Senior Applications Systems Analyst/Developer at University of Arizona Libraries

The University of Arizona Libraries are recruiting a Senior Applications Systems Analyst/Developer.

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As a part of the Library's Information Technology Work Team, you will develop innovative, useful, usable, and accessible PHP applications that support the success of students, faculty, and staff. You will collaborate with library staff to discover user needs and recommend, develop, and implement creative solutions. You will help maintain, care for, and improve existing object-oriented PHP applications.

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Obituary: F. W. Lancaster

Noted scholar F. W. Lancaster has died.

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F. W. "Wilf" Lancaster, GSLIS professor emeritus, passed away on Sunday, August 25, at his home in Urbana, Illinois. He was 79 years old. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Cesaria; and his children, Miriam, Owen, Jude, Aaron, Lakshmi, and Raji; and his 13 grandchildren. . . .

Lancaster joined GSLIS in 1970 as an associate professor and director of the biomedical librarianship program (1970-73); in 1972, he became a full professor; and in 1992, following his retirement, he was honored with the title of professor emeritus. During his distinguished career, he taught courses in information retrieval, bibliometrics, bibliographic organization, and the evaluation of library and information services. He served as the editor of Library Trends, a quarterly journal examining critical trends in professional librarianship, from 1986 to 2006. For the period from 1989 to 1992, he was named University Scholar, a prestigious program recognizing the University's most talented teachers, scholars, and researchers.

Nationally and internationally, Lancaster was recognized as a leader in the field of library and information science through his work as a teacher, writer, and scholar. He was honored three times with Fulbright fellowships for research and teaching abroad, named a fellow of the Library Association of Great Britain, and recognized by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) with both the Award of Merit and the Outstanding Information Science Teacher award. He was the author of 15 books, several of which have received national awards and been translated into languages such as Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. Lancaster also engaged in a wide range of consulting activities for organizations around the world, including UNESCO and the United Nations.

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Sr. Software Developer Analyst at Texas Digital Library

The Texas Digital Library is recruiting a Sr. Software Developer Analyst.

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Develop services and tools used by members of the Texas Digital Library Consortium including conducting systems analysis and programming for the DSpace Digital Repository System at TDL member institutions and participate and contribute to the DSpace Open Source community. Conduct systems analysis and programming for the open source Vireo ETD Management System, as well as work in a leadership capacity within the Vireo open source development community. Provide operational and customer support for DSpace and Vireo services. Provide issue investigation, documentation, project scheduling, and communication with internal and external stakeholders. Keep up with technological trends and industry standards to ensure all products exhibit excellence in robustness, availability, security, data integrity and fault tolerance. Participate in the development of team software development standards, process improvements and technical documentation.

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"The Inevitability of Open Access: Update One"

David W. Lewis has self-archived "The Inevitability of Open Access: Update One" in IUPUIScholarWorks.

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This paper updates the author's 2012 article, "The Inevitability of Open Access" with recently published data. As a result it is possible to predict that Gold OA could account for 50 percent of the scholarly journal articles sometime between 2018 and 2020, and 90 percent of articles as soon as 2021 and more conservatively by 2024.

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Dryad Librarian at UNC School of Information and Library Science

The UNC School of Information and Library Science is recruiting a Dryad Librarian.

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Dryad (http: datadryad.org) is a curated general-purpose repository that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. The Dryad team is working with stakeholders from journals and scientific societies to develop data sharing policies and ensure the long-term sustainability of the repository. The Dryad project is seeking a detail oriented person with good analytical and communication skills. The position includes a variety of curatorial and metadata-specific tasks, and collaborating with Dryad development team members to improve curatorial procedures, and adding in the future design and testing of repository system functionalities.

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AAU, ARL, and APLU Establish SHARE Steering Group

AAU, ARL, and APLU have established the SHARE Steering Group.

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced the formation of a joint steering group to advance a proposed network of digital repositories at universities, libraries, and other research institutions across the US that will provide long-term public access to federally funded research articles and data.

The steering group will oversee a feasibility study, guide policy, and explore governance structures necessary for prototyping and implementing the network. This repository network, the Shared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE), is being developed as one response to a White House directive instructing federal funding agencies to make the results of research they fund available to the public.

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Digital Archivist at Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Film Archive

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Film Archive is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

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The Digital Archivist works in the Academy Film Archive under the supervision of the Digital Curator. Primary duties include assisting Digital Curator with inspection, inventory and cataloging of digital collection items and prepping materials for ingest to the digital repository.

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Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (August 30, 2013)

The latest bimonthly update of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog is now available. It provides information about selected new works related to scholarly electronic publishing, such as books, e-prints, journal articles, technical reports, and white papers.

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