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DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 4/28/2014

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:54
DigitalKoans posts will resume on 4/28/2014. Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Publications Overview | Sitemap
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Digital Curation News (4/11/2014) #digitalpreservation

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:45
Breaking Down Walls in Digital Preservation (Part 1) Breaking Down Walls in Digital Preservation (Part 2) Hacking Digital Stewardship at Computers in Libraries 2014 Introduction to Digital Curation (Free course) Data Curation Librarian at Indiana State University Library Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Digital Curation, Digital Preservation, and Research Data Management Works
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Manager of Digital Experience at Westport Library

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:33
The Westport Library is recruiting a Manager of Digital Experience. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Westport Library is seeking a Manager of Digital Experience who will coordinate the development of the Library's web/digital content. The successful candidate will develop and implement an online strategy that supports the Library's mission and goals; contribute to […]
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"Statement Regarding the Suspension of Springer’s Membership in OASPA"

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

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"

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

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"

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

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"

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

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,

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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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Head, Information Technology at NCSU Libraries

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:31
The NCSU Libraries are recruiting a Head, Information Technology. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Head, IT, as the library's chief technology strategist, plays a leadership role in enabling Hunt to realize fully its potential as an overarching model of innovation and to extend this vision into the future throughout the NCSU Libraries. The […]
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"How Well Developed Are Altmetrics? A Cross-Disciplinary Analysis of the Presence of ‘Alternative Metrics’ in Scientific Publications"

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:30
Zohreh Zahedi, Rodrigo Costas, and Paul Wouters have self-archived "How Well Developed Are Altmetrics? A Cross-Disciplinary Analysis of the Presence of 'Alternative Metrics' in Scientific Publications." Here's an excerpt: In this paper an analysis of the presence and possibilities of altmetrics for bibliometric and performance analysis is carried out. Using the web based tool Impact […]
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