Archive for 2017

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Posted in Announcements on December 8th, 2017

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 1/23/2018. Happy holidays.

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Coordinator for Digital Archives and Records at University of Delaware

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 8th, 2017

The University of Delaware is recruiting a Coordinator for Digital Archives and Records.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining a digital asset management system to manage the electronic collections of the Archives Program,
  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining resources for the intake and archiving of the university’s electronic records, including documents, databases and data sets, file formats of all types, and web content,

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"Migrating bepress Digital Commons Journals to OJS"

Posted in Open Access, Open Source Software, Scholarly Journals on December 8th, 2017

The Public Knowledge Project has released "Migrating bepress Digital Commons Journals to OJS."

Here's an excerpt:

PKP has recently developed an import plugin that is specifically designed to port and preserve Digital Commons journal content into an OJS installation that can then serve as a journal workflow management and publishing platform. This import plugin was developed with financial support from the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing Services to facilitate the transition of their Digital Commons journal content into OJS 3.1. As with all PKP software, this is an open source plugin that is now freely available to everyone, thanks to our friends at the University of Minnesota.

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Digital Collections Librarian at Miami University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 8th, 2017

Miami University is recruiting a Digital Collections Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Head of Steward and Sustain, the Digital Collections Librarian manages the daily operations related to the processing, digitization, organization, and access of special collections and university archives materials. Supports the efforts of the Miami University Library in digitally preserving the culture and history of the university and the libraries collections.

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"Stewardship in the ‘Age of Algorithms’"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on December 8th, 2017

Clifford Lynch has published "Stewardship in the 'Age of Algorithms'" in First Monday.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper explores pragmatic approaches that might be employed to document the behavior of large, complex socio-technical systems (often today shorthanded as "algorithms") that centrally involve some mixture of personalization, opaque rules, and machine learning components. Thinking rooted in traditional archival methodology–focusing on the preservation of physical and digital objects, and perhaps the accompanying preservation of their environments to permit subsequent interpretation or performance of the objects–has been a total failure for many reasons, and we must address this problem. The approaches presented here are clearly imperfect, unproven, labor-intensive, and sensitive to the often hidden factors that the target systems use for decision-making (including personalization of results, where relevant); but they are a place to begin, and their limitations are at least outlined. Numerous research questions must be explored before we can fully understand the strengths and limitations of what is proposed here. But it represents a way forward.

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Director of Libraries at Colby College

Posted in Research Libraries on December 7th, 2017

Colby College is recruiting a Director of Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Director will have an opportunity to connect the libraries, not only with faculty, students, and the community, but also with a new senior leadership team and a uniquely ambitious program of institutional transformation. This endeavor, supported by the largest fundraising campaign ever undertaken by a liberal arts college ($750 million, with over $380 million already received), seeks to move Colby into the very top group of elite liberal arts colleges.

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Cites & Insights 17: 2017

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on December 7th, 2017

Walt Crawford has published "Cites & Insights 17: 2017."

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

If you care about gray OA–the gold OA journals that aren't in DOAJ–you should buy this volume, as it includes the first (Gray OA 2012-2016) and probably the last (Gray OA 2014-2017) comprehensive studies of these journals . . .

The volume also includes the subject supplement for GOAJ2; "The Art of the Beall"; "Gray OA Portraits" offering some notes on the "largest" gray OA publishers; economics and access; and a few non-OA essays as well.

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Director, Center for Digital Scholarship at University of Chicago

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 7th, 2017

The University of Chicago is recruiting a Director, Center for Digital Scholarship.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Information Technology & Digital Scholarship, the Director of the CDS will be responsible for developing a vision for the CDS and for working closely with the Director of the Science Library and the Director of Research and Teaching Support to design and plan the rollout of services based on the needs and priorities of the University community. The Director will supervise the Scholarly Communications Librarian and the Dissertation Office and will partner with other Library subject and functional experts to deliver and coordinate programs and services. The Director will collaborate with faculty to provide curriculum-integrated teaching and research project support.

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"Academic Journals with a Presence on Twitter Are More Widely Disseminated and Receive a Higher Number of Citations"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Social Media on December 7th, 2017

José Luis Ortega has published "Academic Journals with a Presence on Twitter Are More Widely Disseminated and Receive a Higher Number of Citations" in LSE Impact of Social Science.

Here's an excerpt:

In conclusion, these results make clear that the institutional presence of research journals on Twitter is fundamental for the dissemination and visibility of their outputs. Journals should consider Twitter as an important instrument for broadening audiences and tracking the social media impact of their publications. Furthermore, these findings suggest the best strategy to promote academic journals on Twitter is to have an individual account devoted exclusively to disseminating the journal’s content.

