Science Data Librarian at Pennsylvania State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 21st, 2014

The Pennsylvania State University is recruiting a Science Data Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek an innovative and enthusiastic librarian who is interested in providing informatics and data services across the science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields and who, together with their colleagues, will shape the future of library services in the STEM disciplines. This is a 12-month tenure-track position reporting to the Head of the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library. The Prystowsky Early Career Endowment accompanies the position for an initial three year period (with possibility of renewal for an additional three years) for those candidates within the first 10 years of their academic career.

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    Data from Nature and Palgrave Macmillan’s Author Insights Survey

    Posted in Open Access, Publishing on October 21st, 2014

    Nature Publishing Group and Palgrave Macmillan have released data from their Author Insights Survey.

    Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

    The survey, which contains views from 30,466 researchers, is the biggest publisher survey of authors' views to be made open access.

    NPG and Palgrave Macmillan are making this anonymised data available in order to achieve greater understanding between authors, funders and publishers, particularly with regard to open access.

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      Scholarly Communication Librarian at University of Tennessee Knoxville

      Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 20th, 2014

      The University of Tennessee Knoxville is recruiting a Scholarly Communication Librarian.

      Here's an excerpt from the ad:

      The Scholarly Communication Librarian is an advocate for new practices in scholarly communication and helps guide the campus toward innovative and sustainable methods of dissemination. The librarian raises campus awareness of trends in scholarly publishing, including open access to the scholarly record, alternative metrics for measuring research impact, and copyright and fair use. The librarian works closely with liaison librarians to provide the highest quality information and user education programs, and in partnership with the Office of Research and Engagement and the UT Institute of Agriculture Office of Sponsored Programs, supports campus efforts to ensure compliance with US funding agency requirements for public access. May serve as liaison to one or more academic departments or programs.

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        University of Chicago Names Brenda Johnson Library Director and University Librarian

        Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on October 20th, 2014

        Brenda Johnson has been appointed Library Director and University Librarian at the University of Chicago for a five-year term.

        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

        Johnson currently serves as Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries at Indiana University, Bloomington—a position she has held since 2010. She succeeds Judith Nadler, who retired in June after nearly five decades of service to UChicago.

        Before coming to Indiana University, Johnson was University Librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She spent more than 20 years at the University of Michigan, where she served as Associate University Librarian for Public Services, a position with responsibility over that institution's 19 libraries.

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          Director, Digital Preservation Services at Cornell University

          Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 20th, 2014

          Cornell University is recruiting a Director, Digital Preservation Services.

          Here's an excerpt from the ad:

          Reporting directly to the Associate University Librarian who provides leadership for collections and digital scholarship & preservation services, the Director of Digital Preservation Services will play a key role in creating a cohesive preservation framework for the Library and collaborate closely with Library staff involved in preservation activities.

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            Fair-Use and E-Reserves: "A Reversal for Georgia State"

            Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, E-Reserves, Publishing on October 20th, 2014

            Kevin Smith has published "A Reversal for Georgia State" in Scholarly Communications @ Duke.

            Here's an excerpt:

            The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has issued its ruling in the publisher appeal of a district court decision that found most instances of electronic reserve copying at Georgia State to be fair use. The appellate court ruling is 129 pages long, and I will have much more to say after I read it carefully. But the hot news right now is that the Court of Appeals has reversed the District Court's judgment and remanded the case back for proceedings consistent with the new opinion. The injunction issued by the District Court and the order awarding costs and attorney's fees to GSU have been vacated.

            Read more about it at "Publishers Win Reversal of Court Ruling That Favored 'E-Reserves' at Georgia State U." and "A Win for Publishers."

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              Digital Curation News (10/17/2014) #digitalpreservation

              Posted in Digital Curation News on October 17th, 2014

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                Systems Analyst/Programmer, UITS at Indiana University, Bloomington

                Posted in Library IT Jobs on October 17th, 2014

                Indiana University, Bloomington is recruiting a Systems Analyst/Programmer, UITS.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                Provides expertise in the development of detailed functional requirements for the library systems (such as IUCAT and other library information delivery systems), establishes regression testing scripts, and coordinates the participation of Academic and Faculty Services in quality assurance testing of these systems. Consults with the Indiana University user community in the review of system requirements and designs, and collaborates with the open source user community in forming consensus on requirements and designs.

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