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Teens and Mobile Apps Privacy

The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has released Teens and Mobile Apps Privacy.

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Here are some of the key findings in a new survey of U.S. teens ages 12-17:

  • 58% of all teens have downloaded apps to their cell phone or tablet computer.
  • 51% of teen apps users have avoided certain apps due to privacy concerns.
  • 26% of teen apps users have uninstalled an app because they learned it was collecting personal information that they didn't wish to share.
  • 46% of teen apps users have turned off location tracking features on their cell phone or in an app because they were worried about the privacy of their information.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of Toronto Libraries

The University of Toronto Libraries are a recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

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The incumbent will coordinate the digital projects team in carrying out the planning and execution of scalable and sustainable digital projects to make scholarly output and research resources available online. Responsibilities include providing leadership in setting goals, and implementing policies and priorities for digital project work in collaboration with the digital scholarship librarian, and other library and faculty stakeholders; coordinating project planning and ensuring technical project definition; overseeing creative and technical project execution; working in close consultation with stake holders to ensure completion of high-quality digital projects on time, within budget, and in accordance with established standards; cultivating and maintaining collaborative relationships with faculty, librarians and staff; contributing to the field through research, professional service, and participating in library, university and external committee and actively seeking out and engaging in opportunities for professional development.

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"New Frontiers in Open Access for Collection Development: Perspectives from Canadian Research Libraries"

IFLA has released "New Frontiers in Open Access for Collection Development: Perspectives from Canadian Research Libraries" by K. Jane Burpee and Leila Fernandez.

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As the push for open access (OA) burgeons around the globe, it is important to examine OA as it relates to collection development practices. Canada has its own particular set of characteristics and approaches to service delivery based on its history and context. Like our global colleagues, opportunities for collection development in Canada include the support of OA journals, repositories, monographs and electronic theses. The strengthening of OA in Canada is tied closely with other issues. Political and educational realities as well as geographic spread are affecting the way the movement is strengthening and impacting collection development practices. In this context, we share the results of a study examining the scholarly communication landscape in Canadian research libraries. The results of interviews with librarians, who are leaders in scholarly communication activities at their own institutions, showcase the prominent role OA plays in enhancing collections at Canadian institutions. Collaboration and the role of cooperative collection development are covered. The paper concludes with recommendations for strengthening access to open scholarship in libraries regardless of their geographic location.

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Digital Programs Archivist at University of North Carolina at Charlotte Library

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is recruiting a Digital Programs Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Programs Archivist will continue to evolve the Atkins Library's digital programs by developing and executing processes enabling effective and efficient acquisition, appraisal, ingest, preservation, and management of born-digital and reformatted archival collections. These programs include digitization of text, image, audio, and video formats in Special Collections, born-digital University content, metadata formation, digital preservation, and data curation. The archivist will provide leadership in creating structural and administrative metadata for all formats and the physical cataloging of rare books, maps, oral histories and digital collections.

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"Text & Data Mining—A Librarian Overview"

IFLA has released "Text & Data Mining—A Librarian Overview" by Ann Okerson.

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Text and data mining offers exciting research opportunities over a broad range of fields. . . .

This paper reviews some of the possibilities for such work and outlines the challenges and the way ahead for librarians. One challenge lies in the terms by which data sets are licensed and made available to academic and other users; librarians need to be proactive in ensuring that these terms are favorable for the kind of use researchers will need and that the resources themselves are available in a format that allows innovative mining-based research. Another challenge is the need to support users who wish to engage in text and data mining with limited experience, especially when they approach data sets made available through library resources. Librarians should develop the expertise to support their users by making data resources available to them on favorable terms and supporting their mining efforts.

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Director of Technology at Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America is recruiting a Director of Technology.

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The Director of Technology will be responsible for the overall technology vision for the DPLA. As an early-stage organization, we expect substantial growth, including in unexpected areas. The Director of Technology must be able to plan and map this future, creating new initiatives as necessary in consultation with the DPLA team. The Director of Technology will report to the Executive Director.

