Archive for July, 2014

SCOAP3 Has Published 2,000 Articles

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on July 3rd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) has published 2,000 articles.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Two thousand Open Access articles have been published with SCOAP3 funding since January 2014 in 10 journals from 11 publishers and learned societies. These articles are released under a CC-BY license, and openly accessible on publishers websites. In addition, articles are also immediately available on the SCOAP3 repository at repo.scoap3.org in several formats, including PDF/A and XML for text-mining and other purposes. Scientists from over 80 countries have freely published in SCOAP journals so far.

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Digital Curation News (7/2/2014) #digitalpreservation

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

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Digital Access and Systems Librarian at Getty Research Institute

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

The Getty Research Institute is recruiting a Digital Access and Systems Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a highly skilled, creative, and agile person to provide technical leadership and support for the core library and discovery/access systems. Reporting to the Head of Information Systems and working collaboratively with departments across the Research Institute, the Digital Access and Systems Librarian is the technical point person for GRI's cloud based library management system—Alma, and integration and interoperability with our Primo discovery/access application. Responsibilities will center on data, platform, and workflow integration and interoperability, metadata extraction, transformation, and reuse, analytics and reporting, search strategies and services, and problem diagnosis and resolution. The position is the key component linking the content driven departments and workflows with technical implementations and process oriented automated workflows. The position also works closely with digital project and repository staff, application administrators, and software engineers

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ARL Annual Salary Survey 2013—2014

Posted in ARL Libraries on July 2nd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

ARL has released the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2013—2014.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The 2013—2014 data show that salaries for professionals in ARL libraries kept pace with inflation. The median salary for professionals in US ARL university libraries in 2013 was $68,773, an increase of 2.3% over the 2012—2013 median salary of $67,257. The US CPI rose 2% during the same period. The experience of professionals in Canadian ARL academic libraries was more favorable: while the Canadian CPI rose 1.3%, median salaries in Canadian university libraries increased from $87,120 (Canadian dollars) to $89,163 (Canadian dollars) a rise of 2.3%.

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Systems & Applications Librarian at Whitman College

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

Whitman College is recruiting a Systems & Applications Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position is responsible for library systems and research technology planning and implementation, including application upgrades, configuration, maintenance, integration, troubleshooting and continued evaluation, quality assurance and testing; training and support of library staff; and design and maintenance of the Library's web site. This position provides technical and application support for the Library's instance of the Ex Libris-based shared Orbis Cascade Alliance catalog, Interlibrary Services, electronic resource management, online collections, and digital services projects.

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European Commission Issues Action Plan for Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights

Posted in Copyright on July 2nd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The European Commission has issued an Action Plan for infringements of intellectual property rights.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Here's an excerpt:

The EU Action Plan sets out a number of actions to focus the EU's IPR enforcement policy on commercial scale infringements (the so-called 'follow the money' approach). The Strategy setting out an international approach examines recent changes and presents ways to improve the Commission's current means of action to promote enhanced IPR standards in third countries and to stem the trade in IPR infringing goods.

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Digital Curation News (7/1/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on July 1st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Web Application Programmer/Analyst at Indiana University Bloomington

Posted in Library IT Jobs on July 1st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Indiana University Bloomington is recruiting a Web Application Programmer/Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Performs software design, programming, database administration, and other tasks required for the ongoing maintenance and enhancement of Library Technologies (LT) software systems, primarily in support of web-based digital content delivery.

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Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey June 2014

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on July 1st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Taylor & Francis has released the Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey June 2014.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

In the first few months of 2014 Taylor & Francis carried out a worldwide survey, with the aim of exploring journal authors' views on open access.

Having previously conducted a survey on open access in 2013, we have been able to see how authors' opinions have developed, and whether the discussion and debate on open access has helped to inform and shape views.

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Digital Humanities Project Director at Princeton University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 1st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Princeton University is recruiting a Digital Humanities Project Director.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Manage existing and anticipated digital humanities initiatives at the Library, including the ongoing Blue Mountain Project, the German Modernism Project, the Slavic Visual Resources Project, and others.

Work with librarians and curators, the Coordinator of Digital Initiatives, the Digital Studio, cataloging and preservation units, and researchers, vendors and partners, to ensure timely, efficient development of these projects, fostering communication among team members and stakeholders, resolving projects, coordinating input, tracking deliverables, managing budgets and preparing reports, and other related tasks.

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"The Subversive Proposal at 20"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on July 1st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Richard Poynder has published "The Subversive Proposal at 20" in Open and Shut?

Here's an excerpt:

Twenty years ago yesterday, cognitive scientist Stevan Harnad posted a message on a mailing list, a message he headed "A Subversive Proposal." This called on all researchers to make copies of the papers they published in scholarly journals freely available on the Internet. . . .

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Subversive Proposal, I emailed Harnad nine questions yesterday. These questions are published below, with Harnad's answers attached.

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