How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Journals: Summary Edition

Renew Training has released How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Journals: Summary Edition.

Here's an excerpt:

This summary report is the output of a large scale survey of journal readers (n=19064) about journal content discovery conducted during May, June and July of 2102.

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Data Librarian at University of Rochester Libraries

The University of Rochester Libraries are recruiting a Data Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester seeks an innovative and collaborative Data Librarian to design and establish a new research data support service at a leading research university. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Public Services, the Data Librarian plays a key role in developing services and policies to collect, manage, curate, provide access to, and assist in the analysis of data. The Data Librarian will work collaboratively with faculty, graduate students, reference librarians, metadata librarians, and information technology staff to develop and implement a campus-wide data program.

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"Green or Gold? Open Access after Finch"

Martin Hall has published "Green or Gold? Open Access after Finch" in the latest issue of Insights.

Here's an excerpt:

he Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings reported to the UK's Minister of Universities and Science in mid-2012. This was followed by a new policy for open access (OA) publishing by Research Councils UK (RCUK) as well as a commitment from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to require that research submitted to future research evaluation exercises—after the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)—be open access. These initiatives build on a broad consensus, that includes for-profit publishers, that open access is the way of the future. Here, I give a perspective on these issues, both as the head of an institution with particular interests in the future of scholarly publication and also as a member of the Working Group on Expanding Access. The continuing development of informed debate will be critical for the future of the scholarly publishing system.

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Digitization and Technology Librarian at Duke University Divinity School Library

The Duke University Divinity School Library is recruiting a Digitization and Technology Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

To capture and preserve both the original intellectual capital and resources produced or licensed/purchased by the Duke Divinity School in digital format and oversee the dissemination of these digital holdings.

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Changing Role of Senior Administrators, SPEC Kit 331

ARL has released the Changing Role of Senior Administrators, SPEC Kit 331.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published Changing Role of Senior Administrators, SPEC Kit 331, which focuses on the professional, administrative, and management positions that report directly to the library director (or, in some ARL member libraries, the position that serves as the representative to the Association), positions that have not been examined by a SPEC survey since 1984. This SPEC Kit explores the responsibilities of these positions, and the skills, qualifications, and competencies necessary for these administrators to successfully lead a transforming 21st-century research library. The publication looks at whether and how position requirements have changed in the past five years, whether the number of direct reports has changed, whether these administrators have assumed new areas of organizational responsibility, and how they acquire the new skills to fulfill those responsibilities.

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UNC at Chapel Hill Offers Post-Masters Certificate in Data Curation

The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is now offering a Post-Masters Certificate in Data Curation.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

With a two-week intensive kick-off on the UNC at Chapel Hill campus during summer session (May 2013), the remainder of the program will be taught online and includes guided projects that arise from a student's work experience. The 30 credit program can be completed in two years.

Defined by Drs. Helen Tibbo, alumni distinguished professor, and Christopher (Cal) Lee, associate professor at SILS, "Digital/data curation involves selection and appraisal by creators and archivists; evolving provision of intellectual access; redundant storage; data transformations; and, for some materials a commitment to long-term preservation. Digital/data curation is stewardship that provides for the reproducibility and re-use of authentic digital data and other digital assets. Development of trustworthy and durable digital repositories; principles of sound metadata creation and capture; use of open standards for file formats and data encoding; and the promotion of information management literacy are all essential to the longevity of digital resources and the success of curation efforts."

Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works Cover

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Computer Services Associate‚ÄĒLibrary Automation at Valdosta State University Library

The Valdosta State University Library is recruiting a Computer Services Associate—Library Automation.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position reports to the Odum Library Automation Department, and is assigned to work with the VSU Archives and Special Collections Department. This position is responsible for managing the development of metadata, textual encoding, as well as the day-to-day progress of a wide variety of digital reformatting projects including scanning, optical character recognition, image and text editing, This person is responsible for maintaining items in the Vtext Institutional Repository and the VSU Archives web sites and its databases. This person directly supervises all student digital projects in Archives and Special Collections.

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Open Access: "The Rapid Rout of RWA"

Walt Crawford has published "The Rapid Rout of RWA" in the latest issue of Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large.

Here's an excerpt:

Seven weeks—from January 5, 2012 to February 27, 2012. That's all it took to get from AAP/PSP endorsing HR 3699, the Research Works Act, to Elsevier withdrawing its support and the bill disappearing. By today's legislative standards, it was all over before it started and scarcely worthy of a story here (except maybe a paragraph in The Back).

But it's not that simple, and I'd like to believe it's not really over—that this rapid rout is one in a series of events that will eventually change the landscape of scholarly publishing for the better. That makes the story worth telling. Well, that and my personal sense that it leads into a story that's not directly related but has similar resonances.

