Archive for April, 2015

Understanding Rights Reversion: When, Why, & How to Regain Copyright and Make Your Book More Available

Posted in Copyright, Publishing, Scholarly Books on April 13th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Authors Alliance has released Understanding Rights Reversion: When, Why, & How to Regain Copyright and Make Your Book More Available.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

This guide is the product of extensive outreach to the publishing industry. In the process, we interviewed authors, publishers, and literary agents, ranging from a CEO of a major publishing house to contracts and rights managers of trade and academic presses, editorial assistants, novelists, and academic authors.

We were happily surprised by the consistency of publishers' responses: across the board, publishers told us that they want to work together with their authors and that they are often willing to give authors their rights back if its in the books' best interests.

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Digital Curation News (4/10/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

Posted in Digital Curation News on April 10th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Data Services Librarian at Middlebury College

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 10th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Middlebury College is recruiting a Data Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

A special focus for this position is data services. The person in this position provides expert assistance to faculty and students working with data, concentrating on the social sciences and humanities but stretching across the curriculum as needed. This includes advice regarding data analysis and interpretation, instruction in new tools and techniques, and support for visualization of data.

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Digital Humanities: "CSDH/SCHN Cyberinfrastructure Conversations Summary"

Posted in Cyberinfrastructure/E-Science, Digital Humanities on April 10th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

CSDH/SCHN has released the "CSDH/SCHN Cyberinfrastructure Conversations Summary."

Here's an excerpt:

This is a high-level summary of the outcome of a series of conversations regarding the CFI Cyberinfrastructure Initiative among Canadian Digital Humanists. The conversations emerged from CSDH/SCHN consultations that began in the Spring of 2014. The document tries to reflect the priorities and areas of emphasis that have emerged from these discussions, and suggests several areas of focus for broad-based collaborative cyberinfrastructure that would serve the needs of many in the digital humanities research community. The diversity of work in the digital humanities makes it impossible to mention every need, but in the view of the CSDH executive, this summary covers a number of pressing needs from a range of research groups across the country, and balances the need to serve existing researchers with that of expanding access to important datasets and cyberinfrastructure to leading humanities researchers who are experimenting with advanced research computing.

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Digital Projects and Archives Librarian at Middlebury College

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 10th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Middlebury College is recruiting a Digital Projects and Archives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the general direction of the Director of Special Collections and Archives and working in close collaboration with Library colleagues and technical groups across the College, the Digital Projects and Archives Librarian (DPAL) contributes to shaping the future of digital collections and services at the Middlebury College Library including electronic records management. The DPAL plays a key role in sustaining the Middlebury College Library's existing digital collections, facilitates the creation of new online digital content, and works collaboratively across the College on digital collections infrastructure.

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"Next Up for Agency Public Access Plans: NOAA"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on April 10th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

SPARC has released "Next Up for Agency Public Access Plans: NOAA" by Heather Joseph.

Here's an excerpt:

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released its plan to create policies ensuring public access to articles and data resulting from its funded research, as required by the February 2013 White House directive. . . .

The NOAA plan calls for all agency-funded intramural and extramural researchers to deposit final, accepted manuscripts into the agency's repository upon acceptance in a peer-reviewed journal. Unlike many of the other agencies that have released plans to date, NOAA will also require its investigators to submit technical reports, data reports, and technical memoranda into the repository as well—significantly increasing the scope of the materials covered by the agency's policy.

NOAA will use the OSTP-suggested 12-month embargo period as its baseline. Like other agencies, it will provide stakeholders with a mechanism for petitioning the agency to change the embargo period. The plan indicates that requests must include evidence that outweighs the public benefit of having the embargo remain at one year. . . .

Currently, funded researchers are required to make data "visible and accessible" within two years. The new plan calls for this time frame to be shortened to just one year. It also indicates that data underlying the conclusions of peer-reviewed articles will most likely be required to be made available at the time of the article's publication, in appropriate repositories (presumably to be designated by NOAA).

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Digital Curation News (4/9/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

Posted in Digital Curation News on April 9th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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"Dramatic Growth of Open Access 2015 First Quarter"

Posted in Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on April 9th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Heather Morrison has published "Dramatic Growth of Open Access 2015 First Quarter" in The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics.

Here's an excerpt:

OpenDOAR added 129 repositories for a total of 2,857. The Bielefeld Academic Search Engine added close to 3 million documents for a total of over 71 million documents. Another 7,690 authors joined the Social Sciences Research Network for a total of over 275,000 authors.

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Digital Archivist at University of Texas at Austin

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 9th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Texas at Austin is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Play an active role in the acquisition, appraisal, arrangement and description, and provision of access to born-digital and digitized collections. Collaborate with collections, IT, and digital curation staff to perform tasks related to processing incoming digital materials. Contribute to policies and workflows for long-term stewardship of UT Libraries digital assets. Participate in ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of systems to manage long-term stewardship and access for born-digital and digitized collections.

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Data Management Librarian at University of Florida

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 9th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Florida is recruiting a Data Management Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Data Management Librarian will serve as the primary liaison for and provide consulting support to identify, store, describe (curate), retrieve, and re-use data, particularly data not available in public or government repositories. The Data Management Librarian will be part of a team to build a full system (with training, outreach, liaison duties, policies, procedures, technologies, tools, workflows, etc.) of data curation to support faculty in fulfilling federal mandates and enhancing curation and accessibility of their research product and the even further integrated role of the Smathers Libraries with all research and teaching on campus.

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"NIST Releases Public Access Plan: Agency will Partner with NIH to use PMC Platform"

Posted in Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on April 9th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

SPARC has released "NIST Releases Public Access Plan: Agency will Partner with NIH to use PMC Platform" by Heather Joseph.

Here's an excerpt:

NIST's plan calls for the agency to partner with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to use PubMed Central (PMC) as the repository for articles. The plan indicated that NIST selected this option in order to "leverage the well-established search, archival, and dissemination features of PMC."

All NIST-funded researchers will be required to deposit their final peer-reviewed manuscripts into PMC upon acceptance in a peer-reviewed journal and make them available to the public with no longer than a 12-month embargo period. NIST will also accept final published articles where allowed and will follow the NIH's current format requirements. As with the other agencies, NIST will provide stakeholders with a mechanism for petitioning the agency to "shorten or extend the allowable embargo period." NIST envisions that this process would take place through a public petition process run through the Federal Register. . . .

NIST's plan for providing public access to data consists of three components: requiring data management plans (DMPs), creating an Enterprise Data Inventory (EDI), and establishing a Common Access Platform providing a public access infrastructure.

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Digital Curation News (4/8/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

Posted in Digital Curation News on April 8th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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