Archive for October, 2015

"The Role of arXiv, RePEc, SSRN and PMC in Formal Scholarly Communication"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Disciplinary Archives, Self-Archiving on October 5th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Xuemei Li has self-archived "The Role of arXiv, RePEc, SSRN and PMC in Formal Scholarly Communication."

Here's an excerpt:

The four major Subject Repositories (SRs), arXiv, Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), Social Science Research Network (SSRN) and PubMed Central (PMC), are all important within their disciplines but no previous study has systematically compared how often they are cited in academic publications. In response, this article reports an analysis of citations to SRs from Scopus publications, 2000 to 2013.

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Digital Accessioning Archivist at Yale University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 5th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Yale University is recruiting a Digital Accessioning Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Yale University Library (YUL) is seeking a Digital Accessioning Archivist for Yale Special Collections to fill a two-year position.. . .

This position will contribute to the development of best practices and workflows for accessioning born-digital material, undertake the hands-on work of disk imaging, train and supervise the work of student assistants and other staff, and make recommendations related to post-term digital accessioning sustainability. In addition to helping YUL achieve its goal of eliminating current backlogs of digital media in units across Yale's special collections community, this position will play an integral role in developing and implementing scalable workflows for incoming acquisitions of born-digital material.

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"’Predatory’ Open Access: A Longitudinal Study of Article Volumes and Market Characteristics"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on October 5th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Cenyu Shen and Bo-Christer Björk have published "'Predatory' Open Access: A Longitudinal Study of Article Volumes and Market Characteristics" in BMC Medicine.

Here's an excerpt:

Despite a total number of journals and publishing volumes comparable to respectable (indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journals) open access journals, the problem of predatory open access seems highly contained to just a few countries, where the academic evaluation practices strongly favor international publication, but without further quality checks.

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Digital Media Service Manager, Libraries at Indiana University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 2nd, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Indiana University is recruiting a Digital Media Service Manager, Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Manages Avalon Media System support and deployment at IU, including the Media Collections Online (MCO) service (http://media.dlib.indiana.edu/) and custom branded Avalon instances for other units and clients at IU.

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"OCLC Prints Last Library Catalog Cards"

Posted in Libraries, Metadata, OCLC on October 2nd, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

OCLC has released "OCLC Prints Last Library Catalog Cards."

Here's an excerpt:

OCLC printed its last library catalog cards today, officially closing the book on what was once a familiar resource for generations of information seekers who now use computer catalogs and online search engines to access library collections around the world.

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Digital Assets Coordinator at Hagley Museum and Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 2nd, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Hagley Museum and Library is recruiting a Digital Assets Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will work in the Library's Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department to assist us in our mission to produce, preserve, and provide access to digital records for current and future generations of researchers. Hagley has a significant collection of digital surrogates that are available at digital.hagley.org and a growing collection of bornĀ­digital records offline. The Digital Assets Coordinator will work with the Curator of Audiovisual and Digital Collections to ensure longĀ­term access and preservation of Hagley's digital records collections.

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Serials Price Projections for 2016

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Serials Crisis on October 2nd, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

EBSCO has released Serials Price Projections for 2016.

Here's an excerpt:

At the time of writing, we expect the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic/medical libraries for 2016 (before currency impact) to be in the range of 4 to 6 percent.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian & Instructor at Otterbein University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 1st, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Otterbein University is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian & Instructor.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This librarian will provide leadership, management and policy and planning activities for the campus-wide digitization projects and digital initiatives, such as the Digital Commons@Otterbein (http://digitalcommons.otterbein.edu/)as well as;

  • working collaboratively to plan and implement best practices for the collection development of scholarly works and for their preservation, accessibility, usability and usage analysis within the determined system architecture
  • partnering in campus-wide efforts related to data management,

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Research Library Issues, no. 287

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on October 1st, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

ARL has released Research Library Issues, no. 287.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

ARL has published Research Library Issues (RLI) no. 287, an issue in which Rikk Mulligan offers an overview of the history of scholarly communication from its beginnings in the 17th century to recent innovations in digital and hybrid publishing.

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Scholarly Communication Librarian at Oregon State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 1st, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Oregon State University is recruiting a Scholarly Communication Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will implement services and instruction in support of the broadest possible dissemination, impact, and use of scholarly and intellectual output. The librarian will join an agile and innovative department and library that is responsible for the development of the ScholarsArchive@OSU institutional repository (the 36th ranked institutional repository in the world) and internationally recognized digital collections.

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"An Interview with Peter Suber on Open Access"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on October 1st, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Cheryl LaGuardia has published "An Interview with Peter Suber on Open Access" in Library Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

Because hybrid is no-risk, it has spread like wildfire. I used to think that was good, since at least it gave publishers first-hand experience with the economics of fee-based OA journals. But I changed my mind about that years ago

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