Archive for June, 2013

Head of Library Application Support at Emory University Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on June 4th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Emory University Libraries are recruiting a Head of Library Application Support.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Head of Library Application Support contributes to the continuous improvement, extension, and integration of the Library's various systems and increasingly sophisticated search tools, including the Library catalog, discovery layer, Library website, ERM, knowledge base management, institutional repository, and other digital delivery platforms in support of faculty and student teaching and learning and research and scholarship.

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"Economics of Scholarly Communication in Transition"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on June 4th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Heather Morrison has published "Economics of Scholarly Communication in Transition" in the latest issue of First Monday.

Here's an excerpt:

Academic library budgets are the primary source of revenue for scholarly journal publishing. There is more than enough money in the budgets of academic libraries to fund a fully open access scholarly journal publishing system. Seeking efficiencies, such as a reasonable average cost per article, will be key to a successful transition. This article presents macro level economic data and analysis illustrating the key factors and potential for cost savings.

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Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services at Rice University’s Fondren Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 4th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Rice University's Fondren Library is recruiting an Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Rice University, a private university located in Houston, Texas, is seeking a highly motivated professional to serve as the Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services. This position is responsible for the oversight and management of scholarly communications, the institutional repository, the Digital Media Commons, the Kelley Center for Government Information & Microforms, and the GIS/Data Center. The Executive Director of DSS will work with faculty on digital projects and collaborate in securing grant funding to support digital library and digital humanities research. Serving as the Principal Investigator on grants, the Executive Director will be responsible for the overall management of grant-funded activities in DSS. The position may occasionally involve collaborative teaching with faculty for Rice courses that address the use of digital technologies in scholarship. The position reports to the Vice Provost and University Librarian and is a member of the Fondren Library's Executive Committee.

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John P. Culshaw Named University Librarian at University of Iowa

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on June 4th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

John P. Culshaw has been named University Librarian at the University of Iowa.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Culshaw joined the university libraries at CU-Boulder in 1991 as central reference librarian. From 1996 to 2008, he oversaw the libraries' Systems Department, providing leadership and direction for information technology, media, and web services. In 2008 he was appointed associate director for administrative services. His position was renamed senior associate dean of libraries in 2011.

As senior associate dean, Culshaw provides administrative and budgetary leadership for libraries that have an annual budget of $20.9 million and staff in six physical locations.

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DigitalCurationNews (6/3/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on June 3rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 6/3/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on June 3rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Applications Librarian at Oregon State University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 3rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Oregon State University are recruiting a Digital Applications Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Heads of Emerging Technologies & Services and the Center for Digital Scholarship & Services, the Digital Applications Librarian develops and maintains technical infrastructure for digital library/repository preservation services. In support of the OSU research enterprise, excellence in teaching, and the Land Grant mission of the University, the Librarian is responsible for designing, developing, testing, and deploying new technologies, tools, and resources to extend and enhance digital content and services, and developing application programming interfaces (APIs) to facilitate multiple submission and discovery tools. Provides leadership and guidance for Oregon State University Libraries & Press on existing and emerging technologies including digital repository, discovery and preservation systems.

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"Making Research Data Repositories Visible: The re3data.org Registry"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on June 3rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Heinz Pampel et al. have self-archived "Making Research Data Repositories Visible: The re3data.org Registry" in PeerJ PrePrints.

Here's an excerpt:

Researchers require infrastructures that ensure a maximum of accessibility, stability and reliability to facilitate working with and sharing of research data. Such infrastructures are being increasingly summarized under the term Research Data Repositories (RDR). The project re3data.org—Registry of Research Rata Repositories has begun to index research data repositories in 2012 and offers researchers, funding organizations, libraries and publishers an overview of the heterogeneous research data repository landscape. Information icons help researchers to easily identify an adequate repository for the storage and reuse of their data. This article describes the RDR landscape, outlines the practicality of re3data.org as a service, and shows how this service helps to find research data.

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Data Management Services Librarian at Ohio State University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 3rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Ohio State University Libraries are recruiting a Data Management Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Data Management Services Librarian will lead the Libraries' initiatives to assist faculty and students in managing the lifecycle of data resulting from research projects of all types, and develop a data services program to support use, curation and reuse of data. The position will catalyze progress in data management by engaging with the research practices of faculty and students and through positioning services and expertise at appropriate points in the research process. The successful candidate for this position will engage the campus in broader conversations around e-science and e-scholarship and will forge new collaborations and relationships that extend the Libraries' capacity to support the University's interdisciplinary initiatives. The librarian selected will collaborate with the Geospatial Information Librarian, the Digital Humanities Librarian, the Head of Digital Content Services, and Head of Digital Initiatives in order to develop an integrated set of data services supporting individual researchers and scholars as well as departmental or cross-institutional research teams. The position will initially focus on social sciences and humanities research data.

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"The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer: The Effect of Open Access on Cites to Science Journals Across the Quality Spectrum"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on June 3rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Mark J. McCabe and Christopher M. Snyder have self-archived "The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer: The Effect of Open Access on Cites to Science Journals Across the Quality Spectrum" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

An open-access journal allows free online access to its articles, obtaining revenue from fees charged to submitting authors. Using panel data on science journals, we are able to circumvent some problems plaguing previous studies of the impact of open access on citations. We find that moving from paid to open access increases cites by 8% on average in our sample, but the effect varies across the quality of content. Open access increases cites to the best content (top-ranked journals or articles in upper quintiles of citations within a volume) but reduces cites to lower-quality content. We construct a model to explain these findings in which being placed on a broad open-access platform can increase the competition among articles for readers' attention. We can find structural parameters allowing the model to fit the quintile results quite closely.

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