Archive for August, 2014

Senior Applications Developer at New York Public Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 27th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

New York Public Library is recruiting a Senior Applications Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad.

What you will do:

  • Design and implement scalable, optimized, and maintainable database driven web applications.
  • Help design new open source features for the Fedora-based open source repository.
  • Collaborate with a larger team across the library to create new and innovative online experiences for our users.
  • Design and build APIs in order to extend our rich content and information to audiences spanning from NYC to the global community.
  • Employ object-oriented analysis and design techniques including use case analysis, object modeling, and database schema design.
  • Develop applications that astound us. (And document them so we know what you did).

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"A Review of the Characteristics of 108 Author-Level Bibliometric Indicators"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Metrics on August 27th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Lorna Wildgaard, Jesper W. Schneider, and Birger Larsen have self-archived "A Review of the Characteristics of 108 Author-Level Bibliometric Indicators."

Here's an excerpt:

An increasing demand for bibliometric assessment of individuals has led to a growth of new bibliometric indicators as well as new variants or combinations of established ones. The aim of this review is to contribute with objective facts about the usefulness of bibliometric indicators of the effects of publication activity at the individual level. This paper reviews 108 indicators that can potentially be used to measure performance on the individual author level, and examines the complexity of their calculations in relation to what they are supposed to reflect and ease of end-user application.

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Senior Systems Administrator at University of Arizona

Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 27th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Arizona is recruiting a Senior Systems Administrator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad.

The Systems Administrator, Sr. will play a key role in the development and improvement of the Libraries' server infrastructure. As part of the UX-IT Operations work team, the SSA, Sr. will collaborate with other technology staff in administrating current production and development systems, with a focus on the Libraries' Linux systems.

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Kristin Antelman Now University Librarian at Caltech Library

Posted in People in the News, Research Libraries on August 27th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

On 8/11/2014, Kristin Antelman became the University Librarian at the Caltech Library.

Here's an excerpt from "Improving Access to Data Across the Board: An Interview with Kristin Antelman"

Antelman worked as the associate director of libraries at North Carolina State University before coming to Caltech. Originally from Chicago, she received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a master's degree from Columbia University, both in political science, before returning to Chicago to complete her master's degree in library science at the University of Chicago.

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Digital Curation News (8/26/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on August 26th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Web Architect Librarian at Texas Tech University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 26th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Texas Tech University is recruiting a Web Architect Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad.

This position is responsible for the development of website standards and best practices for the library web presence. The person also participates in providing access to library materials acquired by the University Libraries and contributes to the development of departmental policies and procedures.

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"The Rise, Fall, and Rise of ACTA?"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on August 26th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Peter (Jay) Smith has published "The Rise, Fall, and Rise of ACTA?" in Digital Studies.

Here's an excerpt:

In July 2012 the European Parliament defeated the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Supposedly the attempt to impose global norms on intellectual property rights and thereby restrict digital copyright was dead. Or was it? This paper argues that the spirit of ACTA may live on in a host of other trade agreements currently being negotiated. That is, ACTA, or even more restrictive versions of it, could be imposed through the back door at least upon weaker states through bilateral agreements with the United States and the European Union. The result could be a spaghetti bowl of rules on digital copyright with some countries enjoying more digital rights, online freedom, and privacy than others.

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Technical Systems Architect at Stanford University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 26th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Stanford University is recruiting a .Technical Systems Architect

Here's an excerpt from the ad.

Providing leadership and guidance, the Technical Systems Architect ensures the Technical Systems team delivers quality solutions that aligns with faculty, staff, and student needs and interests. The managed systems under the Technical Systems Architect's purview comprise a variety of hardware and software configurations, such as, but not limited to, staff desktops and laptops; full-service workstations with general-purpose, productivity, and academic software, dual-booting into Windows and Mac OS X; specialized Windows workstations for GIS research; specialized Mac OS X workstations for multimedia production; and Linux thin clients serving as release stations for print jobs.

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"The Big Picture: Scholarly Publishing Trends 2014"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on August 26th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Pippa Smart has published "The Big Picture: Scholarly Publishing Trends 2014" in Science Editing.

Here's an excerpt:

Technical solutions have attempted to address the growth in research but have sometimes added to the tsunami of information and increased the need to manage quality. To this end experiments with the traditional quality control and dissemination systems have been attempted, but news of improvements are frequently overshadowed by alarms about ethical problems. There is particular concern about some of the new publishers who are not adhering to established quality control and ethical practices. Within a potentially fragmenting system, however, there are also emerging collaborative projects helping to knit together the different elements of the publishing landscape to improve quality, linkages and access.

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Digital Curation News (8/25/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on August 25th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Scholarship Librarian at Claremont University Consortium

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 25th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Claremont University Consortium is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad.

The DSL will develop educational and programmatic activities with consortial partners, and assess the scholarly communication efforts and needs of the Claremont Colleges. This librarian will provide guidance and support to faculty and students on copyright and intellectual property rights management issues. The DSL will represent the library in rapidly developing pedagogical, digital humanities, and other intercollegiate initiatives within the consortium.

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"STM’s New Publishing Licenses Raise Antitrust Concerns Amid Wider Efforts to Pollute Open Access Standards"

Posted in Copyright, Creative Commons/Open Licenses, Open Access, Publishing on August 25th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Ariel Katz has published "STM's New Publishing Licenses Raise Antitrust Concerns Amid Wider Efforts to Pollute Open Access Standards" in LSE Impact of Social Sciences.

Here's an excerpt:

For antitrust purposes, when a group of publishers adopts a set of uniform licenses, or when it recommends that its members adopt them, they tread in the area of antitrust law's core concern: "price fixing". In antitrust lingo the term price fixing is not limited to coordinating on price, but applies to any coordination that affects the quantity, quality, or any other feature of the product. Indeed, "[t]erms of use are no less a part of 'the product,'"[1] and competition between publishers is supposed to ensure optimal license terms just as it is expected to guarantee competitive prices. Therefore, when a group of publishers coordinates license terms, their concerted action is not conceptually different for antitrust purposes from a decision to coordinate subscription fees (downstream) or submission fees (upstream), and when the group represents the leading publishers and affects the majority of publications, antitrust concerns are further heightened.

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