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Information Technology Specialist at Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is recruiting an Information Technology Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The information technology specialist will be primarily responsible for systems that are either involved with the production of digital talking books or the production of other digital materials such as digital braille. The work of this position involves responsibility for a range of software and hardware systems. The work involves design and analysis of systems, prototyping, coding, functional and unit testing, implementation and system acceptance. The Information Technology Specialist will be involved with numerous aspects of information technology, including networking, computer security, desktop computing, lifecycle management, digital archival and interactive web systems.

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Data Curator II at Institute for Defense Analyses

The Institute for Defense Analyses is recruiting a Data Curator II.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under minimal supervision, this position creates, manages, protects and preserves digital repositories of data, assists users with data access questions, and interfaces with sponsor or about data requirements/restrictions.

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Arizona State University Names James J. O’Donnell as University Librarian

Arizona State University has named James J. O'Donnell as its University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

O'Donnell received his bachelor of arts degree at Princeton and doctorate from Yale. He served as provost and professor of classics at Georgetown University for a decade, after a career at Bryn Mawr, Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania. . . .

O'Donnell has also been engaged in digital innovation for almost 25 years, starting with the establishment of the oldest online open access journal in the humanities, "Bryn Mawr Classical Review." He taught the first MOOC in 1994, introducing 500 students around the world to the work and thought of St. Augustine. He served from 1996-2002 as the chief information officer of the University of Pennsylvania.

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NC LIVE Systems Librarian

NC LIVE is recruiting a Systems Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As part of a seven-person team of librarians and information technology professionals, the Systems Librarian will provide technical and project leadership for creatively solving shared problems and advancing digital library collections and services across the entire spectrum of libraries in North Carolina.

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"Harvard’s 11 Announcements for Open Access Week 2014"

Peter Suber has released "Harvard's 11 Announcements for Open Access Week 2014."

Here's an excerpt:

Harvard has taken a series of new steps to support open access to research. The best evidence lies in the 11 announcements released by the Office for Scholarly Communication for Open Access Week 2014 (October 20-24). Here's a brief recap of the series. . . .

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society announced that the Center's faculty directors and staff have adopted an open-access policy. In a landmark unanimous vote, the Berkman Center became the first research center at Harvard to adopt an open-access policy, and the first to extend the scope of Harvard's open-access policies beyond the faculty.

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Digital Archivist & Record Management Coordinator at Rollins College

Rollins College is recruiting a Digital Archivist & Record Management Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Rollins College is looking for a service-oriented Digital Archivist & Record Management Coordinator to help with the design, development and continuing implementation of a digital archive and records management program at Rollins College. Reporting to the Head of Archives & Special Collections and collaborating with the Collections & Systems Department, the Digital Archivist & Record Management Coordinator will play a key role in collecting, organizing, and making accessible digital resources relating to the history of the institution.

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"The ‘Total Cost of Publication’ in a Hybrid Open-Access Environment: Institutional Approaches to Funding Journal Article-Processing Charges in Combination with Subscriptions"

S. Pinfield et al. have self-archived "The 'Total Cost of Publication' in a Hybrid Open-Access Environment: Institutional Approaches to Funding Journal Article-Processing Charges in Combination with Subscriptions."

Here's an excerpt:

This study analyses data from 23 UK institutions covering the period 2007 to 2014 modelling the total cost of publication (TCP). It shows a clear rise in centrally-managed APC payments from 2012 onwards, with payments projected to increase further. As well as evidencing the growing availability and acceptance of OA publishing, these trends reflect particular UK policy developments and funding arrangements intended to accelerate the move towards OA publishing ('Gold' OA). Whilst the mean value of APCs has been relatively stable, there was considerable variation in APC prices paid by institutions since 2007. In particular, 'hybrid' subscription/OA journals were consistently more expensive than fully-OA journals. Most APCs were paid to large 'traditional' commercial publishers who also received considerable subscription income. New administrative costs reported by institutions varied considerably. The total cost of publication modelling shows that APCs are now a significant part of the TCP for academic institutions, in 2013 already constituting an average of 10% of the TCP (excluding administrative costs).

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All Harvard Schools Now Have Open Access Policies

With the adoption of an open access policy in June by the Harvard Medical School, all Harvard schools now have open access policies.

Here’s an excerpt from the announcement:

Harvard Medical School adopted an open-access policy on June 18, 2014, by a unanimous vote of the Faculty Council. The new policy covers both "quad"-based and clinical faculty. Now all Harvard schools have open-access policies.

