SPARC-ACRL forum "Understanding the Implications of Open Education: MOOCs and More" June 29, 2013
The Nova Southeastern University Law Library and Technology Center is recruiting an Emerging Technologies & Institutional Repository Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Develops and maintains access to law library digital resources; supports law faculty and students' effective use of technology to enhance learning; performs legal research at the reference desk and in other [...]
Christopher J. Shaffer has published "The Role of the Library in the Research Enterprise" in the latest issue of the Journal of eScience Librarianship. Here's an excerpt: Libraries have provided services to researchers for many years. Changes in technology and new publishing models provide opportunities for libraries to be more involved in the research enterprise. [...]
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The University of New Hampshire Library is recruiting a Web Applications Developer. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Web Applications Developer will be responsible for writing back-end code to support new web applications and search services for end users and Library staff under the direction of the Systems Librarian. Responsibilities include all aspects of [...]
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The National Academies Press has released Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: The report describes a wide range of questions that are ripe for analysis: how incentives of creators, distributors and users are changing, what are the enablers of and impediments to voluntary licensing, what are [...]
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Digital Scholarship's paperbacks have always been inexpensive because the primary goal was to make printed copies of digital books available to libraries and individuals who wanted them in this format rather than to generate profit. Now, Digital Scholarship's paperback prices have been dropped to the minimum allowed. Here are the new prices of the books [...]
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Reinventing Humanities Publication Project Receives €1.1 Million Grant, http://t.co/4UxQBwEG0G University of Basel Adopts Open Access Policy, http://t.co/NR4gVfXiI8 iAnnotate–Whatever Happened to the Web as an Annotation System?, http://t.co/8k9TVSBbze Free-for-All, http://t.co/oGdUPmvmPG Yes, the AAA's New "Open Access" "Journal" Is Just as Disappointing as Everyone Thought It Would Be, http://t.co/M69LqF4qIe Digital Scholarship
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The British Library is recruiting a BL Labs Technical Lead. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Fixed term contract—duration 18 months The Digital Scholarship Team is looking for a talented, communicative, technical, problem solving expert to work on a new project, British Library Labs. The project's focus is about encouraging researchers and developers to carry [...]
The Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health has adopted an open access policy. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: In accordance with their open access resolution, Mailman School researchers commit to having their published scholarly articles included in Columbia's digital repository, Academic Commons, where content is freely available to the public, or in another [...]
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The DAVID consortium has released State of the Art Report on Damage Prevention and Repair of Digital AV Media. Here's an excerpt: This report contains information on the state of the art in digital damage prevention and repair of audio-visual media. It has been compiled in course of the project definition of DAVID. The DAVID [...]
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Walt Crawford has published "Hot Times for Open Access" in the latest issue of Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large. Here's an excerpt: These are hot times for open access. Maybe not a tipping point, certainly not where everything will be in a couple of years, but more action—and even more progress—than I'd seen in [...]
PLOS Appoints Elizabeth Marincola as Chief Executive Officer, http://t.co/j8tJotKahP Hachette Makes Full E-book Catalogue Available to Libraries, http://t.co/DSGzId5mEx Opening Up Access to UK Research: Gold, Green and Shades of Grey, http://t.co/I8ppsjuOdH PLOS Announces Accelerating Science Award Program, http://t.co/WfF5hAQnhV National Library of Wales Won't Claim Copyright for Digitized Works, http://t.co/BClYqhDchR III's New CEO Calls for Greater [...]
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Understanding User Generated Tags for Digital Collections: An Interview with Jennifer Golbeck Archivematica 0.10-beta Release 2013-04-22: IIPC GA 2013 [Conference summary] Funding Research Data Management [Conference summary] DDI-RDF Discovery Vocabulary: A Metadata Vocabulary for Documenting Research and Survey Data Digital Scholarship | DigitalCurationNews
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The Library of Congress is recruiting a Program Specialist (Digital Projects Coordinator). Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Digital Projects Coordinator coordinates and facilitates activities relating to the Library Services information technology (IT) goals through application development and implementation of projects involving the Library's integrated library system, other enterprise systems, and web enabled applications. [...]
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Gerald Beasley has been appointed Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian at the University of Alberta. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: Concordia University Librarian Gerald Beasley has been appointed vice-provost and chief librarian at the University of Alberta, effective July 1, 2013, for a five-year term. . . . . Beasley came to Concordia in 2008 [...]
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The College of New Jersey Library is recruiting an Emerging Technologies Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Emerging Technologies: Identify, evaluate, and promote current and emerging best practices in the application of web and digital technologies; take a leading role in the planning, implementation, and maintenance of innovative web and digital services and resources [...]
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Geneva Henry has been named University Librarian, Vice Provost for Libraries at George Washington University. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: Geneva Henry has been named the George Washington University's university librarian and vice provost for libraries. In this role, Ms. Henry will be responsible for planning, directing and overseeing all operations of GW's Estelle [...]
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IBM Makes Stop-Motion Film Using Atoms as Pixels, http://t.co/zKxeMmPFXf Google Releases Glass Tutorial, http://t.co/R9h0cE1wAl E-Books and Democracy, http://t.co/96DeB2L9EW Video: Using Schema.org & Google Site Search With Library Digital Collections, http://t.co/4qDVNcfWaq One Year Later, the Results of Tor Books UK Going DRM-Free, http://t.co/6onCbN1OGA Macmillan Finalizes E-book Settlement, Will Pay $26 Million, http://t.co/HD7oxacIpb The Big Deal and [...]
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The latest bimonthly update of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog is now available. It provides information about selected new works related to scholarly electronic publishing, such as books, e-prints, journal articles, technical reports, and white papers. Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Publications Overview | Sitemap
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William Fisher, Copyright Spring 2013: Special Event 6, Orphan Works and Digital Libraries [Video], http://t.co/J4bGhuanrc Are Digitization and Budget Cuts Compromising History?, http://t.co/uKe6nAENJm E-book Subscription Model: Is the Time Right?, http://t.co/urfAzepW0Z What Is TPP? It's the Biggest Global Threat to the Internet Since ACTA, https://t.co/BpUrlmxfdN Devising New Roles for Scholars Who Can Code, http://t.co/ecf8XILlGl Bill [...]
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Planning for Digital Preservation: 20 Questions for Providers of Digital Storage Services DMPTool Webinar Series Talk on LOCKSS Metadata Extraction at IIPC 2013 E-Records Forum 2013: Audits of Trustworthy Digital Repositories Research Data Management Funding: Is Europe Up for the Challenge? [Presentations] LIASA Webinar [Report and presentation link] No Thing is Preserved in Digital Preservation [...]
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