Archive for May, 2017

Digital Preservation Coordinator at Virginia Tech

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 31st, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Virginia Tech is recruiting a Digital Preservation Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help expand a digital preservation program at a Carnegie R1: Research University and ARL member library. The successful applicant will work with diverse collections of 3D images, digitized archival materials, cultural heritage artifacts, audio-visual formats, and biodiversity specimens. The Digital Preservation Coordinator will report to the Assistant Director for Digital Imaging and Preservation Services.

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"Steady Growth of Articles in Fully OA Journals Using a CC-BY License"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on May 31st, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

OASPA has released "Steady Growth of Articles in Fully OA Journals Using a CC-BY License."

Here's an excerpt:

A total of 905,687 articles were published with the CC BY license in open access-only journals by members of OASPA during the period shown above [2000-2016], with 189,529 of those being published in 2016.

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Research Data & Collections Librarian, Knowledge and Library Services at Harvard University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 31st, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Harvard University is recruiting a Research Data & Collections Librarian, Knowledge and Library Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position manages the Research Data Program and is a key member of the Baker Library Collections team, ensuring that Harvard Business School and Harvard University have access to premier library collections and information resources.

The Research Data and Collections Librarian works closely with a cross-departmental team, providing collaborative coordination to meet the goals of both the Baker Research Data Program and Baker Library collections. . . . This position reports to the Senior Director of Baker Research Services and also supports the Manager of Business Information Resources.

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Untangling Academic Publishing: A History of the Relationship between Commercial Interests, Academic Prestige and the Circulation of Research

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on May 31st, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Aileen Fyfe et al. have self-archived "Untangling Academic Publishing: A History of the Relationship between Commercial Interests, Academic Prestige and the Circulation of Research."

Here's an excerpt:

This briefing paper aims to provide a historical perspective that can inform the debates about what the future of academic publishing should look like We argue that current policy regarding open access publishing, and many of the other proposals for the reform of academic publishing, have been too focused on the opportunities and financial challenges of the most recent changes in digital communications technologies and have given undue weight to commercial concerns.

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DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 5/31/2017

Posted in Announcements on May 25th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 5/31/2017.

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Digital Projects Librarian at Frostburg State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 25th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Frostburg State University is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the direction of the Library Director and in collaboration with the User Services and Library Technology Divisions, manage digital collections and implement digital projects from inception to completion. Coordinate cross-departmental project workflows and identify collection development opportunities, including seeking grant funding. Research, plan, and provide technical expertise for digital initiatives. Support digital content creation and conversion, interoperability of platforms, and integration of digital resources into library web pages, as well as opportunities for expanding digital services. Manage and promote the local instance of the MD-SOAR shared digital repository platform.

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Southeast Asian Digital Archive (SEADA) Archivist at University of Massachusetts Lowell

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 25th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is recruiting a Southeast Asian Digital Archive (SEADA) Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Southeast Asian Digital Archive (SEADA) is an initiative of CAAS in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Lowell Libraries. The SEADA seeks to establish a public, user-friendly repository of cultural heritage materials related to Southeast Asians in New England. In consultation with the SEADA Advisory Board (CAAS faculty and community members), the SEADA Archivist will help lay the foundations for a sustainable, discoverable digital archive.

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"Developing Criteria to Establish Trusted Digital Repositories"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories on May 25th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

John Faundeen has published "Developing Criteria to Establish Trusted Digital Repositories" in Data Science Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper details the drivers, methods, and outcomes of the U.S. Geological Survey’s quest to establish criteria by which to judge its own digital preservation resources as Trusted Digital Repositories. . . . The methods entailed seeking existing evaluation criteria from national and international organizations such as International Standards Organization (ISO), U.S. Library of Congress, and Data Seal of Approval upon which to model USGS repository evaluations. Certification, complexity, cost, and usability of existing evaluation models were key considerations. The selected evaluation method was derived to allow the repository evaluation process to be transparent, understandable, and defensible; factors that are critical for judging competing, internal units. Implementing the chosen evaluation criteria involved establishing a cross-agency, multi-disciplinary team that interfaced across the organization.

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Studio Librarian at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 24th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is recruiting a Studio Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Director of Studio, this position provides support for the Studio as learning environment and digital development area. The Studio Librarian works with students and faculty to support the effective and innovative use of multimedia and instructional technologies in teaching and research across the UTC campus.

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"Administration’s FY 2018 Budget Request Includes $23 Million to Start Wind-Down of IMLS Operations"

Posted in Legislation and Government Regulation, Libraries, Research Libraries on May 24th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

IMLS has released "Administration's FY 2018 Budget Request Includes $23 Million to Start Wind-Down of IMLS Operations."

Here's an excerpt:

Today, President Donald J. Trump released his FY 2018 budget request to Congress, which includes $23 million for administrative expenses to begin conducting a closeout of operations of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) starting in Fiscal Year 2018. IMLS is one of several independent agencies designated for elimination in the FY 2018 budget request. The budget request expands upon the initial Administration budget request released in March, proposing the elimination of IMLS. The request released today includes no funding for IMLS grant programs.

See also: "IMLS Frequently Asked Questions on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 President’s Budget Request."

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Systems Programmer III at University of Southern California

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 24th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Southern California is recruiting a Systems Programmer III.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Systems Programmer III will be responsible for operating, maintaining, and developing data storage and retrieval systems for the Digital Repository. The successful candidate will be tasked with developing and maintaining scripts and small utilities to manage Digital Repository (DR) archive assets including transfers to mirror locations, audits of archive integrity and recovery of data from mirror locations. In addition, the Systems Programmer III will manage and maintain Digital Repository data storage systems, including EMC Isilon, Data Domain, Avamar and ECS and Oracle Diva.

This is fixed term position with an anticipated end date of June 30, 2020

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"Research Data Management in Academic Institutions: A Scoping Review"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on May 24th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Laure Perrier et al. have published "Research Data Management in Academic Institutions: A Scoping Review" in PLOS ONE.

Here's an excerpt:

Interest in research data management in the global community is on the rise. Recent activity has included the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation moving their open access/open data policy, considered to be exceptionally strong, into force at the beginning of 2017 [10]. Researchers working towards a solution to the Zika virus organized themselves to publish all epidemiological and clinical data as soon as it was gathered and analyzed [11]. Fecher and colleagues [12] conducted a systematic review focusing on data sharing to support the development of a conceptual framework, however it lacked rigorous methods, such as the use of a comprehensive search strategy [13]. Another review on data sharing was conducted by Bull and colleagues [14] that examined stakeholders' perspectives on ethical best practices but focused specifically on low- and middle-income settings. In this scoping review, we aim to assess the research literature that examines research data management as it relates to academic institutions. It is a time of increasing activity in the area of research data management [15] and higher learning institutions need to be ready to address this change, as well as provide support for their faculty and researchers. Identifying the current state of the literature so there is a clear understanding of the evidence in the area will provide guidance in planning strategies for services and support, as well as outlining essential areas for future research endeavors in research data management. The purpose of this study is to describe the volume, topics, and methodological nature of the existing research literature on research data management in academic institutions.

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