Data Services Librarian at Columbia University

Columbia University is recruiting a Data Services Librarian.

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The Data Services Librarian is responsible for providing support for quantitative and qualitative data and data applications to faculty, students, and staff, and for identifying and assisting in the implementation of emergent technologies related to data services and social science research. As a member of the team providing high-end research and data support in the Digital Social Science Center, the incumbent will assist users in acquiring and finding, manipulating and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, including direct assistance in the use of statistical software. The incumbent will work with colleagues within the division and across the Libraries to provide coordinated support for research data services and technologies.

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"Archiving the Web: A Case Study from the University of Victoria"

Corey Davis has published "Archiving the Web: A Case Study from the University of Victoria" in Code4Lib Journal.

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The University of Victoria Libraries started archiving websites in 2013, and it quickly became apparent that many scholarly websites being produced by faculty, especially in the digital humanities, were going to prove very challenging to effectively capture and play back. This article will provide an overview of web archiving and explore the considerable legal and technical challenges of implementing a web archiving initiative at a research library, using the University of Victoria's implementation of Archive-it, a web archiving service from the Internet Archive, as a case study, with a special focus on capturing complex, interactive websites that scholars are creating to disseminate their research in new ways.

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Digital Production Services Programmer at University of Florida

The University of Florida is recruiting a Digital Production Services Programmer.

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As a member of the Software Development unit, the Digital Production Services Programmer performs duties related to the creation and support of software applications for Digital Production Services Department and develops both web and desktop software applications. This includes software to assist in internal business operations and assist patrons to make full use of library resources. The IT Expert gathers requirements, develops applications, and provides support for digital services and applications.

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"The Open Access Advantage for American Law Reviews"

James M. Donovan et al. have self-archived "The Open Access Advantage for American Law Reviews."

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Articles available in open access formats enjoy an advantage in citation by subsequent law review works of 53%. For every two citations an article would otherwise receive, it can expect a third when made freely available on the Internet. This benefit is not uniformly spread through the law school tiers. Higher tier journals experience a lower OA advantage (11.4%) due to the attention such prestigious works routinely receive regardless of the format. When focusing on the availability of new scholarship, as compared to creating retrospective collections, the aggregated advantage rises to 60.2%. While the first tier advantage rises to 16.8%, the mid-tiers skyrocket to 89.7%. The fourth tier OA advantage comes in at 81.2%.

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Science Data Librarian at Pennsylvania State University

The Pennsylvania State University is recruiting a Science Data Librarian.

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The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek an innovative and enthusiastic librarian who is interested in providing informatics and data services across the science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields and who, together with their colleagues, will shape the future of library services in the STEM disciplines. This is a 12-month tenure-track position reporting to the Head of the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library. The Prystowsky Early Career Endowment accompanies the position for an initial three year period (with possibility of renewal for an additional three years) for those candidates within the first 10 years of their academic career.

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Data from Nature and Palgrave Macmillan’s Author Insights Survey

Nature Publishing Group and Palgrave Macmillan have released data from their Author Insights Survey.

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The survey, which contains views from 30,466 researchers, is the biggest publisher survey of authors' views to be made open access.

NPG and Palgrave Macmillan are making this anonymised data available in order to achieve greater understanding between authors, funders and publishers, particularly with regard to open access.

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Scholarly Communication Librarian at University of Tennessee Knoxville

The University of Tennessee Knoxville is recruiting a Scholarly Communication Librarian.

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The Scholarly Communication Librarian is an advocate for new practices in scholarly communication and helps guide the campus toward innovative and sustainable methods of dissemination. The librarian raises campus awareness of trends in scholarly publishing, including open access to the scholarly record, alternative metrics for measuring research impact, and copyright and fair use. The librarian works closely with liaison librarians to provide the highest quality information and user education programs, and in partnership with the Office of Research and Engagement and the UT Institute of Agriculture Office of Sponsored Programs, supports campus efforts to ensure compliance with US funding agency requirements for public access. May serve as liaison to one or more academic departments or programs.

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University of Chicago Names Brenda Johnson Library Director and University Librarian

Brenda Johnson has been appointed Library Director and University Librarian at the University of Chicago for a five-year term.

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Johnson currently serves as Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries at Indiana University, Bloomington—a position she has held since 2010. She succeeds Judith Nadler, who retired in June after nearly five decades of service to UChicago.

