Digital Library Projects Coordinator at Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is recruiting a Digital Library Projects Coordinator.

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The Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis seeks a Digital Library Projects Coordinator who is an energetic team builder with technical skills and vision to oversee FRASER: https://fraser.stlouisfed.org. This digital library of historical U.S. economic, financial and banking materials currently has a staff of 5 and includes a Twitter feed and several channels for promotion and engagement. FRASER contains publications, statistical releases, and archival material from the Federal Reserve, U.S. government agencies, and leading economic policymakers.

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"HathiTrust Libraries Propose to Retain More Than 16 Million Volumes in Shared Print Program"

HathiTrust has released "HathiTrust Libraries Propose to Retain More Than 16 Million Volumes in Shared Print Program."

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Fifty HathiTrust member libraries have proposed to retain more than 16 million volumes for 25 years under the HathiTrust Shared Print Program. These volumes correspond to more than 4.8 million individual book titles held in the HathiTrust Digital Library (about 65% of all HathiTrust digital monographs). This is a significant step toward the primary goal of the program: to ensure that print copies of all HathiTrust digital holdings remain available to scholars for many years to come. The Shared Print Program is a core program of HathiTrust, supported by and benefiting all of the more than 120 HathiTrust members

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Architecture Image Librarian at Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University is recruiting a Architecture Image Librarian.

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The successful candidate oversees the architecture digital image collection. This position will serve as a team member within the Architecture Library, contributing to reference and instruction.

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"American Chemical Society Files Suit against Sci-Hub"

The American Chemical Society has released "American Chemical Society Files Suit against Sci-Hub."

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On June 23, 2017, the American Chemical Society (ACS) filed suit in the United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia against unnamed confederates of Sci-Hub, a self-proclaimed web pirate organization that steals and then illegally reproduces and disseminates copyrighted scientific research articles on the internet. The suit asserts infringement of the professional Society’s copyrights, as well as counterfeiting and infringement of its trademarks.

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Digital Collections Librarian at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is recruiting a Digital Collections Librarian.

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The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help expand a digital imaging program at a Carnegie R1: Research University and ARL member library. The successful applicant will work with diverse collections of 3D images, digitized archival materials, cultural heritage artifacts, audio-visual formats, and biodiversity specimens. The Digital Collections Librarian will report to the Assistant Director for Digital Imaging and Preservation Services.

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Institute of Museum and Library Services Funding Report by State: FY 2011-2016

IMLS has released Institute of Museum and Library Services Funding Report by State: FY 2011-2016 .

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These reports provide detailed views of IMLS funding for the past six years (FY 2011-2016) at each state across the nation. The documents provide a one-stop summary of data that are publicly available but have been distributed across multiple datasets or databases.

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Digital Humanities Developer at University of Virginia

The University of Virginia is recruiting a Digital Humanities Developer.

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Under the direction of the Head of R&D for the Scholars' Lab in the UVA Library, the DH Developer works with scholars from the humanities and social sciences to understand their needs and define project goals. Provides professional opinions on appropriate project deliverables and reasonable schedules for completion of projects. Collaborates on building applications that enable scholars and library users to collect, manage, produce, manipulate, or analyze digital information resources in interesting ways.

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"A Reputation Economy: How Individual Reward Considerations Trump Systemic Arguments for Open Access to Data"

Benedikt Fecher et al. have published "A Reputation Economy: How Individual Reward Considerations Trump Systemic Arguments for Open Access to Data" in Palgrave Communications.

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In this article, we explore the question of what drives open access to research data using a survey among 1564 mainly German researchers across all disciplines. We show that, regardless of their disciplinary background, researchers recognize the benefits of open access to research data for both their own research and scientific progress as a whole. Nonetheless, most researchers share their data only selectively. We show that individual reward considerations conflict with widespread data sharing. Based on our results, we present policy implications that are in line with both individual reward considerations and scientific progress.

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Digital Archivist at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

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To manage daily operations related to the digitization, organization, and access of special collections materials. Leads the efforts of the UTRGV Library in digitally preserving the culture and history of the university and the Rio Grande Valley.

