Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at Syracuse University

Posted in ARL Libraries on March 3rd, 2015

Syracuse University is recruiting a Dean of Libraries and University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Dean has primary responsibility for overall leadership of the Libraries including faculty and student services, research, scholarship, and creation of new knowledge that arises from the Libraries' assets. Operationally, the Dean is responsible for strategic planning, budgeting and financial management, human resources, and information technology, and development of collections, services, and programs.

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"The Economics of Open Access"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing on March 3rd, 2015

Walt Crawford as published "The Economics of Open Access" in Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large.

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This essay is primarily about open access, but strays into journal publishing in general. As usual, it's a combination of resources (cites) and commentary (insights), divided into ten overlapping segments. I believe the mèlange will be informative and useful, although I'm certain it won't provide pat answers to most questions, because such answers don't exist.

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Digital Curation News (3/2/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

Posted in Digital Curation News on March 2nd, 2015

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Application Developer Senior at University of Pennsylvania

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 2nd, 2015

The University of Pennsylvania is recruiting a Application Developer Senior.

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Reporting to the Director for Digital Library Development & Systems, the Senior Developer creates software for multiple complex digital library projects. Project work supports a wide range of computing services which enhance and facilitate teaching, learning and research efforts of the University. Digital library development comprises a full technology stack, including coding, technical architectures, application specifications, database design, & workflow analysis. In addition the Senior Developer is responsible, along with other programmers, for testing, quality assurance and the life cycle management of library applications. The Senior Developer is a participant in and at times leads project teams to implement IT services, technical solutions and designs.

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Altmetric Mentions and the Communication of Medical Research

Posted in Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Metrics on March 2nd, 2015

Digital Science has released Altmetric Mentions and the Communication of Medical Research.

Here's an excerpt:

Social and mainstream media mentions of research publications appear much more rapidly than conventional academic citations and are generated by a wider range of users. They therefore offer the potential for early and complementary indicators of research impact. Such indicators could also identify new kinds of economic and social impact.

In this report we explore the relevance of such new indicators to research in medical and health sciences.

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Digital Scholarship Editor at Brown University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 2nd, 2015

Brown University is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Editor.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Scholarship Editor is a grant-funded position in the Brown University Library designed to extend Brown's capabilities as a central force in advancing new forms and methods of scholarly communication. The Digital Scholarship Editor will play an important role in an effort to bring together key technological, organization, and academic policy strategies across the campus that will generate a broader, more effective structure within the University to support the creation, cultivation, evaluation, dissemination and preservation of new forms of scholarship. In addition, the Digital Scholarship Editor will pursue publishing opportunities for the digital projects under development and will promote digital publications to both traditional and nontraditional audiences. The position is funded until the end of 2019.

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"The Educational Value of Truly Interactive Science Publishing"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on March 2nd, 2015

Michael J. Ackerman has published "The Educational Value of Truly Interactive Science Publishing" in The Journal of Electronic Publishing.

Here's an excerpt:

Interactive Scientific Publishing (ISP) has been developed by the Optical Society of America with support from the National Library of Medicine at NIH. It allows authors to electronically publish papers which are linked to the referenced 2D and 3D original image datasets. These image datasets can then be viewed and analyzed interactively by the reader. ISP provides the software for authors to assemble and link their source data to their publication. But more important is that it provides readers with image viewing and analysis tools. The goal of ISP is to improve learning and understanding of the presented information. This paper describes ISP and its effect on learning and understanding. ISP was shown to have enough educational value that readers were willing to invest in the required set-up and learning phases. The social aspects of data sharing and the enlarged review process may be the hardest obstacles to overcome.

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Digital Curation News (2/27/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

Posted in Digital Curation News on February 27th, 2015

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