Archive for 2018

DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 2/6/2019

Posted in Announcements on December 20th, 2018

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 2/6/2019. Happy holidays.

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"Web Archiving Down Under: Relaunch of the Web Curator Tool at the IIPC Conference, Wellington, New Zealand"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on December 20th, 2018

http://openpreservation.org/blog/2018/12/20/wctrelaunch/

"Microsoft Unveils Windows Sandbox: Run Any App in a Disposable Virtual Machine"

Posted in Security, Techie on December 20th, 2018

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/12/windows-sandbox-marries-vm-isolation-to-container-efficiency-to-safely-run-dodgy-apps/

"The ‘Future Book’ Is Here, but It’s Not What We Expected"

Posted in E-Books, Publishing on December 20th, 2018

https://www.wired.com/story/future-book-is-here-but-not-what-we-expected/

"AT&T’s 5G ‘Arrives,’ Quickly Shows Why 5G Won’t Be a Panacea for Broadband Competition"

Posted in Scholarly Communication on December 20th, 2018

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20181218/09593241257/ats-5g-arrives-quickly-shows-why-5g-wont-be-panacea-broadband-competition.shtml

"NOW AVAILABLE: Fedora 5.0.0"

Posted in Digital Repositories, DuraSpace, Fedora, Institutional Repositories on December 20th, 2018

https://duraspace.org/now-available-fedora-5-0-0/

“Open Access Stuff”: "Cites & Insights 19:1 Available"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on December 20th, 2018

https://walt.lishost.org/2018/12/cites-insights-191-available/

Data Librarian at University of British Columbia

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 20th, 2018

The University of British Columbia is recruiting a Data Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Data Librarian provides expertise and leadership to support the current and evolving research needs at UBC, and in planning and developing library services related to the acquisition, discovery, use, and management of data resources and tools across a wide range of disciplines. The Data Librarian reviews, assesses and adapts data services in response to user needs, and provides specialised research, consultation and instruction to faculty and students in the use of data resources.

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"Max Planck Society Discontinues Agreement with Elsevier; Stands Firm with Projekt DEAL Negotiations"

Posted in License Agreements/Contracts, Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Serials Crisis on December 20th, 2018

The Max Planck Digital Library has released Max Planck Society Discontinues Agreement with Elsevier; Stands Firm with Projekt DEAL Negotiations.

Here's an excerpt:

The President and scientific council members of the Max Planck Society (MPS), one of the world's largest research performing organizations, counting 14,000 scientists who publish 12K new research articles a year—around 1500 of which in Elsevier journals, have mandated the Max Planck Digital Library to discontinue their Elsevier subscription when the current agreement expires on December 31, 2018. With this move the Society joins nearly 200 universities and research institutions in Germany who have already cancelled their individual agreements with Elsevier in the course of 2016 and 2017 and affirmed their support of the national licensing framework Projekt DEAL, led by the German Rector’s Conference.

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Department Head, Technology Strategy & Services at University of Arizona

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 20th, 2018

The University of Arizona is recruiting a Department Head, Technology Strategy & Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a group of approximately 21 FTE who provide the backbone of technology support to the Libraries. TeSS assists library staff in creating, managing, and maintaining technology services across five service areas: client services and support (including but not limited to the library helpline, staff and public desktop support, digital signage, meeting space installations, and event support); library services platforms (vendor-purchased products like Alma, Primo, and Illiad); digital collections and preservation (including the campus repository, online exhibits, and digital preservation workflows); instructional research and tools (including locally-developed software like the Library Tools Tab and Guide on the Side); and library websites (both the primary UAL website and several other departmental and special-purpose sites). The Head reports to the Vice Dean of the Libraries.

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"Facebook’s Latest Scandal Shows We Need Stronger Privacy Laws"

Posted in Privacy on December 20th, 2018

The EFF has released "Facebook's Latest Scandal Shows We Need Stronger Privacy Laws" by Hayley Tsukayama and Adam Schwartz.

Here's an excerpt:

Facebook, the world's largest social media company, has shown yet again that it does not deserve our trust. A New York Times investigation revealed that Facebook shared its users' private data, without its users' consent, with other tech giants including Microsoft, Amazon, and Netflix.

The Times report revealed that Facebook parceled out deeply personal information from its users to other companies without first asking if that was alright. Facebook users' private messages went to Netflix, Spotify and the Royal Bank of Canada. The names and contact information for their friends went to Sony, Microsoft, and Amazon. Yahoo even got a real-time feed of what users' friends were up to—without telling either the user or their friends. . . .

Tech industry groups such as the Internet Association, which counts Facebook as a member, have asked California legislators to weaken even these basic privacy protections. Big tech companies are also now calling for a national privacy law, after years of claiming self-regulation would be enough to keep them in line—a claim that's obviously not true— but only if a national law “preempts” and rolls back vital state protections.

We are particularly troubled by the Times' new report that Facebook is undermining user privacy by misinterpreting the term “service provider,” which is an exception to the privacy rules in the FTC's 2011 consent order with Facebook.

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Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest at Northeastern University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 19th, 2018

Northeastern University is recruiting a Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Assistant Head for Resource & Discovery Services, this position supports the organization, discovery, and access to the Library's wealth of digital resources through the production and management of descriptive and authoritative metadata. The incumbent actively collaborates with other units and metadata stakeholders within and outside the library, including Digital Production, Archives, and Digital Scholarship.

