"Who Publishes in Top-Tier Library Science Journals? An Analysis by Faculty Status and Tenure"

Posted in Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on August 29th, 2014

Quinn Galbraith, Elizabeth Smart, Sara D. Smith and Megan Reed have published "Who Publishes in Top-Tier Library Science Journals? An Analysis by Faculty Status and Tenure" in College & Research Libraries.

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This study analyzes the status and background of authors publishing in high-impact library science journals. Twenty-three high-impact journals were selected in this study by both quantitative and qualitative measures, while the analysis of author background focuses on whether the author holds a faculty status position with a tenure track. This study finds that 76 percent of academic librarians have faculty status.

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    Web Developer and User Interface Specialist at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 29th, 2014

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is recruiting a Web Developer and User Interface Specialist.

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    Working in the Library Information Technology unit under the direction of the Technical Architect for Web Content, the Web Developer and User Interface Specialist will develop and maintain data-driven and user-centered web pages and related internet applications. The Web Developer and User Interface Specialist will initially focus on the re-design of the general Library website but may also collaborate with other Library units and groups that maintain web pages; and will contribute to the Library's evolving user experience (UX) program.

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      Intellectual Property: Law & the Information Society—Cases and Materials

      Posted in Copyright on August 29th, 2014

      Duke's Center for the Study of the Public Domain has released Intellectual Property: Law & the Information Society—Cases and Materials. Also available in paperback.

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      This book is an introduction to intellectual property law, the set of private legal rights that allows individuals and corporations to control intangible creations and marks-from logos to novels to drug formulae-and the exceptions and limitations that define those rights. It focuses on the three main forms of US federal intellectual property-trademark, copyright and patent-but many of the ideas discussed here apply far beyond those legal areas and far beyond the law of the United States.

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        Digital Curation News (8/28/2014) #digitalpreservation

        Posted in Digital Curation News on August 28th, 2014

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          Digital Scholarship Librarian at Mount Vernon

          Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 28th, 2014

          Mount Vernon is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian .

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          The Fred W Smith National Library at Mount Vernon seeks an innovative librarian/historian to take a lead role in the advancement of the Estate's scholarly digital initiatives. He or she will assess and integrate existing tools for digital scholarship and participate in maintaining and evaluating the Library's electronic and digital resources. The successful candidate will create scholarly digital content by working collaboratively with other stakeholders and departments across the Estate.

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            Faster and Cheaper: Can a Digital-Centric Workflow Transform the Book Review?

            Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Books on August 28th, 2014

            Ithaka S+R has released Faster and Cheaper: Can a Digital-Centric Workflow Transform the Book Review?.

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            In July 2014, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) received funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Digital Information Technology Program to help underwrite the development of a new digital prototype for book reviews. This prototype will be a website that supports a digital workflow from the publisher's electronic files all the way through to online publication of the review.

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              Specialist III/IV, Information Technology at Auburn University

              Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 28th, 2014

              Auburn University is recruiting a Specialist III/IV, Information Technology .

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              Under the supervision of the AUL Assistant Dean for Technology and Technical Services and in close collaboration with the AUL System Department's software developers, manages the AU Libraries' overall Web presence in support of the University's teaching, research, and outreach missions and the Libraries' strategic plan (http://www.lib.auburn.edu/strategicplan/2013/).

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                "Terms of Service on Social Media Sites"

                Posted in Copyright, Social Media/Web 2.0 on August 28th, 2014

                Corinne Hui Yun Tan has self-archived "Terms of Service on Social Media Sites".

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                This article considers the provisions within the terms of service ('TOS') of the social media behemoths of today—Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and the Wikimedia Foundation. In particular, it examines the main provisions that purport to regulate, from a copyright perspective, generative activities on social media sites. This empirical work is undertaken so that the article can shed light on the relationship between the contractual and copyright regimes. To do so, the article identifies the instances where the contractual regime is to some extent aligned with the copyright regime, and further, where there are potential incompatibilities between the two regimes.

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