Archive for October, 2012

Library Systems Programmer at University of Southern California Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on October 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Southern California Libraries are recruiting a Library Systems Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate Director, Library Systems, the Library Systems Programmer provides programming support for the technical infrastructure of systems such as the Integrated Library System( SirsiDynix), the Digital Library (ContentDM) and other applications-based services offered by the USC Libraries. Develops application design specifications and requirements based on analysis/assessment of user needs in support of the mission and strategic goals of the USC Libraries and makes recommendations on the software that enables services offered such as the USC Libraries Web site, Homer, the USC Libraries catalog, and the USC Digital Library.

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Open Access: SCOAP3 Launched

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on October 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The SCOAP3 open access initiative has been launched at a meeting at CERN, and it will become operational in 2014.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

In the SCOAP3 model, libraries and funding agencies pool resources currently used to subscribe to journal content and use them to support the peer-review system directly instead. Journal publishers then make their articles Open Access, which means that anyone can read them. Authors retain the copyright, and generous licenses for re-use are used.

Publishers of 12 journals, accounting for the vast majority of articles in the field, have been identified for participation in SCOAP3 through an open and competitive process, and the SCOAP3 initiative looks forward to establishing more partnerships with key institutions in Europe, America and Asia as it moves through the technical steps of organizing the re-direction of funds from the current subscription model to a common internationally coordinated fund.

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

Applications Analyst at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries are recruiting an Applications Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking an Applications Analyst to join the Carolina Digital Repository development team in the Library Systems department. The Carolina Digital Repository (CDR) is a digital archive for materials produced by members of the UNC community. It preserves and provides access to digital scholarly output, digitized and born-digital special collections, and university records of enduring value. The CDR uses open-source Fedora Commons repository software and iRODS data grid software for storage management. The work of the Digital Repository Analyst is highly collaborative in nature, requiring coordination with a team of developers, systems administrators, archivists, and external stakeholders. The Digital Repository Analyst develops tools supporting ingest, management, preservation, and delivery of digital content. The Analyst participates in the full-life cycle of application development, from design through implementation, testing, user acceptance,

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"Beyond Open Access: An Examination of Australian Academic Publication Behaviour"

Posted in Institutional Repositories, Open Access on October 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Paul Mercieca has self-archived his Ph.D. theses, "Beyond Open Access: An Examination of Australian Academic Publication Behaviour," in the RMIT Research Repository.

Here's an excerpt:

This study explored the publication behaviour of academics from Australian universities and how this impacted on the adoption of open access models of scholarly publishing. . . .

The outcome of this study was a number of theoretical models that suggested that the changing policies associated with research recognition have narrowed the publication behaviour of the Australian academic community and that this could be to the detriment of the adoption of alternative models of scholarly publishing.. . .

The study also examined engagement with institutional repositories and highlighted the importance of mediation in populating the content of repositories. The process of permission-based mandates was supported as a means to develop repository content.

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

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