Digital Projects Librarian at University of Texas at Austin

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 14th, 2016

The University of Texas at Austin is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

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Oversees digitization activities in the Digitization Lab. Develops and implements digitization workflows and quality control procedures for text, photographs, manuscripts, and other materials. Troubleshoots hardware and software issues. Manages production and ingest workflows of digital projects destined for CONTENTdm and other relevant delivery platforms. Maps EAD and other structured metadata for CONTENTdm and other online tools. Supervises one part-time library assistant.

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    "Dr. Carla Hayden to Serve as the Next Librarian of Congress"

    Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on July 14th, 2016

    ALA has released "Dr. Carla Hayden to Serve as the Next Librarian of Congress."

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    Today the Senate approved the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to serve as the nation's 14th Librarian of Congress. Dr. Hayden, American Library Association (ALA) past president and director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland, is the first female and the first African American to lead the Library of Congress. She also is the first professional librarian to be confirmed in more than 60 years.

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      Coordinator of Scholarly Communication at Miami University

      Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 13th, 2016

      Miami University is recruiting a Coordinator of Scholarly Communication.

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      The Coordinator of Scholarly Communication leads the planning, coordination, implementation and assessment of scholarly communication services for the University community. The Coordinator provides expertise and leadership for educating the campus community about emerging models of scholarly publishing, open access and open scholarship initiatives, and connections between information literacy and scholarly communication. The Coordinator also works with the University Office of General Counsel to provide guidance and advocacy on issues of copyright, fair use, and intellectual property to the university community.

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        "ACRL Issues Policy Statement on Open Access to Scholarship by Academic Librarians"

        Posted in Open Access, Research Libraries, Self-Archiving on July 13th, 2016

        Kara Malenfant has published "ACRL Issues Policy Statement on Open Access to Scholarship by Academic Librarians" in ACRL Insider.

        Here's an excerpt:

        In support of broad and timely dissemination of library and information science scholarship, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) encourages academic librarians to publish in open access journals. When academic librarians choose to publish in subscription-based journals, ACRL recommends a standard practice of depositing the final accepted manuscript in a repository to make that version openly accessible.

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          Digital Repository Coordinator at University of the Pacific

          Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 13th, 2016

          The University of the Pacific is recruiting a Digital Repository Coordinator.

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          The Digital Repository Coordinator oversees the growth and management of Scholarly Commons, a University of the Pacific digital repository based in University Libraries, including development and oversight of workflows. Curated repository content includes scholarly and creative works, publications, presentations, and reports contributed by faculty, students, staff, and administrative units. In addition, a University Libraries publishing program utilizes the repository platform to publish journals, conference proceedings, monographs, open educational resources, and other curated content.

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            "A Two-Sided Academic Landscape: Portrait of Highly-Cited Documents in Google Scholar (1950-2013)"

            Posted in Google and Other Search Engines, Open Access, Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Metrics on July 13th, 2016

            Alberto Martin-Martin et al. have self-archived "A Two-Sided Academic Landscape: Portrait of Highly-Cited Documents in Google Scholar (1950-2013)."

            Here's an excerpt:

            Since the existence of a full-text link does not guarantee the disposal of the full-text (some links actually refer to publisher's abstracts), the results (40% of the documents had a free full-text link) might be somewhat overestimated. In any case, these values are consistent with those published by Archambault et al. (2013), who found that over 40% of the articles from their sample were freely accessible; higher than those by Khabsa and Giles (2014) and Björk et al. (2010), who found only a 24% and 20.4% of open access documents respectively; and much lower than Jamali and Nabavi (2015) and Pitol and De Groote (2014), who found 61.1% and 70% respectively.

            The different nature of the samples makes it difficult to draw comparisons among these studies. Nonetheless, the sample used in this study (64,000 documents) is the largest ever used to date.

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              Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian at American Philosophical Society

              Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 12th, 2016

              The American Philosophical Society is recruiting a Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian.

