Twitter Updates for 2/1/11

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    Sr. Technical Analyst at the University of Notre Dame

    Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 1st, 2011

    The University of Notre Dame's Hesburgh Libraries are recruiting a Sr. Technical Analyst. Hiring range: $42,931-$73,956.

    Here's an excerpt from the ad:

    The Project Developer/Senior Technical Analyst is primarily responsible for support and ongoing development of CORAL (electronic resources management system developed in house using Object Oriented PHP, MySQL and JQuery/Ajax), Datamart (locally developed reporting system to facilitate management and statistical reporting of Aleph data using an open source ETL, shell scripting and Oracle), and Bibliographic Statistics database (locally designed MS SQL database for gathering statistics across the Libraries).

    The incumbent also provide support for electronic resources applications, including Metalib, SFX, and e-journals locator. The applications support includes systems upgrades, enhancement implementation, and code problems fixes. The position works closely with Senior Project/Application Developer, Senior Technical Consultant Analyst for SFX and electronic journals, Electronic Resources Librarian, and Systems administrator.

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      Wiley Open Access Launched

      Posted in Open Access, Publishing on February 1st, 2011

      John Wiley & Sons has launched Wiley Open Access.

      Here's an excerpt from the press release:

      Wiley Open Access will provide authors wishing to publish their research outcomes in an open access journal with a range of new high quality publications which meet the requirements of funding organizations and institutions where these apply. . . .

      The new journals are being launched in collaboration with a group of international professional and scholarly societies with which Wiley currently partners.  Each journal will appoint an Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board responsible for ensuring that all articles are rigorously peer-reviewed, and each journal will be offered with the full functionality of Wiley Online Library.

      The new Wiley Open Access journal Brain and Behavior will publish open access research across neurology, neuroscience, psychiatry and psychology.  Brain and Behavior’s newly appointed Editor-in-Chief, Andrei V. Alexandrov, Professor of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, comments:

      "With the launch of Brain and Behavior, the Editorial Board and I, along with the support of many international societies, will offer the research community a high quality peer-reviewed journal that meets the needs of those authors who wish to publish their work in an open access environment. I am delighted to be working with Wiley to deliver this important new service."

      Professor Allen Moore, University of Exeter and newly appointed Editor-in-Chief of Ecology and Evolution comments:

      "I am excited to be involved with this new open access journals initiative.  Ecology and Evolution will deliver rapid decisions and fast publication of research in all areas of ecology, evolution and conservation science.  By working in collaboration with leading societies to deliver open access to all, this new journal offers authors an ideal place to publish their work quickly to the broadest possible audience." . . .

      Wiley Open Access journals will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.  A publication fee will be payable by authors on acceptance of their articles.  Wiley will introduce a range of new payment schemes to enable academic and research institutions, funders, societies, and corporations to actively support their researchers and members who wish to publish in Wiley Open Access journals. 

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        "The Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Costco v. Omega on Libraries"

        Posted in Copyright, Libraries, Research Libraries on January 31st, 2011

        The Library Copyright Alliance has released "The Impact of the Supreme Court's Decision in Costco v. Omega on Libraries."

        Here's an excerpt:

        On December 13, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Costco v. Omega in a manner that eliminated none of the uncertainty caused by the lower court's ruling in that case. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit had ruled that the copyright law's "first sale doctrine" did not apply to copies manufactured abroad. This ruling cast doubt on a library's ability to circulate books and other materials manufactured outside of the United States. In a 4 to 4 vote, the Supreme Court affirmed the lower court's judgment "by an equally divided Court." This means that the Ninth Circuit's ruling stands within the Ninth Circuit, but is not a binding precedent on courts in the rest of the country. Libraries must now decide whether to change their purchasing and lending practices in light of the Supreme Court's decision. This memorandum suggests that a combination of defenses, including section 602(a)(3)(C) of the Copyright Act, the Ninth Circuit's Drug Emporium exception, implied license, and fair use, allow libraries throughout the country to continue their existing purchasing and circulation practices with a fair degree of confidence that they will not infringe copyright by doing so.

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          Librarian (Digital Projects) at National Agricultural Library

          Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 31st, 2011

          The National Agricultural Library is recruiting a Librarian (Digital Projects). Note: "This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months. Position may be extended up to a maximum total appointment time of 4 years."

          Here's an excerpt from the ad:

          You will participate in the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of core digital initiatives. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

          • Create and/or add meta-data, classification, and search capabilities;
          • Recommend enhancements to NAL’s web presence;
          • Seek creative solutions to leverage current technologies to integrate content and realize improvements in information management, such as Web 2.0, RSS feeds, wikis, and blogs;
          • Initiate the development of electronic library information tools and services for information delivery, such as Zotero, EndNotes, and RefWorks;
          • Collaborate with task forces and groups of diverse national and international members to forge information-sharing partnerships, enhance digital collections, and further database or other digital development initiatives; and
          • Provide formal and informal training and support in web-based and traditional formats to staff and customers to facilitate effective use of digital content and technologies.

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            Twitter Updates for February 1, 2011

            Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on January 31st, 2011

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              Systems Librarian at University of British Columbia

              Posted in Library IT Jobs on January 31st, 2011

              The University of British Columbia Library is recruiting a Systems Librarian.

              Here's an excerpt from the ad:

              We are seeking an innovative, experienced and professional librarian to contribute to the development and delivery for Library-wide information services and resources, in support of the university’s teaching and research programs. Key responsibilities will include: managing and coordinating independently or as part of a team, the Library's integrated library system (ILS), currently, Ex Libris/Voyager, and the Library's suite of utilities and applications supporting the ILS; involvement in the development, integration, customization, and maintenance of the Library's online infrastructure in relation to the ILS; liaising with Library Systems, Technical Services, Finance, and other Library staff regarding ILS services, electronic resource management, metadata, digitization and other initiatives; preparing systems-related documentation and supporting the production of statistical reports. This position will participate in the planning and implementation of relevant services, policies, and procedures and will also coordinate and supervises staff, services and special projects as required.

              This position will report to the Associate University Librarian, Library Systems & Information Technology and works collaboratively with colleagues in the Library, UBC, and beyond.

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                Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (January 31, 2011)

                Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on January 31st, 2011

                The latest update of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (SEPW) is now available. It provides information about new works related to scholarly electronic publishing, such as books, e-prints, journal articles, magazine articles, technical reports, and white papers.

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