Digital Art: February and March’s Cartoons, Colored Pencil Drawings, Pen and Ink Drawings, and Woodcuts

In February and March, I transformed photos into cartoons, colored pencil drawings, pen and ink drawings, and woodcuts using a variety of Photoshop plug-ins and Topaz Impression. Full-size download images (8 x 10 in. or 8 x 12 in.) and descriptions of the processing steps involved are freely available on Flickr. The images are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Digital Cartoon of the Portsmouth Navy Yard

Pen and Ink Drawing of a Street in Malaga

Digital Cartoon of a Peacock

Digital Colored Pencil Drawing of a Fisherman in Gloucester

Digital Woodcut of the Brooksbrucke in Hamburg

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Digital Artist | List of All Artworks

E-Research Librarian at University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa is recruiting an E-Research Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The E-Research Librarian leads initiatives that assist faculty and students in managing the lifecycle of research data resulting from research projects of all types. In collaboration with colleagues and campus partners, the incumbent develops sustainable services to support collecting, describing, preserving, accessing and re-using digital research data.

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Open Science: Altmetrics and Rewards

The Mutual Learning Exercise on Open Science has released Open Science: Altmetrics and Rewards.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Its focus is on three topics: 1) The potential of altmetrics—alternative (i.e. non-traditional) metrics that go beyond citations of articles—to foster Open Science; 2) Incentives and rewards for researchers to engage in Open Science activities; 3) Guidelines for developing and implementing national policies for Open Science. It identifies good practices, lists priorities and outlines potential courses of action for the best possible transition to Open Science.

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Associate Dean for Innovation, Preservation, and Access at Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University is recruiting an Associate Dean for Innovation, Preservation, and Access.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The next AD will be an innovative leader who develops a vision and chart a course for this new division, made up of the departments whose content is unique to Carnegie Mellon: Scholarly Communications, Data Management, Digital Scholarship, Digitization, and Archives & Unique Collections.

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"Curating Humanities Research Data: Managing Workflows for Adjusting a Repository Framework "

Hagen Peukert has published "Curating Humanities Research Data: Managing Workflows for Adjusting a Repository Framework" in the International Journal of Digital Curation.

Here's an excerpt:

Handling heterogeneous data, subject to minimal costs, can be perceived as a classic management problem. The approach at hand applies established managerial theorizing to the field of data curation. It is argued, however, that data curation cannot merely be treated as a standard case of applying management theory in a traditional sense. Rather, the practice of curating humanities research data, the specifications and adjustments of the model suggested here reveal an intertwined process, in which knowledge of both strategic management and solid information technology have to be considered. Thus, suggestions on the strategic positioning of research data, which can be used as an analytical tool to understand the proposed workflow mechanisms, and the definition of workflow modules, which can be flexibly used in designing new standard workflows to configure research data repositories, are put forward.

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PHP Programmer at Texas State Library and Archives Commission

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is recruiting a PHP Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The analyst develops web and browser applications to support State Library programs and operations; is responsible for all system development steps for assigned projects; utilizes project management, systems analysis, and life cycle methodology concepts and processes to deliver the automated solution to business problems and opportunities. . . . The analyst performs WordPress administration and logical database user management tasks using PHPMyAdmin.

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Lisa R. Carter Named Vice Provost for Libraries at University of Wisconsin–Madison

Lisa R. Carter, Associate Director, Special Collections and Area Studies at The Ohio State University Libraries has been named Vice Provost for Libraries at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Carter has been at Ohio State since 2011. Previously, she was the head of the Special Collections Research Center at North Carolina State University Libraries in Raleigh, North Carolina and director of archives at the University of Kentucky Libraries in Lexington, Kentucky. In her professional service, Carter has advanced conversations about integrating distinctive collections widely throughout the academic enterprise.

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Journalism and Digital Media Librarian at University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is recruiting a Journalism and Digital Media Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will work with the College of Liberal Arts' Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication to support their strategic mission to integrate mass communication education, research, and outreach as part of preparing students for careers in a wide variety of specializations within journalism and strategic communication, and in ensuring informed thoughtful engagement in their communities and public life. In addition, the candidate will support division- and campus-crossing initiatives to integrate digital scholarship, data journalism, text and data mining, gaming, storytelling, and information design and analysis into their relationships with faculty and students.

