Category: Digital Scholarship

Of note in College and Research Libraries News Vol 78, No 11 (2017)

There are several Scholarly Communications related topics in the latest issue of C&RL news:

The University of Southern California Voltaire Letters: A polymathic multimodal digital project

Danielle Mihram

Textbooks on open reserve: A pilot project

Dolores Skowronek

Beyond buttonology: Digital humanities, digital pedagogy, and the ACRL Framework

John E. Russell, Merinda Kaye Hensley

Open access, power, and privilege: A response to “What I learned from predatory publishing”

Shea Swauger

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Source: Vol 78, No 11 (2017)

Research and Learning Agenda for Archives, Special, and Distinctive Collections in Research Libraries | OCLC

From Chela Scott Weber, Practitioner Researcher in Residence for the OCLC Research Library Partnership

This research and learning agenda represents the latest in a long line of OCLC Research efforts on behalf of archives and special collections in research libraries, to discern and respond to current and emerging needs in the community, and to convene colleagues across the profession to collectively move the profession forward. It is practitioner focused and represents the results of numerous conversations, reading broadly, and thinking carefully about the most pressing needs that face our collective collections and operations. The agenda addresses areas of inquiry and potential research and learning opportunities, building on recent work in the profession.

Several themes and topical areas of investigation are identified, and the paper presents potential research and learning activities for each of these areas. Ultimately, using this agenda, the RLP will consider where work is already being done in the profession, how OCLC can best leverage its strengths and resources to make the most impact, and where there is interest and energy across the RLP community, in order to discern where it makes most sense for OCLC to focus its efforts.

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Source: Research and Learning Agenda for Archives, Special, and Distinctive Collections in Research Libraries

NewsNet Issue 685 | U.S. Copyright Office

From the US Copyright Copyright Office:

The U.S. Copyright Office has submitted a letter to Congress reporting the results of the Office’s public inquiry on establishing a pilot program to facilitate the mass digitization of books and other copyrighted works.

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Source: NewsNet Issue 685 | U.S. Copyright Office

ARL National Digital Stewardship Residency Concludes with Release of OSF Toolkit – Association of Research Libraries

From Megan Potterbusch and Judy Ruttenberg via Association of Research Libraries:

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released a toolkit to support the deep engagement of librarians in the creation and management of digital scholarship. Developed by Megan Potterbusch, the toolkit is the outcome of Potterbusch’s yearlong National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) hosted by ARL and administered by the Library of Congress.

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Source: ARL National Digital Stewardship Residency Concludes with Release of OSF Toolkit | Association of Research Libraries® | ARL®

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication Volume 5, General Issue

Lots of great articles from the new issue of JLSC.  Here is the table of contents:

Commentary

Research Articles

Practice Articles

Theory Articles

Reviews

Source: Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

RightsStatements.org

dh + lib recently announced the creation of RightsStatement.org:


The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and Europeana announced the launch of RightsStatements.org, “a collaborative approach to rights statements that can be used to communicate the copyright status of cultural objects”

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Peripleo: a Tool for Exploring Heterogeneous Data through the Dimensions of Space and Time

 


 

Source: Peripleo: a Tool for Exploring Heterogeneous Data through the Dimensions of Space and Time

By Rainer Simon, Leif Isaksen, Elton Barker, Pau de Soto Cañamares

Abstract from Authors:

“This article introduces Peripleo, a prototype spatiotemporal search and visualization tool. Peripleo enables users to explore the geographic, temporal and thematic composition of distributed digital collections in their entirety, and then to progressively filter and drill down to explore individual records. We provide an overview of Peripleo’s features, and present the underlying technical architecture. Furthermore, we discuss how datasets that differ vastly in terms of size, content type and theme can be made uniformly accessible through a set of lightweight metadata conventions we term “connectivity through common references”. Our current demo installation links approximately half a million records from 25 datasets. These datasets originate from a spectrum of sources, ranging from the small personal photo collection with 35 records, to the large institutional database with 134.000 objects. The product of research in the Andrew W. Mellon-funded Pelagios 3 project, Peripleo is Open Source software.”

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