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Digital Curation News (7/1/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 08:43
Final Results from the DCC RDM 2014 Survey Maximising the Value of Research Data: Developing Incentives and Changing Cultures Data Quality Issues and Content Analysis for Research Data Repositories: The Case of Dryad Assessing Requirements for Research Data Management Support in Academic Libraries: Introducing a New Multi-Faceted Capability Tool Understanding Folk Culture in the Digital […]
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Web Application Programmer/Analyst at Indiana University Bloomington

Digital Koans - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:33
Indiana University Bloomington is recruiting a Web Application Programmer/Analyst. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Performs software design, programming, database administration, and other tasks required for the ongoing maintenance and enhancement of Library Technologies (LT) software systems, primarily in support of web-based digital content delivery. Digital Scholarship | Digital Library Jobs | Library IT Jobs […]
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Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey June 2014

Digital Koans - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:32
Taylor & Francis has released the Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey June 2014. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: In the first few months of 2014 Taylor & Francis carried out a worldwide survey, with the aim of exploring journal authors' views on open access. Having previously conducted a survey on open access in […]
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Digital Humanities Project Director at Princeton University

Digital Koans - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:31
Princeton University is recruiting a Digital Humanities Project Director. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Manage existing and anticipated digital humanities initiatives at the Library, including the ongoing Blue Mountain Project, the German Modernism Project, the Slavic Visual Resources Project, and others. Work with librarians and curators, the Coordinator of Digital Initiatives, the Digital Studio, […]
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"The Subversive Proposal at 20"

Digital Koans - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:30
Richard Poynder has published "The Subversive Proposal at 20" in Open and Shut? Here's an excerpt: Twenty years ago yesterday, cognitive scientist Stevan Harnad posted a message on a mailing list, a message he headed "A Subversive Proposal." This called on all researchers to make copies of the papers they published in scholarly journals freely […]
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Digital Curation News (6/30/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 08:37
Digital Curation Preparation: A Survey of Contributors to International Professional , Educational, and Research Venues The Place of Tape in Digital Preservation—Prospects for Reduced Reliance on LTO And Server Solutions for Storage and Archive (Video) Repository Fringe 2014—Programme Announced! Digital Humanities and Digital Preservation: A New Series Digital Preservation Awards 2014: Second Call for Nominations […]
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Senior Systems/Software Engineer at Carnegie Mellon University

Digital Koans - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 07:33
Carnegie Mellon University is recruiting a Senior Systems/Software Engineer. Here's an excerpt from the ad: This temporary, full-time one-year position is responsible for designing systems and software, and coding, integrating, and maintaining new and existing software and scripts for the University Libraries’ UNIX-based information retrieval systems using standard protocols and programming interfaces. Duties include working […]
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Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery

Digital Koans - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 07:32
NISO has released Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery. Here's an excerpt: Based on the input from a survey done early in the project (see 2.7), the ODI group agreed to develop recommended practices in the following areas: Technical recommendations for data format and data transfer, including method of delivery and ongoing updates. Recommendations […]
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DevOps Engineer/Systems Administrator at DuraSpace

Digital Koans - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 07:31
DuraSpace is recruiting a DevOps Engineer/Systems Administrator. Here's an excerpt from the ad: DuraSpace, a not-for-profit serving the needs of hundreds of academic and cultural heritage institutions worldwide, is seeking an experienced operations specialist to manage the administration and automation of technical infrastructure and software systems used by the DuraSpace organization and the teams that […]
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"Measuring the Broader Impact of Research: The Potential of Altmetrics"

Digital Koans - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 07:30
Lutz Bornmann has self-archived "Measuring the Broader Impact of Research: The Potential 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 the impact of research in science, there […]
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Digital Curation News (6/27/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:27
Bulk Disk Imaging and Disk-Format Identification with KryoFlux Investing in Opportunity: Policy Practice and Planning for a Sustainable Digital Future (Free two-day conference registration open) Call for TAPAS Project Early Adopters Upcoming POWRR [Preserving Objects With Restricted Resources] Workshops When Digital Projects End OOXML: The Good and the Bad NDSR Selects the Next Class of […]
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Scholarly Communications and Faculty Services Librarian at Penn State Dickinson School of Law

Digital Koans - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:33
The Penn State Dickinson School of Law is recruiting a Scholarly Communications and Faculty Services Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Specifically, the SCFSL, in concert with other members of the Law Library's professional team, will be responsible for the development and leadership of creative scholarly support programs that are custom fit to provide […]
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"Can Libraries Help Stop this Madness?"

