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Associate University Librarian for Information Resources and Scholarly Communication at Wilfrid Laurier University Libraries

Wilfrid Laurier University Libraries are recruiting an Associate University Librarian for Information Resources and Scholarly Communication.

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The AUL IRSC provides library-wide leadership,management, policy and planning responsibility in the areas of Information Resources, Metadata Initiatives, Scholarly Communication, Data and Government Information and Assessment and Evaluation, with an emphasis in advancing digital initiatives and services.

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"Educational Fair Use Brief in Support of Georgia State University on Behalf of Amici Curiae Academic Authors and Legal Scholars"

David R. Hansen et al. have self-archived "Educational Fair Use Brief in Support of Georgia State University on Behalf of Amici Curiae Academic Authors and Legal Scholars" in SSRN.

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In this case, Plaintiff Publishers accuse GSU and its faculty of violating their copyrights through this practice. But, as the district court correctly found, such uses are fair, especially because they primarily use factual information to promote the purposes of education and teaching, the amount taken was reasonable in light of its purpose, and because Plaintiffs' evidence of a cognizable copyright market harm was speculative at best. However, the district court erred when it incorrectly concluded that these uses are not transformative. Using an unduly narrow definition of the concept, it failed to consider how educators repurpose scholarly works in productive ways that bring new meaning to and understanding of the works used.

As scholars and educators who produce and repurpose such works, amici urge this Court to affirm that these uses constitute a transformative use under the first fair use factor, and to reaffirm the findings under the other factors that these uses are fair. A finding of fair use in this case not only furthers the underlying goals of scholarship and education – access to knowledge – but also the very purposes of the Copyright Act itself.

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Coordinator, Information Technology at Iowa City Public Library

The Iowa City Public Library is recruiting a Coordinator, Information Technology .

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The Iowa City Public Library seeks an Information Technology Coordinator to manage all aspects of library technology including online library systems, productivity systems, internet access, website, access cable channel, telephone and other IT hardware, software and networks. Manages all aspects of library technology supporting both staff and public. Participates in ongoing library management. Functional direction is exercised over permanent and temporary staff assigned to work in the IT department. Directly supervises five staff. Assists in the development of the budget and makes recommendations for purchases, capital items or additional employees during the annual budget process.

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"Trends in Image Use by Historians and the Implications for Librarians and Archivists"

Valerie Harris and Peter Hepburn have published "Trends in Image Use by Historians and the Implications for Librarians and Archivists" in the latest issue of College & Research Libraries.

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For years, libraries have offered reproduction services to users, with historians being the core audience. More recently, archives and special collections have developed digitization programs to make primary sources widely available through the Internet. The authors tracked image use from 2000 through 2009 in journals from the discipline of history to discover whether use of images has increased with the growing availability of digital images through libraries, or from social media sites such as Flickr. The study discusses the results, which show no increase in the inclusion of images in the literature, and the implications for librarians and archivists.

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Web Application Programmer/Analyst, Digital Library Applications at Indiana University Libraries

Indiana University Libraries are recruiting a Web Application Programmer/Analyst, Digital Library Applications.

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Performs software design, programming, database administration, and other tasks required for the ongoing maintenance and enhancement of Library Technologies (LT) software systems, primarily in support of web-based digital content delivery.

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"Remarkable Growth of Open Access in the Biomedical Field: Analysis of PubMed Articles from 2006 to 2010"

Keiko Kurata, Tomoko Morioka, Keiko Yokoi, and Mamiko Matsubayash have published the "Remarkable Growth of Open Access in the Biomedical Field: Analysis of PubMed Articles from 2006 to 2010" in PLOS One.

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This study clarifies the trends observed in open access (OA) in the biomedical field between 2006 and 2010, and explores the possible explanations for the differences in OA rates revealed in recent surveys. . . .

OA articles in the biomedical field have more than a 50% share. OA has been achieved through OAJs. The reason why the OA rates in our surveys are different from those in recent surveys seems to be the difference in sampling methods and verification procedures.

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Web Specialist at University of Nevada, Reno Libraries

The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries are recruiting a Web Specialist.

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The position is responsible for the ongoing technical management, updating, and repair of all server-side and client-side code on which the libraries' website is built. This includes routine maintenance and content upkeep, as well as design and quality assurance activities. The position maintains public access to the databases underlying the libraries' various web services. The position works closely with the Web Development Librarian to implement new aspects of the website, such as new pages, new functionalities, and new design.

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Research Data Management in Practice

The Australian National Data Service has released Research Data Management in Practice.

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ANDS has commissioned this "Research Data Management Practice Guide" as a practical starting point that focuses on the 'Why' and 'How' of good data and risk management, with plenty of references for further reading for readers who need more detail. . . .

The Practice Guide is aimed at research administrators in the e-research space, providing them with an overview for the planning and operations of sharing research data, thereby creating better opportunities for data re-use. It is acknowledged that no single person or even business unit is responsible for all aspects of research data management and that a collaborative approach is required. In all cases this will involve the researcher/data creator.

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Systems Librarian at Youngstown State University Library

The Youngstown State University Library is recruiting a Systems Librarian.

