Digital Curation News (4/21/2016) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

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Web Applications Programmer at University of Rochester

The University of Rochester is recruiting a Web Applications Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position will be responsible for various web development projects that serve the evolving needs of the faculty and students of the University. The primary responsibility is to develop cutting-edge websites and digital projects, in close collaboration with the rest of the team. The position reports to the Director of the Information Discovery Team.

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"The Open Access Interviews: Sir Timothy Gowers, Mathematician"

Richard Poynder has published "The Open Access Interviews: Sir Timothy Gowers, Mathematician " in Open and Shut?.

Here's an excerpt:

The idea of arXiv overlay journals was in the air for a long time. I think one impulse behind Discrete Analysis was the very hostile reaction from many people to the setting up of the open access journal Forum of Mathematics by Cambridge University Press, which (after a three-year free period) charges £750 per article.

It seems that a large proportion of mathematicians are implacably opposed to article processing charges, no matter what assurances are given that authors themselves will never be expected to pay out of their own pocket, and that ability to pay will not affect the choice of which articles to publish.

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Digital Collections Librarian at Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College is recruiting a Digital Collections Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As a member of the Digital Initiatives and Scholarship Department, the Digital Collections Librarian will provide strategic and innovative leadership for the burgeoning digital asset management and preservation program of the Swarthmore College Libraries. The Digital Collections Librarian will be responsible for the planning, operations, and management of this program, and will manage the lifecycle of our digital assets and projects, from the acquisition or creation of digital objects to their long-term preservation.

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"Comparing Published Scientific Journal Articles to Their Pre-print Versions"

Martin Klein et al. have self-archived "Comparing Published Scientific Journal Articles to Their Pre-print Versions."

Here's an excerpt:

Academic publishers claim that they add value to scholarly communications by coordinating reviews and contributing and enhancing text during publication. . . . We have investigated the publishers' value proposition by conducting a comparative study of pre-print papers and their final published counterparts. This comparison had two working assumptions: 1) if the publishers' argument is valid, the text of a pre-print paper should vary measurably from its corresponding final published version, and 2) by applying standard similarity measures, we should be able to detect and quantify such differences. Our analysis revealed that the text contents of the scientific papers generally changed very little from their pre-print to final published versions.

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"Data Management Plan Requirements for Campus Grant Competitions: Opportunities for Research Data Services Assessment and Outreach"

Andrew M. Johnson and Shelley Knuth have published "Data Management Plan Requirements for Campus Grant Competitions: Opportunities for Research Data Services Assessment and Outreach" in the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

Objective: To examine the effects of research data services (RDS) on the quality of data management plans (DMPs) required for a campus-level faculty grant competition, as well as to explore opportunities that the local DMP requirement presented for RDS outreach. . . .

Results: Analyses showed that RDS consultations had a statistically significant effect on DMP scores. Differences between DMP scores for funded versus unfunded proposals and among disciplinary categories were not significant. The DMP requirement also provided a number of both expected and unexpected outreach opportunities for RDS services.

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John M. Unsworth Named as University of Virginia University Librarian and Dean of Libraries

John M. Unsworth, Vice Provost, University Librarian, Chief Information Officer, and Professor of English at Brandeis University, has been named as the new University Librarian and Dean of Libraries at the University of Virginia .

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

He received his Ph.D. in English from UVA in 1988, and later in his career became a tenured associate professor of English at the University, as well the first director of UVA's Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. Recognized as a pioneer in the field of digital humanities, he is the co-founder of the first peer-reviewed electronic journal in the humanities, Postmodern Culture.

Before going to Brandeis, Unsworth was dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also held faculty appointments in library and information science, English, and library administration. His first faculty appointment was as an assistant professor in English at North Carolina State University.

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Digital Archivist at Stanford University

Stanford University is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Digital Materials Manager, the Digital Archivist processes born-digital archival materials, helps develop a variety of digital workflows according to archival standards and methods, and supports the full range of functions of the digital curation and imaging lab.

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Digital Scholarship: 11 Years Later

Digital Scholarship was established eleven years ago today by Charles W. Bailey, Jr. It has published open access digital and low-cost print works about digital copyright, digital curation, digital repository, open access, research data management, scholarly communication, and other digital information issues. All works have been under Creative Commons Attribution or Attribution-NonCommercial licenses.

