"Online Collaboration: Scientists and the Social Network"

Posted in Scholarly Communication, Social Media/Web 2.0 on August 18th, 2014

Richard Van Noorde has published "Online Collaboration: Scientists and the Social Network" in Nature.

Here's an excerpt:

More than 4.5 million researchers have signed up for ResearchGate, and another 10,000 arrive every day, says Madisch. That is a pittance compared with Facebook's 1.3 billion active users, but astonishing for a network that only researchers can join.

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    DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 8/11/2014

    Posted in Announcements on July 17th, 2014

    DigitalKoans posts will resume on 8/11/2014.

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      Digital Curation News (7/17/2014) #digitalpreservation

      Posted in Digital Curation News on July 17th, 2014

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        Assistant Systems Librarian at Arkansas State University

        Posted in Library IT Jobs on July 17th, 2014

        Arkansas State University is recruiting a Assistant Systems Librarian.

        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

        Assistant Systems Librarian will work under the direction and supervision of the Systems Librarian to optimize the library systems, technologies, software, and hardware needed for access to Library resources.

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          Judiciary Committee Hearing on Moral Rights, Termination Rights, Resale Royalty, and Copyright Term

          Posted in Copyright, Legislation and Government Regulation on July 17th, 2014

          The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on moral rights, termination rights, resale royalty, and copyright term.

          Here's an excerpt from "Congress Takes On Copyright Term, Moral Rights, and More":

          How is this going to work? It's hard to say. Probably not very well. The hearing structure allows a handful of witnesses to give very brief explanations of their views, but the question-and-answer format hasn't always been very productive. In the past, we've seen lawmakers in the committee raise pet issues instead of focusing on the topics on the agenda—take for example last month's hearing on the first sale doctrine, which included numerous questions about the unrelated issue of "piracy."

          Moreover, in the absence of real public feedback during these hearings, the committee has sought to represent the public interest by inviting testimony from "both" sides of an imagined dichotomy. Hearings include witnesses from, say, a big company and a small company, a telecom and a publisher, or a copyright licensor and a licensee. This sometimes provides a good impression of balance, but on a panel addressing four separate issues, the odds seem long. It is also often the case that these "sides" don't include anyone who represents the public interest.

          But let's not pass judgment before the hearing even takes place. For those who are watching the hearing, here is a primer on the four issues up for discussion:

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            Associate Director for the Digital Library at NCSU

            Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on July 17th, 2014

            NCSU is recruiting an Associate Director for the Digital Library.

            Here's an excerpt from the ad:

            The Associate Director for the Digital Library provides vision and leadership for information technology; resource management and discovery; and digital projects and associated research and development. The position serves as administrator for three departments: Information Technology (23 FTE), Acquisitions & Discovery (24 FTE), and Digital Library Initiatives (11 FTE). The Digital Library Division designs, develops, manages, and maintains a flexible, reliable, and innovative technology environment that enables access to research collections and facilitates user-centered services, along with a robust computing and data storage infrastructure that supports the library as both repository and research platform, both physically and virtually.

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              "Technology and Digital Scholarship"

              Posted in Digital Culture, Publishing on July 17th, 2014

              Robert Harington has published "Technology and Digital Scholarship" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

              Here's an excerpt:

              According to The Guardian, 90% of all the data in the world has been generated over the last two years, but less than 1% of this information has been analyzed. The question for academic publishers and societies is one of comprehension. How do we assimilate these data?

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                Digital Curation News (7/16/2014) #digitalpreservation

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