as possible, will work within the framework of existing institutional information technology structures, policies, and practices, which sometimes will include handling of confidential records.

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"Policy: Google Books: The Final Chapter?"

Walt Crawford has published "Policy: Google Books: The Final Chapter?" in Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large.

Here's an excerpt:

On Monday, April 18, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the Authors Guild appeal of a district court decision finding, once again, that Google Books Search is fair use. . . .

That should be the final chapter in this decade-long epic case, and maybe I should stop right here.

But let's look at a couple of the early commentaries after the denial (two of many), then go back for the usual chronological citations and notes on items since the last coverage of this legal marathon. The question mark in the essay's title? Well, the Authors Litigation Guild (the middle word isn't part of the name, but maybe it should be) seems as incapable of admitting defeat as it apparently is of recognizing that it only represents the interests of a few hundred or few thousand writers. And, of course, there's the enticing if unlikely counter possibility: what if Google asked to recover its legal costs, which must surely be in the millions of dollars?

See also: “Google Case Ends, but Copyright Fight Goes On.”

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Applications Analyst at Triangle Research Libraries Network

TRLN is recruiting an Applications Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

A newly-envisioned position, the TRLN Applications Analyst 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 our shared collections. The position will apply expert skills to help solve some of the complex issues facing academic libraries today and to anticipate future opportunities.

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"Assessment of and Response to Data Needs of Clinical and Translational Science Researchers and Beyond"

Hannah F. Norton et al. have published "Assessment of and Response to Data Needs of Clinical and Translational Science Researchers and Beyond" in the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

As universities and libraries grapple with data management and "big data," the need for data management solutions across disciplines is particularly relevant in clinical and translational science (CTS) research, which is designed to traverse disciplinary and institutional boundaries. At the University of Florida Health Science Center Library, a team of librarians undertook an assessment of the research data management needs of CTS researchers, including an online assessment and follow-up one-on-one interviews.

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Digital Archivist at University of Georgia

The University of Georgia is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a Digital Archivist who will be responsible for working collaboratively with the staff of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives to manage existing digital holdings, acquire and normalize born digital content, manage future migration of digital assets, transfer analog media to digital files as needed, manage and maintain the Collective Access database, develop, manage and assess digital preservation policies and procedures. Additionally, the Digital Archivist monitors and plans for additional digital storage on a regular basis, and is expected to assist in developing other sources of outside funding for ongoing or new digital projects.

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Report of the Summit on Digital Curation in Art Museums

Johns Hopkins University has released the Report of the Summit on Digital Curation in Art Museums.

Here's an excerpt:

In October of 2015, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Museum Studies Program convened a group of cultural heritage professionals to discuss digital curation, its integration into the art museum community, and the role the JHU Program in Digital Curation might play in this effort. Attendees included representatives from museums, libraries, archives, foundations, and the JHU Museum Studies Program.

The meeting took place over two days. The first day and a half included a series of short presentations that addressed innovative projects; infrastructure, staffing and workflows; digital curation tools; curatorial considerations; internships, residencies and research opportunities; and local and international collaborations. . . .

Breakout sessions on the last afternoon moved the discussions from conceptual to pragmatic.

See also: Storified Tweets from Summit.

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Linked Data for Production Program Manager at Stanford University

Stanford University is recruiting a Linked Data for Production Program Manager.

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The Stanford University Libraries (SUL) has an opening for a Program Manager within a newly funded project supported by the Mellon Foundation. The goal of Linked Data for Production will be to begin the transition of traditional technical services workflows to ones rooted in linked data. The Program Manager will be key in coordinating the efforts of the LD4P members and integration of the program with the outside community.

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"Ebook Sales Declined in 2015; Digital Audio Continued Growth"

AAP has released "Ebook Sales Declined in 2015; Digital Audio Continued Growth."

Here's an excerpt:

Overall sales were up 0.8 percent to $7.2 billion compared to $7.1 billion in 2014.

Overall publisher revenue for 2015, however, was $15.4 billion, down 2.6 percent from the previous year. . . .

Ebook sales declined in 2015; digital audio continued to grow in popularity; trade publishers did better than educational and scholarly publishers; adult books performed better than other trade categories.