From April 2005 through March 2016, Digital Scholarship has had over 16.4 million visitors from 232 counties, over 79 million file requests, and over 57.6 million page views. Excluding spiders, there have been over 9.9 million visitors from 232 counties, over 46.3 million file requests, and over 26 million page views.

DigitalKoans has been the most popular publication with over 12.3 million visitors, over 55.7 million file requests, and over 41 million page views. Excluding spiders, there have been over 7.5 million visitors, over 32.2 million file requests, and over 18.3 million page views. Over 7,800 DigitalKoans posts have been published, including over 375 Digital Curation News posts published since February 2013.

Bailey's Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-prints and Open Access Journals, which was originally published in 2005 by the Association of Research Libraries, has been another popular publication. Available as a paperback (from ARL), a PDF file, and a website with live links, it has had over 324,200 visitors, 690,900 file requests, and over 594,100 page views. Excluding spiders, there have been over 196,600 visitors, over 472,600 file requests, and over 386,200 page views.

The sequel to that book, Bailey's Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography (published in 2010 as a paperback, a PDF file, and a website with live links), has also been popular. it has had over 95,800 visitors, 689,000 file requests, and over 651,200 page views. Excluding spiders, there have been over 50,000 visitors, over 580,600 file requests, and over 550,500 page views.

For a complete list of Digital Scholarship's publications, see the Digital Scholarship Publications Overview.

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Data Librarian at Michigan State University

Michigan State University is recruiting a Data Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The librarian promotes collections, provides reference services, and delivers instructional sessions as well as contributes to the provision and expansion of research data management services. Reporting to the Head of the Kline Digital and Multimedia Center, the incumbent advocates for and develops services and infrastructure in support of evolving learning, teaching, research, and scholarly communication needs in the digital environment.

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Anne Jarvis Named as University Librarian at Princeton University

Anne Jarvis, University Librarian at the University of Cambridge, has been named as University Librarian at Princeton University.

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Jarvis has a bachelor's degree from Trinity College Dublin, a diploma in library and information studies from University College Dublin, a master's degree in communication and cultural studies from Dublin City University and a master of arts from Cambridge.

Her library career began in special libraries and included posts in Ireland and the United Kingdom. She began working in academic libraries in 1992 and spent some years at Dublin City University and Trinity College Dublin. In 2000 she was appointed deputy librarian at Cambridge.

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Library Technology Officer at Seattle Public Library

Seattle Public Library is recruiting a Library Technology Officer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

In consultation with the Director of LPSD, the LTO leads and participates in short-term and long-range strategic planning that addresses current and emerging service needs and develops and implements effective technological responses to those needs. The LTO directs, supervises and evaluates the activities and performance of Information Technology Division staff, vendors and project or consultant staff assigned to information technology projects or activities.

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"Requirements on Long-Term Accessibility and Preservation of Research Results with Particular Regard to Their Provenance"

Andreas Weber and Claudia Piesche have published "Requirements on Long-Term Accessibility and Preservation of Research Results with Particular Regard to Their Provenance" in the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.

Here's an excerpt:

In this article we describe the considerations regarding the implementation of a local research data repository for the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 840. The main focus will be on the examination of requirements for, and an agenda of, a possible technical implementation. Requirements were derived from a more theoretical examination of similar projects and relevant literature, diverse discussions with researchers and project leaders, by analysis of existing publication data, and finally the prototypical implementation with refining iterations.

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Digital Processing Archivist at Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum is recruiting a Digital Processing Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Processing Archivist will have primary responsibility for processing and reading the Museum's digital collection with an emphasis on historic software objects. Tasks include arranging, describing, and making accessible new and legacy digital objects, ingesting content into the digital repository, and monitoring internal digital workflows.

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Developments in the Authors Guild v. Google and Cambridge University Press v. Patton (GSU E-Reserves) Cases

The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of the Authors Guild v. Google case, leaving in place the 2015 ruling by the United States Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit in favor of Google.

See: "Supreme Court Rejects Google Books Appeal."

