Archive for 2011

Digital Repository Coordinator at Iowa State University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 28th, 2011

The Iowa State University Library is recruiting a Digital Repository Coordinator. Required degree; "American Library Association accredited master's degree or advanced degree in a relevant academic field."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This individual will oversee the creation and management of a campus-wide Digital Repository for ISU, to be administered by the University Library. The Digital Repository will eventually include scholarly and creative works, research, publications, and reports contributed by faculty, students, staff, and administrative units, as well as special, thematic, and multi-media collections from the Library and the University Archives. Platforms supporting the Digital Repository will include bepress and CONTENTdm. This position reports to the Library's Associate Dean for Research & Access.

| New: Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 | Digital Scholarship |

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    World Intellectual Property Organization: Draft Compilation on Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives

    Posted in Copyright, Libraries on November 28th, 2011

    The World Intellectual Property Organization's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights has released the Draft Compilation on Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives.

    Here's an excerpt from the "SCCR Releases Draft Compilation on Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives":

    The Draft Compilation is an extensive document, which the library delegation warmly welcomed. Its 45 pages contain comments and proposals by Member States on each of the 10 clusters of limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives. It is extremely encouraging that Ecuador has now tabled additional language for each cluster that mirrors the proposals contained in IFLA's TLIB 4.1 document. Consequently, IFLA believes the Draft Compilation is an extremely valuable document going forward.

    | New: Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Version 80 | Digital Scholarship |

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      Lead Developer at Florida State University Libraries

      Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on November 28th, 2011

      The Florida State University Libraries are recruiting a Lead Developer. Required degree: "BS in computer science, information systems or a related field." Minimum starting salary: $65,000.

      Here's an excerpt from the ad:

      The successful applicant will have programming responsibilities for the library's website, the digital library, the Institutional Repository, as well as general programming needs that arise. It is anticipated that this new area in the Florida State University Libraries will evolve into a larger programming and web development team over time. As the Lead Developer, this position will be responsible for leading the programming and web development team and will report to the Associate Dean for Digital Scholarship and Technology Services.

      | Institutional Repository Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

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        Costs and Benefits of Data Provision: Report to the Australian National Data Service

        Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access, Reports and White Papers on November 28th, 2011

        The Australian National Data Service has released Costs and Benefits of Data Provision: Report to the Australian National Data Service by John Houghton.

        Here's an excerpt:

        This report presents case studies exploring the costs and benefits that PSI [Public Sector Information] producing agencies and their users experience in making information freely available, and preliminary estimates of the wider economic impacts of open access to PSI. In doing so, it outlines a possibly method for cost-benefit analysis at the agency level and explores the data requirements for such an analysis —recognising that few agencies will have all of the data required. . . .

        What this study demonstrates is that the direct and measurable benefits of making PSI available freely and without restrictions on use typically outweigh the costs. When one adds the longerterm benefits that we cannot fully measure, and may not even foresee, the case for open access appears to be strong.

        | Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

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          Current News: Twitter Updates for 11/27/11

          Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on November 27th, 2011

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            Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities at Alabama Digital Humanities Center at the University of Alabama

            Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 27th, 2011

            The Alabama Digital Humanities Center at the University of Alabama is recruiting applicants for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities.

            Here's an excerpt from the ad:

            The Alabama Digital Humanities Center at the University of Alabama (http://www.lib.ua.edu/digitalhumanities) is pleased to invite applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in Digital Humanities. The fellowship offers the successful candidate a unique platform for professional advancement: financial and material support for independent research combined with the opportunity to play an instrumental role in nurturing the growing digital humanities community at the University of Alabama.

