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"Statement Regarding the Suspension of Springer’s Membership in OASPA"

Digital Koans - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:32
The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association has released a "Statement Regarding the Suspension of Springer's Membership in OASPA." Here's an excerpt: In February, it was reported by Nature (http://www.nature.com/news/publishers-withdraw-more-than-120-gibberish-papers-1.14763) that around 120 fake articles had been published in apparently peer-reviewed conference proceedings. Springer, one of the affected publishers, which published 16 of these articles, is […]
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Data Curation Librarian at Indiana State University Library

Digital Koans - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:31
The Indiana State University Library is recruiting a Data Curation Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: This 12-month, tenure-track position provides technical leadership for the creation, management, preservation of and access to digital assets and scholarship. The incumbent will manage, develop and migrate digital application systems and serve as webmaster for digital initiatives' websites. […]
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"The Bleeding Hearts Club: Heartbleed Recovery for System Administrators"

Digital Koans - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:30
David Grant has posted "The Bleeding Hearts Club: Heartbleed Recovery for System Administrators." Here's an excerpt: The Heartbleed SSL vulnerability presents significant concerns for users and major challenges for site operators. This article presents a series of steps server and site owners should carry out as soon as possible to help protect the public. We […]
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CFP: DHCommons Journal

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:30

The editorial team of centerNet’s new DHCommons journal is thrilled to request submissions for its inaugural issue. We seek mid-stage digital projects who wish peer review and feedback that will contribute to the project’s development.

Read the full call here.

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CFP: Digital Islamic Humanities Project

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:00

The Middle East Studies Initiative at Brown University is pleased to announce a two-day workshop on October 17-18, 2014, which will be devoted to digital textual corpora. Online libraries and digital repositories such as al-Maktaba al-Shamela and al-Warraq – which contain thousands of texts and hundreds of millions of words – are transforming the study of Islamic literatures and history. This workshop will comprise a series of introductory sessions on various digital tools and methodologies (e.g. geo-referencing, text encoding and processing, graph visualization, and other topics) aimed to provide scholars of the Islamic world with an orientation to the valuable research possibilities afforded by these tools.

Read the full post here.

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Digital Curation News (4/10/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:46
Weekly Web Archiving Roundup: April 9, 2014 Public Service Libraries and Personal Digital Archiving Managing Data: Tools for Plans and Data Scrubbing (LITA preconference) Embedded Metadata in WAVE Files: A Look Inside Issues and Tools Working Together on Data Discovery, Access and Reuse: the 2014 Dryad & Dataverse Community Meeting Library of Congress Digital Preservation […]
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"’The Returned’: on the Future of Monographic Books"

Digital Koans - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:32
Mercedes Bunz has published "'The Returned': on the Future of Monographic Books" in Insights: The UKSG journal. Here's an excerpt: This article evaluates the current state of academic book publishing based on the findings of the Hybrid Publishing Lab's business model research. With students relying more and more on Google and Wikipedia, the role of […]
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Library Fellow for Resesarch Data Management at MIT Libraries

Digital Koans - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:31
The MIT Libraries are recruiting a Library Fellow for Resesarch Data Management. Here's an excerpt from the ad: This position will support and expand our evolving services for research data management (RDM), working with staff within the Libraries as well as the wider MIT community. The Fellow will report to the Convener of the Research […]
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"Open Access Monograph Business Models"

Digital Koans - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:30
Eelco Ferwerda has published "Open Access Monograph Business Models" in Insights: The UKSG journal. Here's an excerpt: In recent years, a number of business models have been developed for open access (OA) monographs in the humanities and social sciences (HSS). While each model has been created in response to specific circumstances and needs, some commonalities […]
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Digital Curation News (4/9/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 08:00
The Web Archiving Life Cycle Model Developing Sustainable Data Services in Cyberinfrastructure for Higher Education: Requirements and Lessons Learned Webinar: Writing a Sustainability Plan for Your Digital Resource Eyes of the World: Interview with George Jungbluth of the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration How to Discover Requirements for Research Data Management Services On Putting […]
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IT Specialist II at University of Oklahoma Libraries,

Digital Koans - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:33
The University of Oklahoma Libraries, are recruiting an IT Specialist II. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Reporting to the Director of Library Technology Platforms, the IT Support Specialist II is responsible for managing the servers and other infrastructure, including cloud-computing suppliers, used by library personnel and patrons in pursuit of their goals. This position […]
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"More Inheritable Rights for Digital Assets"

Digital Koans - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:32
Charles Phelps has published "More Inheritable Rights for Digital Assets" in the Rutgers Law Record. Here's an excerpt: Death, as uncomfortable of a subject as it is for some, is a guaranteed component of human existence. . . . There is no denying the psychological and emotional attachment that is affixed with objects that hold […]
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Applications Developer at NYPL

Digital Koans - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:31
The NYPL is recruiting an Applications Developer. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Be a part of the technology team which builds and maintains THE PUBLIC WEBSITE along with digital library applications for one of the largest and leading public libraries in the world. The NYPL Technology team is seeking a talented web developer who […]
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How to Discover Requirements for Research Data Management Services

Digital Koans - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:30
The DCC and DataONE have released How to Discover Requirements for Research Data Management Services. Here's an excerpt: This guide is meant for people whose role involves developing services or tools to support research data management (RDM) and digital curation, whether in a Higher Education Institution or a project working across institutions. Your RDM development […]
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CFP: Third AIUCD Annual Conference

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:00

AIUCD 2014, the Third AIUCD (Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale) Annual Conference, is devoted to discussing the role of Digital Humanities in the current research practices of the traditional humanities disciplines.

Read the full CFP here.

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CFC: OCLC report “Registering Researchers in Authority Files”

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:30

At the CNI Spring Member Meeting earlier this week, Karen Smith-Yoshimura from OCLC and Micah Altman from MIT gave a wonderful presentation of the work of the OCLC Registering Researchers Task Group (see http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/registering-researchers.html ). We should have the materials from their talk available soon, along with other sessions from the Spring meeting.

Read the whole thing here.

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Resource: Creating a UX Design Pattern Library for Digital Humanities Projects

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:00

Recently I posted some thoughts about how emerging trends in the field of user experience (UX) design might be embedded in our project design and development process. In this post I’m going to discuss this further, concentrating on the UX pattern library the user interface (UI) team are developing.

Read the whole thing here.

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Digital Curation News (4/8/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 08:32
The Tragedy of the Commons RDAP14 Presentations Now Available Data Curation: A Study of Researcher Practices and Needs (in portal: Libraries and the Academy) What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Protect Your Data: File Fixity and Data Integrity Born-Digital U.S. Federal Government Information: Preservation And Access Developing a Data Publication Workflow: Collaboration between Units at Purdue […]
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Supervisory Information Technology Specialist at Library of Congress

Digital Koans - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:33
The Library of Congress is recruiting a Supervisory Information Technology Specialist. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Supervisory Information Technology specialist will be responsible for establishing and ensuring compliance with technical approaches to digital conversion and digital conversion workflows to meet the preservation and access needs of the Library, especially for materials that can […]
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Born-Digital U.S. Federal Government Information: Preservation And Access

Digital Koans - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:32
The Center for Research Libraries has released Born-Digital U.S. Federal Government Information: Preservation And Access. Here's an excerpt: But the migration of government information from print to digital has introduced new problems into the challenge of preserving government information. Very little government information is being deposited in FDLP libraries. In 2013 the Government Printing Office […]
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