PLOS: Response to NIH RFI—Strategies for NIH Data Management, Sharing, and Citation

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access, Open Science, Publishing on January 31st, 2017

PLOS has released Response to NIH RFI—Strategies for NIH Data Management, Sharing, and Citation.

Here's an excerpt:

We write to express the views of the Public Library of Science, a fully Open Access Publisher of seven Research Journals, in response to your RFI on Data Sharing, Management, and Citation. Open access to Research Articles is just the first step in what we consider should be the end state for all publicly funded research, and we support broader efforts towards open science. We are developing our own policies to help establish a new norm in which upon publication of a journal article, if not before, all of the underlying data (where ethically appropriate) is openly available to access and reuse without restriction according to the FAIR principles for data management to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable.

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Data Services Librarian at University of Maryland, College Park

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 31st, 2017

The University of Maryland, College Park is recruiting a Data Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The primary responsibility of the Data Services Librarian is to serve as the program lead to implement and promote novel, sustainable data services throughout all stages of the research data lifecycle. The incumbent in this position should strive to become the Libraries’ primary expert for the technology required to support comprehensive data services initiatives, including repositories and hosting requirements. S/he serves as the expert on technology and tools to support University of Maryland researchers and partners as they manage, analyze, share, communicate, and preserve their research data.

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"Novel Processes and Metrics for a Scientific Evaluation Rooted in the Principles of Science—Version 1"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 31st, 2017

Michaël Bon, Michael Taylor, and Gary S. McDowell have self-archived "Novel Processes and Metrics for a Scientific Evaluation Rooted in the Principles of Science—Version 1."

Here's an excerpt:

Scientific evaluation is a determinant of how scientists, institutions and funders behave, and as such is a key element in the making of science. In this article, we propose an alternative to the current norm of evaluating research with journal rank. Following a well-defined notion of scientific value, we introduce qualitative processes that can also be quantified and give rise to meaningful and easy-to-use article-level metrics. In our approach, the goal of a scientist is transformed from convincing an editorial board through a vertical process to convincing peers through an horizontal one. We argue that such an evaluation system naturally provides the incentives and logic needed to constantly promote quality, reproducibility, openness and collaboration in science. The system is legally and technically feasible and can gradually lead to the self-organized reappropriation of the scientific process by the scholarly community and its institutions. We propose an implementation of our evaluation system with the platform "the Self-Journals of Science" (www.sjscience.org).

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Systems Librarian II—Library Project Coordinator at Harvard University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on January 30th, 2017

Harvard University is recruiting a Systems Librarian II—Library Project Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Director, Library Systems, Library Technology Service (LTS), the Systems Librarian II—Library Project Coordinator will be a member of a high performing team charged with implementing a new library platform used by most library staff to manage the library collections of the Harvard Library. This system facilitates collections management (i.e. acquisition, description, and inventory management) and access functions (i.e. circulation, course reserves). This 18 month project is a major effort for the Harvard Library and will require a strong partnership between LTS, many Harvard Library staff, and the system vendor. The project will involve a massive data migration, complex system configuration, revamping of many library workflows, and a comprehensive re-training program for library staff. The Systems Librarian II – Library Project Coordinator will be dedicated full time to the project and will play a key role in project coordination, under the direction of the Director.

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"A Metadata-Driven Approach to Data Repository Design"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories, Metadata on January 30th, 2017

Matthew J. Harvey, Andrew McLean, and Henry S. Rzep have published "A Metadata-Driven Approach to Data Repository Design" in the Journal of Cheminformatics.

Here's an excerpt:

The design and use of a metadata-driven data repository for research data management is described. Metadata is collected automatically during the submission process whenever possible and is registered with DataCite in accordance with their current metadata schema, in exchange for a persistent digital object identifier. Two examples of data preview are illustrated, including the demonstration of a method for integration with commercial software that confers rich domain-specific data analytics without introducing customisation into the repository itself.

