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Strategic Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of Southern California

The University of Southern California is recruiting a Strategic Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Engaging with researchers, non-profits, and businesses and under the direction of the Director of the Digital Library, the Strategic Digital Initiatives Librarian will provide leadership in developing sustainable, unique digital collections and services for the USC Libraries including working to secure funding for projects and ongoing operations. This entails developing proposals, negotiating licenses with contributors, and identifying novel ways to fund the USC Digital Library.

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Scholarly Communications and Research Librarian at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is recruiting a Scholarly Communications and Research Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The position provides visible support for the College's scholarly communication program, which is built on our institutional repository (DigitalCommons@PCOM), along with a planned online open access publication framework and the College's growing research activities. As part of a dynamic and collaborative faculty research team, the position will assist with the development of the College's research activities through initiatives in research workflows including curation, publisher open-access policies and data persistence/storage. The position will serve as the primary liaison for and provide consulting support to identify, store, describe (curate), retrieve, and re-use the College's research data.

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"Substituting Article Processing Charges for Subscriptions: The Cure Is Worse than the Disease"

ARL has released "Substituting Article Processing Charges for Subscriptions: The Cure Is Worse than the Disease by David Shulenburger."

Here's an excerpt:

The likely result of flipping the market to APCs is that the collective cost of scholarly communications would rise above the level that would prevail under the subscription-financed regime.

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Ruby on Rails Developer at University of Maryland

The University of Maryland is recruiting a Ruby on Rails Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will work with a team of in-house developers to build the applications and will also provide technical consultation and training on Ruby and Rails best practices. The initial contract duration is for six months with an option for extension based on performance and availability of additional projects.

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"Just as Open Competitor to Elsevier’s SSRN Launches, SSRN Accused of Copyright Crackdown"

Mike Masnick has published "Just as Open Competitor to Elsevier's SSRN Launches, SSRN Accused of Copyright Crackdown" in Techdirt.

Here's an excerpt:

And perhaps this [SocArXiv announcement]came just in time, because just as that happened, Stephen Henderson, a law professor, noted that SSRN took down his paper saying that they didn't think he retained the copyright to it.

See also: "SocArXiv Debuts, as SSRN acquisition Comes Under Scrutiny."

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Web and Discovery Services Librarian at University of North Carolina at Wilmington

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is recruiting a Web and Discovery Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

UNCW's Randall Library is seeking a service-oriented Web and Discovery Services Librarian who will lead the planning, management, development, implementation and continuous assessment of Randall Library's online presence, including search interfaces and discovery tools, ensuring that services provided meet users' information and research needs. This position supports the delivery and discovery of library collections, online information literacy and research tools by working with both library end users and staff from all library departments to enhance the user experience and support the Library's strategic plan.

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LOCKSS Technical Manager at Stanford University

Stanford University is recruiting a LOCKSS Technical Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The incumbent performs difficult or complex programming and analysis work typically involving multi-project leadership or broad responsibility. Contribute to all phases of a project, including systems analysis, program design, development, and implementation. Work on systems and programs typically covering two or more functions, large single functions, or major portions of large functions, interfacing with other complex systems and programs.

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"Write up! A Study of Copyright Information on Library-Published Journals"

Melanie Schlosser has published "Write up! A Study of Copyright Information on Library-Published Journals" in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

Here's an excerpt:

INTRODUCTION Libraries have a mission to educate users about copyright, and library publishing staff are often involved in that work. This article investigates a concrete point of intersection between the two areas—copyright statements on library-published journals. METHODS Journals published by members of the Library Publishing Coalition were examined for open access status, type and placement of copyright information, copyright ownership, and open licensing. RESULTS Journals in the sample were overwhelmingly (93%) open access. 80% presented copyright information of some kind, but only 30% of those included it at both the journal and the article level. Open licensing was present in 38% of the journals, and the most common ownership scenario was the author retaining copyright while granting a nonexclusive license to the journal or publisher. 9% of the sample journals included two or more conflicting rights statements. DISCUSSION 76% of the journals did not consistently provide accurate, easily-accessible rights information, and numerous problems were found with the use of open licensing, including conflicting licenses, incomplete licenses, and licenses not appearing at the article level. CONCLUSION Recommendations include presenting full copyright and licensing information at both the journal and the article level, careful use of open licenses, and publicly-available author agreements. External Data or Supplements:

