Archive for March, 2013

Director, Scholarly Communications and Copyright at Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries are recruiting a Director, Scholarly Communications and Copyright.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate for this newly created position will lead the Libraries' developing programs to expand the university community's awareness of issues related to copyright, author's rights, mainstream and alternative publishing and emerging scholarly expression, and confident assertion of fair use and author rights in the use of digital and print materials for teaching and research. The Director will support staff throughout the library system engaged in teaching, supporting research, and developing digital publication and digital preservation programs.

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Report on Digital Preservation and Cloud Services

Posted in Cloud Computing/SaaS, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on March 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Minnesota Historical Society has released the Report on Digital Preservation and Cloud Services.

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Head of Scholars’ Lab Graduate Programs at University of Virginia Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Virginia Library is recruiting a Head of Scholars' Lab Graduate Programs.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Virginia Library seeks an experienced, versatile digital scholar and administrator to lead programs for graduate students in our internationally-recognized Scholars' Lab, home of the Praxis Program and a vibrant community of Graduate Fellows in Digital Humanities. . . .

Primary Responsibilities: Mentoring, managing day-to-day operations, and coordinating staff support for both team-based and individual graduate fellowship programs at UVa Library. Developing intellectual programming in the digital humanities for the Scholars' Lab and building community among emerging scholars at U.Va. Fostering collaboration on humanities training and research support with internal and external partners.

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University of Rhode Island Adopts Open Access Policy

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Self-Archiving on March 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Rhode Island has adopted an open access policy.

This year, Amherst College, the College of Wooster, Connecticut College, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Library Faculty, and Wellesley College have all adopted open access policies.

(See Peter Suber's Google+ announcements of these policies.)

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Entire Editorial Board of Journal of Library Administration Resigns

Posted in Author Rights, Copyright, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on March 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

There have been several reports stating that the editorial board of the Journal of Library Administration has resigned. The Journal of Library Administration is published by Taylor & Francis, which publishes a number of library and information science journals.

Here's an excerpt from Brian Mathews's "So I'm Editing This Journal Issue and . . ." in which he quotes an e-mail from Damon Jaggars:

"The Board believes that the licensing terms in the Taylor & Francis author agreement are too restrictive and out-of-step with the expectations of authors in the LIS community."

"A large and growing number of current and potential authors to JLA have pushed back on the licensing terms included in the Taylor & Francis author agreement. Several authors have refused to publish with the journal under the current licensing terms."

"Authors find the author agreement unclear and too restrictive and have repeatedly requested some form of Creative Commons license in its place."

"After much discussion, the only alternative presented by Taylor & Francis tied a less restrictive license to a $2995 per article fee to be paid by the author. As you know, this is not a viable licensing option for authors from the LIS community who are generally not conducting research under large grants."

"Thus, the Board came to the conclusion that it is not possible to produce a quality journal under the current licensing terms offered by Taylor & Francis and chose to collectively resign."

The Editorial Board members are:

Damon Jaggars (Editor)
Kristin Antelman
Chris Bourg
Lisa German
Fred M. Heath
Paula T. Kaufman
Deanna B. Marcum
Sarah C. Michalak
James G. Neal
Ann J. Wolpert
Makoto Nakamoto
Stephen Town

Read more about it at "Editorial Board Resigns from T&F Journal to Protest Restrictive Licensing," "The Journal of Library Administration," and "My Short Stint on the JLA Editorial Board."

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Current News: DigitalCurationNews Twitter Updates for 3/22/2013

Posted in Digital Curation News on March 22nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Scholarly Communication Librarian at Butler University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 22nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Butler University Libraries are recruiting a Scholarly Communication Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Scholarly Communication Librarian position provides leadership for scholarly communication and digitization initiatives at Butler University Libraries. Scholarly communication is a strategic priority for Butler Libraries, and this position is responsible for managing and developing the library's institutional repository (digital commons via bePress), digital publishing initiatives, and digitization projects. The librarian in this position leads education and outreach to faculty and provides guidance to library colleagues and others on issues relevant to the dynamic scholarly publishing landscape, including author rights, open access (OA) publishing, and alternative publishing trends related to tenure and promotion. The position also serves as the Library's primary resource on copyright compliance, fair use, and other copyright issues that pertain to library collections and services.

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What EDINA Does: A Community Report

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories on March 22nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

EDINA has released What EDINA Does: A Community Report.

Here's an excerpt:

Universities and colleges across the UK making use of our services enjoy high quality online support documentation and helpful case studies. Flagship services include JISC MediaHub, Digimap Collections, and SUNCAT (with respective focus on multimedia, geo-spatial data and mapping for teaching and research, and the scholarly statement made in journals). . . .

What follows in this booklet also acts as a showcase for our current project activities; the key investments for present and future services. These include innovation to support use on the 'mobile Internet', both mobility and multi-platform delivery and interaction, as part of the national and international development of the 'spatial data infrastructure', including leadership in the citizen observatory (COBWEB) project funded by the EU. There is also significant contribution to the wider definition of digital infrastructure, geared to ensure ease and continuity of access, both for discovery and for stewardship (preservation) of the digital resources that research and education require, such as The Keepers Registry (for e-journals) and now the UK RepositoryNet+ initiative and its service components to assist universities and research institutes with the Open Access agenda and research reporting. More about the product of our research and development project activity is found in the project archive pages of our website.

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Director of Research Data Management at Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 22nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries are recruiting a Director of Research Data Management.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Director of the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences and Associate University Librarian, the Director of Research Data Management will lead a developing, cross-campus team being formed to integrate the VCU Libraries, its services and its resources with the VCU research enterprise. Responsibilities include:

  • Developing a framework for knowledge-based research data services for the lifespan of research data to the VCU community.
  • Serving as a consultant to researchers on research data issues, providing access to research data, and working with digital research tools such as DMPTool to manage, curate and archive research data.
  • Leading the ongoing assessment of researcher data support needs across VCUin collaboration with the Center for Clinical and Translational Research, the VCU Office of Research, and VCU Libraries colleagues.
  • Identifying new data management tools and initiatives; maintaining and promoting existing tools to the VCU research community.

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Implementing an Open Data Policy: A Primer for Research Funders

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access, Open Science on March 22nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

SPARC has released Implementing an Open Data Policy: A Primer for Research Funders.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

This primer addresses key issues that these organizations encounter when considering the adoption and implementation of an open data policy. The guide covers big-picture topics such as how to decide on the range of activities an open data policy should cover. It also delves into areas of very specific concern, such as options for where data can be deposited, and how privacy and other concerns can be managed.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 3/21/13

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on March 21st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: DigitalCurationNews Twitter Updates for 3/21/13

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Curation News on March 21st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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