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Do Altmetrics Point to the Broader Impact of Research? An Overview of Benefits and Disadvantages of Altmetrics

Digital Koans - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:30
Lutz Bornmann has self-archived "Do Altmetrics Point to the Broader Impact of Research? An Overview of Benefits and Disadvantages of Altmetrics." Here's an excerpt: Today, it is not clear how the impact of research on other areas of society than science should be measured. While peer review and bibliometrics have become standard methods for measuring […]
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Job: Associate Professor in Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:00

The School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University invites applications for a tenured faculty position in Digital Humanities at the rank of Associate Professor. With this appointment, Rutgers University seeks to build on a successful Digital Humanities initiative led by a core group of faculty drawn from a range of Humanities disciplines including English, History, American Studies, Comparative Literature, French, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

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Opportunity: Artstor Digital Humanities Award

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:30

As a non-profit institution working to derive shared solutions to challenges of the digital world, Artstor believes that the Digital Humanities Awards will recognize and help support innovative and intellectually stimulating projects in the field — and give digital scholars the chance to create and maintain those projects using Shared Shelf.

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Resource: Installing Debian Linux in a Virtual Machine 2014

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:00

Many digital humanists are probably aware that they could make their research activities faster and more efficient by working at the command line. Many are probably also sympathetic to arguments for open source, open content and open access. Nevertheless, switching to Linux full-time is a big commitment. Virtualization software, like Oracle’s free VirtualBox, allows one to create Linux machines that run inside a window on a Mac or PC. Since these virtual machines can be created from scratch whenever you need one, they make an ideal platform for learning command line techniques.

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Digital Curation News (9/11/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:54
Storage Tech Designed Preserve Government Docs Indefinitely Innovative Solutions for Dealing with Born-Digital Content in Obsolete Forms—Part 3 Data Matters: Interview with Isaac Kohane Our Digital Legacy: Shortlist Announced for the Digital Preservation Awards 2014 Vacancy at King's College London: Research Associate/Developer (Digital Preservation) Preservation Statistics: A Survey for US Libraries, FY 2013 Report Digital […]
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Systems Administrator II at University of Texas at Austin

Digital Koans - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:33
The University of Texas at Austin is recruiting a Systems Administrator II. Here's an excerpt from the ad. Perform system administration using standard UNIX tools and utilities including day-to-day system administration functions such as user support, trouble shooting, server configuration, and facilitating backups. Provide system support of applications and services running on UNIX servers, and […]
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"How Many Citations Are There in the Data Citation Index?"

Digital Koans - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:32
Daniel Torres-Salinas et al. have self-archived "How Many Citations Are There in the Data Citation Index?." Here's an excerpt: Descriptive analysis on the citation distribution of the Thomson Reuters' Data Citation Index by publication type and four broad areas: Science, Engineering & Technology, Humanities & Arts and Social Sciences. Digital Scholarship | "A Quarter-Century as […]
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Metadata Services Librarian/Specialist at University of Arizona

Digital Koans - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:31
The University of Arizona is recruiting a Metadata Services Librarian/Specialist. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The University of Arizona Libraries' Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship (ODIS) seeks a Metadata Services Librarian/Specialist to lead in the establishment, implementation, and assessment of metadata services that support research and researchers at the UA. This newly created […]
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Preservation Statistics: A Survey for US Libraries, FY 2013 Report

Digital Koans - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:30
ALA has released Preservation Statistics: A Survey for US Libraries, FY 2013 Report. Here's an excerpt from the press release: Results from the 2013 Preservation Statistics Survey are now available. The annual survey gathers data about preventive preservation activities, conservation activities, reformatting and digitization activities and digital preservation responsibilities, as well as how preservation programs […]
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Digital Curation News (9/10/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:34
Welcome to the Wild World of Web Archiving ATG Interviews Jon Crabtree and Cal Lee, Faculty from UNC Chapel Hill School of Information & Library Science NCSU Libraries Developing Toolkit to Make It Easier to Collect and Preserve Social Media A New Registry of Services and Tools for Digital Preservation Digital Library Software Developer at […]
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Digital Library Software Developer at Purdue University

Digital Koans - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:33
Purdue University is recruiting a Digital Library Software Developer. Here's an excerpt from the ad. Purdue University Libraries seeks a Digital Library Software Developer to join our team at the Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2) to further the development of our cutting-edge research data repository service, PURR. The Purdue University Research Repository (http://purr.purdue.edu) is a […]
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Barnes & Noble and John Wiley & Sons Issue Quarterly Reports

Digital Koans - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:32
Barnes & Noble and John Wiley & Sons have released their quarterly reports. Barnes & Noble Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Financial Results Wiley Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results Digital Scholarship | "A Quarter-Century as an Open Access Publisher"
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Systems Architect in Digital Library Systems &Services at Stanford University

Digital Koans - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:31
Stanford University is recruiting a Systems Architect in Digital Library Systems &Services . Here's an excerpt from the ad. The Systems Architect in Digital Library Systems & Services (DLSS) specifies, designs and participates in the build out of the Stanford University Libraries' large-scale preservation and digital asset management systems. This includes the Stanford Digital Repository […]
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"Putting Open Science into Practice: A Social Dilemma?"

Digital Koans - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:30
Kaja Scheliga and Sascha Friesike have published "Putting Open Science into Practice: A Social Dilemma?" in First Monday. Here's an excerpt from the press release: Digital technologies carry the promise of transforming science and opening up the research process. We interviewed researchers from a variety of backgrounds about their attitudes towards and experiences with openness […]
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Announcement: Wearable Cartography

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 13:00

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a portal mapping system that transmits remotely a digital map of the wearer’s environment.  The concept behind the technology is known as simultaneous localization and mapping or SLAM and previously had only been applied to mapping by robots

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CFP: Digital Studies Special Issue

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:30

The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Société canadienne des humanités numériques will be publishing a refereed selection of papers from its May 2014 Digital Humanities Without Borders meeting at Brock University in Digital Studies/Le champ numériques. The issue will be edited by the program chairs, Geoffrey Rockwell and Michael Sinatra. The publication of this special issue is scheduled for Summer of 2015.

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Opportunity: Stanford Humanities Center Fellowship

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:00

The Stanford Humanities Center provides a collegial environment for faculty who are undertaking innovative projects in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Fellows participate in the intellectual life of the Humanities Center and the broader Stanford community, sharing ideas and work in progress with a diverse cohort of scholars and benefiting from a wide variety of campus resources. Fellowship term is from September 2015 to June 2016. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2014.

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Resource: Illustrated First World War Art

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:30

With the centenary of the First World War upon us, ILN Ltd, the custodians of the celebrated Illustrated London News and Great Eight Illustrated Magazine collection archives, felt a responsibility to make the 1914-18 archives available to the public for research, education and pleasure. With the help of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Illustrated First World War website was created.

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Digital Curation News (9/9/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:51
Hybrid Born-Digital and Analog Special Collecting: Megan Halsband on the SPX Comics Collection Extraction and Analysis of Referenced Web Links in Large-Scale Scholarly Articles Research Data Management in South Africa: How We Shape Up (in Australian Academic & Research Libraries) Game After: A Cultural Study of Video Game Afterlife (Book review) Digital Scholarship | Digital […]
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Information Technology Librarian at Arizona Health Sciences Library

Digital Koans - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:33
The Arizona Health Sciences Library is recruiting an Information Technology Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The Information Technology Librarian works in partnership with library personnel, campus IT professionals and clients to design, develop and maintain applications that support the delivery of library services and ensure reliable access to online information resources and digital […]
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