Archive for February, 2016

Association of Universities in the Netherlands and John Wiley Announce Open Access Agreement

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on February 5th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Association of Universities in the Netherlands and John Wiley and Sons, Inc. have announced an open access agreement.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The negotiations between VSNU and Wiley resulted in an unprecedented agreement covering 2016 – 2019. It provides students and researchers at Dutch universities affiliated to the VSNU with access to all Wiley subscription journal content and enables authors at Dutch universities affiliated to the VSNU to enjoy unlimited open access publication in Wiley's hybrid journals (c.1400), with no publishing charge levied at the article level.

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Scholarly Communication Librarian at University of North Texas

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 5th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of North Texas is recruiting a Scholarly Communication Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communication, the Scholarly Communication Librarian will contribute to the Libraries' efforts to educate users about the transformation of scholarly communication and foster a more sustainable publishing ecosystem.

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NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition

Posted in Emerging Technologies, Reports and White Papers on February 5th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The report identifies six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology across three adoption horizons spanning over the next one to five years, giving campus leaders, educational technologists, and faculty a valuable guide for strategic technology planning. The report provides higher education leaders with in-depth insight into how trends and challenges are accelerating and impeding the adoption of educational technology, along with their implications for policy, leadership, and practice.

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Information Technology Specialist (SYSANALYSIS) at Library of Congress

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 4th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Library of Congress is recruiting a Information Technology Specialist (SYSANALYSIS).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Library of Congress seeks a web application developer to support the curation of our digital collections. . . .

The ideal candidate has experience developing in a modern programming language (such as Java or Python), interest in using and contributing to open source tools, experience developing applications using contemporary web frameworks (such as Spring or Django), enjoys collaborating with other developers and users, and experience using version control (such as Git) and ticket tracking tools (such as Trac, Github, JIRA).

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"Are ‘Predatory’ Journals Completely Negative, or Also a Sign of Something Positive?"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on February 4th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Jan Velterop has published "Are 'Predatory' Journals Completely Negative, or Also a Sign of Something Positive?" in SciELO in Perspective.

Here's an excerpt:

Yet, even with the drawback of being polluted by predatory journals, a functioning market is preferable to a quasi-market, completely dominated by monopolies or monopoly-like players. A system of subscriptions, in which the party who pays—the institutional library—has practically no meaningful choice of what to buy, differs from one of article processing charges (APCs, which make open access possible), in that the party who pays—the author—is the party who does have a meaningful choice of where to submit and publish. So 'flipping' the system from subscriptions to APCs does deliver something much more akin to a functioning market, and 'caveat emptor', 'buyer beware', applies to all markets.

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Digital Scholarship Programmer/Analyst at Northeastern University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 4th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Northeastern University is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Programmer/Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Programmer/Analyst designs applications that interact with core components of the Library's digital repository service (Hydra) and programs in such languages as Ruby, PHP, CSS, and JavaScript. Reporting to the Director of the Digital Scholarship Group, the Programmer/Analyst works collaboratively with colleagues in the Library and across campus, and participates in an ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies.

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"CHORUS Signs Agreement with US Department of Defense to Advance Public Access to Research"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on February 4th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

CHORUS has released "CHORUS Signs Agreement with US Department of Defense to Advance Public Access to Research."

Here's an excerpt:

DTIC will employ CHORUS' services to build on open standards, distributed networks and established infrastructure to advance access to scholarly articles reporting on DoD-funded research, as well as enable agency indexing and long-term preservation of those articles. The DoD system will dovetail with the interoperable CHORUS framework, along with Crossref's Open Funder Registry, to provide an article submission workflow for DoD-funded researchers and facilitate public access to all articles that report on DoD-funded research. The agreement enables readers searching DTIC's Public Access Search to follow links that point to publicly available articles/accepted manuscripts in context of the journal where they were published.

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Digital Curation News (2/3/2016) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

Posted in Digital Curation News on February 3rd, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Senior Software Developer at University of Maryland, College Park

Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 3rd, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Maryland, College Park is recruiting a Senior Software Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Senior Software Developer provides broad programming support and leadership to the University of Maryland Libraries across a wide range of services, including web site delivery, content management, digital collections, digital preservation, enterprise infrastructure, and research software.

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Rachel Burley Named as Publishing Director, BioMed Central and SpringerOpen

Posted in Open Access, People in the News, Publishing on February 3rd, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Springer Nature has named Rachel Burley as Publishing Director, BioMed Central and SpringerOpen.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Burley was previously with John Wiley & Sons, where she was Vice President and Director of Open Access and Business Development. There, she led the strategic planning and development of Wiley's open access initiatives and was instrumental in identifying and implementing strategic partnerships. Prior to that, Burley was Vice President and Publisher of Life Sciences at Wiley, and spent seven years at Nature Publishing Group.

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Head, Library Digital Initiatives, Systems, and Services at University of North Dakota

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 3rd, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of North Dakota is recruiting a Head, Library Digital Initiatives, Systems, and Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

  • Provide leadership in major digital initiatives that facilitate the development of digital resources and services (such as an Institutional Repository; systems to facilitate Research Data Management, systems to facilitate creation, management, accessibility, and preservation of digital collections; systems to facilitate work with Digital Humanities, etc.) . . . .
  • Provides support to library staff to facilitate effective use of library information systems and computing resources, and advises library units and department heads to accomplish library goals and objectives
  • Provide leadership and direction in planning, coordinating, Implementing, evaluating, maintaining, and managing of electronic databases, computer resources, and information systems

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"Library Publishing and Diversity Values: Changing Scholarly Publishing through Policy and Scholarly Communication Education"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on February 3rd, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Charlotte Roh has published "Library Publishing and Diversity Values: Changing Scholarly Publishing through Policy and Scholarly Communication Education" in College & Research Libraries News.

Here's an excerpt:

What are the consequences of this lack of diversity in publishing, librarianship, and faculty? We know already that privilege can bias access to material, which is part of why the open access movement exists, to alleviate the barriers that cost can create for researchers. However, one possible consequence is a feedback loop in scholarship that privileges and publishes the majority voice, which is often white and male.

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