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Digital Curation News (12/3/2013) #digitalpreservation

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

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Head of Digital Scholarship Strategy at University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries

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

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries are recruiting a Head of Digital Scholarship Strategy.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Head of Digital Scholarship Strategy is a newly created role tasked with developing content strategies aligned with our priorities to provide access to the latest digital scholarly resources, capture unique UNLV scholarly output, and integrate born-digital scholarly products into our collecting portfolio. This role will work through a library wide collections team that includes faculty from across the Libraries with designated collecting responsibilities such as Library Liaisons, the Director of Special Collections and the Head of Collection Management. The team will clarify collecting scope and responsibilities across all collecting areas and will identify and engage cross-organizational expertise in the collection, infrastructure, description and delivery of digital content.

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"The Political Economy of Federally Sponsored Data"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access, Open Science on December 3rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Bart Ragon has published "The Political Economy of Federally Sponsored Data" in the latest issue of the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

Librarian involvement in the Open Access (OA) movement has traditionally focused on access to scholarly publications. Recent actions by the White House have focused attention on access on the data produced from federally sponsored research. Questions have emerged concerning access to the output of federally sponsored research and whether it is a public or private good. Understanding the political battle over access to federally funded research is closely tied to the ownership of the peer review process in higher education and associated revenue streams, and as a result, interest groups seeking to influence government regulation have politicized the issues. As a major funder of research in higher education, policies from the federal government are likely to drive change in research practices at higher education institutions and impact library services. The political economy of federally sponsored research data will shape research enterprises in higher education and inspire a number of new services distributed throughout the research life cycle.

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Scholarly Communications Librarian at Western Washington University Libraries

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

The Western Washington University Libraries are recruiting a Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Western Washington University Libraries seeks an innovative, forward-looking librarian who will build and promote the Institutional Repository (IR), as well as further scholarly communication as a strategic priority for Western Libraries. Reporting to the Director of Scholarly Resources and Collection Services, this position is a 12-month, tenure track faculty appointment. The Scholarly Communications Librarian promotes the availability and capacity of the Institutional Repository (IR) to the university community, faculty, researchers, and students, and ensures compliance with relevant law and policy.

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"Books, E and P"

Posted in E-Books, Publishing on December 3rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Walt Crawford has published "Books, E and P" in the latest issue of Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large.

Here's an excerpt:

You might think of this discussion as Part 3 of WORDS: THE EBOOK MARKETPLACE. It is another set of notes and comments on material ranging back as far as May 2010 and related to ebooks, but it's really about books and the media in which they appear.

Note another key distinction from previous discussions in this area: E and P, not E versus P. Sure, some of these items make the digital-triumphalist assumption that print books will die out within the next generation (or next five years!) or become irrelevant collectibles, and there may be a few suggesting that ebooks will disappear or become a niche segment (although that seems unlikely). But my sense—not yet tested, since I'm writing this preface before beginning the essay—is that much of the discussion is now more nuanced and plausible, starting with the real-world fact that old media rarely die and the likelihood that there's room in this world for both print books and ebooks, in very large quantities in both cases, for the foreseeable future.

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Digital Curation News (12/2/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on December 2nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Content Developer/Project Manager at University of Minnesota Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 2nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Minnesota Libraries are recruiting a Digital Content Developer/Project Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for the position of Digital Content Developer/Project Manager for project with the Givens Collection of African American Literature/Performing Arts Archives.

The University of Minnesota Libraries' "African American Theater Project" will work with partner institution Penumbra Theatre Company local and national libraries, museums, and large content providers (OCLC, HathiTrust, Digital Public Library of America), to develop an online search tool that brings together archival content relevant to African American theater and cultural history.

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"Knowledge Level of Library Deans and Directors in Copyright Law"

Posted in Copyright, Research Libraries on December 2nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

John Eye has published "Knowledge Level of Library Deans and Directors in Copyright Law" in the latest issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

Here's an excerpt:

A random sample of academic library deans and directors was asked to complete a web-based survey articulating their level of copyright knowledge and perceptions associated with how they are able to apply it toward their work with policies. . . .

Deans and directors of academic libraries have a working knowledge of copyright law but more training is needed to provide library professionals with the tools necessary to carry out the work of effectively managing collections and services, especially in this new and emerging digital environment

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Data Curation Librarian at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 2nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Nebraska—Lincoln Libraries are recruiting a Data Curation Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Together with other Librarians and other campus partners, the DCL will act as a resource for students and faculty with respect to issues of data stewardship, digital methods for research, and emerging digital resources; Advise librarians on data management issues; Assist in data extraction, reporting, and monitoring compliance with established data management protocols; Work closely with information technology staff and archivists to collect, prepare, and ingest data sets and other digital assets; Manage access, retention and preservation of digital assets for the University Libraries in collaboration with the University Archives; Assess Libraries faculty and staff needs for professional development and training in this area; Monitor and research new data curation approaches and technologies that may be applicable to digital asset preservation; Facilitate the implementation of data service innovations; Serve on the Data Management Group, a Libraries-wide group which coordinates training and data services best practices; Partner with interested parties on campus to coordinate stewardship of digital information; and Commitment to engage in scholarship worthy of promotion and tenure as a faculty member of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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"Green Open Access Policies of Scholarly Journal Publishers: A Study of What, When, and Where Self-Archiving Is Allowed"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Self-Archiving on December 2nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Bo-Christer Björk, et al. have self-archived "Green Open Access Policies of Scholarly Journal Publishers: A Study of What, When, and Where Self-Archiving Is Allowed."

Here's an excerpt:

The degree to which scholarly journal articles published in subscription-based journals could be provided open access (OA) through publisher-permitted uploading to freely accessible web locations, so called green OA, is an underexplored area of research. This study combines article volume data originating from the Scopus bibliographic database with manually coded publisher policies of the 100 largest journal publishers measured by article output volume for the year 2010. Of the 1,1 million articles included in the analysis, 80.4% could be uploaded either as an accepted manuscript or publisher version to an institutional or subject repository after one year of publication. Publishers were found to be substantially more permissive with allowing accepted manuscripts on personal webpages (78.1% of articles) or in institutional repositories (79.9%) compared to subject repositories (32.8%). With previous studies suggesting realized green OA to be around 12% of total annual articles the results highlight the substantial unused potential for green OA.

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