Archive for April, 2017

Archivist, Digital Preservation at Georgia State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 11th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Georgia State University is recruiting an Archivist, Digital Preservation.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Department Head for Special Collections and Archives, the Archivist for Digital Preservation is responsible for establishing policies and best practices for the long-term protection and access to digital materials, while collaborating to develop and implement digital preservation processes which ensure long-term retention and access.. . .The archivist will play a key role in advising the University community and other external content creators on digital content lifecycle issues, strategies for digital content preservation, the use of innovative tools and processes for experimentation and development, and other initiatives related to digital collections and data

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"Looking into Pandora’s Box: The Content of Sci-Hub and Its Usage"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on April 11th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Bastian Greshake has self-archived "Looking into Pandora's Box: The Content of Sci-Hub and Its Usage."

Here's an excerpt:

By utilizing the recently released corpus of Sci-Hub and comparing it to the data of ~28 million downloads done through the service, this study tries to address some of these questions. The comparative analysis shows that both the usage and complete corpus is largely made up of recently published articles, with users disproportionately favoring newer articles and 35% of downloaded articles being published after 2013. These results hint that embargo periods before publications become Open Access are frequently circumnavigated using Guerilla Open Access approaches like Sci-Hub.

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Digital Art: March’s Cartoon Drawings, Chalk and Charcoal Drawings, Pastel Drawings, Pencil Drawings, and Oil Paintings

Posted in Digital Art on April 10th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

In March, I continued to transform public domain photos into digital cartoon drawings, chalk and charcoal drawings, pastel drawings, pencil drawings, and oil paintings using a variety of Photoshop plug-ins and Topaz Impression. Full-size images (8×10" or 8×12") and descriptions of the processing steps involved are available on Flickr.

Digital Chalk and Charcoal Drawing of a Mandarin in His Reception Room

Digital Oil Painting of Fishermen on Barton Broad

Digital Chalk and Charcoal Drawing of a Boat Carrying Harvested Mash Wheat

Digital Chalk and Charcoal Drawing of French Soldiers at Verdun

Digital Pastel Drawing of a Village Close to Dordrecht

Digital Oil Painting of a Venice Vegetable Stand

Digital Pastel Drawing of a Salt Marsh

Digital Pastel Drawing of Mount Saint Elias

Digital Pencil Drawing of a Danish Immigrant at Ellis Island

Digital Color Pencil Drawing of Japanese Women with Parasols

Digital Cartoon of Docked Boats in Moscow

Digital Pencil Drawing of a Man Harvesting Gladdon

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Digital Artist | All Artworks on Flickr

Scholarly Technology Librarian at University of Rhode Island

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 10th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Rhode Island is recruiting a Scholarly Technology Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

An experienced and highly motivated individual is needed to lead operations and development across all library systems and applications with a focus on scholarly information needs. An ideal candidate will have implemented and managed a variety of public facing production systems providing a range of services using several technology stacks, and will be at ease learning and managing new technologies in support of all phases of scholarship. A particular need centers around taking full advantage of the possibilities offered by the library, learning, and content management systems currently in use at URI Libraries.

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"Transitioning from a Conventional to a’‘Mega’ Journal: A Bibliometric Case Study of the Journal Medicine"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Metrics on April 10th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Simon Wakeling et al. have published "Transitioning from a Conventional to a'‘Mega' Journal: A Bibliometric Case Study of the Journal Medicine" in Publications.

Here's an excerpt:

This study compares the bibliometric profile of the journal Medicine before and after its transition to the OAMJ model. Three standard modes of bibliometric analysis are employed, based on data from Web of Science: journal output volume, author characteristics, and citation analysis. The journal’s article output is seen to have grown hugely since its conversion to an OAMJ, a rise driven in large part by authors from China. Articles published since 2015 have fewer citations, and are cited by lower impact journals than articles published before the OAMJ transition.

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Digital Preservation Librarian at James Madison University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 10th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

James Madison University is recruiting a Digital Preservation Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Preservation Librarian reports to the Head of Digital Collections and is responsible for the stewardship and protection of LET's digital assets; leads the development of an effective and achievable strategy to establish a cohesive digital preservation program ensuring the long-term viability of university digital assets regardless of format; establishes policies, procedures, workflows and best practices related to the long-term preservation of and access to digital collections; manages daily services and ensures organizational practices adhere to LET's Digital Preservation Policy Framework (http://bit.ly/2mOnF7t); updates the Digital Preservation Policy Framework to reflect evolving standards and best practices; and brings to the forefront a proactive awareness of social responsibility and ethics of digital preservation.

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"Organizational Resilience in Data Archives: Three Case Studies in Social Science Data Archives"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on April 10th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Kristin R. Eschenfelder and Kalpana Shankar have published "Organizational Resilience in Data Archives: Three Case Studies in Social Science Data Archives" in the Data Science Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

In this paper, we draw upon organizational studies theories to approach the issue of sustainability from an organizational perspective, focusing specifically on the organizational histories of three social science data archives (SSDA): ICPSR, UKDA, and LIS. Using a framework of organizational resilience to understand how archives perceive crisis, respond to it, and learn from experience, this article reports on an empirical study of sustainability in these long-lived SSDAs. The study draws from archival documents and interviews to examine how sustainability can and should be conceptualized as on-going processes over time and not as a quality at a single moment.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at Kansas State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 7th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Kansas State University is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This individual will be responsible for leading efforts to advance Kansas State University Libraries' unique collections with enhanced discovery through digitization. The incumbent will lead and participate in the strategic development of innovative, scalable, and sustainable digital collections. The individual will lead the Digital Initiatives Unit and directly supervise 2 FTE, coordinate digitization work between Library units and departments and serve as a member of the Metadata, Preservation, & Digital Initiatives Management Team.

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Open Data: The Researcher Perspective

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access, Open Science, Publishing on April 7th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Elsevier and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies have released Open Data: The Researcher Perspective .

Here's an excerpt:

Combining information from a bibliometric analysis, a survey and case studies, this report examines how researchers share data, the attitudes of researchers toward sharing data, and why researchers might be reticent to share data.

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Open Access and Scholarly Communication Librarian at Iowa State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 7th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Iowa State University is recruiting a Open Access and Scholarly Communication Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will support ongoing scholarly communication education and activities in the library and across campus by providing workshops, information sessions, events, and creating resources. You will work with the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communication and Collections, Scholarly Publication Librarian (Digital Repository), and Data Services Librarian to promote campus awareness and use of open access resources and publishing options for authors, researchers, and students. You will be expected to stay current in scholarly communication, open access, open educational resources, federal public access mandates, academic publishing developments, and the activities of national and international organizations related to scholarly communication such as SPARC or Hathi Trust.

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"Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) Launches with Early Success"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Open Access, Publishing on April 7th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

ARL has released "Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) Launches with Early Success."

Here's an excerpt:

Six organizations today announced the establishment of the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC): OpenCitations, the Wikimedia Foundation, PLOS, eLife, DataCite, and the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University. The Association of Research Libraries is among 33 stakeholder projects and organizations—including the California Digital Library, the Center for Open Science, the Internet Archive, Mozilla, and the Wellcome Trust—that have formally put their names behind I4OC in support of openly accessible citations.

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Fellow in Open Access & Education Initiatives at Southern Utah University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 6th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Southern Utah University is recruiting a Fellow in Open Access & Education Initiatives.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position will be the driving force in the University’s open textbook initiative. Will work with individual faculty and departments looking for opportunities to adopt open access textbooks across the curriculum with priority on general education courses. Will track adoptions, effect on student learning, and fiscal savings for students.

This position is a four-year term, non-tenure track appointment.

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