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Senior Systems Administrator at University of Arizona

Digital Koans - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:31
The University of Arizona is recruiting a Senior Systems Administrator. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The Systems Administrator, Sr. will play a key role in the development and improvement of the Libraries' server infrastructure. As part of the UX-IT Operations work team, the SSA, Sr. will collaborate with other technology staff in administrating current […]
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Kristin Antelman Now University Librarian at Caltech Library

Digital Koans - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:30
On 8/11/2014, Kristin Antelman became the University Librarian at the Caltech Library. Here's an excerpt from "Improving Access to Data Across the Board: An Interview with Kristin Antelman" Antelman worked as the associate director of libraries at North Carolina State University before coming to Caltech. Originally from Chicago, she received a bachelor's degree from the […]
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Resource: Ocular Historical Document Recognition System

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:00

Ocular can recognize collections of documents that use historical fonts. The system is unsupervised: you don’t need document images that are labeled with human transcriptions in order to learn a particular historical font. Instead, Ocular learns the font directly, straight from the set of input document images you want transcribed.

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Job: Digital Humanities & New Media in History – Tenure-Track

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:30

The History Department at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors of Digital Humanities and New Media in History. The new faculty members will teach undergraduate history survey courses; advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in their historical fields and in Digital Humanities and New Media; as well as courses in historical writing, theory, and methods.

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Job: Professorship in Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:00

The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen seeks to fill at the earliest possible date. This professorship should cover a broad spectrum of digital humanities in both research and teaching. The appointee will facilitate disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in the humanities, social sciences and computer sciences, while taking leadership of the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH).

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CFP: Digital Diversity 2015

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:30

This conference examines the trajectory of feminist digital studies, observing the ways in which varied projects have opened up the objects and methods of literary history and cultural studies. We welcome presentations that will together reflect on the past, present, and future of digital literary and cultural studies; examine synergies across digital humanities projects; and stimulate exchanges across such fields as literary history, history, art history, cultural studies, and media studies.

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CFP: DH2015

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:00

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) invites submission of abstracts for its annual conference, on any aspect of digital humanities. For the 2015 conference, we particularly welcome contributions that address ‘global’ aspects of digital humanities including submissions on interdisciplinary work and new developments in the field.

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Digital Curation News (8/26/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:38
Book Review: Managing and Sharing Research Data: A Guide to Good Practice by Louise Corti et al. Revisiting "Rendering Matters" What Do You Do with 100 Million Photos? David A. Shamma and the Flickr Photos Dataset Archiving the Web in Library Hi Tech News Project Manager, Artefactual Systems Inc. Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News […]
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Web Architect Librarian at Texas Tech University

Digital Koans - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:33
Texas Tech University is recruiting a Web Architect Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad. This position is responsible for the development of website standards and best practices for the library web presence. The person also participates in providing access to library materials acquired by the University Libraries and contributes to the development of departmental […]
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"The Rise, Fall, and Rise of ACTA?"

Digital Koans - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:32
Peter (Jay) Smith has published "The Rise, Fall, and Rise of ACTA?" in Digital Studies. Here's an excerpt: In July 2012 the European Parliament defeated the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Supposedly the attempt to impose global norms on intellectual property rights and thereby restrict digital copyright was dead. Or was it? This paper argues that […]
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Technical Systems Architect at Stanford University

Digital Koans - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:31
Stanford University is recruiting a .Technical Systems Architect Here's an excerpt from the ad. Providing leadership and guidance, the Technical Systems Architect ensures the Technical Systems team delivers quality solutions that aligns with faculty, staff, and student needs and interests. The managed systems under the Technical Systems Architect's purview comprise a variety of hardware and […]
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"The Big Picture: Scholarly Publishing Trends 2014"

Digital Koans - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:30
Pippa Smart has published "The Big Picture: Scholarly Publishing Trends 2014" in Science Editing. Here's an excerpt: Technical solutions have attempted to address the growth in research but have sometimes added to the tsunami of information and increased the need to manage quality. To this end experiments with the traditional quality control and dissemination systems […]
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Digital Curation News (8/25/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 15:02
Cooperation and Collaboration: Digital Preservation 2014 What, No Backups? Preserving Hardcopy Newspapers in the Digital Age Sustainability: An Unintended Consequence of the Integration of Digital Curation Core Competencies into the MLIS Curricula (in Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries) Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 4
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Digital Scholarship Librarian at Claremont University Consortium

Digital Koans - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:33
The Claremont University Consortium is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The DSL will develop educational and programmatic activities with consortial partners, and assess the scholarly communication efforts and needs of the Claremont Colleges. This librarian will provide guidance and support to faculty and students on copyright and intellectual property […]
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"STM’s New Publishing Licenses Raise Antitrust Concerns Amid Wider Efforts to Pollute Open Access Standards"

Digital Koans - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:32
Ariel Katz has published "STM's New Publishing Licenses Raise Antitrust Concerns Amid Wider Efforts to Pollute Open Access Standards" in LSE Impact of Social Sciences. Here's an excerpt: For antitrust purposes, when a group of publishers adopts a set of uniform licenses, or when it recommends that its members adopt them, they tread in the […]
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Web Development Specialist at University of Akron

Digital Koans - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:31
The University of Akron is recruiting a Web Development Specialist. Here's an excerpt from the ad. As the University Libraries Web Development Specialist you will be responsible for designing, writing, and editing complex web pages and templates, including those which incorporate media and forms. Most work will be done using web editing software and content […]
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"How Streaming Media Could Threaten the Mission of Libraries"

Digital Koans - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:30
Steve Kolowich has published "How Streaming Media Could Threaten the Mission of Libraries" in Wired Campus. Here's an excerpt: Welcome to content licensing, a great source of anxiety for librarians in the digital era. In previous decades, the university librarians might have bought a CD of the Dudamel album for $25 and kept it in […]
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Programmer Analyst 2 at Yale University

Digital Koans - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:33
Yale University is recruiting a Programmer Analyst 2 . Here's an excerpt from the ad. Reporting to the Manager of Digital Library and Programming Services, the Programmer Analyst 2 will work to deliver more library content and services to our users from our web applications by developing innovative tools that help patrons discover and use […]
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"Keeping Up With… Net Neutrality"

Digital Koans - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:32
ACRL has released "Keeping Up With… Net Neutrality". Network neutrality, a term coined by Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu in 2003[1], is the idea that an internet service provider (ISP) should treat all the data that travels through its network equally, regardless of the source, destination, or content of that data. In practice, this […]
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E-Research and Digital Scholarship Services Librarian at University of California, Irvine

Digital Koans - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:31
The University of California, Irvine is recruiting a E-Research and Digital Scholarship Services Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The E-Research and Digital Scholarship Services Unit is being formed within the Collection Development Department to capitalize on digital services offered locally and throughout the UC system to assist in the research, publication, and teaching […]
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