The Digital Collections Management & Services Division (DCMS) is seeking a Senior Digital Collections Data Librarian to join its dedicated, engaged, and innovative staff. DCMS manages a variety of digital general collections including content collected through the Library’s web archiving program, eBooks, e-Journals, digitized general collections materials, bulk datasets, and more! DCMS maintains custodial responsibility for general digital collections materials, facilitating born digital acquisitions, conducting research and testing on digital content management methods and practices, and developing policy and procedures for the management of digital content. . . . As a Senior Digital Collections Data Librarian, you will play a key role in enabling computational use of the Library’s born digital and digitized collections and implementation of a coordinated approach to support use of collections for digital scholarship.
A free-to-access and open resource for digital preservation advocacy, the DPC’s Global Bit List of Endangered Digital Species (or Bit List for short) is a community-sourced list of at-risk digital materials which is revised every two years. Entries to the list are nominated by the community, who are at the forefront of digital preservation efforts, and reviewed by international organizations which represent global expertise in the preservation of the listed digital species.
- Serve as a General System Administrator for Both ExLibris Alma and Primo VE.
- Collaborate with LTS and other library departments to prioritize needs and implement solutions that optimize use of Alma and Primo VE.
- Consult with LTS and other library departments to help ensure development projects transition successfully to the library’s enterprise systems production environment.
- Liaise with LTS, other library departments, and vendors on user authentication and access issues, campus and library network issues, systems security, and software and hardware issues.
What’s more, content submitted to Zenodo would be published automatically within the repository before and whether or not it was accepted into a community. Now, when a researcher goes to publish their outputs, they must select their community and submit their work for peer review, before it is made public. Community curators will then review the content to see if it fits within the community even have the capability to improve and correct the metadata to ensure that it meets quality standards. Once the metadata is approved, it will then be published in Zenodo and, consequently, integrated into the OpenAIRE Graph.
The University Libraries Digital Cataloger supports the University’s mission to digitize and make available rare and unique Special Collections materials. Performs digitization using specialized imaging equipment to produce FADGI compliant digital surrogates. Utilizes archival content standards and metadata schemas to generate original descriptive metadata for digital content, including foreign language materials, and performs data normalization for batch processing. . . . Utilizes automated processes and server-side scripting to manipulate and store high volumes of batch content throughout the digital asset management lifecycle.
In terms of training the public in prompt engineering skills, no single discipline or profession currently takes the lead, presenting an opportunity for professions like librarianship to step into this role. Librarians are already well-equipped to educate the public in a wide range of literacy skills and tasks, so prompt engineering may be a natural progression. The purpose of this paper is to examine the potential role of prompt engineering for library professionals.
Also see: "Prompt Engineers or Librarians? An Exploration."
The Boston University Libraries seek an experienced, forward-thinking, and creative professional to oversee the acquisition, licensing, maintenance, and assessment of the library’s electronic resources, including e-books, journals, databases, and other digital materials. The Electronic Resources Librarian works collaboratively with other librarians and university staff to promote the library’s online resources from acquisition to discovery and delivery. . . . Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Electronic Resources Librarian will have primary responsibility for coordinating the sourcing, licensing, purchasing, and renewal of electronic resources working in close collaboration with subject librarians and consortia partners.
Applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have become pervasive in our everyday lives. These applications range from the mundane (asking ChatGPT to write a thank you note) to high-end science (predicting future weather patterns in the face of climate change), but, because they rely on human-generated or mediated data, they also have the potential to perpetuate systemic oppression and racism. For museums and other cultural heritage institutions, there is great interest in automating the kinds of applications at which AI and ML can excel, for example, tasks in computer vision including image segmentation, object recognition (labelling or identifying objects in an image) and natural language processing (e.g. named-entity recognition, topic modelling, generation of word and sentence embeddings) in order to make digital collections and archives discoverable, searchable and appropriately tagged.
A coalition of staff, Fellows and interns working in digital spaces at the Smithsonian Institution, who are either engaged with research using AI or ML tools or working closely with digital data in other ways, came together to discuss the promise and potential perils of applying AI and ML at scale and this work results from those conversations. Here, we present the process that has led to the development of an AI Values Statement and an implementation plan, including the release of datasets with accompanying documentation to enable these data to be used with improved context and reproducibility (dataset cards). We plan to continue releasing dataset cards and for AI and ML applications, model cards, in order to enable informed usage of Smithsonian data and research products.
Reporting to the Director of Digital Library Services, the Project Manager manages an Oregon State Library grant to digitize Tribal newspapers, oversees the digitization of analog materials, assignment of metadata, and the ingest of new content into the Historic Oregon Newspapers site for the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program. The position tracks the project budget, goals, and milestones; assigns tasks to project staff and student employees; provides quality assurance, assessment, and evaluation; maintains communication with stakeholders and state partners; and produces reports, updates, and documentation for granting agencies and internal audiences.
Leading humanities and social sciences platform Project MUSE announces that many of our university press and related scholarly publisher partners have already committed to participate in the launch of our Subscribe to Open (S2O) program for journals in 2025. Fifty journals from more than 20 publishers are confirmed for participation to date, with more expected to join before the end of the year.
Involves designing instructional content for online and hybrid implementation, creating interactive media content, and building content modules in various learning systems and platforms using a variety of software applications in support of academic and professional programs. . . .
Experience, as demonstrated by a history of successful projects, with computational techniques used in digital humanities (examples include: natural language processing, computer vision and image processing, machine learning, mapping and GIS, database design, creative computing, game design, network analysis, and data visualization).
Since 2016, the [MSUL] digital repository has been using Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) subject headings as its primary subject vocabulary. . . The MSUL FAST use case presents some challenges that are not addressed by existing MARC-focused FAST tools. This paper will outline the MSUL digital repository team’s justification for including FAST headings in the digital repository as well as workflows for adding FAST headings to Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) metadata, their maintenance, and utilization for discovery.
The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program enables undergraduate, graduate students and recent graduates to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world’s largest library. Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists, fellows inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve, and research collections in varied formats, as well as assist in digital library initiatives.
Erla P. Heyns, associate professor and associate dean for learning at Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies in West Lafayette, Ind., has been selected as the next university librarian and vice provost for University Libraries. She will join the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus on Jan. 1, 2024. Heyns has been with Purdue University since 2016. Previously, she was at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, serving as the director of the Flower/Sprecher Veterinary Library and the coordinator for the engineering, math and physical sciences libraries. Before that, she was the head of Indiana University’s Health, Physical Education and Recreation Library.