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"Measuring the Value of Research Data: A Citation Analysis of Oceanographic Data Sets"

Digital Koans - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:32
Christopher W. Belter has published "Measuring the Value of Research Data: A Citation Analysis of Oceanographic Data Sets" in PLOS ONE. Here's an excerpt: Evaluation of scientific research is becoming increasingly reliant on publication-based bibliometric indicators, which may result in the devaluation of other scientific activities—such as data curation—that do not necessarily result in the […]
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Digital Initiatives Librarian at Kenyon College Library and Information Services

Digital Koans - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:31
The Kenyon College Library and Information Services is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Digital Initiatives Librarian will develop and maintain digital conversion best practices for all formats, especially print, audio, and video. This role explores, adopts, and implements emerging digital repository technologies in support of library and campus […]
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"Student Embargoes within Institutional Repositories: Faculty Early Transparency Concerns"

Digital Koans - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:30
David Stern has published "Student Embargoes within Institutional Repositories: Faculty Early Transparency Concerns" in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. Here's an excerpt: Libraries encourage students to utilize Institutional Repositories (IRs) to house e-portfolios that demonstrate their skills and experiences. This is especially important for students when applying for jobs and admission into graduate […]
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Job: Lecturer in Digital History

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:30

As part of its continuing investment in excellence in teaching, research, innovation and external engagement, History Group in the School of Humanities at the University of Hertfordshire is seeking to appoint to the above permanent post, with effect from 1 July 2014.

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Resource: Canadian Society for Digital Humanities 2014 Program

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:00

Overview and details of the sessions of the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities 2014 conference. Please select a date or room to show only sessions at that day or location. Please select a single session for detailed view (with abstracts and downloads if available).

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Job: Project Head for Digital Art History

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:40

CASVA, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, seeks a research associate with a PhD in art history to serve as Project Head for Digital Art History for the academic years 2014-2016.  Candidates should have proven experience with digital art history projects and be able to provide guidance in the use of digital tools and methods (including database construction, website development, online publishing, and GIS mapping) for enriching and expanding existing CASVA research projects.

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Opportunity: Thesis Text-mining Project Officer, British Library

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:20

In this newly created short term project role the main objective is to explore ways of using digital material to provide further research opportunities and to understand what the potential copyright challenges might be. The successful applicant will need to be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills to enable them to consult experts both in and outside the Library, presenting their findings back to interested groups.

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Digital Curation News (4/1/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:41
The Half-Empty Archive Climate Change, Tape Mould and Digital Preservation Weekly Web Archiving Roundup: March 26, 2014 Personal Digital Archiving 2014 Born Digital Literary Remains: Libraries Await the Digital Archives of Longing Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Digital Curation, Digital Preservation, and Research Data Management Works
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Digital Publishing Production Lead at George Mason University Libraries

Digital Koans - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:33
The George Mason University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Publishing Production Lead. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The George Mason University Libraries seeks an experienced professional to be responsible for the management of, and front-line user support for, digital publishing tools and platforms in use by the Mason Publishing Group. Mason Publishing is a […]
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NISO Draft for Comment: Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs

Digital Koans - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:32
NISO has released a draft of NISO RP-20-201x, Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs for comment. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is seeking comments on the draft recommended practice Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs (NISO RP-20-201x). Launched in June 2012, the NISO Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) Working Group was charged with […]
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Social Science Data Librarian at University of Houston Libraries

Digital Koans - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:31
The University of Houston Libraries are recruiting a Social Science Data Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Social Science Data Librarian will collaborate with social science subject liaison librarians to provide expert support for faculty and students working with geospatial, numeric, and other data. Such support may include instruction in methodologies and tools, […]
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HEFCE and Three Other UK Funding Bodies Enact Open Access Mandate

Digital Koans - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:30
The Higher Education Funding Council for England and three other UK funding bodies (the Scottish Funding Council, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and the Department for Employment and Learning) have enacted an open access mandate. Here's an excerpt: 5. The core of this policy is as follows: to be eligible for submission to […]
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Digital Curation News (3/31/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 09:45
Catching Up: Creating a Digital Preservation Policy after the Fact An Introduction to Data Management Plans (ACRL Webcast) PREMIS & LOCKSS Managing a Library of Congress Worth of Data Developing a Data Identifier Taxonomy (in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly) Digital Preservation Technical Specialist,National Library of New Zealand Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Digital […]
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Associate University Librarian for Information Technology Services at Duke University Libraries

Digital Koans - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:33
Duke University Libraries are recruiting an Associate University Librarian for Information Technology Services. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Associate University Librarian for Information Technology Services (AUL ITS) provides vision and leadership for information technology strategy, operations and innovation for the Duke University Libraries (DUL). The AUL ITS guides and oversees all of the […]
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"Response to Elsevier’s Text and Data Mining Policy: A LIBER Discussion Paper"

Digital Koans - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:32
LIBER has released "Response to Elsevier's Text and Data Mining Policy: A LIBER Discussion Paper." Here's an excerpt from the announcement: LIBER believes that the right to read is the right to mine and that licensing will never bridge the gap in the current copyright framework as it is unscalable and resource intensive. Furthermore, as […]
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Director of Libraries at MIT Libraries

Digital Koans - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:31
The MIT Libraries are recruiting a Director of Libraries. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Responsible for the MIT Libraries and oversight of the MIT Press, the Director of the MIT Libraries uses visionary leadership to guide both organizations through times of transformation in their respective industries. The Director is expected to leverage an increasingly […]
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ARL Awarded $1 Million Grant for Shared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE)

Digital Koans - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:30
ARL has been awarded a $1 million grant for the Shared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE). Here's an excerpt from the announcement: The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has been awarded a joint $1 million grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to develop and launch the […]
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Report: Critical Code Studies Working Group

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:00

During the past month, I’ve had the pleasure of coordinating the Critical Code Studies Working Group (CCSWG) that Mark Marino and Jeremy Douglass organized. Sponsored by the HaCCS Lab (of which HASTAC is an affiliate), the conversations in all of the discussion threads have been really amazing and exciting — as of March 20, 2014, the WG has a total of 97 participants, and the WG’s 28 discussion threads have had over 12,000 page views! Consider these highlights an overview of some of the major ideas explored, but in no way do they exhaustively capture the full depth and richness of the discussions.

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Opportunity: Fellowship in 3D Visualization, Colonial Williamsburg

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:30

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is pleased to invite applications for short-term residential fellowships at the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, with its distinguished collection of primary and secondary sources relating to eighteenth-century Williamsburg, the colonial Chesapeake, African American studies, decorative arts and material culture through 1830, archaeology, architectural history, digital history, and historic preservation. An important component of the work of the Foundation’s Division of Research and Historical Interpretation, Rockefeller Library fellowships primarily support research on topics related to British America, the American Revolution, and the Early Republic.

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CFP: The (Digital) Lives of Cities

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:00

In Programmed Visions, Wendy Chun suggests that “the call to map may be the most obscuring of all: by constantly drawing connections between data points, we sometimes forget that the map should be the beginning, rather than the end, of the analysis” (177). With this year’s MMLA conference theme of “The Lives of Cities,” the second annual permanent section of digital humanities will explore criticisms of, experiments with, and provocations on mapping, geographic visualization, or other conceptions of urban space that work with or against the digital.

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