Archive for November, 2012

Digital Archivist at Artpace

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 2nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Artpace is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

Here's the ad link:

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Information Professionals 2050: Educational Possibilities and Pathways

Posted in Information Schools, Libraries on November 2nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has released Information Professionals 2050: Educational Possibilities and Pathways.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Information Professionals 2050: Educational Possibilities and Pathways, a book that includes the thoughts and ideas of some of the brightest leaders of the information and library science world, is now available in both paper and e-book form at lulu.com . The book is a compilation of position papers written by these leaders and initially prepared and presented at a special two-day symposium and conference on June 4 and 5, 2012 at the William and Ida Friday Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 11/1/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on November 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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E-books: Developments and Policy Considerations

Posted in Copyright, E-Books, Licenses, Publishing, Reports and White Papers on November 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The OECD has released E-books: Developments and Policy Considerations.

Here's an excerpt:

The essential distinction between permanent and effective ownership of a physical book, and conditional rights of access to the e-book, has, so far, been somewhat obscured by marketing strategies and use of visual images, which tend to present e-books as a superior, but also substitutable, version of the print book product. Given the virtual reality of "traditional books" presented by e-Book platforms, buyers of e-books are likely to confuse their rights (i.e. after purchase) with the property rights model for print books. Users may be surprised to find that they are prevented from doing certain things7 with their e-book, within their private/ personal sphere.

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UK PubMed Central Renamed as Europe PubMed Central

Posted in Disciplinary Archives, Open Access, Publishing on November 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

UK PubMed Central has been renamed as Europe PubMed Central.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

As announced in July, the European Research Council (ERC) becomes the third European funder to join UKPMC, following Telethon Italy and the Austrian Research Fund. As a result of this participation, the 18 existing UK and European funders agreed that the UKPMC service should be rebranded as Europe PMC by 1 November 2012. . . .

UKPMC was originally launched in January 2007, initially as a mirror of the US National Institute of Health's PubMed Central (PMC), providing international preservation of open- and free-access biomedical literature. The UKPMC funders require that research papers funded by them must be made freely available via UKPMC no later than 6 months after publication.

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

Digital Archivist at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Director of Creative Services, the Digital Archivist oversees all aspects of the Family of Museums (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, Hart Museum) assets, including photographs, illustrations, certain content, brand identity tools, digital media, slides, negatives and moving images from the Marketing and Communications Department. This includes: the care, organization, upkeep of assets, and providing research assistance to users; and ensuring best practices and standards, set by the Society of American Archivists, American Library Association, American Alliance of Museums, and other applicable organizations are followed for digital asset initiatives.

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Digital Curator-Journalism/Mass Media at University of Missouri Libraries

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

The University of Missouri Libraries are recruiting a Digital Curator-Journalism/Mass Media .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Missouri Libraries seeks a highly motivated professional to exercise leadership in strategically planning, developing, and implementing policies and practices relating to the management, preservation, and access to digital media and historical documents created by the journalism profession and allied organizations. Principal duties include formulating and executing a cohesive collection development plan for journalism records in all formats. Leads in the appraisal, inventory, acquisition and storage of journalism collections and works with Missouri School of Journalism staff and faculty to locate and solicit important primary source materials. Provides curatorial and archival guidance to programs of the Missouri School of Journalism and affiliated organizations. Assists the University Archivist in developing a business plan to create sustainable archival services for journalism associations and organizations.

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Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (October 31, 2012)

Posted in Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on November 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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.

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"Testing the Finch Hypothesis on Green OA Mandate Ineffectiveness"

Posted in Open Access, Self-Archiving on November 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Yassine Gargouri, Vincent Lariviere, Yves Gingras, Tim Brody, Les Carr, Stevan Harnad have self-archived "Testing the Finch Hypothesis on Green OA Mandate Ineffectiveness" in arXiv.org.

Here's an excerpt:

We have now tested the Finch Committee's Hypothesis that Green Open Access Mandates are ineffective in generating deposits in institutional repositories. With data from ROARMAP on institutional Green OA mandates and data from ROAR on institutional repositories, we show that deposit number and rate is significantly correlated with mandate strength (classified as 1-12): The stronger the mandate, the more the deposits. The strongest mandates generate deposit rates of 70%+ within 2 years of adoption, compared to the un-mandated deposit rate of 20%. The effect is already detectable at the national level, where the UK, which has the largest proportion of Green OA mandates, has a national OA rate of 35%, compared to the global baseline of 25%. The conclusion is that, contrary to the Finch Hypothesis, Green Open Access Mandates do have a major effect, and the stronger the mandate, the stronger the effect (the Liege ID/OA mandate, linked to research performance evaluation, being the strongest mandate model). RCUK (as well as all universities, research institutions and research funders worldwide) would be well advised to adopt the strongest Green OA mandates and to integrate institutional and funder mandates.

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


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