SUNScholar/Capacity Building/Digital Repository Content Management

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"Citizens create knowledge – knowledge creates citizens" -Professor Aletta Bonn-

Introduction

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In the context of the library, the operational team provides information services, that are supported by the technical team using information systems, which are built and maintained in co-operation with the information technology department.

This wiki page deals with building capacity for information services delivery.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • You CANNOT do good content management without an experienced systems manager/team to support the content team.
  • Recent LIS graduates who are naturally digitally literate and love the internet, are the best candidates for further training in open digital scholarly communications publishing systems.


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DSpace Operational Guide

Click on the heading above and also see: http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/List_of_Repository_Software

Example Job Advertisement

The (name of institution) is seeking candidates to fill the positions of director, managers and librarians for the open scholarly communications office.

The candidates should have at least 2 years experience and supply accreditation documentation and an academic publishing history, where applicable.

The minimum required skill sets are listed below.

Please note: These do not reflect the current profiling of competencies and are rather a general guideline that highlights core competencies of all scholarly publishing practitioners.

Director

The director need not be a full time appointment, however someone at the director level should be made responsible.

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Operational Manager

This is a full time appointment.

Core Skills

Specialist Skills

Example job advert - 1
Example job advert - 2

Repository and Journal Librarians - 2 each

These are full time appointments.

Core Skills

Specialist Skills

Example job advert

Web and Digital Literacy

Watch the following entertaining video - how to read a book.

Due to the internet, it is very difficult to teach information literacy without being web and digitally literate as well.

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Technology

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The hype cycle.

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See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology_acceptance_model

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Simple answers to technophobia.

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Library Schools

Library Jobs

Digital Literacy News

References

Click on the heading above.