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    "Codifying Collegiality: Recent Developments in Data Sharing Policy in the Life Sciences "

    Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Legislation and Government Regulation, Publishing on September 30th, 2014

    Genevieve Pham-Kanter et al. have published "Codifying Collegiality: Recent Developments in Data Sharing Policy in the Life Sciences " in PLOS ONE.

    Over the last decade, there have been significant changes in data sharing policies and in the data sharing environment faced by life science researchers. Using data from a 2013 survey of over 1600 life science researchers, we analyze the effects of sharing policies of funding agencies and journals. We also examine the effects of new sharing infrastructure and tools (i.e., third party repositories and online supplements). We find that recently enacted data sharing policies and new sharing infrastructure and tools have had a sizable effect on encouraging data sharing. In particular, third party repositories and online supplements as well as data sharing requirements of funding agencies, particularly the NIH and the National Human Genome Research Institute, were perceived by scientists to have had a large effect on facilitating data sharing. In addition, we found a high degree of compliance with these new policies, although noncompliance resulted in few formal or informal sanctions. Despite the overall effectiveness of data sharing policies, some significant gaps remain: about one third of grant reviewers placed no weight on data sharing plans in their reviews, and a similar percentage ignored the requirements of material transfer agreements. These patterns suggest that although most of these new policies have been effective, there is still room for policy improvement.

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      Tribal Digital Archives Curriculum Coordinator at Washington State University

      Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 30th, 2014

      Washington State Universityis recruiting a Tribal Digital Archives Curriculum Coordinator.

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      This position will assist in the development, coordination and promotion of a fifteen month curriculum focused on emphasizing the lifecycle of digital preservation and access with specific attention to tribal needs and relevant issues. Reports to the Head of Digital Scholarship and Curation (DSC). DSC is a new unit within the Libraries that encompasses all of the digital projects, assets and collections that the Libraries creates and maintains. In a broader context, the formation of DSC recognizes existing collaborations between the Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences and signals an expanded relationship in the future.

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        Legal Analysis: Technology, Equality and Accessibility in College and Higher Education Act (TEACH Act)

        Posted in Legislation and Government Regulation on September 30th, 2014

        The EDUCAUSE Policy Office has released Technology, Equality and Accessibility in College and Higher Education Act (TEACH Act).

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        This analysis, however, demonstrates that the TEACH Act would actually create de facto enforceable standards for digital instructional materials and related technologies, and that in the process it would severely limit the ability of colleges and universities to effectively use technology to advance learning for all students.

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          Digital Curation News (9/29/2014) #digitalpreservation

          Posted in Digital Curation News on September 29th, 2014

          Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 4

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            Digital Project Archivists at University of California, Berkeley

            Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 29th, 2014

            The University of California, Berkeley is recruiting two Digital Project Archivists.

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            The University of California, Berkeley, is recruiting for two part-time (50% FTE) Digital Project Archivists to oversee the digitization and metadata workflows for collections related to the Japanese American War Relocation and Confinement that have been identified as priorities for online access. These are temporary, two-year appointments following on a successful completion of Phase One which focused on the digitization of the Library's Japanese Evacuation and Relocation Survey Records.

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              Director of Library and Information Technology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

              Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 29th, 2014

              The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting a Director of Library and Information Technology.

              Here's an excerpt from the ad:

              The Director directly supervises the department heads responsible for Infrastructure Management Services and Software Development, unit heads responsible for Library Management Systems and Desktop Support, and the Information Security Liaison/Dev-Ops Administrator. The individual in this position is responsible for the management of the Library and Information Technology Department (25FTE), including planning, budgeting, and setting policy for information resources in the University Library and for some operations of the Health Sciences Library. Directly supervises unit managers responsible for Infrastructure Management Services, Digital Repository Services, Core Application Development, Library Systems Management, and Desktop Support (staff and public workstations), and oversees Agile (http://agilemanifesto.org/) project management methodology.

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                "The Imperative for Open Altmetrics"

                Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Metrics on September 29th, 2014

                Stacy Konkiel, Heather Piwowar, and Jason Priem have published "The Imperative for Open Altmetrics" in The Journal of Electronic Publishing.

                Here's an excerpt:

                If scholarly communication is broken, how will we fix it? At Impactstory—a non-profit devoted to helping scholars gather and share evidence of their research impact by tracking online usage of scholarship via blogs, Wikipedia, Mendeley, and more—we believe that incentivizing web-native research via altmetrics is the place to start. In this article, we describe the current state of the art in altmetrics and its effects on publishing, we share Impactstory's plan to build an open infrastructure for altmetrics, and describe our company's ethos and actions.

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