IT Full-Stack Engineer at University of Kansas

The University of Kansas is recruiting a IT Full-Stack Engineer.

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This position provides application administration, development, and support services for the KU Libraries. The emphasis is on library management and scholarly communications systems such as Integrated Library Management System and catalog, interlibrary loan system, institutional repository, digital collections systems, and other applications related to teaching, learning and research at the university.

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"Grand Challenges in Measuring and Characterizing Scholarly Impact"

Chaomei Chen has self-archived "Grand Challenges in Measuring and Characterizing Scholarly Impact."

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The constantly growing body of scholarly knowledge of science, technology, and humanities is an asset of the mankind. While new discoveries expand the existing knowledge, they may simultaneously render some of it obsolete. It is crucial for scientists and other stakeholders to keep their knowledge up to date. Policy makers, decision makers, and the general public also need an efficient communication of scientific knowledge. Several grand challenges concerning the creation, adaptation, and diffusion of scholarly knowledge, and advance quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of scholarly knowledge are identified.

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Data Management Specialist at Colorado State University (Revised/Reposted)

Colorado State University is recruiting a Data Management Specialist.

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This position is responsible for the coordination and deployment of data services during the research lifecycle. This includes advising researchers on creating and implementing data management plans at CSU; partnering with the College Liaison Librarians in outreach to CSU faculty, working with the Data Management Committee, the Information Science & Technology Center (ISTeC), and the Office of the Vice President for Research; and providing training and consulting services.

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"Google Asked to Remove 100,000 ‘Pirate Links’ Every Hour"

Ernesto Van der Sar has published "Google Asked to Remove 100,000 'Pirate Links' Every Hour" in TorrentFreak.

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Copyright holders are continuing to increase the number of pirate links they want Google to remove from its search results, which have now reached a record-breaking 100,000 reported URLs per hour. This remarkable milestone is more than double the number of pirated links that were reported around the same time last year.

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Information Technology Initiatives Librarian at North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University is recruiting an Information Technology Initiatives Librarian.

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The Information Technology Initiatives Librarian:

  • Leads cross-functional teams to facilitate project management, planning, and assessment for a broad range of library technology initiatives
  • Defines project scope, establishes priorities, manages deadlines, and coordinates project-related effort

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Sloan Foundation Funds Frictionless Data initiative

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has given a $700,000 grant to Open Knowledge International to support its Frictionless Data initiative .

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The funding will target standards work, tooling, and infrastructure around "data packages" as well as piloting and outreach activities to support researchers and civic technologists in addressing real problems encountered when working with data.

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Developer for Digital Scholarship at Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University is recruiting a Developer for Digital Scholarship.

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The Developer keeps abreast of new and developing technologies, tracks ongoing trends in digital scholarship, and communicates recommendations to the Z. Smith Reynolds Library and Wake Forest University communities. This position researches, recommends, tests, and subsequently implements innovative software applications that are well-suited for digital scholarship activities.

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IMLS and Partners Launch Fourth Digging into Data Challenge

The Institute of Museum and Library Services and 15 national funding agencies have launched the Fourth Digging into Data Challenge.

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This year's competition is presented under the auspices of the Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP), a consortium of sixteen international funders of social sciences and humanities research from Europe, South America, and North America. U.S. funding agencies are IMLS, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Science Foundation. With new funders from Europe and, for the first time, South America, research teams will have opportunities for more diverse collaborations and subjects of inquiry. . . .

The Digging into Data funding opportunity is open to international projects that consist of teams from at least three member countries, and must include partners from both sides of the Atlantic. Projects must address a research question in humanities and/or social sciences disciplines by using large-scale, digital data analysis techniques, and show how these techniques can lead to new insights. Research partners will receive funding from their own national funding agencies for projects that can last for up to 36 months.

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Data Management Specialist at Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University is recruiting a Data Management Specialist.

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Provide consultative data management planning support and training to JHU researchers. Maintain rich understanding of data management best practices for data sharing and archiving. Track funder sharing policies and compliance expectations. Support researchers in identifying research data sharing and archiving solutions, including deposit into the JHU Data Archive.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at William Paterson University

William Paterson University is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

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Reporting to the Head of Library Information Systems, the Digital Initiatives Librarian will establish a new institutional repository at William Paterson University, provide leadership in advancing the infrastructures that support digital collections, coordinate the planning, implementation and monitoring of digital projects, and collaborate with various Library departments to configure and implement systems that contribute to a successful project.

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"Big Publishers, Bigger Profits: How the Scholarly Community Lost the Control of Its Journals"

Vincent Larivière, Stefanie Haustein, and Philippe Mongeon have published "Big Publishers, Bigger Profits: How the Scholarly Community Lost the Control of Its Journals" in MediaTropes.

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Despite holding the potential to liberate scholarly information, the digital era has, to the contrary, increased the control of a few for-profit publishers. While most journals in the print era were owned by academic institutions and scientific societies, the majority of scientific papers are currently published by five for-profit publishers, which often exhibit profit margins between 30%-40%. This paper documents the evolution of this consolidation over the last 40 years, discusses the peculiar economics of scholarly publishing, and reflects upon the role of publishers in today's academe.

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Manager of the BU Institutional Repository and Theses & Dissertations Programs at Boston University

Boston University is recruiting a Manager of the BU Institutional Repository and Theses & Dissertations Programs.

