Archive for the 'Scholarly Communication' Category

Roy Tennant: "Remembering PACS-L"

Posted in Libraries, Scholarly Communication on December 2nd, 2015

Roy Tennant has published "Remembering PACS-L" in The Digital Shift.

Here's an excerpt:

For quite a while this list was where everything new in librarianship was happening. Despite its name, topics well beyond public access computer systems were discussed and debated. It was, in a nutshell, an essential place to hear and be heard. Its like was never to be again, as since then online communication channels have burgeoned and diversified.

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    DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 11/30/2015

    Posted in Scholarly Communication on November 23rd, 2015

    DigitalKoans posts will resume on 11/30/2015.

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      Office of Scholarly Communication: Scope, Organizational Placement, and Planning in Ten Research Libraries

      Posted in ARL Libraries, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries, Scholarly Communication on November 20th, 2015

      Ithaka S+R has released Office of Scholarly Communication: Scope, Organizational Placement, and Planning in Ten Research Libraries.

      Here's an excerpt:

      The project was designed to gather basic information about these issues at some of the largest research-intensive university libraries. It finds categorical differences in the vision for the scholarly communications unit and its organizational placement, as well as associated differences in staffing and budget.

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        "UCL Press: The UK’s ‘First Fully Open Access’ University Press"

        Posted in Scholarly Communication on November 12th, 2015

        Paul Ayris and Lara Speicher have published "UCL Press: The UK's 'First Fully Open Access' University Press" in Insights: the UKSG Journal.

        Here's an excerpt:

        UCL Press first came into existence as a commercial publisher in 1991, reaching its zenith as a publisher in around 1996. After that, activity diminished and publishing effectively came to an end. UCL Press was relaunched in June 2015 as 'the first fully OA university press in the UK'. It forms a substantial contribution to the UCL 20344 strategy to deliver UCL as an accessible and publicly engaged organization. It also feeds the wider global move towards open science. UCL has a reputation as a disruptive innovator, and the relaunch of UCL Press carries on that noble tradition into the 21st century.

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          Chair, Libraries Information Technology at University of Florida

          Posted in Scholarly Communication on October 9th, 2015

          The University of Florida is recruiting a Chair, Libraries Information Technology .

          Here's an excerpt from the ad:

          The Chair of the Libraries Information Technology (IT Chair) department is a tenure track library faculty position responsible for leading a service oriented department of approximately 20 staff members that research, develop, optimize and support advanced information systems and technology for the Smathers Libraries.

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            "Scholarship beyond the Word"

            Posted in Digital Media, Scholarly Communication on September 18th, 2015

            Tara McPherson has published "Scholarship beyond the Word" in EDUCAUSE Review.

            Here's an excerpt:

            If the early web tended to privilege text, today's web is deeply multimodal-full of image, sound, and video. The online photo-sharing site Flickr hosts billions of images, with roughly 1.83 million images uploaded daily in 2014; Instagram, launched in 2010, now surpasses 70 million photo uploads a day. An average of 300 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute.

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              Guidelines for the Evaluation of Digital Scholarship in History

              Posted in Scholarly Communication on September 15th, 2015

              The American Historical Association has released Guidelines for the Evaluation of Digital Scholarship in History.

              Here's an excerpt:

              The American Historical Association has established this committee to help ensure that our profession acts in far-sighted ways as the digital presence grows. Most concretely, it seeks to help clarify the policies associated with the evaluation of scholarly work in digital forms. . . .

              Because academic contributions in the emergent digital environment can take many forms, the AHA has asked the committee to examine not only "work that can be seen as analogous to print scholarship that is reviewable by peers (i.e. journal articles and books), but also to address the myriad uses of digital technology for research, teaching, pedagogy, and even some that might be described as service."

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                Copyright Specialists at University of Michigan

                Posted in Scholarly Communication on September 10th, 2015

                The University of Michigan is recruiting two Copyright Specialists.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                The University Library seeks two service-oriented, dynamic, and innovative individuals for the position of Copyright Specialist. Reporting to the Lead Copyright Officer, the successful candidates will assist in the development of guidelines, policy, and advocacy on copyright issues to the University and Library communities. This may include guidance on copyright and related aspects of the Library's scholarly communications and digital collections initiatives, and developing and providing regular educational workshops for the campus community.

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                  "Opening-up the Early Stages of Research: New Journal Rio to Publish Research Proposals"

                  Posted in Scholarly Communication on September 3rd, 2015

                  Ross Mounce has published "Opening-up the Early Stages of Research: New Journal Rio to Publish Research Proposals" in the LSE Impact of Social Sciences.

                  Here's an excerpt:

                  Research Ideas & Outcomes (RIO) is the latest scholarly journal seeking to fix the broken scientific publishing system. It has been created specifically to enable and encourage the entire research cycle to be published, including research proposals and ideas.

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                    PubPeer Foundation Launches

                    Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Journals on September 3rd, 2015

                    The PubPeer Foundation has been established.

                    Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                    The overarching goal of the Foundation is to help improve the quality of scientific research by enabling innovative approaches for community interaction. Our initial focus will be on maintaining and developing the PubPeer online platform for post-publication peer review.

                    See also: "PubPeer's Secret Is Out: Founder of Controversial Website Reveals Himself."

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                      The Once and Future Publishing Library

                      Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Communication on August 3rd, 2015

                      The Council on Library and Information Resources has released The Once and Future Publishing Library .

                      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                      The report explores the revitalization of library publishing and its possible future, and examines elements that influence the success and sustainability of library publishing initiatives.

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                        "Scholarly Communication as a Core Competency: Prevalence, Activities, and Concepts of Scholarly Communication Librarianship as Shown through Job Advertisements"

                        Posted in Open Access, Research Libraries, Scholarly Communication on July 7th, 2015

                        Craig Finlay et al. have published "Scholarly Communication as a Core Competency: Prevalence, Activities, and Concepts of Scholarly Communication Librarianship as Shown through Job Advertisements" in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

                        Here's an excerpt:

                        INTRODUCTION The dynamic nature of the scholarly communication landscape has produced a need for the creation of positions specifically focused on these issues. Yet, no clear title or job description for scholarly communication librarianship has emerged. The lack of standardization in this area is problematic for educators, professionals, and prospective professionals. METHODS Analyzing 13,869 job advertisements published between 2006 and 2014, this study attempts to examine the prevalence of scholarly communication terms and activities and the types of positions in which these terms and activities appear. RESULTS This study finds an increase in the use of the term "scholarly communication" in the title or text of job advertisements over the last nine years, with more than 7% of positions in the most recent year containing the term. CONCLUSIONS An analysis of the levels of engagement with scholarly communication demonstrates that jobs with substantial levels of engagement are increasing; whereas those requiring passive knowledge or awareness of scholarly communication issues are decreasing. Jobs with scholarly communication as a primary job responsibility are differentiated by a focus on repositories, open access, copyright, authors' rights, and intellectual property differentiate core scholarly communication positions.

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