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Digital Curation News (6/26/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 10:40
A New Registry of Services and Tools for Digital Preservation From Theory to Action: A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Tools & Strategies (Presentation) ERC Workshop on Research Data Management and Sharing Digital POWRR: Preserving objects With Restricted Resources (Presentation) Weekly Web Archiving Roundup: June 25, 2014 Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Digital […]
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Web Application Developer at University of Illinois at Chicago

Digital Koans - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 07:33
The University of Illinois at Chicago is recruiting a Web Application Developer. Here's an excerpt from the ad: This position will provide technical and programming expertise to build the administrative and public interfaces of the Chicago Collections Consortium (CCC) Portal using the Django Web application framework. The Web Application Developer will write code, develop unit […]
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"The Determinants of Open Access Publishing: Survey Evidence from Countries in the Mediterranean Open Access Network (MedOANet)"

Digital Koans - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 07:32
Thomas Eger et al. have self-archived "The Determinants of Open Access Publishing: Survey Evidence from Countries in the Mediterranean Open Access Network (MedOANet)." Here's an excerpt: We discuss the results of a survey conducted between April 2013 and May 2014 in six Mediterranean countries and covering 2,528 researchers from Spain (1,291), Portugal (142), France (380), […]
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Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian at University of Miami

Digital Koans - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 07:31
The University of Miami is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Under the direction of the Head of the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department, the Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian supports the discovery of and access to the Libraries' digital content through metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance according to […]
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Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) of Monographs

Digital Koans - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 07:30
NISO has released Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) of Monographs. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: This is a new project to develop recommended practices for the Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) of Monographs. Many libraries have embraced DDA (also referred to as patron-driven acquisition) to present many more titles to their patrons for potential use and purchase than […]
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Digital Curation News (6/25/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:57
Web Archiving and Preserving the Performing Arts in the Digital Age What You Need to Know about Writing Data Management Plans Library Preservation Today! Preserving Digital Collections: An Overview (Presentation) Project ARC Update Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Digital Curation, Digital Preservation, and Research Data Management Works
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Integrated Digital Services Librarian at University of Baltimore

Digital Koans - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 07:33
The University of Baltimore is recruiting an Integrated Digital Services Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: 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 […]
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Systems Librarian at University of Maryland

Digital Koans - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 07:31
The University of Maryland is recruiting a Systems Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives, the Systems Librarian supports all aspects of the work of the Digital Programs and Initiatives department. The Systems Librarian actively works with staff throughout the UMD Libraries to gather requirements for development […]
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"The Price of Big Science: Saturation or Abundance in Scientific Publishing?"

Digital Koans - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 07:31
Caroline S. Wagner and Dae Joong Kim have published "The Price of Big Science: Saturation or Abundance in Scientific Publishing?" in Policy and Complex Systems. Here's an excerpt: The rate of production of scientific publications appears to be continuing on an exponential growth curve against the prediction of Derek de Solla Price. (This article examines […]
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Adriene Lim Named University of Oregon’s Philip H. Knight Dean of Libraries

Digital Koans - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 07:30
The University of Oregon has named Adriene Lim as its Philip H. Knight Dean of Libraries. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: Lim has served as Oakland University's chief administrative officer for the school's main Kresge Library and Medical Library since 2011. Before that, she was at Portland State University since 2005, holding positions that […]
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Library Systems and Data Strategist at University of Wisconsin—Madison

Digital Koans - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:38
The University of Wisconsin—Madison is recruiting a Library Systems and Data Strategist. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Data Strategist will work closely with library and technical staff, integrated library system vendors, application developers, researchers and campus partners to further the discovery and delivery of Library and other data. The Data Strategist will leverage […]
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"The Multidimensional Assessment of Scholarly Research Impact"

Digital Koans - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:32
Henk F. Moed and Gali Halevi have self-archived "The Multidimensional Assessment of Scholarly Research Impact." Here's an excerpt: This article introduces the Multidimensional Research Assessment Matrix of scientific output. Its base notion holds that the choice of metrics to be applied in a research assessment process depends upon the unit of assessment, the research dimension […]
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Scholarly Communications Outreach Coordinator at Grand Valley State University

Digital Koans - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:13
Grand Valley State University is recruiting a Scholarly Communications Outreach Coordinator. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Scholarly Communications Outreach Coordinator is responsible for the overall management and direction of the Libraries' scholarly communication program and repository services. The person in this position provides outreach to GVSU community on scholarly communications issues and services […]
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Library of Congress Recommended Format Specifications 2014-2015

Digital Koans - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:07
The Library of Congress has released the Library of Congress Recommended Format Specifications 2014-2015. Here's an excerpt: The creation and publication of these recommended format specifications is not intended to serve as an answer to all the questions raised in preserving and providing long-term access to creative content. They do not provide instructions for receiving […]
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Digital Curation News (6/24/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:41
Digital Public Library of America Wins Knight News Challenge Award Receives $300,000 to Develop Simplified Rights Structure for Digital Materials Alongside International Partners Misc Stats for DMPTool2 Will the Real Lazy Pig Please Scale Up: Quality Assured Large Scale Image Migration [Apache Pig] Long-Term Sustainability through OSS Implementations of Open File Formats Tools for Uncovering […]
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Digital Curation News (6/23/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:06
Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 4. Over 320 English-language works. Live links. OA. CC-BY-NC license. Recommended Format Specifications from the Library of Congress: An Interview with Ted Westervelt Introduction to Research Data Management (Presentations) Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Digital Curation, Digital Preservation, and Research Data Management Works
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Director of Library Technology at Central Michigan University

Digital Koans - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 07:33
Central Michigan University is recruiting a Director of Library Technology. Here's an excerpt from the ad: 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 […]
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Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 4

Digital Koans - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 07:32
Digital Scholarship has released version 4 of the Research Data Curation Bibliography. This selective bibliography includes over 320 English-language articles and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions. The "digital curation" concept is still evolving. In "Digital Curation and Trusted Repositories: Steps toward […]
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Digital Projects Developer at Duke University

Digital Koans - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 07:31
Duke University is recruiting a Digital Projects Developer. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Digital Projects Developer develops and maintains web applications utilized by faculty, staff, students, and patrons of the Duke University Libraries (DUL). S/He provides support for middleware and interface development for DUL's enterprise platforms. S/He serves as analyst in a variety […]
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A Quarter-Century as an Open Access Publisher

Digital Koans - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 07:30
Introduction Twenty-five years? It's hard to believe I've been doing this since Madonna's "Express Yourself" was in the top 40. I don't typically write about personal matters in DigitalKoans, but here's a mini-memoir, so please indulge me. Here are the highlights of my open access publishing activities since June 1989. A full chronology is also […]
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