Archive for August, 2013

Web Applications Librarian at University of Alabama Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 22nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Alabama Libraries are recruiting a Web Applications Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative and service-oriented librarian for the position of Web Applications Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Web Services, this position is responsible for administering and coordinating the use of research and instructional applications (LibGuides and RefWorks) and librarian-created tutorials. As part of these duties, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of guidelines for our LibGuides application and aforementioned tutorials. Also, the Web Applications Librarian will serve as the organization's primary administrator of RefWorks and work to create resources and provide instruction on its use to students and faculty. In addition, this position will assist with the implementation of organizational best practices for the use of social media.

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"A Framework for Systematic Analysis of Open Access Journals and its Application in Software Engineering and Information Systems"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on August 22nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Daniel Graziotin, Xiaofeng Wang, and Pekka Abrahamsson have self-archived "A Framework for Systematic Analysis of Open Access Journals and its Application in Software Engineering and Information Systems" in arXiv.org.

Here's an excerpt:

This study empirically demonstrated that high publication charges are not sufficiently justified by the publishers, which often lack transparency and may prevent authors from adopting Open Access. It showed that there are no features provided by journals with publication fees, which are not offered by those not requiring charges to authors. The article warned the authors to investigate which agreements have been signed by the journal publisher in order to ensure visibility to accepted papers. It also raised important concerns like that the articles of three fourths of Open Access journals in Software Engineering and Information Systems may be in danger of disappearing if the journals lose their content. Last but not least, this study showed that Open Access journals and publishers in the fields of Software Engineering and Information Systems have a significant margin of improvement regarding the perceived trustworthiness.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 8/21/2013

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

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

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Head of Systems at Kent State University Libraries (Reopened)

Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 21st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Kent State University Libraries are recruiting a Head of Systems.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Kent State University Libraries seeks an innovative Systems Librarian to lead its Systems Department. The Head of Systems will continue to advance a vision for technology operations in a changing environment, advancing library computing capabilities throughout the University, the OhioLINK consortium, and the profession. The Head will work with all library departments to ensure the effective deployment and use of technology, and cooperate with the University's computer center on university-wide services and issues that affect the Libraries' systems and services.

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e-InfraNet: ‘Open’ as the Default Modus Operandi for Research and Higher Education

Posted in Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Journals on August 21st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The the e-InfraNet project has released e-InfraNet: 'Open' as the Default Modus Operandi for Research and Higher Education.

Here's an excerpt:

The basis for the policy framework is an overview of the current 'Open' landscape outlining contexts, drivers, achievements and effects of the various 'opens', as well as a number of common issues. Because of this commonality, coordinating the vision and approach can benefit all 'opens' individually, and contribute to the development of 'Open' as the default modus operandi for the research and higher education sectors. A pragmatic approach to the implementation of the vision will ensure the necessary flexibility to adjust for the diversity in the various 'opens' themselves and in their geographic and disciplinary contexts.

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Associate Dean, Digital Initiatives, Technical Services, and Info Technology at San Jose State University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on August 21st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The San Jose State University Library is recruiting an Associate Dean, Digital Initiatives, Technical Services, and Info Technology .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The purpose of this position is to support the San Jose State University Library's mission and goals by leading the library into the digital future. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, planning for Digital Initiatives, Online Learning, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Project Management, and the development of innovative technology-embedded learning spaces. The Associate Dean requires a clear understanding of California and national trends in education, and will provide effective leadership in developing digital initiatives, utilizing emerging technologies to better serve students and faculty, enhancing library operations with technology, enhancing and promoting the digital repository, and initiating new and innovative technology-based services and library spaces.

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"Does Digital Scholarship Have a Future?"

Posted in Digital Humanities, Scholarly Communication on August 21st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Edward L. Ayers has published "Does Digital Scholarship Have a Future?" in the latest issue of EDUCAUSE Review.

Here's an excerpt:

Though the recent popularity of the phrase digital scholarship reflects impressive interdisciplinary ambition and coherence, two crucial elements remain in short supply in the emerging field. First, the number of scholars willing to commit themselves and their careers to digital scholarship has not kept pace with institutional opportunities. Second, today few scholars are trying, as they did earlier in the web's history, to reimagine the form as well as the substance of scholarship. In some ways, scholarly innovation has been domesticated, with the very ubiquity of the web bringing a lowered sense of excitement, possibility, and urgency. These two deficiencies form a reinforcing cycle: the diminished sense of possibility weakens the incentive for scholars to take risks, and the unwillingness to take risks limits the impact and excitement generated by boldly innovative projects.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 8/20/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on August 20th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Repository Manager at Harvard Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 20th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Harvard Library is recruiting a Repository Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Harvard Library's Office for Scholarly Communication is looking for a technically-savvy and charismatic Repository Manager with a passion for democratizing access to knowledge.

As part of our team of librarians, scholars, and software engineers, you will work on the cutting edge of the open access movement to make academic research produced at Harvard and elsewhere available to anyone, throughout the world, free of charge.

This position is part technical; you will work closely with software developers to maintain and improve our repository, and research new technological directions for tools to support open access. But it also has a big education and outreach component; working closely with the program manager, you will serve as a front-line representative of the OSC to help increase the awareness and visibility of open access issues within and beyond the University.

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Riding the Waves or Caught in the Tide? Insights from the IFLA Trend Report

Posted in Emerging Technologies, Libraries, Privacy, Research Libraries on August 20th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

IFLA has released Riding the Waves or Caught in the Tide? Insights from the IFLA Trend Report.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

In the global information environment, time moves quickly and there's an abundance of commentators trying to keep up. With each new technological development, a new report emerges assessing its impact on different sectors of society. The IFLA Trend Report takes a broader approach and identifies five high level trends shaping the information society, spanning access to education, privacy, civic engagement and transformation. Its findings reflect a year's consultation with a range of experts and stakeholders from different disciplines to map broader societal changes occurring, or likely to occur in the information environment.

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