JOB: Principal Metadata Analyst, California Digital Library

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From the position description: The Metadata Analyst reports to the Director, Discovery and Delivery Services Group and will work primarily on the HathiTrust Metadata Management and related systems to provide analysis, reporting, planning and coordination. HathiTrust is a collaborative digital repository for the nation’s great research libraries bringing together the immense collections of partner institutions. ...

CFP: HTRC UnCamp 2013 | HathiTrust Digital Library

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The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is hosting its second UnCamp on September 8-9, 2013, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The UnCamp is “targeted to the digital humanities and informatics tool developers, researchers and librarians, and graduate students,” and is “part hands-on coding and demonstration, part inspirational use-cases, part community building, and a part ...

POST: Of Fences and Defenses

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Kevin Smith (Duke University) has written a post exploring what it means to recognize fair use as a “postitive right” as opposed to an “affirmative defense.” Inspired by the language used in one of the amicus briefs filed in the Authors Guild, Inc. v. Hathi Trust case, Smith concludes: If we understand fair use as ...