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Research Support & Data Services Librarian at Columbia University

Columbia University is recruiting a Research Support & Data Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Research Support & Data Services Librarian is responsible for providing support for social science research, including the use of quantitative and qualitative data and data applications, to faculty, students, and staff, and for identifying and assisting in the implementation of new library technologies related to social science research and data. As a member of the team providing research and data support in the Digital Social Science Center, the incumbent will assist students, faculty, and researchers with research projects and will aid users in finding and using qualitative and quantitative data, including offering training and guidance in the use of data analysis and research software.

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Outputs of the NISO Alternative Assessment Project

NISO has released Outputs of the NISO Alternative Assessment Project.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The National Information Standards Organization has published NISO RP-25-2016, Outputs of the NISO Alternative Assessment Project. This recommended practice on altmetrics, an expansion of the tools available for measuring the scholarly impact of research in the knowledge environment, was developed by working groups that were part of NISO's Altmetrics Initiative, a project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The document outlines altmetrics definitions and use cases, alternative outputs in scholarly communications, data metrics, and persistent identifiers in scholarly communications. This guidance was necessary because, before the project began, scholars had long expressed dissatisfaction with traditional measures of success, such as the Impact Factor, but needed standards relating to other viable assessment methods.

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Data Librarian at Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University is recruiting a Data Librarian.

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Specifically, we seek applicants who can develop data management services to support faculty preparing proposals or managing research teams; support and manage Texas A&M's shared instance of the emerging data repository being administered by the Texas Digital Library; engage with the Libraries' metadata efforts to improve discoverability and metadata quality for repository objects; partner with key stakeholder groups within the Libraries and across campus in developing the University's data management, curation, and preservation strategies; and contribute to open source communities seeking to develop and expand data repository functionality.

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"Q&A with CNI’s Clifford Lynch: Time to Re-think the Institutional Repository?"

Richard Poynder has published "Q&A with CNI's Clifford Lynch: Time to Re-think the Institutional Repository?" in Open and Shut?.

Here's an excerpt:

Moreover, today we can see that the interoperability promised by OAI-PMH has not really materialised, few third-party service providers have emerged, and content duplication has not been avoided. And to the exasperation of green OA advocates, author self-archiving has remained a minority sport, with researchers reluctant to take on the task of depositing their papers in their institutional repository. Given this, some believe the IR now faces an existential threat.

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Vice Provost & University Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis is recruiting a Vice Provost & University Librarian.

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The Vice Provost and University Librarian oversees 142 staff members and is responsible for an annual budget of $23 million. The libraries' organization includes 6 Associate University Librarians, 28 subject librarians, and 8 curators/archivists.

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"Successful SCOAP3 Global Open Access initiative Continues for Three More Years"

CERN has released "Successful SCOAP3 Global Open Access initiative Continues for Three More Years."

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After three years of successful operation and growth, CERN1 announced today the continuation of the global SCOAP3 (link is external) Open Access initiative for at least three more years. SCOAP3, the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics, is an innovative partnership of over 3 000 libraries, funding agencies and research organisations from 44 countries. It has made tens of thousands of scientific articles freely available to everyone, with neither cost nor barrier for any author worldwide.

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Digital Scholarship Librarian at Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

  • Manage and support the Library's institutional repository, NEIU Digital Commons, and related processes.
  • Serve as liaison to faculty regarding t he institutional repository, open access and copyright.

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"CRL’s ‘Pivot’ to Open Access"

The Center for Research Libraries has released "CRL's 'Pivot' to Open Access."

Here's an excerpt:

Therefore, as of January 1, 2017, all digital materials hosted on the web by CRL, that derive from source materials in the public domain or for which CRL has secured the requisite rights and permissions, will be available without restriction. . . .

  1. CRL has digitized and posted on the web more than twelve million pages of materials from its collections to date. . . .
  2. Because of potential copyright restrictions, only about 35% of the twelve million are now available in open access. . . .
  3. The amount of public domain content on CRL servers will grow within the next few years, as on-demand digitization continues and as CRL receives digital files produced through partnerships. CRL in-house production now digitizes nearly one million pages per year, and generates approximately 2.9 million digital pages of primary legal publications annually through its Global Resources Partnership in Law and Government.

