SPARC-ACRL forum "Understanding the Implications of Open Education: MOOCs and More" June 29, 2013
The James Madison University Libraries & Educational Technologies are recruiting a Digital Collections Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Digital Collections Librarian manages JMU Libraries' locally created digital materials, taking a lead role in the creation, maintenance and stewardship of digital collections, including the digitization of special collections. This position provides strategies for [...]
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Robert Sanderson, Paolo Ciccarese, and Herbert Van de Sompel have self-archived "Designing the W3C Open Annotation Data Model" in arXiv.org. Here's an excerpt: The Open Annotation Core Data Model specifies an interoperable framework for creating associations between related resources, called annotations, using a methodology that conforms to the Architecture of the World Wide Web. Open [...]
The Wilfrid Laurier University Library is recruiting an Associate University Librarian, Information Resources and Scholarly Communication. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Reporting to the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian for Information Resources and Scholarly Communication (AUL IRSC) works closely with other members of the Library Executive team to advance the strategic agenda of [...]
Stephen Bosch and Kittie Henderson have published "The Winds of Change: Periodicals Price Survey 2013" in Library Journal. Here's an excerpt: This year, the serials pricing data indicates that prices are increasing at about the same rate as last year. Increases seemed to have plateaued at about 6% for 2013. Data from the merged ISI [...]
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Springer Science Set to Attract 5 Bids from Private Equity, http://t.co/5YluD13eEQ CISPA Suffers Setback in Senate Citing Privacy Concerns, http://t.co/t5Uvxe9uYP Video: Library As Research Platform, http://t.co/ves0oekpTK Windows Tablets No More Than 'Niche' Player in Q1, Research Firm Says, http://t.co/5m7NARhsvy Simon & Schuster Joins 'Big 6' in Moving Ebooks Into Libraries, http://t.co/mL0glUAUft SPIE 'Gold' Open Access [...]
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Data Publication—Policies and Procedures from the PREPARDE Project [Presentation] Digital Preservation at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation [Video] Vacancy at National Library of Scotland: Digital Preservation Officer Digital Preservation in a Webinar, Part Two Digital Scholarship | DigitalCurationNews
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Title: Rare Books, Manuscripts and Digital Projects Librarian
Reports to: Head of Special Collections and University Archivist
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 planning and instruction, reinforcing the significance of primary source materials as curricular resources, and explores the use of technology to advance teaching, learning and research with special collections materials. S/he manages the Libraries’ major digital projects involving Special Collections materials (student newspaper, yearbooks, alumni magazine, course catalogs, etc.) including digital outsourcing, quality control, preservation, and storage and creates and describes resources digitized locally.
The most recent application solicitation for US Fulbright Scholar grant opportunities includes many wonderful opportunities including ones in digital culture and digital humanities. Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are due by August 1, 2013.
The Digital Culture opportunity is in Norway and the Digital Humanities opportunity is in Ireland, and these are in addition to the All Disciplines awards and many others. For all of the opportunities and full information on the US and other programs, see the Fulbright Scholar Program website and see the catalog for details on all of the many opportunities.
Title: Director of Digital Collections
Supervisor: Senior Director of the Library and Collections
Department: Digital Collections, Library Division
The Director of Digital Collections, a member of the library staff, is primarily responsible for managing the Digital Collections Department and overseeing special projects. This is a full-time, 40-hour per week (Monday-Friday, with Wednesday evenings as needed) position.
Ever been disappointed by the level of Wikipedia coverage on the world outside of Europe and the United States? Consider joining in this Friday in the Global Women Wikipedia Write-in (#GWWI), hosted by the Postcolonial Digital Humanities (#DHPoco) and the Global Outlook on the Digital Humanities (GO:DH) special interest group.
As we look ahead to the second year of the Journal of Digital Humanities, we invite your feedback regarding what you value most in this publication. The survey will be open until May 3.
The Sonoma State University Library is are recruiting a Web Services Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Web Services Librarian takes a leadership role in the vision, design, and management of an evolving library web presence to meet the needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the University. The successful candidate will [...]
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The UK Parliament has released an uncorrected transcript of "House of Commons Oral Evidence Taken before the Business, Innovation And Skills Committee Open Access." Here's an excerpt (below comments by Alicia Wise, Director of Universal Access, Reed Elsevier): With the Government's policy that we are all implementing, we will see an increase in the amount [...]
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The University of Georgia Libraries are recruiting an Assistant University Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a forward-thinking, results-oriented leader for the position of Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Technology Services to help refine and implement the information technology vision of the UGA Libraries and the statewide GALILEO [...]
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte has announced that his committee will undertake a comprehensive review of copyright law. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: There is little doubt that our copyright system faces new challenges today. The Internet has enabled copyright owners to make available their works to consumers around the world, but has [...]
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New Tools Available to Mine World's Largest Digital Repository of Books, http://t.co/C4CITtnVoQ Internet2 Signs Deal With Smithsonian to Connect Colleges to Digitized Artifacts, http://t.co/NmR8g0Yt8L The New York Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Legislation (A180-2013 and S405-2013), http://t.co/HWSryzJNAr Building the Foundation for an Open Data Directory, http://t.co/odz5gatRcw Open Access Science News Is Mostly Good, with [...]
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Making Memento Successful BitTorrent Sync Creates Private, Peer-to-Peer Dropbox, No Cloud Required Research Data Management and Libraries [Presentation] RDMRose: Taught and CPD Learning Materials about Research Data Management Tailored for Information Professionals [Presentation] Trust and Digital Preservation [Training event] Digital Scholarship | DigitalCurationNews
The Government and Heritage Library is recruiting a Librarian—Systems Support. Here's an excerpt from the ad: This is a time-limited position. The Government and Heritage Library is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative Systems Support Librarian to be part of the NCpedia team in the Digital Information Management Program. NCpedia is the online North Carolina encyclopedia managed [...]
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Carolyn F. Hank has self-archived "Scholars and Their Blogs: Characteristics, Preferences, and Perceptions Impacting Digital Preservation" in the Carolina Digital Repository. Here's an excerpt: This descriptive study investigated scholars who blog in the areas of history, economics, law, biology, chemistry and physics, as well as attributes of their respective blogs. It offers an examination of [...]
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