Digital Curation News (11/6/2014) #digitalpreservation

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    "The Effect of Discovery Systems on Online Journal Usage: A Longitudinal Study"

    Posted in Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on November 6th, 2014

    Michael Levine-Clark et al. have published The Effect of Discovery Systems on Online Journal Usage: A Longitudinal Study in Insights: The UKSG Journal.

    Here's an excerpt:

    Many academic libraries are implementing discovery services as a way of giving their users a single comprehensive search option for all library resources. These tools are designed to change the research experience, yet very few studies have investigated the impact of discovery service implementation. This study examines one aspect of that impact by asking whether usage of publisher-hosted journal content changes after implementation of a discovery tool. Libraries that have begun using the four major discovery services have seen an increase in usage of this content, suggesting that for this particular type of material, discovery services have a positive impact on use. Though all discovery services significantly increased usage relative to a no discovery service control group, some had a greater impact than others, and there was extensive variation in usage change among libraries using the same service. Future phases of this study will look at other types of content.

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      Director for Online Strategy at UC Davis

      Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 6th, 2014

      UC Davis is recruiting a Director for Online Strategy.

      Here's an excerpt from the ad:

      The Director for Online Strategy will act as the senior leader in charge of the Library's strategy, development, and operations for Web, mobile, and social media platforms, including locally and collaboratively developed, externally acquired, and cloud-based. Coordinate and oversee technology-related operations of the Library in close collaboration with the other members of the leadership team.

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        Director of Scholarly Communications at University of Texas Arlington

        Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 6th, 2014

        The University of Texas Arlington is recruiting a Director of Scholarly Communications.

        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

        The Director of Scholarly Communication will serve in an important leadership role advancing central facets of the strategic plan of The University of Texas at Arlington. The Director will be the primary liaison to UTA faculty on emerging issues of scholarly publication and provide legal expertise to faculty, students and colleagues within University Libraries on intellectual property issues related to scholarly communication. The Director of Scholarly Communication will serve as an advocate for new and emerging practices in scholarly communication at the University, including playing a role in shaping policies and support for the creation, delivery, and preservation of original digital scholarship produced at UT Arlington. The librarian in this position leads education and outreach to faculty and provides guidance to all members of the UT Arlington community on issues related to scholarly publishing, including author rights, open access (OA) publishing, and current and emerging publishing trends. This position also serves as a resource on intellectual property issues related to copyright, open access and licensing. The Director of Scholarly Communication will work closely with allied positions in Digital Humanities, E-Science and GIS.

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          "A Perspective on Archiving the Scholarly Web"

          Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on November 6th, 2014

          Herbert Van de Sompel and Andrew Treloar have self-archived "A Perspective on Archiving the Scholarly Web."

          Here's an excerpt:

          As the scholarly communication system evolves to become natively web-based and starts supporting the communication of a wide variety of objects, the manner in which its essential functions —registration, certification, awareness, archiving—are fulfilled co-evolves. This paper focuses on the nature of the archival function based on a perspective of the developing future scholarly communication infrastructure.

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            Digital Curation News (11/5/2014) #digitalpreservation

            Posted in Digital Curation News on November 5th, 2014

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              Digital Art: Topaz Labs Releases Impression 1.1

              Posted in Digital Art on November 5th, 2014

              Topaz Labs has released Impression 1.1.

              Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

              With the update you can now switch between the presets and selective parameters by pressing P (or Shift + P). In addition, a splatter paint brush and two dot brushes have been added along with 50+ new presets! Many requests were sent in for more master artist effects, so with this release you can find presets including Georgia O'Keeffe, Degas, Rembrandt and more!

              The added presets significantly expand the functionality of the software for the typical user.

              Below are several example artworks created with Impression by Charles W. Bailey, Jr. (see his Flickr photostream for full-size 8×10" images and detailed descriptions of how the artworks were created).

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                "Intersections: Journals and ‘Journals': Taking a Deeper Look: Part 2: DOAJ Subset and Additional Notes"

                Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on November 5th, 2014

                Walt Crawford has published "Intersections: Journals and 'Journals': Taking a Deeper Look: Part 2: DOAJ Subset and Additional Notes" in Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large.

                Here's an excerpt:

                If you've been reading various commentaries about Gold OA journals-including Part 1-you may be wondering where all those supposed no-fee Gold OA journals are. This piece helps to tell that story. Specifically, of 2,843 journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals as of May 7, 2014 that have an English interface version, aren't from either OASPA members or Beall-list publishers, and are not about aspects of medicine or biology-and that actually published one or more articles between January 2011 and June 30, 2014-more than 78% do not charge fees of any sort, and those journals published 53% of the articles published by the whole group during that period. Those percentages grow to almost 92% and more than 81%, respectively, for 1,426 journals in the humanities and social sciences.

                This article looks at the "DOAJ set" in depth, including new tables that show distribution of articles (and journals publishing articles during a year) on a year-by-year basis, including the percentage of free journals and articles from those journals for each year.

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