MedOANet Guidelines for Implementing Open Access Policies for Research Performing and Research Funding Organisations

The MedOANet project has released the MedOANet Guidelines for Implementing Open Access Policies for Research Performing and Research Funding Organisations.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The MedOANet Guidelines present the main concepts and issues with respect to open access, discuss the major steps that are necessary in the process of policy development and present the important components of an institutional and funder policy. The also provide model policies for research performing and research funding organisations and present best practices in policy development for research performing and research funding organisations.

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Digital Archivist at Western University of Health Sciences Library

The Western University of Health Sciences Library is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

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Under the direction of the University Archivist, the Digital Archivist's primary focus is to provide leadership and management of existing collections (such as photographs, newspaper articles, year books, videos, and museum items), including the ingestion, annotation, metadata schema and authority control, cataloging, storage, and retrieval of digital assets; and supervise the digitization and dissemination of information to patrons and the campus community.

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Library Publishing Directory

The Library Publishing Coalition has released the Library Publishing Directory.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Published in October 2013, the Library Publishing Directory provides a snapshot of the publishing activities of 115 academic and research libraries, including information about the number and types of publications they produce, the services they offer authors, how they are staffed and funded, and the future plans of institutions that are engaged in this growing field. . . .

Specifically it is hoped that this Directory will:

  • Introduce all readers to the emerging field of library publishing and help articulate its unique characteristics as a distinctive "publishing field."
  • Facilitate collaboration among library publishers and other publishing entities, especially the university presses and learned societies that share their values.
  • Alert authors of scholarly content to a range of potential publishing partners dedicated to supporting their experimentation with new forms of scholarly communication and open access business models.

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User Experience Designer, Libraries at Indiana University Libraries

The Indiana University Libraries are recruiting a User Experience Designer, Libraries.

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Provides interaction design consulting services to key technology-based projects. Works with stakeholders across IU Bloomington Libraries' departments to understand requirements in order to design web-based user interfaces, mobile user interfaces, and online visual elements. Performs usability testing and ensures accessibility of services.

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"The Confluence of Collections at Johns Hopkins’s Sheridan Libraries"

Liz Mengel has published "The Confluence of Collections at Johns Hopkins's Sheridan Libraries" in a special issue of Research Library Issues on mainstreaming special collections.

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Since the creation of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library in 1964, Special Collections at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has been housed in the main library and has been a part of the daily flow of overall library operations. As with many other special collections departments, this department was securely sheltered behind doors where the staff performed similar activities to other library departments such as collection development, reference, and instruction. Over the past four years, the Sheridan Libraries have been making deliberate efforts to remove the metaphorical silos that separate Special Collections and other library departments. In particular, the libraries have done this by looking at how collection funds are used and by blending positions to work in both Special Collections and the Academic Liaison Department.

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Director, Research Data Service at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library is recruiting a Director, Research Data Service.

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The Director of the Research Data Service provides leadership and direction for the newly-established campus-wide Research Data Service (RDS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The RDS is a campus-wide service headquartered in the University Library that provides support to researchers to manage, preserve, and make their data accessible to the research community. The RDS provides support for campus researchers, colleges, research centers and groups, in partnership with the University of Illinois Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR), CITES (Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services), NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications), Office of the Provost, and GSLIS (Graduate School of Library and Information Science).

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OAPEN-NL: A Project Exploring Open Access Monograph Publishing in the Netherlands

SURF has released OAPEN-NL: A Project Exploring Open Access Monograph Publishing in the Netherlands.

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Between June 2011 and November 2012, fifty Open Access monographs in various subject areas were published in Open Access by nine participating publishers. For every Open Access title, the publishers provided a similar title that was published in the conventional way. Data were collected about usage, sales and costs, to study the effect of Open Access on monographs. OAPEN-NL consisted of a quantitative and a qualitative research component, measuring the effects of Open Access publishing and the perceptions and expectations of publishers and authors.

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Librarian, Digital Initiatives & Scholarship at Swarthmore College Libraries

The Swarthmore College Libraries are recruiting a Librarian, Digital Initiatives & Scholarship.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Scholarship will establish and grow a dynamic program to support new models of scholarship. S/he will foster the successful adoption and application of digital approaches to teaching, learning, and research, will develop sustainable and scalable digital resources, and will explore emerging and existing technologies which enable the use of digital content. Will manage a portfolio of digital scholarship, digital collection and library technology projects, in close collaboration with faculty, librarians, academic technologists and tri-college partners.

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"Open-Access Repositories Worldwide, 2005-2012: Past Growth, Current Characteristics and Future Possibilities"

Stephen Pinfield et al. have self-archived "Open-Access Repositories Worldwide, 2005-2012: Past Growth, Current Characteristics and Future Possibilities" in White Rose Research Online.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper reviews the worldwide growth of open-access (OA) repositories, December 2005 to December 2012, using data collected by the OpenDOAR project. It shows that initial repository development was focused on North America, Western Europe and Australasia, particularly the USA, UK, Germany and Australia. Soon after, Japan increased its repository numbers. Since 2010, other geographical areas and countries have seen repository growth, including East Asia (especially Taiwan), South America (especially Brazil) and Eastern Europe (especially Poland). During the whole period, countries such as France, Italy and Spain have maintained steady growth, whereas countries such as China and Russia have experienced relatively low levels of growth. Globally, repositories are predominantly institutional, multidisciplinary and English-language-based. They typically use open-source OAI-compliant repository software but remain immature in terms of explicit licensing arrangements. Whilst the size of repositories is difficult to assess accurately, the available data indicate that a small number of large repositories and a large number of small repositories make up the repository landscape. These trends and characteristics are analyzed using Innovation Diffusion Theory (IDT) building on previous studies. IDT is shown to provide a useful explanatory framework for understanding repository adoption at various levels: global, national, organizational and individual. Major factors affecting both the initial development of repositories and their take up by users are identified, including IT infrastructure, language, cultural factors, policy initiatives, awareness-raising activity and usage mandates. It is argued that mandates in particular are likely to play a crucial role in determining future repository development.

