Archive for June, 2014

"PLOS Data Policy: Catalyst for a Better Research Process"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on June 3rd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Emma Ganley has published "PLOS Data Policy: Catalyst for a Better Research Process" in College & Research Libraries News.

Here's an excerpt:

PLOS is seeking to ensure the ongoing utility of research, as making a paper openly accessible is enhanced enormously if that paper is linked seamlessly to the data from which it was constructed. In a time when post-publication peer review is more prevalent and data frequently come under intense public scrutiny, with whistle-blowers, blogs, and websites dedicated to investigating the validity and veracity of scientific publications, requiring access to the relevant data leads to a more rigorous scientific record.

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Application Developer Sr. at University of Pennsylvania Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 3rd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Pennsylvania Library is recruiting a Application Developer Sr.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Lead Senior Developer is the technical lead for systems analysis and programming personnel for the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. The Lead Senior Developer is situated in the Information Technologies and Digital Development (ITaDD) department, is a member of the senior staff, and receives direction from the Director of ITaDD. The focus of the position is to manage the development and lifecycle of software analysis, development, configuration, operation, and assessment, and to consistently deliver business value to our clients. The application portfolio includes locally developed systems for discovery, repository, and interaction, open and community source like Kuali OLE, and commercially acquired systems critical for Libraries operations.

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"A Comparison of Citations, Downloads And Readership Data for an Information Systems Journal"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on June 3rd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Christian Schlögl et al. have published "A Comparison of Citations, Downloads And Readership Data for an Information Systems Journal" in a special issue on altmetrics of Research Trends.

Here's an excerpt:

In our analysis we identified a high (though not a perfect) correlation between citations and downloads which was slightly lower between downloads and readership frequencies and again between citations and readership counts. This is mainly due to the fact that the used data (sources) are related either to research or at least to teaching in higher education institutions.

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Digital Curation News (6/2/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on June 2nd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Information Technology Professional at Michigan State University Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on June 2nd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Michigan State University Libraries is recruiting an Information Technology Professional.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Primary focus will be the administration of Linux and Windows servers as member of a team that supports the staff, librarians, and students within the Libraries. Responsibilities include: administration of MariaDB SQL servers including assisting developers with SQL related issues; will manage Windows domain; maintains SAN storage system and backups; will administer virtual machines in Hyper-V; will manage firewall policies; will perform other duties as assigned.

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"Copyright Roundup 3—Changes in UK Law"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on June 2nd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Kevin Smith has published "Copyright Roundup 3—Changes in UK Law" in Scholarly Communications @ Duke.

Here's an excerpt:

Second, the British are now adopting an exception for text and data mining into their law. This is huge, and reinforces the idea I have expressed before that libraries should be reluctant about agreeing to licensing terms around TDM; the rights are likely already held by users in many cases, so those provisions really would have the effect, despite being promoted as assisting research, of putting constraints (and sometimes added costs) on what scholars can already do. This is probably true in the U.S., where fair use likely gets us further than vendor licenses would, and it has now been made explicit in the U.K.

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Director, Purdue University Press & Head, Scholarly Publishing Services

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 2nd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Purdue University is recruiting a Director, Purdue University Press & Head, Scholarly Publishing Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries and an integral member of the Libraries' senior leadership team, the successful candidate will be responsible for a publishing division that is gaining international recognition for its success in combining skills and infrastructure from both library and publishing contexts to better serve the needs of academic authors in a changing scholarly communication environment. The position is responsible not only for Purdue University Press but also for Scholarly Publishing Services, which includes Purdue e-Pubs, the University's institutional repository.

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"Ebook Pricing Hikes Amount to Price-Gouging"

Posted in Licenses, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books on June 2nd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Boston Library Consortium has released "Ebook Pricing Hikes Amount to Price-Gouging" as a letter to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Here's an excerpt:

Consequently, the BLC will lower the price ceiling below which individual titles are eligible to be included in our ebook program, we will reduce the availability of back-list titles at high price points, and we will increase the portion of our consortial budget that is allocated to those publishers whose pricing remains reasonable. In this way, we mean to reward what we regard as fair dealing, as we attempt to limit the budget impact of what appears plainly to be price-gouging.

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