SPARC-ACRL forum "Understanding the Implications of Open Education: MOOCs and More" June 29, 2013
Glasgow Caledonian University is recruiting a Digital Assets Manager. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Library Services at Glasgow Caledonian University wishes to appoint a Digital Assets Manager. The role holder will have responsibility for the maintenance, development and promotion of GCUStore, our multimedia repository, and will assist in the work of the Digital Development [...]
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Phillip Lord and Lindsay Marshall have self-archived "Twenty-Five Shades of Greycite: Semantics for Referencing and Preservation" in arXiv.org . Here's an excerpt: Semantic publishing can enable richer documents with clearer, computationally interpretable properties. For this vision to become reality, however, authors must benefit from this process, so that they are incentivised to add these semantics. [...]
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Georgia Perimeter College Libraries are recruiting a Systems/Web Services Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Systems/Web Services Librarian is responsible for maintenance, management, support and training for the Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system in a multi-campus and statewide consortial environment. Runs Voyager maintenance and statistical reports on a regular schedule. Administers and [...]
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Science Europe has released "Science Europe Position Statement: Principles on the Transition to Open Access to Research Publications." Science Europe is an "association of 51 European national research organisations." Here's an excerpt: Therefore the Science Europe Member Organisations: will continue to support any valid approaches to achieve Open Access, including those commonly referred to as [...]
Talk on Harvesting the Future Web at IIPC2013 Archive Journal Special Issue on "Publishing the Archive"—Call For Papers Video Games, Take II: The Problems of Preservation Hack to Preserve: Increasing Your Organisational Competence Brewster's Trillions: Internet Archive Strives to Keep Web History Alive Software Obsolescence Doesn't Imply Format Obsolescence Digital Curation Webinar Digital Scholarship | [...]
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Asking Authors to Buy 'Memberships' for Open Access, http://t.co/JIUfWAysa5 Controversial CISPA "Cyber-Security" Bill is DOA in the Senate, http://t.co/Q7eZMJgnsv 21 Tips for Supercharging Your Cloud Storage, http://t.co/0L9l1aomPs Open Access Spreads, http://t.co/OAJoIBE0ng Court Backs Artist in Rasta Case: Less Copyright Control for Image Owners?, http://t.co/ywLorh3Z3V More New Things for the Omeka family of Products!, http://t.co/7P2b2GdfB6 New [...]
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Harvard University Information Technology is recruiting a Systems Engineer, Library Technology . Here's an excerpt from the ad: Harvard University IT Library Technology Services (LTS) is seeking an Applications Platform Analyst to build, manage, and maintain scalable and robust application server environments for central library systems used in the academic and research mission of the [...]
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The Library Copyright Alliance has filed a brief in the Cambridge U. Press et al. v. Mark P. Becker et al. e-reserves copyright case that was prepared by the EFF and Jonathan Band. Here's an excerpt from the EFF announcement: In the amicus brief filed today, EFF urges the appeals court to see what the [...]
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Pratt Institute Libraries are recruiting a Library Systems Administrator. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Under moderate supervision, with a high degree of independent judgment, implements and maintains systems and networks in support of Libraries' computer information systems, including the ILS and web services. Individual will be responsible for the development, design, installation, maintenance and [...]
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Archive-It has released the The Web Archiving Life Cycle Model. Here's an excerpt: In order to address the lack of best practices and to increase awareness of the importance of web archiving as fundamental to digital preservation, the Archive-It team developed the Web Archiving Life Cycle Model (WALCM). This model is based on the team's [...]
Bureau of Economic Analysis Shows Why Copyright Terms Should Be Greatly Diminished, https://t.co/fqhdoZtwb2 American Photographic Artists Join the Lawsuit against Google Books, http://t.co/Kz8McgrYpJ On Open Access, #AltAc and the Future of the Academic Press: A Conversation with Duke University Press, Part Three, http://t.co/r0zznmRaMn Support California's New Open Access Bill, https://t.co/a58M4pefTx Judge Appears Poised to Toss [...]
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Preservation Metadata: An Overview [Presentation] Digital Preservation Metadata–Hands-On Exercise [Presentation] METS Is the Answer (What Was the Question?) [Presentation] PREMIS Deep Dive—Personal View [Presentation] PREMIS, METS and Preservation Metadata: Emerging Trends and Future Directions [Presentation] Digital Scholarship | DigitalCurationNews
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The James Madison University Libraries & Educational Technologies are recruiting a Digital Collections Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Digital Collections Librarian manages JMU Libraries' locally created digital materials, taking a lead role in the creation, maintenance and stewardship of digital collections, including the digitization of special collections. This position provides strategies for [...]
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Robert Sanderson, Paolo Ciccarese, and Herbert Van de Sompel have self-archived "Designing the W3C Open Annotation Data Model" in arXiv.org. Here's an excerpt: The Open Annotation Core Data Model specifies an interoperable framework for creating associations between related resources, called annotations, using a methodology that conforms to the Architecture of the World Wide Web. Open [...]
The Wilfrid Laurier University Library is recruiting an Associate University Librarian, Information Resources and Scholarly Communication. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Reporting to the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian for Information Resources and Scholarly Communication (AUL IRSC) works closely with other members of the Library Executive team to advance the strategic agenda of [...]
Stephen Bosch and Kittie Henderson have published "The Winds of Change: Periodicals Price Survey 2013" in Library Journal. Here's an excerpt: This year, the serials pricing data indicates that prices are increasing at about the same rate as last year. Increases seemed to have plateaued at about 6% for 2013. Data from the merged ISI [...]
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Springer Science Set to Attract 5 Bids from Private Equity, http://t.co/5YluD13eEQ CISPA Suffers Setback in Senate Citing Privacy Concerns, http://t.co/t5Uvxe9uYP Video: Library As Research Platform, http://t.co/ves0oekpTK Windows Tablets No More Than 'Niche' Player in Q1, Research Firm Says, http://t.co/5m7NARhsvy Simon & Schuster Joins 'Big 6' in Moving Ebooks Into Libraries, http://t.co/mL0glUAUft SPIE 'Gold' Open Access [...]
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Data Publication—Policies and Procedures from the PREPARDE Project [Presentation] Digital Preservation at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation [Video] Vacancy at National Library of Scotland: Digital Preservation Officer Digital Preservation in a Webinar, Part Two Digital Scholarship | DigitalCurationNews
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The Sonoma State University Library is are recruiting a Web Services Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Web Services Librarian takes a leadership role in the vision, design, and management of an evolving library web presence to meet the needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the University. The successful candidate will [...]
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The UK Parliament has released an uncorrected transcript of "House of Commons Oral Evidence Taken before the Business, Innovation And Skills Committee Open Access." Here's an excerpt (below comments by Alicia Wise, Director of Universal Access, Reed Elsevier): With the Government's policy that we are all implementing, we will see an increase in the amount [...]
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