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Thu, 24/08/2017 - 13:34
Tropical Depression Harvey may drop 10-20 inches of rain on Houston over a multiple-day period. Since Tropical Storm Allison, Houston takes slow moving storms very seriously. DigitalKoans posts will resume after the storm passes and normal services are restored if necessary. Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Open Access Works | Digital Scholarship | […]

Application Developer Senior at University of Pennsylvania

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 13:33
The University of Pennsylvania is recruiting an Application Developer Senior. Here's an excerpt from the ad: This position manages software development for multiple complex digital library projects that provide access to resources crucial for faculty, students, and staff, such as discovery and researcher profile systems. Acts as lead programmer and designer including evaluating software solutions, […]

"The Prehistory of Biology Preprints: A Forgotten Experiment from the 1960s"

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 13:32
Matthew Cobb has self-archived "The Prehistory of Biology Preprints: A Forgotten Experiment from the 1960s." Here's an excerpt: In 1961, the NIH began to circulate biological preprints in a forgotten experiment called the Information Exchange Groups (IEGs). This system eventually attracted over 3600 participants and saw the production of over 2,500 different documents, but by […]

Digital Humanities Specialist at Purdue University

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 13:31
Purdue University is recruiting a .Digital Humanities Specialist Here's an excerpt from the ad: The successful candidate will work with the Libraries Digital Scholarship Council to establish a digital humanities program in the Libraries’ Division of Humanities, Social Science, Education and Business (HSSEB ) and will collaborate with others involved in the Libraries digital scholarship […]

"Will Ruling in ReDigi Case Open the Door to a Used E-book Market?"

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 13:30
Andrew Albanese has published "Will Ruling in ReDigi Case Open the Door to a Used E-book Market?" in Publishers Weekly. Here's an excerpt: Should there be a legal market for reselling "used" digital files, like the secondary market that currently exists for books or CDs in the analog world? Read more about Capitol Records, LLC […]

Digital Curation News (8/23/2017) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

Wed, 23/08/2017 - 13:34
Lives in Data: Prominent Data Librarians, Archivists and Educators Share Their Thoughts Persistence Statements: Describing Digital Stickiness Warcbase: Scalable Analytics Infrastructure for Exploring Web Archives IBM and Sony Cram up to 330 Terabytes into Tiny Tape Cartridge Open Source Software for Digital Preservation Repositories: a Survey Twenty Years Preserving Data: A View from the United […]

Digital Collections Management Librarian at Texas A & M University

Wed, 23/08/2017 - 13:33
Texas A & M University is recruiting a Digital Collections Management Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Texas A & M University Libraries seeks an innovative and collaborative professional to support our expanding programs in digital collections management. Reporting to the Dean through the Director of the Office of Scholarly Communications, this person […]

"We Can Shift Academic Culture through Publishing Choices" (Version 2)

Wed, 23/08/2017 - 13:32
Corina J Logan has published "We Can Shift Academic Culture through Publishing Choices" (Version 2) in F1000Research. Here's an excerpt: Researchers give papers for free (and often actually pay) to exploitative publishers who make millions off of our articles by locking them behind paywalls. This discriminates not only against the public (who are usually the […]

Associate Librarian for Digital Strategies at Dartmouth College

Wed, 23/08/2017 - 13:32
Dartmouth College is recruiting a Associate Librarian for Digital Strategies. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Associate Librarian will have the opportunity to lead the development and implementation of an overarching digital strategy for the Library in close collaboration with and ever-mindful of the students and faculty whom the Library serves. The Associate Librarian […]

"Prevalence and Citation Advantage of Gold Open Access n the Subject Areas of the Scopus Database"

Wed, 23/08/2017 - 13:30
Pablo Dorta-González and Yolanda Santana-Jiménez have self-archived "Prevalence and Citation Advantage of Gold Open Access n the Subject Areas of the Scopus Database." Here's an excerpt: In the present paper, an analysis of gold OA from across all areas of research -the 27 subject areas of the Scopus database- is realized. As a novel contribution, […]

Digital Projects Librarian at University of Oregon

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 13:33
The University of Oregon is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Reporting to the Head of the Digital Scholarship Services (DSS), the Digital Projects Librarian plans, executes, and finalizes digital scholarship projects and other digital initiatives in the Libraries, as assigned. Projects may include creation of instruction-related tools, digital scholarship […]

"Sustainable Open Access Publishing: Preconditions, Dialog, and Continuous Adaptation: The Stockholm University Press Case"

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 13:32
Birgitta Hellmark Lindgren has published "Sustainable Open Access Publishing: Preconditions, Dialog, and Continuous Adaptation: The Stockholm University Press Case" in the Journal of Electronic Publishing.. Here's an excerpt: Given the demand for open access publishing in the context of expensive article processing charges and acquisition costs scholarly publishing needs to be transformed. I believe that […]

Digital Preservation Librarian at Indiana University

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 13:31
Indiana University is recruiting a Digital Preservation Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Digital Preservation Librarian will be an active participant in major university initiatives such as the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (https://mdpi.iu.edu/), which seeks to comprehensively digitize and preserve audio, video, and film holdings of value from across the university; and […]

"Sustainable Book Publishing as a Service at the University of Michigan"

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 13:30
Jason Colman has published "Sustainable Book Publishing as a Service at the University of Michigan" in the Journal of Electronic Publishing. Here's an excerpt: To solve this problem [publishing open access books], Michigan Publishing Services has developed both a house service publishing imprint, Maize Books, and a white-labeled book publishing program, branded by University units, […]

Specialist V, Information Technology at Auburn University

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 13:33
Auburn University is recruiting a Specialist V, Information Technology. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Supporting library servers; primary web server; catalog and discovery layer; interlibrary loan system; proxy server for electronic resources (primarily for off-campus access); digital collections; digital preservation; internal tools (e.g. scheduling software, ticketing and […]

"Why Book Selection by Librarians No Longer Matters"

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 13:32
David W. Lewis has self-archived "Why Book Selection by Librarians No Longer Matters." Here's an excerpt: Prediction about the future use of a book and using this prediction as the basis for a purchase decision only matters if the time required to acquire the book is greater than the time the user who needs the […]

Digital Matters Lab Director Librarian at University of Utah

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 13:31
The University of Utah is recruiting a Digital Matters Lab Director . Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Digital Matters Lab Director will guide projects relating to Digital Humanities, digital scholarship, and digital fabrication, charting a course for the lab and the university. They will provide oversight of day-to-day operations of the Lab; help […]

COAR Annual Report 2016/17

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 13:30
The Confederation of Open Access Repositories has released the COAR Annual Report 2016/17 . Here's an excerpt from the announcement: The report contains information about strategy and outreach, annual meetings, activities of the Executive Board, Executive Director and Office as well as working and interest group accomplishments. Moreover, the report covers themes like marketing and […]

Head, Digital Scholarship and Data Services at Pennsylvania State University

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 13:33
Pennsylvania State University is recruiting a Head, Digital Scholarship and Data Service. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Head of Digital Scholarship & Data Services will provide leadership and management of the Digital Scholarship & Data Services Department. The head will advocate for the department to University Libraries administration. The Digital Scholarship & Data […]

An Empirical Investigation of the Impacts of Net Neutrality

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 13:32
The Internet Association has released An Empirical Investigation of the Impacts of Net Neutrality. Here's an excerpt: The empirical evidence shows that the implementation of NN rules has had none of the negative impacts theorized by its critics a decade ago. Far from a great strain on infrastructure investment, network capacity, and innovative activity, NN […]