Judge Orinda Evans has issued a remand decision in the Cambridge University Press v. Patton case that significantly reduces the number counts that the plaintiffs prevailed on.

See: "Publishers' Loss in GSU Copyright Case Just Got a Little Worse."

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Associate University Librarian for Resources at Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University is recruiting an Associate University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position will share leadership over all of the Libraries' programs; however, its primary programmatic focus is Scholarly Communications, to include collections, research support, the Institutional Repository, Intellectual Property rights, and Open Access.

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"Congress Wants to Turn Obama’s Open Data Actions into Law"

Representative Derek Kilmer has released "Congress Wants to Turn Obama's Open Data Actions into Law."

Here's an excerpt:

A new bill introduced Thursday would give a legislative basis to a number of open data initiatives already underway in the federal government under executive order.

The Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act, introduced by Reps. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., and Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, would build upon a number open data policies from the Obama administration that push federal agencies to make as much data as possible free for the public to use.

A Senate version of the bill will also soon be introduced by Sens. Brian Schatz, D-HI, and Ben Sasse, R-Neb.

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Head, Digital Services Unit at Georgetown University

Georgetown University is recruiting a Head, Digital Services Unit.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Unit Head, Digital Services coordinates the planning, designing, implementation, maintenance, expansion and communication/outreach of the digital collections/projects, digital services, and institutional repository services, collections and content, including the design, deployment and maintenance of digital services and platforms which includes DigitalGeorgetown and related digital tool sets, representations of digital content, digital conversion, interoperability of digital platforms, and integration of digital resources into learning management systems.

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Digital Processing Archivist at Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum is recruiting a Digital Processing Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Processing Archivist will have primary responsibility for processing and reading the Museum's digital collection with an emphasis on historic software objects. Tasks include arranging, describing, and making accessible new and legacy digital objects, ingesting content into the digital repository, and monitoring internal digital workflows.

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"On the Marginal Cost of Scholarly Communication"

Tiffany Bogich et al. have published "On the Marginal Cost of Scholarly Communication" in Standard Analytics' Research.

Here's an excerpt:

We assessed the marginal cost of scholarly communication from the perspective of an agent looking to start an independent, peer-reviewed scholarly journal. We found that various vendors can accommodate all of the services required for scholarly communication for a price ranging between $69 and $318 per article.

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Digital Curation News (4/15/2016) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

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Digital Database Coordinator at New England Historic Genealogical Society

The New England Historic Genealogical Society is recruiting a Digital Database Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The digital database coordinator will, as a full-time, on-site staff member, assist in effectively creating and managing the digitization of historical and genealogical content for NEHGS websites. Additionally, this position will ensure that SQL-Elasticsearch based digital collections are stable, well-designed, effective, up-to-date and properly maintained.

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DPLA, Creative Commons, Europeana, and Partners Launch RightsStatements.org

The Digital Public Library of America, the Creative Commons, Europeana, and other partners have launched RightsStatements.org .

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

In May 2015, the International Rights Statements Working Group released two white papers with our recommendations for establishing standardized rights statements for describing copyright and reuse status of digital cultural heritage materials, and the enabling technical infrastructure for those statements. After working for nearly a year to implement the recommendations of the white papers, the Digital Public Library of America and Europeana are proud to announce the launch of RightsStatements.org.

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STEM Data and Research Librarian at Florida State University

Florida State University is recruiting a STEM Data and Research Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The STEM Data and Research Librarian will investigate and develop new models of facilitating interdisciplinary STEM research beyond traditional librarian roles. The successful candidate will: 1) offer leadership in identifying emerging trends in science research and in the production and collection of scientific data; and 2) develop services accordingly to support STEM students and faculty within a distinctive collection of institutes and organizations that include the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, and the Center for Advanced Power Systems.

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Building Blocks: Laying the Foundation for a Research Data Management Program

OCLC Research has released Building Blocks: Laying the Foundation for a Research Data Management Program.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Many research libraries are taking on a new role to support the research data management needs of their researchers and of their universities. In many cases, there are few resources to support the activity and a single librarian may have only the title or responsibility to get started. This document begins by suggesting very low-overhead ways to start a management program and goes on to describe services that can be added as possible to build out the program. References to many other resources are included.

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