"Academic Publishing, Internet Technology, and Disruptive Innovation"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on November 30th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Haven Allahar has published "Academic Publishing, Internet Technology, and Disruptive Innovation" in the Technology Innovation Management Review.

Here's an excerpt:

After 350 years of operation, the academic journal publishing industry is imbalanced and in flux as a result of the impacts of Internet technology, which has led, over the past 20 years, to the rise of open access publishing. The introduction of open access journals, in the opinion of many researchers, is considered to be a case of disruptive innovation that is revolutionizing the industry. This article analyzes the traditional journal publishing system, the recent open access models of journal publishing as an evolving phenomenon, the nature and extent of open access as a disruptive innovation, and the implications for key stakeholders. The major finding is that open access publishing has gained traction because technology has contributed to lower publication costs, easier access to research articles, and speedier publishing processes. However, the threat posed by open access has not significantly impacted traditional publishers because of strategies employed by the major publishers and slow adoption of open access by some researchers.

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Open Publishing and Institutional Repository Project Coordinator at Syracuse University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 30th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Syracuse University is recruiting an Open Publishing and Institutional Repository Project Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under direction of the Open Publishing/Collections Librarian, this position provides project management for the Libraries’ open publishing and related services (copyright, etc.) to the University. It contributes significantly to day-to-day maintenance work, including ingest, for SURFACE (the University’s open-access institutional repository) as a first priority and helps support publishing projects under the SU Unbound imprint (joint Libraries/Press).

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Fair Use for Nonfiction Authors

Posted in Copyright, Publishing on November 30th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Authors Alliance has released Fair Use for Nonfiction Authors.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The guide addresses three common situations faced by nonfiction authors in which fair use may apply: 1) criticizing, discussing, or commenting on copyrighted material; 2) using copyrighted material to support a point made in the author’s work; and 3) using copyrighted material for non-consumptive research. It also addresses the most frequently asked questions about fair use and clears up some common misconceptions about when it might apply.

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Digital Services Librarian at Albion College

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 29th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Albion College is recruiting a Digital Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Services Librarian assists with the implementation, troubleshooting, and updating of all library technologies, including but not limited to the integrated library system, the discovery service, the Library’s website, its social media presence and library resource guides. . . . The Digital Services Librarian is a professional librarian position that reports to the Co-Directors of the Library.

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"Springer Nature Continues to Advance Sharing"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on November 29th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Springer Nature has released "Springer Nature Continues to Advance Sharing."

Here's an excerpt:

Articles have been successfully shared by authors, subscribers and media outlets over 3.25 million times during the first year of SharedIt, Springer Nature’s free content sharing initiative.

SharedIt was launched in October 2016 and covers over 2,700 journals including all the Springer Nature-owned portfolio and over 1,000 co-owned and partner-owned journals.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at Rochester Regional Library Council

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 29th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Rochester Regional Library Council is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This full-time position will play a crucial role in growing RRLC's Digital Services, supporting technology needs within the office, and exploring new partnerships and collaborations within the region and state. This position will be responsible for overall planning, development, and implementation of RRLC’s Digital Services, including member participation in New York Heritage, the Empire State Digital Network, the Digital Public Library of America, the New York State Historic Newspaper Project, and the Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative.

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Behaviours and Technical Recommendations of the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group

Posted in Digital Repositories, Open Access, Open Science, Reports and White Papers, Self-Archiving on November 29th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

COAR has released Behaviours and Technical Recommendations of the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

COAR's vision is to position repositories as the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication, on top of which layers of value added services will be deployed, thereby transforming the system, making it more research-centric, open to and supportive of innovation, while also collectively managed by the scholarly community.

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"Net Neutrality Supporters Plan Nationwide Protests on December 7"

Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality on November 28th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Timothy B. Lee has published "Net Neutrality Supporters Plan Nationwide Protests on December 7" in Ars Technica.

The protests will be at Verizon stores.

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"FTC Halts the Deceptive Practices of Academic Journal Publishers"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on November 28th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The FTC has released "FTC Halts the Deceptive Practices of Academic Journal Publishers."

Here's an excerpt:

A federal court has granted a preliminary injunction requested by the Federal Trade Commission, temporarily halting the deceptive practices of academic journal publishers charged by the agency with making false claims about their journals and academic conferences, and hiding their publishing fees, which were up to several thousand dollars.

The preliminary injunction against OMICS Group Inc., iMedPub LLC, Conference Series LLC, and their CEO, director, and owner, Srinubabu Gedela stems from a complaint the FTC filed last year that names Gedela and his three companies as defendants.

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Dean of Libraries at University of Kentucky

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on November 28th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Kentucky is recruiting a Dean of Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Dean will lead with passion, creativity and excellence to cultivate an interactive environment for interdisciplinary discovery and research, while transforming our libraries into hubs of life-long learning. This position will work collaboratively with library and academic leadership, to direct the College and support the goals of Kentucky’s flagship, land-grant University’s strategic plan.

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Director of Library Technology Services at University of Oregon

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 28th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Oregon is recruiting a Director of Library Technology Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Director of Library Technology Services (LTS) is a creative, strategic, and experienced technology leader charged with overseeing and directing the LTS department, which includes three teams covering Core Systems and Infrastructure, Applications Development and Integration, and Computer Support Services. The Director oversees major systems, operations, and services for the Libraries, including the library management system, discovery platform, digital repository systems, the interlibrary loan system, various applications for library-wide functions, and staff and public computing. S/he will also provide leadership and take responsibility for the functioning and maintenance of the Libraries’ main web site and interfaces.

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"FCC’s Next Step on Net Neutrality: Blocking the States"

Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality on November 22nd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Margaret Harding McGill has published "FCC's Next Step on Net Neutrality: Blocking the States" in Politico.

The article states that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's "Proposal to Restore Internet Freedom" order would pre-empt "state and local regulations attempting to regulate broadband in ways that run counter to the federal rules."

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