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Digital Archivist at University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries

Digital Koans - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:36
The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries are recruiting a Digital Archivist. Here's an excerpt from the ad: In strong collaboration with Library Systems, the University Archivist, and Manuscripts Curator, the Digital Archivist will develop processes, procedures, and specifications for collecting, preserving, and providing access to born-digital records and hybrid collections; investigate, plan, and […]
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Digital Public Library of America Gets $594,000 Grant

Digital Koans - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:32
The Digital Public Library of America Gets received a $594,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced today $594,000 in new funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to research potential sustainability models and to pursue the most promising option (or […]
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Programmer/Analyst I (Web and API Programmer) at Utah State University Libraries

Digital Koans - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:31
Utah State University Libraries are recruiting a Programmer/Analyst I (Web and API Programmer). Here's an excerpt from the ad: This professional entry-level position reports to the Director of Library Digital and Information Technology Services and is responsible for a broad range of services and duties related to the libraries' programming needs. The successful candidate will […]
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The Value and Impact of Data Sharing and Curation: A Synthesis of Three Recent Studies of UK Research Data Centres

Digital Koans - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:30
JISC has released The Value and Impact of Data Sharing and Curation: A Synthesis of Three Recent Studies of UK Research Data Centres. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: The data centre studies combined quantitative and qualitative approaches in order to quantify value in economic terms and present other, non-economic, impacts and benefits. Uniquely, the […]
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Job: Social Science Data Librarian at University of Houston Libraries

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:40

The Social Science Data Librarian at University of Houston Libraries will collaborate with social science subject liaison librarians to provide expert support for faculty and students working with geo-spatial, numeric, and other data. Such support may include instruction in methodologies and tools, especially those related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS); development of dataset collections; and analysis and visualization of data.

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Job: Digital Publishing Production Lead at George Mason University Libraries

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:20

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.

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Resources: Tutorials on Text Analysis and Topic Modeling in Python

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:00

A series tutorials on quantitative text analysis with Python are now available on the DARIAH-DE
 website. The tutorials were written by Allen Riddell with help from Christof Schöch.

The tutorials assume familiarity with the Python programming
language
. If you’re new to Python and would like to learn the basics, head straight over to
the excellent (and recently expanded) Python Programming for the
Humanities
by Folgert Karsdorp & Maarten van Gompel.

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Opportunity: Research Scholarship in Digital Humanities, Swansea University

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:40

The College of Arts and Humanities Graduate Centre at Swansea University offers one PhD studentship for a project at the intersection of Translation Studies with Digital Humanities.
The student will join the Version Variation Visualization (VVV) project team, led by Dr Tom Cheesman, and will be supervised by him and an appropriate co-supervisor.

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Resource: Sustaining Digital Collections

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:20

There has been much debate about how we might help secure the future of digital scholarship for the next generation of learners, teachers and researchers. The business end of how this might be achieved in regards revenue generation beyond host institutional support remains a challenge.

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Digital Curation News (4/3/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:41
DataCite Registers Its 3 Millionth DOI Name! Weekly Web Archiving Roundup: April 2, 2014 At the Museum: An Interview with Marla Misunas of SFMOMA, Pt. 1 Navigating the WARC File Format Copyright and Mass Digitization (Book review) Expressing Preservation Requirements on Audiovisual Collections (Webinar) Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Digital Curation, Digital Preservation, […]
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Library Fellow for Digital Archives 2014-2016 at MIT Libraries

Digital Koans - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:33
The MIT Libraries are recruiting a Library Fellow for Digital Archives 2014-2016. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Reporting to the Digital Archivist, the activities of this position will expand and build upon already established foundations of our digital archives program. Work will provide opportunities to collaborate with Curation and Preservation Services; the Office of […]
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"Developing Digital Scholarship Services on a Shoestring: Facilities, Events, Tools, and Projects"

Digital Koans - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:32
Heather McCullough has published "Developing Digital Scholarship Services on a Shoestring: Facilities, Events, Tools, and Projects" in College & Research Libraries News. Here's an excerpt: Libraries and academic technology divisions are increasingly developing and offering digital scholarship services. Yet, the term digital scholarship itself is quite fluid and seems to offer many interpretations depending on […]
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Metadata Coordinator at Digital Public Library of America

Digital Koans - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:31
The Digital Public Library of America is recruiting a Metadata Coordinator. Here's an excerpt from the ad: serves as DPLA's metadata expert, responsible for DPLA MAP data model creation and maintenance and international standards compliance is the staff expert for DPLA in best practices for metadata, metadata analysis and improvements, will work to establish a […]
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"Ethics and Access 2: The So-Called Sting"

Digital Koans - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:30
Walt Crawford has published "Ethics and Access 2: The So-Called Sting" in Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: John Bohannon wrote a news article in Science that either shows that many open access journals with APC charges have sloppy (or no) peer review…or shows almost nothing at all. This […]
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Digital Curation News (4/2/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:25
Managing and Sharing Research Data: A Guide to Good Practice (New book) Research Data Management: Practical Strategies for Information Professionals edited by Joyce M. Ray (Book review) Windows XP: Old Platforms Die Hard, Security Risks Live On New Workflow for Viewshare Two or More Things That I Learn at the "Preserving Your Preservation Tools" Workshop […]
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Library Systems Manager at Chapel Hill Public Library

Digital Koans - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:33
The Chapel Hill Public Library is recruiting a Library Systems Manager. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Manages Library database of holdings and patrons—oversees system updates, data integrity, server maintenance and backups; approves/conducts all changes to file structure, data tables and system settings; manages all data loads and transfers; provides ILS training to library staff […]
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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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