Archive for October, 2014

"PeerJ Grows Steadily With Papers, Authors"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on October 22nd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Phil Davis has published "PeerJ Grows Steadily With Papers, Authors" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Here's an excerpt:

PeerJ is growing, publishing more papers and attracting more authors, although it is not clear whether the company is moving toward financial sustainability. In a crowded market of multidisciplinary open access journals, the success/failure of PeerJ may be determined when it receives its first Impact Factor.

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Data Services Librarian at Columbia University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 22nd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Columbia University is recruiting a Data Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Data Services Librarian is responsible for providing support for quantitative and qualitative data and data applications to faculty, students, and staff, and for identifying and assisting in the implementation of emergent technologies related to data services and social science research. As a member of the team providing high-end research and data support in the Digital Social Science Center, the incumbent will assist users in acquiring and finding, manipulating and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, including direct assistance in the use of statistical software. The incumbent will work with colleagues within the division and across the Libraries to provide coordinated support for research data services and technologies.

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"Archiving the Web: A Case Study from the University of Victoria"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on October 22nd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Corey Davis has published "Archiving the Web: A Case Study from the University of Victoria" in Code4Lib Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

The University of Victoria Libraries started archiving websites in 2013, and it quickly became apparent that many scholarly websites being produced by faculty, especially in the digital humanities, were going to prove very challenging to effectively capture and play back. This article will provide an overview of web archiving and explore the considerable legal and technical challenges of implementing a web archiving initiative at a research library, using the University of Victoria's implementation of Archive-it, a web archiving service from the Internet Archive, as a case study, with a special focus on capturing complex, interactive websites that scholars are creating to disseminate their research in new ways.

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Digital Curation News (10/21/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on October 21st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Production Services Programmer at University of Florida

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 21st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Florida is recruiting a Digital Production Services Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As a member of the Software Development unit, the Digital Production Services Programmer performs duties related to the creation and support of software applications for Digital Production Services Department and develops both web and desktop software applications. This includes software to assist in internal business operations and assist patrons to make full use of library resources. The IT Expert gathers requirements, develops applications, and provides support for digital services and applications.

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"The Open Access Advantage for American Law Reviews"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on October 21st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

James M. Donovan et al. have self-archived "The Open Access Advantage for American Law Reviews."

Here's an excerpt:

Articles available in open access formats enjoy an advantage in citation by subsequent law review works of 53%. For every two citations an article would otherwise receive, it can expect a third when made freely available on the Internet. This benefit is not uniformly spread through the law school tiers. Higher tier journals experience a lower OA advantage (11.4%) due to the attention such prestigious works routinely receive regardless of the format. When focusing on the availability of new scholarship, as compared to creating retrospective collections, the aggregated advantage rises to 60.2%. While the first tier advantage rises to 16.8%, the mid-tiers skyrocket to 89.7%. The fourth tier OA advantage comes in at 81.2%.

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Science Data Librarian at Pennsylvania State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 21st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Pennsylvania State University is recruiting a Science Data Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek an innovative and enthusiastic librarian who is interested in providing informatics and data services across the science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields and who, together with their colleagues, will shape the future of library services in the STEM disciplines. This is a 12-month tenure-track position reporting to the Head of the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library. The Prystowsky Early Career Endowment accompanies the position for an initial three year period (with possibility of renewal for an additional three years) for those candidates within the first 10 years of their academic career.

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Data from Nature and Palgrave Macmillan’s Author Insights Survey

Posted in Open Access, Publishing on October 21st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Nature Publishing Group and Palgrave Macmillan have released data from their Author Insights Survey.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The survey, which contains views from 30,466 researchers, is the biggest publisher survey of authors' views to be made open access.

NPG and Palgrave Macmillan are making this anonymised data available in order to achieve greater understanding between authors, funders and publishers, particularly with regard to open access.

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Scholarly Communication Librarian at University of Tennessee Knoxville

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 20th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Tennessee Knoxville is recruiting a Scholarly Communication Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Scholarly Communication Librarian is an advocate for new practices in scholarly communication and helps guide the campus toward innovative and sustainable methods of dissemination. The librarian raises campus awareness of trends in scholarly publishing, including open access to the scholarly record, alternative metrics for measuring research impact, and copyright and fair use. The librarian works closely with liaison librarians to provide the highest quality information and user education programs, and in partnership with the Office of Research and Engagement and the UT Institute of Agriculture Office of Sponsored Programs, supports campus efforts to ensure compliance with US funding agency requirements for public access. May serve as liaison to one or more academic departments or programs.

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University of Chicago Names Brenda Johnson Library Director and University Librarian

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on October 20th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Brenda Johnson has been appointed Library Director and University Librarian at the University of Chicago for a five-year term.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Johnson currently serves as Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries at Indiana University, Bloomington—a position she has held since 2010. She succeeds Judith Nadler, who retired in June after nearly five decades of service to UChicago.

Before coming to Indiana University, Johnson was University Librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She spent more than 20 years at the University of Michigan, where she served as Associate University Librarian for Public Services, a position with responsibility over that institution's 19 libraries.

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Director, Digital Preservation Services at Cornell University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 20th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Cornell University is recruiting a Director, Digital Preservation Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting directly to the Associate University Librarian who provides leadership for collections and digital scholarship & preservation services, the Director of Digital Preservation Services will play a key role in creating a cohesive preservation framework for the Library and collaborate closely with Library staff involved in preservation activities.

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Fair-Use and E-Reserves: "A Reversal for Georgia State"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, E-Reserves, Publishing on October 20th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Kevin Smith has published "A Reversal for Georgia State" in Scholarly Communications @ Duke.

Here's an excerpt:

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has issued its ruling in the publisher appeal of a district court decision that found most instances of electronic reserve copying at Georgia State to be fair use. The appellate court ruling is 129 pages long, and I will have much more to say after I read it carefully. But the hot news right now is that the Court of Appeals has reversed the District Court's judgment and remanded the case back for proceedings consistent with the new opinion. The injunction issued by the District Court and the order awarding costs and attorney's fees to GSU have been vacated.

Read more about it at "Publishers Win Reversal of Court Ruling That Favored 'E-Reserves' at Georgia State U." and "A Win for Publishers."

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