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Director of Libraries at Colby College

Posted in Research Libraries on December 7th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Colby College is recruiting a Director of Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Director will have an opportunity to connect the libraries, not only with faculty, students, and the community, but also with a new senior leadership team and a uniquely ambitious program of institutional transformation. This endeavor, supported by the largest fundraising campaign ever undertaken by a liberal arts college ($750 million, with over $380 million already received), seeks to move Colby into the very top group of elite liberal arts colleges.

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Vice Provost, Libraries and Cultural Resources at University of Calgary

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on December 5th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Calgary is recruiting a Vice Provost, Libraries and Cultural Resources.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and interfacing as a collaborative member of the Provost Team, the Vice Provost, Libraries and Cultural Resources is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the LCR unit, and for the effective use of its resources. The Vice Provost will develop and administer a vision, policies, and procedures to ensure a high level of service to the community of LCR users is achieved, in support of their research and learning needs.

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"No, Fair! Evolving Perspectives on Excessive Use in Research"

Posted in Copyright, Libraries, Licenses, Publishing, Research Libraries on November 30th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Angela Rathmel has published "No, Fair! Evolving Perspectives on Excessive Use in Research" in ACRLog.

Here's an excerpt:

Publishers take an even heavier hand when responding to excessive use breaches. Blocking the user's IP access, or sometimes an entire campus IP range, presumes malicious intent (which it almost never is). This response also exaggerates the stakes involved and misunderstands what is necessary to perform digital research. Strict reinterpretation of print use restrictions in the online environment denies advances in research technology, from basic citation management software to APIs used for text and data mining. It also ignores the very structure of the linked-data world we live in.

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Dean of Libraries at University of Kentucky

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on November 28th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Kentucky is recruiting a Dean of Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Dean will lead with passion, creativity and excellence to cultivate an interactive environment for interdisciplinary discovery and research, while transforming our libraries into hubs of life-long learning. This position will work collaboratively with library and academic leadership, to direct the College and support the goals of Kentucky’s flagship, land-grant University’s strategic plan.

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Vice Provost for University Libraries / University Librarian at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on November 22nd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is recruiting a Vice Provost for University Libraries / University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Vice Provost works to increase the library's financial support from internal and external sources and leverages and aligns those resources to facilitate strategic priorities and needs, to transform the library's physical spaces to support evolving needs around teaching, learning and research, to develop staff skills and roles that align with the rapidly changing roles libraries play in supporting research and scholarship, to develop and enhance access to relevant, distinct and engaging content and collections, and to develop and engage in campus, regional, national and international partnerships to develop economies of scale that facilitate scholarship and better support the mission of the university and the library.

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Research Libraries Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age: LIBER Europe Strategy 2018-2022

Posted in Research Libraries on November 22nd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

LIBER has released Research Libraries Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age: LIBER Europe Strategy 2018-2022.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Three Strategic Directions are at the heart of our Strategy, positioning research libraries as Platforms for Innovative Scholarly Communication, Hubs for Digital Skills & Services and Partners in Research Infrastructure. Activities under each direction will provide direct support to LIBER's network of 400+ libraries.

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"Anne Kenney Named Interim ARL Executive Director"

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on November 16th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

ARL has released "Anne Kenney Named Interim ARL Executive Director."

Here's an excerpt:

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Board of Directors has appointed Anne R. Kenney as interim executive director of the Association, effective January 1, 2018.

Kenney served as Carl A. Kroch university librarian at Cornell University from April 2008 to April 2017, when she went on research leave until her retirement on October 31. She started at Cornell in 1987, serving as associate director for the department of preservation and conservation, and then as associate university librarian for instruction, research, and information services, before advancing to the position of university librarian.

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"Digital Music Libraries: Librarian Perspectives and the Challenges Ahead"

Posted in Digital Media, Libraries, Research Libraries on November 16th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Meghan Goodchild has published "Digital Music Libraries: Librarian Perspectives and the Challenges Ahead" in CAML Review.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper reports the results of a survey targeting current members of the Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (CAML) that investigated the extent to which the current designs and structures of digital music libraries meet the needs of librarians in collecting, preserving, organizing, and disseminating diverse types of music documents. The challenges and barriers experienced in hosting digital collections are discussed. The gap between the current and ideal functionalities, as well as the future possibilities, are explored.

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"Leading Across Boundaries: Collaborative Leadership and the Institutional Repository in Research Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Research Libraries, Self-Archiving on November 15th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

David M. Seaman has self-archived "Leading Across Boundaries: Collaborative Leadership and the Institutional Repository in Research Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges."

Here's an excerpt:

Two methodologies—content analysis of IR web pages and surveys of library directors and IR developers—were employed to determine if IRs revealed evidence of collaborative leadership. The study populations were those members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Oberlin Group of liberal arts colleges that operated IR services by July 2014 (146 institutions overall). The research examined if IR format, size, age, nomenclature, or technology platform varied between ARL and Oberlin Group members. It asked if there is any difference in the perception of collaborative leadership traits, perceived IR success, or collaborative involvement with stakeholder communities between ARL and Oberlin Group members or between library directors and IR developers. The study found evidence of all six collaborative leadership traits being examined: assessing the environment for collaboration, creating clarity, building trust, sharing power, developing people, and self-reflection.

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Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian at Wesleyan University

Posted in Research Libraries on November 14th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Wesleyan University is recruiting a Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University Librarian serves as the main public voice for the Library and participates actively in many collaborations both on and off campus. The University Librarian directly supervises the work of the Library leadership team of two Associate University Librarians, the Science Librarian, and the Director of Special Collections & Archives, who manage the day to day operations of their respective areas. The University Librarian also supervises the Archaeological Collections Manager and the Curator of the Davison Art Collection.

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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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University Librarian at Boston University

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on October 27th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Boston University is recruiting a University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Boston University Libraries seeks a transformational leader who will re-envision a 21st century hybrid library with an advanced capacity to support research teaching and learning across geographic, language, and disciplinary borders, leveraging innovations in digital and information technology.

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