Robert Drzewicki | 1 May 14:30 2012
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Re: Learn about open source software in libraries during a free webinar on May 1st

Hi Peter -

I would like like to attend this webinar - May 1st from 2pm to 3pm Eastern U.S. time

Thank You

Robert Drzewicki
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On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 12:54 PM, Peter Murray <peter.murray <at> lyrasis.org> wrote:
Heard about open source software but not sure it makes sense for your library?  Curious to know what open source software packages for libraries are out there?  With funding from the Mellon Foundation, earlier this year LYRASIS release FOSS4LIB.org: helping libraries decide IF and WHICH open source software is right for them.

On May 1st from 2pm to 3pm Eastern U.S. time, I'll be presenting a free webinar that describes the features and plans for the site.  Like the FOSS4LIB.org website itself, this webinar is open to members and non-members of LYRASIS.  To register for tomorrow's webinar or one of the ones later this year, just send me an e-mail.

 http://foss4lib.org/content/free-webinars-introducing-foss4lib


Peter
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2012-05-01

McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] | 1 May 17:18 2012

Journal Cost-Effectiveness Search Engine

Journal Cost-Effectiveness Search Engine

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Colleagues/

Journal Cost-Effectiveness Search Engine

Use this search engine to find internationally-published journals and rank them by price per article or citation.

Links To Search Engine and Methodology Available At 


Thanks to my web colleague, Antonella De Robbio >  Università degli Studi di Padova / Biblioteca del Seminario Matematico  / Via Belzoni, 7 - 35131 Padova (Italy) !!!

Enjoy !

/Gerry

Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
and
Science and Technology Librarian 
Iowa State University 
152 Parks Library 
Ames IA 50011


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2012-05-01

Deborah Zulick | 1 May 17:33 2012

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2012-05-01

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Job - Digital Preservation Archivist - MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Please don't reply to me. Use this link:

https://www.ll.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=3506&CurrentPage=1

Bobb Menk
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Library
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Job Title:      Digital Preservation Archivist
State:  Massachusetts
City:   Lexington
Description:    Digital Preservation Archivist

Position Summary:

MIT Lincoln Laboratory has pioneered in advanced electronics since its origin in 1951 as a Federally
Funded Research and Development Center of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Knowledge
Services team is currently developing infrastructure for a digital preservation repository system. As
such, we seek a Digital Preservation Archivist to join our team and direct strategic and project planning
for our digital archives.

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Archivist and the Knowledge Service Sector Manager, the Digital Preservation
Archivist will define and apply the methodology and standards of archival best practices to
born-digital and digitized archival collections; determine specifications for a digital repository
and associated tools that meet the management, access, and preservation needs of Laboratory Archives
collections; and enhance processes for acquisition, description, access, preservation, and future
migration of assets. This individual will develop plans, specifications, procedures, and manuals to
support the collection and management of digital archival content. Will serve as the primary adviser to
the Knowledge Services and Archives teams on digital preservation issues, including maintaining curren
 t awareness of new technologies and initiatives in the field.

The Digital Preservation Archivist will:

* Work closely with the Archivist and Knowledge Services staff to research, define, and maintain an
ongoing preservation program, based on best practices and established standards, for Laboratory
collections of value in digital formats.
* Work with Knowledge Services and ISD staff to research, test, and implement technology for a sustainable
open source digital preservation repository system which will meet the ongoing future needs of the Laboratory.
* Enhance project plans, workflows, and policies for archiving of, and long-term access to, the
Laboratory Archives digital collections.
* Serve as a knowledge resource for Knowledge Services and the Information Services Department and its
constituents on standards and best practices for digital content creation and management.
* Appraise, arrange, describe, and basic preserve Laboratory historical records.
* Recommend, implement, and lead (cross-functional) teams for proposed projects
* Provide training, support, and documentation for projects.
* Promote the Archives through digital and social media including online exhibits, galleries, and blogs.
* Support and participate in other related work as assigned.

