"Open Access Infrastructure: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go"

Posted in Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Publishing on September 18th, 2014

Cynthia Hodgson has published "Open Access Infrastructure: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go" in Information Standards Quarterly.

Here's an excerpt:

There's no doubt that open access is here to stay, but the underlying infrastructure needed to support and sustain OA publishing is still very much in its development stages. This article, through a series of interviews with experts in the OA arena, highlights some of the major areas of infrastructure that are needed including institutional policies, compliance tracking and reporting, publishing tools, new economic models and licensing, and sustainability.

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    Database & Metadata Management Coordinator at Rice University

    Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 18th, 2014

    Rice University is recruiting a Database & Metadata Management Coordinator.

    Here's an excerpt from the ad.

    The Database & Metadata Management Coordinator provides leadership in performing and managing bibliographic data quality control and database maintenance & problem resolution. This position coordinates authority control of both MARC and non-MARC metadata to ensure that they meet local and national standards. This position develops new and effective approaches to quality control, consulting with various stakeholders as appropriate. S/he serves as a liaison to authority and database enrichment vendors and manages the loading and quality control for all vendor supplied records and data. This position will collaborate with other staff to provide leadership in transitioning the department to a post-MARC communication format as we continue to contribute metadata to the local institutional repository and proactively explore linked data, the semantic Web and BIBFRAME.

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      "The Need for Research Data Inventories and the Vision for SHARE"

      Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on September 18th, 2014

      Clifford Lynch has published "The Need for Research Data Inventories and the Vision for SHARE" in Information Standards Quarterly.

      Here's an excerpt:

      There is a major movement calling for public access to the results of funded research, both in the US and globally. In parallel with these developments has been a growing focus on the importance of research data management across all fields of scholarship- essentially the idea that appropriate stewardship of data used in or arising from research is essential to preserving, communicating, and replicating scholarship. SHARE (Shared Access Research Ecosystem) is a joint project of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the two key higher education presidential associations, the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU); ARL, with generous grant funding from the Alfred P. Sloan foundation and the US Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is leading the implementation effort. This article briefly summarize the potential role of SHARE in the overall scheme of managing research data, with some emphasis on the importance of standards (both existing and to be developed) for making this vision a reality.

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        Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communication Librarian at Smith College

        Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 17th, 2014

        Smith College is recruiting a Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communication Librarian.

        Here's an excerpt from the ad.

        Lead digital scholarship initiatives for the Smith College Libraries' Teaching, Learning and Research (TLR) department, working closely with colleagues engaged in the development of digital scholarship at Smith. Promote the adoption of new models of scholarship at Smith by developing methodologies and tools of the digital humanities and social sciences for research, teaching and learning. Provide instruction and consultation services for digital projects, and serve on project teams. Facilitate the use of library content for digital scholarship creation by faculty and students. Serve as a resource for other TLR librarians who are engaged in digital scholarship; provides training and consultation. Keep abreast of new developments in digital scholarship and scholarly communication in the humanities and social sciences, and promote awareness among colleagues.

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          Next-Gen Learning Spaces, SPEC Kit 342

          Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on September 17th, 2014

          ARL has released Next-Gen Learning Spaces, SPEC Kit 342.

          Here's an excerpt:

          This SPEC Kit explores the configuration and uses of library learning spaces, the developments and transformations that have occurred over the past ten years, and future plans for learning spaces to determine where they are on a continuum between first-gen information commons and next-gen spaces. It explores five main areas related to learning spaces: what kinds of learning spaces currently exist, how these spaces have changed since their inception, and the effects these spaces have had on other library operations; the instruction, programming, and collaboration that take place in the learning spaces; and the current assessment methods for learning spaces and changes that have been made or are planned based on the results of these evaluations.

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            Digital Technologies Development Librarian at Montana State University

            Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 17th, 2014

            Montana State University is recruiting a Digital Technologies Development Librarian.

            Here's an excerpt from the ad.

            The Digital Technologies Development Librarian has primary responsibility for the development and maintenance of the software that supports the library's data services and digital scholarship programs including data management, scholarly publishing, and data visualization. Located in the Library Informatics and Computing (LIC) department, the position is a 12-month, tenure track, faculty appointment with rank as Assistant Professor. Reporting to the head of the LIC department, the Digital Technologies Development Librarian is responsible for building and maintaining MSU's digital library systems and working with the MSU Research Computing Group to integrate current best practices in data management and preservation.

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              Younger Americans and Public Libraries

              Posted in Libraries on September 17th, 2014

              The Pew Research Center has released Younger Americans and Public Libraries.

              Here's an excerpt:

              Younger Americans-those ages 16-29-especially fascinate researchers and organizations because of their advanced technology habits, their racial and ethnic diversity, their looser relationships to institutions such as political parties and organized religion, and the ways in which their social attitudes differ from their elders.

              This report pulls together several years of research into the role of libraries in the lives of Americans and their communities with a special focus on Millennials, a key stakeholder group affecting the future of communities, libraries, book publishers and media makers of all kinds, as well as the tone of the broader culture.

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                Digital Curation News (9/16/2014) #digitalpreservation

                Posted in Digital Curation News on September 16th, 2014

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