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Data Management Specialist at Colorado State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 14th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Colorado State University is recruiting a Data Management Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position is responsible for the coordination and deployment of data services during the research life cycle. This includes advising researchers on creating and implementing data management plans at CSU; partnering with the College Liaison Librarians in outreach to CSU faculty, working with the Data Management Committee, the Information Science & Technology Center (ISTeC), and the Office of the Vice President for Research; and providing training and consulting services.

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"Cost Estimates of an Open Access Mandate for Monographs in the UK’s Third Research Excellence Framework"

Posted in E-Books, Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books on November 14th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Martin Paul Eve et al. have published "Cost Estimates of an Open Access Mandate for Monographs in the UK's Third Research Excellence Framework" in Insights.

Here's an excerpt:

The recent ‘Consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework' (REF) in the UK contains an annex that signals the extension of the open access mandate to monographs. In the service of promoting discussion, rather than prescribing a forward route, this article estimates the costs of implementing such a mandate based on REF 2014 volume, taking the criteria signalled in the annex, and identifies funding sources that could support it. We estimate that to publish 75% of anticipated monographic submission output for the next REF would require approximately £96m investment over the census period. This is equivalent to £19.2m per year. Academic library budgets as they are currently apportioned would not support this cost. However, these sums are but a fraction of the total quality-related funding, Arts and Humanities Research Council and Economic and Social Research Council budgets. We close with a series of provocative suggestions for how the mandate could be implemented.

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