Archive for February, 2015

"AHRQ, NASA, USDA Release Plans for Public Access to Funded Research"

Posted in Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on February 23rd, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

ARL has released AHRQ, NASA, USDA Release Plans for Public Access to Funded Research.

Here's an excerpt:

Three US Government agencies-the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)-recently released their plans for increasing public access to federally funded research in response to the 2013 White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) directive. The OSTP memorandum directed federal agencies with R&D budgets of $100 million or more to develop plans to make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication.

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DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 2/23/2015

Posted in Scholarly Communication on February 16th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 2/23/2015.

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Digital Curation News (2/16/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

Posted in Digital Curation News on February 16th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Services Manager at George Washington University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 16th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

George Washington University is recruiting a Digital Services Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The position is located within Special Collections and Archives, an area of strategic priority for the University Libraries, and reports to the Associate University Librarian for Special Collections and Archives. Working in close collaboration with appropriate individuals and units across the Libraries and the University, the Digital Services Manager coordinates the Libraries digitization program and projects, assists in preparation of grant proposals with significant digitization components, and consults with colleagues in metadata and digital preservation to develop effective workflows and implement appropriate standards.

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"Fair Use Rising: Full-Text Access and Repurposing in Recent Case Law"

Posted in Copyright on February 16th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Brandon Butler, has published "Fair Use Rising: Full-Text Access and Repurposing in Recent Case Law" in a special issue on copyright of Research Library Issues.

Here's an excerpt from the issue introduction:

In "Fair Use Rising: Full-Text Access and Repurposing in Recent Case Law," Brandon Butler, practitionerin- residence at the American University Washington College of Law, reviews six recent fair use decisions that cut across many socially important and beneficial purposes. He highlights the trend of courts finding in favor of allowing "the broad redistribution of unaltered, full-text documents for new purposes." Butler explains how this trend presents new opportunities for research libraries to use and re-purpose the full text of copyrighted works in their collections.

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Digital Preservation and Scholarship (DPS) Project Manager at Rhodes College

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 16th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Rhodes College is recruiting a Digital Preservation and Scholarship (DPS) Project Manager .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Rhodes College invites applications for a Digital Preservation and Scholarship (DPS) Project Manager. The DPS Project Manager will be a member of our Digital Preservation and Scholarship (DPS) Team, which provides planning and support services for College programs and projects in the areas of innovative pedagogies, engaged scholarship, and digital preservation and access. Services provided by the person in this position fall into 3 categories: (1) discovery and research, (2) project planning, management and assessment, and (3) working on project teams as technical lead.

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Perceptions 2014: An International Survey of Library Automation

Posted in ILS, Reports and White Papers on February 16th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Marshall Breeding. has released Perceptions 2014: An International Survey of Library Automation .

Here's an excerpt:

This eighth annual Library Automation Perceptions Report provides evaluative ratings submitted by individuals representing over three thousand libraries from 80 countries describing experiences with 154 different automation products, including both proprietary and open source systems. The survey results include 994 narrative comments providing candid statements—both positive and negative—about the products and companies involved or statements of intent regarding future automation plans. This report analyzes the results of the survey, presents a variety of statistical tables based on the data collected, and provides some initial observations. It aims to provide information to libraries as they evaluate their options for strategic technology products and to the organizations involved in providing these products and services as constructive criticism to help guide improvements.

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Digital Curation News (2/13/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

Posted in Digital Curation News on February 13th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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"The Case of the Disappearing E-book: Academic Libraries and Subscription Packages"

Posted in E-Books, Licenses, Publishing, Scholarly Books on February 12th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

College & Research Libraries has released "The Case of the Disappearing E-Book: Academic Libraries and Subscription Packages" by Helen Georgas.

Here's an excerpt:

This study begins with a one-year analysis of "disappeared" titles from ebrary's Academic Complete™ collection at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY). Were certain subject areas particularly affected? Which publishers were removed? Were the removed titles mainly scholarly, or were they titles published by popular presses? Were the removed monographs older publications, or were recent titles deleted as well?

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Digital Curation News (2/12/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

Posted in Digital Curation News on February 12th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Interface Developer at University of Michigan

Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 12th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Michigan is recruiting an Interface Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Michigan Library is seeking a talented and enthusiastic front-end developer whose primary responsibility will be the implementation and management of interfaces to the library's digital content management and presentation systems. The ideal candidate will have a passion for developing accessible interfaces to web resources, bring a clear sense of design to the job, and strong problem-solving skills.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at Maryland Institute College of Art

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 12th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Maryland Institute College of Art is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Initiatives Librarian provides expertise in creating and managing library digital collections, such as digital special collections, electronic theses, and other born-digital or retrospectively digitized materials. The Digital Initiatives Librarian participates in the planning, implementation, maintenance, expansion, communication and promotion of digital library and institutional repository services, collections and content. This librarian works closely with the other units of the library to determine how digital assets should be leveraged for both scholarly and popular audiences. Responsibilities also include budget management, database administration and implementing collection initiatives in collaboration with the Director of the Decker Library.

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