Requirements:

# ALA-MLS/MLIS Degree or equivalent required.
# A minimum of three years' progressive experience working on digital resources projects in a leadership
role at an archival repository or library required.
# Demonstrated knowledge and experience with specifying requirements for open source digital
repository systems and related technology including auditing/checksum software, write blockers,
file recognition, and media conversion.
# Experience creating, reviewing and editing metadata for digital objects, especially Dublin Core, METS
and PREMIS.
# Demonstrated capabilities in presenting ideas written and orally required.
# Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment, build consensus, and promote the exchange
of information among project team members, project management staff and elsewhere.
# ability to work in a busy and ever changing environment required.
# Knowledge of common development tools & languages, e.g. Java, SQL, XML/XSLT, PHP preferred.
# Experience with open source archives management software desired.
# Experience handling classified documentation preferred.
# Experience using a content management system a plus.
# Experience with Unix or Linux server platforms preferred.
# Must be able to obtain and maintain a government DoD Security Clearance required.

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McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] | 2 May 01:32 2012

Refereeing Academic Articles in the Information Age / Plus

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Refereeing Academic Articles in the Information Age 


Web-based Journal Manuscript Management and Peer-Review Systems and Services


Web-based Journal Manuscript Management and Peer-Review Systems and Services > PPT 


Enjoy !

/Gerry 

Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
and
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University 
152 Parks Library 
Ames IA 50011

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2012-05-01

McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] | 2 May 18:45 2012

The Fractured Marketplace: A Look at the State of e-Textbook and Electronic Course Materials / Plus

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Colleagues/

Latest postings from the _DT > Digital Textbooks_ blog ... 

> The Fractured Marketplace: A Look at the State of e-Textbook and Electronic Course Materials / Plus 


IMHO: Excellent succinct overview 

> iPads Available for Courses to Explore In-Class Use, e-Textbooks

Duke University's bold initiative


> New Partnership of Barnes & Noble and Microsoft Will Promote Digital Textbooks


The Sea Is A Changin ... 

> Electronic Textbooks: The New Frontier In Nursing Education


Medical education seems to always be early adopters ...

> Open Textbooks By Subject


Open > Yes !!!

Enjoy !

/Gerry 

Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
and
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University 
152 Parks Library 
Ames IA 50011

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2012-05-02

Walt Crawford | 2 May 22:26 2012
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Cites & Insights May 2012 available

[The original announcement went to the old Web4Lib address and was
bounced. I believe the second article in this issue, "Public Library
Closures 2," is particularly important--and it's original research--so
I'm sending it again.]

Cites & Insights 12:4 (May 2012) is now available for downloading at
http://citesandinsights.info/civ12i4.pdf
The issue is 44 pages long. It is also available in a 6x9"
single-column version, optimized for viewing on edevices (and idevices
bigger than phones) and available at
http://citesandinsights.info/civ12i4on.pdf
That version (exactly the same text, but somewhat cruder appearance)
is 82 pages long; if you plan to print, please download the regular
version!

The issue includes the following (each essay also available as an HTML
separate at http://citesandinsights.info, noting that the single graph
in the second section may not appear properly):

The Front (pp. 1-2)

    Breaking down The Middle: why there won' be a long series of
wholly miscellaneous sections with that heading. Also some notes on
the reality since I took action based on reader polls (including the
truth about people's willingness, so far, to pay the lower suggested
donations).

Libraries: Public Library Closures 2 (pp. 2-14)

    Investigating 1998-2009. Another original research piece, this one
involving a lot more research, reducing the number of
apparently-closed (based on IMLS changes) public libraries over the
last 12 years from 785 to...well, read the story. Includes a proud
admission of error, a case where I'm delighted my original guess was
way off base.

The Middle: Futurism (pp. 14-33)

    A roundup of trends and other bits of futurism--but really the
first half of a two-part roundup (the second half, Forecasts, probably
in the next issue, deals with short-term assertions, the kind that can
be checked readily).

Social Networks: The Social Network Scene, part 3 (pp. 33-44)

    Completing the catch-up effort on social networking items that
don't fit into a subgroup. Some fun stuff.

