SPARC-ACRL forum "Understanding the Implications of Open Education: MOOCs and More" June 29, 2013
The University of Michigan Library is recruiting a Web Content Strategist. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The User Experience (UX) Department at the University of Michigan Library is seeking a Web Content Strategist to support a multi-year initiative to redesign the library's web presence, and to take the lead on developing and managing an [...]
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The UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science has released Digital Curation Preparation: A Survey of Contributors to International Professional, Educational, and Research Venues. Here's an excerpt: The article centers on the contexts of digital curation research as framed by the educational, professional, and research interests of a diverse group of national [...]
Nothing is hotter in the education world right now than the massive open online course or MOOC. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course and is a model for delivering course online, free to any person with no limit on attendance. The recent development started from three courses offered by Stanford University in fall 2011, each of which had an enrollment of about 100,000. Now hundreds of MOOCs are offered by institutions through the world and the number keeps increasing. Here is a list of MOOCs offered by the best university and entities http://www.mooc-list.com/
A great deal of discussion has been going around MOOCs about its value proposition, issue to consider, potential development, business model, policy, copyright concerns, technology, etc. If you are interested in exploring this topic, here are a few resources that you can start with.
The Devlin MOOC discussion series (Youtube videos)
A Report on the Research Data Alliance Plenary in March 2013, http://t.co/YR2Lllr6q84 Files That Last, https://t.co/GqtSKaeAlT Metadata, Metadata, Metadata, http://t.co/BqNMqOYs3g Viewshare Meet JSON, JSON Meet Viewshare, http://t.co/cfWwzjeI9c How to Archive for the Future? Ensuring the Present Benefits from a Relevant Past [Meeting/Webcast], http://t.co/my6pFjWVh8 Preservation of Digitally Originated Motion Images on Film: An Integrated Systems Approach, [...]
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U.S. States Considering Public Access Policies, http://t.co/Qxw2xw1eHF Battery Breakthrough Offers 30 Times More Power, Charges 1,000 Times Faster, http://t.co/AyKafvMV8r Google Will Brick Google Glasses if Owners Resell or Loan Them Out, http://t.co/tvcR20cxLm Free Music Archive Launches Public Domain Music Contest, http://t.co/kJlRNOn2Ua Position Statement on Open Access to Research Outputs in Italy, http://t.co/176Dqkz8x5 The Only Thing [...]
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Colgate University Libraries are recruiting a Rare Books, Manuscripts and Digital Projects Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The individual in this position manages rare books, manuscripts, and other non-University Archives materials in the Special Collections and University Archives, including their development, organization, description, accessibility, digitization, preservation, promotion and assessment. S/he engages in educational [...]
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Damien McCallig has published "Private But Eventually Public: Why Copyright in Unpublished Works Matters in the Digital Age" in the latest issue of SCRIPTed. Here's an excerpt: Digital life is no longer only concerned with online communication between living individuals; it now encompasses post-death phenomena of inheritance, legacy, mourning and further uses of our digital [...]
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The Princeton University Library is recruiting a Digital Archivist. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Digital Archivist will be integrated into the functions of the Library and the Mudd Library Technical Services Unit. The position will participate in the archival processing, accessioning, and reference programs of the Mudd Manuscript Library and contribute to work [...]
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Andrew James Weidner and Daniel Gelaw Alemneh have published "Workflow Tools for Digital Curation" in the latest issue of the Code4Lib Journal. Here's an excerpt: Maintaining usable and sustainable digital collections requires a complex set of actions that address the many challenges at various stages of the digital object lifecycle. Digital curation activities enhance access [...]
Digital Curation Cost Models for Everybody, http://t.co/QCzTguBzP7 Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture March 2013 Issue, http://t.co/bNBZya7BPN Archives 2013 Preliminary Program, http://t.co/ox0AOIQFGp But Are They Grateful? Educating Online Users about Copyright, http://t.co/jvJpFwCwpm Video Metadata, http://t.co/yDzLtij760 Dust in the Machine, http://t.co/lciArNeKq9 Digital Scholarship | DigitalCurationNews
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The Story Behind the Elsevier Purchase of Mendeley—Interview with Co-founder Victor Henning, http://t.co/Wz6DMqmWwh Digital Public Library of America Delays Debut in Wake of Marathon Bombing, http://t.co/uI0rImANnD White House Threatens to Veto CISPA Ahead of Vote, http://t.co/P3q3z12nKI University of Luxembourg Open Access Mandate, http://t.co/gu7LhGz4j4 CISPA Vote Means Companies Can't Promise to Protect Privacy, http://t.co/jNY9vjhvQd Overseas Academics [...]
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The Washington Research Library Consortium is recruiting a Systems Integration & Data Analysis Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Systems Integration & Data Services Librarian enables success among the nine partner university libraries in the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) by providing innovative, proactive and responsive support for the partner's resource management and [...]
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CNI has released a video of Herbert Van de Sompel's plenary session "From the Version of Record to a Version of the Record" at the CNI Spring 2013 Membership Meeting. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: The atomic and static PDF files of the early ejournals days are rapidly being replaced by bundles of dynamic [...]
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Yale University is recruiting an Academic Web Developer. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Academic Web Developer will work as part of a team of developers and designers with a strong reputation for producing leading edge platforms, websites, and software for digital scholarly projects. This position works collegially and collaboratively with Yale faculty, other [...]
SPARC has released Article-Level Metrics—A SPARC Primer. Here's an excerpt: Article-Level Metrics (ALMs) are rapidly emerging as important tools to quantify how individual articles are being discussed, shared, and used. ALMs can be employed in conjunction with existing metrics, which have traditionally focused on the long-term impact of a collection of articles (i.e., a journal) [...]
Google Reveals Technical Specs for Google Glass, http://t.co/OcLdzWTdXi NPPA Joins Copyright Infringement Lawsuit against Google, https://t.co/7aQpb52gGn Exporting from Mendeley?, http://t.co/Kr4z3y1lF3 Carleton Graduate Programs in the Humanities Go Digital, http://t.co/y2KOlZaR74 Kindle Drives Amazon Print Sales, http://t.co/xFoesOAWIw Digital Scholarship
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The University of Virginia Library is recruiting an Institutional Repository Services Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: This position will promote repository services to the university community through training and outreach activities, assist members of the university community with Libra deposit and access, and help determine strategic directions for Libra, ensuring that Libra services [...]
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R. Anthony Reese has self-archived "What Copyright Owes the Future" in SSRN. Here's an excerpt: This Lecture explores the subject of preserving copyrighted works for the future in four steps. First, I look at why preserving creative works is important and valuable. Next, I examine the ways in which copyright law has traditionally encouraged—or not [...]
Illinois State University's Milner Library is recruiting an Associate Dean for Strategic Technology Initiatives. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Assistant / Associate Dean for Strategic Technology Initiatives provides vision and leadership to effectively integrate technology into the operations of Milner Library and leads its efforts to develop and implement services-based strategies that utilize [...]
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Bo-Christer Björk has published "Open Access—Are the Barriers to Change Receding?" in Publications. Here's an excerpt: The move from subscription only publishing of scholarly articles to open access has been much slower than previously anticipated by many Open Access (OA) advocates. Despite the many advantages that OA offers, this particular branch of E-commerce imposes several [...]
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