Digital Projects Coordinator at Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is recruiting a Digital Projects Coordinator.

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The Digital Projects Coordinator coordinates and facilitates the projects for digital conversion of library materials. The incumbent individually and in collaboration with IT and digital media experts coordinates major program components that include internal communication strategies, a centralized archival facility, new digital content policies, metadata and standards for content development, and new models for access and delivery of digital content.

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PLOS: Response to NIH RFI—Strategies for NIH Data Management, Sharing, and Citation

PLOS has released Response to NIH RFI—Strategies for NIH Data Management, Sharing, and Citation.

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We write to express the views of the Public Library of Science, a fully Open Access Publisher of seven Research Journals, in response to your RFI on Data Sharing, Management, and Citation. Open access to Research Articles is just the first step in what we consider should be the end state for all publicly funded research, and we support broader efforts towards open science. We are developing our own policies to help establish a new norm in which upon publication of a journal article, if not before, all of the underlying data (where ethically appropriate) is openly available to access and reuse without restriction according to the FAIR principles for data management to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable.

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Data Services Librarian at University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland, College Park is recruiting a Data Services Librarian.

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The primary responsibility of the Data Services Librarian is to serve as the program lead to implement and promote novel, sustainable data services throughout all stages of the research data lifecycle. The incumbent in this position should strive to become the Libraries’ primary expert for the technology required to support comprehensive data services initiatives, including repositories and hosting requirements. 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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"Novel Processes and Metrics for a Scientific Evaluation Rooted in the Principles of Science—Version 1"

Michaël Bon, Michael Taylor, and Gary S. McDowell have self-archived "Novel Processes and Metrics for a Scientific Evaluation Rooted in the Principles of Science—Version 1."

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Scientific evaluation is a determinant of how scientists, institutions and funders behave, and as such is a key element in the making of science. In this article, we propose an alternative to the current norm of evaluating research with journal rank. Following a well-defined notion of scientific value, we introduce qualitative processes that can also be quantified and give rise to meaningful and easy-to-use article-level metrics. In our approach, the goal of a scientist is transformed from convincing an editorial board through a vertical process to convincing peers through an horizontal one. We argue that such an evaluation system naturally provides the incentives and logic needed to constantly promote quality, reproducibility, openness and collaboration in science. The system is legally and technically feasible and can gradually lead to the self-organized reappropriation of the scientific process by the scholarly community and its institutions. We propose an implementation of our evaluation system with the platform "the Self-Journals of Science" (www.sjscience.org).

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Systems Librarian II—Library Project Coordinator at Harvard University

Harvard University is recruiting a Systems Librarian II—Library Project Coordinator.

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Reporting to the Director, Library Systems, Library Technology Service (LTS), the Systems Librarian II—Library Project Coordinator will be a member of a high performing team charged with implementing a new library platform used by most library staff to manage the library collections of the Harvard Library. This system facilitates collections management (i.e. acquisition, description, and inventory management) and access functions (i.e. circulation, course reserves). This 18 month project is a major effort for the Harvard Library and will require a strong partnership between LTS, many Harvard Library staff, and the system vendor. The project will involve a massive data migration, complex system configuration, revamping of many library workflows, and a comprehensive re-training program for library staff. The Systems Librarian II – Library Project Coordinator will be dedicated full time to the project and will play a key role in project coordination, under the direction of the Director.

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Lead System Architect, arXiv.org at Cornell University

Cornell University is recruiting a Lead System Architect, arXiv.org.

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Cornell University Library's Information Technology group seeks an experienced senior software engineer to serve as Lead System Architect for the next generation system of arXiv.org—the premier open access platform serving scientists in physics, math, computer science, and other disciplines. As a member of the arXiv "next generation" team (arXiv-NG), the lead system architect will design and develop a new integrated, modular system that will continue to provide the scientific community with access to the latest research results.

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"Out of Print: The Orphans of Mass Digitization"

Mary Murrell has published "Out of Print: The Orphans of Mass Digitization" in Current Anthropology.

