Guide for Research Libraries: The NSF Data Sharing Policy

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on November 28th, 2010

ARL has released the Guide for Research Libraries: The NSF Data Sharing Policy.

Here's an excerpt:

The Association for Research Libraries has developed this guide primarily for librarians, to help them make sense of the new NSF requirement. It provides the context for, and an explanation of, the policy change and its ramifications for the grant-writing process. It investigates the role of libraries in data management planning, offering guidance in helping researchers meet the NSF requirement. In addition, the guide provides a resources page, where examples of responses from ARL libraries may be found, as well as guides for data management planning created by various NSF directorates and approaches to the topic created by international data archive and curation centers.

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    Search Engine Added to Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography

    Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on November 28th, 2010

    A Google Custom Search Engine has been added to the XHTML version of Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography.

    In related news, Amazon is now offering the paperback version of Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography at the discount price of $11.48.

    Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography

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      Recap of Digital Library, Electronic Resource, and Library IT Jobs 10/28/10-11/28/10

      Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Electronic Resources Jobs, Library IT Jobs on November 28th, 2010

      In case you missed the tweets, here are jobs from 10/28/10-11/28/10 during the DigitalKoans blog hiatus.

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        Gary Ward Named Chairman of the Public Library of Science

        Posted in Open Access, Scholarly Journals on November 28th, 2010

        Gary Ward has been named Chairman of the Public Library of Science.

        Here's an excerpt from the press release:

        We're delighted to announce that the PLoS board of directors has appointed Gary Ward as board chairman, effective January 1, 2011. Gary has a longstanding association with PLoS as a charter member of the PLoS Biology Editorial Board, has a deep understanding of Open Access and a strong devotion to its widespread adoption.

        Gary received his PhD from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and did post doc work at UC San Francisco with Marc Kirschner. He was a Senior Staff Fellow at the NIH’s Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, and Treasurer and Member of the Executive Committee of the American Society for Cell Biology. He is currently Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Vermont.

        Gary’s Open Access credentials are as impressive as his scholarly credentials: he is Chair (through year-end) of the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central National Advisory Committee, a past member of the NLM Public Access Working Group, and member of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Open Access working group.

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          Harvard Divinity School Adopts Open Access Policy

          Posted in Open Access on November 28th, 2010

          On November 15, 2010, the Harvard Divinity School adopted an open access policy. Five other Harvard units have an open access policy: the Business School, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education, the Kennedy School of Government, and the Law School.

          Here's an excerpt:

          The Faculty of the Harvard Divinity School is committed to disseminating the fruits of its research and scholarship as widely as possible. In keeping with that commitment, the Faculty adopts the following policy: Each Faculty member grants to the President and Fellows of Harvard College permission to make available his or her scholarly articles and to exercise the copyright in those articles. More specifically, each Faculty member grants to the President and Fellows a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to each of his or her scholarly articles, in any medium, provided that the articles are not sold for a profit, and to authorize others to do the same. The policy applies to all scholarly articles authored or co-authored while the person is a member of the Faculty except for any articles completed before the adoption of this policy and any articles for which the Faculty member entered into an incompatible licensing or assignment agreement before the adoption of this policy. The Dean or Dean's designate will waive application of the license for a particular article or delay access for a specified period of time upon express direction by a Faculty member.

          Each Faculty member will provide an electronic copy of the author's final version of each article no later than the date of its publication at no charge to the appropriate representative of the Provost's Office in an appropriate format (such as PDF) specified by the Provost's Office. The Provost's Office may make the article available to the public in an open-access repository.

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            National Archives and Records Administration Joins ARL

            Posted in ARL Libraries on November 28th, 2010

            The National Archives and Records Administration has joined the Association of Research Libraries.

            Here's an excerpt from the press release:

            At its 2010 Fall Membership Meeting held October 13-14, 2010, in Washington, DC, the membership of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) voted to invite the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to join as its 126th member. David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, accepted the invitation.

            "The National Archives is delighted to become a member of ARL," said Ferriero. "This is a very exciting time for libraries and archives. Information policy is a burgeoning field with a myriad of opportunities. Becoming a member of ARL will offer the National Archives, which is the largest archives in the United States, an opportunity to share our expertise and experience in archives and records management with our new colleagues. We also look forward to learning new ideas and fresh approaches to the challenges that we all face."

            The vote of membership followed a process that considered both qualitative and quantitative documentation and involved a site visit by members of the ARL Membership Committee. The review also examined the unique breadth and depth of NARA’s collections, services to the public and research community, and potential contributions to research and scholarship. The review committee noted in particular NARA’s leadership in records and archival management activities, an area of increasingly strategic importance for research libraries.

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              Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (November 29, 2010)

              Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on November 28th, 2010

              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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                Institutional Repository Bibliography, Version 3

                Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Institutional Repositories, Scholarly Communication on November 14th, 2010

                An institutional repository is a digital repository specific to a single institution that contains diverse types of digital works that deal with the disciplines associated with that institution.

                Version three of the Institutional Repository Bibliography is now available from Digital Scholarship as an XHTML website with live links to many included works. It primarily includes published articles, books, and technical reports. A limited number of conference papers and unpublished e-prints are also included. All included works are in English. It is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

                The bibliography has the following sections (all sections have been updated):

                1 General
                2 Country and Regional Institutional Repository Surveys
                3 Multiple-Institution Repositories
                4 Specific Institutional Repositories
                5 Institutional Repository Digital Preservation Issues
                6 Institutional Repository Library Issues
                7 Institutional Repository Metadata Issues
                8 Institutional Repository Open Access Policies
                9 Institutional Repository R&D Projects
                10 Institutional Repository Research Studies
                11 Institutional Repository Software
                12 Electronic Theses and Dissertations in Institutional Repositories
                Appendix A. Related Bibliographies
                Appendix B. About the Author

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