Head of Library Information Technology Systems at Illinois State University

Illinois State University is recruiting a Head of Library Information Technology Systems.

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The Head of Library Information Technology Services (LITS) is responsible for coordinating, managing, mentoring, and providing leadership for the LITS Department, consisting of 7 staff positions. The position integrates information technology knowledge and experience in the advancement of Milner Library's goals through existing and new initiatives.

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Presentations from the 8th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

eScholarship@UMM has released presentations from the 8th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium.

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The theme for the 2016 University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium: "Library Research Data Services: Putting Ideas into Action"

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Digital Scholarly Publishing Librarian at University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania is recruiting a Digital Scholarly Publishing Librarian

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Under the leadership of the Digital Publishing and Repository Coordinator and in collaboration with the Digital Scholarship and Data Curation Librarian, the incumbent will manage the day-to-day operations of the ScholarlyCommons service including: ingestion of new content; analyses and metrics across a broad array of materials; and the development and support of guides and documentation for public and internal uses. As part of a collaborative unit, the incumbent will serve as the first point of contact for questions about the repository and will participate in the creation of new methods for supporting scholarly publishing across formats.

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"The Academic, Economic and Societal Impacts of Open Access: An Evidence-Based Review"

Jonathan P. Tennant et al. have published an e-print for review of "The Academic, Economic and Societal Impacts of Open Access: An Evidence-Based Review" in F1000 Research.

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This review presents published evidence of the impact of Open Access on the academy, economy and society. Overall, the evidence points to a favorable impact of OA on the scholarly literature through increased dissemination and reuse. OA has the potential to be a sustainable business venture for new and established publishers, and can provide substantial benefits to research- and development-intensive businesses, including health organisations, volunteer sectors, and technology. OA is a global issue, highlighted by inequalities beset at all levels between developing and developed nations, and largely fueled by financial inequality. Current levels of access in the developing world are insufficient and unstable, and only OA has the potential to foster the development of stable research ecosystems. While predatory publishing remains an ongoing issue, particularly in the developing world, increasing public engagement, development of OA policies, and discussion of sustainable and ethical publishing practices can remove this potential threat to OA.

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Digitization and Preservation Projects Manager at Columbia University

Columbia University is recruiting a Digitization and Preservation Projects Manager (3 year temporary position).

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The Digitization and Preservation Projects Manager manages special projects, primarily larger digitization projects carried by vendors, of published materials, archival collections, and audiovisual materials; also as appropriate, inventory projects and projects to improve the content of CLIO that are related to digitization efforts. The incumbent reports to the Director, Preservation and Digital Conversion Division.

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"Implementing Research Data Management Services in a Canadian Context"

Tess Grynoch has published "Implementing Research Data Management Services in a Canadian Context" in the Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management.

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Research data management (RDM) has become an increasingly pressing issue for academic libraries as they strive to assist researchers in addressing new public funding requirements surrounding data dissemination and preservation. Briney, Goben, & Zilinski (2015) reviewed several characteristics of RDM service provision efforts by 206 American research universities. Following a similar methodology, the author reviewed RDM service development within Canadian research universities and compared the results to the American efforts. The main area requiring development in Canada is the provision of RDM services. Therefore, some current best practices for implementing RDM services were gathered through a literature review. The successful approaches highlighted in the literature include awareness of funder and institutional data policies, reaching out to data service providers on campus and beyond, understanding researcher data management needs and finding RDM champions, implementing research data services strategically, planning for growth in RDM services, marketing the RDM services, and creating incentives to create data management plans and utilize RDM services.

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Digital Archivist at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

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The Digital Archivist will be responsible for implementing the plans and enabling acquisition, description, preservation, and creation of secure discovery and access to both analog-to-digital collections and born-digital collections. Leads exploration, evaluation, and implementation of related standards, methods, tools and systems, developing migrations policies and will require an understanding of digital forensics methods. The individual will need both knowledge of and experience with various processes for transfer of data from physical media. She/he will migrate legacy data to current platforms, and coordinate web page capture.

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"Dramatic Growth of Open Access March 31, 2016"

Heather Morrison has published "Dramatic Growth of Open Access March 31, 2016 " in The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics.

