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Research Data Management in Practice

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on May 8th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Australian National Data Service has released Research Data Management in Practice.

Here's an excerpt:

ANDS has commissioned this "Research Data Management Practice Guide" as a practical starting point that focuses on the 'Why' and 'How' of good data and risk management, with plenty of references for further reading for readers who need more detail. . . .

The Practice Guide is aimed at research administrators in the e-research space, providing them with an overview for the planning and operations of sharing research data, thereby creating better opportunities for data re-use. It is acknowledged that no single person or even business unit is responsible for all aspects of research data management and that a collaborative approach is required. In all cases this will involve the researcher/data creator.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 5/7/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on May 7th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Systems Librarian at Youngstown State University Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on May 7th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Youngstown State University Library is recruiting a Systems Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

To be responsible for Maag Library's major computer based systems that support library functions, provide library services and/or store and provide access to information content. To administer computer servers, administer library applications on those servers, and design and administer databases that define the functionality of these systems. To report to Maag Library Executive Director, to serve with the Executive Director and the Electronic Services Librarian as a member of the Technology group and, as a member of the Technology group, supports other Maag technical applications and equipment as needed.

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"Types of Open Access Publishers in Scopus"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on May 7th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

David Solomon has published "Types of Open Access Publishers in Scopus" in Publications.

Here's an excerpt:

This study assessed characteristics of publishers who published 2010 open access (OA) journals indexed in Scopus. Publishers were categorized into six types; professional, society, university, scholar/researcher, government, and other organizations. Type of publisher was broken down by number of journals/articles published in 2010, funding model, location, discipline and whether the journal was born or converted to OA. Universities and societies accounted for 50% of the journals and 43% of the articles published. Professional publisher accounted for a third of the journals and 42% of the articles. With the exception of professional and scholar/researcher publishers, most journals were originally subscription journals that made at least their digital version freely available. Arts, humanities and social science journals are largely published by societies and universities outside the major publishing countries. Professional OA publishing is most common in biomedicine, mathematics, the sciences and engineering. Approximately a quarter of the journals are hosted on national/international platforms, in Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia largely published by universities and societies without the need for publishing fees. This type of collaboration between governments, universities and/or societies may be an effective means of expanding open access publications.

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Web Developer/Programmer at Central Michigan University Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on May 7th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Central Michigan University Libraries are recruiting a Web Developer/Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Primarily responsible for web programming and technical support of advanced web services and web applications for the Central Michigan University Libraries. Provides support to the Libraries' staff to develop, test, and support web-based applications. Researches and works collaboratively on the implementation of major web projects across multiple units in the Libraries. Works with Libraries' staff developing project parameters and requirements as required. Participates in the design, implementation and maintenance of systems best suited to the operational needs of the Libraries. Exercises supervision over employees or student employees as assigned.

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University of Michigan Press Launches Maize Books, a Nontraditional Press with an Open Access Option

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books, University Presses on May 7th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Michigan Press has launched Maize Books, which will offer an open access publishing option.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The University of Michigan Press, a unit of Michigan Publishing, is committed to producing and disseminating high-quality scholarship. As part of that commitment, we're proud to announce Maize Books, a new Michigan Publishing imprint. This imprint represents a lean, responsive model for publishing scholarly and creative works. We understand that scholarship can take many forms, and that traditional academic publishers arena't always interested in items that don't fit the typical categories of a "monograph" or a "journal article." . . .

The University of Michigan Press has the tools and the expertise to help you distribute your scholarship, regardless of its form, and we offer methods to make your work discoverable, accessible, and preservable for the long term. In keeping with our mission to explore new forms of scholarly publishing, Maize Books titles will be evaluated by the acquiring editors and Editorial Director of the University of Michigan Press. They will undergo peer review when desirable, including experimental forms of peer review designed to suit the requirements of individual publications.

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DigitalCurationNews (5/6/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on May 6th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 5/6/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on May 6th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Emerging Technologies & Institutional Repository Librarian at Nova Southeastern University Law Library and Technology Center

Posted in Library IT Jobs on May 6th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Nova Southeastern University Law Library and Technology Center is recruiting an Emerging Technologies & Institutional Repository Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Develops and maintains access to law library digital resources; supports law faculty and students' effective use of technology to enhance learning; performs legal research at the reference desk and in other settings to assist law faculty and students curricular and scholarly needs.

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"The Role of the Library in the Research Enterprise"

Posted in Cyberinfrastructure/E-Science, Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Research Libraries on May 6th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Christopher J. Shaffer has published "The Role of the Library in the Research Enterprise" in the latest issue of the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

Libraries have provided services to researchers for many years. Changes in technology and new publishing models provide opportunities for libraries to be more involved in the research enterprise. Within this article, the author reviews traditional library services, briefly describes the eScience and publishing landscape as it relates to libraries, and explores possible library programs in support of research. Many of the new opportunities require new partnerships, both within the institution and externally.

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Web Applications Developer at University of New Hampshire Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on May 6th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of New Hampshire Library is recruiting a Web Applications Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Web Applications Developer will be responsible for writing back-end code to support new web applications and search services for end users and Library staff under the direction of the Systems Librarian. Responsibilities include all aspects of web application development, including defining requirements, writing code, testing, deployment, maintenance, and security for Scholarly Communication and for other web-based applications used by the Library and its users; auditing existing Library code for adherence to University IT security policy; providing end user and Library staff technical support as part of a customer-service-oriented team.

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Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy

Posted in Copyright on May 6th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The National Academies Press has released Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The report describes a wide range of questions that are ripe for analysis: how incentives of creators, distributors and users are changing, what are the enablers of and impediments to voluntary licensing, what are the costs and effectiveness of copyright enforcement methods, and what are the costs and benefits of copyright exceptions and limitations. Answers to these questions will help inform decisions about copyright scope and duration, more effective licensing arrangements and enforcement mechanisms, and appropriate safe harbors and fair use exceptions.

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