Archive for 2018

"Ensuring the Long-Term Accessibility of Creative Content"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on August 14th, 2018

Wendi Maloney has published "Ensuring the Long-Term Accessibility of Creative Content" in the Library of Congress Blog.

Here's an excerpt:

Since the first edition of the Recommended Formats Statement came out in 2014, the Library of Congress has been committed to making it as useful as possible to a wide and varied audience. The statement identifies formats, or sets of technical characteristics – such as physical books, digital file types, specific editions or specific metadata elements—that encourage preservation and long-term access for creative works. Recently, the Library released an updated 2018–19 edition of the statement. . . .

To make the statement useful, it has to reflect reality. For example, the 2018-19 edition of the statement emphasizes the benefit of electronic delivery of datasets. Datasets are a rapidly expanding content area that bring unique challenges for large-scale file delivery and repository management. The datasets section of the statement now includes a preference for access by public or private online URLs over tangible media such as CD-ROM or DVD-ROM. This more accurately reflects the reality of acquiring and managing digital content in modern workflows.

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Head Librarian for Data & Assessment Services at Boston College

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 14th, 2018

Boston College is recruiting a Head Librarian for Data & Assessment Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Head Librarian for Data & Assessment Services leads the Libraries’ data services and research data curation program on campus, and also guides assessment initiatives and coordinates data visualizations for library resources, services, spaces, and technology. The Head develops a robust set of programs and services in support of research data collection and management for qualitative and quantitative datasets. The Head is responsible for planning the services and functions of the Libraries and harnessing the expertise of staff throughout campus to enable a unified complement of data services and support for Boston College.

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The Future of Email Archives: A Report from the Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on August 14th, 2018

CLIR has released The Future of Email Archives: A Report from the Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The report presents the findings of a yearlong investigation of the Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives, sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Digital Preservation Coalition. The 19-member task force, comprising representatives from higher education, government, and industry, was co-chaired by Christopher Prom, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Kate Murray, of the Library of Congress.

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Details on the German Situation: "Re: German and Swedish Libraries Shrug Off Elsevier Shutdown"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals, Serials Crisis on August 13th, 2018

http://listserv.crl.edu/wa.exe?A2=LIBLICENSE-L;9aba0f88.1808

"The JPEG Committee Is “Exploring Blockchain” — to Put DRM into JPEG"

Posted in Digital Media, Digital Rights Management, Standards on August 13th, 2018

https://davidgerard.co.uk/blockchain/2018/08/10/the-jpeg-committee-is-exploring-blockchain-to-put-drm-into-jpeg/

"Vulnerabilities in Fax Protocol Let Hackers Infiltrate Networks via Fax Machines"

Posted in Security on August 13th, 2018

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vulnerabilities-in-fax-protocol-let-hackers-infiltrate-networks-via-fax-machines/

"The Best Software for Creating Digital Art from Photographs, Version 7"

Posted in Digital Art, Digital Scholarship Publications on August 13th, 2018

Charles W. Bailey, Jr. has released "The Best Software for Creating Digital Art from Photographs, Version 7."

This guide identifies and briefly describes key Mac and Windows desktop software that can be used to turn photographs into works of digital art, such as cartoons, charcoal drawings, ink drawings, oil paintings, pastel drawings, and watercolors. It recommends specific software for creating different types of artworks. It lists useful photo editing software that can be used in conjunction with digital art software. It provides purchasing advice, and it describes specific companies' software licensing and sales policies.

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"When We Run Out of Room for Data, Scientists Want to Store It in DNA "

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on August 13th, 2018

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/dna-data-catalog-startup/

Historians without Access: "Locked Out: Research Access as a Challenge for the Discipline"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on August 13th, 2018

https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/september-2018/locked-out-research-access-as-a-challenge-for-the-discipline

Metadata Initiatives Librarian at Ohio State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 13th, 2018

Ohio State University is recruiting a Metadata Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Building on Digital Collections (https://library.osu.edu/dc) and other digital initiatives, the Metadata Initiatives Librarian will help the University Libraries enhance discovery and use of our rich collections and services. The Metadata Initiatives Librarian will work collaboratively across the organization to advance the University Libraries’ metadata program to initiate, plan, prioritize, document, and execute metadata activities. Act to ensure that metadata for digital collections (often represented by diverse data types) are effectively integrated with traditional library collections across various discovery tools, metadata is migrated between systems, and metadata are being created and maintained according to best practices.

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Head of Library Information Systems at California State University, Sacramento

Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 13th, 2018

California State University, Sacramento is recruiting a Head of Library Information Systems.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Head of Library Information Systems is responsible for the management of the Library Information Systems Department, which includes planning, budgeting, and setting policy for information resources in the University Library. The Head of Library Information Systems directly supervises staff responsible for desktop support, application development, the Library web sites, supporting digital services, infrastructure architecture and administration, and supports staff in the performance of their duties. The individual will lead a service-oriented program that researches, develops, and supports advanced information systems for the Library, and ensures excellent operational management of information systems and support of end users.