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Coordinator of Digital Collections and Projects at Marquette University

Marquette University is recruiting a Coordinator of Digital Collections and Projects.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Collections, the Coordinator of Digital Collections and Projects provides leadership and coordination for the creation, maintenance, and stewardship of the Libraries' digital collections and repositories and serves as a primary resource on matters related to scholarly communication, such as copyright and fair use, open access, rights management, and intellectual property.

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"Citation Analysis with Microsoft Academic"

Sven E. Hug, Michael Ochsner, and Martin P. Braendle have self-archived "Citation Analysis with Microsoft Academic."

Here's an excerpt:

We explored if and how Microsoft Academic (MA) could be used for bibliometric analyses. First, we examined the Academic Knowledge API (AK API), an interface to access MA data. Second, we performed a comparative citation analysis of researchers by normalizing data from MA and Scopus. We found that MA offers structured and rich metadata, which facilitates data retrieval, handling and processing. In addition, the AK API allows retrieving histograms. These features have to be considered a major advantage of MA over Google Scholar. However, there are two serious limitations regarding the available metadata. First, MA does not provide the document type of a publication and, second, the 'fields of study' are dynamic, too fine-grained and field-hierarchies are incoherent. Nevertheless, we showed that average-based indicators as well as distribution-based indicators can be calculated with MA data. We postulate that MA has the potential to be used for fully-fledged bibliometric analyses.

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Copyright Librarian at University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington is recruiting a Copyright Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position will be the primary liaison to UTA faculty on emerging issues of scholarly publication and provide legal expertise to faculty, students and colleagues within University Libraries on intellectual property issues related to scholarly communication. . . . This position serves as an advocate for new and emerging practices in scholarly communication at the University, including playing a role in shaping policies and support for the creation, delivery, and preservation of original digital scholarship produced at UTA. The librarian in this position leads fair use education and outreach to faculty and provides guidance to all members of the UTA faculty and students on issues related to scholarly publishing, including author rights, open access (OA) publishing, and current and emerging publishing trends. This

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"4.3 M Investment to Create a Canadian Cyberinfrastructure for Humanities and Social Sciences Research"

Érudit has released "4.3 M Investment to Create a Canadian Cyberinfrastructure for Humanities and Social Sciences Research."

Here's an excerpt:

With a total funding of 4.3 M, the project will be supported over 3 years by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Governments of Québec and Ontario, and several Canadian universities. . . This funding will enable the implementation of a national digital research infrastructure dedicated to production, aggregation, as well as the enhancement and online searching of essential data for humanities and social sciences research, published in French and in English. . . .

Built from √Črudit platform and editorial management software developed by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), this Cyberinfrastructure brings together national and international partners with key expertise in data science and innovative tools development based on principles of open source software.

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Web Applications Developer at Purdue University

Purdue University is recruiting a Web Applications Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

In a collaborative environment, under the general supervision of the Director of Instruction & Digital Program Services, this position performs web development tasks in support of the Libraries teaching and research efforts, and in support of digital collection access. Work with Libraries faculty and units within the Libraries on web-based applications for information literacy instruction, the Libraries central website, faculty research, and collection access.

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Digital Collections Systems Analyst at Boston College

Boston College is recruiting a Digital Collections Systems Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position plays a key role in building and supporting the Libraries' technology infrastructure for digitization activities and programs. A major focus of the position is to support the Libraries' implementation of Ex Libris's DigiTool system, building a digital repository for library collections and for scholarly material produced by faculty and other campus partners.

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"What It Means to Be Green: Exploring Publishers’ Changing Approaches to Green Open Access"

Elizabeth Gadd and Denise Troll Covey have published "What It Means to Be Green: Exploring Publishers' Changing Approaches to Green Open Access" in LSE Impact of Social Sciences.

Here's an excerpt:

To test the theory that publishers are in reality discouraging open access as defined at Bethesda and preferred by authors, we took a look at the number of publishers meeting the criteria for RoMEO Green over time and the number meeting the criteria for a 'redefined green', namely, allowing immediate deposit of the post-print in an institutional repository. We found that whilst the percentage of RoMEO Green publishers had increased 8% over the 12 years, the percentage meeting the 'redefined green' criteria decreased by 35% (Figure 1).

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"What Kind of World Is STM Living In?

The League of European Research Universities has released What Kind of World Is STM Living In.

