"What Are the Barriers to Post-Publication Peer Review?"

Jon Tennant has published "What Are the Barriers to Post-Publication Peer Review?" in the LSE Impact Blog.

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Post-publication peer review emerged in response to increased calls for continuous moderation of the published research literature, consistent questioning of the functionality of the traditional peer review model, and a recognition that scientific discourse does not stop at the point of publication. However, uptake remains low overall. Jon Tennant sets out what the barriers to more widespread adoption of post-publication peer review have been and proposes potential solutions for each.

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Systems Librarian at Skidmore College

Skidmore College is recruiting a Systems Librarian.

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The Systems Librarian will take a leadership role in implementing, maintaining, supporting, and enhancing a wide range of technologies and systems, and, in collaboration with key library staff and other campus partners, will investigate methods and best practices for assessing collections, patron experience, and library effectiveness.

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"Ready for the Future? A Survey on Open Access with Scientists from the French National Research Center"

Joachim Schöpfel et al. have self-archived "Ready for the Future? A Survey on Open Access with Scientists from the French National Research Center."

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The CNRS senior research managers (laboratory directors) globally share the positive opinion towards OA revealed by other studies with researchers from the UK, Germany, the USA and other countries. However, they are more supportive of open repositories (green road) than of OA journal publishing (gold). The response patterns reveal a gap between generally positive opinions about OA and less supportive behaviours, principally publishing articles with article processing charges (APCs). A small group of senior research managers does not seem to be interested in green or gold OA and reluctant to self-archiving and OA publishing.

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Data Services Librarian at San Jose State University

San Jose State University is recruiting a Data Services Librarian.

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The Data Services Librarian develops and promotes Library services related to the discovery, analysis, manipulation and visualization of data. S/he will collaborate with faculty, library staff and campus stakeholders to develop and implement innovative services to support data-intensive research, including data management plans. The Data Services Librarian serves as a liaison librarian in areas determined by candidate’s educational and research background and library needs.

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"The World’s Approach towards Publishing in Springer and Elsevier’s APC-Funded Open Access Journals "

College & Research Libraries has released an e-print of "The World's Approach towards Publishing in Springer and Elsevier's APC-Funded Open Access Journals.

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The Netherlands, Norway and Poland ranked highest in terms of their OA shares. This can be attributed to the financial resources allocated to publication in general, and publishing in OA journals, in particular, by the countries. All developed countries and a large number of scientifically lagging and developing nations were found to publish OA articles in the APC journals. The OA papers have been exponentially growing across all the country scientific groups annually. Although the advanced nations published the lion share of the OA-APC papers and exhibited the highest growth, the under-development groups have been displaying high OA growth rates.

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Systems and Information Technology Librarian at Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is recruiting a Systems and Information Technology Librarian.

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This position administers and maintains the library’s integrated library system and ensures its optimal performance and continuous development; manages the library’s hardware and software applications; and plays an active role in the library’s digital initiatives. This librarian is an active member of several technical services teams and provides reference and research support to library patrons.

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"An Evidence-Based Review of Academic Web Search Engines, 2014-2016: Implications for Librarians’ Practice and Research Agenda"

Jody C. Fagan has self-archived "An Evidence-Based Review of Academic Web Search Engines, 2014-2016: Implications for Librarians' Practice and Research Agenda."

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While the fitness of Google Scholar for research purposes has been examined repeatedly, Microsoft Academic and Google Books have not received much attention. Recent studies have much to tell us about the coverage and utility of Google Scholar, its coverage of the sciences, and its utility for evaluating researcher impact. But other aspects have been understudied, such as coverage of the arts and humanities, books, and non-Western, non-English publications. User research has also tapered off. A small number of articles hint at the opportunity for librarians to become expert advisors concerning opportunities of scholarly communication made possible or enhanced by these platforms. This article seeks to summarize research concerning Google Scholar, Google Books, and Microsoft Academic from the past three years with a mind to informing practice and setting a research agenda. Selected literature from earlier time periods is included to illuminate key findings and to help shape the proposed research agenda, especially in understudied areas.

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Research Data Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University is recruiting a Research Data Librarian.

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Reporting to the Associate University Librarian of Scholarly Communications and Publishing, the Research Data Librarian will work closely with librarians and research, teaching, and administrative faculty to improve research data management expertise and practice across the University. The Research Data Librarian will provide consultation, leadership, and thorough knowledge of best contemporary practice in research data management to faculty, research investigators and investigator teams, and students. The Research Data Librarian will help researchers create data management plans, determine long-term storage and curation plans for research data, select and use data repositories, and meet funder compliance requirements for data integrity and access

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"Open Data, [Open] Access: Linking Data Sharing and Article Sharing in the Earth Sciences"

Samantha Teplitzky has published "Open Data, [Open] Access: Linking Data Sharing and Article Sharing in the Earth Science" in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

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INTRODUCTION The norms of a research community influence practice, and norms of openness and sharing can be shaped to encourage researchers who share in one aspect of their research cycle to share in another. Different sets of mandates have evolved to require that research data be made public, but not necessarily articles resulting from that collected data. In this paper, I ask to what extent publications in the Earth Sciences are more likely to be open access (in all of its definitions) when researchers open their data through the Pangaea repository. METHODS Citations from Pangaea data sets were studied to determine the level of open access for each article. RESULTS This study finds that the proportion of gold open access articles linked to the repository increased 25% from 2010 to 2015 and 75% of articles were available from multiple open sources.

