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Resource: Games in the Classroom Reading List

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:30

Anastasia Salter has compiled a list of recommendations for critical readings on games in the classroom, with an accompanying link to a list of ProfHacker posts on games.

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Digital Curation News (9/16/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:40
The Citation Revolution Will Not Be Televised: The End of Papers and the Rise of Data Library of Congress Recommended Format Specifications: Encouraging Preservation Without Discouraging Creation Digital Content and Digital Preservation at The Henry Ford Curating Research Data: The Potential Roles of Libraries and Information Professionals (in Journal of Documentation) Completing the Data Life […]
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"A Scalable and Sustainable Approach to Open Access"

Digital Koans - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:05
Alexis Seeley et al. have published "A Scalable and Sustainable Approach to Open Access" in D-Lib Magazine. Here's an excerpt: Funded by tertiary institutions rather than individual researchers, this new model seeks to provide open access not just to traditional academic publications but to all forms of scholarly output. Digital Scholarship | "A Quarter-Century as […]
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Director, Digital Media Commons at University of Michigan

Digital Koans - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:33
The University of Michigan is recruiting a Director, Digital Media Commons. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The Director is responsible for leading an innovative sandbox focused on discovery, learning, invention, innovation, demonstration, and deployment. Through studying and experimenting with new paradigms for teaching, learning, and research, the Director and the DMC staff offer campus […]
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"Library of Congress Recommended Format Specifications: Encouraging Preservation Without Discouraging Creation"

Digital Koans - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:32
Theron Westervelt has published "Library of Congress Recommended Format Specifications: Encouraging Preservation Without Discouraging Creation" in D-Lib Magazine. Here's an excerpt: The Library of Congress has a fundamental commitment to acquiring, preserving and making accessible in the long term the creative output of the nation and the world. The Library has devised the Recommended Format […]
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NCSU Libraries Fellows, 2015-2017

Digital Koans - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:31
NCSU is recruiting NCSU Libraries Fellows. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The NCSU Libraries Fellows program offers a unique opportunity to a select group of M.L.S. and M.I.S. graduates who will receive the degree between September 2014 and August 2015. Fellows will be appointed at the rank of librarian for a two-year term from […]
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Digital Curation News (9/15/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:35
Reconsidering the Checksum for Audiovisual Preservation Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research: An Interview with Richard Ball and Norm Medeiros DataUp is Merging with Dash! Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 4
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Project Development Librarian at University of North Texas

Digital Koans - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:32
The University of North Texas is recruiting a Project Development Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The Project Development Librarian is a member of the UNT Libraries' External Relations Office and provides an important outreach role to the many collaborating institutions and to users of the content of the Portal to Texas History. The […]
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"Which Kind of Papers Has Higher or Lower Altmetric Counts? A Study Using Article-Level Metrics from PLOS and F1000Prime"

Digital Koans - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:31
Lutz Bornmann has self-archived "Which Kind of Papers Has Higher or Lower Altmetric Counts? A Study Using Article-Level Metrics from PLOS and F1000Prime." Here's an excerpt: The present study investigates the usefulness of altmetrics for measuring the broader impact of research. Methods: This study is essentially based on a dataset with papers obtained from F1000. […]
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Director, Research and Informatics at Virginia Tech

Digital Koans - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:30
Virginia Tech is recruiting a Director, Research and Informatics. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The Director, Research and Informatics reports to the Associate Dean for Research and Informatics and manages operations for library programs, services, educational opportunities, and campus collaborations that support the research mission of the university. As a member of the Libraries' […]
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Digital Curation News (9/12/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:25
Educopia Institute et al. Get IMLS Grant for Preserving Research Data that Accompany ETDs Caring for Digital Materials Webinar 1—Overview of Digital Preservation Caring for Digital Materials Webinar 2—Convert it to Preserve It: Digitization and File Conversion Caring for Digital Materials Webinar 4—Backups, Copies, and What Can Go Wrong Caring for Digital Materials Webinar 5—Digital […]
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Web Learning Environments Application Developer at Virginia Tech

Digital Koans - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:33
Virginia Tech is recruiting a Web Learning Environments Application Developer. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The Web Learning Environments Application Developer leads in the design and creates the University Libraries' new online learning platform and other online learning environments applications working closely with the Online Learning and Education Librarian and the Learning Services unit […]
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Institute of Museum and Library Services Funds 51 Library Projects

Digital Koans - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:32
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced 51 grants. Here's an excerpt from the press release: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced grants for 51 library projects, totaling $9,291,441, that will advance library and archives practice by addressing challenges in the field and by testing and evaluating innovations. The […]
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Data Curator at Virginia Tech

Digital Koans - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:31
Virginia Tech is recruiting a Data Curator. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The Data Curator works in a team-based environment to implement and advance the Libraries' data management services. Working as part of the Data Curation Unit and collaborating with colleagues across the Libraries, the incumbent will play a leading role in creating workflows, […]
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Do Altmetrics Point to the Broader Impact of Research? An Overview of Benefits and Disadvantages of Altmetrics

Digital Koans - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:30
Lutz Bornmann has self-archived "Do Altmetrics Point to the Broader Impact of Research? An Overview of Benefits and Disadvantages of Altmetrics." Here's an excerpt: Today, it is not clear how the impact of research on other areas of society than science should be measured. While peer review and bibliometrics have become standard methods for measuring […]
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Job: Associate Professor in Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:00

The School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University invites applications for a tenured faculty position in Digital Humanities at the rank of Associate Professor. With this appointment, Rutgers University seeks to build on a successful Digital Humanities initiative led by a core group of faculty drawn from a range of Humanities disciplines including English, History, American Studies, Comparative Literature, French, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

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Opportunity: Artstor Digital Humanities Award

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:30

As a non-profit institution working to derive shared solutions to challenges of the digital world, Artstor believes that the Digital Humanities Awards will recognize and help support innovative and intellectually stimulating projects in the field — and give digital scholars the chance to create and maintain those projects using Shared Shelf.

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Resource: Installing Debian Linux in a Virtual Machine 2014

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:00

Many digital humanists are probably aware that they could make their research activities faster and more efficient by working at the command line. Many are probably also sympathetic to arguments for open source, open content and open access. Nevertheless, switching to Linux full-time is a big commitment. Virtualization software, like Oracle’s free VirtualBox, allows one to create Linux machines that run inside a window on a Mac or PC. Since these virtual machines can be created from scratch whenever you need one, they make an ideal platform for learning command line techniques.

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Digital Curation News (9/11/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:54
Storage Tech Designed Preserve Government Docs Indefinitely Innovative Solutions for Dealing with Born-Digital Content in Obsolete Forms—Part 3 Data Matters: Interview with Isaac Kohane Our Digital Legacy: Shortlist Announced for the Digital Preservation Awards 2014 Vacancy at King's College London: Research Associate/Developer (Digital Preservation) Preservation Statistics: A Survey for US Libraries, FY 2013 Report Digital […]
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Systems Administrator II at University of Texas at Austin

Digital Koans - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:33
The University of Texas at Austin is recruiting a Systems Administrator II. Here's an excerpt from the ad. Perform system administration using standard UNIX tools and utilities including day-to-day system administration functions such as user support, trouble shooting, server configuration, and facilitating backups. Provide system support of applications and services running on UNIX servers, and […]
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