Director, Georgia HomePLACE at University System of Georgia

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 8th, 2016

The University System of Georgia is recruiting a Director, Georgia HomePLACE.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

  • Serves as the primary liaison between the Digital Library of Georgia and the state's public libraries.
  • Oversees the Georgia HomePLACE (Providing Library and Archives Collections Electronically) project and provides support in planning, budgeting, scheduling, facilitating, reporting and publicizing HomePLACE collaborative digitization projects.

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    "A Vision for Open Cyber-Scholarly Infrastructures"

    Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access, Open Science on June 8th, 2016

    Costantino Thanos has published "A Vision for Open Cyber-Scholarly Infrastructures" in Publications.

    Here's an excerpt:

    The characteristics of modern science, i.e., data-intensive, multidisciplinary, open, and heavily dependent on Internet technologies, entail the creation of a linked scholarly record that is online and open. Instrumental in making this vision happen is the development of the next generation of Open Cyber-Scholarly Infrastructures (OCIs), i.e., enablers of an open, evolvable, and extensible scholarly ecosystem. The paper delineates the evolving scenario of the modern scholarly record and describes the functionality of future OCIs as well as the radical changes in scholarly practices including new reading, learning, and information-seeking practices enabled by OCIs.

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      Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of San Diego

      Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 8th, 2016

      The University of San Diego is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

      Here's an excerpt from the ad:

      Reporting to the Dean of the University Library and working under the direction of the Head of Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives, the Digital Initiatives Librarian is responsible for assisting librarians and faculty with digital projects and developing and managing the University's institutional repository. He/She plans services and standards for digital and repository projects and prepares related workflow documentation and procedures.

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        Gold Open Access Journals 2011-2015

        Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on June 8th, 2016

        It is available as a free PDF or a low-cost paperback.

        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

        This book reports on a comprehensive analysis of serious open access journals as of December 31, 2015: nearly 11,000 journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals. For 10,324 of the journals, the study includes whether or not there's an article processing charge (APC), how much it is, and the number of articles in each year 2011 through 2015. The state of serious gold OA is described in terms of article volume, fees and revenue, subject segments, regions, type of publisher and other aspects. The book includes two chapters on the May 2016 "delisting" of 2,900-odd journals.

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          Digital Art: May’s Color Pen and Ink Drawings, Oil Paintings, and Pastel Drawings

          Posted in Digital Art on June 7th, 2016

          In May, I continued to transform public domain photos from the late 19th century and my own photos into color pen and ink drawings, oil paintings, and pastel drawings using a variety of Photoshop plug-ins and Topaz Impression. Full-size images (8×10") and descriptions of the processing steps involved are freely available on Flickr or 500px.

          Digital Pastel Drawing of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence

          Digital Color Pen and Ink Drawing of a Dutch Fisherman in Marken

          Digital Pastel Drawing of Mont Saint-Michel in Moonlight

          Digital Pastel Drawing of The Torrs in Ilfracombe, North Devon

          Digital Pastel Drawing of a Boat Arriving in Guernsey

          Digital Oil Painting of the Wheat Exchange Hall in Leiden

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            Digital and Media Archivist at University of Wisconsin–Madison

            Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 7th, 2016

            The University of Wisconsin–Madison is recruiting a Digital and Media Archivist.

            Here's an excerpt from the ad:

            Manage born digital collections: working with library and campus partners to ingest, preserve, describe and make available archival materials in digital form; identifying digital media to be added to the Archives' collections; identifying/testing software to help with born digital materials; overseeing the Archive's Archive-It site.

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              "Demographics of Scholarly Publishing and Communication Professionals"

              Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on June 7th, 2016

              Albert N. Greco, Robert M. Wharton, and Amy Brand have published the "Demographics of Scholarly Publishing and Communication Professionals" in Learned Publishing.

              Here's an excerpt:

              While a great deal is known about the companies active in this sector, we need to know more about the employees of the firms that edit, produce, market, and distribute today's scholarly books and journals. To achieve this goal, the researchers conducted an international survey in late 2014 and early 2015 of approximately 6,121 scholarly publishing employees in 33 nations.