Like the other Harvard policies, the Medical School policy insures that faculty members automatically retain a license to share their research papers freely through DASH (Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard), the University’s open-access repository. Faculty also have the option to waive this license for any article, preserving their freedom to submit new work to the journals of their choice. When faculty write articles covered by the Medical School policy and the policy at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), they need only deposit once to comply with both.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Initiatives Librarian will work with the Marx Library Head of Reference & Instruction and the Director of the Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library to manage existing locally held digital content and to identify and develop prospective digital projects. Because the USA Libraries are new to locally managing digital content, the Digital Initiatives Librarian must be knowledgeable about descriptive, technical, administrative, and structural metadata standards and content. The librarian in this position will work collaboratively with the Head of Reference and with the McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library Director to develop, implement, and manage digital projects and policies/procedures applicable to digital collections.

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Purdue e-Pubs Repository Tops 8 Million Downloads

The Purdue e-Pubs repository has had over 8 million downloads.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

To date, every college on Purdue's West Lafayette campus has a presence in the repository. Purdue e-Pubs continues to be a central place on campus advancing the impact of scholarship at the global, national and local level. Purdue University Libraries began providing the Purdue e-Pubs service to the campus community in 2006 as a means to openly share research and scholarship in a stable, open, and citable format.

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Web Services Librarian at University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is recruiting a Web Services Librarian .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Organize, evaluate, develop and manage Law Library's web site, ensuring compliance with University policies and integration with the Law School's web presence. Investigate, evaluate, recommend and implement new technologies to improve search functionality, navigation, and usability. Collect, analyze and distribute web metrics and make recommendations for improvement based upon the metrics. Develop, organize and manage the Law Library's intranet, Sharepoint, wiki and other internal web-based and networked resources.

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Web Archiving in the United States: A 2013 Survey

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance has released Web Archiving in the United States: A 2013 Survey.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The goal of the survey was to better understand the landscape of web archiving activities in the U.S. by investigating the organizations involved, the history and scope of their web archiving programs, the types of web content being preserved, the tools and services being used, access and discovery services being provided and overall policies related to web archiving programs. While this survey documents the current state of U.S. web archiving initiatives, comparison with the results of the 2011-2012 survey enables an analysis of emerging trends. The report therefore describes the current state of the field, tracks the evolution of the field over the last few years, and forecasts future activities and developments.

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Digital Curation News (10/23/2014) #digitalpreservation

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Information Resource Consultant II at University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina is recruiting an Information Resource Consultant II.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Director of Library Technology Services, this position functions as the Libraries' webmaster and web developer. Leads and guides the Libraries Web Team, web content authors and all organizational web presence stakeholders. Assures consistent application of accepted standards and best practices for site and page design and creation. Works within University guidelines for design.

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Library Publishing Directory, Second Edition

Library Publishing Coalition has released the Library Publishing Directory, second edition .

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Published just in time for Open Access Week, the Directory illustrates the many ways in which libraries are actively transforming and advancing scholarly communications in partnership with scholars, students, university presses, and others.

In documenting the breadth and depth of activities in this field, this resource aims to articulate the unique value of library publishing; establish it as a significant and growing community of practice; and to raise its visibility within a number of stakeholder communities, including administrators, funding agencies, other scholarly publishers, librarians, and content creators.

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Research and Development Team Lead at Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University is recruiting a Research and Development Team Lead.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Responsible for managing and directing the Research and Development Technical Team at the University Libraries and for ensuring that information management activities are in line with the strategic needs of the Libraries. This position administers, maintains and ensures optimal performance and continuous development of digital library systems and plays an active role in the library's digital initiatives. Serves as the chief architect for information systems and development, applying expert system analysis and design techniques for all system process needs including business analysis, data architecture, integration, development, quality control, change management, and IS security.

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UNC SILS Gets $750,000 Mellon Foundation Grant for BitCurator Access Project

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science has been given a$ 750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its BitCurator Access Project.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The BitCurator Access project will develop open-source software that supports the provision of access to disk images through three exploratory approaches: (1) building tools to support web-based services, (2) enabling the export of file systems and associated metadata, (3) and the use of emulation environments. Also closely associated with these access goals is redaction. BitCurator Access will develop tools to redact files, file system metadata, and targeted bitstreams within disks or directories.

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Digital Curation News (10/22/2014) #digitalpreservation

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Vice Provost and University Librarian at Columbia University

Columbia University is recruiting a Vice Provost and University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University is seeking a dynamic individual to lead a large, complex, globally recognized academic research library system with remarkable growth in its collections in recent years and highly talented staff undertaking an impressive range of innovative professional assignments.

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"PeerJ Grows Steadily With Papers, Authors"

Phil Davis has published "PeerJ Grows Steadily With Papers, Authors" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Here's an excerpt:

PeerJ is growing, publishing more papers and attracting more authors, although it is not clear whether the company is moving toward financial sustainability. In a crowded market of multidisciplinary open access journals, the success/failure of PeerJ may be determined when it receives its first Impact Factor.

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