            A program of the University Libraries, the Alabama Digital Humanities Center (ADHC) is a space and a community of over 40 faculty members from Art and Art History, Communication and Information Sciences, Continuing Studies, Education, English, Gender and Race Studies, History, the Libraries, Modern Languages and Classics, and Music.

            | New: Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Version 80 | Digital Scholarship |

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              "Public Access and Use of Health Research: An Exploratory Study of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy Using Interviews and Surveys of Health Personnel"

              Posted in Open Access on November 27th, 2011

              Jamie O'Keeffe, John Willinsky, and Lauren Maggio have published "Public Access and Use of Health Research: An Exploratory Study of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy Using Interviews and Surveys of Health Personnel" in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

              Here's an excerpt from:

              Conclusions: The results provide grounds for expecting the NIH Public Access Policy to have a positive impact on EBP [Evidence-Based Practice] and health care more generally given that between a quarter and a third of participants in this study (1) frequently accessed research literature, (2) expressed an interest in having greater access, and (3) were aware of the policy and expect it to have an impact on their accessing research literature in the future. Results also indicate the value of promoting a greater awareness of the NIH policy, providing training and education in the location and use of the literature, and continuing improvements in the organization of biomedical research for health personnel use.

              | Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals | Digital Scholarship |

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                Digital Preservation Librarian at Columbia University Libraries

                Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 27th, 2011

                Columbia University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Preservation Librarian. Duration: "date of hire until June 30, 2014 (with possibility of extension)."

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                Reporting to the Director of the Libraries Digital Program Division, the incumbent will provide support for various aspects of our digital preservation program including: ingest of new digital content into the Libraries' digital object repository; development of digital preservation policies and procedures; building partnerships with library and non-library individuals and organizations; and participating in requirements gathering for preservation-oriented technology tools and workflows. The incumbent will also have primary responsibility for coordinating digital preservation aspects of a grant-supported project to archive and provide access to the records of an international philanthropic organization.

                | Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

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                  SHERPA Estimates That Only 5% of Journals Prohibit Self-Archiving

                  Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Self-Archiving on November 27th, 2011

                  Based on an analysis of about 19,000 journal self-archiving policies in RoMEO, SHERPA estimates that only 5% of these journals prohibit self-archiving.

                  Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                  This chart shows that a remarkable 94% of journals allow archiving of peer-reviewed articles after any embargo period has expired and any additional restrictions have been complied with. Indeed, for nearly a quarter of journals, the publisher's version/PDF itself can be archived. Just 1% of journals only permit the pre-peer review submitted version to be archived. This leaves only 5% of journals that do not permit self-archiving of some form or another. . . .

                  Unfortunately, assigning journals to policies is not an exact process, due to the vagueness of some publishers' policies and the fact that some publishing houses do work for societies and other third parties whose own open access policies may take precedence. It is therefore difficult to gauge the precision of these figures, but we guestimate that they are accurate to within 2%. The charts do not take into account journals that are not covered by Romeo's own database, but we expect that the relative proportions would be similar.

                  | Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

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                    DigitalKoans Returns on 11/28/11

                    Posted in Announcements on November 21st, 2011

                    DigitalKoans postings will resume on 11/28/11.

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                      Scoping Study on Copyright and Related Rights and the Public Domain

                      Posted in Copyright, Public Domain, Reports and White Papers on November 21st, 2011

                      The World Intellectual Property Organization has released Scoping Study on Copyright and Related Rights and the Public Domain.

                      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                      The scoping study includes an illustrative comparison of national legislations that directly, or indirectly, define the public domain; and a survey of initiatives and tools, which may affect access, use, identification and location of public domain material.

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                        A Surfboard for Riding the Wave—Towards a Four Country Action Programme on Research Data

                        Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Reports and White Papers on November 21st, 2011

                        The Knowledge Exchange has released A Surfboard for Riding the Wave—Towards a Four Country Action Programme on Research Data.

                        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                        The report not only offers an overview of the present activities and challenges in the field of research data in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom but also outlines an action programme for the four countries in realising a collaborative data infrastructure. This report is a response to the Riding the Wave report which was published by the High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data. . . .

                        In the report four key drivers are addressed: incentives for researchers, training in relation to researchers in their role as data producers and users of information infrastructure, organisational and technical infrastructure and, finally, the funding of the infrastructure. The report offers recommendations for actions in each of these fields for the partners and others, not only in the four partner countries, but also beyond these borders.

                        Based on the overview of the present situation in the four Knowledge Exchange partner countries, the report formulates three long-term strategic goals:

                        1. Data sharing will be part of the academic culture
                        2. Data logistics will be an integral component of academic professional life
                        3. Data infrastructure will be sound, both operationally and financially.

                        | Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

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