Fair-Use and E-Reserves: "A Reversal for Georgia State"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, E-Reserves, Publishing on October 20th, 2014

Kevin Smith has published "A Reversal for Georgia State" in Scholarly Communications @ Duke.

Here's an excerpt:

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has issued its ruling in the publisher appeal of a district court decision that found most instances of electronic reserve copying at Georgia State to be fair use. The appellate court ruling is 129 pages long, and I will have much more to say after I read it carefully. But the hot news right now is that the Court of Appeals has reversed the District Court's judgment and remanded the case back for proceedings consistent with the new opinion. The injunction issued by the District Court and the order awarding costs and attorney's fees to GSU have been vacated.

Read more about it at "Publishers Win Reversal of Court Ruling That Favored 'E-Reserves' at Georgia State U." and "A Win for Publishers."

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    Digital Curation News (10/17/2014) #digitalpreservation

    Posted in Digital Curation News on October 17th, 2014

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      Systems Analyst/Programmer, UITS at Indiana University, Bloomington

      Posted in Library IT Jobs on October 17th, 2014

      Indiana University, Bloomington is recruiting a Systems Analyst/Programmer, UITS.

      Here's an excerpt from the ad:

      Provides expertise in the development of detailed functional requirements for the library systems (such as IUCAT and other library information delivery systems), establishes regression testing scripts, and coordinates the participation of Academic and Faculty Services in quality assurance testing of these systems. Consults with the Indiana University user community in the review of system requirements and designs, and collaborates with the open source user community in forming consensus on requirements and designs.

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        "Tweets as Impact Indicators: Examining the Implications of Automated Bot Accounts on Twitter"

        Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Metrics, Social Media/Web 2.0 on October 17th, 2014

        Stefanie Haustein et al. have self-archived "Tweets as Impact Indicators: Examining the Implications of Automated Bot Accounts on Twitter."

        Here's an excerpt:

        This brief communication presents preliminary findings on automated Twitter accounts distributing links to scientific papers deposited on the preprint repository arXiv. It discusses the implication of the presence of such bots from the perspective of social media metrics (altmetrics), where mentions of scholarly documents on Twitter have been suggested as a means of measuring impact that is both broader and timelier than citations. We present preliminary findings that automated Twitter accounts create a considerable amount of tweets to scientific papers and that they behave differently than common social bots, which has critical implications for the use of raw tweet counts in research evaluation and assessment. We discuss some definitions of Twitter cyborgs and bots in scholarly communication and propose differentiating between different levels of engagement from tweeting only bibliographic information to discussing or commenting on the content of a paper.

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          Head of Science Library and eScience Initiatives at University of Kentucky

          Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 17th, 2014

          The University of Kentucky is recruiting a Head of Science Library and eScience Initiatives.

          Here's an excerpt from the ad:

          The candidate will serve as an academic liaison in one or more STEM-related disciplines including active participation in information literacy, assessment, outreach initiatives, collection development, and research and data support services. The candidate will work collaboratively with other STEM librarians and foster partnerships with faculty, students, and researchers on campus.

          The candidate will serve as a leader in eScience initiatives for UK Libraries and related areas including supporting university researchers and working collaboratively with the Director for Digital Scholarship to advance UKnowledge as the university institutional repository. In collaboration with the Director of the UK Libraries Research Data Center, the candidate will coordinate efforts of faculty and staff in the development, implementation, and assessment of research support services for faculty, students, and research centers in the sciences.

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            International Trade Commission and Digital Data Regultation: "Brief of PK and EFF in ClearCorrect v. ITC"

            Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation on October 17th, 2014

            The EFF has released "Brief of PK and EFF in ClearCorrect v. ITC."

            Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

            In the sweeping and unprecedented decision below, the International Trade Commission found that its authority to regulate trade extends to pure "electronic transmission of digital data" untied to any physical medium. Generally, by statute, the Commission's jurisdiction is limited to oversight of "importation . . . of articles." However, the Commission expansively construed the term "articles" to potentially include anything "bought and sold in commerce," thereby leading to its conclusion that digital data was an article of importation. This broadly sketched statutory construction fails to indicate clearly any limiting principles on the Commission's power.

            Among other things, the Commission's decision leaves open the question of whether all transmissions of telecommunications data are within the scope of its authority.

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              Digital Curation News (10/16/2014) #digitalpreservation

              Posted in Digital Curation News on October 16th, 2014

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                Science/Data Services Librarian at Lewis & Clark College

                Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 16th, 2014

                Lewis & Clark College is recruiting a Science/Data Services Librarian.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                The Science/Data Services Librarian is an entry-level position that:

                • Provides leadership in the planning, implementation, and assessment of library research and data services in support of the natural sciences and other data-related disciplines.
                • Develops liaison partnerships with science faculty, staff, and students to support teaching, learning, and research and incorporates new approaches and technologies into existing and future services.

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