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Data Analytics / Visualization Specialist at Northeastern University

Northeastern University is recruiting a Data Analytics / Visualization Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

You are: A Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist who will help mobilize and design Library services supporting statistics and information visualization activities across the University. You are excited to work with diverse groups within the Library and across campus, and proactive in outreach and communication. You are comfortable with providing many forms of education, from developing curricula and teaching classes to providing high-level research support in one-on-one consultations. You are a collegial team member who will work closely with other departments within the Library, serving as a resource for statistics and visualization tools, services, and systems. You're enthusiastic about the role of statistics and visualization in scholarship across the disciplines, and will develop both this position and the Library into focal points for statistics- and visualization-related activities across the University.

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Data Technology Lead at University of California, Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley is recruiting a Data Technology Lead.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Data Technology Lead will:

  • Support the Library's data applications, including GIS, and other digital library programs.
  • Adopt, adapt, develop and maintain software to provide a web-based geospatial discovery and access portal using open source technologies in an inter-institutional, community-based, development effort.
  • Work with server and database administrators to provision the necessary computing systems to support data services.
  • Implement and manage spatial data infrastructure, including administration of specialized GIS application including geoserver, geohydra, geoblacklight.
  • Develop software for the import and management of UCB's GIS data collections.
  • Manage data services, e.g., OAI, SOLR API, data set management and access.

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Emerging Technologies Librarian at Marquette University

Marquette University is recruiting an Emerging Technologies Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Emerging Technologies Librarian supports the exploration, integration and management of new and emerging technologies and the integration and improvement of existing systems and applications to deliver information and services to library users in support of the mission, vision and values of Raynor Memorial Libraries and Marquette University.

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"The Impact of Open Access on Collection Management"

Adelia Grabowsky has published "The Impact of Open Access on Collection Management" in Virginia Libraries.

Here's an excerpt:

This article examines if and how the integration of OA materials has changed collection and/or access management activities within academic libraries.

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Digital Curation News (4/27/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdatamanagement

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Application Developer at Columbia University

Columbia University is recruiting an Application Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) at Columbia University Libraries/Information Services seeks a motivated, collaborative and creative full-time Application Developer to join our team of in-house developers and other professional staff supporting the strategic goals of the organization, with particular attention to the university's institutional repository program, Academic Commons (academiccommons.columbia.edu). Responsibilities of the Application Developer may span multiple projects and will include regular interactions and collaboration with the team of developers, designers, and project managers among the library's Digital Programs and Technology Services areas.

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Digital Humanities Specialist at Purdue University

Purdue University is recruiting a Digital Humanities Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The DH Specialist will establish a dynamic multifaceted digital humanities program in the Libraries' Division of Humanities, Social Science, Education and Business (HSSEB) and collaborate with other Purdue faculty to meet the growing demand for digital scholarshi p at Purdue. Working closely with the Libraries' GIS specialist, archivists, and Research Data unit, the successful candidate will consult and collaborate with faculty and students on techniques and methodologies supporting the digital humanities and prov ide instruction in their use.

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"’Stay With Me’: ISPs Head to Court to Fight New Net Neutrality Rules"

Meredith Filak Rose has published "Stay With Me': ISPs Head to Court to Fight New Net Neutrality Rules" in Public Knowledge's Net Neutrality Blog.

Here's an excerpt:

It's been almost three months since the FCC issued its order reclassifying Internet Service Providers as Title II telecommunications carriers and establishing strong net neutrality rules. No one was surprised when the ISPs cried foul and sued to overturn the ruling. . . .

Earlier this week, the ISPs attempted to stop the clock by arguing that the regulations should be delayed until after the lawsuit has worked its way completely through the courts-a process that will, in all likelihood, take years.

