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"How Well Developed Are Altmetrics? A Cross-Disciplinary Analysis of the Presence of ‘Alternative Metrics’ in Scientific Publications"

Digital Koans - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:30
Zohreh Zahedi, Rodrigo Costas, and Paul Wouters have self-archived "How Well Developed Are Altmetrics? A Cross-Disciplinary Analysis of the Presence of 'Alternative Metrics' in Scientific Publications." Here's an excerpt: In this paper an analysis of the presence and possibilities of altmetrics for bibliometric and performance analysis is carried out. Using the web based tool Impact […]
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Digital Curation News (4/7/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 09:05
Shaking the Email Format Family Tree ASIG Webinar: What Would an Ideal Digital Preservation Technical Registry Look Like? Data Management for Clinical Research (on Coursera) Breaking Down Walls in Digital Preservation (Part 1) Breaking Down Walls in Digital Preservation (Part 2) Preserving Digital Photos: What Not to Do Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | […]
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Head of Metadata and Digitization, Medical School Library at LSU Health Shreveport

Digital Koans - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 07:33
LSU Health Shreveport is recruiting a Head of Metadata and Digitization, Medical School Library. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The person in this position serves as the Head of Metadata and Digitization. Responsibilities include using knowledge of classification systems, subject thesauri, and cataloging rules to catalog print and electronic materials in the library. The […]
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"Internet Publicity of Data Problems in the Bioscience Literature Correlates with Enhanced Corrective Action"

Digital Koans - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 07:32
Paul S. Brookes has published "Internet Publicity of Data Problems in the Bioscience Literature Correlates with Enhanced Corrective Action" in PeerJ. Here's an excerpt: Several online forums exist to facilitate open and/or anonymous discussion of the peer-reviewed scientific literature. Data integrity is a common discussion topic, and it is widely assumed that publicity surrounding such […]
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Director and University Librarian at University of Chicago Library

Digital Koans - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 07:31
The University of Chicago Library is recruiting a Director and University Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Director will oversee a professional and support staff of 302 and will manage in a large and complex academic environment, engaging effectively with other university leaders and constituencies to advance the overall University mission. The Director […]
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"A Comparison of E-book and Print Book Discovery, Preferences, and Usage by Science and Engineering Faculty and Graduate Students at the University of Kansas"

Digital Koans - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 07:30
Julie Waters et al. have published "A Comparison of E-book and Print Book Discovery, Preferences, and Usage by Science and Engineering Faculty and Graduate Students at the University of Kansas" in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Here's an excerpt: The availability of science and technology e-books through the University of Kansas Libraries is growing […]
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Digital Curation News (4/4/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:36
Digital Stewardship Innovation Ideas Challenge for 2014 New Research: The Value and Impact of Data Curation and Sharing Storage Solutions for Digital Preservation (Webinar) CALL for Nominations for the 2014 NDSA (National Digital Stewardship Alliance) Innovation Awards Towards Mixed Methods Digital Curation: Facing Specific Adaptation in the Artistic Domain (in Archival Science) End Users' Trust […]
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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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