Archive for May, 2012

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (May 30, 2012)

Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on May 31st, 2012

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

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010: "This bibliography portal demonstrates that citation lists continue to play a role in research, in spite of the availability of powerful Web and digital library search engines and the near-extinction of print bibliography publishing. Summing Up: Recommended." — J. A. Buczynski, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 45, no. 1 (1997): 58. | Digital Scholarship |

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    DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 6/11/2012

    Posted in Announcements, Digital Scholarship Publications on May 20th, 2012

    DigitalKoans posts will resume on 6/11/2012.

    | Reviews of Digital Scholarship Publications | Digital Scholarship |

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      Data, Network, and Translational Research Librarian at University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Ebling Library

      Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 17th, 2012

      The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Ebling Library is recruiting a Data, Network, and Translational Research Librarian.

      Here's an excerpt from the ad:

      • Implement a research network (VIVO or similar semantic web application) on campus and collaborate with developer community
      • Provide consultation services and assist faculty, staff, and students with devising data management strategies and writing data management plans
      • Work with campus Research Data Services to develop guides for best practices in regard to data management and provide training & instruction
      • Respond to queries about the NIH public access policy and assist faculty & staff with policy compliance

      | Digital Scholarship |

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        Free a Book: Launches

        Posted in Copyright, Creative Commons/Open Licenses, E-Books, Open Access on May 17th, 2012 has launched.

        Here's an excerpt from the Frequently Asked Questions: is a place for individuals and institutions to join together to give their favorite ebooks to the world. We work with rights holders to decide on fair compensation for releasing a free, legal edition of their already-published books, under Creative Commons licensing. Then everyone pledges toward that sum. When the threshold is reached (and not before), we collect the pledged funds and we pay the rights holders. They issue an unglued digital edition; you're free to read and share it, with everyone, on the device of your choice, worldwide.

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

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          Scholarly Communications Officer at University of New Mexico Libraries

          Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 17th, 2012

          The University of New Mexico Libraries are recruiting a Scholarly Communications Officer.

          Here's an excerpt from the ad (posting number: 0815672):

          Working in a team-oriented and highly electronic environment, the Scholarly Communications Officer will play an important role in an organization that is committed to re-conceiving the academic research library as a key partner in new modes of scholarly communications. The Scholarly Communications Officer will take full advantage of and contribute to the evolution of scholarly publishing practices within the academy, and will provide guidance, policy development, and advocacy on copyright issues, fair use, privacy rights, open access, and other information policy issues to the Office of University Counsel and the University and Library communities.

          | Digital Scholarship |

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            "Issue Brief: 21st-Century Collections: Calibration of Investment and Collaborative Action"

            Posted in ARL Libraries, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on May 17th, 2012

            The Association of Research Libraries has released "Issue Brief: 21st-Century Collections: Calibration of Investment and Collaborative Action."

            Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

            Carton Rogers, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries at the University of Pennsylvania, chairs the ARL Transforming Research Libraries Steering Committee, which originally requested the issue brief. According to Rogers, this paper provides directors with an excellent overview of emerging and horizon issues and the challenges of building 21st-century collections. "The paper's emphasis on networked resources, teamwork, and cross-institutional collaboration underscores the need for new roles and new competencies for our workforce, which is currently a key focus of the committee's agenda. We encourage discussions of the shared future projected in the report, its implications for library staff, and for the ongoing support of research, teaching, and learning on our campuses."

            | Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

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              Manager, Data Management Services at Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries

              Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 16th, 2012

              Johns Hopkins University's Sheridan Libraries are recruiting a Manager, Data Management Services.

              Here's an excerpt from the ad:

              The Manager of Data Management Services manages a team that provides data management and planning services, including both data management consulting and technical staff. This position also provides consultative data management planning support to JHU Principle Investigators.

              | Digital Scholarship |

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                Librarians at Miami University Libraries Adopt Open Access Policy

                Posted in Open Access, Research Libraries, Self-Archiving on May 16th, 2012

                Librarians at the Miami University Libraries have adopted an open access policy.

                Here's an excerpt from "Miami University Librarians Pass Open Access Policy":

                On Monday, the librarians at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio affirmed their commitment to the principles of Open Access by voting in favor of an Open Access policy. The policy, based on Harvard University's Model Policy, will increase access to librarians' scholarly articles. Librarians will begin depositing their scholarly output in the Scholarly Commons, Miami's institutional repository. Miami University Libraries is the first department on Miami's campus to successfully pass an open access policy. "I am so proud to work at Miami today," said Jen Waller, Interdisciplinary Research Librarian and Chair of the Libraries' Scholarly Communication Working Group. "My colleagues' vote in favor of an open access policy allows the Miami University Libraries to be a leader in Open Access on the Miami campus. Additionally, the adoption of this policy will allow librarians here to gain first hand knowledge of how facets of open access work, which will greatly improve our outreach efforts to faculty on campus."

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

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