Archive for April, 2017

DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 5/10/2017

Posted in Announcements on April 22nd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 5/10/2017.

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Research Associate, Albert Johannsen Project at Northern Illinois University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 22nd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Northern Illinois University is recruiting a Research Associate, Albert Johannsen Project.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This three-year term position serves as the Project Director for the Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Collections Grant, "The Albert Johannsen Project: Digitizing the House of Beadle and Adams and their Nickel and Dime Novels." Reporting to the Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian at Northern Illinois University Libraries, the Project Director will be responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation of the grant project.

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"It Takes a Village: One Year of Journals Requiring ORCID iDs"

Posted in Metadata, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on April 22nd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Alice Meadows has published "It Takes a Village: One Year of Journals Requiring ORCID iDs" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Here's an excerpt:

Today, well over 1,500 journals published by 16 publishers and societies, require iDs for at least their corresponding authors and, from our conversations with leaders of organizations across all sectors, we know that similar approaches are actively being considered by organizations in other sectors.

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Research Data Management Systems Librarian at Queen’s University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 22nd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Queen's University is recruiting a Research Data Management Systems Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Queen’s University Library is looking for a Research Data Management Systems Librarian to join our team and play a key role in building the infrastructure needed to support students and faculty at Queen's University with the management of research data, including big data generated by computationally intensive research programs. I

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"A Century of Science: Globalization of Scientific Collaborations, Citations, and Innovations"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on April 22nd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Yuxiao Dong, Hao Ma, Zhihong Shen, and Kuansan Wang have self-archived "A Century of Science: Globalization of Scientific Collaborations, Citations, and Innovations."

Here's an excerpt:

In this work, we study the evolution of scientific development over the past century by presenting an anatomy of 89 million digitalized papers published between 1900 and 2015. We find that science has benefited from the shift from individual work to collaborative effort, with over 90% of the world-leading innovations generated by collaborations in this century, nearly four times higher than they were in the 1900s. We discover that rather than the frequent myopic- and self-referencing that was common in the early 20th century, modern scientists instead tend to look for literature further back and farther around. Finally, we also observe the globalization of scientific development from 1900 to 2015, including 25-fold and 7-fold increases in international collaborations and citations, respectively, as well as a dramatic decline in the dominant accumulation of citations by the US, the UK, and Germany, from 95% to 50% over the same period.

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Web Specialist at University of Nevada, Reno

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 21st, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting a Web Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Nevada, Reno seeks applications for a Web Specialist to be responsible for coordinating the University Libraries’ web presence. The position is responsible for the ongoing technical management, updating, and repair of all server-side and client-side code on which the Libraries’ website is built. This includes routine maintenance and content upkeep as well as design and quality assurance activities.

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An Interactive Map for Showcasing Repository Impacts

Posted in Digital Repositories, DSpace, Institutional Repositories, Open Source Software on April 21st, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Hui Zhang and Camden Lopez have published "An Interactive Map for Showcasing Repository Impacts>" in Code4Lib Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

Digital repository managers rely on usage metrics such as the number of downloads to demonstrate research visibility and impacts of the repositories. Increasingly, they find that current tools such as spreadsheets and charts are ineffective for revealing important elements of usage, including reader locations, and for attracting the targeted audiences. This article describes the design and development of a readership map that provides an interactive, near-real-time visualization of actual visits to an institutional repository using data from Google Analytics. The readership map exhibits the global impacts of a repository by displaying the city of every view or download together with the title of the scholarship being read and a hyperlink to its page in the repository. We will discuss project motivation and development issues such as authentication with Google API, metadata integration, performance tuning, and data privacy.

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Audio Visual Project Manager at Yale University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 21st, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Yale University is recruiting an Audio Visual Project Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Head of Digital Reformatting & Microfilm Services (DRMS), the Audio Visual Project Manager is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the special collections audio visual (AV) digitization project. As a member of the Library's Preservation Department, the AV project manager will oversee all aspects of the project interacting with the special collection owners across the Yale University Library (YUL) system, in-house digitization facility, and vendors in coordinating the flow of materials, the setting of deadlines, and monitoring of the project budget.