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Web Content Creator at University of Michigan

Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 6th, 2017

The University of Michigan is recruiting a Web Content Creator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The primary function of the Web Content Creator will be to originate compelling and concise material for the Library's website. In addition to creating, editing, and proofreading site content, this individual will work closely with the technical team to maintain site standards and develop strategies that will drive high engagement. The Web Content Creator will also be responsible for monitoring web analytics to inform content strategy.

This will be a full-time, two-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal or extension.

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"Illegitimate Journals and How to Stop Them: An Interview with Kelly Cobey and Larissa Shamseer"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on December 6th, 2017

Alice Meadows has published "Illegitimate Journals and How to Stop Them: An Interview with Kelly Cobey and Larissa Shamseer" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Here's an excerpt:

Earlier this year, David Moher, Larissa Shamseer, Kelly Cobey, and colleagues caused a bit of a stir when they published an article in Nature showing that, contrary to some (many?) expectations, it’s not just authors from low-income countries who publish in so-called "predatory" journals. In fact, their analysis of nearly 2,000 biomedical articles from more than 200 predatory journals found that "more than half of the corresponding authors hailed from high- and upper-middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank."

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Digital Projects Librarian at University of Texas at Arlington

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 6th, 2017

The University of Texas at Arlington is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Projects Librarian works with library and university staff, faculty, and students to develop and implement new digitization projects. Reporting to the Department Head of Digital Creation, the Digital Projects Librarian oversees and monitors all aspects of digital project work, including project development, assistance in digital collection selection, digitization of materials, description of materials using a variety of metadata schemas, digital preservation, and the online publication of digital objects by means of web development software and repository software.

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Monitoring the Transition to Open Access: December 2017

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Journals on December 6th, 2017

Universities UK has released Monitoring the Transition to Open Access: December 2017.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The proportion of UK research which is available via open access is increasing at a considerable rate, with 37% of research outputs freely available to the world immediately at publication.

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Director of Information Technology Services at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on December 5th, 2017

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County is recruiting a Director of Information Technology Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) seeks an individual to provide vision, leadership and strategic direction for a wide range of digital systems and services including new technology and library legacy technologies. The position is responsible for ensuring quality and reliable delivery of library technology systems and services and should encourage exploration in support of teaching, research, learning and collaboration for current and a new generation of library users.

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"Open Access, Power, and Privilege: A Response to ‘What I Learned from Predatory Publishing’"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on December 5th, 2017

Shea Swauger has published "Open Access, Power, and Privilege: A Response to 'What I Learned from Predatory Publishing" in College & Research Libraries News.

Here's an excerpt:

In June 2017, Jeffrey Beall published an opinion piece in Biochemia Medica titled "What I Learned from Predatory Publishers."1 While there are several elements of this publication that I find inaccurate or problematic, I'm choosing four specific themes within his piece to critique. In the interest of full disclosure, I am Jeffrey Beall's direct supervisor at the University of Colorado-Denver’s Auraria Library and have been since I began working there in July 2015.

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Vice Provost, Libraries and Cultural Resources at University of Calgary

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on December 5th, 2017

The University of Calgary is recruiting a Vice Provost, Libraries and Cultural Resources.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and interfacing as a collaborative member of the Provost Team, the Vice Provost, Libraries and Cultural Resources is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the LCR unit, and for the effective use of its resources. The Vice Provost will develop and administer a vision, policies, and procedures to ensure a high level of service to the community of LCR users is achieved, in support of their research and learning needs.

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"Congress Shouldn’t Turn the Copyright Office into a Copyright Court"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on December 5th, 2017

Mitch Stoltz and Corynne McSherry have published "Congress Shouldn't Turn the Copyright Office into a Copyright Court" in Deeplinks.

Here's an excerpt:

The current bill, the "CASE Act of 2017" (H.R. 3945), would set up a "Copyright Claims Board" within the Copyright Office, staffed by three judges called "Claims Officers" and empowered to hear copyright complaints from all over the country. Proceedings at the Claims Board would be voluntary, but if a respondent fails to opt out, the proceedings become binding, and the outcome can be enforced in federal court. The Board can issue damages awards of up to $15,000 per work infringed, or $30,000 per proceeding. If the parties consent, it can also issue "agreements to cease infringing activity" that become binding injunctions.

Unfortunately, the Copyright Office has a history of putting copyright holders' interests ahead of other important legal rights and policy concerns. We fear that any small claims process the Copyright Office conducts will tend to follow that pattern.

See also: "CASE Act of 2017"

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"Debunking Chairman Pai’s Claims about Net Neutrality"

Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality on December 1st, 2017

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has released "Debunking Chairman Pai's Claims about Net Neutrality."

Here's an excerpt:

As an unwavering champion of net neutrality, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn believes in setting the record straight. Chairman Pai made a number of claims and predictions in his dissent from the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order.