Here's an excerpt:

4 September saw the International Association of STM publishers (STM) issue a response to the EC's proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, which flies in the face of LERU's views contained in its own Press Release. Amongst other things, STM is calling for the extension of ancillary copyright to cover academic publishing, implying that they will take legal action if this does not happen. . . . Ancillary copyright in this case would extend copyright protection, not allowing academics and universities freely to link to/use the world of information on the Internet, placing publishers in control of the information environment. LERU rejects this as counter to academic freedom and to the EC's vison for Open Science.

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Digital Projects Team Lead at NASA Goddard Library

ZAI is recruiting a Digital Projects Team Lead for the NASA Goddard Library.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position is responsible for the technology and systems used in library operations, and for leadership of the Digital Projects Team (Systems Administrator, Web Developer, and Metadata Librarian). This team is responsible for the Library's digital projects, computer systems, and technical services including the institutional repository, metadata creation, systems administration, web development, and the integrated library system and other discovery systems.

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"Discriminating between Legitimate and Predatory Open Access Journals: Report from the International Federation for Emergency Medicine Research Committee"

Bhakti Hansoti, Mark I. Langdorf, MD, and Linda S. Murphy have published "Discriminating between Legitimate and Predatory Open Access Journals: Report from the International Federation for Emergency Medicine Research Committee" in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health.

Here's an excerpt:

OA journals are proliferating rapidly. About half in EM are legitimate. The rest take substantial money from unsuspecting, usually junior, researchers and provide no value for true dissemination of findings. Researchers should be educated and aware of scam journals.

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Digital Repository Developer at National Library of Medicine

Quotient is recruiting a Digital Repository Developer for the National Library of Medicine.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position is for a junior developer to join the Digital Repository development team at the National Library of Medicine. . . . The Digital Repository is a best-of-breed system that heavily makes use of and customizes open-source software tools such as Fedora Commons, Solr, Blacklight, Djatoka, Loris, NWU BookViewer, Tomcat, Java and MySQL.

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"From Plan to Action: Successful Data Management Plan Implementation in a Multidisciplinary Project"

Margaret H. Burnette, Sarah C. Williams, and Heidi J. Imker have published "From Plan to Action: Successful Data Management Plan Implementation in a Multidisciplinary Project" in the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

A case study was designed to gather insights from the research group through semi-structured interviews. Questions focused on which of the recommended data management strategies were adopted and how those strategies affected the project in terms of cost, time, effectiveness, and long-term data use.

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Librarian, Scholarly Communications and Learning Support at Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University is recruiting a Librarian, Scholarly Communications and Learning Support.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

In this role you will also provide library related support for teaching, learning, and research. You will demonstrate initiative in increasing awareness among faculty, researchers, and students of scholarly communication issues and trends in the digital environment, and help in the development of a broad range of services in support of evolving models of scholarly communication, open access initiatives, intellectual property rights, and digital preservation.

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"Scraping Scientific Web Repositories: Challenges and Solutions for Automated Content Extraction"

Philipp Meschenmoser, Norman Meuschke, Manuel Hotz, and Bela Gipp have published "Scraping Scientific Web Repositories: Challenges and Solutions for Automated Content Extraction" in D-Lib Magazine.

Here's an excerpt:

Many researchers are interested in accessing the underlying scientometric raw data to increase the transparency of these systems. In this paper, we discuss the challenges and present strategies to programmatically access such data in scientific Web repositories. We demonstrate the strategies as part of an open source tool (MIT license) that allows research performance comparisons based on Google Scholar data.

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Data Services Librarian at University of Maryland

The University of Maryland is recruiting a Data Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The primary responsibility of the Data Services Librarian is to serve as the technical lead to develop and design novel, sustainable data services throughout all stages of the research data lifecycle. S/he serves as the expert on technology and tools to support University of Maryland researchers and partners as they manage, analyze, share, communicate, and preserve their research data.

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"Measuring Scientific Impact Beyond Citation Counts"

Robert M. Patton, Christopher G. Stahl and Jack C. Wells have published "Measuring Scientific Impact Beyond Citation Counts" in D-Lib Magazine.

Here's an excerpt:

The measurement of scientific progress remains a significant challenge exasperated by the use of multiple different types of metrics that are often incorrectly used, overused, or even explicitly abused. Several metrics such as h-index or journal impact factor (JIF) are often used as a means to assess whether an author, article, or journal creates an "impact" on science. Unfortunately, external forces can be used to manipulate these metrics thereby diluting the value of their intended, original purpose. This work highlights these issues and the need to more clearly define "impact" as well as emphasize the need for better metrics that leverage full content analysis of publications.

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