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              As a member of a small team, the Digital Projects & Metadata Librarian will work closely with the Head of Technology to complete digital projects by assisting in project planning, content creation, digitization, data management, and metadata standardization.

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                "U.S. Publishing Industry’s Annual Survey Reveals Nearly $28 Billion in Revenue in 2015"

                Posted in E-Books, Publishing on July 12th, 2016

                The Association of American Publishers has released "U.S. Publishing Industry's Annual Survey Reveals Nearly $28 Billion in Revenue in 2015."

                Here's an excerpt:

                Revenues and unit volume were essentially flat with a decrease of 0.6% from $27.96 billion in revenue from 2014, and a 0.5% increase in units from 2.70 billion units in 2014 (chart below). . . .

                eBooks: After peaking in 2013 at $3.24 billion, eBook revenue declined to $3.20 billion in 2014 and again in 2015 by 11.3% to $2.84 billion. Unit sales also declined by 9.7%, with eBooks now making up 17.3% of the trade book market. . . .

                Publishers saw increased revenue from trade book sales at physical retail stores for the second year in a row. In 2015, physical store sales grew 1.8% from $4.08 billion to $4.15 billion.

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                  Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology at Brigham Young University

                  Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 12th, 2016

                  Brigham Young University is recruiting an Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology.

                  Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                  The Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology builds and mentors a team of IT professionals and impacts the vision and strategy of the library as an active member of the senior management group.

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                    "Developing SocArXiv—A New Open Archive of the Social Sciences to Challenge the Outdated Journal System"

                    Posted in Digital Repositories, Disciplinary Archives, Open Access, Self-Archiving on July 12th, 2016

                    Philip Cohen has published "Developing SocArXiv—A New Open Archive of the Social Sciences to Challenge the Outdated Journal System" in LSE Impact.

                    Here's an excerpt:

                    But there remains a need for a new general, open-access, open-source, paper server for the social sciences, one that encourages linking and sharing data and code, that serves its research to an open metadata system, and that provides the foundation for a post-publication review system. I hope that SocArXiv will enable us to save research from the journal system. Once it's built, anyone will be able to use it to organize their own peer-review community, to select and publish papers (though not exclusively), to review and comment on each other's work – and to discover, cite, value, and share research unimpeded. We will be able to do this because of a partnership with the Center for Open Science (which is already developing a new preprint server) and SHARE ("a free, open, data set about research and scholarly activities across their life cycle"). We are also supported by the University of Maryland, which hosts the initiative.

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                      Digital Art: June’s Color Pen and Ink Drawings, Oil Paintings, Pastel Drawings, and Pencil Drawings

                      Posted in Digital Art on July 11th, 2016

                      In June, I continued to transform public domain photos from the late nineteenth century into color pen and ink drawings, oil paintings, pastel drawings, and pencil drawings using a variety of Photoshop plug-ins and Topaz Impression. Full-size images (8×10" or 8×12"; 300 PPI) and descriptions of the processing steps involved are freely available on Flickr or 500px.

                      Digital Oil Painting of Marksburg

                      Digital Pencil Drawing of a View of Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo

                      Digital Oil Painting of Venice Seen from the Campanile di San Marco

                      Digital Oil Painting of Lauterbrunnen Valley

                      Digital Oil Painting of Hildesheim, Germany

                      Digital Oil Painting of a Church in Cockington, England

                      Digital Color Pen and Ink Drawing of a Boardwalk in Helgoland in Germany

                      Digital Pastel Drawing of Boats at Mali Losinj

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                        Digital Technologies Librarian at Tulane University

                        Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 11th, 2016

                        Tulane University is recruiting a Digital Technologies Librarian.

                        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                        The Digital Technologies Librarian takes an innovative, service-centric approach to the oversight of several key information management and discovery systems (including Tulane's implementations of Primo, Islandora, and ArchivesSpace). . . .Additionally, the Digital Technologies Librarian has secondary (back-up) responsibility for the integrated library system (currently Voyager), link resolver (currently SFX), proxy authentication, and interlibrary loan (ILLiad) systems.

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