Before coming to Indiana University, Johnson was University Librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She spent more than 20 years at the University of Michigan, where she served as Associate University Librarian for Public Services, a position with responsibility over that institution's 19 libraries.

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Director, Digital Preservation Services at Cornell University

Cornell University is recruiting a Director, Digital Preservation Services.

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Reporting directly to the Associate University Librarian who provides leadership for collections and digital scholarship & preservation services, the Director of Digital Preservation Services will play a key role in creating a cohesive preservation framework for the Library and collaborate closely with Library staff involved in preservation activities.

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Fair-Use and E-Reserves: "A Reversal for Georgia State"

Kevin Smith has published "A Reversal for Georgia State" in Scholarly Communications @ Duke.

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The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has issued its ruling in the publisher appeal of a district court decision that found most instances of electronic reserve copying at Georgia State to be fair use. The appellate court ruling is 129 pages long, and I will have much more to say after I read it carefully. But the hot news right now is that the Court of Appeals has reversed the District Court's judgment and remanded the case back for proceedings consistent with the new opinion. The injunction issued by the District Court and the order awarding costs and attorney's fees to GSU have been vacated.

Read more about it at "Publishers Win Reversal of Court Ruling That Favored 'E-Reserves' at Georgia State U." and "A Win for Publishers."

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Systems Analyst/Programmer, UITS at Indiana University, Bloomington

Indiana University, Bloomington is recruiting a Systems Analyst/Programmer, UITS.

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Provides expertise in the development of detailed functional requirements for the library systems (such as IUCAT and other library information delivery systems), establishes regression testing scripts, and coordinates the participation of Academic and Faculty Services in quality assurance testing of these systems. Consults with the Indiana University user community in the review of system requirements and designs, and collaborates with the open source user community in forming consensus on requirements and designs.

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"Tweets as Impact Indicators: Examining the Implications of Automated Bot Accounts on Twitter"

Stefanie Haustein et al. have self-archived "Tweets as Impact Indicators: Examining the Implications of Automated Bot Accounts on Twitter."

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This brief communication presents preliminary findings on automated Twitter accounts distributing links to scientific papers deposited on the preprint repository arXiv. It discusses the implication of the presence of such bots from the perspective of social media metrics (altmetrics), where mentions of scholarly documents on Twitter have been suggested as a means of measuring impact that is both broader and timelier than citations. We present preliminary findings that automated Twitter accounts create a considerable amount of tweets to scientific papers and that they behave differently than common social bots, which has critical implications for the use of raw tweet counts in research evaluation and assessment. We discuss some definitions of Twitter cyborgs and bots in scholarly communication and propose differentiating between different levels of engagement from tweeting only bibliographic information to discussing or commenting on the content of a paper.

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Head of Science Library and eScience Initiatives at University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky is recruiting a Head of Science Library and eScience Initiatives.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The candidate will serve as an academic liaison in one or more STEM-related disciplines including active participation in information literacy, assessment, outreach initiatives, collection development, and research and data support services. The candidate will work collaboratively with other STEM librarians and foster partnerships with faculty, students, and researchers on campus.

The candidate will serve as a leader in eScience initiatives for UK Libraries and related areas including supporting university researchers and working collaboratively with the Director for Digital Scholarship to advance UKnowledge as the university institutional repository. In collaboration with the Director of the UK Libraries Research Data Center, the candidate will coordinate efforts of faculty and staff in the development, implementation, and assessment of research support services for faculty, students, and research centers in the sciences.

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International Trade Commission and Digital Data Regultation: "Brief of PK and EFF in ClearCorrect v. ITC"

The EFF has released "Brief of PK and EFF in ClearCorrect v. ITC."

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

In the sweeping and unprecedented decision below, the International Trade Commission found that its authority to regulate trade extends to pure "electronic transmission of digital data" untied to any physical medium. Generally, by statute, the Commission's jurisdiction is limited to oversight of "importation . . . of articles." However, the Commission expansively construed the term "articles" to potentially include anything "bought and sold in commerce," thereby leading to its conclusion that digital data was an article of importation. This broadly sketched statutory construction fails to indicate clearly any limiting principles on the Commission's power.

Among other things, the Commission's decision leaves open the question of whether all transmissions of telecommunications data are within the scope of its authority.

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Science/Data Services Librarian at Lewis & Clark College

Lewis & Clark College is recruiting a Science/Data Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Science/Data Services Librarian is an entry-level position that:

  • Provides leadership in the planning, implementation, and assessment of library research and data services in support of the natural sciences and other data-related disciplines.
  • Develops liaison partnerships with science faculty, staff, and students to support teaching, learning, and research and incorporates new approaches and technologies into existing and future services.

