"Harvard’s 11 Announcements for Open Access Week 2014"

Posted in Open Access on October 27th, 2014

Peter Suber has released "Harvard's 11 Announcements for Open Access Week 2014."

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Harvard has taken a series of new steps to support open access to research. The best evidence lies in the 11 announcements released by the Office for Scholarly Communication for Open Access Week 2014 (October 20-24). Here's a brief recap of the series. . . .

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society announced that the Center's faculty directors and staff have adopted an open-access policy. In a landmark unanimous vote, the Berkman Center became the first research center at Harvard to adopt an open-access policy, and the first to extend the scope of Harvard's open-access policies beyond the faculty.

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    Digital Archivist & Record Management Coordinator at Rollins College

    Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 27th, 2014

    Rollins College is recruiting a Digital Archivist & Record Management Coordinator.

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    Rollins College is looking for a service-oriented Digital Archivist & Record Management Coordinator to help with the design, development and continuing implementation of a digital archive and records management program at Rollins College. Reporting to the Head of Archives & Special Collections and collaborating with the Collections & Systems Department, the Digital Archivist & Record Management Coordinator will play a key role in collecting, organizing, and making accessible digital resources relating to the history of the institution.

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      "The ‘Total Cost of Publication’ in a Hybrid Open-Access Environment: Institutional Approaches to Funding Journal Article-Processing Charges in Combination with Subscriptions"

      Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on October 27th, 2014

      S. Pinfield et al. have self-archived "The 'Total Cost of Publication' in a Hybrid Open-Access Environment: Institutional Approaches to Funding Journal Article-Processing Charges in Combination with Subscriptions."

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      This study analyses data from 23 UK institutions covering the period 2007 to 2014 modelling the total cost of publication (TCP). It shows a clear rise in centrally-managed APC payments from 2012 onwards, with payments projected to increase further. As well as evidencing the growing availability and acceptance of OA publishing, these trends reflect particular UK policy developments and funding arrangements intended to accelerate the move towards OA publishing ('Gold' OA). Whilst the mean value of APCs has been relatively stable, there was considerable variation in APC prices paid by institutions since 2007. In particular, 'hybrid' subscription/OA journals were consistently more expensive than fully-OA journals. Most APCs were paid to large 'traditional' commercial publishers who also received considerable subscription income. New administrative costs reported by institutions varied considerably. The total cost of publication modelling shows that APCs are now a significant part of the TCP for academic institutions, in 2013 already constituting an average of 10% of the TCP (excluding administrative costs).

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        All Harvard Schools Now Have Open Access Policies

        Posted in Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Self-Archiving on October 24th, 2014

        With the adoption of an open access policy in June by the Harvard Medical School, all Harvard schools now have open access policies.

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        Harvard Medical School adopted an open-access policy on June 18, 2014, by a unanimous vote of the Faculty Council. The new policy covers both "quad"-based and clinical faculty. Now all Harvard schools have open-access policies.

        Like the other Harvard policies, the Medical School policy insures that faculty members automatically retain a license to share their research papers freely through DASH (Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard), the University’s open-access repository. Faculty also have the option to waive this license for any article, preserving their freedom to submit new work to the journals of their choice. When faculty write articles covered by the Medical School policy and the policy at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), they need only deposit once to comply with both.

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          Digital Curation News (10/24/2014) #digitalpreservation

          Posted in Digital Curation News on October 24th, 2014

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            Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of South Alabama

            Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 24th, 2014

            The University of South Alabama is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

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            The Digital Initiatives Librarian will work with the Marx Library Head of Reference & Instruction and the Director of the Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library to manage existing locally held digital content and to identify and develop prospective digital projects. Because the USA Libraries are new to locally managing digital content, the Digital Initiatives Librarian must be knowledgeable about descriptive, technical, administrative, and structural metadata standards and content. The librarian in this position will work collaboratively with the Head of Reference and with the McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library Director to develop, implement, and manage digital projects and policies/procedures applicable to digital collections.

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              Purdue e-Pubs Repository Tops 8 Million Downloads

              Posted in Institutional Repositories, Open Access on October 24th, 2014

              The Purdue e-Pubs repository has had over 8 million downloads.

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              To date, every college on Purdue's West Lafayette campus has a presence in the repository. Purdue e-Pubs continues to be a central place on campus advancing the impact of scholarship at the global, national and local level. Purdue University Libraries began providing the Purdue e-Pubs service to the campus community in 2006 as a means to openly share research and scholarship in a stable, open, and citable format.

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                Web Services Librarian at University of Texas at Austin

                Posted in Library IT Jobs on October 24th, 2014

                The University of Texas at Austin is recruiting a Web Services Librarian .

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                Organize, evaluate, develop and manage Law Library's web site, ensuring compliance with University policies and integration with the Law School's web presence. Investigate, evaluate, recommend and implement new technologies to improve search functionality, navigation, and usability. Collect, analyze and distribute web metrics and make recommendations for improvement based upon the metrics. Develop, organize and manage the Law Library's intranet, Sharepoint, wiki and other internal web-based and networked resources.

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