Web Developer/Digital Content Specialist at St. Charles City-County Library District

The St. Charles City-County Library District is recruiting a Web Developer/Digital Content Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Web Developer responsible for technical aspects of the District's web services and digital content. Also develops and maintains District Mobile Apps and will be lead person for Electronic Media, including hardware/software troubleshooting and management.

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"Multi-Stage Open Peer Review: Scientific Evaluation Integrating the Strengths of Traditional Peer Review with the Virtues of Transparency and Self-Regulation"

Ulrich Pöschl has published "Multi-Stage Open Peer Review: Scientific Evaluation Integrating the Strengths of Traditional Peer Review with the Virtues of Transparency and Self-Regulation" in Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience.

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The traditional forms of scientific publishing and peer review do not live up to all demands of efficient communication and quality assurance in today's highly diverse and rapidly evolving world of science. They need to be advanced and complemented by interactive and transparent forms of review, publication, and discussion that are open to the scientific community and to the public. The advantages of open access, public peer review, and interactive discussion can be efficiently and flexibly combined with the strengths of traditional scientific peer review.

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Digital Collections and Metadata Lead at Mount Holyoke College’s Library, Information, and Technology Services

Mount Holyoke College's Library, Information, and Technology Services is recruiting a Digital Collections and Metadata Lead.

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Reporting to the Head of Digital Assets and Preservation Services (DAPS), the Digital Collections and Metadata Lead manages digital repository systems and supports day-to-day operations of the department. Collaborates closely with other LITS departments and MHC units to develop rich local and unique digital collections, especially those that showcase the work of faculty and students and support the College's mission of teaching excellence.

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"A Study of Faculty Data Curation Behaviors and Attitudes at a Teaching-Centered University"

Jeanine Marie Scaramozzino, Marisa L. Ramírez, and Karen J. McGaughey have published "A Study of Faculty Data Curation Behaviors and Attitudes at a Teaching-Centered University" in the latest issue of College & Research Libraries.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper describes information gathered from a survey distributed to the College of Science and Mathematics faculty at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly), a master's-granting, teaching-centered institution. There was a more than 60 percent response rate to the survey. The survey results provided insight into the science researchers' data curation awareness, behaviors, and attitudes, as well as what needs they exhibited for services and education regarding maintenance and management of data. It is important that professional librarians understand what researchers both inside and outside their own institutions know so that they can collaborate with their university colleagues to examine data curation needs.

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Scholarly Communication Program Case Study: "Relational Communications: Developing Key Connections"

Micah Vandegrift and Gloria Colvin have published "Relational Communications: Developing Key Connections" in the latest issue of College & Research Libraries News.

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Two years ago use of the terms scholarly communication and open access on the Florida State University (FSU) campus was limited primarily to library administrators and a few library and teaching faculty. But, in a relatively short time, we have dramatically increased awareness of these topics on our campus and accomplished many of our goals. Our focus has been on promoting authors' rights, the option to archive publications in open access repositories, and the evolution of scholarly publication in a digital environment, rather than a focus on the serials crisis facing libraries. Looking back over these past two years, the relationships that we developed along the way have been foundational to our success. Here, we discuss development of the FSU program and key steps we took, which we hope are instructive to others in developing a scholarly communication program.

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"Taking Stock of the Creative Commons Experiment: Monitoring the Use of Creative Commons Licenses and Evaluating Its Implications for the Future of Creative Commons and for Copyright Law"

Giorgos Cheliotis, Warren Chik, Ankit Guglani, and Giri Kumar Tayi have self-archived "Taking Stock of the Creative Commons Experiment: Monitoring the Use of Creative Commons Licenses and Evaluating Its Implications for the Future of Creative Commons and for Copyright Law" in SSRN.

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We provide data demonstrating the popularity of CC, examine which specific license types within the CC framework are most popular, and then identify contributing factors for the relative popularity of some of the license types. This includes individual author incentives, the consistency and aims of the online communities which adopt CC as a licensing model, the underlying medium (text, photography, audio, video or interactive
content), the intended use of the work, as well as the sociopolitical, legal and economic background of the jurisdictions where the works are being produced. We show that the spread of the licenses is global and encompasses both developed and developing nations with varied cultural and historical backgrounds, which we claim is indicative of a general social shift towards more open collaboration and the rise of a new global consciousness of sharing and participation across national borders. . . . In conclusion we examine to what extent copyright law and policy should be informed by the needs and choices of this new generation of authors adopting CC licenses, also taking into consideration the changing interests of society in the digital age.

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Web Applications Developer (Library) at Rice University’s Fondren Library

Rice University's Fondren Library is recruiting a Web Applications Developer (Library).

Here's an excerpt from the ad (requisition number: 12335):

The Library Web Applications Developer designs, develops, codes, tests, implements and manages innovative web-based applications that improve the user experience in discovering, accessing, and using library resources and services. S/he gathers requirements, writes code, maintains documentation and works with the Web/Graphic Designer on web design and layout. S/he is responsible for maintaining various local and cloud based servers. In addition, the Library Web Applications Developer is responsible for backing up the desktop support specialist when s/he is absent.

