SPARC-ACRL forum "Understanding the Implications of Open Education: MOOCs and More" June 29, 2013
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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Our reader survey on the Journal of Digital Humanities closes tomorrow, May 3, at 5pm.
If you haven’t already done so, please take a few minutes to tell us what you value most about this publication. Your feedback will help us determine where to focus our attention as we plan for our second year.
One of my goals when I started building Vincent was to streamline the creation of maps as much as possible. There are some excellent Python map libraries out there- see Basemap and Kartograph for more fun with maps. I highly recommend both of those tools, as they are both quite good and very powerful. I wanted something a little simpler, that relies on the power of Vega and allows for simple syntax- point to geoJSON files, specify a projection and scale/size, output the map.
While we run our own 15 course Digital Scholarship Training programme for staff at the Library* we are always on the look-out for further training opportunities for colleagues. The following is a small selection of what’s on our radar at the moment. If you can recommend others coming up please do let us know in the comments!
The 2013 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum, to be held November 3–6, 2013 in Austin, Texas, is seeking “proposals for presentations, panel discussions, workshops, research updates, and hands-on, problem-solving sessions.” The DLF is seeking proposals that focus on the themes of digital technology design, management and assessment, data, and collaboration.
What an amazing conference filled with inventive, kind, humorous and wickedly smart people. About 350 of you showed up and it was so much fun.
Because it was such a busy conference and we didn’t all have a chance to see each other’s papers, we’re asking conference participants to post their talks here on HASTAC. The talks will still be in their original form and not re-edited for written publication. The goal is to get them shared, not perfect them into another format. “Cut and paste” is the idea!
You can embed your slides from Slideshare or Prezi or many other media sources. Let one of us know if you have questions.
We will put the blogs and photos together in a more constructed way at some point, but in the meantime, here’s an ongoing list of the blogs posted on HASTAC – either blogs about the event, or talks that were given at the event.
To upload yours to the site, just log in, then post as a blog. Tag with HASTAC 2013 and I’ll find it. Please let me know if I miss yours inadverdently!
The most recent application solicitation for US Fulbright Scholar grant opportunities includes many wonderful opportunities including ones in digital culture and digital humanities. Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are due by August 1, 2013.
The Digital Culture opportunity is in Norway and the Digital Humanities opportunity is in Ireland, and these are in addition to the All Disciplines awards and many others. For all of the opportunities and full information on the US and other programs, see the Fulbright Scholar Program website and see the catalog for details on all of the many opportunities.
Call for Essay Ideas & Proposals (now thru June 15, 2013)
Join our discussion to shape the direction of WebWriting, a book-in-progress sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning at Trinity College. This born-digital, open-access volume integrates why questions with online examples and tutorials to illustrate how faculty and students are doing this work. Topics include: Why should we integrate the web into our teaching of writing? How does student engagement and faculty pedagogy change when we post our ideas online? Which tools deepen (or distract from) thoughtful learning? What strategies can help the liberal arts to address these digital-era challenges and opportunities?
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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Today we announced year 3 of our very successful summer intern program. As wediscussed last year in this blog, the Art Authority Summer Intern Program offers art and art history majors a 21st century alternative to traditional art docent internships. By working on our cutting-edge app and database, technology-focused students gain experience with and exposure to a set of tools they’ll need as “art goes digital.”
W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Assistant Digital Designer for the Digital Products Group. The Assistant Designer will be responsible for designing, developing and managing digital products from concept to completion. As an entry-level assistant position, the job entails very light administrative duties.
Candidates must be highly organized, motivated, have strong verbal and written communication skills, and enjoy the collaborative process. Must also be able to work independently and be somewhat self-directed.
Candidates must also submit a portfolio demonstrating strong digital design skills and a proficiency with web development platforms and technologies. Familiarity with other forms of digital content distribution such as video production, DVD authoring and application development is also preferred though not required.
Science Europe, an association of fifty-one European national research organizations, released a major open access position statement on Monday. The statement titled “Principles for the Transition to Open Access to Research Publications” contained a set of agreed upon commons principles and actions to support the transition to open access.
The following is the set of principles:
With regard to Open Access to research publications, Science Europe Member Organisations share the view that:
• publication and dissemination of results are an integral part of the research process. The allocation of resources within the research system must take this into account;
• Open Access to the published results of publicly-funded research will have huge value for the research community and will offer signiﬁcant social and economic beneﬁts to potential users in industry, charitable and public sectors, to individual professionals, and to the general public;
• Open Access, as deﬁned in the Berlin Declaration, is not only about the right of access, but also about the opportunity to re-use information with as few restrictions as possible, subject to proper attribution;
• the common goal of Science Europe Members is to shift to a research publication system in which free
access to research publications is guaranteed, and which avoids undue publication barriers. This involves a move towards Open Access, replacing the present subscription system with other publication models whilst redirecting and reorganising the current resources accordingly.
The statement then outlined some key actions for the Science Europe member organizations. The follow is an excerpt of the action list:
• recognise repositories and related facilities as key strategic research infrastructure which should comply with high quality standards;
• require that as part of the publication services provided against the payment of Open Access publication fees, effective mechanisms are in place to ensure that the publication of research outputs is subject to rigorous quality assurance;
• accept that it is essential that Open Access transactions need to be managed efﬁciently, with the
co-operation of all parties involved;
• stress that the hybrid model, as currently deﬁned and implemented by publishers, is not a working and viable pathway to Open Access. Any model for transition to Open Access supported by Science Europe Member Organisations must prevent ‘double dipping’ and increase cost transparency;
Additionally, Peter Suber highlighted an important aspect about the statement. Suber wrote on his G+ page, ”Note in particular how these 51 organizations reject the RCUK/Finch approach in part by supporting green on the same terms as gold, in part by recognizing OA repositories as “key research infrastructure”, and in part by criticizing hybrid OA journals and condemning double-dipping.”
Science Europe encourages the European Commission, national governments, and researching funding and performing organizations to adopt this approach to open access.