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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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"The Journal Article as a Means to Share Data: A Content Analysis of Supplementary Materials from Two Disciplines"

Jeremy Kenyon, Nancy Sprague, and Edward Flathers have published "The Journal Article as a Means to Share Data: a Content Analysis of Supplementary Materials from Two Disciplines" in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

Here's an excerpt:

INTRODUCTION The practice of publishing supplementary materials with journal articles is becoming increasingly prevalent across the sciences. We sought to understand better the content of these materials by investigating the differences between the supplementary materials published by authors in the geosciences and plant sciences. METHODS We conducted a random stratified sampling of four articles from each of 30 journals published in 2013. In total, we examined 297 supplementary data files for a range of different factors. RESULTS We identified many similarities between the practices of authors in the two fields, including the formats used (Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PDFs) and the small size of the files. There were differences identified in the content of the supplementary materials: the geology materials contained more maps and machine-readable data; the plant science materials included much more tabular data and multimedia content. DISCUSSION Our results suggest that the data shared through supplementary files in these fields may not lend itself to reuse. Code and related scripts are not often shared, nor is much 'raw' data. Instead, the files often contain summary data, modified for human reading and use. CONCLUSION Given these and other differences, our results suggest implications for publishers, librarians, and authors, and may require shifts in behavior if effective data sharing is to be realized.

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Digital Assets Metadata Librarian at University of California, Riverside

The University of California, Riverside is recruiting a Digital Assets Metadata Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Assets Metadata Librarian will foster and promote innovative development and implementation of creative and sustainable metadata for digital collections, and be responsible for original and complex metadata creation, modification, and enhancement for library resources in all formats (print and non-print) and in multiple languages. The incumbent will also assume a leadership role in the design and implementation of Library projects where metadata is an essential component, providing staff training, resource description, and metadata analysis.

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"Research Data Management in Social Sciences and Humanities: A Survey at the University of Lille (France)"

Joachim Schöpfel and Hélène Prost have published "Research Data Management in Social Sciences and Humanities: A Survey at the University of Lille (France)" in LIBREAS.

Here's an excerpt:

The paper presents results from a campus-wide survey at the University of Lille (France) on research data management in social sciences and humanities. The survey received 270 responses, equivalent to 15% of the whole sample of scientists, scholars, PhD students, administrative and technical staff (research management, technical support services); all disciplines were represented. The responses show a wide variety of practice and usage. The results are discussed regarding job status and disciplines and compared to other surveys. Four groups can be distinguished, i.e. pioneers (20-25%), motivated (25-30%), unaware (30%) and reluctant (5-10%). Finally, the next steps to improve the research data management on the campus are presented.

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Institutional Repository Content Manager at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is recruiting an Institutional Repository Content Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Working independently and with initiative, the institutional repository (IR) content manager (IRCM) position is a non-supervisory position that reports to the digital learning and scholarship team leader. The IRCM will envision and execute the future for the institutional repository (Digital Case), including setting policies and standards for ingesting and management of digitized content. This position is responsible for managing a balanced portfolio of three key activities in support of the programs of the institutional repository content manager: (1) digital research and data management support, (2) repository client relationship management, and (3) instruction regarding digital scholarship.

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"What Motivates Authors of Scholarly Articles? The Importance of Journal Attributes and Potential Audience on Publication Choice"

Carol Tenopir et al. have published "What Motivates Authors of Scholarly Articles? The Importance of Journal Attributes and Potential Audience on Publication Choice" in Publications.

Here's an excerpt:

In this article we examine what motivations influence academic authors in selecting a journal in which to publish. A survey was sent to approximately 15,000 faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers at four large North American research universities with a response rate of 14.4% (n = 2021). Respondents were asked to rate how eight different journal attributes and five different audiences influence their choice of publication output. Within the sample, the most highly rated attributes are quality and reputation of journal and fit with the scope of the journal; open access is the least important attribute. Researchers at other research-intensive institutions are considered the most important audience, while the general public is the least important. There are significant differences across subject disciplines and position types. Our findings have implications for understanding the adoption of open access publishing models.

