Archive for 2018

"New Campaign Aims to ‘Save Music’ Ahead of EU Copyright Filter Vote"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation on August 28th, 2018

https://torrentfreak.com/new-campaign-aims-to-save-music-ahead-of-eu-copyright-filter-vote-180827/

"A New Approach to Article Sharing: Interview with Maria Ritola of Iris.ai"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on August 28th, 2018

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2018/08/27/new-approach-article-sharing-interview-maria-ritola-iris-ai/

Systems Librarian at DALNET

Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 28th, 2018

The Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET) is recruiting a Systems Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This incumbent provides responsive customer service and training in support of systems used by DALNET. In close collaboration with colleagues and customers, this library professional analyzes and resolves complex technical problems involving applications, data, and systems software configuration and use.

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"A Mini Survey of Digital Humanities in European Research Libraries"

Posted in Digital Humanities, Reports and White Papers on August 28th, 2018

Lotte Wilms has published "A Mini Survey of Digital Humanities in European Research Libraries" in the LIBER Blog.

Here's an excerpt:

Of the 22 libraries who responded, eight have been running a DH activity for under a year. Half have been active between 1-5 years and only three libraries have had a DH activity for more than five year. Most (13 libraries) have a team of 2-5 people working on DH, with teams of 6-10 people (six libraries) following closely. A majority of the libraries (16) conduct the activity as part of a policy, while six libraries do it as an ad-hoc activity. Looking at budget, over half have dedicated funding for the activity. Nine libraries are doing this without any dedicated budget.

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Digital Assets Specialist at Library of Congress

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 28th, 2018

The Library of Congress is recruiting a Digital Assets Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This 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 born-digital and reformatted collection processing workflows. The digital assets manager provides increasing leadership and coordination for a range of digital initiatives to advance AFCs/VHPs and access goals.

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"Smart Machines and Human Expertise: Challenges for Higher Education"

Posted in Artificial Intelligence/Robots on August 28th, 2018

Diana Oblinger has published "Smart Machines and Human Expertise: Challenges for Higher Education" in EDUCAUSE Review.

Here's an excerpt:

Changes brought about by AI and robots are taking place in the professions faster than they are in higher education. Without a close connection to business and industry, higher education will be challenged to anticipate the changes in our disciplines and professions. Even if higher education is a keen observer of changes, can programs adjust quickly enough?

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Systems Support Librarians at Kennesaw State University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 27th, 2018

Kennesaw State University is recruiting two Systems Support Librarians.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

These librarians will work partnered with the other Systems Librarian to provide support for Alma (the KSU library system’s ILS), the library’s webpage, and other library systems as needed.

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"IMLS Announces Investment of $8.1 Million to Strengthen America’s Libraries"

Posted in Grants, Libraries on August 27th, 2018

IMLS has released "IMLS Announces Investment of $8.1 Million to Strengthen America's Libraries."

Here's an excerpt:

The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced 45 grants totaling $8,155,005 to support libraries across the country. The awards were made through the FY 2018 second cycle of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The awarded grant search on the IMLS website contains a complete list of grantees and project descriptions. . . .

National Leadership Grants for Libraries support projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library and archives fields and have the potential to advance theory and practice with new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that will be widely used. During this second cycle, the National Leadership Grants for Libraries program received 113 preliminary proposals requesting $31,832,527. Forty-six projects requesting $8,101,212 were invited to submit full proposals, and of these, 31 projects were awarded $4,947,294…

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Shared Content Service Coordinator at California Digital Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 27th, 2018

The California Digital Library is recruiting a Shared Content Service Coordinator .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As a member of the Licensed Content Group within the CDL's Collection Development and Management Program, the Shared Content Service Coordinator communicates with UC campus librarians and collection development officers to identify their information needs, negotiates with content vendors, drafts UC systemwide subscription/purchase proposals, supports senior-level discussions, provides outreach events and workshops related to CDL collection development activities, and informs UC librarians on CDL-licensed resources totaling nearly $50M annually.

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AI Copyright?: "Authors and Machines"

Posted in Artificial Intelligence/Robots, Copyright on August 27th, 2018

Jane C. Ginsburg and Luke Ali Budiardjo have self-archived "Authors and Machines."

Here's an excerpt:

Today, developments in computer science have created a new form of machine—the "artificially intelligent" system apparently endowed with "computational creativity"—that introduces challenging variations on the perennial question of what makes one an "author" in copyright law: Is the creator of a generative program automatically the author of the works her process begets, even if she cannot anticipate the contents of those works?

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Software Architect at J. Paul Getty Trust

Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 24th, 2018

The J. Paul Getty Trust is recruiting a Software Architect.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

We're looking for a lead developer to manage our Research Application Development team. This team of five is responsible for the online presentation of the Getty Research Portal, the Getty Museum collection online, the Provenance Index, AATA Online, the Getty vocabularies, and other initiatives focused on the discovery and presentation of cultural heritage information.