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Research and Data Support Coordinator at University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries are recruiting a Research and Data Support Coordinator.

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The position works with faculty, academic units and research centers, assisting in managing, describing, preserving and making research and data available and accessible to appropriate audiences. The position will assist faculty with writing data management plans, will work closely with the Libraries' subject liaisons, and will provide library-wide training, research, and assistance for our research and data support initiatives. The Research and Data Support Coordinator reports to the Head of ERIT, who is also an Assistant Dean of University Libraries. This is a non tenure-track professional position.

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"The Open Access Divide"

Jingfeng Xia has published "The Open Access Divide" in Publications.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper is an attempt to review various aspects of the open access divide regarding the difference between those academics who support free sharing of data and scholarly output and those academics who do not. It provides a structured description by adopting the Ws doctrines emphasizing such questions as who, what, when, where and why for information-gathering. Using measurable variables to define a common expression of the open access divide, this study collects aggregated data from existing open access as well as non-open access publications including journal articles and extensive reports. The definition of the open access divide is integrated into the discussion of scholarship on a larger scale.

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Research Informationist at UCLA’s Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

UCLA's Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library is recruiting a Research Informationist.

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The Research Informationist provides a broad range of information services, including data curation and management, across the entire research life cycle for UCLA students, faculty, staff, and researchers in the health and life sciences. The Research Informationist also contributes to research, consultation, instruction, and collection services within defined areas of responsibility from both clinical and basic science departments. The Research Informationist is a member of the Research, Instruction, and Collection Services (RICS) division and reports to the RICS Team Leader.

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Report of the European Commission Public Consultation on Open Research Data

The European Commission has released the Report of the European Commission Public Consultation on Open Research Data.

Here's an excerpt:

The European Commission held a public consultation on open research data on 2 July 2013 in Brussels, which was attended by a variety of stakeholders from the research community, industry, funders, libraries, publishers, infrastructure developers and others. The debate focused on five questions posed by the Commission to structure the debate and can be summarized as follows. Information on the consultation, including the agenda, the list of participants, the list of contributions and the final report are available here: http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/node/67533.

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Librarian—Digital Repository/Archivist/Special Collections at California State University, Long Beach Library

The California State University, Long Beach Library is recruiting a Librarian—Digital Repository/Archivist/Special Collections.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

  • Oversee and manage the University's digital institutional repository, Scholarship @ the Beach (S@tB).
  • Oversee the University Library's Special Collections and Archives unit.
  • Oversee and manage the digitization of several archival collections.
  • Collaborate with library Technical Services staff and Academic Technology staff to make the digitized collections available via the library's web portal.
  • Provide reference and consultation services to the student, faculty, and visiting scholar patrons; conduct library instruction for classes by interpreting and helping students to appreciate the unique and rare resources.

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PRESERVING.EXE: Toward a National Strategy for Software Preservation

The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program has released PRESERVING.EXE: Toward a National Strategy for Software Preservation.

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A report from the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program of the Library of Congress, focused on identifying valuable and at-risk software. Topics covered include executable software preservation, game preservation, electronic literature and ideas for approaches to ensure long-term access.

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Analyst/Programmer 2 at University of New Mexico Libraries

The University of New Mexico Libraries are recruiting an Analyst/Programmer 2.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will work in a broad spectrum of technical areas such as: application development, web presence, digital archival collections, metadata, and research facilitation. They will work within an agile development team to produce output that will be iterative in nature. As such, this position will require the ability to engage customers, face to face, and extrapolate specific requirements.

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Tablet and E-reader Ownership Update

The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has released the Tablet and E-reader Ownership Update.

Here's an excerpt:

The number of Americans ages 16 and older who own tablet computers has grown to 35%, and the share who have e-reading devices like Kindles and Nooks has grown to 24%. Overall, the number of people who have a tablet or an e-book reader among those 16 and older now stands at 43%.

Up from 25% last year, more than half of those in households earning $75,000 or more now have tablets. Up from 19% last year, 38% of those in upper-income households now have e-readers.

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Web Librarian at Appalachian State University Libraries

Appalachian State University Libraries are recruiting a Web Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Web Librarian serves as the point of contact for website development and support. As a member of the Technology Services Team, the successful candidate will:

  • Oversee website issues, including accessibility, website policy and technical standards.
  • Provide advice, training, and support for library personnel involved in web content creation.
  • Improve the user experience to streamline access to services and resources;
  • Develop the library's mobile web presence.
  • Coordinate ongoing assessment of the website, including usability studies.
  • Supervise one or more staff or students.

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