Web Applications Programmer at Northeastern University Libraries

The Northeastern University Libraries are recruiting a Web Applications Programmer.

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The Web Applications Programmer has responsibility for designing, programming, and/or adapting existing web tools to augment and enhance the Library's various web-based systems. This position maintains key digital architecture in Drupal, WordPress, and Omeka, as well as contributing to the development of other core services, such as the Digital Repository Service, remote service systems, and the online catalog. He or she works collaboratively with library colleagues as well as colleagues in ITS and across campus, and participates in an ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies. This is a 2-year position with the possibility of extended funding.

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Web Accessibility Toolkit

ARL has released the Web Accessibility Toolkit.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

On the third annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is proud to announce the availability of a new resource for the ARL membership and the library community—a Web Accessibility Toolkit for research libraries. ARL's toolkit shares the fundamental goal of GAAD, which is to "raise the profile" of digital accessibility and provide resources for improving access to information to "the broadest audience possible." The toolkit aims to:

  • Promote the principles of accessibility, universal design, and digital inclusion.
  • Help research libraries achieve digital accessibility.
  • Connect research libraries with the tools, people, and examples they need to provide accessible digital content.

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Scholarly Communications and Curation Librarian 2 at Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory is recruiting a Scholarly Communications and Curation Librarian 2.

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U.S. Citizenship required. Contributes to the dissemination and preservation of Argonne authored scientific and technical information products by providing instruction regarding scholarly publishing methods, advising authors on retention of author rights and federal funding compliance requirements, reviewing scientific publications authored by Argonne researchers and maintaining the integrity and accuracy of library produced databases.

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Canadian Researchers’ Publishing Attitudes and Behaviours

Canadian Science Publishing has released Canadian Researchers' Publishing Attitudes and Behaviours.

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Some key findings described in the report:

  • Researchers agree with principle, not cost, of open access (OA)
  • Almost half of the researchers reported publishing more than half of their research in open access format in past 2 years, yet availability of open access was 8 times less important than impact factor and 13 times less important than journal reputation when selecting a journal
  • For those who have published OA, institutions and tri-agency funding typically cover cost, yet many researchers indicated they did not know whether Canada's major funding bodies support OA
  • Peer review, reach, and discoverability are considered most important journal features
  • Use of repositories differs widely across disciplines
  • Laboratory/institutional blogs or websites and social media are increasingly being used for research dissemination

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Web Developer and Designer at Northeastern University Libraries

The Northeastern University Libraries are recruiting a Web Developer and Designer.

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The Library Web Developer has responsibility for designing, programming, and/or adapting existing web tools to enhance the Library's various web-based systems. This position develops customized and project-specific solutions in JavaScript, PHP/Perl, CSS and other related web technologies, as well as contributing to the development of other core services, such as the Digital Repository Service, faculty online publications, remote service systems, and the online catalog. He or she works collaboratively with library colleagues as well as colleagues in Information Technology Services and across campus, and participates in an ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies.

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"The Embargoes Don’t Work: The British Academy Provides the Best Evidence Yet"

Cameron Neylon has "The Embargoes Don't Work: The British Academy Provides the Best Evidence Yet" in PLOS Opens.

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Embargoes are an artificial monopoly created to make the competition a bit less fierce. But truly, if a publisher believes that they add value and wants to be competitive then why should they fear a Word doc sitting on the web? Indeed if they do it suggests a lack of confidence in the additional value that they offer in the version of record. The best way to give yourself that confidence is to be tough on yourself and take a good look at how and where you add value. And the best way to do that is to compete successfully with "free."

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XML Applications Developer at Northeastern University Libraries

The Northeastern University Libraries are recruiting a XML Applications Developer.

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The XML Applications Developer develops and maintains XML applications in support of the Digital Scholarship Group (DSG) and faculty projects affiliated with the DSG, with major focus on the TEI Archiving, Publishing and Access Service (TAPAS) and the Women Writers Project. He or she provides programming and systems analysis for the design, development and documentation of complex research tools across a wide range of projects. The XML Applications Developer will be responsible for designing, developing, testing and deploying new technologies, tools and resources to extend and enhance digital content and services, developing application programming interfaces (APIs) to facilitate multiple submission and access pathways. He or she writes and/or modifies code and conducts quality assurance on code contributed by other developers, and performs related duties as necessary. He or she works collaboratively with library colleagues as well as colleagues in ITS and across campus, and participates in an ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies. This is a 2-year position with the possibility of extended funding.

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The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025

The Pew Research Center has released The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025.

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This current report is an analysis of opinions about the likely expansion of the Internet of Things (sometimes called the Cloud of Things), a catchall phrase for the array of devices, appliances, vehicles, wearable material, and sensor-laden parts of the environment that connect to each other and feed data back and forth. It covers the over 1,600 responses that were offered specifically about our question about where the Internet of Things would stand by the year 2025. The report is the next in a series of eight Pew Research and Elon University analyses to be issued this year in which experts will share their expectations about the future of such things as privacy, cybersecurity, and net neutrality. It includes some of the best and most provocative of the predictions survey respondents made when specifically asked to share their views about the evolution of embedded and wearable computing and the Internet of Things.

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"Cultivating Scholarship: The Role of Institutional Repositories in Health Sciences Libraries" Lisa A. Palmer

Lisa A. Palmer has self-archived "Cultivating Scholarship: The Role of Institutional Repositories in Health Sciences Libraries."

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The early promise of institutional repositories is beginning to bear fruit. Medical libraries with institutional repositories, like other academic libraries, have found that their repositories support new ways of engaging with researchers and meeting the challenges posed by the transformation in scholarly communication over the past decade exemplified by open access, the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy, campus-based publishing, and the sharing of research data. Institutional repositories can grow and thrive in academic health sciences libraries and be a vital component in the provision of library services to faculty, researchers, staff, and students.