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Web Services Librarian at Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University is recruiting a Web Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Collaborates with Information Service Librarians to ensure reliable operation and usability of the library's key public web content; and therefore must understand the user's experience. In addition, this position is charged with the coordination, project management, and technological work related to the planning, development, coordination, maintenance, and evaluating of the Newton Gresham Library's web presence for all service content, and interfaces; also provides reference/information services to library patrons with an emphasis on evaluating the quality of library web interfaces for library patrons.

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"2016 Scholar Metrics Released"

Google has published "2016 Scholar Metrics Released."

Here's an excerpt:

Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Today, we are releasing the 2016 version of Scholar Metrics. This release covers articles published in 2011-2015 and includes citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar as of June 2016.

The top 100 publications include e-print servers and open access journals, such as arXiv Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics (astro-ph.CO), arXiv High Energy Physics – Experiment (hep-ex), PLoS ONE, and PLoS Genetics.

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Digital Projects Librarian at Harvard University

Harvard University is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the direction of the Botany Librarian, the Digital Projects Librarian will collaborate closely with colleagues in the Harvard Library, members of the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), faculty, staff, library users, and vendors to design and manage collaborative projects to deliver digital resources. The Digital Projects Librarian will work closely with Harvard University Herbaria (HUH) IT staff to integrate library and archival resources with specimen data, monitor emerging web and library technologies, and recommend modifications as needed.

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Digital Scholarship and Repository Analyst at University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut s is recruiting a Digital Scholarship and Repository Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the direction of the Head of Digital Scholarship and Data Curation, the Digital Scholarship & Repository Analyst (Analyst) provides technical expertise to support the development of innovative digital scholarship and data curation programs at the UConn Library. As a member of the Digital Scholarship and Data Curation Unit and a part of the Greenhouse Studios: Scholarly Design at UConn, this position collaborates with staff and scholars to conceive and develop technical approaches to support digital curation and scholarly expression.

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Web and API Programmer at Utah State University

Utah State University is recruiting a Web and API Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This professional entry-level position reports to the Head of Information Systems and is responsible for a broad range of services and duties related to the Libraries' websites and other library software development needs. The successful candidate will assist in the planning, development, testing, and documentation of applications and systems.

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"Deconstructing the Durham Statement: The Persistence of Print Prestige During the Age of Open Access"

Sarah Reis has self-archived "Deconstructing the Durham Statement: The Persistence of Print Prestige During the Age of Open Access."

Here's an excerpt:

In the seven years following the promulgation of the Durham Statement on Open Access to Legal Scholarship, law journals have largely responded to the call to make articles available in open, electronic formats, but not to the call to stop print publication and publish only in electronic format. Nearly all of the flagship law reviews at ABA-accredited institutions still insist on publishing in print, despite the massive decline in print subscribers and economic and environmental waste. . . . The Durham Statement was drafted by law library directors from top law schools across the country. Law librarians today must assist in facilitating the transition if we ever expect to see a world of electronic-only publication of law journals. This paper argues that the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, and Stanford Law Review must be the first law reviews to transition to electronic-only publication, after which other law journals will follow suit.

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Discovery and Web Librarian at University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico is recruiting a Discovery and Web Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Discovery and Web Librarian designs, evaluates, and manages the library's web presence, including its website, mobile presence, and discovery layer in collaboration with Library Information Technology Services. Enhances discovery of library resources and services by students, faculty, and researchers, and identifies ways to improve, extend, and integrate the library search tools and online environments. Applies user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design principles to design web pages that enhance the user experience.

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The Internet of Things: A UKeiG White Paper

UKeiG has released The Internet of Things: A UKeiG White Paper .

Here's an excerpt:

This White Paper presents an overview of some of the key issues surrounding the development and deployment of the collection of technologies commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT).

The technological underpinnings of the IoT are discussed in the context of a rapidly developing new field of technology and with an acknowledgement that there is some way to go before commonly accepted standards are agreed upon and that the commercial case, particularly in the domestic sphere, for the IoT is yet to be made.

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