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"Data Literacy Instruction in Academic Libraries: Best Practices for Librarians"

Amanda Wanner has published "Data Literacy Instruction in Academic Libraries: Best Practices for Librarians" in See Also:.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper discusses the challenges and opportunities of bringing data literacy instruction to academic libraries. Information literacy and digital literacy in libraries has been widely discussed in the library sciences and education literature, but until recently very little focus has been given to data literacy. However, new e-government and open data initiatives over the past decade have created widely available public data that is of great interest to students and academics. Increased technological capabilities to process "big data" have also created new opportunities for the layperson and researcher alike. One popular article claims, "Ensuring that big data creates big value calls for a reskilling effort that is at least as much about fostering a data-driven mindset and analytical culture as it is about adopting new technology" (Harris, 2012). The influx of available data presents unique challenges for librarians. How can libraries play a role, for example, in this "reskilling effort" to develop a "data-driven mindset"?

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Web Coordinator at John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is recruiting a Web Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the VP of Communications and Digital Media, the Web Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining and updating the content, visual appearance, accessibility, consistency and usability of the JFK Presidential Library website, and play a key role in its upcoming major refresh.

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DSpace@MIT Tops 3 Million Downloads

MIT's DSpace@MIT repository has had over 3 million downloads as of the end of April.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The Open Access Articles Collection in DSpace@MIT now contains over 16,600 articles, which collectively were downloaded over 90,000 times in April.

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Director of Scholarly Information Resources at Wheaton College

Wheaton College is recruiting a Director of Scholarly Information Resources.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position supports teaching and learning by managing services focused around the identification, acquisition, creation, curation, and publication of scholarly information resources. The successful candidate will have a firm grasp of current scholarly information available via print or e-publishing options while also focusing on new models of discovery, creation, curation, and access beyond ownership, including digitization, open access research, digital humanities archives, institutional repositories, institutional publishing, data mining initiatives, open educational resources (OERs), and consortial collaborations. This position works closely with faculty to encourage the use of traditional and evolving scholarly information resources.

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Digital Curation News (4/22/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdatamanagement

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Digital Projects Librarian at Binghamton University

Binghamton University is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Projects Librarian will manage digitization projects for the Libraries, upload items into the digital preservation system (currently Rosetta by Ex Libris), manage workflows and conduct quality checks, and prepare items for retrieval and display via the Libraries' discovery layer (Primo by Ex Libris). The incumbent will also collaborate with library staff to create digital exhibits. This is a new position within the Binghamton University Libraries, which include the Glenn G. Bartle and Science Libraries, the Library Annex@Conklin, and the University Downtown Center Library and Information Commons in the College of Community and Public Affairs.

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"The OA Landscape in Summary Form: Act Now!"

Walt Crawford has published "The OA Landscape in Summary Form: Act Now!" in Walt at Random.

Here's an excerpt:

The full set of 29 subject discussions that extend this summer's Library Technology Report issue "The State of Open Access Journals: Idealism and Opportunism" has been posted, and will appear on Fridays from now through September 11, 2015. (Oops: The actual title is Open Access Journals: Idealism and Opportunism.)

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Digital Scholarship Librarian at Duquesne University

Duquesne University is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This non-tenured faculty position will report initially to the Director of Information Services. This is a newly created position, and the reporting line is subject to change as the position and organization develop. The Digital Scholarship Librarian incorporates support for digital scholarship into the library's program of services that support teaching, learning and research. Manages the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation filing process. Facilitates the use of library content for digital scholarship creation by faculty and students; serves as a resource on digital scholarship for other librarians; and keeps abreast of innovations in scholarly communication. Works collaboratively to develop the library's digital resources. Represents the library in campus discussions of implementing an institutional repository.

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"Development of a Scale for Measuring Perceptions of Trustworthiness for Digitized Archival Documents"

Devan Rays Donaldson has self-archived "Development of a Scale for Measuring Perceptions of Trustworthiness for Digitized Archival Documents."

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This dissertation advances scholarship on trustworthiness in three ways. First, it revises an existing conceptual model for trustworthiness perception. Second, it creates an original measurement model for digitized archival document trustworthiness perception-the Digitized Archival Document Trustworthiness Scale (DADTS). Third, it contributes to a deeper understanding of the concept of trustworthiness by providing measurement of the concept in a way that is sensitive to its nuances.

