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Current News: Twitter Updates for 6/30/11

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on June 30th, 2011

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    Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media Launches PressForward

    Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Communication on June 30th, 2011

    The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media has launched PressForward.

    Here's an excerpt from the announcement by Dan Cohen:

    What if we could combine the best of the scholarly review process with the best of open-web filters? What if we had a scholarly communication system that was digital first?

    Today we're announcing a new initiative to do just that: PressForward, generously supported by a $862,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Digital Information Technology program.

    PressForward will bring together the best scholarship from across the web, producing vital, open publications scholarly communities can gather around. PressForward will:

    • Develop effective methods for collecting, screening, and drawing attention to the best online scholarship, including scholarly blogs, digital projects, and other web genres that don't fit into traditional articles or books, as well as conference papers, white papers, and reports
    • Encourage the proliferation of open access scholarship through active new forms of publication, concentrating the attention of scholarly communities around high-quality, digital-first scholarship
    • Create a new platform that will make it simple for any organization or community of scholars to launch similar publications and give guidance to institutions, scholarly societies, and academic publishers who wish to supplement their current journals with online outlets

    We hope you'll join us making this new form of scholarly communication a reality. You may be a researcher in a field that is underserved by traditional outlets, because it is new, interdisciplinary, or involves non-textual media. Perhaps you have a digital project that can only be "published" if you describe it in an article. You may be an editor of a journal who would like to supplement standard articles with digital content from across the web, or a scholarly society that wants to find and feature online work. As PressForward evolves, we hope to serve all of these constituencies, as well as a broad audience currently locked out of gated scholarship.

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      Digital Repository Coordinator, Criss Library at University of Nebraska at Omaha

      Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 30th, 2011

      The University of Nebraska at Omaha is recruiting a Digital Repository Coordinator, Criss Library. Degree: "Bachelors degree in related field." Salary: $45,000-$55,000.

      Here's an excerpt from the ad:

      Administrate and maintain Digital Commons @ UNO institutional repository (IR). Administer the IR including promoting/marketing of the open access repository and collaborating with faculty across campus to collect, organize, disseminate, and preserve the scholarly output of UNO faculty, students and staff. Manage daily operation of the Institutional Repository, including negotiating with publishers and other repositories for appropriate authorization to include materials in the IR. Manage related projects and IR initiatives as appropriate. Collaborates to establish, implement and maintain institutional repository guidelines, including metadata standards and strategies. Establishes, documents and analyzes policies, procedures and workflows. Investigate and implement innovative ways to populate the IR with content. Work with faculty to deposit publications into the IR.

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        E-Reader Ownership Doubles in Six Months

        Posted in E-Books on June 30th, 2011

        The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has released E-Reader Ownership Doubles in Six Months .

        Here's an excerpt:

        The share of adults in the United States who own an e-book reader doubled to 12% in May, 2011 from 6% in November 2010. E-readers, such as a Kindle or Nook, are portable devices designed to allow readers to download and read books and periodicals. This is the first time since the Pew Internet Project began measuring e-reader use in April 2009 that ownership of this device has reached double digits among U.S. adults.

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          Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (June 30, 2011)

          Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on June 30th, 2011

          The latest update of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog is now available. It provides information about new works related to scholarly electronic publishing, such as books, e-prints, journal articles, magazine articles, technical reports, and white papers.

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            DigitalKoans Returns on 6/30/11

            Posted in Announcements on June 20th, 2011

            DigitalKoans postings will resume on 6/30/11.

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              University of Bath Adopts Open Access Mandate

              Posted in Open Access on June 20th, 2011

              The University of Bath has adopted an open access mandate.

              Here's an excerpt:

              1. The University of Bath requires researchers to deposit full-text copies of their peer-reviewed journal articles and papers from published conference proceedings (subject to copyright provisions) in the University of Bath research repository, Opus4.
              2. The mandate applies to items published after 1 June 2011. Publications from 2008 onwards should also be added in readiness for the REF.
              3. The full-text of the paper and its details should be uploaded to Opus as close to publication as possible. See the Quick Start Guide for details.
              4. Optional deposit of other research outputs such as book sections, reports, working papers and conference presentations is supported. These items will be identified as peer-reviewed or non-peer-reviewed as appropriate.

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                Digital Repository Resident at University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

                Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 19th, 2011

                The University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries are recruiting a Digital Repository Resident. Two-year term position. Degree: "Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library and information studies program."

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks candidates for the position of Digital Repository Resident. As the largest public academic research library in Massachusetts, we are a key partner in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth. By combining the latest information technology with excellent public service, the staff builds and maintains a rich information environment, facilitates access to it, and creates a place that functions as a hub of campus and community scholarly activity. This position is under general supervision of the Scholarly Communication Librarian. The Digital Repository Resident Librarian explores, adapts, and implements emerging digital repository technologies in support of library and campus digital collections and publishing initiatives. Develops and manages repository projects, researches and recommends changes and enhancements, and works with other library staff to develop and implement metadata and preservation standards, and facilitates the development of workflows that accommodate new scholarly communication initiatives.

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