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CFParticipation: Eyebeam Square: An Internet Blackout Simulation Event

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:00

In this workshop, Eyebeam will turn into an “Internet Blackout” or “Practocalypse” (Practice Apocalypse), where there is no Internet, just mobile phones and mesh routers.  The Guardian Project and Commotion will show participants how to use mesh networking in combination with various mobile and desktop apps to operate in an environment in which, for some reason, intended or unintended, Internet is not available.  By playing an interactive role game we will get people thinking and talking about the need to create decentralized Internet networks and Internet ownership, and the practical steps that people can take as individuals in order to improve the situation.

For more information, see “Eyebeam Square: An Internet Blackout Simulation Event.”

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Job: Postdoc, Digital Media & Learning Research Hub, UC Irvine

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 15:50

One postdoctoral position is available in the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub, at the UC Humanities Research Institute, based on the Irvine campus. The postdoctoral scholar will collaborate in a MacArthur Foundation-funded research network on Connected Learning, investigating how new digital and networked media can support interest-driven and socially connected forms of learning. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for conducting ethnographic research on interest-driven learning with digital media, with a focus on parental involvement, analyzing research findings and working collaboratively with principle investigators and others involved in the research network.

See full job description.

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RESOURCE: Data Mining the Internet Archive Collection

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:16

A new lesson by Caleb McDaniel on The Programming Historian focuses on downloading and analyzing records from the Internet Archive.

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to download files from such collections using a Python module specifically designed for the Internet Archive. You will also learn how to use another Python module designed for parsing MARC XML records, a widely used standard for formatting bibliographic metadata.

Continue reading “Data Mining the Internet Archive Collection.”

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Digital Curation News (3/20/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 08:54
A Regional NDSA? DigCCurr Professional Institute GigaDB: Promoting Data Dissemination and Reproducibility Weekly Web Archiving Roundup: March 19, 2014 Current State of 3D Object Digital Preservation and Gap-Analysis Report Digital Preservation Management Workshop Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Digital Curation, Digital Preservation, and Research Data Management Works
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DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 3/31/2014

Digital Koans - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 07:35
DigitalKoans posts will resume on 3/31/2014. Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Publications Overview | Sitemap
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Senior Digital Library Software Engineer at Harvard University IT Library Technology Services

Digital Koans - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 07:33
Harvard University IT Library Technology Services is recruiting a Senior Digital Library Software Engineer. Here's an excerpt from the ad: We are seeking a skilled java software developer to join an agile development team of developers, librarians, usability designers, testers, and product owners to design and develop core software using the J2EE software stack for […]
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Current State of 3D Object Digital Preservation and Gap-Analysis Report

Digital Koans - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 07:32
DURAARK has released the Current State of 3D Object Digital Preservation and Gap-Analysis Report. Here's an excerpt: The gap analysis is approached through an in-depth analysis of two areas. One area is that of fundamental digital preservation tools and processes regardless of their content type. It describes processes and standards adapted by the global digital […]
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Digital Repository Librarian at University of Waterloo Library

Digital Koans - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 07:31
The University of Waterloo Library is recruiting a Digital Repository Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Digital Repository Librarian: Leads projects which design and develop technologies supporting the capture, description, delivery, and preservation of digital objects Serves as a technical resource to liaison librarians and others across the Library to facilitate the Library's […]
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“The Demand for Out-of-Print Works and Their (Un)Availability in Alternative Markets”

Digital Koans - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 07:30
Paul J. Heald has self-archived “The Demand for Out-of-Print Works and Their (Un)Availability in Alternative Markets.” Here's an excerpt: Prior studies demonstrate the shocking unavailability of most books published in the 20th Century, prompting The Atlantic Monthly headline: How Copyright Made Mid-Century Books Vanish. The unavailability of new editions of older works would be less […]
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Digital Curation News (3/19/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:17
Data Publishing—Libraries & Repositories Presentations at IDCC Report on DRM Preservation Things to Know About Personal Digital Archiving 2014 Exemplar Good Governance Structures and Data Policies Three Years of SCAPE Report about Standardisation Activities: Progress to Year 3 Secondary Data Usage: Transitioning From 'Second Class' to 'Sexy'? Demonstrator Set Up and Definition of Added Value […]
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Exemplar Good Governance Structures and Data Policies