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Head of Scholarly Communication, Copyright & Publishing at Dartmouth College

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 24th, 2018

Dartmouth College is recruiting a Head of Scholarly Communication, Copyright & Publishing.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Leads and coordinates the Library's scholarly communication, copyright, and publishing program activities across campus. Collaborates with faculty, students, administrators, and staff on innovative and emerging models for broader dissemination of the results of research, scholarship and teaching. Provides consultation services on key issues around open access to scholarly, scientific, and educational materials, copyright in publishing and teaching, fair use, researcher profile tools, and authors’ rights. . . . Leads the staff responsible for the ongoing development of Dartmouth's institutional repository. Consults on the creation of digital collections and broader publication initiatives at the College.

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NYPL: "Insta Novels: Bringing Classic Literature to Instagram Stories"

Posted in Digital Culture, Publishing, Research Libraries, Social Media on August 23rd, 2018

https://www.nypl.org/blog/2018/08/22/instanovels?utm_campaign=instanovels

"California’s ‘Gold Standard’ Net Neutrality Bill Clears Key Hurdle"

Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality on August 23rd, 2018

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/msn/californias-gold-standard-net-neutrality-bill-clears-key-hurdle/ar-BBMiIUU

"ARL Will Retire SPEC Survey Program in 2018"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Publishing, Research Libraries on August 23rd, 2018

http://www.arl.org/news/arl-news/4594-arl-will-retire-spec-survey-program-in-2018

"The Ticking PHP Time Bomb"

Posted in Security, Techie on August 23rd, 2018

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ticking-php-time-bomb-martin-wheatley/

Systems Librarian at Brandeis University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 23rd, 2018

Brandeis University is recruiting a Systems Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing high quality, robust systems that facilitate search, discovery, and delivery of library services and resources. The Systems Librarian will also consult with and support faculty and staff on technology projects using library resources.

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"Towards a Culture of Open Science and Data Sharing in Health and Medical Research"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on August 23rd, 2018

Anisa Rowhani-Farid has self-archived "Towards a Culture of Open Science and Data Sharing in Health and Medical Research."

Here's an excerpt:

This [Ph.D] thesis investigated the factors that contribute to the cultural shift towards open science and data sharing in health and medical research, with a focus on the role health and medical journals play. The findings of this research demonstrate that journal data sharing policies are not effective and that journals do not currently provide incentives for sharing. This study contributed to the movement towards more reproducible research by providing empirical evidence for the strengthening of journal data sharing policies and the adoption of an incentive for open research.

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Digital Initiatives Projects Librarian at University of Alberta

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 23rd, 2018

The University of Alberta is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Projects Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Head, Library Publishing and Digital Production Services, and working within a highly engaged team-based environment, the successful candidate proposes, guides, monitors and assesses a variety of digital library projects, with a particular focus on the UAL's digitization program and library publishing activities, eg. open journal publishing and open educational resources (OER).

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"The New Plugins—What Goals Are the Access Solutions Pursuing?"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on August 23rd, 2018

Kent Anderson has published "The New Plugins—What Goals Are the Access Solutions Pursuing?" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Here's an excerpt:

We now see some interesting positioning moves by entities with plugins designed to exploit Green OA or address access issues in a virtual, seemingly decentralized way—Unpaywall, Kopernio, and Anywhere Access.

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"Christie’s Will Be the First Auction House to Sell Art Made by Artificial Intelligence"

Posted in Artificial Intelligence/Robots, Digital Culture on August 22nd, 2018

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/christies-will-be-first-auction-house-sell-art-made-artificial-intelligence-180970086/

"Vulnerability Affects All OpenSSH Versions Released in the Past Two Decades"

Posted in Security, Techie on August 22nd, 2018

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vulnerability-affects-all-openssh-versions-released-in-the-past-two-decades/

Controversy over a Tweet about Rare-Disease Families’ Access to Scholarly Information: "Who Gets to Read the Research We Pay For?"

Posted in Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on August 22nd, 2018

https://slate.com/technology/2018/08/who-gets-to-read-the-research-taxpayers-fund.html

"Automated Filter Removed Parliament Member’s Article Warning about Censorship By Automated Filters"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation on August 22nd, 2018

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180818/23055040460/automated-filter-removed-parliament-members-article-warning-about-censorship-automated-filters.shtml

Web Development Librarian at University of Alabama

Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 22nd, 2018

University of Alabama is recruiting a Web Development Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Manager of Web Technologies and Development, this position will be responsible for supporting and extending the Libraries' custom web applications, tools, and web presence. The position will also engage in project work, and support new technology initiatives derived from our strategic plan.

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