Archive for June, 2017

An Analysis of Open Data and Open Science Policies in Europe, May 2017

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access, Open Science on June 2nd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

SPARC Europe has released An Analysis of Open Data and Open Science Policies in Europe, May 2017 .

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Among the report’s most striking findings: 11 of the 28 European Union member states, as well as Norway and Switzerland, have national, research data-related policies in place. Of these, all were implemented in the past eight years, with most having taken effect recently. In about half of the countries, research data is covered under the same policy that applies to Open Access or Open Science.

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Director, Library Technology and Digital Strategies at Emory University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 2nd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Emory University is recruiting a Director, Library Technology and Digital Strategies.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Assistant Director for Library Technology oversees the Library Technology Department, which includes both the Library Core Systems Team and the Software Engineering Team. As a key member of the larger LTDS Division, the Assistant Director collaborates with staff within the division, as well as staff across Emory’s libraries to ensure the highest level of engagement and effectiveness for the university. Additionally, the Assistant Director contributes to the strategic and annual planning for the Division.

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"Digital Public Library of America to Pilot eBook Lending in Fall"

Posted in Digital Libraries, Digital Repositories, E-Books, Libraries, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books on June 2nd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

DPLA has released "Digital Public Library of America to Pilot eBook Lending in Fall."

Here's an excerpt:

Planned for this fall, DPLA will be lending ebooks in what it hopes is a streamlined, non-proprietary and vendorless platform.

While ebook lending has grown fast among US public libraries, the process is not always seamless. Book discovery, borrowing, and consumption must happen within the provide'’s app or website. DPLA wants to create a process that isn’t as specific, and one that works with a broader range of content producers for better access to ebooks.

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Senior User Experience Design and Development Engineer at University of Virginia

Posted in Library IT Jobs on June 1st, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Virginia is recruiting a Senior User Experience Design and Development Engineer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position performs design and front-end development work on large-scale and complex web and software projects, contributing expertise in user interaction design, visual design, and web accessibility. The Senior UX Design and Development Engineer applies innovative approaches to conceiving and delivering impactful and pleasant user experiences across the Library's web environment that maintain the Library's brand standards. This position plays an important role in ensuring the short- and long-term stability, usability, and accessibility of UVA Library's web presences and software products while meeting or exceeding user expectations based on research studies and data. I

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"Detours and Diversions—Do Open Access Publishers Face New Barriers?"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on June 1st, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Kent Anderson has published "Detours and Diversions—Do Open Access Publishers Face New Barriers?" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Here's an excerpt:

Analyzing their [Altmetric's] Top 100 articles for 2016 (data available here), 70% of the Top 100 articles were published behind paywalls. Given the preponderance of paywalled journals, it may be tempting to interpret a 30% rate of non-paywalled articles in the data as an indication that OA journals are punching above their weight, as they comprise only 18% of papers currently, according the best available estimate. Drilling into the data, however, tells a different story. Fully 1/3 of the articles in the Top 100 categorized by Altmetric as OA come from Gold OA journals from for-profit publishers (mainly Elsevier and SpringerNature), which suggests that for-profit publishers’ promotional practices may benefit the prominence of the content they publish.

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Digital Scholarship Specialist at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 1st, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful applicant will serve as the contact point for Digital Humanities efforts for the University Libraries and will maintain communication with the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative and the Digital Innovation Lab.

Based in the Davis Library Research Hub, the Digital Scholarship Specialist will facilitate the use of Library collections in new ways by supporting researchers with projects such as online exhibits, digital maps, and text mining.

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Digital 3D Objects in Art and Humanities: Challenges of Creation, Interoperability and Preservation: White Paper

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Humanities, Reports and White Papers on June 1st, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The PARTHENOS project has released Digital 3D Objects in Art and Humanities: Challenges of Creation, Interoperability and Preservation: White Paper .

Here's an excerpt:

With this White Paper, which gathers contributions from more than 25 experts of 3D imaging, modellng and processing, as well as professionals concerned with the interoperability and sustainability of research data, the PARTHENOS project aims at laying the foundations of a comprehensive environment centered on the researchers' practices concerning 3D digital objects. The topics addressed in the document are meant to help to ensure the development of standardized good practices relating to the production, the handling, the long-term conservation and the reuse of 3D objects.

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