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"Open Metrics for Open Repositories"

Brian Kelly, Nick Sheppard, Jenny Delasalle, Mark Dewey, Owen Stephens, Gareth J Johnson, and Stephanie Taylor have self-archived "Open Metrics for Open Repositories" in University of Bath Research.

Here's an excerpt:

Increasingly there is a need for quantitative evidence in order to help demonstrate the value of online services. Such evidence can also help to detect emerging patterns of usage and identify associated operational best practice. This paper seeks to initiate a discussion on approaches to metrics for institutional repositories by providing a high-level overview of the benefits of metrics for a variety of stakeholders. The paper outlines the potential benefits which can be gained from providing richer statistics related to the use of institutional repositories and also reviews related work in this area. The authors describe a JISC-funded project which harvested a large number of repositories in order to identify patterns of use of metadata attributes and summarise the key findings. The paper provides a case study which reviews plans to provide a richer set of statistics within one institutional repository as well as requirements from the researcher community. An example of how third-party aggregation services may provide metrics on behalf of the repository community is given. The authors conclude with a call for repository managers, developers and policy makers to be pro-active in providing open access to metrics for open repositories.

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Web Developer at University of Kansas Libraries

The University of Kansas Libraries are recruiting a Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (position number: 00007883):

This web development position develops and integrates applications that improve the user experience in discovering, accessing, and using library resources and services across the entire KU Libraries environment. S/he assists in gathering requirements, writes code, maintains documentation, and supports applications use. The web developer explores and analyses emerging technologies to support the Libraries' expanding services in digital scholarship and scholarly communication.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Library and Information Studies Offers Online Introduction to Research Data Management Course

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Library and Information Studies is offering an online Introduction to Research Data Management course taught by Dorothea Salo. The course runs from 9/10/2012-11/30/2012.

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Web Services Librarian at Norwich University Library

The Norwich University Library is recruiting a Web Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This newly aligned position is designed to focus on enhancing and supporting the library's web services. The librarian will provide leadership for the library's web presence and associated activities and initiatives. A user-centered approach, applying user experience and information architecture principles, will guide the librarians work and the successful candidate will be encouraged to employ user testing and usability studies. This position will also serve as the technical support contact for the Integrated Library System (OCLC WorldShare Management Services), of which Norwich is an early adopter.

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A Technical Review of Open Access Repository Registries: OpenDOAR and ROAR

JISC has released A Technical Review of Open Access Repository Registries: OpenDOAR and ROAR, which was written in 7/1/2011 and deposited on 7/5/2012.

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This document provides a technical review of the capabilities, benefits and drawbacks of two leading Open Access Repository Registries (OARRs)—OpenDOAR and ROAR. Both systems are considered qualitatively and quantitatively with a view to identifying those facets which provide value for a repository registry service.

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Copyright Officer and Head of the Copyright Office at University of Winnipeg Library

The University of Winnipeg Library is recruiting a Copyright Officer and Head of the Copyright Office.

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The University of Winnipeg invites suitable candidates to apply for the Librarian position of Copyright Officer and Head of the Copyright Office. Situated in the Library, the incumbent will provide oversight for the University's copyright compliance efforts by developing a comprehensive copyright management program for the entire University community. This program will include the development and communication of copyright policies and copyright instruction for faculty, staff and students. Accordingly, the position requires extensive consultation with individuals and units external to the Library, including the University's Corporate Secretary and General Counsel Office, and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology.

"Copyright Law in the Digital Environment: Private Ordering and the Regulation of Digital Works"

Primavera De Filippi has self-archived "Copyright Law in the Digital Environment: Private Ordering and the Regulation of Digital Works" in HAL.

Here's an excerpt:

The book begins with an analysis of copyright law as it applies to the physical and the digital world. The challenges that the law has to face in the digital environment are specifically addressed by illustrating how the self-regulating features of the copyright regime have been jeopardized with the advent of Internet and digital technologies. The book subsequently analyses the role of private ordering in the regulation of information and presents the various mechanisms of self-help that have been developed so far to address the challenges of the digital world. The contrast is between the use of end-user licensing agreements and technological measures of protection (e.g. DRM) intended to restrict the consumption of digital works beyond the scope of the copyright regime, and the use of Open Content licenses (e.g. Creative Commons) intended to support a greater dissemination and broader availability of works, amidst other goals. The book finally investigates the corresponding advantages and drawbacks of these two divergent approaches, and concludes by addressing the justifications for governmental intervention in regulating the operations of private ordering.

