RLUK and AHRC have released the report on the scoping study, The role of academic and research libraries as active participants and leaders in the production of scholarly research. This excellent report is fully available online: https://www.rluk.ac.uk/rluk-publishes-report-on-the-role-of-research-libraries-in-the-production-of-scholarly-research/ I super highly recommend that folks read the full report. That said, I know many of us under constant work and life demands and so are in the realm of tldr;. The headline findings or highlights are also available, and are short to read. A very short selection of those includes: Collaborative by default: Collaboration is in the nature of libraries and the staff that work within them.Read More →

University Press of Florida is seeking interns for the Fall 2021 semester. The internship program offers students of all majors the opportunity to gain employment experience in the business of book publishing. Please note that University Press of Florida internships are being offered this semester as Student OPS and Federal Work Study positions and applications must be submitted through https://jobs.ufl.edu/. Below are brief descriptions of each position and direct links to apply. Acquisitions Intern (OPS) The Acquisitions Intern assists the Acquisitions department of the University Press of Florida and works on book projects at all stages of the acquisitions process, and performs other clerical dutiesRead More →

Like many other universities, the Libraries at UF are using Reclaim Hosting’s Domain of One’s Own to solve the “website problem” where folks need a website that does not fit the overall infrastructural support framework (needs like: site with a design that isn’t institutional, WordPress instance for a blog, various technologies for digital scholarship, and more). The Libraries started UFLib Domains to as a pilot project with an internal grant by Perry Collins, to offer a quick-start pathway for anyone working in the Libraries to publish digital scholarship, teach with technology, and experiment with new tools. Perry did tremendous work in getting the system setRead More →

Please see the full call here: https://www.hastac.org/opportunities/seeking-digital-humanities-resource-new-open-education-resource-textbook and copied below for ease: Monday, July 19, 2021 – 5:00pm We are seeking assistance with a new open educational resource project. My colleague Ellen Moll and I are recipients of an MSU Library OER Award to develop a textbook that we hope will have use for faculty teaching about digital humanities across multiple contexts. This project was inspired by our recent work on learning outcomes and content tracks for the undergraduate Digital Humanities Minor at Michigan State University. If you would spend a moment sharing examples of material that should be included in the textbook, we would appreciate it.  We are looking forRead More →

See the most recent items: https://dloc.com/new  For this month, newly loaded items include: Pan Caribbean Sankofa Interviews: https://dloc.com/results/?t=pan%20caribbean%20sankofa  Pan Caribbean Sankofa is an outreach, research, education, and advisory group to organizations and individuals interested in the history, culture, and diaspora of Caribbean people and their descendants in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States – focusing on Panama, the Panama Canal, and Panama Railroad from the 1800s to the present. Archivo histórico de Vieques, Puerto Rico, fotos: https://dloc.com/vieques/new  About the collection: https://dloc.com/AA00081727/00001  More newspapers continue to load with the current CLIR grant, with some new titles and other titles with new issues, updated listRead More →

About the LibraryPress@UF The LibraryPress@UF publishes scholarly, educational, and creative works, with an emphasis on promoting public access to scholarship and ethical practices in scholarly publishing. The Libraries’ publishing initiatives complement the work of the University of Florida Press (UF Press) to collectively contribute to the shared missions of the Libraries, Press, and UF. Note This blog entry cross-published on the LibraryPress@UF site and on Laurie Taylor’s website.Read More →

We have an awesome opening in an awesome unit, in an awesome department, in the totally awesome Libraries at UF! See the full job posting on the Libraries’ HR site.   From the job posting: POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT POSITION: Digital Library Application Programmer – Application Programmer 1 REPORTS TO: Head, Digital Development SALARY: Minimum annual salary at $57,396.50; Actual rate will reflect experience and credentials REQUISITION #: 516586 DEADLINE DATE: June 14, 2021 – applications will be reviewed as received JOB SUMMARY As a member of the Library Technology Services Department, Digital Development Unit, the Digital Library Application Programmer performs duties related to the creation andRead More →

In the Libraries at UF, we are working to mature our project and project portfolio management processes. One critical part of this is to have a Definition of Done, or the acceptance criteria for how each project/sprint will be evaluated for completion. Having a Definition of Done ensures mutual understanding and agreement for what project completion means, so it defines the acceptance criteria. Related to a Definition of Done (DoD) is the Definition of Ready. The Definition of Ready (DoR) is created prior, with the collaborator/stakeholders, to provide the foundation that allows work to start. Agility.im explains common elements in a DoR: Actionable – Is theRead More →

See a fantastic community school course by the always amazing Lourdes Santamaría-Wheeler from We Here: Library exhibitions: beyond book covers with Lourdes Santamaría-Wheeler (cs013-101), from 60.00; Thursday, June 10, 3-Hour Seminar: 12pm PT, 1pm MT, 2pm CT, 3pm ET USA Libraries and archives are increasingly establishing exhibition programs as a way to highlight collections and engage visitors, beyond the traditional book cover display. But what are the best ways to plan exhibitions? What should you consider before embarking on storytelling and interpretation? This seminar will focus on a programmatic approach to library exhibitions, including policies and procedures, capacity building, and best practices as they relateRead More →

Jason Fried and David Hinemeier Hansson. Remote. New York: Crown Publishing/Penguin Random House, 2013. 37: on how remote workers save organizational money, with example from IBM 38: “And the savings aren’t just for the company. Whil;e the firm’s owners get to save on office space, the employee gets to save on gas. HP’s Telework Calculator shows a savings of almost $10,000 per year for an SUV driver who spends an hour a day communting ten miles round trip. Cutting back on commuting also means huge savings for the environment. The same IBM study showed how remote work saved the company five million gallons of fuelRead More →