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"LOCKSS Networks: Community-Based Digital Preservation"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on December 19th, 2018

Aaron Trehub et al. have self-archived "LOCKSS Networks: Community-Based Digital Preservation."

Here's an excerpt:

Starting with the first Community LOCKSS Network—the MetaArchive Cooperative, in 2004—CLNs have spread throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. . . . . The authors examine five geographically and administratively diverse CLNs: the MetaArchive Cooperative, an international PLN with members in the United States, Brazil, and Spain; the Alabama Digital Preservation Network (ADPNet), a statewide PLN serving a diverse set of institutions in an economically challenged state; the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) WestVault CLN, a network serving academic libraries in western Canada; the Public Knowledge Project Preservation Network (PKP-PN), a network for preserving content from Open Journal Systems (OJS) journals; and the Indiana Digital Preservation (InDiPres) CLN, a new statewide collaborative within the MetaArchive Cooperative.

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Systems Programmer at University of Michigan

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 19th, 2018

The University of Michigan is recruiting a Systems Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Michigan Library is seeking a talented and experienced systems programmer to join the Library IT Architecture and Engineering team in building and maintaining the technology infrastructure that supports the Library's public and staff-facing enterprise services. The successful candidate will join a skilled and forward­ thinking team of systems programmers who deploy and manage modern technology infrastructure in support of digital preservation, research, publishing, archives and broad public access to U-M Library and HathiTrust Digital Library resources.

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"Differences in Data Sharing Attitudes and Behaviours"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on December 19th, 2018

Flavio Bonifacio has published "Differences in Data Sharing Attitudes and Behaviours" in IASSIST Quarterly.

Here's an excerpt:

This article reports the results of a survey conducted between 18th November and 18th December 2017 about different aspects of data sharing: tools used in building metadata, problems encountered in order to share the data, the propensity to share the data, the satisfaction obtained over different working tasks. After a short description of the data gathering task, the report describes the sample, the univariate distribution of the most important variables related to the work of data archiving and the attitudes concerning the data sharing activity: problems encountered, propensity to share the data, satisfaction obtained. Part of the report illustrates models suitable for interpreting the results and finally gives some advice for promoting data services. Some international comparisons of the results are proposed in the annex.

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"Paywall Article: The Rutgers Open Access Policy Goes into Effect: Faculty Reaction and Implementation Lessons Learned"

Posted in Open Access, Research Libraries on December 18th, 2018

https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/LM-10-2017-0105

Software Engineer at Johns Hopkins University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 18th, 2018

Johns Hopkins University is recruiting a Software Engineer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Software Engineer is responsible for the creation, implementation, maintenance, performance, production support and documentation of user interfaces and software at the Sheridan Libraries including the Public Access Submission System (PASS) and applications related to the institutional repository such as the Drupal-based Islandora CLAW.

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"DOAJ’s New Governance Model"

Posted in Open Access on December 18th, 2018

DOAJ has released "DOAJ's New Governance Model."

Here's an excerpt:

In January 2019 DOAJ will inaugurate a new governance model providing the structure and transparency that it needs to meet its strategic goals, and ensure the organisation is fit-for-purpose for at least the next 5 years.

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Dean of Libraries at University of Kentucky

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on December 18th, 2018

The University of Kentucky is recruiting a Dean of Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Kentucky is seeking a transformative leader to serve as Dean of Libraries. The dean will lead with passion, creativity, and intelligence to cultivate an environment for interdisciplinary discovery and research, while transforming the libraries into hubs of life-long learning. This position will work collaboratively with library and academic leadership to direct the college and support the goals of Kentucky’s flagship, land-grant university’s strategic plan.

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"Guidance on the Implementation of Plan S"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on December 18th, 2018

cOAlition S has released "Guidance on the Implementation of Plan S."

Here's an excerpt:

Members of cOAlition S have read with interest the many comments made on Plan S. After discussion and consideration, the coalition has approved the implementation guidance on making full and immediate Open Access a reality. The guidance is now open for public feedback.

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Finnish OA Negotiations: "FinELib’s Negotiations with Taylor & Francis and Wiley: A Challenging Situation"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on December 17th, 2018

http://finelib.fi/finelibs-negotiations-with-taylor-francis-and-wiley-a-challenging-situation/

"Academic Publishing Empires Need to Go"

Posted in Scholarly Communication on December 17th, 2018

https://peerj.com/preprints/27426/

Elsevier’s "Total Transformation from Publisher to Analytics Firm": "Finally, Academic Publishing Is Catching Up with the Future"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals on December 17th, 2018

https://www.thebookseller.com/futurebook/finally-academic-publishing-catching-future-917536

"All Things Coko: A Step Towards a True Shared Infrastructure for Scholarly Communication?"

Posted in Open Source Software, Publishing on December 17th, 2018

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2018/12/17/is-coko-the-beginnings-of-a-shared-infrastructure/

Head of Library Information Technology at San Francisco State University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 17th, 2018

San Francisco State University is recruiting a Head of Library Information Technology.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Oversees operations of two IT-related units in the Library: Systems, and the Information Commons. These units are responsible for all-technology services used in the Library, including Library faculty and staff computing, public computer access, computer-enhanced instructional spaces and core library systems such the integrated library system, discovery services, website, proxy server and resource sharing systems.

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