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Science-Metrix Releases Three Reports on Open Access

Science-Metrix has released three reports on open access: Proportion of Open Access Peer-Reviewed Papers at the European and World Levels—2004-2011, Open Data Access Policies and Strategies in the European Research Area and Beyond, and Open Access Strategies in the European Research Area.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The first report measures the availability of scholarly publications in 22 fields of knowledge across the European Research Area, Brazil, Canada, Japan, and the United States, between 2004 and 2011. . . .

The second report, focusing on open access policies, showed a growing trend in the adoption of such policies by governments and other funding bodies. . . .

The third report found that open access to scientific data is less developed and more difficult to implement than open access to scholarly publications, both in terms of policies and infrastructure.

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Web Applications Librarian at University of Alabama Libraries

The University of Alabama Libraries are recruiting a Web Applications Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative and service-oriented librarian for the position of Web Applications Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Web Services, this position is responsible for administering and coordinating the use of research and instructional applications (LibGuides and RefWorks) and librarian-created tutorials. As part of these duties, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of guidelines for our LibGuides application and aforementioned tutorials. Also, the Web Applications Librarian will serve as the organization's primary administrator of RefWorks and work to create resources and provide instruction on its use to students and faculty. In addition, this position will assist with the implementation of organizational best practices for the use of social media.

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"A Framework for Systematic Analysis of Open Access Journals and its Application in Software Engineering and Information Systems"

Daniel Graziotin, Xiaofeng Wang, and Pekka Abrahamsson have self-archived "A Framework for Systematic Analysis of Open Access Journals and its Application in Software Engineering and Information Systems" in arXiv.org.

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This study empirically demonstrated that high publication charges are not sufficiently justified by the publishers, which often lack transparency and may prevent authors from adopting Open Access. It showed that there are no features provided by journals with publication fees, which are not offered by those not requiring charges to authors. The article warned the authors to investigate which agreements have been signed by the journal publisher in order to ensure visibility to accepted papers. It also raised important concerns like that the articles of three fourths of Open Access journals in Software Engineering and Information Systems may be in danger of disappearing if the journals lose their content. Last but not least, this study showed that Open Access journals and publishers in the fields of Software Engineering and Information Systems have a significant margin of improvement regarding the perceived trustworthiness.

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Head of Systems at Kent State University Libraries (Reopened)

Kent State University Libraries are recruiting a Head of Systems.

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Kent State University Libraries seeks an innovative Systems Librarian to lead its Systems Department. The Head of Systems will continue to advance a vision for technology operations in a changing environment, advancing library computing capabilities throughout the University, the OhioLINK consortium, and the profession. The Head will work with all library departments to ensure the effective deployment and use of technology, and cooperate with the University's computer center on university-wide services and issues that affect the Libraries' systems and services.

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e-InfraNet: ‘Open’ as the Default Modus Operandi for Research and Higher Education

The the e-InfraNet project has released e-InfraNet: 'Open' as the Default Modus Operandi for Research and Higher Education.

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The basis for the policy framework is an overview of the current 'Open' landscape outlining contexts, drivers, achievements and effects of the various 'opens', as well as a number of common issues. Because of this commonality, coordinating the vision and approach can benefit all 'opens' individually, and contribute to the development of 'Open' as the default modus operandi for the research and higher education sectors. A pragmatic approach to the implementation of the vision will ensure the necessary flexibility to adjust for the diversity in the various 'opens' themselves and in their geographic and disciplinary contexts.

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Associate Dean, Digital Initiatives, Technical Services, and Info Technology at San Jose State University Library

The San Jose State University Library is recruiting an Associate Dean, Digital Initiatives, Technical Services, and Info Technology .

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The purpose of this position is to support the San Jose State University Library's mission and goals by leading the library into the digital future. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, planning for Digital Initiatives, Online Learning, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Project Management, and the development of innovative technology-embedded learning spaces. The Associate Dean requires a clear understanding of California and national trends in education, and will provide effective leadership in developing digital initiatives, utilizing emerging technologies to better serve students and faculty, enhancing library operations with technology, enhancing and promoting the digital repository, and initiating new and innovative technology-based services and library spaces.