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Digital Copyright: Google Asks Court to Reverse Class Certification Decision in The Authors Guild et al. v. Google Inc.

In a brief, Google has asked the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse the class certification decision by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in The Authors Guild et al. v. Google Inc. case.

Here's the brief.

Read more about it at "Google Asks Court to Ax Book-Scanning Suit from Authors Guild."

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DuraSpace Gets $861,000 Grant to Develop DuraCloud Data Services

DuraSpace has received a two-year $861,000 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop DuraCloud data services.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Currently, DuraCloud provides a reliable way to preserve and archive research materials in the cloud, a solution developed within the academic community for academic institutions. During the next phase of DuraCloud development, additional applications, features, and services will be built to extend the cloud in order to facilitate data archiving and content management. DuraSpace offers DuraCloud as a software as a service that enables archiving, preserving, and managing institutional content using cloud storage and intends to expand its service offerings in the next phase of development.

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Metadata Coordinator at New York Public Library

The New York Public Library is recruiting a Metadata Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Assistant Director, Special Formats Processing, the Metadata Coordinator:

  • Sets standards for metadata schema and descriptive standards.
  • Documents best practices for metadata creation for digital objects, including metadata created by or purchased from third parties.
  • Works closely with the Digital Repository staff to ensure that descriptive and technical metadata standards are embedded into the Repository’s software and systems.

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Copyright: Authors Guild Appeals HathiTrust Ruling

The Authors Guild is appealing the Authors Guild, Inc. et al. v. HathiTrust et al. ruling.

Here's an excerpt from the "LCA Issues Statement on Authors Guild's Appeal of HathiTrust Decision":

We are deeply disappointed by the Authors Guild's decision to appeal Judge Baer's landmark opinion acknowledging the legality, and the extraordinary social value, of the HathiTrust Digital Library. Libraries have a moral and a legal obligation to provide the broadest possible access to knowledge for all of our users, and the HathiTrust and its partners have assembled an invaluable digital resource that will ensure for the first time that library print collections can be made available on equitable terms to our print-disabled users. The database also facilitates preservation and cutting-edge scholarship, all with no harm to authors or publishers. As we predicted, Judge Baer did not look kindly on the Guild's shortsighted and ill-conceived lawsuit, saying, "I cannot imagine a definition of fair use that . . . would require that I terminate this invaluable contribution to the progress of science and cultivation of the arts that at the same time effectuates the ideals espoused by the ADA." If there is an upside to this misguided appeal, it is that the Second Circuit will now have the opportunity to affirm that powerful insight.

Read more about it at "Google Scanning Is Fair Use Says Judge" and "Unintended Consequences in the HathiTrust Case"

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Technology Specialist at OHIONET

OHIONET is recruiting a Technology Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Assist in the support and administration of OHIONET-managed library systems, including the shared Innovative Interfaces system for the OPAL consortium (a group of 24 academic libraries in Ohio), the OHNT2/OSLS shared Innovative Interfaces system, OHIONET-managed proxy servers.

Develop and maintain the web presences for the OPAL Consortium, including the OPAL shared catalog interface and the OPAL website.

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Director of Digital Access at Folger Shakespeare Library

The Folger Shakespeare Library is recruiting a Director of Digital Access.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Director of Digital Access will serve as a member of the Director's senior leadership team and, in coordination with the Director, will be responsible for developing a strategy for the current and future library's digital initiatives, which encompass all aspects of its operations. He/she works closely with the Director and other members of the leadership team to determine how digital assets at the Folger should be deployed to expand access for both scholarly and popular audiences.

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Research Councils UK Announces Open Access Funding Plan

The Research Councils UK has announced its open access funding plan.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Research Councils UK has today, 8th November, announced the details of the block grant funding mechanism that it is introducing to aid implementation of its policy on Open Access that was announced in July and is due to come into effect in April 2013. . . .

In the first year (2013/14), RCUK will provide funding to enable around 45% of Research Council funded research papers to be published using Gold Open Access growing to over 50% in the second year. By the fifth year (2017/18) funding is expected to be provided to enable approximately 75% of Research Council funded research papers to be published using Gold Open Access. The remaining 25% of Research Council funded papers, it is expected will be delivered via the Green Open Access model. The same compliance expectation applies to Research Council institutes, and separate funding arrangements are being put in place to facilitate this.

Universities will receive APC publication funding in proportion to the amount of direct labour costs awarded on grants that they have received over the three years from April 2009 to March 2012. Direct labour costs have been used as a proxy of research effort leading to the generation of publications.

