Archive for January, 2016

"Academic Social Networks and Open Access: French Researchers at the Crossroads"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Social Media/Web 2.0 on January 20th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Christine Okret-Manville has published "Academic Social Networks and Open Access: French Researchers at the Crossroads" in LIBER Quarterly.

Here's an excerpt:

For some years, researchers have been using new ways to communicate and share their work by using academic social networks. In an attempt to foster the development of Open Access in France, the French consortium COUPERIN (Unified Consortium of Higher Education and Research Organizations for Access to Numerical Publications) proposed that academic social networks could be used to convince researchers of becoming more involved in Open Access. To test this hypothesis, a nationwide survey was launched in 2014 to explore whether and how these academic social networks are used to share content, but also how they compare to other Open Access classic tools. Within a month (20 May to 20 June), 1,898 researchers answered this 28-question survey. It was fully completed by 1,698 of them.

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Digital Repository Developer at Quotient

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 20th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Quotient is recruiting a Digital Repository Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position is for a junior developer to join the Digital Repository development team at the National Library of Medicine. The Digital Repository digitally preserves and makes accessible content at the National Library of Medicine, including books, films and images. The Digital Repository is a best-of-breed system that heavily makes use of and customizes open-source software tools such as Fedora Commons, Solr, Blacklight, Djatoka, Loris, NWU BookViewer, Tomcat, Java and MySQL.

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"Open Data in Global Environmental Research: The Belmont Forum’s Open Data Survey"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access, Open Science on January 20th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Birgit Schmidt, Birgit Gemeinholzer, and Andrew Treloar have published "Open Data in Global Environmental Research: The Belmont Forum's Open Data Survey" in PLOS ONE.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper presents the findings of the Belmont Forum's survey on Open Data which targeted the global environmental research and data infrastructure community. It highlights users' perceptions of the term "open data", expectations of infrastructure functionalities, and barriers and enablers for the sharing of data. A wide range of good practice examples was pointed out by the respondents which demonstrates a substantial uptake of data sharing through e-infrastructures and a further need for enhancement and consolidation. Among all policy responses, funder policies seem to be the most important motivator. This supports the conclusion that stronger mandates will strengthen the case for data sharing.

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Digital Humanities Librarian at Ohio State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 19th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Ohio State University is recruiting a Digital Humanities Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Humanities Librarian will establish and grow a dynamic, multifaceted program that addresses the growing demand for digital arts and humanities support on campus. Working with arts and humanities scholars, faculty and students, the Digital Humanities Librarian will foster successful adoption and application of digital arts and humanities approaches to research, teaching, and learning.

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Dean and Director of the University Libraries at University of Denver

Posted in Research Libraries on January 19th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Denver is recruiting a Dean and Director of the University Libraries .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Denver (DU) seeks an innovative and inspired leader to serve as the Dean and Director of the University Libraries. We are seeking a visionary who will advance the institution's research and educational missions, commitment to diversity, and development initiatives. The ideal candidate will be a thoughtful strategic leader who can facilitate.

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"NYPL Shows Academic Libraries What ‘Public Domain’ Means"

Posted in Copyright, Libraries, Public Domain, Research Libraries on January 19th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Rick Anderson has published "NYPL Shows Academic Libraries What ‘Public Domain’ Means" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Here's an excerpt:

In far too many libraries, public-domain documents and images are treated as if they were under copyright—and, even worse, in many cases the policies in question are written as if the holding libraries were themselves the copyright holders. Sometimes this is because the librarians who control access to those images genuinely don't understand copyright law: they believe that simply digitizing an image results in a copyrightable document (it doesn't), or that owning the physical item gives one legal say over how its intellectual content can be used (also untrue). The result is that in many academic libraries, intellectual content that the public has a right to access, copy, adapt, and generally reuse in any way we wish is being locked down and restricted by—ironically enough—librarians.

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Massive Yahoo News Feed Dataset Released

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Google and Other Search Engines on January 19th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Yahoo has released a massive News Feed dataset.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The Yahoo News Feed dataset is a collection based on a sample of anonymized user interactions on the news feeds of several Yahoo properties, including the Yahoo homepage, Yahoo News, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Movies, and Yahoo Real Estate. The dataset stands at a massive ~110B lines (1.5TB bzipped) of user-news item interaction data, collected by recording the user-news item interaction of about 20M users from February 2015 to May 2015.

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Digital Curation News (1/18/2016) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

Posted in Digital Curation News on January 18th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Scholarship Librarian at Georgia State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 18th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Georgia State University is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will partner with university faculty and staff, and with colleagues and units within the library, to lead digital scholarship projects. Projects may involve the use of data sets, spatial analytical tools and interactive maps, text mining and qualitative analysis, 3D visualization and modeling, and designing online exhibits, among other possibilities. The ideal candidate has strong project management skills, and is open to experimentation, expanding the research librarys role, and exploring new faculty collaborations outside the library to further digital scholarship, new forms of publishing, and scholarly engagement.

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Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate III at University of Texas at Austin

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 18th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Texas at Austin is recruiting a Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate III.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position will join the Data Management and Collections(DMC) area at the Texas Advanced Computing Center(TACC). The individual will contribute to research, development, and support activities involving data curation, preservation, and distribution leveraging modern techniques and technologies.

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"Publishing as Pedagogy: Connecting Library Services and Technology"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on January 18th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Laurie Alexander et al. have published "Publishing as Pedagogy: Connecting Library Services and Technology" in EDUCAUSE Review.

Here's an excerpt:

In the following three case studies we profile three student publishing outputs (a journal, a book, and an exhibit) from the University of Michigan Library. Beyond describing the products themselves, we identify the opportunities that the librarians involved found to emphasize particular learning experiences during the creation process.

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Dean of Libraries at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on January 18th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is recruiting a Dean of Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Libraries. This is an outstanding opportunity for a transformational leader to define the blueprint for the academic library of the future, building on the solid foundations of our current library system, which has been a trendsetter in the adoption of new services, new technologies, and new concepts of library space utilization.

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"Data Citation Services in the High-Energy Physics Community"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Metadata, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 18th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Patricia Herterich and Sünje Dallmeier-Tiessen have published "Data Citation Services in the High-Energy Physics Community" in D-Lib Magazine.

Here's an excerpt:

In this article we present a case study of data citation services for the High-Energy Physics (HEP) community using digital library technology. Our example shows how the concept of data citation is implemented for the complete research workflow, covering data production, publishing, citation and tracking of data reuse. We also describe challenges faced and distil lessons learnt for infrastructure providers and scholarly communication stakeholders across disciplines.

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