Archive for October, 2013

Metadata Librarian at Eastern Washington University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 29th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Eastern Washington University Libraries are recruiting a Metadata Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The position has professional responsibilities in librarianship, scholarship, and service. Responsibilities in librarianship focus on developing and maintaining the discovery engine used to find library resources; activities in cataloging, classification, and metadata creation for library resources; participating in production of archival digital collections and microfilm preservation; guiding the selection and use of metadata schemas, controlled vocabularies, and data dictionaries to facilitate use of digital collections and institutional repository as these develop; and communicating and consulting with others about the organization, description, and discovery of library resources.

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"Publishing Priorities of Biomedical Research Funders"

Posted in Grants, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on October 29th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Ellen Collins has published "Publishing Priorities of Biomedical Research Funders" in BMJ Open.

Here's an excerpt:

Publicly funded and large biomedical research funders are committed to open access publishing and are pleased with recent developments which have stimulated growth in this area. Smaller charitable funders are supportive of the aims of open access, but are concerned about the practical implications for their budgets and their funded researchers. Across the board, biomedical research funders are turning their attention to other priorities for sharing research outputs, including data, protocols and negative results. Further work is required to understand how smaller funders, including charitable funders, can support open access.

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Library Applications Specialist at University of Colorado Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on October 29th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Colorado Libraries are recruiting a Library Applications Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Library Applications Specialist is primarily responsible for the system administration and ongoing development of University Libraries' integrated library system (ILS) and related products; for application support of the Libraries' interlibrary loan system; and potentially for other library-specific applications. These systems provide services to both patrons and employees of the Libraries.

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"Google Scholar as Replacement for Systematic Literature Searches: Good Relative Recall and Precision Are Not Enough"

Posted in Google and Other Search Engines on October 29th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Martin Boeker, Werner Vach and Edith Motschall have published "Google Scholar as Replacement for Systematic Literature Searches: Good Relative Recall and Precision Are Not Enough" in BMC Medical Research Methodology.

Here's an excerpt:

The objectives of this work are to measure the relative recall and precision of searches with Google Scholar under conditions which are derived from structured search procedures conventional in scientific literature retrieval; and to provide an overview of current advantages and disadvantages of the Google Scholar search interface in scientific literature retrieval. . . .

The reported relative recall must be interpreted with care. It is a quality indicator of Google Scholar confined to an experimental setting which is unavailable in systematic retrieval due to the severe limitations of the Google Scholar search interface. Currently, Google Scholar does not provide necessary elements for systematic scientific literature retrieval such as tools for incremental query optimization, export of a large number of references, a visual search builder or a history function. Google Scholar is not ready as a professional searching tool for tasks where structured retrieval methodology is necessary.

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Digital Curation News (10/28/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on October 28th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 10/28/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on October 28th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Library Applications Development Manager at University of Massachusetts Boston Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on October 28th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Massachusetts Boston Libraries are recruiting a Library Applications Development Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Library Applications Development Manager is responsible for working with the Dean of University Libraries and other campus leadership to identify, discover, develop, and define new library-specific technology-related projects, applications, and making recommendations regarding the priorities of these projects. Duties include, but are not limited to: administer existing library systems and applications such as the integrated library system, inter-library loan, electronic reserves, proxy server, link resolver and related applications; conduct requirements analysis, architecture, design, coding, testing, development and support of digital library services systems; lead in the exploration and design, testing, and integration of new systems and databases to re-develop, enhance, or modify existing systems;. . .

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Open Access Clauses in Publishers’ Licenses: Current State and Lessons Learned

Posted in Copyright, Licenses, Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on October 28th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

COAR has released Open Access Clauses in Publishers' Licenses: Current State and Lessons Learned.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

As Open Access (OA) policies and laws are being adopted world-wide, the scholarly community is shifting its efforts from advocacy towards practical implementation and support. One of the major routes for making articles open access is through OA repositories. However the variety and lack of clarity of publishers' policies regarding article deposit can be a significant barrier to author compliance of OA policies.

In order to overcome this barrier, some organizations have successfully negotiated authors' or deposit rights with publishers in the context of purchasing content licenses. This report documents the existing OA licensing language that has been implemented by organizations around the world and presents some suggestions for their successful adoption. The report concludes that OA clauses offer a feasible option for institutions to address some of the obstacles to article deposit into repositories.

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Digital Repository Manager at Northeastern University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 28th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Northeastern University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Repository Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Repository Manager is responsible for the management and support of Northeastern's Digital Repository Service (DRS). Working with the Associate Dean for Digital Strategies and Services, the Director of the Digital Scholarship Group, and the Head of Library Technology Services, the Repository Manager guides the development of new functionalities and services based upon the DRS. The Repository Manager coordinates with other library units to develop workflows and standards for digitization projects.

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Issues in the Appraisal and Selection of Geospatial Data

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on October 28th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance has released Issues in the Appraisal and Selection of Geospatial Data.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The report provides an illuminating background on the problem area, then suggests ways to establish criteria for appraisal and selection decisions for geospatial data. It then proposes some models and processes for appraisal and selection, including tools for the identification and evaluation of data resources and triggers for appraisal and selection, and finishes with further questions for the community to explore.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 10/25/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on October 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Curation News (10/25/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on October 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

SCAPE Training: Effective, Evidence-Based Preservation Planning

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