Archive for October, 2017

"’Let the Community Decide’? The Vision and Reality of Soundness-Only Peer Review in Open-Access Mega-Journals"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on October 25th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Valerie Spezi et al. have published "'Let the Community Decide'? The Vision and Reality of Soundness-Only Peer Review in Open-Access Mega-Journals" in the Journal of Documentation.

Here's an excerpt:

Findings suggest that in reality criteria beyond technical or scientific soundness can and do influence editorial decisions. Deviations from the original OAMJ model are both publisher supported (in the form of requirements for an article to be “worthy” of publication) and practice driven (in the form of some reviewers and editors applying traditional peer review criteria to OAMJ submissions). Also publishers believe post-publication evaluation of novelty, significance and relevance remains problematic.

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Records Manager/Digital Archivist at Brown University

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

Brown University is recruiting a Records Manager/Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the University Archivist and Assistant Director of the John Hay Library, the Records Manager/Digital Archivist will develop and implement a records management program for institutional records in both analog and digital formats.

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The State of Open Data Report 2017

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Repositories, Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Self-Archiving on October 24th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Figshare has released The State of Open Data Report 2017.

Here's an excerpt:

Its key finding is that open data has become more embedded in the research community—82% of survey respondents are aware of open data sets and more researchers are curating their data for sharing.

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Digital Scholarship Librarian at University of California San Diego

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

The University of California San Diego is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Scholarship Librarian will facilitate and play a leading role in the Library’s digital scholarship activities, contributing towards the vision and development of forthcoming initiatives, including a center to support digital scholarship, and to provide a more cohesive and holistic service environment for scholars. Working with other librarians, staff, and campus partners, the incumbent will develop, implement, expand, and sustain services, including the technical infrastructure, that advance Library and campus digital scholarship activities to support contemporary research, teaching and learning practices.

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"Who Owns Digital Science?"

Posted in Open Access, Open Science, Publishing on October 24th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Roger C. Schonfeld has published "Who Owns Digital Science?" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Here's an excerpt:

Other publishers—and libraries and universities—that are working in collaboration with, or customers of, various Digital Science businesses might wish to give greater attention to the implications. First, Digital Science itself may soon become an operating unit of Springer Nature. Second, this could well yield changes to the Digital Science strategy, if its current model as an investor were to give way to the operating integrations that have been a hallmark of Elsevier’s strategy.

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Digital Archivist at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Archivist is primarily responsible for coordinating the retention, preservation, and long-term accessibility of born-digital records. This position provides support for records creators and users at strategic points in the records life cycle by managing the University Records Management Program, working with manuscript collection donors on their born-digital records, and implementing workflows to preserve and provide access to born-digital records for the future.

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"Try Our New, Experimental PubMed Search and User Interface in PubMed Labs"

Posted in Google and Other Search Engines, Publishing on October 20th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

NCBI has released "Try Our New, Experimental PubMed Search and User Interface in PubMed Labs."

Here's an excerpt:

NLM needs your input. We are experimenting with a new PubMed search algorithm, as well as a modern, mobile-first user interface, and want to know what you think. You can try out these experimental elements at PubMed Labs, a website we created for the very purpose of giving potential new PubMed features a test drive and gathering user opinions.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of Idaho

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

The University of Idaho is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Dean, this position will work within the Data and Digital Services (DDS) department and closely collaborate with other library units such as Special Collections and Archives and User and Research Services. This position will work with the Head of DDS to oversee the day-to-day operations of the digital initiatives laboratory and will work closely with members of the DDS department to maintain and monitor the functionality of the libraries many online representations, including the library website, digital collections, and VIVO application

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"ARL Awarded Sloan Grant to Help Preserve Software, Save Cultural Record, Advance Discovery"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Research Libraries on October 20th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

ARL has released "ARL Awarded Sloan Grant to Help Preserve Software, Save Cultural Record, Advance Discovery."

Here's an excerpt:

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has been awarded a $315,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to develop and disseminate a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation. This code will give individuals and institutions clear guidance on the legality of archiving software, in order to ensure continued access to digital files of all kinds and to offer hands-on understanding of the history of technology.

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Digital Art: September’s Chalk and Charcoal Drawings, Pastel Drawings, and Oil Paintings

Posted in Digital Art on October 19th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

In September, I continued to transform public domain photos into chalk and charcoal drawings, pastel drawings, and oil paintings using a variety of Photoshop plug-ins and Topaz Impression. Full-size download images (8×10" or 8×12") and descriptions of the processing steps involved are freely available on Flickr. The arkwork images are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Digital Oil Painting of Two Windmills in Holland

Digital Oil Painting of Lauterbrunnen

Digital Pastel Drawing of Ca' Vendramin Calergi

Digital Oil Painting of Bream Bay

Digital Pastel Drawing of Sunset in a Forest in Sweden

Digital Chalk and Charcoal Drawing of the Two Thumb Range

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Licensing & Copyright Librarian at Arizona State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 19th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Arizona State University is recruiting a Licensing & Copyright Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, knowledgeable, and service-oriented licensing professional to lead the licensing program for the library collections held by ASU. This includes managing production demands of a licensing negotiation workflow; negotiating, revising, and updating conditions and terms of library and other related documentation in compliance with state and institutional requirements; and tracking, recording, and storing license details in the ASU Library services platform.

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"DIY DOI: Leveraging the DOI Infrastructure to Simplify Digital Preservation and Repository Management"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Linking, Linked Data, and Semantic Web, Metadata on October 19th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Kyle Banerjee and David Forero have published "DIY DOI: Leveraging the DOI Infrastructure to Simplify Digital Preservation and Repository Management" in Code4Lib Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

This article describes methods for how staff with modest technical expertise can leverage the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) infrastructure in combination with third party storage and preservation solutions to build safer, more useful, and easier to manage repositories at much lower cost than is normally possible with standalone systems. It also demonstrates how understanding the underlying mechanisms and questioning the assumptions of technology metaphors such as filesystems can lead to seeing and using tools in new and more powerful ways.

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