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Senior Developer at University of Pennsylvania Libraries

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries are recruiting a Senior Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (reference number: 120632982):

Reporting to the Director of Information Technologies and Digital Development, the position manages software development for multiple complex digital library projects

  • Develop and implement digital library applications to support teaching & learning and research efforts at the University including technical architectures, application specifications, coding, database design, & workflow analysis
  • Manage project teams and initiatives to implement technical solutions and designs
  • Provide expertise to the Libraries' IT operations on metadata that are relevant to digital library implementation and develop local, reusable methodologies for metadata interactions

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Research Data Management: "Improving University Research Value: A Case Study"

Kelley O'Reilly, Jeffrey Johnson, and Georgiann Sanborn have published "Improving University Research Value: A Case Study" in SAGE Open.

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This article investigates the current data management practices of university researchers at an Intermountain West land-grant research university in the United States. Key findings suggest that researchers are primarily focused on the collection and housing of research data. However, additional research value exists within the other life cycle stages for research data—specifically in the stages of delivery and maintenance. These stages are where most new demands and requirements exist for data management plans and policies that are conditional for external grant funding; therefore, these findings expose a "gap" in current research practice. These findings should be of interest to academics and practitioners alike as findings highlight key management gaps in the life cycle of research data. This study also suggests a course of action for academic institutions to coalesce campus-wide assets to assist researchers in improving research value.

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"The New Prohibition: A Look at the Copyright Wars through the Lens of Alcohol Prohibition"

Donald P. Harris has self-archived "The New Prohibition: A Look at the Copyright Wars through the Lens of Alcohol Prohibition" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

This Article argues that legislators, commentators, and the copyright industry must entertain laws that embrace filesharing, and seek other ways to incentivize artists and other creators. The Article traces Alcohol Prohibition of the 1920s and 1930s as an historical example of laws that were inconsistent with the vast majority of society's morals and norms. Looking back, one can see many similarities between the Alcohol and Filesharing Prohibitions. The Article suggests, then, that lessons learned from the failed "noble experiment" of Alcohol Prohibition should be applied to the current filesharing controversy. Doing so, the Article advocates legalizing certain noncommercial filesharing. A scheme along these lines will comport with societal norms and will force new business models to replace outdated and ineffective business models.

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Programmer Analyst 3 at Yale University Library

The Yale University Library is recruiting a Programmer Analyst 3.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (STARS req ID: 17625BR.):

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library seeks an experienced Lead Developer to develop, integrate, implement, and support both front end and back end web applications. Reporting to the Head of Technology and Digital Assets, this position works collegially and collaboratively with staff within Beinecke, across the Yale University Library, the Office of Digital Assets & Infrastructure, and Yale Information Technology Services. Takes the lead role in providing recommendations, technical guidance, designs and documentation for projects related to implementing new systems, improving existing systems, describing how the new technology will integrate into staff workflows, and specifying how outside units or vendors will participate in projects. The right candidate will have demonstrable track record of developing high quality and innovative applications, products, and services preferably in a library, academic institution, or the non-profit sector.

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Unified Digital Format Registry (UDFR) Final Report

The UC Curation Center of the California Digital Library has released the Unified Digital Format Registry (UDFR) Final Report.

Here's an excerpt:

A deep understanding of digital formats is necessary to support the long-term preservation of digital assets, as it facilitates the preservation of the information content of those assets, rather than just their bit stream representations. A format is the set of syntactic and semantic rules that govern the mapping between information and the bits that represent that information. The Unified Digital Format Registry (UDFR), http://udfr.org/, is a new open source, semantically-enabled platform for the collection, long-term management, and dissemination of the significant properties of formats of interest to the preservation community[4]. The UDFR builds upon and "unifies" the function and holdings of two existing registry solutions: PRONOM, http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/PRONOM, from the UK National Archives since 2002; and GDFR (Global Digital Format Registry), http://gdfr.info/, from Harvard University since 2006. While these services rely on older relational and XML database technology, the UDFR uses a semantic database in which all information is represented in RDF form and exposed as Linked Data. Use of the UDFR is open to the public, although contribution or editing of information requires prior self-service account

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Analyst Programmer at Oregon State University Libraries

The Oregon State University Libraries are recruiting an Analyst Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (posting number: 0009172):

The analyst programmer advances the Libraries' strategic plan by working on the OSU Libraries' and Press' web programming initiatives. In addition, the analyst programmer enhances, manages, assesses and administers existing initiatives such as Library a la Carte, an open-source content management system developed at OSU Libraries, the Library's discovery tools, such as Summon, and mobile projects.

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Going for Gold? The Costs and Benefits of Gold Open Access for UK Research Institutions: Further Economic Modelling

JISC has released Going for Gold? The Costs and Benefits of Gold Open Access for UK Research Institutions: Further Economic Modelling.

Here's an excerpt:

Based on this analysis, the main findings are:

  • so long as research funders commit to paying publication costs for the research they fund, and
  • publication charges fall to the reprint author's home institution,
  • all research-intensive universities would see the greatest savings, and universities would see savings from (worldwide) Gold OA when article-processing charges are at the current averages,
  • in a transition period, providing Open Access through the Green route offers the greatest economic benefits to individual universities, unless additional funds are made available to cover Gold OA costs

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