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Library Applications Development Specialist at Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University is recruiting a Library Applications Development Specialist .

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Develop, implement and manage library database projects including Library Intranet (Drupal) and Library forms and tools (Symfony) which support the Library Administration and overall workflow; creating database applications, designing user interfaces and collecting statistics for assessment.

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"What Constitutes Peer Review of Data: A Survey of Published Peer Review Guidelines"

Todd A. Carpenter has self-archived "What Constitutes Peer Review of Data: A Survey of Published Peer Review Guidelines."

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Since a number of journals specifically focus on the review and publication of data sets, reviewing their policies seems an appropriate place to start in assessing what existing practice looks like in the 'real world' of reviewing and publishing data. This article outlines a study of the publicly available peer review policies of 39 scientific publications that publish data papers to discern which criteria are most and least frequently referenced. It also compares current practice with proposed criteria published in 2012.

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Archivist, Digital Preservation at Georgia State University

Georgia State University is recruiting an Archivist, Digital Preservation.

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Reporting to the Department Head for Special Collections and Archives, the Archivist for Digital Preservation is responsible for establishing policies and best practices for the long-term protection and access to digital materials, while collaborating to develop and implement digital preservation processes which ensure long-term retention and access.. . .The archivist will play a key role in advising the University community and other external content creators on digital content lifecycle issues, strategies for digital content preservation, the use of innovative tools and processes for experimentation and development, and other initiatives related to digital collections and data

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"Looking into Pandora’s Box: The Content of Sci-Hub and Its Usage"

Bastian Greshake has self-archived "Looking into Pandora's Box: The Content of Sci-Hub and Its Usage."

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By utilizing the recently released corpus of Sci-Hub and comparing it to the data of ~28 million downloads done through the service, this study tries to address some of these questions. The comparative analysis shows that both the usage and complete corpus is largely made up of recently published articles, with users disproportionately favoring newer articles and 35% of downloaded articles being published after 2013. These results hint that embargo periods before publications become Open Access are frequently circumnavigated using Guerilla Open Access approaches like Sci-Hub.

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Digital Art: March’s Cartoon Drawings, Chalk and Charcoal Drawings, Pastel Drawings, Pencil Drawings, and Oil Paintings

In March, I continued to transform public domain photos into digital cartoon drawings, chalk and charcoal drawings, pastel drawings, pencil drawings, and oil paintings using a variety of Photoshop plug-ins and Topaz Impression. Full-size images (8×10" or 8×12") and descriptions of the processing steps involved are available on Flickr.

Digital Chalk and Charcoal Drawing of a Mandarin in His Reception Room

Digital Oil Painting of Fishermen on Barton Broad

Digital Chalk and Charcoal Drawing of a Boat Carrying Harvested Mash Wheat

Digital Chalk and Charcoal Drawing of French Soldiers at Verdun

Digital Pastel Drawing of a Village Close to Dordrecht

Digital Oil Painting of a Venice Vegetable Stand

Digital Pastel Drawing of a Salt Marsh

Digital Pastel Drawing of Mount Saint Elias

Digital Pencil Drawing of a Danish Immigrant at Ellis Island

Digital Color Pencil Drawing of Japanese Women with Parasols

Digital Cartoon of Docked Boats in Moscow

Digital Pencil Drawing of a Man Harvesting Gladdon

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Digital Artist | All Artworks on Flickr

Scholarly Technology Librarian at University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island is recruiting a Scholarly Technology Librarian.

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An experienced and highly motivated individual is needed to lead operations and development across all library systems and applications with a focus on scholarly information needs. An ideal candidate will have implemented and managed a variety of public facing production systems providing a range of services using several technology stacks, and will be at ease learning and managing new technologies in support of all phases of scholarship. A particular need centers around taking full advantage of the possibilities offered by the library, learning, and content management systems currently in use at URI Libraries.

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"Transitioning from a Conventional to a’‘Mega’ Journal: A Bibliometric Case Study of the Journal Medicine"

Simon Wakeling et al. have published "Transitioning from a Conventional to a'‘Mega' Journal: A Bibliometric Case Study of the Journal Medicine" in Publications.

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This study compares the bibliometric profile of the journal Medicine before and after its transition to the OAMJ model. Three standard modes of bibliometric analysis are employed, based on data from Web of Science: journal output volume, author characteristics, and citation analysis. The journal’s article output is seen to have grown hugely since its conversion to an OAMJ, a rise driven in large part by authors from China. Articles published since 2015 have fewer citations, and are cited by lower impact journals than articles published before the OAMJ transition.

