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NARA Open Government Plan

Digital Koans - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:32
The National Archives and Records Administration has released its Open Government Plan. Here's an excerpt: NARA has been engaging the Wikipedia community since 2011, when we welcomed a Wikipedian in Residence and began holding events to build awareness of the records of the National Archives. In 2013, we welcomed a full-time employee devoted to engaging […]
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Web Developer at Dartmouth College

Digital Koans - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:31
Dartmouth College is recruiting a Web Developer. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Working as a member of the Web Team within the Digital Library Technologies Group, the Web Developer position will help design, develop, and implement the library's website, custom web applications, and system user interfaces. This position works with other library departments to […]
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"Dealing with Data: Science Librarians’ Participation in Data Management at Association of Research Libraries Institutions"

Digital Koans - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:30
Karen Antell et al. have published "Dealing with Data: Science Librarians' Participation in Data Management at Association of Research Libraries Institutions" in College & Research Libraries. Here's an excerpt: This study, a survey of science librarians at institutions affiliated with the Association of Research Libraries, investigates science librarians' awareness of and involvement in institutional repositories, […]
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CFP: Digital Humanities Summer School 2014 at KU Leuven

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 13:00

New digital evolutions are increasingly affecting humanities research and education since the final quarter of the twentieth century. Online resources, data sets, electronic teaching environments, open access publishing, data visualisation and data capturing have become ubiquitous. Therefore, the KU Leuven Faculty of Arts has consciously chosen to support DH developments as part of its research policy. Following the successful DigHum 2013 edition, we are pleased to announce a third 2014 Digital Humanities initiative.

See Full Announcement and CFP Here

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Job: Tate and Zooniverse – Developer for Digital Humanities Project

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:30

We are seeking a talented front end developer with a passion for art and the humanities to work alongside our humanities specialist and the Zooniverse and Tate teams to deliver the project.

Source: New Zooniverse digital humanities job | Zooniverse

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CFP: Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference: 14-16 November 2014

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:00

Call for Proposals 

Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its first annual international digital scholarship conference. The theme of the conference is “Collaborating Digitally: Engaging Students in Faculty Research” with the goal of gathering a broad community of scholar-practitioners engaged in collaborative digital scholarship in research and teaching.

Source: CFP: Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference: 14-16 November 2014 | Digital Humanities at Dickinson College

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Digital Curation News (7/8/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:58
Reproducible Computing with rctrack: Software Package Addresses Fundamental Scientific Challenges of Big Data Era NDSA Standards and Practices Survey: Ranking Stumbling Blocks for Video Preservation Fixity and Filesystems: Enhanced System Monitoring via inodes Preserving Complex Digital Objects (Book) SURVEY: Ranking Stumbling Blocks for Video Preservation Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Research Data Curation […]
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Resource: Three Tools for the Web-Savvy Historian: Memento, Zotero, and WebCite

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:30

“Sorry, the page you were looking for is no longer available.” In everyday web browsing, a frustration. In recreating or retracing the steps of a scholarly paper, it’s a potential nightmare. Luckily, three tools exist that users should be using to properly cite, store, and retrieve web information – before it’s too late and the material is gone!

Source: Three Tools for the Web-Savvy Historian: Memento, Zotero, and WebCite

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Data Services Librarian at George Washington University

Digital Koans - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:33
George Washington University is recruiting a Data Services Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Data Services Librarian proactively collaborates and coordinates with teams to develop services relating to data management plans for faculty and researchers and supports students and faculty through appropriate research consultation, referrals and instruction. This position provides opportunities for programmatic […]
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"Librarians and Scholars: Partners in Digital Humanities"

Digital Koans - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:32
Laurie Alexander et al. have published "Librarians and Scholars: Partners in Digital Humanities" in EDUCAUSE Review. Here's an excerpt: Key Takeaways Libraries have numerous capabilities and considerable expertise available to accelerate digital humanities initiatives. The University of Michigan Library developed a model for effective partnership between libraries and digital humanities scholars; this model contributes to […]
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Digital Projects Specialist at University of Notre Dame

Digital Koans - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:31
The University of Notre Dame is recruiting a Digital Projects Specialist. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Digital Projects Specialist is responsible for the creation, supervision, planning, and management of the Architecture Library's growing digital collections and digital portal projects. Reporting directly to the head of the Architecture Library this position will plan and […]
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Innovation in E-book Lending

Digital Koans - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:30
The International Publishers Association has released Innovation in E-book Lending. Here's an excerpt: This special report assesses recent developments in e-lending, both in the trade and the academic sector, studying innovative approaches from the US, France, Sweden and Brazil. What these different projects have in common is that they are based on licenses which provide […]
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Digital Curation News (7/7/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 09:00
Preserving eBooks Research and Development for Digital Cultural Heritage Preservation: A (Virtual and In-Person) Open Forum Research Data Management Case Studies Ingest into the Digital Preservation Network: Standard Pipelines (Presentation) Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 4
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Web Administrator at University of Chicago

Digital Koans - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:48
The University of Chicago is recruiting a Web Administrator. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Under the direction of the Web Program Director, in conjunction with a team of developers, and reporting to the Director, Digital Library Development Center (DLDC), the Web Administrator manages and develops all of the Library's Web sites in accordance with […]
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"Research Data Management Case Studies"

Digital Koans - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 07:32
LIBER's Steering Committee on Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructures has released "Research Data Management Case Studies." Here's an excerpt from the announcement: These studies describe policies and strategies that pave the way for the creation, institutional integration and the running of support services and underlying infrastructures. In addition, challenges and lessons learned are described, and […]
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Systems Programmer/Specialist at NCSU

Digital Koans - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 07:31
NCSU is recruiting a Systems Programmer/Specialist. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Systems Programmer/Specialist plays a critical role within the Enterprise Operations group of the Libraries Information Technology department. This position is responsible for managing the core infrastructure that supports the Libraries' advanced use of virtual servers and desktops and serves as a local […]
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Preserving eBooks

Digital Koans - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 07:30
The Digital Preservation Coalition has released Preserving eBooks. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: Written by Portico's Amy Kirchhoff and Sheila Morrissey, and published in association with Charles Beagrie Ltd., this report discusses the current developments and issues with which public, national and higher education libraries, publishers, aggregators and preservation institutions must contend to ensure […]
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Digital Curation News (7/3/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 08:31
End-of-Life Care for Aging, Fragile CDs and Their Data Content Introducing Flint Weekly Web Archiving Roundup: July 2, 2014 Guidance and Leadership Needed on Research Data Management—ARMA Workshop Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 4
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Digital Library Software Engineer at Harvard University

Digital Koans - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 07:33
Harvard University is recruiting a Digital Library Software Engineer. Here's an excerpt from the ad: This is a one year term position, with the possibility of renewal, contingent on funding, university priorities and satisfactory job performance. Harvard University IT Library Technology Services is seeking a java software engineer to enhance existing Library software to make […]
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VIVO 1.7 Released

Digital Koans - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 07:32
The VIVO Project has released VIVO 1.7. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: The VIVO 1.7 release combines new features with improvements to existing features and services and continues to leverage the VIVO-Integrated Semantic Framework (VIVO-ISF) ontology introduced in VIVO 1.6. No data migration or changes to local data ingest procedures, visualization, or analysis tools […]
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