Archive for January, 2016

Amazon and Empty Storefronts

Posted in Publishing, Reports and White Papers on January 27th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The American Booksellers Association and Civic Economics have released Amazon and Empty Storefronts.

Here's an excerpt:

In 2014, Amazon sold $44.1 billion worth of retail goods nationwide, all while avoiding $625 million in state and local sales taxes.

That is the equivalent of 3,215 retail storefronts. . . which might have paid $420 million in property taxes.

A total of more than $1 billion in revenue lost to state and local governments, $8.48 for every household in America.

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Digital Curation News (1/26/2016) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

Posted in Digital Curation News on January 26th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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"An Update on Peer Review and Research Data"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 26th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Fiona Murphy has published "An Update on Peer Review and Research Data" in Learned Publishing.

Here's an excerpt:

As has been outlined here, the question of how to review research data and incorporate this into the publication process remains a knotty one. Various groups have made a certain amount of progress with potential recommendations, and domain-related and technical support functions are also emerging. However, the critical mass of active researchers has so far failed to engage.

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"Peer Review in Megajournals Compared with Traditional Scholarly Journals: Does It Make a Difference?"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 26th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Bo-Christer Björk and Paul Catani have published "Peer Review in Megajournals Compared with Traditional Scholarly Journals: Does It Make a Difference?" in Learned Publishing.

Here's an excerpt:

We report on a small pilot study in which we looked at the citation distributions for articles in megajournals compared with journals with traditional peer review, which also evaluate articles for contribution and novelty. We found that elite journals with very low acceptance rates have far fewer articles with no or few citations, but that the long tail of articles with two citations or less was actually bigger in a sample of selective traditional journals in comparison with megajournals.

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Web Services Librarian at University of Texas at Dallas

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 26th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Texas at Dallas is recruiting a Web Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The position will provide leadership in designing, developing and supporting the Library's virtual presence on the web. This position will supervise Library web support staff and collaborate with librarians and staff to offer innovative, new digital library services at UT Dallas.

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TRLN Technology Initiatives Coordinator at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 26th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting a TRLN Technology Initiatives Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

A newly-envisioned position, the TRLN Technology Initiatives Coordinator will work closely with talented librarians, technologists, and developers across four academic institutions to lead the development of a variety of applications and systems that support the discovery and delivery of library materials owned by the four member institutions in support of research and instruction for faculty, staff and students at all four universities.

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Software Engineer at Virginia Tech

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 25th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Virginia Tech is recruiting a Software Engineer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will engage in digital preservation strategies and repository systems research within the Digital Library Development team and support an expanding suite data and informatics technologies within the library.

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"Data Literacy Training Needs of Biomedical Researchers"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on January 25th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Lisa M. Federer, Ya-Ling Lu, and Douglas J. Joubert, have published "Data Literacy Training Needs of Biomedical Researchers" in the Journal of the Medical Library Association.

Here's an excerpt:

This article reports on an exploratory study that expands on the existing literature by considering the data literacy training needs of career-level researchers and related staff. This study was conducted to inform the development of the data services program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library, which serves staff at NIH and other agencies in the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Michigan DPLA Service Hub Coordinator at University of Michigan

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 25th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Michigan is recruiting a Michigan DPLA Service Hub Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the guidance of the Michigan DPLA Steering Committee, this role will serve as the primary point of contact between Michigan "sub-hubs" and DPLA, and will be responsible for coordinating metadata aggregation between partner institutions located throughout the state. Additionally, responsibilities will include managing knowledge sharing between Michigan "sub-hubs," providing training, onboarding new partners, high level metadata quality control, and liaison to statewide outreach efforts in partnership with a wide range of contributors.

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Open Science, Open Data, Open Access

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access, Open Science on January 25th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

UKeiG has released Open Science, Open Data, Open Access for non-members.

Here's an excerpt:

Open Science is shown to be moving centre-stage, with a rationale of improving efficiency in science; increasing transparency and quality in the research validation process; speeding the transfer of knowledge; increasing knowledge spill-overs to the economy; addressing global challenges more effectively; and promoting citizens' engagement in science and research.

Open Data is shown to have undergone a surge in practical development, mirroring the well established repositories for research outputs. The development and application of model policies and of principles is also discussed.

The current major developments in Open Access are discussed in detail, including the identification and mirroring of success factors in funders' and institutions' policies and mandates for driving Open Access deposits and the growth in Gold Open Access.

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Informatics Project Coordinator at Virginia Tech

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 22nd, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Virginia Tech is recruiting an Informatics Project Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University Libraries of Virginia Tech seek a project coordinator for an expanding suite of informatics consulting services. This new position is part of a team of data and informatics consultants offering critical and sophisticated new technology development services that enhance the scholarly, scientific, and creative expression of researchers at Virginia Tech. Ideal candidates will have experience working in or alongside the software development cycle, technical project management experience, web development and programming skills, and knowledge of digital research methods.

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"Tracing Digital Footprints to Academic Articles: An Investigation of PeerJ Publication Referral Data"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Social Media/Web 2.0 on January 22nd, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Xianwen Wang, Shenmeng Xu, and Zhichao Fang have self-archived "Tracing Digital Footprints to Academic Articles: An Investigation of PeerJ Publication Referral Data."

Here's an excerpt:

In this study, we propose a novel way to explore the patterns of people's visits to academic articles. About 3.4 million links to referral source of visitors of 1432 papers published in the journal of PeerJ are collected and analyzed. We find that at least 57% visits are from external referral sources, among which General Search Engine, Social Network, and News & Blog are the top three categories of referrals. Academic Resource, including academic search engines and academic publishers' sites, is the fourth largest category of referral sources. In addition, our results show that Google contributes significantly the most in directing people to scholarly articles. . . . Correlation analysis and regression analysis indicates that papers with more mentions are expected to have more visitors, and Facebook, Twitter and Reddit are the most commonly used social networking tools that refer people to PeerJ.

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