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Systems/Network Analyst 3 at University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico is recruiting two Systems/Network Analyst 3 positions.

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The successful individuals will be an integral part of team operations and will manage our server and data storage hardware infrastructure, our VMware virtualized server environment, build and maintain LAMP stack web servers using Drupal and other CMS systems, ensure server and data security, and manage data backups. Other duties of these positions will include planning for system upgrades, systems monitoring, maintaining network services between our systems and UNM's network services, helping to develop the library's digital initiatives and research data management infrastructure, and supporting the DataOne initiative.

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Disciplinary Differences in Opening Research Data

PASTEUR4OA has released Disciplinary Differences in Opening Research Data .

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

This briefing paper presents the current state of open research data across academic disciplines. It describes disciplinary characteristics inhibiting a larger take-up of open research data mandates. Additionally it presents the current strategies and policies established by funders, institutions, journals and data service providers alongside general data policies.

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Senior Grant Program Specialist at IMLS

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is recruiting a Senior Grant Program Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This is the position of Senior Grant Program Specialist with responsibility for priorities within the national digital platform portfolio development within the Office of Library Services and common applications across the agency. Incumbent provides expert advice on significant aspects of digital infrastructure, services and policy matters, including issues relating to research, practice, and professional education.

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"How to Party Like it’s 1999: Emulation for Everyone"

Dianne Dietrich, Julia Kim, Morgan McKeehan, and Alison Rhonemus have published "How to Party Like it's 1999: Emulation for Everyone" in the Code4Lib Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

Emulated access of complex media has long been discussed, but there are very few instances in which complex, interactive, born-digital emulations are available to researchers. New York Public Library has made 1980-90's era video games from 5.25? floppy disks in the Timothy Leary Papers accessible via a DosBox emulator. These games appear in various stages of development and display the work of at least four of Leary's collaborators on the games. 56 disk images from the Leary Papers are currently emulated in the reading room. New York University has made late 1990s-mid 2000's era Photoshop files from the Jeremy Blake Papers accessible to researchers. The Blake Papers include over 300 pieces of media. Cornell University Library was awarded a grant from the NEH to analyze approximately 100 born-digital artworks created for CD-ROM from the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art to develop preservation workflows, access strategies, and metadata frameworks. Rhizome has undertaken a number of emulation projects as a major part of its preservation strategy for born-digital artworks. In cooperation with the University of Freiburg in Germany, Rhizome recently restored several digital artworks for public access using a cloud-based emulation framework. This framework (bwFLA) has been designed to facilitate the reenactments of software on a large scale, for internal use or public access. This paper will guide readers through how to implement emulation. Each of the institutions weigh in on oddities and idiosyncrasies they encountered throughout the process—from accession to access.

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Associate Head, Digital Library Initiatives at North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University is recruiting an Associate Head, Digital Library Initiatives.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Associate Head, Digital Library Initiatives leads teams that advance library services through applied research and application development and oversees and manages the entire lifecycle of projects, from requirements gathering to deployment. Shares management responsibility for the Department; supervises librarians, staff, and student workers; represents the Department in the absence of the Head.

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Simon Neame Named Dean of Libraries at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Simon Neame has been named the Dean of Libraries at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

At UBC, Neame oversees 33 professional librarians and 114 support staff as associate university librarian, learning and engagement. His budget responsibilities include the Barber Centre, the Walter C. Koerner Library for humanities and social sciences, the Woodard Library for health sciences, science and applied science, the Music, Art and Architecture Library, access services and the library's teaching, learning and community engagement programs. . . .

He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Victoria and a master's of library and information studies from UBC.

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Programmer Analyst III at University of Southern California

The University of Southern California is recruiting a Programmer Analyst III.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Programmer Analyst III will be key in providing a variety of programming support to the USC Libraries. The successful candidates will be responsible for building plugins and applications that are needed to make various packages and systems compatible with the USC environment. These systems include: Aeon, Archivespace, the Digital Library, and the Libraries website.