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To be responsible for Maag Library's major computer based systems that support library functions, provide library services and/or store and provide access to information content. To administer computer servers, administer library applications on those servers, and design and administer databases that define the functionality of these systems. To report to Maag Library Executive Director, to serve with the Executive Director and the Electronic Services Librarian as a member of the Technology group and, as a member of the Technology group, supports other Maag technical applications and equipment as needed.

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"Types of Open Access Publishers in Scopus"

David Solomon has published "Types of Open Access Publishers in Scopus" in Publications.

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This study assessed characteristics of publishers who published 2010 open access (OA) journals indexed in Scopus. Publishers were categorized into six types; professional, society, university, scholar/researcher, government, and other organizations. Type of publisher was broken down by number of journals/articles published in 2010, funding model, location, discipline and whether the journal was born or converted to OA. Universities and societies accounted for 50% of the journals and 43% of the articles published. Professional publisher accounted for a third of the journals and 42% of the articles. With the exception of professional and scholar/researcher publishers, most journals were originally subscription journals that made at least their digital version freely available. Arts, humanities and social science journals are largely published by societies and universities outside the major publishing countries. Professional OA publishing is most common in biomedicine, mathematics, the sciences and engineering. Approximately a quarter of the journals are hosted on national/international platforms, in Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia largely published by universities and societies without the need for publishing fees. This type of collaboration between governments, universities and/or societies may be an effective means of expanding open access publications.

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Web Developer/Programmer at Central Michigan University Libraries

Central Michigan University Libraries are recruiting a Web Developer/Programmer.

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Primarily responsible for web programming and technical support of advanced web services and web applications for the Central Michigan University Libraries. Provides support to the Libraries' staff to develop, test, and support web-based applications. Researches and works collaboratively on the implementation of major web projects across multiple units in the Libraries. Works with Libraries' staff developing project parameters and requirements as required. Participates in the design, implementation and maintenance of systems best suited to the operational needs of the Libraries. Exercises supervision over employees or student employees as assigned.

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University of Michigan Press Launches Maize Books, a Nontraditional Press with an Open Access Option

The University of Michigan Press has launched Maize Books, which will offer an open access publishing option.

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The University of Michigan Press, a unit of Michigan Publishing, is committed to producing and disseminating high-quality scholarship. As part of that commitment, we're proud to announce Maize Books, a new Michigan Publishing imprint. This imprint represents a lean, responsive model for publishing scholarly and creative works. We understand that scholarship can take many forms, and that traditional academic publishers arena't always interested in items that don't fit the typical categories of a "monograph" or a "journal article." . . .

The University of Michigan Press has the tools and the expertise to help you distribute your scholarship, regardless of its form, and we offer methods to make your work discoverable, accessible, and preservable for the long term. In keeping with our mission to explore new forms of scholarly publishing, Maize Books titles will be evaluated by the acquiring editors and Editorial Director of the University of Michigan Press. They will undergo peer review when desirable, including experimental forms of peer review designed to suit the requirements of individual publications.

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Emerging Technologies & Institutional Repository Librarian at Nova Southeastern University Law Library and Technology Center

The Nova Southeastern University Law Library and Technology Center is recruiting an Emerging Technologies & Institutional Repository Librarian.

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Develops and maintains access to law library digital resources; supports law faculty and students' effective use of technology to enhance learning; performs legal research at the reference desk and in other settings to assist law faculty and students curricular and scholarly needs.

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"The Role of the Library in the Research Enterprise"

Christopher J. Shaffer has published "The Role of the Library in the Research Enterprise" in the latest issue of the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

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Libraries have provided services to researchers for many years. Changes in technology and new publishing models provide opportunities for libraries to be more involved in the research enterprise. Within this article, the author reviews traditional library services, briefly describes the eScience and publishing landscape as it relates to libraries, and explores possible library programs in support of research. Many of the new opportunities require new partnerships, both within the institution and externally.

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Web Applications Developer at University of New Hampshire Library

The University of New Hampshire Library is recruiting a Web Applications Developer.

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The Web Applications Developer will be responsible for writing back-end code to support new web applications and search services for end users and Library staff under the direction of the Systems Librarian. Responsibilities include all aspects of web application development, including defining requirements, writing code, testing, deployment, maintenance, and security for Scholarly Communication and for other web-based applications used by the Library and its users; auditing existing Library code for adherence to University IT security policy; providing end user and Library staff technical support as part of a customer-service-oriented team.

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Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy

The National Academies Press has released Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy.

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The report describes a wide range of questions that are ripe for analysis: how incentives of creators, distributors and users are changing, what are the enablers of and impediments to voluntary licensing, what are the costs and effectiveness of copyright enforcement methods, and what are the costs and benefits of copyright exceptions and limitations. Answers to these questions will help inform decisions about copyright scope and duration, more effective licensing arrangements and enforcement mechanisms, and appropriate safe harbors and fair use exceptions.

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Digital Curation Bibliography Paperback Now Costs Less Than a McDonald’s Happy Meal

Digital Scholarship's paperbacks have always been inexpensive because the primary goal was to make printed copies of digital books available to libraries and individuals who wanted them in this format rather than to generate profit. Now, Digital Scholarship's paperback prices have been dropped to the minimum allowed. Here are the new prices of the books that are still available in paperback format:

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