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"Metadata for Research Data Discovery and Management"

Lizz Jennings has published "Metadata for Research Data Discovery and Management" in Catalogue and Index.

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Requirements for sharing research data have increased in recent years, partly in response to the open science agenda and partly as a means to make better use of data generated using public money. Research funders increased their expectations of researchers in relation to research data sharing, and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) was the first Research Council to put the onus on institutions to provide support for this

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Research Data & Collections Librarian, Knowledge and Library Services at Harvard University

Harvard University is recruiting a Research Data & Collections Librarian, Knowledge and Library Services.

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The Research Data and Collections Librarian works closely with a cross-departmental team, providing collaborative coordination to meet the goals of both the Baker Research Data Program and Baker Library collections. Understanding the research landscape, the role of campus partnerships, and the capabilities and limits of library support will be essential to the success of the role. This position reports to the Senior Director of Baker Research Services and also supports the Manager of Business Information Resources.

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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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The study is based on a complementary methods approach consisting of a quantitative analysis of bibliometric and publication data, a global survey of 1,200 researchers and three case studies including in-depth interviews with key individuals involved in data collection, analysis and deposition in the fields of soil science, human genetics and digital humanities.

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A Look Back at 28 Years as an Open Access Publisher

Imagine the Internet without the Web. Imagine that there is no Google or similar search engine. Imagine that the cutting edge Internet applications are e-mail, LISTSERV, FTP, and Telnet (terminal sessions). Imagine that the Internet is made up of a number of different networks, and that the connections between them are not always transparent. Imagine that no established publisher has even experimented with an e-journal. Imagine that the latest mid-range PC has a 6 MHz 16/32-bit 80386SX processor, a 30 MB hard drive, and 2 MB of RAM and costs about $3,900.

That was the situation in June 1989 when I launched PACS-L, a LISTSERV mailing list, after distributing some photocopied handouts at the ALA Annual meeting. PACS-L was one of the first library-oriented mailing lists, and it was unusual in that it had a broad subject focus (public-access computer systems in libraries). PACS-L was sponsored by the University of Houston Libraries. Walt Crawford and Roy Tennant have shared their thoughts about PACS-L in "Talking About Public Access: PACS-L's First Decade" and "Remembering PACS-L."

In August 1989, I launched and began editing The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, one of the first e-journals on the Internet and the first open access journal in the field of library and information science. It was freely available, allowed authors to retain their copyrights, and had special copyright provisions for noncommercial use. It was published by the University of Houston Libraries. Issues were announced via e-mail, and articles were distributed as ASCII files from a LISTSERV. You can find a history of the journal and links to articles and reviews about it in "The Public-Access Computer Systems Review."

In 1996, I established and began writing the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, an open access e-book, which was published in the HTML, PDF, and Word formats. It had 79 subsequent versions. This early e-book was published by the University of Houston Libraries until late 1996. My "Evolution of an Electronic Book: The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography" article recounts the history of the e-book through 2001.

In 2005, I established Digital Scholarship, and I began to write and publish open access works under Creative Commons licenses. Since then, Digital Scholarship has published PDF books, inexpensive paperback books, XHTML bibliographies, weblogs, Twitter streams, and other works.

Back in 1989, I never thought that a wacky idea and a few handouts would lead to 28 years of digital publishing projects.

You can find a complete chronology of my digital publishing activities in A Look Back at 28 Years as an Open Access Publisher.

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Digital Curation News (6/19/2017) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

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Project Manager at Columbia University

Columbia University is recruiting a Project Manager.

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The Digital Projects Management (DPM) division in the Columbia University Libraries (CUL) seeks a motivated, collaborative and creative temporary Project Manager to join our team. Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, the Project Manager oversees several multi-stakeholder, online-based digital scholarship projects produced in partnership with CUL. They are responsible for creating related schedule and resource requirements and managing the entire project lifecycle. In addition, they will provide administrative assistance and training as necessary, and identify potential projects and grants.

