Archive for March, 2012

Scholarly Communication Librarian at Georgia Tech Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 21st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Georgia Tech Library is recruiting a Scholarly Communication Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Georgia Tech Library seeks a collaborative and innovative professional to take a lead role in user engagement for curating digital collections of locally created scholarly content, primarily SMARTech, Georgia Tech's institutional repository, and collections produced through the library's publishing services. Reporting to the Head of Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation Services, the Scholarly Communication Librarian will participate in a range of activities to advance the Library's strategic objectives for scholarly communication and digital publishing support. As a member of the cross-functional Scholarly Communication Collaborative, the incumbent will coordinate group meetings and help shape scholarly communication outreach plans and strategies.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

Research Data Librarian at Georgia Tech Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 21st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Georgia Tech Library is recruiting a Research Data Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Georgia Tech Library seeks a collaborative and innovative professional to take a lead role in the expansion of our research data curation and management services. Reporting to the Head of Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation Services, the Research Data Librarian will participate in a range of activities to advance the Library's strategic objectives for e-Science support and data stewardship. As a member of the cross-functional Research Data Project Team, the incumbent will coordinate group meetings and help shape data curation plans and strategies.

| E-science and Academic Libraries Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

"Altmetrics in the Wild: Using Social Media to Explore Scholarly Impact"

Posted in Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Metrics, Social Media/Web 2.0 on March 21st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Jason Priem, Heather A. Piwowar, and Bradley M. Hemminger have self-archived "Altmetrics in the Wild: Using Social Media to Explore Scholarly Impact" in arXiv.org.

Here's an excerpt:

In growing numbers, scholars are integrating social media tools like blogs, Twitter, and Mendeley into their professional communications. The online, public nature of these tools exposes and reifies scholarly processes once hidden and ephemeral. Metrics based on this activities could inform broader, faster measures of impact, complementing traditional citation metrics. This study explores the properties of these social media-based metrics or "altmetrics," sampling 24,331 articles published by the Public Library of Science. We find that different indicators vary greatly in activity. Around 5% of sampled articles are cited in Wikipedia, while close to 80% have been included in at least one Mendeley library. There is, however, an encouraging diversity; a quarter of articles have nonzero data from five or more different sources. Correlation and factor analysis suggest citation and altmetrics indicators track related but distinct impacts, with neither able to describe the complete picture of scholarly use alone. There are moderate correlations between Mendeley and Web of Science citation, but many altmetric indicators seem to measure impact mostly orthogonal to citation. Articles cluster in ways that suggest five different impact "flavors," capturing impacts of different types on different audiences; for instance, some articles may be heavily read and saved by scholars but seldom cited. Together, these findings encourage more research into altmetrics as complements to traditional citation measures.

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

NEH Announces New Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant Recipients

Posted in Digital Humanities, Grants on March 21st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The National Endowment for the Humanities's Office of Digital Humanities has announced the recipients of 22 new Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants.

The announcement was part of a larger announcement of $17 million in grants for 208 humanities projects. A state-by-state list of these grants is available.

| Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 2/20/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on March 20th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Senior System Analyst/Programmer at Indiana University’s University Information Technology Services

Posted in Library IT Jobs on March 20th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Indiana University's University Information Technology Services is recruiting a Senior System Analyst/Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Provides technical expertise and leadership in the design, evaluation, development, integration, and enhancements supporting of Library Information Systems. Systems are deployed in a Linux infrastructure environment consisting of web development tools and frameworks, Oracle, and customized vendor and open source library systems (Blacklight and the Kuali OLE project). Collaborates with library team business analysts and developers within the central computing organization and IU libraries; develops standards and best practices using J2EE technologies and standard web tools; and mentors other team developers. Collaborates with developers and functional team members to gather specifications and document and validate information systems requirements for complex business processes or technical challenges. Establishes estimates and designs application solutions; develops, tests, and deploys complex programs; and assists with management of application releases. Develops interfaces between library and other applications. This position reports to the UITS manager, Library Information Systems team.

| Institutional Repository Bibliography | Digital Scholarship Publications Overview |

"Trends from the Canadian IR/ETD Survey 2012"

Posted in Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), Institutional Repositories on March 20th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Nancy Stuart and Katy Nelson have self-archived "Trends from the Canadian IR/ETD Survey 2012" in UVicSPACE.

