DigitalKoans Posts Will Resume on 10/11/2016: Unscheduled Tweets until Then

Posted in Announcements on September 23rd, 2016

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Research Support & Data Services Librarian at Columbia University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 23rd, 2016

Columbia University is recruiting a Research Support & Data Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Research Support & Data Services Librarian is responsible for providing support for social science research, including the use of quantitative and qualitative data and data applications, to faculty, students, and staff, and for identifying and assisting in the implementation of new library technologies related to social science research and data. As a member of the team providing research and data support in the Digital Social Science Center, the incumbent will assist students, faculty, and researchers with research projects and will aid users in finding and using qualitative and quantitative data, including offering training and guidance in the use of data analysis and research software.

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Outputs of the NISO Alternative Assessment Project

Posted in Scholarly Metrics, Standards on September 23rd, 2016

NISO has released Outputs of the NISO Alternative Assessment Project.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The National Information Standards Organization has published NISO RP-25-2016, Outputs of the NISO Alternative Assessment Project. This recommended practice on altmetrics, an expansion of the tools available for measuring the scholarly impact of research in the knowledge environment, was developed by working groups that were part of NISO's Altmetrics Initiative, a project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The document outlines altmetrics definitions and use cases, alternative outputs in scholarly communications, data metrics, and persistent identifiers in scholarly communications. This guidance was necessary because, before the project began, scholars had long expressed dissatisfaction with traditional measures of success, such as the Impact Factor, but needed standards relating to other viable assessment methods.

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Data Librarian at Texas A&M University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 23rd, 2016

Texas A&M University is recruiting a Data Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Specifically, we seek applicants who can develop data management services to support faculty preparing proposals or managing research teams; support and manage Texas A&M's shared instance of the emerging data repository being administered by the Texas Digital Library; engage with the Libraries' metadata efforts to improve discoverability and metadata quality for repository objects; partner with key stakeholder groups within the Libraries and across campus in developing the University's data management, curation, and preservation strategies; and contribute to open source communities seeking to develop and expand data repository functionality.

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"Q&A with CNI’s Clifford Lynch: Time to Re-think the Institutional Repository?"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on September 23rd, 2016

Richard Poynder has published "Q&A with CNI's Clifford Lynch: Time to Re-think the Institutional Repository?" in Open and Shut?.

Here's an excerpt:

Moreover, today we can see that the interoperability promised by OAI-PMH has not really materialised, few third-party service providers have emerged, and content duplication has not been avoided. And to the exasperation of green OA advocates, author self-archiving has remained a minority sport, with researchers reluctant to take on the task of depositing their papers in their institutional repository. Given this, some believe the IR now faces an existential threat.

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Vice Provost & University Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on September 22nd, 2016

Washington University in St. Louis is recruiting a Vice Provost & University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Vice Provost and University Librarian oversees 142 staff members and is responsible for an annual budget of $23 million. The libraries' organization includes 6 Associate University Librarians, 28 subject librarians, and 8 curators/archivists.

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"Successful SCOAP3 Global Open Access initiative Continues for Three More Years"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on September 22nd, 2016

CERN has released "Successful SCOAP3 Global Open Access initiative Continues for Three More Years."

Here's an excerpt:

After three years of successful operation and growth, CERN1 announced today the continuation of the global SCOAP3 (link is external) Open Access initiative for at least three more years. SCOAP3, the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics, is an innovative partnership of over 3 000 libraries, funding agencies and research organisations from 44 countries. It has made tens of thousands of scientific articles freely available to everyone, with neither cost nor barrier for any author worldwide.

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Digital Scholarship Librarian at Northeastern Illinois University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 22nd, 2016

Northeastern Illinois University is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

  • Manage and support the Library's institutional repository, NEIU Digital Commons, and related processes.
  • Serve as liaison to faculty regarding t he institutional repository, open access and copyright.

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"CRL’s ‘Pivot’ to Open Access"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing on September 22nd, 2016

The Center for Research Libraries has released "CRL's 'Pivot' to Open Access."

Here's an excerpt:

Therefore, as of January 1, 2017, all digital materials hosted on the web by CRL, that derive from source materials in the public domain or for which CRL has secured the requisite rights and permissions, will be available without restriction. . . .

  1. CRL has digitized and posted on the web more than twelve million pages of materials from its collections to date. . . .
  2. Because of potential copyright restrictions, only about 35% of the twelve million are now available in open access. . . .
  3. The amount of public domain content on CRL servers will grow within the next few years, as on-demand digitization continues and as CRL receives digital files produced through partnerships. CRL in-house production now digitizes nearly one million pages per year, and generates approximately 2.9 million digital pages of primary legal publications annually through its Global Resources Partnership in Law and Government.

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Coordinator of Digital Collections and Projects at Marquette University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 21st, 2016

Marquette University is recruiting a Coordinator of Digital Collections and Projects.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Collections, the Coordinator of Digital Collections and Projects provides leadership and coordination for the creation, maintenance, and stewardship of the Libraries' digital collections and repositories and serves as a primary resource on matters related to scholarly communication, such as copyright and fair use, open access, rights management, and intellectual property.

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"Citation Analysis with Microsoft Academic"

Posted in Google and Other Search Engines, Scholarly Metrics on September 21st, 2016

Sven E. Hug, Michael Ochsner, and Martin P. Braendle have self-archived "Citation Analysis with Microsoft Academic."

Here's an excerpt:

We explored if and how Microsoft Academic (MA) could be used for bibliometric analyses. First, we examined the Academic Knowledge API (AK API), an interface to access MA data. Second, we performed a comparative citation analysis of researchers by normalizing data from MA and Scopus. We found that MA offers structured and rich metadata, which facilitates data retrieval, handling and processing. In addition, the AK API allows retrieving histograms. These features have to be considered a major advantage of MA over Google Scholar. However, there are two serious limitations regarding the available metadata. First, MA does not provide the document type of a publication and, second, the 'fields of study' are dynamic, too fine-grained and field-hierarchies are incoherent. Nevertheless, we showed that average-based indicators as well as distribution-based indicators can be calculated with MA data. We postulate that MA has the potential to be used for fully-fledged bibliometric analyses.

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Copyright Librarian at University of Texas at Arlington

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 21st, 2016

The University of Texas at Arlington is recruiting a Copyright Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position will be the primary liaison to UTA faculty on emerging issues of scholarly publication and provide legal expertise to faculty, students and colleagues within University Libraries on intellectual property issues related to scholarly communication. . . . This position serves as an advocate for new and emerging practices in scholarly communication at the University, including playing a role in shaping policies and support for the creation, delivery, and preservation of original digital scholarship produced at UTA. The librarian in this position leads fair use education and outreach to faculty and provides guidance to all members of the UTA faculty and students on issues related to scholarly publishing, including author rights, open access (OA) publishing, and current and emerging publishing trends. This

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