Digital Preservation Coordinator at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is recruiting a Digital Preservation Coordinator.

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The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help expand a digital preservation program at a Carnegie R1: Research University and ARL member library. The successful applicant will work with diverse collections of 3D images, digitized archival materials, cultural heritage artifacts, audio-visual formats, and biodiversity specimens. The Digital Preservation Coordinator will report to the Assistant Director for Digital Imaging and Preservation Services.

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"Steady Growth of Articles in Fully OA Journals Using a CC-BY License"

OASPA has released "Steady Growth of Articles in Fully OA Journals Using a CC-BY License."

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A total of 905,687 articles were published with the CC BY license in open access-only journals by members of OASPA during the period shown above [2000-2016], with 189,529 of those being published in 2016.

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Research Data & Collections Librarian, Knowledge and Library Services at Harvard University

Harvard University is recruiting a Research Data & Collections Librarian, Knowledge and Library Services.

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This position manages the Research Data Program and is a key member of the Baker Library Collections team, ensuring that Harvard Business School and Harvard University have access to premier library collections and information resources.

The Research Data and Collections Librarian works closely with a cross-departmental team, providing collaborative coordination to meet the goals of both the Baker Research Data Program and Baker Library collections. . . . This position reports to the Senior Director of Baker Research Services and also supports the Manager of Business Information Resources.

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Untangling Academic Publishing: A History of the Relationship between Commercial Interests, Academic Prestige and the Circulation of Research

Aileen Fyfe et al. have self-archived "Untangling Academic Publishing: A History of the Relationship between Commercial Interests, Academic Prestige and the Circulation of Research."

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This briefing paper aims to provide a historical perspective that can inform the debates about what the future of academic publishing should look like We argue that current policy regarding open access publishing, and many of the other proposals for the reform of academic publishing, have been too focused on the opportunities and financial challenges of the most recent changes in digital communications technologies and have given undue weight to commercial concerns.

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Digital Projects Librarian at Frostburg State University

Frostburg State University is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

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Under the direction of the Library Director and in collaboration with the User Services and Library Technology Divisions, manage digital collections and implement digital projects from inception to completion. Coordinate cross-departmental project workflows and identify collection development opportunities, including seeking grant funding. Research, plan, and provide technical expertise for digital initiatives. Support digital content creation and conversion, interoperability of platforms, and integration of digital resources into library web pages, as well as opportunities for expanding digital services. Manage and promote the local instance of the MD-SOAR shared digital repository platform.

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Southeast Asian Digital Archive (SEADA) Archivist at University of Massachusetts Lowell

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is recruiting a Southeast Asian Digital Archive (SEADA) Archivist.

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The Southeast Asian Digital Archive (SEADA) is an initiative of CAAS in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Lowell Libraries. The SEADA seeks to establish a public, user-friendly repository of cultural heritage materials related to Southeast Asians in New England. In consultation with the SEADA Advisory Board (CAAS faculty and community members), the SEADA Archivist will help lay the foundations for a sustainable, discoverable digital archive.

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"Developing Criteria to Establish Trusted Digital Repositories"

John Faundeen has published "Developing Criteria to Establish Trusted Digital Repositories" in Data Science Journal.

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This paper details the drivers, methods, and outcomes of the U.S. Geological Survey’s quest to establish criteria by which to judge its own digital preservation resources as Trusted Digital Repositories. . . . The methods entailed seeking existing evaluation criteria from national and international organizations such as International Standards Organization (ISO), U.S. Library of Congress, and Data Seal of Approval upon which to model USGS repository evaluations. Certification, complexity, cost, and usability of existing evaluation models were key considerations. The selected evaluation method was derived to allow the repository evaluation process to be transparent, understandable, and defensible; factors that are critical for judging competing, internal units. Implementing the chosen evaluation criteria involved establishing a cross-agency, multi-disciplinary team that interfaced across the organization.

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Studio Librarian at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is recruiting a Studio Librarian.

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Reporting to the Director of Studio, this position provides support for the Studio as learning environment and digital development area. The Studio Librarian works with students and faculty to support the effective and innovative use of multimedia and instructional technologies in teaching and research across the UTC campus.

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"Administration’s FY 2018 Budget Request Includes $23 Million to Start Wind-Down of IMLS Operations"

IMLS has released "Administration's FY 2018 Budget Request Includes $23 Million to Start Wind-Down of IMLS Operations."

