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"How Many Citations Are There in the Data Citation Index?"

Digital Koans - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:32
Daniel Torres-Salinas et al. have self-archived "How Many Citations Are There in the Data Citation Index?." Here's an excerpt: Descriptive analysis on the citation distribution of the Thomson Reuters' Data Citation Index by publication type and four broad areas: Science, Engineering & Technology, Humanities & Arts and Social Sciences. Digital Scholarship | "A Quarter-Century as […]
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Metadata Services Librarian/Specialist at University of Arizona

Digital Koans - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:31
The University of Arizona is recruiting a Metadata Services Librarian/Specialist. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The University of Arizona Libraries' Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship (ODIS) seeks a Metadata Services Librarian/Specialist to lead in the establishment, implementation, and assessment of metadata services that support research and researchers at the UA. This newly created […]
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Preservation Statistics: A Survey for US Libraries, FY 2013 Report

Digital Koans - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:30
ALA has released Preservation Statistics: A Survey for US Libraries, FY 2013 Report. Here's an excerpt from the press release: Results from the 2013 Preservation Statistics Survey are now available. The annual survey gathers data about preventive preservation activities, conservation activities, reformatting and digitization activities and digital preservation responsibilities, as well as how preservation programs […]
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Digital Curation News (9/10/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:34
Welcome to the Wild World of Web Archiving ATG Interviews Jon Crabtree and Cal Lee, Faculty from UNC Chapel Hill School of Information & Library Science NCSU Libraries Developing Toolkit to Make It Easier to Collect and Preserve Social Media A New Registry of Services and Tools for Digital Preservation Digital Library Software Developer at […]
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Digital Library Software Developer at Purdue University

Digital Koans - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:33
Purdue University is recruiting a Digital Library Software Developer. Here's an excerpt from the ad. Purdue University Libraries seeks a Digital Library Software Developer to join our team at the Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2) to further the development of our cutting-edge research data repository service, PURR. The Purdue University Research Repository (http://purr.purdue.edu) is a […]
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Barnes & Noble and John Wiley & Sons Issue Quarterly Reports

Digital Koans - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:32
Barnes & Noble and John Wiley & Sons have released their quarterly reports. Barnes & Noble Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Financial Results Wiley Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results Digital Scholarship | "A Quarter-Century as an Open Access Publisher"
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Systems Architect in Digital Library Systems &Services at Stanford University

Digital Koans - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:31
Stanford University is recruiting a Systems Architect in Digital Library Systems &Services . Here's an excerpt from the ad. The Systems Architect in Digital Library Systems & Services (DLSS) specifies, designs and participates in the build out of the Stanford University Libraries' large-scale preservation and digital asset management systems. This includes the Stanford Digital Repository […]
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"Putting Open Science into Practice: A Social Dilemma?"

Digital Koans - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:30
Kaja Scheliga and Sascha Friesike have published "Putting Open Science into Practice: A Social Dilemma?" in First Monday. Here's an excerpt from the press release: Digital technologies carry the promise of transforming science and opening up the research process. We interviewed researchers from a variety of backgrounds about their attitudes towards and experiences with openness […]
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Announcement: Wearable Cartography

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 13:00

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a portal mapping system that transmits remotely a digital map of the wearer’s environment.  The concept behind the technology is known as simultaneous localization and mapping or SLAM and previously had only been applied to mapping by robots

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CFP: Digital Studies Special Issue

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:30

The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Société canadienne des humanités numériques will be publishing a refereed selection of papers from its May 2014 Digital Humanities Without Borders meeting at Brock University in Digital Studies/Le champ numériques. The issue will be edited by the program chairs, Geoffrey Rockwell and Michael Sinatra. The publication of this special issue is scheduled for Summer of 2015.

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Opportunity: Stanford Humanities Center Fellowship

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:00

The Stanford Humanities Center provides a collegial environment for faculty who are undertaking innovative projects in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Fellows participate in the intellectual life of the Humanities Center and the broader Stanford community, sharing ideas and work in progress with a diverse cohort of scholars and benefiting from a wide variety of campus resources. Fellowship term is from September 2015 to June 2016. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2014.

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Resource: Illustrated First World War Art

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:30

With the centenary of the First World War upon us, ILN Ltd, the custodians of the celebrated Illustrated London News and Great Eight Illustrated Magazine collection archives, felt a responsibility to make the 1914-18 archives available to the public for research, education and pleasure. With the help of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Illustrated First World War website was created.

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Digital Curation News (9/9/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:51
Hybrid Born-Digital and Analog Special Collecting: Megan Halsband on the SPX Comics Collection Extraction and Analysis of Referenced Web Links in Large-Scale Scholarly Articles Research Data Management in South Africa: How We Shape Up (in Australian Academic & Research Libraries) Game After: A Cultural Study of Video Game Afterlife (Book review) Digital Scholarship | Digital […]
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Information Technology Librarian at Arizona Health Sciences Library

Digital Koans - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:33
The Arizona Health Sciences Library is recruiting an Information Technology Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The Information Technology Librarian works in partnership with library personnel, campus IT professionals and clients to design, develop and maintain applications that support the delivery of library services and ensure reliable access to online information resources and digital […]
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"Copyright’s Paradox: The Public Interest and Private Monopoly"

Digital Koans - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:32
Nicholas Ruiz has self-archived "Copyright's Paradox: The Public Interest and Private Monopoly." Here's an excerpt: Copyright in its current state presents two major concerns: 1) The broad scope of the derivative right undermines the idea/expression dichotomy and adds doubt in the minds of the secondary users; and 2) The custom of extending durations of "existing" […]
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Department Head, Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship at University of Arizona

Digital Koans - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:31
The University of Arizona is recruiting a Department Head, Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The Head of ODIS will be responsible for leadership, management, and planning for the services and function of the Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship, which includes 10 FTE professionals and a large team […]
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"The Public Domain vs. The Museum: The Limits of Copyright and Reproductions of Two-Dimensional Works of Art"

Digital Koans - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:30
Grischka Petri has self-archived "The Public Domain vs. The Museum: The Limits of Copyright And Reproductions of Two-Dimensional Works of Art." Here's an excerpt: The problem of museums and public institutions handling reproductions of works in their collections is not only a legal question but also one of museum ethics. Public museums are committed to […]
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Digital Curation News (9/8/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:24
That's All, Folks: What the End of 35mm Film Means for Cinema New Release of Research Data MANTRA (Management Training) Online Course Current Quality Assurance Practices in Web Archiving After ODIN: Looking to the Future (Webinar) The Science of Crawl (Part 1): Deduplication of Web Content Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Research Data […]
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The Best Software for Creating Digital Art from Photographs

Digital Koans - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:35
Interested in turning photographs into works of digital art, such as cartoons, charcoal drawings, ink drawings, oil paintings, pastel drawings, pencil drawings, and watercolors? Here are brief descriptions of some key software tools for desktop computers. Unless otherwise noted they work in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements as plug-ins. Snap Art 4 by Alien Skin Software […]
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Systems and Information Technology Librarian at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Digital Koans - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:33
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is recruiting a Systems and Information Technology Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The Systems and Information Technology Librarian performs a variety of key activities in Watson Library's team-based environment. This position administers and maintains the library's integrated library system and ensures its optimal performance and continuous development; manages […]
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