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"How Important is Data Curation? Gaps and Opportunities for Academic Libraries"

Lisa R Johnston et al. have published "How Important is Data Curation? Gaps and Opportunities for Academic Libraries" in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

Here's an excerpt:

INTRODUCTION Data curation may be an emerging service for academic libraries, but researchers actively "curate" their data in a number of ways—even if terminology may not always align. Building on past userneeds assessments performed via survey and focus groups, the authors sought direct input from researchers on the importance and utilization of specific data curation activities. METHODS Between October 21, 2016, and November 18, 2016, the study team held focus groups with 91 participants at six different academic institutions to determine which data curation activities were most important to researchers, which activities were currently underway for their data, and how satisfied they were with the results. RESULTS Researchers are actively engaged in a variety of data curation activities, and while they considered most data curation activities to be highly important, a majority of the sample reported dissatisfaction with the current state of data curation at their institution. DISCUSSION Our findings demonstrate specific gaps and opportunities for academic libraries to focus their data curation services to more effectively meet researcher needs. CONCLUSION Research libraries stand to benefit their users by emphasizing, investing in, and/or heavily promoting the highly valued services that may not currently be in use by many researchers.

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Supervisor, Library Applications Programming at University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is recruiting a Supervisor, Library Applications Programming.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Supervisor, Library Applications Programming, provides high level technical leadership, management and direction in planning, developing and maintaining the library’s public and staff Web environment and applications to support library workflows and services. The Supervisor supervises the programming staff of the Application Development & Integration team (ADI), coordinates needs assessment, design, testing, maintenance and support of a wide variety of library applications, working to ensure compliance with accessibility guidelines and standards.

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"Library-Mediated Deposit: A Gift to Researchers or a Curse on Open Access? Reflections from the Case of Surrey"

Christine Antiope Daoutis et al. have published "Library-Mediated Deposit: A Gift to Researchers or a Curse on Open Access? Reflections from the Case of Surrey" in Publications.

Here's an excerpt:

The University of Surrey was one of the first universities to set up an open access repository. The Library was the natural stakeholder to lead this project. Over the years, the service has been influenced by external and internal factors, and consequently the Library's role in developing the OA agenda has changed. Here, we present the development and implementation of a fully mediated open access service at Surrey. The mediated workflow was introduced following an operational review, to ensure higher compliance and engagement from researchers. The size and responsibilities of the open access team in the Library increased to comply with internal and external policies and to implement the fully mediated workflow. As a result, there has been a growth in deposit rates and overall compliance. We discuss the benefits and shortcomings of Library mediation; its effects on the relationship between the Library, senior management and researchers, and the increasing necessity for the Library to lead towards a culture of openness beyond policy compliance.

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Head of Scholarly Communications at Emory University

Emory University is recruiting a Head of Scholarly Communications.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Director, Research, Engagement, and Scholarly Communications, the Head of Scholarly Communications leads the Scholarly Communications Office (SCO) and has leadership, management, policy, planning, and advocacy responsibilities for scholarly communications for all Emory libraries, including promoting scholarly repositories and scholarly communications services to the Emory community. Scholarly communications advocacy and services include contributing to the evolution of scholarly publishing and research data management practices in the academy; copyright guidance, advocacy and policy development for the creation, use, and re-use of content in all formats; open access advocacy and policy development, including management of funds to promote open access publishing and open data distribution; and promoting open access and data repositories in support of the library's and university’s educational and research mission.

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2017 Fixity Survey Report: An NDSA Report

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance has released the 2017 Fixity Survey Report: An NDSA Report.

Here's an excerpt:

Fixity checking, or the practice of algorithmically reviewing digital content to insure that it has not changed over time, is a complex but essential aspect in digital preservation management. To date, there have been no broadly established best practices surrounding fixity checking, perhaps largely due to the wide variety of digital preservation systems and solutions employed by cultural heritage organizations. In an attempt to understand the common practices that exist for fixity checking, as well as the challenges institutions face when implementing a fixity check routine, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Fixity Working Group developed and published a survey on fixity practices in fall of 2017. A total of 164 survey responses were recorded, of which 89 completed surveys were used in results analysis.

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Metadata Implementation Specialist at Penn State University

Penn State University is recruiting a Metadata Implementation Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Penn State University Libraries seek a Metadata Implementation Specialist to oversee metadata creation, remediation, and quality assurance for digital scholarly content in the Libraries’ digital repository systems. Current systems of focus include: Scholarsphere (Institutional Repository) and our Cultural Heritage Objects repository. These repository systems are key to providing access to Penn State Libraries collection and open access to research conducted at Penn State.

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