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Today, President Donald J. Trump released his FY 2018 budget request to Congress, which includes $23 million for administrative expenses to begin conducting a closeout of operations of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) starting in Fiscal Year 2018. IMLS is one of several independent agencies designated for elimination in the FY 2018 budget request. The budget request expands upon the initial Administration budget request released in March, proposing the elimination of IMLS. The request released today includes no funding for IMLS grant programs.

See also: "IMLS Frequently Asked Questions on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 President’s Budget Request."

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Systems Programmer III at University of Southern California

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

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The Systems Programmer III will be responsible for operating, maintaining, and developing data storage and retrieval systems for the Digital Repository. The successful candidate will be tasked with developing and maintaining scripts and small utilities to manage Digital Repository (DR) archive assets including transfers to mirror locations, audits of archive integrity and recovery of data from mirror locations. In addition, the Systems Programmer III will manage and maintain Digital Repository data storage systems, including EMC Isilon, Data Domain, Avamar and ECS and Oracle Diva.

This is fixed term position with an anticipated end date of June 30, 2020

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"Research Data Management in Academic Institutions: A Scoping Review"

Laure Perrier et al. have published "Research Data Management in Academic Institutions: A Scoping Review" in PLOS ONE.

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Interest in research data management in the global community is on the rise. Recent activity has included the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation moving their open access/open data policy, considered to be exceptionally strong, into force at the beginning of 2017 [10]. Researchers working towards a solution to the Zika virus organized themselves to publish all epidemiological and clinical data as soon as it was gathered and analyzed [11]. Fecher and colleagues [12] conducted a systematic review focusing on data sharing to support the development of a conceptual framework, however it lacked rigorous methods, such as the use of a comprehensive search strategy [13]. Another review on data sharing was conducted by Bull and colleagues [14] that examined stakeholders' perspectives on ethical best practices but focused specifically on low- and middle-income settings. In this scoping review, we aim to assess the research literature that examines research data management as it relates to academic institutions. It is a time of increasing activity in the area of research data management [15] and higher learning institutions need to be ready to address this change, as well as provide support for their faculty and researchers. Identifying the current state of the literature so there is a clear understanding of the evidence in the area will provide guidance in planning strategies for services and support, as well as outlining essential areas for future research endeavors in research data management. The purpose of this study is to describe the volume, topics, and methodological nature of the existing research literature on research data management in academic institutions.

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Digital Art: April’s Cartoon Drawings, Chalk and Charcoal Drawings, Pastel Drawings, Pen and Ink Drawings, Oil Paintings, and Woodcuts

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

Digital Oil Painting of Constantinople in Moonlight

Digital Pen and Ink Drawing of Wagons on a Street in Richmond

Digital Cartoon of Gondolas at the Piazza San Marco

Digital Chalk and Charcoal Drawing of the Mount of the Holy Cross

Digital Woodcut Print of Southend-on-Sea

Digital Impasto Painting of Dorsey Spring

Digital Chalk and Charcoal Drawing of Tiberias

Digital Cartoon of the Cafe des Tribunaux

Digital Pastel Drawing of a Japanese Waterfall

Digital Pen and Ink Drawing of a Bergen Fisherman

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Digital Artist | All Artworks on Flickr

Social Science Data Librarian at Tufts University

Tufts University is recruiting a Social Science Data Librarian.

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Reporting to the Team Lead for Social Sciences, the Social Sciences Data Librarian leads the development and provision of library services in the discovery and use of locally and externally available datasets by researchers across departments and programs in the social sciences. Working with a broad range of researchers, the successful candidate builds relationships with faculty and students, increases the visibility of available data resources and services, seeks to understand research practices, and meets curricular needs in the use of data-related library resources and services by providing individual research support consultations, group instruction sessions, and other programming as required.

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"GI+100: Long Term Preservation of Digital Geographic Information—16 Fundamental Principles Agreed by National Mapping Agencies and State Archives"

Carsten Rönsdorf et al. have published "GI+100: Long Term Preservation of Digital Geographic Information—16 Fundamental Principles Agreed by National Mapping Agencies and State Archives" in the International Journal of Digital Curation.

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This paper states 16 principles for the long term retention and preservation of digital geographic information. The paper is mainly aimed at public sector geographic information providers in Europe (particularly those involved in mapping and cadastre) with the intention of highlighting the significance of fundamental concepts for digital geographic data archiving. Geographic information providers include mapping agencies and archives that preserve geographic data among a wider range of digital information. A supplementary objective is that the paper may provide useful information for providers of all types of geographic information right around the world.

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Applications Developer III at Tulane University

Tulane University is recruiting a Applications Developer III.