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McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] | 3 May 05:04 2012

Role of Librarians in The Age of MOOCs ? / Plus

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Question of the Day > 

What is the Role of Librarians in The Age of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) ? 


BTW: Recent posts to the _Alt-Ed_ blog ... 

>TED > Salman Khan: Let's Use Video to Reinvent Education


> edX > Harvard and M.I.T. Team Up to Offer Free Online Courses


> Harvard Joins the Fray (Update)


> NPR > Explosion In Free Online Classes May Change Course Of Higher Education


> CHE > Open Education's Wide World of Possibilities
 

> ALISON > The World’s Largest Supplier of Free Online Learning?


> 60 Minutes > Google's Eric Schmidt on Khan Academy


Enjoy !

/Gerry

Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
and
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University 
152 Parks Library 
Ames IA 50011

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2012-05-02

Tina Harry | 3 May 16:35 2012
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Job Announcement: Electronic Resources Librarian

Electronic Resources Librarian & Assistant Professor

The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks an Electronic Resources Librarian with energy and initiative to provide leadership and effective management for the libraries’ electronic resources.

Working in a team environment, the incumbent will be responsible for leading library-wide efforts to optimize technologies designed to help publicize the libraries’ collections, and for providing user-centric services for information access and discovery.

Under the direction of the Head of Serials, the incumbent will:
-Serve as a liaison to vendors regarding electronic resource trials, acquisitions, licensing and technical issues
-Work with database providers, vendors, publishers and other personnel to resolve digital resources connectivity and access issues
-Proactively manage technical changes to preempt resource access problems
-Respond to users’ issues with electronic resources in a timely manner
-Provide feedback about electronic resource infrastructure compatibility
-Recommend and facilitate improvements to existing tools and workflows
-Maintain accurate data about electronic resources in a variety of systems, such as our link resolver and discovery tool knowledge base (Serials Solutions), our Electronic Resource Management module (Innovative Interfaces), and our A to Z database list
-Manage the libraries’ integrated proxy (Web Access Management)
-Manage the promotion of resources in various library systems and website
-Oversee and analyze usage statistics for electronic resources
-Participate in assessment of electronic resources
-Maintain current awareness of emerging trends and best practices in resource access and discoverability
-Supervise a paraprofessional responsible for maintaining the knowledgebase, for collecting usage statistics, for troubleshooting, and for loading the monthly coverage and MARC records from Serial Solutions
-Serve on the electronic resource management team and a library-wide collection development team.

Qualifications:
-ALA accredited master's degree by date of employment
-Evidence of experience with research-oriented electronic resource technologies
-Familiarity with the OpenURL standard
-Experience implementing or using an electronic resources knowledge base management system
-Demonstrated analytical problem solving skills and initiative
-An aptitude for detail-oriented work
-Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
-Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service-oriented, and dynamic environment
-Interest in facilitating technical skills in others
-A commitment to meet established library criteria for promotion and tenure, including professional service and published research.

The position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment. Minimum annual salary is $45,000, and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Apply online at http://jobs.olemiss.edu. Applicants will be asked to include a letter of application, vita, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three current professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Mississippi is located in historic Oxford, a thriving community offering a wide range of literary, musical and cultural activities. For more information about the University and the community, please visit http://www.olemiss.edu/visitors.

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2012-05-03

Erin Germ | 3 May 21:10 2012
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Security for Libraries (SEC4LIB)

I thought I would extend this to the WEB4LIB listserv.

Would anyone be interested in forming an informal SEC4LIB discussion group. This would be an informal group to discuss and investigate existing security features and shortcomings of library services and applications. This would essentially include documenting and pen-testing library applications and services.

As background, I'm finishing a second Masters in Cybersecurity and have been "investigating" various library software and services. I've been do white-hat investigating on library software and services for about a year and reporting discoveries to vendors and sites. My goal is to bring attention to the security aspect of library software and services while working with vendors/providers to secure their products, services, applications, and solution. If your interested in the same, please contact me.

V/R

Erin Germ
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