Job: Head of Digital Scholarship and Communication Services, Northern Kentucky University

The Head of Digital Scholarship and Communication Services is a newly envisioned position that leads the W. Frank Steely Library’s efforts in planning, implementing, and managing an active, comprehensive research services program that meets the educational needs of the campus. This is a unique opportunity to shape and lead the library’s growing research support role…Read More

Why This Audio Map for the Blind Offers an Open-Data Roadmap for the Country

“Imagine you’re blind. You have a smartphone, and you’re trying to find your own way to a spot downtown. To get there you’ll need precise voice directions to specific building numbers, but you can’t find an app that meets the challenge.

Next, imagine you’re an app-maker who wants to provide the most accurate navigation at the lowest cost ?to seeing-impaired customers. To do that you’ll need access to an accurate database of street addresses. While cities routinely collect this information, it isn’t necessarily publicly available.

Now a pioneering open data project in Louisville, Kentucky is lighting a torch to show cities, civic tech enthusiasts, and local businesses how to make sure assistive technology like this is easily and cheaply available. And its methods are so simple that they can applied to many more problems where open public data can make a difference….”

Program Coordinator (Job ID: 32314) – HigherEdJobs

“Familiarity with and understanding of copyright, intellectual property, and related information policy and legal concerns of academic libraries, including an awareness of open access issues and considerations.  Ability to adapt to changing conditions in academic libraries and the flexibility and desire to learn new skills as scholarly communication continues to evolve at UofL and elsewhere….”