Research Data Services Manager at University of Iowa

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 14th, 2017

The University of Iowa is recruiting a Research Data Services Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Research Data Services Manager plays a central role in the development and provision of Library services for access, use, manipulation, and management of qualitative and quantitative research datasets. The position is responsible for co-leading a library and campus-wide effort to build a research data management, curation and services infrastructure at the University of Iowa. The overarching goal is to develop services and policy to support the organization, dissemination, and preservation of data generated by Iowa’s research enterprise.

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"Fostering Effective Data Management Practices at Leiden University"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Research Libraries on February 14th, 2017

Peter Verhaar have published "Fostering Effective Data Management Practices at Leiden University" in LIBER Quarterly.

Here's an excerpt:

To actively promote the stewardship of all the research data that are produced at Leiden University, a comprehensive, institution-wide programme was launched in 2015, which centrally aims to encourage its researchers to carefully plan the temporal storage, long-term preservation and potential reuse of their data. This programme, which is managed centrally by the Department of Academic Affairs, and which receives important contributions from academic staff, from Leiden University Libraries, and from the University’s central ICT organisation, basically consists of three parts. Firstly, a basic central policy has been formulated, containing clear guidelines for activities before, during and after research projects. . . . As a second part of the data management programme, faculties have organised workshops and meetings, concentrating on the rationale and on the technical and organisational practicalities of effective data management in order to bring about a discipline-specific protocol. . . . Thirdly, to ensure that scholars can genuinely make a reasoned selection among the many tools that are currently available, a central catalogue was developed which lists and characterises the most relevant data management services.

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Library Applications Developer at Drexel University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 13th, 2017

Drexel University is recruiting a Library Applications Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for the search and discovery applications that support student and faculty academic research, including the library catalog, Summon discovery service, and other tools.

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"No Scholar Is an Island: The Impact of Sharing in the Work Life of Scholars"

Posted in Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on February 13th, 2017

Carol Tenopir et al. have published "No Scholar Is an Island: The Impact of Sharing in the Work Life of Scholars" in .

Here's an excerpt:

In an international survey of 1,000 published scholars, the Beyond Downloads project examined their sharing behaviours in order to gain a more contextualized and accurate picture of their usage beyond download patterns and citation counts. Scholars share published articles with others as a mode of content discovery and dissemination, particularly if they work in groups, and most expect to increase their sharing in the future.

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Digital Library Project Manager at University of Utah

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 13th, 2017

The University of Utah is recruiting a Digital Library Project Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Library Project Manager is the library’s champion of Utah Digital Newspaper projects as well as helping to implement new digital initiatives for the library and our partners. While this position is housed within the Digital Library Services Department, it has the unique opportunity to work with partners throughout the library, state, and region.

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"What Does ‘Green’ Open Access Mean? Tracking Twelve Years of Changes to Journal Publisher Self-Archiving Policies"

Posted in E-Prints, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on February 13th, 2017

Elizabeth Gadd and Denise Troll Covey have self-archived "What Does 'Green' Open Access Mean? Tracking Twelve Years of Changes to Journal Publisher Self-Archiving Policies."

Here's an excerpt:

Traces the 12-year self-archiving policy journey of the original 107 publishers listed on the SHERPA/RoMEO Publisher Policy Database in 2004, through to 2015. Maps the RoMEO colour codes 'green', 'blue', 'yellow' and 'white') and related restrictions and conditions over time. Finds that while the volume of publishers allowing some form of self-archiving (pre-print, post-print or both) has increased by 12% over the twelve years, the volume of restrictions around how, where, and when self-archiving may take place has increased 119%, 190% and 1000% respectively.

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Science and Data Librarian at University of Vermont

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 10th, 2017

The University of Vermont is recruiting a Science and Data Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position will serve as the liaison to the science disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and will support research, teaching and learning in these areas by providing library instruction, research consultations, outreach and other services. This position will also take the lead in designing and developing the Libraries’ services for supporting data management and develop training and support for data literacy within and outside of the Libraries.

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How Americans Encounter, Recall and Act Upon Digital News

Posted in Digital Culture, Publishing on February 10th, 2017

The Pew Research Center has released How Americans Encounter, Recall and Act Upon Digital News.

Here's an excerpt:

When asked how they arrived at news content in their most recent web interaction, online news consumers were about equally likely to get news by going directly to a news website (36% of the times they got news, on average) as getting it through social media (35%). They were less likely to access news through emails, text messages or search engines. . . .

Among the five pathways studied, news instances spurred by emails and texts from friends or family elicited the most activity; nearly three-quarters (73%) of these instances were acted upon in some way. That outpaced even social media and direct visits to a news organization’s website, where a follow-up action occurred in about half of news instances (53% and 47%, respectively).

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Front-End Architect and Accessibility Specialist at University of Michigan

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 10th, 2017

The University of Michigan is recruiting a Front-End Architect and Accessibility Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The specialist position is twofold. As Front-End Architect, this position provides leadership for creating and maintaining high-quality, efficient user interfaces and setting front-end development standards across the Library's websites, as well as for developing tools and workflows to maintain those standards. The Front-End Architect sets the direction for front-end development and coordinates related projects and initiatives, including the day-to-day work of other interface developers.

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"Open Access and the Graduate Author: A Dissertation Anxiety Manual"

Posted in Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), Open Access, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books on February 10th, 2017

Jill Cirasella and Polly Thistlethwaite have self-archived "Open Access and the Graduate Author: A Dissertation Anxiety Manual."

Here's an excerpt:

Now that dissertations are deposited and distributed electronically, students must perform yet another anxiety-inducing task: deciding whether they want to make their dissertations immediately open access (OA) or, at universities that require OA, coming to terms with openness. For some students, mostly in the humanities and some of the social sciences, who hope to transform their dissertations into books, OA has become a bogeyman, a supposed saboteur of book contracts and destroyer of careers.

This chapter examines the various access-related anxieties that plague graduate students. It is a kind of diagnostic and statistical manual of dissertation anxieties—a "Dissertation Anxiety Manual," if you will—describing anxieties surrounding book contracts, book sales, plagiarism, juvenilia, the ambiguity of the term online, and changes in scholarly research and production.

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Web Services Librarian at Rutgers University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 9th, 2017

Rutgers University is recruiting a Web Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This is a new position within the recently formed Shared User Services (SUS) unit, a dynamic and innovative team of library faculty and staff responsible for coordinating shared user services including the Libraries website, discovery infrastructure, online reference and shared instruction activities, and digital projects. This position will be responsible for coordinating the planning, design, maintenance, and evaluation of the Libraries web presence in order to improve the user experience, particularly for using the Libraries resources and services

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"Updating the Agenda for Academic Libraries and Scholarly Communications"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Journals on February 9th, 2017

Clifford Lynch has published "Updating the Agenda for Academic Libraries and Scholarly Communications" in College & Research Libraries.

Here's an excerpt:

This issue of C&RL is focused on scholarly communication, and it seems appropriate, in this invited guest editorial, to step back and examine the broader agenda that academic and research libraries need to consider today in engaging with scholarly communications as a way of framing the issue. My view is that this agenda is ripe for re-thinking. The overall environment has changed significantly in the last few years, underscoring the growing irrelevance of some long-held ideas, and at the same time, clearly identifying new and urgent priorities. What I hope to do here is to summarize very succinctly my thoughts on the most pressing issues and the areas most needing reconsideration. Articles in this issue touch upon aspects of many of these topics; I hope that future authors may also find topical inspirations here.

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