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Susan E. Parker Named as University of British Columbia University Librarian

Susan E. Parker has been named as the University of British Columbia's University Librarian.

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In September 2017, UBC will welcome Susan E. Parker as University Librarian for a five-year term. Ms. Parker currently holds the role of Deputy University Librarian at the University of California, Los Angeles where she leads operations, human resources, assessment, budgeting, strategic planning, capital project planning and fundraising

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Learning Technologies Specialist for Sciences at Harvard University

Harvard University is recruiting a Learning Technologies Specialist for Sciences.

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The Learning Technologies Specialist for the Sciences (LTSS) will lead the design and implementation of programs at the Discovery Bar, the Instruction Room and Media Studios. The LTSS needs to create new connections with research labs, academic departments and academic support providers throughout the sciences and engineering entities across campus. The LTSS will support faculty, staff, undergraduates and graduate students with instructional design, educational technology integration and pedagogical innovation. The LTSS reports to the Director of Science and Engineering Library Services and manages one full-time staff person as well as graduate and undergraduate student workers.

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"Institutional Repositories as Infrastructures for Long-Term Preservation"

Helena Francke et al. have published "Institutional Repositories as Infrastructures for Long-Term Preservation" in Information Research.

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The study describes the conditions for long-term preservation of the content of the institutional repositories of Swedish higher education institutions based on an investigation of how deposited files are managed with regards to file format and how representatives of the repositories describe the functions of the repositories.

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Digital Repository Developer at Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library is recruiting a Digital Repository Developer.

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Develops and maintains the core technical infrastructure for a digital object repository system used by Massachusetts libraries, archives, historical societies, and museums to store and deliver digital resources to users across the state and beyond. This position is part of the Communications Division.

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"AAP StatShot: Book Publisher Trade Sales Flat for 2016"

AAP has released "AAP StatShot: Book Publisher Trade Sales Flat for 2016."

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For the first time in years, publisher revenue for all print formats saw growth: hardback books grew 2.2%, children’s board books grew 7.7% and paperback/mass market grew 4.1% compared to 2015 revenues. The news for digital books was mixed, as downloaded audio continued its double-digit growth from 2015, up 25.8% for 2016 vs 2015 and eBooks continued their decline, down 15.6%.

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Librarian for Digital Impact and Innovation at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is recruiting a Librarian for Digital Impact and Innovation .

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Reporting to the Associate Director for Impact & Innovation, the Librarian for Digital Impact & Innovation will have primary responsibility for maintaining and enhancing the library’s discovery strategies across multiple web-based platforms, assuring users a consistent, high-impact experience as they use library systems, services, and content. In support of these goals the Librarian for Digital Impact & Innovation will support and advise on library metadata strategies and services that assure discoverability of library content and services; and support excellence in user experiences of the library’s systems and web site, through analysis, design, and support of the library’s use of content management systems. In collaboration with library research and instruction services, they will also have the opportunity to participate in providing direct consultative or instructional support to students and faculty, with an emphasis on supporting emerging digital scholarship.

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Specialist, Digital Humanities at University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting a Specialist, Digital Humanities.

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The incumbent will build and maintain the library digital collections and support faculty, staff, and students to find innovative ways to organize and creatively curate research online. This position will be responsible for the digitization and interactive curation of digital collections and/or exhibits by using a variety of technologies and experiential online formats. The position will also create, edit, or enhance metadata for primary resources added to library digital collections which will require the candidate to have excellent researching skills.

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"What I Learned from Predatory Publishers"

Jeffrey Beall has published "What I Learned from Predatory Publishers" in Biochemia Medica.

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This article is a first-hand account of the author’s work identifying and listing predatory publishers from 2012 to 2017. Predatory publishers use the gold (author pays) open access model and aim to generate as much revenue as possible, often foregoing a proper peer review. The paper details how predatory publishers came to exist and shows how they were largely enabled and condoned by the open-access social movement, the scholarly publishing industry, and academic librarians. The author describes tactics predatory publishers used to attempt to be removed from his lists, details the damage predatory journals cause to science, and comments on the future of scholarly publishing.

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