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The Ohio Library and Information Network, OhioLINK, is a consortium of Ohio’s college and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio. Serving more than 600,000 students, faculty, and staff at 85 institutions, OhioLINK’s membership includes 17 public universities, 23 community/technical colleges, 44 private colleges and the State Library of Ohio. OhioLINK serves faculty, students, staff and other researchers via campus-based electronic library systems, the OhioLINK central site, and Internet resources. OhioLINK’s goal is to provide easy access to information and rapid delivery of library materials throughout the state. OhioLINK offers six main electronic services: a library catalog, research databases, a multi-publisher electronic journal center, a digital media center, a growing collection of e-books, and an electronic theses and dissertations center.
My place of work, OhioLINK, is part of a larger group called the Educational Technology Division of the University System of Ohio. In that capacity, we’re seeking two senior repository software developers to work in our downtown Columbus, OH, office.
The position description can be a little tricky to get to — the Ohio State University jobs website does not allow deep linking into job descriptions — so I’m reproducing the entire description here:
Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this unclassified professional position.
This is a preview of OhioLINK is Seeking Two Senior Repository Software Developers. Read the full post (435 words, 1:44 minutes estimated reading time)
On Friday, OhioLINK released an addendum to its inquiry for a comprehensive discovery layer that answers questions submitted from potential bidders. This is a distilled version of that addendum — posted here with the desire to reach others that may be interested in submitting a bid. Please note that this posting is not the official call for proposals nor the official addendum (it isn’t even the entire addendum). Nothing said here binding on the proposal process. If you are interested in making a proposal for a solution or part of the solution for what we are seeking, please contact Mary Pasquinelli, Sr. Purchasing Agent at Wright State University (OhioLINK’s administrative agent), and reference ITN 601908 (Room 301 University Hall, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, Ohio 45435, phone 937-775-2411, FAX 937-775-3711, email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
This is a preview of More About OhioLINK’s Discovery Layer Desires. Read the full post (2213 words, 8:51 minutes estimated reading time)
Earlier today, Wright State University issued an invitation-to-negotiate1 for a discovery layer on behalf of OhioLINK. This post contains the details specific to the project, and I’m posting it here with the desire to cast a wide net of parties that may be interested in responding. In doing so, please note that this posting is not the official call for proposals, and nothing said here binding on the proposal process. If you are interested in making a proposal for a solution or part of the solution for what we are seeking, please contact Mary Pasquinelli, Sr. Purchasing Agent at Wright State University, and reference ITN 601908 (Room 301 University Hall, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, Ohio 45435, phone 937-775-2411, FAX 937-775-3711, email: email@example.com).
This is a preview of Looking For a Comprehensive Discovery Layer. Read the full post (1452 words, 5:48 minutes estimated reading time)
The position requires a four-year degree in Computer Science, or a graduate degree in Information or Library Science, or equivalent technical experience. The candidate should have strong programming skills in languages such as Java, and should be comfortable working in a Unix/Linux environment with open source software. Experience with the following is highly valued: Digital Repositories, Cocoon, Apache Tomcat, XML/XSLT, PostgreSQL. Experience with the following is desirable: DSpace/Manakin, HTML/CSS site design, metadata, Subversion, Perl, shell scripting.
This is a preview of Position Announcement: OhioLINK Systems Developer. Read the full post (178 words, 43 seconds estimated reading time)
The position requires a four-year degree in Computer Science, or a graduate degree in Information or Library Science, or equivalent technical experience. The candidate should have strong programming skills including experience with Perl and Java, and should be comfortable working in a Unix/Linux environment with open source development tools. Experience with the following is highly desired: Apache Tomcat, JSP, XML, XSLT, SQL, Eclipse IDE. Experience with the following is desirable: Cocoon, DSpace, Fedora Digital Repository, aspect-oriented programming.
This is a preview of OhioLINK Position available: Systems Developer. Read the full post (157 words, 38 seconds estimated reading time)
As a part of work for an OhioLINK strategic task force, I have been exploring the creation and operation of regional/collaborative/shared digitization centers. This is a report of findings to date after an open call for information. The report is structured with questions to be explored when considering a regional digitization center followed by narratives from conversations with the Collaborative Digitization Program (formerly the Colorado Digitization Program), the Mountain West Digital Library, and the Ohio Historical Society. My thanks go out to Leigh Grinstead, Liz Bishoff, Karen Estlund, Angela O’Neal, and Phil Sager for their assistance.
This is a preview of A View of Regional Digitization Centers. Read the full post (2111 words, 8:27 minutes estimated reading time)
This year has seen the release of two personal repository services: http://PublicationsList.org/ and the U.K. Depot. These two services have an admittedly different focus, but I think it is still interesting to compare and contrast them to see what we can learn.
This is a preview of Two Personal Repository Services. Read the full post (713 words, 6 images, 2:51 minutes estimated reading time)
OhioLINK is engaged in building a “trusted digital repository” on behalf of its membership. As we build it, we want to have an understanding of what “trusted” means, and so we are engaging in an audit process to assess whether we can claim to be trustworthy. This process is panning out to have four major phases:
Research common and best practices for preservation.
Evaluate the OhioLINK policies and processes against common and best practices.
Perform a gap analysis between where we are now and where common and best practices suggest we should be.
Propose and adopt policies and processes that get us closer to the ideal common and best practices.
This is a report at the end of phase 1. Earlier this year, two major reports were released that address how one measures a “trustworthy repository.” The two reports are summarized below, followed by a recommendation.
This is a preview of Planning a digital preservation assessment using TRAC:CC and DRAMBORA. Read the full post (1120 words, 4:29 minutes estimated reading time)
I’m looking for information about the formation and management of regional digitization centers for one of the OhioLINK strategic task forces. For our purposes, a “regional digitization center” is a place that has the hardware, software, and human expertise to convert a variety of media to digital form. (We’re primarily looking at small format imaging, but could also include broadside imaging, audio capture, and video transformation.) There is plenty of information to be found about the services that centers provide and even more evidence of regional groups wanting to create these centers, but precious little about the operation of the centers themselves. (As in zilch in professional literature searches, and only a few hits via general web searching.) The kinds of things I’m looking for are:
This is a preview of Seeking Information about Regional Digitization Centers. Read the full post (439 words, 1:45 minutes estimated reading time)