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There are now 150 publishers of peer-reviewed open access books listed in the Directory of Open Access Books, publishing more than 4,400 open access books. 620 books were published in this quarter alone, a 16% increase in just this quarter. The Directory of Open Access Journals has been adding titles at a net rate of 6 titles per day, 540 journals added this quarter for a total of over 11,000 journals.

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Scholarly Communications Officer and Program Lead at University of California, Davis

The University of California, Davis is recruiting a Scholarly Communications Officer and Program Lead.

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Under the general guidance of the Associate University Librarian for Collection Services, the Scholarly Communications Officer serves as a primary spokesperson, presenting the Library's strategies and recommendations regarding all aspects of scholarly publishing, barrier-free access to knowledge, changing scholarly credit mechanisms, and new modes of knowledge creation. The Scholarly Communications Officer creates the vision, directs and manages program operations and personnel by setting the program goals, policies, best practices, and assessment metrics for program success and sustainability. In addition, the Scholarly Communications Officer partners with campus units and other library programs, such as the Archives and Institutional Assets and Research Data Management, to develop solutions for collecting, disseminating and preserving new forms of scholarly communication.

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State of America’s Libraries 2016

ALA has released the State of America's Libraries 2016.

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Academic, school, and public libraries continue to face an uncertain economy as they shift resources and services to meet the needs of the 21st-century digital world. The American Library Association launched a new public awareness campaign, "Libraries Transform," to help shift the mindset that "libraries are obsolete or nice to have" to "libraries are essential." This and other library trends of the past year, including the Top Ten Most Challenges Books of 2015, are detailed in the American Library Association's 2016 State of America's Libraries report, released during National Library Week, April 10- 16, 2016

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Head of Technology at Yale University

Yale University is recruiting a Head of Technology.

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The Head is responsible for informing, advising, and facilitating Beinecke Library’s senior leadership in: establishing priorities for IT-related initiatives including investments in staff, hardware, and software; reviewing issues with existing infrastructure and software used by Beinecke including assessment of Beinecke’s return on its IT investments; assessing strategic opportunities and challenges presented by emerging technologies; understanding the implications of IT developments in the profession, at Yale, and within the University Library.

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Springer Will Automatically Deposit MIT-Authored Papers in DSpace@MIT

Springer and MIT have reached an agreement that will result in Springer automatically depositing MIT-authored papers in DSpace@MIT nine months after publication.

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The MIT Faculty Open Access Policy, one of the first initiatives of its kind in the United States, made a bold commitment to disseminate the results of MIT research and scholarship as widely and openly as possible. Recently, the MIT Libraries affirmed this commitment by signing an innovative agreement with Springer, one of the world's largest scholarly publishers. Springer will send manuscripts of MIT-authored scholarly papers directly to the Open Access Articles Collection of DSpace@MIT, the Institute's open access repository.

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Digital Scholarship Librarian at University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

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The Digital Scholarship Librarian will foster partnerships that encourage the exploration and adoption of evolving modes of digital research and pedagogy on campus, particularly in the humanities. The successful candidate will work with colleagues in the CU-Boulder Libraries and campus units to build a community around digital scholarship on campus and in the region, help lead in the creation of a campus digital scholarship initiative, and identify and foster adoption of digital tools and methods that advance scholarship and teaching.

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"Calculating All that Jazz: Accurately Predicting Digital Storage Needs Utilizing Digitization Parameters for Analog Audio and Still Image Files"

Krista White has published "Calculating All that Jazz: Accurately Predicting Digital Storage Needs Utilizing Digitization Parameters for Analog Audio and Still Image Files" in Library Resources & Technical Services.

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Much has been written about digitization projects over the last two decades; digital storage has been highlighted as a central feature of any digitization project, especially the need to purchase additional storage mechanisms to house digitized collections. What is missing from the library science literature is a method for reliably calculating digital storage needs on the basis of parameters for digitizing analog materials such as documents, photographs, and sound recordings in older formats.

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Digital Humanities Research Designer at Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University is recruiting a Digital Humanities Research Designer.

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The successful candidate will collaborate with humanities faculty and library colleagues to expand modes of humanistic research through emerging and existing technologies and design thinking. In providing research project support and conducting workshops on the use of various tools, for example, the Digital Humanities Research Designer will be able to translate and share ideas and concepts effectively across diverse interdisciplinary audiences. The Digital Humanities Research Designer will maintain currency in the field and may pursue their own research to do so.

