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Digital Projects Developer at Duke University

Digital Koans - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 07:31
Duke University is recruiting a Digital Projects Developer. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Digital Projects Developer develops and maintains web applications utilized by faculty, staff, students, and patrons of the Duke University Libraries (DUL). S/He provides support for middleware and interface development for DUL's enterprise platforms. S/He serves as analyst in a variety […]
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A Quarter-Century as an Open Access Publisher

Digital Koans - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 07:30
Introduction Twenty-five years? It's hard to believe I've been doing this since Madonna's "Express Yourself" was in the top 40. I don't typically write about personal matters in DigitalKoans, but here's a mini-memoir, so please indulge me. Here are the highlights of my open access publishing activities since June 1989. A full chronology is also […]
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Digital Curation News (6/20/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:43
There's an App for That: Electronic Lab Notebooks: Supporting Laboratory Data in the Digital Era Digital Preservation at Cultural Heritage Institutions in Sweden Making Research Data More Discoverable: Gathering Future Requirements for the JISC RDRDS National Digital Stewardship Residents Conclude Program with Capstone Meeting Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Digital Curation, Digital Preservation, […]
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Website and User Interface Designer at West Virginia University

Digital Koans - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 07:33
West Virginia University is recruiting a Website and User Interface Designer. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The West Virginia University Libraries is looking for a Website and User Interface Designer to oversee graphic design of library websites, web application interfaces, and other web-based projects. Digital Scholarship | Digital Library Jobs | Library IT Jobs […]
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Software Patents: Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Ruling

Digital Koans - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 07:32
The Supreme Court has ruled in the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank software patent case. Here's an excerpt from "Bad Day for Bad Patents: Supreme Court Unanimously Strikes Down Abstract Software Patent": In a long-awaited decision, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank today, striking down an abstract software patent. […]
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Digital Applications Librarian at University of Oregon

Digital Koans - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 07:31
The University of Oregon is recruiting a Digital Applications Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Digital Applications Librarian is responsible for providing leadership and expertise for the Libraries on existing and emerging technologies including digital repository, discovery and preservation systems. This position manages the day-to-day technical support for digital asset management systems and […]
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"Liberating the Publications of a Distinguished Scholar: A Pilot Project"

Digital Koans - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 07:30
Julie Kelly has published "Liberating the Publications of a Distinguished Scholar: A Pilot Project" in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Here's an excerpt: Many distinguished scholars published the primary corpus of their work before the advent of online journals, which makes it more challenging to access. Upon being approached by a distinguished Emeritus Professor […]
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