"The Prehistory of Biology Preprints: A Forgotten Experiment from the 1960s"

Posted in E-Prints, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on August 24th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Matthew Cobb has self-archived "The Prehistory of Biology Preprints: A Forgotten Experiment from the 1960s."

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In 1961, the NIH began to circulate biological preprints in a forgotten experiment called the Information Exchange Groups (IEGs). This system eventually attracted over 3600 participants and saw the production of over 2,500 different documents, but by 1967 it was effectively shut down by journal publishers’ refusal to accept articles that had been circulated as preprints. This article charts the rise and fall of the IEGs and explores the parallels with the 1990s and the biomedical preprint movement of today.

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Digital Humanities Specialist at Purdue University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 24th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Purdue University is recruiting a .Digital Humanities Specialist

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The successful candidate will work with the Libraries Digital Scholarship Council to establish a digital humanities program in the Libraries’ Division of Humanities, Social Science, Education and Business (HSSEB ) and will collaborate with others involved in the Libraries digital scholarship work including liaison librarians, GIS faculty and staff, and archivists. Work with the Archives and Special Collections will be an integral element of the responsibilities to make its unique resources deeply accessible and used by scholars. Other collaborative partners in the Libraries include the Research Data Management unit and the Scholarly Publishing Division .

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"Will Ruling in ReDigi Case Open the Door to a Used E-book Market?"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Publishing on August 24th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Andrew Albanese has published "Will Ruling in ReDigi Case Open the Door to a Used E-book Market?" in Publishers Weekly.

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Should there be a legal market for reselling "used" digital files, like the secondary market that currently exists for books or CDs in the analog world?

Read more about Capitol Records, LLC v. ReDigi Inc.

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Digital Curation News (8/23/2017) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

Posted in Digital Curation News on August 23rd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Collections Management Librarian at Texas A & M University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 23rd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Texas A & M University is recruiting a Digital Collections Management Librarian.

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The Texas A & M University Libraries seeks an innovative and collaborative professional to support our expanding programs in digital collections management. Reporting to the Dean through the Director of the Office of Scholarly Communications, this person will have an integral role in the development of the University Libraries’ emergent digital asset management ecosystem (DAME), including an existing DSpace institutional repository and a Fedora repository currently under development.

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"We Can Shift Academic Culture through Publishing Choices" (Version 2)

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on August 23rd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Corina J Logan has published "We Can Shift Academic Culture through Publishing Choices" (Version 2) in F1000Research.

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Researchers give papers for free (and often actually pay) to exploitative publishers who make millions off of our articles by locking them behind paywalls. This discriminates not only against the public (who are usually the ones that paid for the research in the first place), but also against the academics from institutions that cannot afford to pay for journal subscriptions and the ‘scholarly poor’. I explain exploitative and ethical publishing practices, highlighting choices researchers can make right now to stop exploiting ourselves and discriminating against others.

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Associate Librarian for Digital Strategies at Dartmouth College

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 23rd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Dartmouth College is recruiting a Associate Librarian for Digital Strategies.

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The Associate Librarian will have the opportunity to lead the development and implementation of an overarching digital strategy for the Library in close collaboration with and ever-mindful of the students and faculty whom the Library serves. The Associate Librarian will seek to have impact beyond the Library and even beyond the campus by helping to enrich and deepen connections between researchers and innovators, and by embracing the role of the Library in making available and preserving digital knowledge for all. S/he will identify and prioritize the tools, partnerships, and approaches that will most powerfully advance the teaching, learning, and research mission of Dartmouth in the largest sense. S/he will also seek to ensure that these resources are readily accessible to and useable by those who wish to use them. Finally, the Associate Librarian will also play a critical external role by establishing effective networks regionally, nationally, and globally to explore new partnerships, resources, and initiatives that support the Library’s strategic mission.

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"Prevalence and Citation Advantage of Gold Open Access n the Subject Areas of the Scopus Database"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on August 23rd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Pablo Dorta-González and Yolanda Santana-Jiménez have self-archived "Prevalence and Citation Advantage of Gold Open Access n the Subject Areas of the Scopus Database."

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In the present paper, an analysis of gold OA from across all areas of research -the 27 subject areas of the Scopus database- is realized. As a novel contribution, this paper takes a journal-level approach to assessing the OA citation advantage, whereas many others take a paper-level approach. Data were obtained from Scimago Lab, sorted using Scopus database, and tagged as OA/non-OA using the DOAJ list. Jointly with the OA citation advantage, the OA prevalence as well as the differences between access types (OA vs. non-OA) in production and referencing are tested. A total of 3,737 OA journals (16.8%) and 18,485 non-OA journals (83.2%) published in 2015 are considered. As the main conclusion, there is no generalizable gold OA citation advantage at journal level.

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Digital Projects Librarian at University of Oregon

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 22nd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Oregon is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

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Reporting to the Head of the Digital Scholarship Services (DSS), the Digital Projects Librarian plans, executes, and finalizes digital scholarship projects and other digital initiatives in the Libraries, as assigned. Projects may include creation of instruction-related tools, digital scholarship applications, digital collections, and digital systems implementation. The Digital Projects Librarian will work across Library departments and with University-wide clients to assess complex digital project requirements and provide quality technical solutions.

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"Sustainable Open Access Publishing: Preconditions, Dialog, and Continuous Adaptation: The Stockholm University Press Case"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on August 22nd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Birgitta Hellmark Lindgren has published "Sustainable Open Access Publishing: Preconditions, Dialog, and Continuous Adaptation: The Stockholm University Press Case" in the Journal of Electronic Publishing..

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Given the demand for open access publishing in the context of expensive article processing charges and acquisition costs scholarly publishing needs to be transformed. I believe that university libraries are in a good position to contribute to this change. I begin with describing what Stockholm University Press is, what we do and how. I continue with describing why we do it and for whom. I conclude by pointing out some lessons learned.

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Digital Preservation Librarian at Indiana University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 22nd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Indiana University is recruiting a Digital Preservation Librarian.

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The Digital Preservation Librarian will be an active participant in major university initiatives such as the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (https://mdpi.iu.edu/), which seeks to comprehensively digitize and preserve audio, video, and film holdings of value from across the university; and the Enterprise Scholarly Systems initiative, a collaboration between the IU Libraries in Bloomington, IUPUI University Library in Indianapolis, and IU's University Information Technology Services to establish enterprise-wide digital repository services for IU collections.

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"Sustainable Book Publishing as a Service at the University of Michigan"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Creative Commons/Open Licenses, Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books on August 22nd, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Jason Colman has published "Sustainable Book Publishing as a Service at the University of Michigan" in the Journal of Electronic Publishing.

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To solve this problem [publishing open access books], Michigan Publishing Services has developed both a house service publishing imprint, Maize Books, and a white-labeled book publishing program, branded by University units, all running on the same technical and financial infrastructure. With an emphasis on Open Access with flexible Creative Commons licensing and affordable Print on Demand and EBook options combine workflow efficiencies with a menu of chargeback services to cover the costs of their production and allow staffing to be scaled to meet emerging needs.

This brief case study details Michigan Publishing Services’s program for books as it stands today, explains its approach to sustainability, and offers a few thoughts about when this model is suitable and when it is not.

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