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Digital Curation News (8/13/2018) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

Posted in Digital Curation News on August 13th, 2018

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Directory of Open Access Journals Under Attack

Posted in Open Access, Scholarly Journals, Security on August 12th, 2018

Clara Armengou, DOAJ Project and Communications Manager, reports on 8/12/2018 on Liblicense that:

After much investigation and active measures, we can state that the DOAJ is effectively under attack from an unknown third party.

We have deployed a number of counter-measures to halt this attack, but with limited success, and are therefore forced to take even more extreme measures to attempt to mitigate this. We hope that this will work but we cannot predict the outcome at this stage.

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"Leveraging Elsevier’s Creative Commons License Requirement to Undermine Embargo"

Posted in Copyright, Creative Commons/Open Licenses, Digital Copyright Wars, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Publishing, Self-Archiving on August 11th, 2018

https://www.jcel-pub.org/jcel/article/view/7415

"How to Reach a Wider Audience with Open Access Publishing: What Research Universities Can Learn from Universities of Applied Sciences"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on August 11th, 2018

http://doi.org/10.18352/lq.10237

Programmer/Analyst, Digital Media Services at Indiana University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 11th, 2018

https://iujobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/66480

Web Developer at Eastern Kentucky University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 11th, 2018

https://jobs.eku.edu/postings/7893

"What’s New in Windows 10’s Redstone 5 Update, Available Fall 2018"

Posted in Techie on August 10th, 2018

https://www.howtogeek.com/353165/whats-new-in-windows-10s-redstone-5-update-available-fall-2018/

$500,000 Grant: “Authors Alliance Receives Grant from Arcadia Fund to Support Scholarly Communications Services”

Posted in Author Rights, Copyright, Grants, Open Access, Research Libraries, Scholarly Communication on August 10th, 2018

https://www.authorsalliance.org/2018/08/07/authors-alliance-receives-grant-from-arcadia-fund-to-support-scholarly-communications-services/

Intel’s 32 Terabyte Ruler SSD: "World’s Densest, Totally Silent Solid State Drive"

Posted in Emerging Technologies on August 10th, 2018

https://newsroom.intel.com/news/worlds-densest-totally-silent-solid-state-drive/

"Canadian and South African Scholars’ Use of Institutional Repositories, ResearchGate, and Academia.edu"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Self-Archiving on August 10th, 2018

https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/article/view/4137

Front End Developer at North Carolina State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 10th, 2018

North Carolina State University is recruiting a Front End Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Front End Developer will work with members of the Digital Library Initiatives department to contribute front end development, interaction design, and user-experience expertise to a variety of original NCSU Libraries software projects. NCSU Libraries has taken a leading role in the open source library software community, and the person in this position will support the expanded development of selected existing or new projects. The Digital Library Initiatives department has expansive software development experience and offers a uniquely engaging environment for professional growth.

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"Adaptation: the Continuing Evolution of the New York Public Library’s Digital Design System"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on August 10th, 2018

Jennifer L. Anderson and Edwin Guzman have published "Adaptation: the Continuing Evolution of the New York Public Library's Digital Design System" in the Code4Lib Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

A design system is crucial for sustaining both the continuity and the advancement of a website's design. But it's hard to create such a system when content, technology, and staff are constantly changing. This is the situation faced by the Digital team at the New York Public Library. When those are the conditions of the problem, the design system needs to be modular, distributed, and standardized, so that it can withstand constant change and provide a reliable foundation. NYPL's design system has gone through three major iterations, each a step towards the best way to manage design principles across an abundance of heterogeneous content and many contributors who brought different skills to the team and department at different times. Starting from an abstracted framework that provided a template for future systems, then a specific component system for a new project, and finally a system of interoperable components and layouts, NYPL's Digital team continues to grow and adapt its digital design resource.

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Assistant University Librarian for Content Strategies at Harvard University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 10th, 2018

Harvard University is recruiting an Assistant University Librarian for Content Strategies.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources, the Assistant University Librarian for Content Strategies will lead a staff of over forty highly talented collection development and scholarly communications librarians and staff who are committed to advancing scholarly innovation and to enriching the student experience. . . .

In addition, the Assistant University Librarian for Content Strategies will oversee the Office for Scholarly Communication to ensure that the record of Harvard's scholarship is available to the world, to promoting Harvard values and influence in scholarly communications, and to influence the migration of scholarly communications toward open, community-supported structures.

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"Machine Learning and the Library or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Robot Overlords"

Posted in Artificial Intelligence/Robots, Research Libraries on August 10th, 2018

Charlie Harper has published "Machine Learning and the Library or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Robot Overlords" in he Code4Lib Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

Machine learning algorithms and technologies are becoming a regular part of daily life – including life in the libraries. Through this article, I hope to:

* To introduce the reader to the basic terminology and concepts of machine learning
* To make the reader consider the potential ethical and privacy issues that libraries will face as machine learning permeates society
* To demonstrate hypothetical possibilities for applying machine learning to circulation and collections data using TensorFlow/Keras and open datasets

For a look at earlier AI activity in libraries, see: “Artificial Intelligence in Libraries in the Late 1980's and Early 1990's.”


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