Here's an excerpt:

The purpose of the 2012 Canadian IR/ETD Survey was two-fold. The first was to show the growth of Institutional Repositories (IRs) across Canada. The second was to illustrate the state of the electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) submission programs at Canadian institutions granting graduate degrees, where a thesis or dissertation is a requirement for graduation.

| Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 | Digital Scholarship |

Copyright Officer at Texas State University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 20th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Texas State University Library is recruiting a Copyright Officer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Create and establish a service to provide scholars with copyright expertise for their questions. Contribute to the University's copyright policy development and establish best practices guidelines. Serve in a leadership role on the University's copyright advisory committee. Develop copyright educational programs. Monitor legislative developments and case law relevant to copyright and alert library and university leadership accordingly. Partner with library staff on copyright and scholarly communication initiatives, notably in the development of a scholarly communication program.

| Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

Federal Research Public Access Act Gains 24 New Co-sponsors

Posted in Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access on March 20th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Federal Research Public Access Act has gained 24 new bipartisan co-sponsors.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

The new co-sponsors. . . join the bill's original sponsors, Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA), Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO) and Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS). These new supporters reflect the consistently broad and bi-partisan appeal of this policy, which would ensure that taxpayers are guaranteed free, online access to articles reporting on the results research that their tax dollars have funded.

This issue was explored in depth at a briefing on Capitol Hill yesterday, hosted by the office of Rep. Mike Doyle. The briefing featured two expert speakers. First, Dr. Neil Thakur, Special Assistant to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Deputy Director for Extramural Research and Program Manager for the NIH Public Access Policy, presented a thorough view of that agency's experience with their landmark Public Access policy. He noted that the NIH considers public access as central to their mission, and as a critical component in ensuring that the public's investment in NIH-funded research is leveraged to its fullest.

He was followed by Elliot Maxwell, Program Director of the Digital Connections Council of the Committee for Economic Development and author of the recent Kaufman Foundation for Entrepreneurship-funded report, "The Future of Taxpayer-Funded Research: Who Will Control Access to the Results?" Maxwell presented a synopsis of the report focusing on the potential impacts of expanding the NIH Policy to other U.S. Federal science agencies. He explored the potential benefits this expansion might have on scientific productivity, economic growth, innovation and national competitiveness.

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

Metadata Technology Specialist at New York University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 19th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The New York University Libraries are recruiting a Metadata Technology Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Support metadata-driven discovery and access within NYU Libraries systems; analyze, design and implement scripts and methods for metadata extraction, transformation, and ingest; develop tools, training and documentation in support of metadata encoding and transformation; assist in database table maintenance, system reporting, analysis, trouble-shooting, and upgrades; contribute to research and development of NYU metadata projects and initiatives; consult as needed with NYU units beyond KADD and KARMS.

| Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

"The Effects of Open Access Mandates on Institutional Repositories in the UK and Germany"

Posted in Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Self-Archiving on March 19th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Sabine Elisabeth Puskas has self-archived her Master's dissertation, "The Effects of Open Access Mandates on Institutional Repositories in the UK and Germany," in the Loughborough University Institutional Repository.

Here's an excerpt:

There is evidence that institutional mandates do have effects on institutional repositories in different ways, e.g. on content deposited and service provision. The effects vary according to the characteristics of repositories and the approach taken by institutions. The research results also indicate that the experiences of institutions with a mandate and the expectations of institutions without one are almost identical across both the UK and Germany, although the developmental context of institutional repositories and institutional mandates in these two countries are very different.

| Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 | Digital Scholarship |

Digital Library Infrastructure Lead at University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 19th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Notre Dame's Hesburgh Libraries are recruiting a Digital Library Infrastructure Lead.

Here's an excerpt from ad:

Reporting to the Digital Library Services Department Head, we are seeking a senior candidate with strong software development and leadership skills to lead and implement automated services to support digital initiatives for both the Hesburgh Libraries and the wider campus community. Collaborating with the Digital Library Services Department Head and Digital Library Applications Lead, the incumbent will lead digital library infrastructure design to ensure access, discovery, security, data integrity, and preservation of unique library collections, campus research data, and conference event data. The incumbent will lead creation of complex software services to automate capture of metadata, archive data files, transform image and video files, automate digitization, and aggregate information from multiple sources.

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