Archive for January, 2015

Bibliometric Study on Dutch Open Access

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers on January 28th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Government of the Netherlands has released Bibliometric Study on Dutch Open Access.

Here's an excerpt:

In this text we will primarily focus on the way Open Access (OA from now on) publications are represented in the Web of Science database. We have collected data for this analysis in two different ways, which leads to different perspectives on OA publishing in the Netherlands. We focus on the output of three smaller scientific nations in Europe, next to the Netherlands we focus on Denmark and Switzerland, as these countries do contest the scientific runner up positions globally after the USA, and are more or less of comparable volume in economic terms.

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Programmer at University of Michigan

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 28th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Michigan is recruiting a Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Michigan Library is seeking an electronic publishing programmer to design, build, and maintain web sites, systems, services, and applications in support of new models in academic publishing. The ideal candidate will possess a strong knowledge of and demonstrate experience with object-oriented programming languages, web frameworks, and current best practices in code design and web technologies.

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SciELO: 15 Years of Open Access

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 28th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

SciELO has released SciELO: 15 Years of Open Access.

Here's an excerpt:

The creation of SciELO 15 years ago and its further development were driven by two innovative and pioneering approaches: first, the indexing of national quality journals to complement international indexes and the publication of the full texts with free access on the Web in the modality known today as the "Golden Road", which took place about four years before the launch of the Budapest Declaration that is internationally agreed to as the beginning of the Open Access movement; and, second, the cooperative convergence of independent publishers, editors and national research agencies around a common objective to increase the visibility and quality of journals (Packer 1998; Meneghini, 2003; Packer 2009). During this development, SciELO became a standard of quality for the journals it indexes. As of June 2013, the SciELO network covers 15 Ibero-American countries plus South Africa, with each country publishing a national collection of journals in the network. There are also two multinational thematic collections in the network. Together these countries index about one thousand journal titles that publish more than 40 thousand articles per year. To date, the network has published a total of more than 400 thousand open access articles that receive a daily average of over 1.5 million article downloads, 65% as PDF files and 35% as HTML files.

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Digital Curation News (1/27/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

Posted in Digital Curation News on January 27th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Repository Analyst at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 27th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting a Digital Repository Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As part of a team of developers, the Digital Repository Analyst develops tools supporting ingest, management, preservation, and delivery of digital content. Working collaboratively with library staff and campus partners, the Digital Repository Analyst participates in the full life cycle of application development, from design through implementation, support, and maintenance. The Analyst evaluates new technologies and techniques for use in the CDR. This position plans, implements, and tests software upgrades and enhancements, working with systems administrators and other stakeholders as necessary. The Digital Repository Analyst coordinates and assists with user acceptance testing. From time to time the Analyst might also work on projects not directly related to the repository.

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"Let’s Make It Easier to Expand the Public Domain"

Posted in Copyright, Public Domain on January 27th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

John Bergmayer has published "Let's Make It Easier to Expand the Public Domain" in Copyright Reform.

Here's an excerpt:

The fact that a license is "perpetual" doesn't require the copyright holder to keep offering the license; it just means the license, once granted, can't be revoked.

Except it can be. Copyright termination means that any license, including a perpetual public license, can be revoked. This means, for example, that contributors to projects like Wikipedia (where an original contributor continues to own the copyright to her work, but licenses that copyright under a liberal license) can revoke that license. It also means that people who transfer actual ownership of their copyrights to stewards like the Free Software Foundation can claw back that ownership.

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Digital Project Librarian at University of Iowa

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 27th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Iowa is recruiting a Digital Project Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Head, Special Collections, the Digital Project Librarian manages and performs digitization and processing activities related to the Hevelin Fanzine Digitization project.

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"Analyzing Data Citation Practices According to the Data Citation Index"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on January 27th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Nicolas Robinson-Garcia et al. have self-archived "Analyzing Data Citation Practices According to the Data Citation Index."

Here's an excerpt:

The findings of this study show that data citation practices are far from common in most research fields. Some differences have been reported on the way researchers cite data: while in the areas of Science and Engineering and Technology data sets were the most cited, in Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities data studies play a greater role. 88.1 percent of the records have received no citations, but some repositories show very low uncitedness rates. While data citation practices are rare in most fields, they have expanded in disciplines such as Crystallography or Genomics. We conclude by emphasizing the role that the DCI could play in encouraging the consistent, standardized citation of research data—a role that would enhance its value as a means of following the research process from data collection to publication.

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Digital Curation News (1/26/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

Posted in Digital Curation News on January 26th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Head, Digital Library Services at Oklahoma State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 26th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Oklahoma State University is recruiting a Head, Digital Library Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The OSU Library seeks a highly motivated professional to lead Digital Library Services. The Department facilitates access to electronic information, print materials, and library services to ensure that the information needs of OSU students, faculty, and staff are met, regardless location.

The department supports web-based scholarly publishing initiatives. This position provides guidance and leadership in the continuing development and promotion of SHAREOK.org, the collaborative repository project with the University of Oklahoma Libraries.

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"The Open Access Citation Advantage"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 26th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

SPARC Europe has released "The Open Access Citation Advantage."

Here's an excerpt:

The OpCit project has for many years kept up to date a list of studies on whether or not there is a citation advantage for Open Access articles. That project has now completed and the list is no longer being managed. SPARC Europe is pleased to maintain the list henceforth and has brought it up to date.

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Digitization Services Manager at New York Public Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 26th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The New York Public Library is recruiting a Digitization Services Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Imaging Unit of NYPL Labs is seeking a visionary, inventive manager to help The New York Public Library to share its vast collections with the world through digitization. The Manager will oversee the preservation-grade photography and reformatting of The New York Public Library's rare and unique holdings (including illuminated manuscripts, prints, rare books, literary and historical archives, historical maps, one of the world's largest photography collections, Broadway set and costume designs, and diverse documents charting the changing landscape of New York City). The Digitization Services Manager will also serve as a primary architect of a range of new digitization streams with the goal of dramatically increasing the volume, speed, and range of NYPL's imaging activities (e.g. rapid book scanning, high-speed microfilm digitization, and experiments with new approaches).

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