Digital Koans - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:32
Kevin L. Smith has published "Can Libraries Help Stop this Madness?" in Library Journal. Here's an excerpt: If university presses can make a successful transition to less-expensive digital publishing, we should support that transition as fully as we can, but we should withhold funds where the digital product reflects the high prices and other inefficiencies […]
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Emerging Technology and Digital Research Librarian at Penn State Dickinson School of Law

Digital Koans - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:31
The Penn State Dickinson School of Law is recruiting an Emerging Technology and Digital Research Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Specifically, the ETDRL will evaluate digital information products, track emerging trends in their use as research and publishing resources in an academic environment, and make recommendations of digital works that would enhance the […]
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Economic Impacts of Adapting Certain Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright and Related Rights

Digital Koans - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 07:30
The European Commission has released Economic Impacts of Adapting Certain Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright and Related Rights. Here's an excerpt from the summary: The first part of the study is the report by Charles River Associates "Assessing the economic impacts of adapting certain limitations and exceptions to copyright and related rights in the EU" […]
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Job: Director of Library Technology at Central Michigan University

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 14:00

The Director of Library Technology provides vision and strategic leadership for Library Systems in a team- and service-oriented environment. The Director is responsible for overseeing and managing the full life cycle of the University Libraries’ systems, applications, hardware, and web services. The Director manages the departmental budget, leads a department of six staff members, and serves as a member of the Libraries’ senior management group. The Director will develop and employ strategies to ensure that the library systems support the academic needs of a 21st century university.

Source: Director of Library Technology at Central Michigan University

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Resource: Mirador: A tool to help you find correlations in complex datasets

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 13:30

Mirador, a collaborative effort led by Andrés Colubri from Fathom Information Design, is a tool that helps you find correlative patterns in datasets with a lot of variables and observations. It’s in the early stages of development, but is available to use and test on Windows and Mac. Colubri explains the process, from its early stages to its current iteration.

Source: Mirador: A tool to help you find correlations in complex datasets

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CFP: Fons Luminis: “Using and Creating Digital Medievalia”

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 13:00

Fons Luminis, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal edited and produced annually by graduate students at the Centre for Medieval Studies in the University of Toronto provides a forum in which to address, challenge, and explore the content and methodologies of our various home disciplines. We invite current graduate students to submit papers relating in some way to the 2015 journal theme, “Using and Creating Digital Medievalia.”

Source: Fons Luminis Call for Papers: “Using and Creating Digital Medievalia”

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Job: Integrated Digital Services Librarian at University of Baltimore

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:30

Reporting to the Head of Integrated Digital Services, the Integrated Digital Services Librarian maintains and supports Langsdale and USM library systems, hardware and software. She/he will participate in collaborative design and development of new library technology services. The successful candidate will also work on USM library initiatives such as the implementation of the next-generation consortia integrated library system, discovery services and other new technologies.

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Resource: Open Access Journals in Middle Eastern and and Islamic Studies

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:00

AWOL is a project of Charles E. Jones, Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities at the Pattee Library, Penn State University AWOL began with a series of entries under the heading AWOL on the Ancient World Bloggers Group Blog. I moved it to its own space here beginning in 2009.

The primary focus of the project is notice and comment on open access material relating to the ancient world, but I will also include other kinds of networked information as it comes available.

The ancient world is conceived here as it is at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, my academic home at the time AWOL was launched. That is, from the Pillars of Hercules to the Pacific, from the beginnings of human habitation to the late antique / early Islamic period.

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