Just how good were the Chairman's predictions?

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Section Head, DevOps Services at Duke University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 1st, 2017

Duke University is recruiting a Section Head, DevOps Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Provide leadership and management of a team of Development Operations (DevOps) Analysts, providing support, design, and maintenance of complex application environments. S/He will collaborate with Library IT and business managers and project Product Owners in Agile Sprint or Kanban planning, developing work tasks and schedules for staff, prioritizing those tasks based on staff abilities and commitments, and executing on communication plans to keep product managers and stakeholders well informed.

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Big Deal Cancellation Tracking

Posted in ALA, Scholarly Communication on December 1st, 2017

SPARC has released Big Deal Cancellation Tracking.

Here's an excerpt:

The "big deal" has often been compared to a cable or satellite TV package, an apt analogy insofar as the customer cannot choose to pass on content that is of no interest, with initial price breaks quickly giving way to locked-in increases. Much like the millions of consumers who have chosen to "cut the cord", a growing number of libraries are electing to critically appraise these big deals by assessing their collections, the value for money they are receiving from these packages, and how they might more strategically spend their finite collections resources. . . .

Among the institutions that have cancelled big deals are the following. This list is by no means comprehensive.

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MorphoSource Repository Developer at Duke University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 1st, 2017

Duke University is recruiting a MorphoSource Repository Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The MorphoSource Repository Developer will lead the design and development of a technical infrastructure to support the management, preservation and appropriate access to 3D digital assets hosted by the MorphoSource repository. MorphoSource is designed for archiving, interactive sharing, and tracking 3D digital assets and associated metadata relating to museum specimens, primarily 3D scans of anatomical specimens. This repository is used by scientists to collaborate on and to publish 3D data used in research; by museum curators to increase access to museum collections; by educators to enrich classroom instruction with otherwise-unavailable specimens; and by the public to access the "raw data" of scientific research. . . . This is a 3-Year Term Appointment with possibility of renewal.

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The Evolving Landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on December 1st, 2017

The Knowledge Exchange has released The Evolving Landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures.

Here's an excerpt:

This report, commissioned from Knowledge Exchange (KE), is an overview and synthesis of the evolving landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures (FRDIs) in the six KE partner countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The fieldwork and study underlying the report were undertaken by InformAll CIC during the first half of 2017, on the basis of interviews with experts from a range of organisations that run federated infrastructures in the respective countries.

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"No, Fair! Evolving Perspectives on Excessive Use in Research"

Posted in Copyright, Libraries, License Agreements/Contracts, Publishing, Research Libraries on November 30th, 2017

Angela Rathmel has published "No, Fair! Evolving Perspectives on Excessive Use in Research" in ACRLog.

Here's an excerpt:

Publishers take an even heavier hand when responding to excessive use breaches. Blocking the user's IP access, or sometimes an entire campus IP range, presumes malicious intent (which it almost never is). This response also exaggerates the stakes involved and misunderstands what is necessary to perform digital research. Strict reinterpretation of print use restrictions in the online environment denies advances in research technology, from basic citation management software to APIs used for text and data mining. It also ignores the very structure of the linked-data world we live in.

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Digital Asset Manager at University of Pennsylvania

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 30th, 2017

The University of Pennsylvania is recruiting a Digital Asset Manager .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and versatile professional to serve as the Digital Asset Manager. Reporting to the Head, Schoenberg Center for Text & Image (SCETI), the Digital Asset Manager will develop and document production-level workflows, train staff in post-production, structural metadata creation, quality assurance and repository ingestion in a complex enterprise environment. SCETI creates archive-quality digital facsimiles of books, manuscripts, and other primary source material, including media and three-dimensional objects, and makes them available on the web, chiefly through the Penn Libraries’ robust suite of digital interfaces.

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"Academic Publishing, Internet Technology, and Disruptive Innovation"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on November 30th, 2017

Haven Allahar has published "Academic Publishing, Internet Technology, and Disruptive Innovation" in the Technology Innovation Management Review.

Here's an excerpt:

After 350 years of operation, the academic journal publishing industry is imbalanced and in flux as a result of the impacts of Internet technology, which has led, over the past 20 years, to the rise of open access publishing. The introduction of open access journals, in the opinion of many researchers, is considered to be a case of disruptive innovation that is revolutionizing the industry. This article analyzes the traditional journal publishing system, the recent open access models of journal publishing as an evolving phenomenon, the nature and extent of open access as a disruptive innovation, and the implications for key stakeholders. The major finding is that open access publishing has gained traction because technology has contributed to lower publication costs, easier access to research articles, and speedier publishing processes. However, the threat posed by open access has not significantly impacted traditional publishers because of strategies employed by the major publishers and slow adoption of open access by some researchers.

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