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Lead System Architect, arXiv.org at Cornell University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 30th, 2017

Cornell University is recruiting a Lead System Architect, arXiv.org.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Cornell University Library's Information Technology group seeks an experienced senior software engineer to serve as Lead System Architect for the next generation system of arXiv.org—the premier open access platform serving scientists in physics, math, computer science, and other disciplines. As a member of the arXiv "next generation" team (arXiv-NG), the lead system architect will design and develop a new integrated, modular system that will continue to provide the scientific community with access to the latest research results.

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"Out of Print: The Orphans of Mass Digitization"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Mass Digitizaton, Public Domain, Publishing on January 30th, 2017

Mary Murrell has published "Out of Print: The Orphans of Mass Digitization" in Current Anthropology.

Here's an excerpt:

In the 2000s an interconnected set of elite projects in the United States sought to digitize "all books in all languages" and make them available online. These mass digitization projects were efforts to absorb the print book infrastructure into a new one centered in computer networks. Mass book digitization has now faded from view, and here I trace its setbacks through a curious figure—the "orphan"—that emerged from within these projects and acted ultimately as an agent of impasse. In legal policy debates, an "orphan" refers to a copyrighted work whose owner cannot be found, but its history, range of meanings, and deployments reveal it to be considerably more complex. Based on fieldwork conducted at a digital library engaged in mass digitization, this paper analyzes the "orphan" as a personifying metaphor that digital library activists embraced in order to challenge and/or disrupt the social relations that adhere in and around books.

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Digital Curation News (1/27/2017) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

Posted in Digital Curation News on January 27th, 2017

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Scholarly Communications Librarian at Vanderbilt University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 27th, 2017

Vanderbilt University is recruiting a Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Scholarly Communications Librarian promotes open access, open data, and open educational resources on the Vanderbilt University campus. As a member of the scholarly communications team, the Scholarly Communications Librarian consults with faculty, students, and staff about open access publication models, analyzes faculty publishing patterns, promotes open data sharing, fosters the development of open educational resources, and evaluates emerging research communication tools. The Scholarly Communications Librarian also manages the institutional repository, coordinating the ingestion workflow in dialogue with liaison librarians in the divisional libraries and metadata specialists in technical services.

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"Preserving Transactional Data"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on January 27th, 2017

Sara Day Thomson has published "Preserving Transactional Data" in The International Journal of Digital Curation.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper discusses requirements for preserving transactional data and the accompanying challenges facing the companies and institutions who aim to re-use these data for analysis or research. It presents a range of use cases—examples of transactional data—in order to describe the characteristics and difficulties of these 'big' data for long-term access. Based on the overarching trends discerned in these use cases, the paper will define the challenges facing the preservation of these data early in the curation lifecycle. It will point to potential solutions within current legal and ethical frameworks, but will focus on positioning the problem of re-using these data from a preservation perspective.

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Research Data Management Librarian for the Sciences at Harvard University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 27th, 2017

Harvard University is recruiting a Research Data Management Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Research Data Management Librarian for the Sciences (RDML) reports to the Director of Science and Engineering Library Services. This position will help launch research data management services through the office of the Director of Library Digital Strategies and Innovation. . . . The RDML will work with relevant stakeholders in developing policies, guidelines and workflows of data management services to ensure good research practice, protection of intellectual property, proper storage and security of research data, compliance with relevant regulations, and appropriate access to research data. The RDML will coordinate ongoing training and support for library staff on research data management fundamentals and services.

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"CDL Model License Revised"

Posted in Licenses, Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on January 27th, 2017

The California Digital Library has released "CDL Model License Revised."

Here's an excerpt:

CDL is pleased to announce the major upgrade of its Standard License Agreement (“Model License”). The new version reflects current best practices in licensing and incorporates feedback from UC librarians, licensing staff, attorneys, peers, and CDL colleagues. We appreciate all of their contributions, and hope that the new Model License is helpful in negotiating effectively with licensors. . . .

The new Model License is available on the CDL Website. There are two versions: a UC staff version (password protected) and a public version.

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