Digital Koans - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 07:33
APARSEN has released Exemplar Good Governance Structures and Data Policies. Here's an excerpt: This report summarises the level of preparedness for interoperable governance and data policies based on both desktop research on selected data policies and online survey conducted during this study. It is important to understand what current data policies address and if they […]
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Systems Librarian at BYU-Hawaii Library

Digital Koans - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 07:32
The BYU-Hawaii Library is recruiting a Systems Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: This newly created faculty position serves under the direction of the University Librarian and will provide leadership, management, and support for library systems and applications at the Joseph F. Smith Library in Laie, Hawaii. Digital Scholarship | Digital Library Jobs | […]
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Digital Archivist at Mayo Clinic

Digital Koans - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 07:31
The Mayo Clinic is recruiting a Digital Archivist. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Digital Archivist works to ensure the long term preservation, organization, distribution and retrieval of digitized, born-digital, and traditional institutional assets illustrating the evolution, development and history of Mayo Clinic. Environment includes digital, multimedia and paper based records and historical documents which […]
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Report on DRM Preservation

Digital Koans - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 07:30
APARSEN has released the Report on DRM Preservation. Here's an excerpt: This report places the subject of Digital Rights and Access Management (DRM) within the context of long-term digital preservation and examines the related risks and challenges which arise in connection with the long-term archiving and ongoing accessibility of DRM-protected objects, and also the safeguarding […]
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Digital Curation News (3/18/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:26
Preserving Web-based Auction Catalogs at the Frick Art Reference Library Project DAVID Creates Digital Content Preservation Tech The Role of Standards for the Preservation of Audiovisual Material (Webinar video) Digital Preservation File Format Policies of ARL Member Libraries: An Analysis Research Datasets Need to Be Easy to Find if They Are to Achieve Their Potential […]
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Digital Library Access Engineer at Stanford University Libraries

Digital Koans - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:33
Stanford University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Library Access Engineer. Here's an excerpt from the ad: This is a 4-year, fixed-term position in the library's Digital Library Systems and Services group, with the possibility for renewal. . . . This position will be a key contributor to a dynamic team of technologists, architects and information […]
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"Can Formalities Save the Public Domain? Reconsidering Formalities for the 2010s"

Digital Koans - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:32
Niva Elkin-Koren has published "Can Formalities Save the Public Domain? Reconsidering Formalities for the 2010s" in The Berkeley Technology Law Journal. Here's an excerpt: In essence, formalities advocates argue that current copyright law protects too many works, and shifting back to an opt-in regime would help restore the balance in copyright law between incentives and […]
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Data Services and Collections Librarian at UC San Diego Library

Digital Koans - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:31
The UC San Diego Library is recruiting a Data Services and Collections Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Data Services and Collections Librarian is the leader within the UC San Diego Library for managing and providing data and statistical services, with a focus on social science data. The position reports primarily to the […]
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"Digital Preservation File Format Policies of ARL Member Libraries: An Analysis"

Digital Koans - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:30
Kyle Rimkus et al. have published "Digital Preservation File Format Policies of ARL Member Libraries: An Analysis" in D-Lib Magazine. Here's an excerpt: In the interest of gaining a broad view of contemporary digital preservation practice in North American research libraries, this paper presents the findings of a study of file format policies at Association […]
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Digital Curation News (3/17/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:06
ToMaR—How to Let Your Preservation Tools Scale IASSIST Quarterly: Special Issue: The Organizational Dimension of Digital Preservation Upcoming NDSR Symposium "Emerging Trends in Digital Stewardship": Speaker Announcements Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-Use Update on February 2014 Activities (HathiTrust) Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Digital Curation, Digital Preservation, and Research Data Management […]
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