Archive for October, 2017

Digital Repository Librarian at Lafayette College

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 16th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Lafayette College is recruiting a Digital Repository Librarian .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Department of Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) at Lafayette College Libraries seeks a curious, ambitious Digital Repository Librarian eager to grow professionally in the dynamic field of open-source digital repository implementation. As a Samvera partner institution, Lafayette College Libraries is committed to the values of open-source software development for academic libraries and digital scholarship. We are currently in the process of migrating our digital assets from an Islandora framework to a Samvera framework.

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Director of Digital Scholarship & Scholarly Communications at Vanderbilt University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 13th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Vanderbilt University is recruiting a Director of Digital Scholarship & Scholarly Communications .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Director of Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications identifies and accelerates the adoption of new and emerging forms of 21st century digital research and learning. These technologies include, but are not limited to, data visualization, digital text editing, geospatial analysis, linked data, network analysis, and the semantic web. In this role you will also promote fair use, open access, and open licensing to extend the reach of digital projects and publications.

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Simon Fraser University and Virginia Commonwealth University to Join ARL

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on October 13th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Simon Fraser University and Virginia Commonwealth University will Join ARL at the start of 2018.

Read more about it at: "Simon Fraser University Becomes 124th Member of ARL" and "Virginia Commonwealth University Becomes 125th Member of ARL."

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Senior Electronic Resources Coordinator at University of Illinois

Posted in Electronic Resources Jobs on October 13th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Illinois is recruiting a Senior Electronic Resources Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Illinois seeks a Senior Electronic Resources Coordinator to support the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), provide statewide digital/electronic information, database products and services to more than 730,000 students, faculty and staff in over 150 higher education institutions located throughout Illinois. In support of CARLI’s mission, the Senior Electronic Resources Coordinator provides technical services, coordination and assistance to participating institutions.

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"Q&A with PLOS Co-founder Michael Eisen"

Posted in Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on October 13th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Richard Poynder has published "Q&A with PLOS Co-founder Michael Eisen" in Open and Shut?.

Here's an excerpt:

ME [Michael Eisen]: The most important thing to do now is to get publishers—commercial and non-profit—out of the process. The whole industry is unnecessary and needlessly cumbersome and expensive. We should all just publish in places like bioRxiv (assuming its software gets better and produces finished documents people are happy to read) and do all peer review post publication. There should be little or no money transacted in the process—the infrastructure should be subsidized so it’s free to both publish and access all the content.

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"Authors Alliance & Creative Commons Launch New Termination of Transfer Tool"

Posted in Copyright, Publishing on October 13th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Authors Alliance has released "Authors Alliance & Creative Commons Launch New Termination of Transfer Tool."

Here's an excerpt:

Termination of transfer allows creators (or, in some cases, their family members) to regain copyrights to creative works they may have signed away decades ago. Our tool helps them understand if those termination rights exist, and if not, when they may exist in the future. With rights back in hand, authors have many options for getting their works in front of new audiences, from sharing their works with the public using a Creative Commons license to negotiating new agreements with publishers.

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Lots of Institutional Repositories Keep E-prints Safe

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Digital Repositories, Disciplinary Archives, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on October 12th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The seductive allure of a commercial mega repository is two-fold: (1) everything is conveniently in one place, and (2) a company is taking care of the dreary and expensive business of running it.

Everything seems fine: problem solved! That is until something goes wrong, such as the repository being bought and controlled by a publisher or being threatened by lawsuits by a coterie of publishers.

Then it's important to remember: it's a company, and companies exist to make a profit.

Heh, companies are great. I wouldn't have just had that tasty cup of coffee without them. But, we should be very clear about what motivates companies and controls their behavior. And we shouldn't be shocked if they do things that aren't motivated by lofty goals.

I know: institutional repositories are hard work. The bloom is off the rose. But they exist to serve higher education, not make money, and they part of the academic communities they serve. And they can't be bought. And their universities don't often go out of business. And there are a lot of them. And they are not likely to be attractive targets for lawsuits unless something has gone very, very wrong at the local level.

Copyright is complicated. No one is advocating that we ignore it and just shove e-prints into IR's willy-nilly. Getting faculty to understand the ins and outs of e-print copyright is no picnic, nor is monitoring for compliance. But the battle is easier to fight at the local level where one-on-one faculty to librarian communication is possible.

For self-archiving to flourish in the long run, institutional repositories must flourish. By and large, librarians establish, run, and support them, and they are the quiet heroes of green open access who will continue to provide a sustainable and reliable infrastructure for self-archiving.

Library Systems Analyst at Augusta University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on October 12th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Augusta University is recruiting a Library Systems Analyst .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The duties include but are not limited to: creating and maintaining web pages for Greenblatt Library. Collaborating and coordinating on web issues with Library Client Support Specialist at Reese Library.

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"Has the Open Access Movement Delayed the Revolution?"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Disciplinary Archives, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on October 12th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Richard Poynder has published "Has the Open Access Movement Delayed the Revolution?" in Open and Shut?.

Here's an excerpt:

As I said, publishers are also co-opting green OA. They are doing this by buying up repository platforms like SSRN and bepress, for instance, and by imposing lengthy embargoes before green OA papers can be made freely available. Again, the OA movement has assisted in this by, for instance, advocating for and supporting OA policies that accept publisher-imposed embargoes as a given, and by partnering with publishers in initiatives that turn repositories into little more than search interfaces. This has the effect of directing users away from repositories to legacy publishers’ sites (see here for instance, and here).

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Senior Software Developer/Analyst at the University of Texas at Austin

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 12th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Texas at Austin is recruiting a Senior Software Developer/Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

In collaboration with LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, design, develop, maintain, and enhance the Latin American Digital Initiatives (LADI) technical infrastructure in order to meet the goals outlined in the Mellon-funded project, "Cultivating a Latin American Post-Custodial Praxis."

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"Penn Libraries to End Partnership with bepress"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Self-Archiving on October 12th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries has released "Penn Libraries to End Partnership with bepress."

Here's an excerpt:

In August, bepress sold their company to Elsevier, a business with a history of aggressive confidentiality agreements, steep price increases, and opaque data mining practices. In their acquisition of bepress and other companies like SSRN and Mendeley, Elsevier demonstrates a move toward the consolidation and monopolization of products and services impacting all areas of the research lifecycle.

We are worried about the long-term impacts from these acquisitions and are concerned that such changes are not in the best interests of the library community. Therefore, we feel obligated to begin exploring alternatives.

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Digital Art: August’s Pastel Drawings and Oil Paintings

Posted in Digital Art on October 11th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

In August, I continued to transform public domain photos into 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 available on Flickr. The arkwork images are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Digital Oil Painting of Blackpool Central Pier

Digital Oil Painting of Artist Point

Digital Pastel Drawing of a Street in Candelario

Digital Pastel Drawing of a Joshua Tree

Digital Pastel Drawing of Anaktuvuk Pass

Digital Pastel Drawing of a Street in Montmartre

Digital Pastel Drawing of Mountains in Guoxing Township

Digital Oil Pastel Drawing of New Brighton Pier

Digital Oil Painting of a Shoemaker and His Family in Jerusalem

Digital Oil Sticks Painting of Lake Tekapo

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