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"Does Digital Scholarship Have a Future?"

Edward L. Ayers has published "Does Digital Scholarship Have a Future?" in the latest issue of EDUCAUSE Review.

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Though the recent popularity of the phrase digital scholarship reflects impressive interdisciplinary ambition and coherence, two crucial elements remain in short supply in the emerging field. First, the number of scholars willing to commit themselves and their careers to digital scholarship has not kept pace with institutional opportunities. Second, today few scholars are trying, as they did earlier in the web's history, to reimagine the form as well as the substance of scholarship. In some ways, scholarly innovation has been domesticated, with the very ubiquity of the web bringing a lowered sense of excitement, possibility, and urgency. These two deficiencies form a reinforcing cycle: the diminished sense of possibility weakens the incentive for scholars to take risks, and the unwillingness to take risks limits the impact and excitement generated by boldly innovative projects.

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Repository Manager at Harvard Library

The Harvard Library is recruiting a Repository Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Harvard Library's Office for Scholarly Communication is looking for a technically-savvy and charismatic Repository Manager with a passion for democratizing access to knowledge.

As part of our team of librarians, scholars, and software engineers, you will work on the cutting edge of the open access movement to make academic research produced at Harvard and elsewhere available to anyone, throughout the world, free of charge.

This position is part technical; you will work closely with software developers to maintain and improve our repository, and research new technological directions for tools to support open access. But it also has a big education and outreach component; working closely with the program manager, you will serve as a front-line representative of the OSC to help increase the awareness and visibility of open access issues within and beyond the University.

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Riding the Waves or Caught in the Tide? Insights from the IFLA Trend Report

IFLA has released Riding the Waves or Caught in the Tide? Insights from the IFLA Trend Report.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

In the global information environment, time moves quickly and there's an abundance of commentators trying to keep up. With each new technological development, a new report emerges assessing its impact on different sectors of society. The IFLA Trend Report takes a broader approach and identifies five high level trends shaping the information society, spanning access to education, privacy, civic engagement and transformation. Its findings reflect a year's consultation with a range of experts and stakeholders from different disciplines to map broader societal changes occurring, or likely to occur in the information environment.

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Digital Scholarship Specialist at New York University Division of Libraries

The New York University Division of Libraries is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Specialist.

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The Digital Scholarship Specialist will join that unit to provide client service, technical expertise, training, and support for tools and practices that are used by faculty and researchers engaged with digital scholarship and publishing, with a particular focus on the digital humanities. The Digital Scholarship and Publishing Services team works collaboratively with staff throughout NYU Libraries and NYU Information Technology Services, including the Digital Studio, Data Services, Digital Library Technology Services, Libraries subject specialists, and NYU Abu Dhabi Library.

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"How to Scuttle a Scholarly Communication Initiative"

Dorothea Salo has published "How to Scuttle a Scholarly Communication Initiative" in the latest issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

Here's an excerpt:

Scholarly communication initiatives such as institutional repositories (IRs), library-sponsored publishing initiatives, open-access author-fee funds, copyright training and consulting, faculty-publication registries, and open-access publisher memberships must therefore be rapidly and effectively squelched, lest the system change in a fashion that disintermediates the existing pattern of library work. If these initiatives flourish, libraries will find themselves in the shoes of abbot Johannes Trithemius, whose De laude scriptorum (1494) presciently railed against the damage that Gutenberg's printing press would do to monasteries' lucrative scriptoria. . . .

Fortunately, scholarly communication initiatives are straightforward to scuttle, even when foisted upon an otherwise-responsible library by the provost's office or the faculty senate. Given the natural hierarchy of most reputable academic libraries. . ., it is of course easiest to put a stop to these misguided efforts from a leadership position, but in truth, any academic librarian can stop them in their tracks. Tried and true, proven-effective techniques follow.

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