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                Director of Copyright & Scholarly Communications at Duke University

                Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 7th, 2016

                Duke University is recruiting a Director of Copyright & Scholarly Communications.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                The Director of Copyright & Scholarly Communications will provide leadership and coordinate scholarly communication activities for Duke University. Working with library colleagues, s/he will offer training and consultative services for the university community about intellectual property issues and their impact on the nature and conduct of scholarly inquiry and instruction. . . . S/he will also be an advocate for innovation in scholarly publishing with individuals, as well as in regard to institutional and national policies.

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                  "Amplifying the Impact of Open Access: Wikipedia and the Diffusion of Science"

                  Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on June 7th, 2016

                  Misha Teplitskiy, Grace Lu, and Eamon Duede have self-archived "Amplifying the Impact of Open Access: Wikipedia and the Diffusion of Science."

                  Here's an excerpt:

                  With the rise of Wikipedia as a first-stop source for scientific knowledge, it is important to compare its representation of that knowledge to that of the academic literature. Here we identify the 250 most heavily used journals in each of 26 research fields (4,721 journals, 19.4M articles in total) indexed by the Scopus database, and test whether topic, academic status, and accessibility make articles from these journals more or less likely to be referenced on Wikipedia. We find that a journal's academic status (impact factor) and accessibility (open access policy) both strongly increase the probability of it being referenced on Wikipedia. Controlling for field and impact factor, the odds that an open access journal is referenced on the English Wikipedia are 47% higher compared to paywall journals. One of the implications of this study is that a major consequence of open access policies is to significantly amplify the diffusion of science, through an intermediary like Wikipedia, to a broad audience.

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                    Director of Library Technology and Special Collections at Binghamton University

                    Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on June 6th, 2016

                    Binghamton University is recruiting a Director of Library Technology and Special Collections.

                    Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                    The Director of Library Technology and Special Collections is responsible for providing administrative and programmatic leadership for innovative, high quality information technologies, digital initiatives and discovery services, Special Collections and Archives in the University Libraries, which includes the Glen B. Bartle and Science Libraries, the Library Annex©Conklin, and the University Downtown Center Library and Information Commons.

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                      "Revisiting the Data Lifecycle with Big Data Curation"

                      Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on June 6th, 2016

                      Line Pouchard has published "Revisiting the Data Lifecycle with Big Data Curation" in the International Journal of Digital Curation.

                      Here's an excerpt:

                      As science becomes more data-intensive and collaborative, researchers increasingly use larger and more complex data to answer research questions. The capacity of storage infrastructure, the increased sophistication and deployment of sensors, the ubiquitous availability of computer clusters, the development of new analysis techniques, and larger collaborations allow researchers to address grand societal challenges in a way that is unprecedented. In parallel, research data repositories have been built to host research data in response to the requirements of sponsors that research data be publicly available. Libraries are re-inventing themselves to respond to a growing demand to manage, store, curate and preserve the data produced in the course of publicly funded research. As librarians and data managers are developing the tools and knowledge they need to meet these new expectations, they inevitably encounter conversations around Big Data. This paper explores definitions of Big Data that have coalesced in the last decade around four commonly mentioned characteristics: volume, variety, velocity, and veracity. We highlight the issues associated with each characteristic, particularly their impact on data management and curation. We use the methodological framework of the data life cycle model, assessing two models developed in the context of Big Data projects and find them lacking. We propose a Big Data life cycle model that includes activities focused on Big Data and more closely integrates curation with the research life cycle. These activities include planning, acquiring, preparing, analyzing, preserving, and discovering, with describing the data and assuring quality being an integral part of each activity. We discuss the relationship between institutional data curation repositories and new long-term data resources associated with high performance computing centers, and reproducibility in computational science. We apply this model by mapping the four characteristics of Big Data outlined above to each of the activities in the model. This mapping produces a set of questions that practitioners should be asking in a Big Data project

                      The article is under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.

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                        Hillman University Librarian and Director, University Library System at University of Pittsburgh

                        Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on June 6th, 2016

                        The University of Pittsburgh is recruiting a Hillman University Librarian and Director, University Library System.

                        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                        A member of the Association of American Universities, current enrollment in Pitt's 16 undergraduate and graduate schools and 4 regional campuses is 34,934 (25,074 undergraduate and 9,860 graduate students).

                        In 2015, the University's federally funded research summed to almost $600 million. . . .

                        The ULS is comprised of 11 libraries and holdings of nearly 7.2 million volumes and employs a total FTE count of 180. The director oversees the ULS budget, which in 2015 was approximately $32 million.

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