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Research Data Consultant at Virginia Tech Libraries

The Virginia Tech Libraries are recruiting a Research Data Consultant.

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The Research Data Consultant will work with Research and Informatics leadership to implement and advance the Libraries' data curation services. The successful candidate will participate in research data management consultations, data curation activities, and the development of resources, documentation and instructional content about data curation.

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Digital Scholarship Librarian at University of Northern Iowa Library

The University of Northern Iowa Library is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

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Rod Library at the University of Northern Iowa seeks an innovative, self-motivated individual to serve in a newly created tenure-track position as the manager of an institutional repository being implemented at the University in 2014/2015. In addition, the individual will coordinate education and outreach for scholarly communication across campus.

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"Peer Review of Datasets: When, Why, and How"

Matthew S. Mayernik et al. have published "Peer Review of Datasets: When, Why, and How" in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

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This paper discusses issues related to data peer review, in particular the peer review processes, needs, and challenges related to the following scenarios: 1) Data analyzed in traditional scientific articles, 2) Data articles published in traditional scientific journals, 3) Data submitted to open access data repositories, and 4) Datasets published via articles in data journals.

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Librarian at Boise State University’s Albertsons Library

Boise State University's Albertsons Library is recruiting a Librarian .

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Boise State University Albertsons Library is a creative and fast-paced library focused on supporting faculty and student research through the active development of ScholarWorks, the university's institutional repository, and through the creation of new data management services. Applications are invited for a full-time 12-month, tenure-track Librarian and Assistant/Associate Professor position. Utilizing excellent communication skills, the Librarian will provide primary support to faculty in disseminating their work via ScholarWorks and will collaborate with other library and university employees to provide scholarly communications and data management services. The position reports to the Scholarly Communications and Data Management Librarian and works both individually and collaboratively with one Librarian Assistant.

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Library Supervisor, Digital Initiatives, Venice at State College of Florida Libraries

The State College of Florida Libraries are recruiting a Library Supervisor, Digital Initiatives, Venice.

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Provides oversight for the SCF Libraries digital initiatives. The successful candidate serves the faculty, students, staff of the college and researchers within the college community by developing, implementing, and maintaining new and existing digital delivery and publishing platforms, programs, and services. Responsibilities also include supervision of library staff, student assistants, and volunteers at the Venice campus.

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2014 NDSA Innovation Award Winners

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group has announced the 2014 NDSA Innovation Award winners.

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Institution: National Software Reference Library, National Institute for Standards and Technology: Recognized for their substantial leadership in building a national collection of software, developing and sharing workflows and approaches for software preservation, and for modeling approaches to corpus analysis of born digital collections. You can learn more about the NSRL in this interview.

Project: XFR STN, The New Museum. "XFR STN" (Transfer Station) acts as "an open-door artist-centered media archiving project." The project is recognized in particular for how it stands as a model for community-driven digital preservation activity, utilized existing platforms like the Internet Archive for long term preservation, and worked directly with artist and media creators to preserve their work.

Individual: Trevor Muñoz, Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research at the University of Maryland Libraries and an Associate Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities. Recognized for his work developing and teaching best practices in data curation in the digital humanities and for his work advocating for digital preservation as a core function of librarianship, archival work, and scholarship.

Future Steward: Emily Reynolds, National Digital Stewardship Resident, The World Bank. Recognized for the quality of her work in a range of internships and student positions with ICPSR, University of Michigan Libraries, the Library of Congress, Brooklyn Historical Society, Storycorps, and, in particular, her recent work on the World Bank"™s eArchives project.

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Data Reference Services Librarian at McGill University Library

The McGill University Library is recruiting a Data Reference Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

To coordinate and lead the delivery of data reference services in the library to support teaching, learning and research activities at McGill University.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide training to librarians on data-related information services, resources and problem-solving approaches to handle data-related reference questions.
  • Provide guidance to librarians in answering advanced or unusual data-related questions from patrons.
  • Assist librarians in updating and maintaining subject guides to include applicable data information sources.
  • Assist Collection Services staff in the acquisition, cataloguing and preparation of data for users (e.g., creating metadata for available datasets).
  • Work with Digital Initiatives to create and maintain a portal or service to facilitate user access to various types of data.

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U.S. Open Data Action Plan

The White House has released the U.S. Open Data Action Plan.

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The Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Collection plans to make all digitized collections metadata public domain, and digitized collection images without copyright or other restriction publicly available at the highest available resolution for non-commercial, educational use. . . .

The Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery plans to make all digitized collections metadata public domain, and digitized collection images without copyright or other restriction publicly available at the highest available resolution for non-commercial, educational use. . . .

After a successful limited release of an API of the Smithsonian American Art Museum collection and hackathon that resulted in a number of working prototypes, the Smithsonian American Art Museum is planning a staged release, from open metadata, like artist or medium, to an open API of digitized collections images without copyright or other restriction available for non- commercial, educational use.

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Associate Director of Libraries for Academic and Scholarly Technologies at University of New Brunswick Libraries

The University of New Brunswick Libraries are recruiting an Associate Director of Libraries for Academic and Scholarly Technologies.

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Reporting to the Director of Libraries the incumbent provides leadership across the library system being responsible for the administration and coordination of Library Systems and the Electronic Text Centre. Specifically, the incumbent coordinates strategies for technologies in support of the Libraries' academic and scholarly services for diverse audiences (students, faculty and staff, administration, the public). This work includes the development, enhancement, maintenance, and promotion of those services.

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