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Digital Preservation Librarian at James Madison University

James Madison University is recruiting a Digital Preservation Librarian.

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The Digital Preservation Librarian reports to the Head of Digital Collections and is responsible for the stewardship and protection of LET's digital assets; leads the development of an effective and achievable strategy to establish a cohesive digital preservation program ensuring the long-term viability of university digital assets regardless of format; establishes policies, procedures, workflows and best practices related to the long-term preservation of and access to digital collections; manages daily services and ensures organizational practices adhere to LET's Digital Preservation Policy Framework (http://bit.ly/2mOnF7t); updates the Digital Preservation Policy Framework to reflect evolving standards and best practices; and brings to the forefront a proactive awareness of social responsibility and ethics of digital preservation.

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"Organizational Resilience in Data Archives: Three Case Studies in Social Science Data Archives"

Kristin R. Eschenfelder and Kalpana Shankar have published "Organizational Resilience in Data Archives: Three Case Studies in Social Science Data Archives" in the Data Science Journal.

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In this paper, we draw upon organizational studies theories to approach the issue of sustainability from an organizational perspective, focusing specifically on the organizational histories of three social science data archives (SSDA): ICPSR, UKDA, and LIS. Using a framework of organizational resilience to understand how archives perceive crisis, respond to it, and learn from experience, this article reports on an empirical study of sustainability in these long-lived SSDAs. The study draws from archival documents and interviews to examine how sustainability can and should be conceptualized as on-going processes over time and not as a quality at a single moment.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at Kansas State University

Kansas State University is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

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This individual will be responsible for leading efforts to advance Kansas State University Libraries' unique collections with enhanced discovery through digitization. The incumbent will lead and participate in the strategic development of innovative, scalable, and sustainable digital collections. The individual will lead the Digital Initiatives Unit and directly supervise 2 FTE, coordinate digitization work between Library units and departments and serve as a member of the Metadata, Preservation, & Digital Initiatives Management Team.

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Open Data: The Researcher Perspective

Elsevier and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies have released Open Data: The Researcher Perspective .

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Combining information from a bibliometric analysis, a survey and case studies, this report examines how researchers share data, the attitudes of researchers toward sharing data, and why researchers might be reticent to share data.

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Open Access and Scholarly Communication Librarian at Iowa State University

Iowa State University is recruiting a Open Access and Scholarly Communication Librarian.

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The successful candidate will support ongoing scholarly communication education and activities in the library and across campus by providing workshops, information sessions, events, and creating resources. You will work with the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communication and Collections, Scholarly Publication Librarian (Digital Repository), and Data Services Librarian to promote campus awareness and use of open access resources and publishing options for authors, researchers, and students. You will be expected to stay current in scholarly communication, open access, open educational resources, federal public access mandates, academic publishing developments, and the activities of national and international organizations related to scholarly communication such as SPARC or Hathi Trust.

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"Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) Launches with Early Success"

ARL has released "Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) Launches with Early Success."

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Six organizations today announced the establishment of the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC): OpenCitations, the Wikimedia Foundation, PLOS, eLife, DataCite, and the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University. The Association of Research Libraries is among 33 stakeholder projects and organizations—including the California Digital Library, the Center for Open Science, the Internet Archive, Mozilla, and the Wellcome Trust—that have formally put their names behind I4OC in support of openly accessible citations.

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Fellow in Open Access & Education Initiatives at Southern Utah University

Southern Utah University is recruiting a Fellow in Open Access & Education Initiatives.

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This position will be the driving force in the University’s open textbook initiative. Will work with individual faculty and departments looking for opportunities to adopt open access textbooks across the curriculum with priority on general education courses. Will track adoptions, effect on student learning, and fiscal savings for students.

This position is a four-year term, non-tenure track appointment.

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"Openness as Social Praxis"

Matthew Longshore Smith and Ruhiya Seward have published "Openness as Social Praxis" in First Monday.

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The paper "Fifty shades of open" by Pomerantz and Peek (2016) highlighted the increasing ambiguity and even confusion surrounding this term. This article builds on Pomerantz and Peek’s attempt to disambiguate the term by offering an alternative understanding to openness —that of social praxis. More specifically, our framing can be broken down into three social processes: open production, open distribution, and open consumption. Each process shares two traits that make them open: you don’t have to pay (free price), and anyone can participate (non-discrimination) in these processes.

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Data Research Services and Biomedical Librarian at University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is recruiting a Data Research Services and Biomedical Librarian.

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Working as part of collaborative team, the Librarian promotes data resources and services; provides instruction, consultation, and outreach primarily in the biomedical sciences; supports faculty in the use of electronic laboratory notebooks; participates in selection, management, and delivery of data resources; and works closely with faculty and other campus partners. Collaborating with the institutional repository staff, develops new infrastructure to support research and address relevant data management issues.

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