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Manager of the BU Institutional Repository and Theses & Dissertations Programs is responsible for three distinct but interrelated programs and services: overall management and coordination of the Boston University institutional repository (OpenBU) and the Libraries Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) Program; and deep involvement in large projects of the Digital Collections Program.

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"Beams of Particles and Papers. The Role of Preprint Archives in High Energy Physics"

Alessandro Delfanti has self-archived "Beams of Particles and Papers. The Role of Preprint Archives in High Energy Physics."

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The role of preprint archives is also highlighted by the existence of viXra.org, arXiv's evil twin. This dissenting and independent archive, that mimics the appearance and functioning of the original one, is aimed at overcoming the forms of policing that keep undesired papers outside of arXiv. ViXra claims to be " truly open" and to serve "the whole scientific community." In fact, the review processes enforced by arXiv are seen as failing to meet the standards of openness preprint archives are supposed to live up to.

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Coordinator of Scholarly Publishing at Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University is recruiting a Coordinator of Scholarly Publishing.

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The Coordinator of Scholarly Publishing provides leadership and is responsible for all aspects of BGSU's Institutional Repository (IR), ScholarWorks@BGSU (http://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/), including daily operations, creation of policies and procedures, and assessment. Serves as library resource on copyright, fair use and open access issues.

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"Persistent URIs Must Be Used to Be Persistent"

Herbert Van de Sompel, Martin Klein, and Shawn M. Jones have self-archived "Persistent URIs Must Be Used to Be Persistent."

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We quantify the extent to which references to papers in scholarly literature use persistent HTTP URIs that leverage the Digital Object Identifier infrastructure. We find a significant number of references that do not, speculate why authors would use brittle URIs when persistent ones are available, and propose an approach to alleviate the problem.

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Librarian for Digital Publishing, Curation, and Conversion at Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University is recruiting a Librarian for Digital Publishing, Curation, and Conversion.

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The Librarian works closely with special collections and university archives personnel to identify, research, and prioritize materials for ingest into digital collections, which are powered by CONTENTdm. Following best practices, the Librarian devises scanning workflows and metadata schema appropriate to the diverse content in our collections, collaborates with library staff, and supervises interns and student workers. The Librarian maintains and expands Pepperdine's digital collections and actively seeks out and defines new collections based on both digitized and born-digital content. The Librarian also manages Pepperdine's institutional repository and digital publications platform, both of which are powered by Digital Commons (bepress).

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Preserving Social Media

The Digital Preservation Coalition has released Preserving Social Media.

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This report provides an overview of strategies for the archiving of social media for long-term access, for both policy and implementation. Specifically, it addresses social networking platforms and platforms with significant amounts of user-generated content, excluding blogs, trading, and marketing sites, which are covered in other Technology Watch Reports.

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Data Visualization Specialist at Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology is recruiting a Data Visualization Specialist.

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  • Lead the design, development and implementation of sustainable and scalable data and visualization resources and services. Build the foundation for these services in support of the Visualization Lab and the Digital Media and Scholarship Commons planned for the renewed library.
  • Manage the support of Library data and visualization services and resources, including technology and research consultations.
  • Collaborate with Library and campus stakeholders to support teaching and learning in the use of data and visualization tools for faculty, staff and students in all academic disciplines.

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Webinar Recording: "VIVO plus SHARE: Closing the Loop on Tracking Scholarly Activity"

DuraSpace has released "VIVO plus SHARE: Closing the Loop on Tracking Scholarly Activity."

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On February 24, 2016, Rick Johnson (Program Co-Director, Digital Initiatives and Scholarship Head, Data Curation and Digital Library Solutions Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame; Visiting Program Officer for SHARE at the Association of Research Libraries) and Mike Conlon (VIVO Project Director, DuraSpace; Professor Emeritus, University of Florida) presented, "VIVO plus SHARE: Closing the Loop on Tracking Scholarly Activity."

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Digital Initiatives Administrator at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Administrator.

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This position will:

  • Prioritize departmental work, manage workflow, and coordinate planning and implementation of digital library/university archive projects involving a variety of formats including, but not limited to, imaging projects, harvesting digital objects, creating electronic text, online exhibits, digital conversion of library and archival collections
  • Meet, consult and advise content providers on the process for digitizing their specific collection, including identifying objects to be digitized, composing and preparing metadata, and loading metadata into the content management system
  • Oversee design and management of digitization project Web sites

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"A Library-Publisher Partnership for Open Access: Building an Innovative Relationship between Scholarly Publishers and Academic Libraries"

Monica Ward and Joanie Lavoie have published "A Library-Publisher Partnership for Open Access: Building an Innovative Relationship between Scholarly Publishers and Academic Libraries" in LIBER Quarterly.

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This article presents an overview of a strategic partnership undertaken by the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and the Érudit Consortium (Érudit) to support the move towards open access for Canadian francophone scholarly journals.

CRKN and Érudithave had a relationship through a traditional commercial subscription model since 2008. In 2014, the two organizations recognized the need for a new relationship that would address two major challenges: the fragility of the Canadian not-for-profit scholarly publishing environment and the increasing pressure from libraries and funding agencies for scholarly journals to move towards open access. Érudit and CRKN have worked collaboratively to create an innovative partnership, which provides a framework for a new relationship between publishers and libraries, and helps to provide financial support to Canadian publishers during the transition to a fully open access model.

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