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Core Systems DLP Project Manager at Emory University

Emory University is recruiting a Core Systems DLP Project Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Director of Library Core Systems, and in close collaboration with the Digital Library Program Coordinator, the Library Software Engineering Team, and Central IT resources, the Digital Program Project Manager will provide technical leadership and assist in product development during the implementation of the Hydra Repository Framework, transition of the framework into an operationalized service, and will assume responsibility for the operational support of the DLP applications and infrastructure.

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Digital Archivist at Oregon Historical Society

The Oregon Historical Society is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Oregon Historical Society is seeking a creative, energetic, and technically savvy Digital Archivist to develop and maintain the OHS Digital Vault, the institution's new digital repository. The archivist will join a team committed to collaboration, public service, and stewardship of the extensive and diverse historical collections in the OHS Davies Family Research Library.

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"Developing and Implementing a Technical Framework for Interoperable Rights Statements"

Mark Matienzo has published "Developing and Implementing a Technical Framework for Interoperable Rights Statements" in DPLA Updates.

Here's an excerpt:

Within the Technical Working Group of the International Rights Statements Working Group, we have been focusing our efforts on identifying a set of requirements and a technically sound and sustainable plan to implement the rights statements under development. Now that two of the Working Group's white papers have been released, we realized it was a good time to build on the introductory blog post by our Co-Chairs, Emily Gore and Paul Keller. Accordingly, we hope this post provides a good introduction to our technical white paper, Recommendations for the Technical Infrastructure for Standardized International Rights Statements, and more generally, how our thinking has changed throughout the activities of the working group.

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23 Groups Oppose Elsevier’s New Sharing and Hosting Policy

SPARC has released "New Policy from Elsevier Impedes Open Access and Sharing."

Here's an excerpt:

[Statement]

On April 30, 2015, Elsevier announced a new sharing and hosting policy for Elsevier journal articles. This policy represents a significant obstacle to the dissemination and use of research knowledge, and creates unnecessary barriers for Elsevier published authors in complying with funders' open access policies. In addition, the policy has been adopted without any evidence that immediate sharing of articles has a negative impact on publishers' subscriptions.

Despite the claim by Elsevier that the policy advances sharing, it actually does the opposite. The policy imposes unacceptably long embargo periods of up to 48 months for some journals. It also requires authors to apply a "non-commercial and no derivative works" license for each article deposited into a repository, greatly inhibiting the re-use value of these articles. Any delay in the open availability of research articles curtails scientific progress and places unnecessary constraints on delivering the benefits of research back to the public.

Furthermore, the policy applies to "all articles previously published and those published in the future" making it even more punitive for both authors and institutions. This may also lead to articles that are currently available being suddenly embargoed and inaccessible to readers.

As organizations committed to the principle that access to information advances discovery, accelerates innovation and improves education, we support the adoption of policies and practices that enable the immediate, barrier free access to and reuse of scholarly articles. This policy is in direct conflict with the global trend towards open access and serves only to dilute the benefits of openly sharing research results.

We strongly urge Elsevier to reconsider this policy and we encourage other organizations and individuals to express their opinions.

The statement is available here and we welcome others to show their support by also endorsing it.

The statement has been signed by the following groups:

COAR: Confederation of Open Access Repositories
SPARC: Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
ACRL: Association of College and Research Libraries
ALA: American Library Association
ARL: Association of Research Libraries
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries
Australian Open Access Support Group
IBICT: Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology
CARL: Canadian Association of Research Libraries
CLACSO: Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales
COAPI: Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions
Creative Commons
Creative Commons (USA)
EIFL
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Greater Western Library Alliance
LIBER: European Research Library Association
National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences
OpenAIRE
Open Data Hong Kong
Research Libraries UK
SANLiC: South African National Licensing Consortium
University of St Andrews Library

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