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In the 2000s an interconnected set of elite projects in the United States sought to digitize "all books in all languages" and make them available online. These mass digitization projects were efforts to absorb the print book infrastructure into a new one centered in computer networks. Mass book digitization has now faded from view, and here I trace its setbacks through a curious figure—the "orphan"—that emerged from within these projects and acted ultimately as an agent of impasse. In legal policy debates, an "orphan" refers to a copyrighted work whose owner cannot be found, but its history, range of meanings, and deployments reveal it to be considerably more complex. Based on fieldwork conducted at a digital library engaged in mass digitization, this paper analyzes the "orphan" as a personifying metaphor that digital library activists embraced in order to challenge and/or disrupt the social relations that adhere in and around books.

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Scholarly Communications Librarian at Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is recruiting a Scholarly Communications Librarian.

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The Scholarly Communications Librarian promotes open access, open data, and open educational resources on the Vanderbilt University campus. As a member of the scholarly communications team, the Scholarly Communications Librarian consults with faculty, students, and staff about open access publication models, analyzes faculty publishing patterns, promotes open data sharing, fosters the development of open educational resources, and evaluates emerging research communication tools. The Scholarly Communications Librarian also manages the institutional repository, coordinating the ingestion workflow in dialogue with liaison librarians in the divisional libraries and metadata specialists in technical services.

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"Preserving Transactional Data"

Sara Day Thomson has published "Preserving Transactional Data" in The International Journal of Digital Curation.

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This paper discusses requirements for preserving transactional data and the accompanying challenges facing the companies and institutions who aim to re-use these data for analysis or research. It presents a range of use cases—examples of transactional data—in order to describe the characteristics and difficulties of these 'big' data for long-term access. Based on the overarching trends discerned in these use cases, the paper will define the challenges facing the preservation of these data early in the curation lifecycle. It will point to potential solutions within current legal and ethical frameworks, but will focus on positioning the problem of re-using these data from a preservation perspective.

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Research Data Management Librarian for the Sciences at Harvard University

Harvard University is recruiting a Research Data Management Librarian.

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The Research Data Management Librarian for the Sciences (RDML) reports to the Director of Science and Engineering Library Services. This position will help launch research data management services through the office of the Director of Library Digital Strategies and Innovation. . . . The RDML will work with relevant stakeholders in developing policies, guidelines and workflows of data management services to ensure good research practice, protection of intellectual property, proper storage and security of research data, compliance with relevant regulations, and appropriate access to research data. The RDML will coordinate ongoing training and support for library staff on research data management fundamentals and services.

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"CDL Model License Revised"

The California Digital Library has released "CDL Model License Revised."

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CDL is pleased to announce the major upgrade of its Standard License Agreement (“Model License”). The new version reflects current best practices in licensing and incorporates feedback from UC librarians, licensing staff, attorneys, peers, and CDL colleagues. We appreciate all of their contributions, and hope that the new Model License is helpful in negotiating effectively with licensors. . . .

The new Model License is available on the CDL Website. There are two versions: a UC staff version (password protected) and a public version.

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Digital Scholarship and Collections Management Librarian at Wilson College

Wilson College is recruiting a Digital Scholarship and Collections Management Librarian.

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S/he will manage digital projects, including building new digital collections and collaborations with faculty and library staff to increase awareness of digital initiatives. Additionally, the successful candidate will be acquiring, processing, and maintaining all library material orders and receipts for John Stewart Memorial Library, including databases, serials, monographs, films, standing orders, etc.

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Data Services Manager at Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University is recruiting a Data Services Manager.

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The Data Services Manager manages the operations of the JHU Data Management Services (DMS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) unit including: a) team of four data management specialists and three GIS specialists that provide data management planning, training, archiving and geospatial data services and support to researchers across Johns Hopkins University, and b) new and ongoing collaboration and partnerships with other departments and units across JHU. In particular, the Manager must work closely with the Sheridan Libraries’ Academic Liaisons and the Digital Research and Curation Center and the Welch Medical Library.

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"A Data Citation Roadmap for Scientific Publishers"

Helena Cousijn et al. have self-archived "A Data Citation Roadmap for Scientific Publishers."

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This article presents a practical roadmap for scholarly publishers to implement data citation in accordance with the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles (JDDCP), a synopsis and harmonization of the recommendations of major science policy bodies. It was developed by the Publishers Early Adopters Expert Group as part of the Data Citation Implementation Pilot (DCIP) project, an initiative of FORCE11.org and the NIH BioCADDIE program. The structure of the roadmap presented here follows the 'life of a paper' workflow and includes the categories Pre-submission, Submission, Production, and Publication. The roadmap is intended to be publisher-agnostic so that all publishers can use this as a starting point when implementing JDDCP-compliant data citation.