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"Freedom of Information Requests Uncover the Lack of Transparency in Journal Subscription Costs"

Stuart Lawson and Ben Meghreblian have published "Freedom of Information Requests Uncover the Lack of Transparency in Journal Subscription Costs" in The LSE's Daily Blog on American Politics and Policy.

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Making use of the UK's Freedom of Information (FOI) law we sent FOI requests to over 100 higher education institutions via the website whatdotheyknow.com asking them to release their data. Using this website has the dual benefit of making the process simple to scale up when sending multiple requests and also ensuring that the responses are in the public domain.

In two rounds of requests we asked for the amount of money that these institutions had paid to six of the largest academic publishers—Wiley, Springer, Taylor & Francis, Sage, Oxford University Press, and Cambridge University Press—over a period of five years. The results have been collated and over £80m of subscription expenditure has been openly released. This process was for the most part straightforward and just required a lot of persistence and a little knowledge of library processes, which allowed us to know how to phrase the request and how to respond to any queries from the institutions.

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Digital Services Librarian at School of Visual Arts

The School of Visual Arts is recruiting a Digital Services Librarian .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This technologically adept, service-oriented librarian integrates quality information resources and services via Web programming. Manages electronic resources, integrates discovery service, maintains library website and blog. Assists with development of library content within course management system. Directs team of librarians providing reference via in-person consultation, email and chat.

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"Placements & Salaries 2014: Renaissance Librarians"

Stephanie L. Maatta has published "Placements & Salaries 2014: Renaissance Librarians" in Library Journal.

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The overall average starting salary improved 2.6%, moving above $45,000 for the first time, to $45,650. Other pointers toward an improving job market were revealed in a decline in the rate of unemployment, dropping to 4.3% of those reporting employment status, and an increase in the rate of permanent professional positions, 69.6% of the job placements in 2013, up from 61.2% in 2012.

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Assistant Professor (Digital Curation) at University of Alabama

The University of Alabama is recruiting an Assistant Professor (Digital Curation).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to shape the character and direction of the School as it continues to integrate the traditions of librarianship, archives, and information studies in the context of new and emerging technologies. This faculty member will be expected to maintain an active role in advising master's and doctoral students and to contribute to professional organizations at the state, national, and international levels. The school has nationally ranked on-campus and online degree programs with a teaching load of two graduate courses per semester with an option to teach during the summer. All faculty members are expected to work with diverse constituencies, teach in the core curriculum, and maintain a rigorous research agenda. Participation in interdisciplinary scholarship and community engagement initiatives are strongly encouraged.

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"Estimating Open Access Mandate Effectiveness: I. The MELIBEA Score"

Philippe Vincent-Lamarre et al. have self-archived Estimating Open Access Mandate Effectiveness: I. The MELIBEA Score.

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MELIBEA is a Spanish database that uses a composite formula with eight weighted conditions to estimate the effectiveness of Open Access mandates (registered in ROARMAP). We analyzed 68 mandated institutions for publication years 2011-2013 to determine how well the MELIBEA score and its individual conditions predict what percentage of published articles indexed by Web of Knowledge is deposited in each institution's OA repository, and when. We found a small but significant positive correlation (0.18) between MELIBEA score and deposit percentage. We also found that for three of the eight MELIBEA conditions (deposit timing, internal use, and opt-outs), one value of each was strongly associated with deposit percentage or deposit latency (immediate deposit required, deposit required for performance evaluation, unconditional opt-out allowed for the OA requirement but no opt-out for deposit requirement). When we updated the initial values and weights of the MELIBEA formula for mandate effectiveness to reflect the empirical association we had found, the score's predictive power doubled (.36). There are not yet enough OA mandates to test further mandate conditions that might contribute to mandate effectiveness, but these findings already suggest that it would be useful for future mandates to adopt these three conditions so as to maximize their effectiveness, and thereby the growth of OA.

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Archivist/Digital Data Specialist at University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania is recruiting an Archivist/Digital Data Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Work with ASC librarian and ASC [Annenberg School for Communication] IT staff to manage the School's digital archives. Reports to the librarian. Consults with IT director and staff and other archivists at the University. Archivist will develop and implement a comprehensive archival program for the School's archives, evaluating new and existing collections and integrating them into the resource environment.

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