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The Library Applications Developer III will gather client requirements and translate into application features. Reporting to the head of Library Information Technology, s/he will design prototypes according to specifications and write source code for applications and test and debug applications by stated deadlines. S/he will ensure the optimal performance of lslandora and ArchivesSpace software and evaluate applications to update and add new features.

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"Rhyme or Reason?: Patterns in Book Pricing by Format"

Jonathan Harwell has published "Rhyme or Reason?: Patterns in Book Pricing by Format" in the The Journal of Electronic Publishing.

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This study illuminates the differentials in book pricing by format, which can appear arbitrary and unpredictable. Using the paperback list price as the base, the research uses a sample of 500 titles selected for purchase by a small, private liberal arts college library during a defined time period. I have recorded the prices of paperback, hardcover, single and multiple-user e-books from Ebrary, EBSCO, and Amazon Kindle. The mean pricing differential is calculated for each version across all titles in the sample, as well as for the top five publishers represented in the sample, in order to identify patterns in pricing decisions.

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OLE Senior UX, UI and Interaction Designer at Cornell University

Cornell University is recruiting an OLE Senior UX, UI and Interaction Designer.

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The UX/UI/IxD Designer plays a critical role in the FOLIO [open source library services platform] "design-first" development process that puts the user experience ahead of the functional specification to ensure that requirements are well understood and ergonomic. The Designer meets with functional experts (SMEs) to gain understanding and insight for desired functionality and performance of software, to build rapport with the SMEs, and to provide guidance and understanding of design and architectural issues for the SMEs.

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Arizona State University Adopts Open Access Policy

Arizona State University has adopted an open access policy.

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Public access to information is at the heart of a new policy at Arizona State University, the ASU Open Access Policy, which was passed by the University Senate and approved May 3 by University Provost Mark Searle. . . .

More than 70 universities in the United States, including Harvard, Duke and the University of California system, have adopted open access policies, part of a growing movement that is rapidly transforming the traditional model of scholarly publishing.

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Senior Web Developer at Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music is recruiting a Senior Web Developer.

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Under the direction of the Associate Director of Library Systems & Web Development, this position creates and implements custom web development applications for the various content management systems used by the Learning Resources area. Directly develops web-based applications in support of the college’s academic initiatives, the college archives, and the various library collections.

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Europeana Photography Launched

Europeana has launched Europeana Photography.

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Today, we're proud to launch Europeana Photography, our latest thematic collection. Photography lovers and researchers can explore more than 2 million historical photographs, contributed by over 50 European institutions in 34 countries.

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Digital Curation News (5/19/2017) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

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Systems Support Engineer Senior at Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology is recruiting a Systems Support Engineer Senior.

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Responsible for advanced level design, integration, implementation and modification of a wide variety of user information systems usually within a highly complex environment. This includes coordination of the installation, testing, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of those systems. Provide functional and technical expertise in support of user systems operation and maintenance. May include support of labs, training facilities and general IT office software and hardware. Provides technical advice and leadership to lower level technical staff.

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"Stories from the Past Web"

Yasmin AlNoamany, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson have self-archived "Stories from the Past Web."

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Archiving Web pages into themed collections is a method for ensuring these resources are available for posterity. Services such as Archive-It exists to allow institutions to develop, curate, and preserve collections of Web resources. Understanding the contents and boundaries of these archived collections is a challenge for most people, resulting in the paradox of the larger the collection, the harder it is to understand. Meanwhile, as the sheer volume of data grows on the Web, "storytelling" is becoming a popular technique in social media for selecting Web resources to support a particular narrative or "story". There are multiple stories that can be generated from an archived collection with different perspectives about the collection. For example, a user may want to see a story that is composed of the key events from a specific Web site, a story that is composed of the key events of the story regardless of the sources, or how a specific event at a specific point in time was covered by different Web sites, etc. In this paper, we provide different case studies for possible types of stories that can be extracted from a collection. We also provide the definitions and models of these types of stories.

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Social Science Data/Geospatial Information Librarian at Cornell University

Cornell University is recruiting a Social Science Data/Geospatial Information Librarian.

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Reporting to the RLS Department Head, the Librarian will be a partner and resource person for subject librarians and curators, and will collaborate closely with the RLS Digital Humanities Librarian, with colleagues in other unit libraries, and with the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER). This is a newly-redefined position, starting at the rank of assistant librarian, and the successful candidate will shape the position, providing leadership in expanding RLS's social science data services and programs.

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