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Associate Director, Library Digital Services at University of Houston—Clear Lake

The University of Houston—Clear Lake is recruiting an Associate Director, Library Digital Services.

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The Associate Director-Digital Services is responsible for investigating and implementing new technologies and digital services to support the Library’s mission and strategic directions. This position has primary responsibility for planning, coordination and administration of library systems and technology support for library operations.

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"The Research Life Cycle and the Health Sciences Librarian: Responding to Change in Scholarly Communication"

Andrea M. Ketchum has published "The Research Life Cycle and the Health Sciences Librarian: Responding to Change in Scholarly Communication" in the Journal of the Medical Library Association.

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With so many areas within the librarian’s scope of expertise, it is not surprising that some medical libraries employ research life cycle analysis for strategic planning. Using a localized model, librarians can map resources and services to research tasks or needs specific to their institutions, highlighting the capabilities of their librarians to better attract and serve researchers. . . .

The clinical research life cycle, however, is more complex. A model must incorporate additional components for clinical studies and account for longer time frames, especially for multifaceted clinical trials or multicenter studies.

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Assistant Digital Archivist at Rockefeller Archive Center

The Rockefeller Archive Center is recruiting an Assistant Digital Archivist.

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Reporting to the Assistant Director, Head of Digital Programs, the Assistant Digital Archivist will provide leadership and expertise for a project that will build a sustainable, user=centered, and standards-compliant infrastructure to support the ongoing acquisition, management, preservation, and discovery of digitized and born-digital records.

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COAR Survey of Research Data Management: Results

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories has released the COAR Survey of Research Data Management: Results.

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Research data management is wide ranging and there are already many organizations active in this area. In December 2016, COAR conducted a survey in order to get a better understanding of the needs of our members in the area of research data management.

There were 43 responses to the survey from around the world. Just over half of respondents are already collecting research data, and about 80% of those who are not yet collecting data indicated that they intend to do so in the coming year.

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Sr Library Applications Developer at Temple University

Temple University is recruiting a Sr Library Applications Developer.

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Reporting to the Lead Technology Developer and working in close collaboration with other developers and colleagues, the Senior Developer develops and maintains the technological infrastructure for library systems, which includes discovery layer development using Apache Solr, digital repository development facilitating preservation of large collections of rare materials, coordinating development and integrations with Content Management Systems (Drupal/WordPress) and supporting digital scholarship and digital publishing initiatives.

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"Laying Tracks as the Train Approaches: Innovative Open Access Book Publishing at Heidelberg University from the Editors’ Point of View"

Andrea Hacker and Elizabeth Corrao have published "Laying Tracks as the Train Approaches: Innovative Open Access Book Publishing at Heidelberg University from the Editors' Point of View" in the Journal of Scholarly Publishing.

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In April 2016, Heidelberg University's newly founded open access publisher heiUP launched the first volume of the new book series Heidelberg Studies in Transculturality. This article reports on the challenges, accomplishments, and setbacks that informed the entire editorial production process, not only of the first volume but also of the series and the publishing enterprise overall.

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Head, Digital Scholarship Services at New York University

New York University is recruiting a Head, Digital Scholarship Services.

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NYU seeks a Head of Digital Scholarship Services (full-time, tenure-track) to manage, envision, and expand a suite of innovative and sustainable digital scholarship services in support of faculty and student needs. Through deep engagement with NYU scholars, the head will support a growing community of researchers and instructors in meeting their technically intensive scholarship goals and position libraries services and collections for maximum utility in cutting-edge digital scholarship.

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Version 7 of the Research Data Curation Bibliography Released

Digital Scholarship has released Version 7 of the Research Data Curation Bibliography. This selective bibliography includes over 620 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions.

The Research Data Curation Bibliography covers topics such as research data creation, acquisition, metadata, provenance, repositories, management, policies, support services, funding agency requirements, peer review, publication, citation, sharing, reuse, and preservation.

Most sources have been published from January 2009 through December 2016; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works. If such versions are unavailable, links to the publishers' descriptions are provided.

Abstracts are included in this bibliography if a work is under a Creative Commons Attribution License (BY and national/international variations), a Creative Commons public domain dedication (CC0), or a Creative Commons Public Domain Mark and this is clearly indicated in the work.

The Research Data Curation Bibliography is under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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