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Scholarly Communications Librarian at University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries are recruiting a Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, committed to the advancement of scholarly communication through digital initiatives in repositories, scholarship, and Open Access publishing, seeks a dynamic and forward looking librarian for the position of Scholarly Communications Librarian. This position will provide leadership in the development of strategic directions for scholarly communication programs as a key member of the Libraries' Scholarly Communications Working Group and the Scholarly Resource Development Department. This position advocates for new forms and practices of scholarly communications to campus and external constituencies. The successful candidate will provide in-depth guidance on author rights and Open Access publishing and will participate in developing education and outreach on scholarly communication issues for faculty, students, and the community at large. This position also serves as the Library's primary resource on copyright compliance, fair use, and other copyright issues that pertain to library collections and services.

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Sr. Web Developer at Temple University Libraries

The Temple University Libraries are recruiting a Sr. Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (job number: TU-15969):

Working closely with other members of the Digital Library Infrastructure Group, the incumbent will play a leading role in designing and implementing the overall architecture, workflows, and applications for Temple's digital library services. He/she will be responsible for the following duties: work with open-source applications and toolkits, design and implement a multi-purpose repository infrastructure that supports the ingestion, preservation, and delivery of digital objects, in accordance with the OAIS model, and with attention to TRAC's recommendations. Provide specialized front-end interfaces to the repository for both digital object creation and end-user delivery, by using, adapting, and extending open source and commercial applications. Design and implement efficient pipelines to extract, transform and repurpose metadata and digital objects as needed. Gather requirements and develop specifications for various aspects of the digital library architecture; work closely with digital object creators and managers to understand their needs. Test, evaluate, and recommend potential toolkits and applications for inclusion in the repository architecture.

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Digital Resources Librarian at Central Michigan University Libraries

The Central Michigan University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Resources Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (position number: 80456):

Central Michigan University seeks an innovative, energetic, Digital Resources Librarian in the Department of Collection Development. This 12-month tenure track faculty position will play a key role in assisting the CMU Libraries to achieve a higher level of digital services and access. The Digital Resources Librarian will possess an understanding of how digital collections are best made discoverable through various technologies (library discovery tools, proprietary database search interfaces, Google, mobile devices, etc.). The Digital Resources Librarian will also design user experience studies and conduct rigorous collection evaluation under the supervision of the Director of Collection Development while working in close collaboration with subject librarians.

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Royal Society Publishing Adopts Continuous Publication Model; Drops Page Numbers in Citations

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Royal Society Publishing is converting all its journals, hosted on HighWire Press, to a continuous publication model. This initiative emphasizes the fact that the online version is the authoritative, most complete and up-to-date record, and ensures peer-reviewed papers can be cited immediately.

The introduction of a continuous publication model is a logical step forward from the current 'publish ahead of print' feature (known as FirstCite) and will provide many benefits for the scientific community: researchers will have full citation details available upon publication; an author's published article will accumulate citations without delay; and journal impact factors won't be skewed by articles whose FirstCite and issue publications span two different years. Continuous publication also means that page numbers will no longer appear within a citation; instead, each article will have its own CrossRef-compliant, unique identifier, found near the top right-hand margin on every page of an article.

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Media Commons Technology Support Specialist at University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign Library

The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign Library is recruiting a Media Commons Technology Support Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

he Media Commons Technology Support Specialist investigates the development of web design, applications, training, and related technology support that focus on the creation, storage, and use of media in teaching and course-related activities. Reporting to the Media Commons Coordinator the Media Commons Technology Support Specialist:

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Technology-Enhanced Spaces Support Specialist at University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign Library

The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign Library is recruiting a Technology-Enhanced Spaces Support Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Technology-Enhanced Spaces Support Specialist works collaboratively on the development and implementation of technology equipment, software profiles, programs, training and other services at the Library that support technologically intensive research and teaching as well as the creation and use of media in teaching and course-related activities. This position reports to the Manager of Workstation/Network Support in the University Library's Office of Information Technology, and works closely with the Scholarly Commons Coordinators, the Media Commons Coordinator and the Media Commons Technology Manager in the Undergraduate Library. The Technology-Enhanced Spaces Support Specialist participates in related Library and campus committees and ad hoc groups and serves as a resource for other Library units, including the Scholarly Commons and the Undergraduate Library Media Commons.

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E-Book Program Development E-Book Program Development Librarian at Columbia University Libraries at Columbia University Libraries

The Columbia University Libraries are recruiting an E-Book Program Development Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This is a temporary, 2-year position (with the possibility of extension) created to provide comprehensive analyses and recommendations to support the planning and development of multiple aspects of the Libraries' program for acquiring e-books and making them available to patrons.

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