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"Developing Library GIS Services for Humanities and Social Science: An Action Research Approach"

College & Research Libraries has released an e-print of "Developing Library GIS Services for Humanities and Social Science: An Action Research Approach" by Ningning Kong, Michael Fosmire, and Benjamin Dewayne Branch.

Here's an excerpt:

In the academic libraries' efforts to support digital humanities and social science, GIS service plays an important role. However, there is no general service model existing about how libraries can develop GIS services to best engage with digital humanities and social science. In this study, we adopted the action research method to develop and improve our service model. Our results suggested that a library's GIS service can support humanities and social science from the research collaboration, learning support, and outreach perspectives, with different focuses according to the stages of learning and research. The research framework adopted in this study not only can serve as an efficient tool for developing GIS services, but also can be expanded to other library service areas.

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Metadata Librarian at Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College is recruiting a Metadata Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate Director of Discovery & Access (DnA), and positioned within the Digital Assets & Preservation Services (DAPS) department, this position supports the management and administration of metadata related to the discovery, access, and stewardship of library digital collections, primarily related to the College's digital cultural heritage.

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"How Large is the ‘Public Domain’?: A Comparative Analysis of Ringer’s 1961 Copyright Renewal Study and HathiTrust CRMS Data"

College & Research Libraries has released an e-print of "How Large is the 'Public Domain'?: A Comparative Analysis of Ringer's 1961 Copyright Renewal Study and HathiTrust CRMS Data" by John P. Wilkin.

Here's an excerpt:

The 1961 Copyright Office study on renewals, authored by Barbara Ringer, has cast an outsized influence on discussions of the U.S. 1923-1963 public domain. As more concrete data emerges from initiatives such as the large-scale determination process in the Copyright Review Management System project, questions are raised about the reliability or meaning of the Ringer data. A closer examination of both the Ringer study and CRMS data demonstrates fundamental misunderstandings and misrepresentations of the Ringer data, as well as possible methodological issues. Estimates of the size of the corpus of public domain books published in the U.S. from 1923-1963 have been inflated by problematic assumptions, and we should be able to correct mistaken conclusions with reasonable effort.

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Director, Library Data Management at California State University, Office of the Chancellor

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is recruiting a Director, Library Data Management.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Director, Library Data Management to be responsible for the system-wide implementation and operation of unified library systems that manage library electronic and print holdings, digital content and associated metadata. The Director provides administrative leadership and technical direction for use of these systems, manages and directs both Chancellor's Office and campus staff to support effective usage of such systems and liaises with CSU library deans, faculty, staff and vendors to ensure operational efficiencies and maximum uptime of such systems.

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Director, Information Technologies and Services at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is recruiting a Director, Information Technologies and Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff, the Director of Information Technology Services (IT Services) is responsible for the planning and management of the department's activities and employees. The Director provides managerial leadership and expertise in strategic technology management to enhance the growth and effectiveness of the Libraries' services.

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"Fracking the Ecosystem: Periodicals Price Survey 2016"

Stephen Bosch and Kittie Henderson have published "Fracking the Ecosystem: Periodicals Price Survey 2016" in Library Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

Accordingly, we have measured the 2015 price increases of more than 5,000 e-journal packages handled by EBSCO. Our analysis indicates an average e-journal package price increase of 5.8% to 6.3%, down slightly from last year's average of 6.6%.

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Valerie Hotchkiss Named as University Librarian at Vanderbilt University

Valerie Hotchkiss, Andrew S.G. Turyn Endowed Professor and Director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named as the University Librarian at Vanderbilt University.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Hotchkiss built visibility for the collections and promoted the study of primary resources as an integral part of the school's curriculum. . . . In addition, she served as editor-in-chief of Women in Print, a digital humanities publishing project of the University of Illinois Press. . . .

From 1993 to 2005, Hotchkiss was the J.S. Bridwell Foundation Endowed Librarian and professor of medieval studies at Southern Methodist University, where she raised more than $16 million for the library's endowment and introduced many new community initiatives. . . .

She also served as library director for Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and was employed by Yale University's Divinity School Library. She earned three degrees—master of arts, master of philosophy, and doctorate in medieval studies—all from Yale. In addition, she earned a master of library science from Southern Connecticut State University.

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