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"Outside The Box: Building a Digital Asset Management Ecosystem for Preservation and Access"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Research Libraries, Texas Academic Libraries on April 21st, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Andrew Weidner, Sean Watkins, Bethany Scott, Drew Krewer, Anne Washington, and Matthew Richardson have published "Outside The Box: Building a Digital Asset Management Ecosystem for Preservation and Access" in Code4Lib Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

The University of Houston (UH) Libraries made an institutional commitment in late 2015 to migrate the data for its digitized cultural heritage collections to open source systems for preservation and access: Hydra-in-a-Box, Archivematica, and ArchivesSpace. This article describes the work that the UH Libraries implementation team has completed to date, including open source tools for streamlining digital curation workflows, minting and resolving identifiers, and managing SKOS vocabularies. These systems, workflows, and tools, collectively known as the Bayou City Digital Asset Management System (BCDAMS), represent a novel effort to solve common issues in the digital curation lifecycle and may serve as a model for other institutions seeking to implement flexible and comprehensive systems for digital preservation and access.

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DigitalKoans Turns 12

Posted in Creative Commons/Open Licenses, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Scholarship Publications, Open Access, Publishing on April 20th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The first DigitalKoans post, which was about John Willinsky's book, The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship, was published twelve years ago today. It's been followed by 8,490 more posts. DigitalKoans has always been freely available and under versions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License. It has been completely independent, and it has not sought or accepted ads, sponsorships, or any other revenue generating activities. It has primarily focused on data/digital curation issues and open access issues, but it has also announced over 2,600 digital library and library IT jobs.

From 4/20/2005 through yesterday, DigitalKoans had over 13.4 million visitors, over 60.5 million file requests, and over 45.3 million page views. Excluding spiders, there were over 8 million visitors and over 19.8 million page views.

Digital Scholarship, a digital press, was established at the same time as DigitalKoans. In addition to DigitalKoans, it has published digital bibliographies/webliographies and digital books and book supplements under versions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License and the Creative Commons Attribution License. From 2009 to 2012, it also published low-cost or minimum cost (the lowest price that CreateSpace would accept) paperback versions of its digital books for libraries or individuals who wanted a hardcopy.

From 4/20/2005 through yesterday, Digital Scholarship had over 17.8 million visitors from 234 of the 240 Internet country domains, over 85.3 million file requests, and over 62.8 million page views. Excluding spiders, there were over 10.7 million visitors from 234 Internet country domains, over 49.2 million file requests, and over 28 million page views.

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Digital Humanities/Social Sciences Librarian at Rochester Institute of Technology

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 20th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Rochester Institute of Technology is recruiting a Digital Humanities/Social Sciences Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Assess and implement initiatives related to digital humanities and social sciences (DHSS) in the library, in order to support RIT’s DHSS research and scholarship for the programs in those fields, and also for the support of the scholarship of RIT students, faculty and staff outside of those programs.

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"The Influence of Journal Submission Guidelines on Author’s Reporting of Statistics and Use of Open Research Practices"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on April 20th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

David Giofrè et al. have published "The Influence of Journal Submission Guidelines on Author's Reporting of Statistics and Use of Open Research Practices" in PLOS ONE.

Here's an excerpt:

From January 2014, Psychological Science introduced new submission guidelines that encouraged the use of effect sizes, estimation, and meta-analysis (the "new statistics"), required extra detail of methods, and offered badges for use of open science practices. We investigated the use of these practices in empirical articles published by Psychological Science and, for comparison, by the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, during the period of January 2013 to December 2015. The use of null hypothesis significance testing (NHST) was extremely high at all times and in both journals. In Psychological Science, the use of confidence intervals increased markedly overall, from 28% of articles in 2013 to 70% in 2015, as did the availability of open data (3 to 39%) and open materials (7 to 31%). The other journal showed smaller or much smaller changes. Our findings suggest that journal-specific submission guidelines may encourage desirable changes in authors’ practices.

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