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Digital Engagement Librarian at University of Nebraska at Omaha

The University of Nebraska at Omaha is recruiting a Digital Engagement Librarian.

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The Digital Engagement Librarian creatively collaborates with and supports faculty, students, and community members involved in digital scholarship and digital projects. Participates in the development of digital projects and collections by providing a full range of instruction and sustainability services and best practices. Responsible for consulting with faculty, staff, and students from across the university on projects related to digital publishing and digital exhibitions, as well as on emerging forms of digital scholarship.

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Director of Digital Services at University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky is recruiting a Director of Digital Services.

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Reporting to the Associate Dean, Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), responsibilities include:

  • Serves on the SCRC management group that collaboratively administers Research Services and Education, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center, the King Library Press, Digital Services, the University Archives and manuscripts
  • Develops long term planning and policies for digital preservation and access initiatives
  • Supervises four full-time staff members
  • Works collaboratively across SCRC to implement and advance strategic planning and goals
  • Establishes policies and priorities for digital preservation, imaging services, online access, born-digital archival processing, and resource development in line with the goals of SCRC and UK Libraries

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"Science and Technology Librarians: User Engagement and Outreach Activities in the Area of Scholarly Communication"

Lutishoor Salisbury and Julie Speer have published "Science and Technology Librarians: User Engagement and Outreach Activities in the Area of Scholarly Communication" in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship.

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This paper highlights the findings of a survey completed by ACRL/STS members on scholarly communication issues. In particular it identifies the percentage of their daily activities that are spent in support of scholarly communication activities; extent of change of job responsibilities in the last five years; roles engaged in relating to scholarly communication including those that are formal responsibilities, those they are informally engaged in, or those with which they have no engagement. It highlights areas in the area of scholarly communication that STS members need to know more about or want to know more about. It presents the status of open access policies at members' institutions and the needs expressed by members about activities that STS or ACRL could undertake to help advance their work in the areas of scholarly communication.

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Assistant Director for Strategic Research and Analysis at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is recruiting an Assistant Director for Strategic Research and Analysis.

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The Assistant Director for Strategic Research and Analysis provides support for strategic intra- and inter-university initiatives in key areas to aid library administrators in better decision-making. In collaboration with the Dean, appropriate department directors, and associate/assistant deans, the incumbent researches libraries and universities and their initiatives, as well as their economic, socio-technical, and cultural environments, including emerging trends, and service experiences. Specifically, the incumbent will seek and analyze new, innovative ways of providing information/ data/content services and operating new technology and human resource infrastructures.

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"A Spiritual Successor to Aaron Swartz Is Angering Publishers All Over Again"

David Kravets has published "A Spiritual Successor to Aaron Swartz Is Angering Publishers All Over Again" in Ars Technica.

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Meet Alexandra Elbakyan, the developer of Sci-Hub, a Pirate Bay-like site for the science nerd. It's a portal that offers free and searchable access "to most publishers, especially well-known ones."

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Assistant/Associate Director for Information Technology at Ohio State University

Ohio State University is recruiting an Assistant/Associate Director for Information Technology.

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The Assistant/Associate Director of Information Technology (AD for IT) will craft a shared vision for and advance the strategic development and implementation of applications, systems, and technology services that enhance digital initiatives and library operations. Reporting to the Vice Provost & Director of University Libraries, the AD for IT sets and advances technology priorities for the Libraries that align with the educational and research missions and strategic directions of the University.

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"The Costs of Open and Closed Access: Using the Finnish Research Output as an Example"

Jyrki Ilva et al. have published "The Costs of Open and Closed Access: Using the Finnish Research Output as an Example" in LIBER Quarterly.

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As business models of Open Access publishing are still under development, the aim of our paper is to assess the statistical tools and data that the Finnish libraries currently have for comparing the costs associated with different modes of disseminating scientific publications. We will also analyse the potential costs associated with Open Access publishing models and compare them with the current cost structure of—mostly—paywalled (PW) access. . . . We will discuss the alternatives on how best to develop statistical tools to estimate the true costs of scientific publishing.

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