How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Publications

Posted in Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries, Research Tools, Scholarly Journals on March 30th, 2016

Simon Inger Consulting Ltd has released How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Publications.

Here's an excerpt:

This report is the output of a large-scale survey of readers of scholarly publications (n=40439) and their behaviour in the discovery of journal articles and online books. The survey was conducted during October, November, and December of 2015. While usage statistics and analytics gathered by publishers, libraries and intermediaries can give us a partial view of discovery behaviour, there are many gaps in the knowledge that these can provide which we have endeavoured to fill by aski ng readers what tools they use in discovery.

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    Digital Archive Project Librarian at University of Texas at Austin

    Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 29th, 2016

    The University of Texas at Austin is recruiting a Digital Archive Project Librarian. Terminates on 11/30/2017.

    Here's an excerpt from the ad:

    The Digital Archive Project Librarian creates and manages the digital production and ingest for the project to digitize and make available online the papers of Gabriel Garcia Marquez via the Center's digital asset management system, CONTENTdm.

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      "Digital Piracy Debunked: A Short Note on Digital Threats and Intermediary Liability"

      Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on March 29th, 2016

      The Center for Internet and Society has released "Digital Piracy Debunked: A Short Note on Digital Threats and Intermediary Liability."

      Here's an excerpt:

      This short paper shows that the "digital threat" discourse is based on shaky grounds. Two related arguments might run against this approach. First, market conditions might incentivise piracy. Additionally, there are raising doubts over the argument that piracy is a threat to creativity, especially in the digital environment.

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        Digital Library Software Developer at UCLA

        Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 29th, 2016

        UCLA is recruiting a Digital Library Software Developer.

        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

        Under the direction of the Digital Library Architect, the Digital Library Software Developer (DLSD) provides systems analysis and programming to develop custom software programs with source data from a locally-developed legacy Digital Assets Management System (DAMS) and Fedora Commons open source DAMS.

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          "Library Leadership for the Digital Age"

          Posted in Digital Libraries, Libraries, Research Libraries on March 29th, 2016

          Ithaka S+R has released "Library Leadership for the Digital Age."

          Here's an excerpt:

          Users think libraries are—or at least should be—digital. And yet, we in academic libraries are still counting how many of everything we have in our local collections. We brag about how big we are or how specialized we are. We advertise our job openings with language suggesting that our size is an indicator of greatness. But as libraries become digital, the language about size or subject strength seems slightly ridiculous.

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            Vanderbilt University Gets $1.5 Million Grant for Center for Digital Humanities

            Posted in Digital Humanities, Grants on March 28th, 2016

            Vanderbilt University has received a $1.5 million grant for a Center for Digital Humanities.

            Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

            Vanderbilt University has received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Digital Humanities. The trans-institutional initiative will further Vanderbilt's commitment to becoming a national hub of innovative digital humanities scholarship.

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              "Making Sense of Researcher Services"

              Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on March 28th, 2016

              Justin Shanks and Kenning Arlitsch have published "Making Sense of Researcher Services" in the Journal of Library Administration.

              Here's an excerpt:

              In this article we establish three categories (author/researcher identification, academic/professional networking, and reference/citation management) and examine nineteen services that fit into those categories.

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                Web Applications Developer at National Network of Libraries of Medicine

                Posted in Library IT Jobs on March 28th, 2016

                The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is recruiting a Web Applications Developer.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                The Web Applications Developer is responsible for maintaining and enhancing NN/LM's online presence and reports to the NWSO Executive Director. . . . The position also requires managing the WordPress installation for RML blogs and newsletters and configuring add-ons to provide additional customization and functionality. The Web Applications Developer will also help the NWSO Executive Director and the NN/LM Training Office configure and maintain the course management system.

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                  Head of Library Technologies at State University of New York College at Oneonta

                  Posted in Library IT Jobs on March 28th, 2016

                  The State University of New York College at Oneonta is recruiting a Head of Library Technologies.

                  Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                  Duties include but not limited to: overseeing hardware and software specific to the Library, web services, information access and production technologies, and the ILS; developing and implementing new and innovative technologies and services; planning and implementing upgrades; representing the Library's information technology interests within the College and in SUNY-wide initiatives; planning and implementing Library technology policies and procedures; training and supervision of the Library Technologies department personnel; and working in partnership with the ITS departments on campus.

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                    Google Makes Its Sophisticated Nik Collection of Photo Editing Tools Free

                    Posted in Digital Art on March 25th, 2016

                    Google has made its sophisticated Nik Collection of photo editing tools free. Get it at https://google.com/nikcollection/.

                    Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                    Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which we'll automatically issue back to you in the coming days.

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                      Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of Nebraska at Omaha

                      Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 25th, 2016

                      The University of Nebraska at Omaha is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

                      Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                      The Digital Initiatives Librarian has the primary responsibility for leading the development and activities of the university's digital collections, including planning for and administering tools, creating metadata, developing and conducting outreach initiatives, and assessing the effectiveness of initiatives and services. This position serves as the library's leading resource on copyright, fair use, and open access issues. Leads the development of digital initiatives by providing a full range of collection management, metadata, and sustainability services and best practices.

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                        "Open Access, Open Science, Open Society"

                        Posted in Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on March 25th, 2016

                        Thomas Margoni et al. have self-archived "Open Access, Open Science, Open Society."

                        Here's an excerpt:

                        The goal of this paper is to demonstrate that Open Access is a key enabler of Open Science, which in turn will lead to a more Open Society. Furthermore, the paper argues that while legislative interventions play an important role in the top-down regulation of Open Access, legislators currently lack an informed and systematic vision on the role of Open Access in science and society. In this historical phase, other complementary forms of intervention (bottom-up) appear much more "informed" and effective. This paper, which intends to set the stage for future research, identifies a few pieces of the puzzle: the relationship between formal and informal norms in the field of Open Science and how these impact on intellectual property rights, the protection of personal data, the assessment of science and the technology employed for the communication of science.

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