Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University

Brown University is recruiting a Digital Humanities Librarian.

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The Digital Humanities Librarian plays a central role in the integration of digital tools, resources, and methodologies with traditional resources and approaches to research, teaching, and learning in the humanities. As part of the core staff of the Center for Digital Scholarship, the Digital Humanities Librarian will report to the Center’s Director and work together with fellow CDS staff, colleagues within Research and Outreach Services and Digital Technologies, and other staff to promote digital humanities activities in the Library and the University.

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Senior Applications Developer at Ohio State University

Ohio State University is recruiting a Senior Applications Developer.

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Actively plans iterations with the project manager, communicate those plans to the developers, clarifies business requirements, monitors progress in meeting sprint goals, and provides status reports; acts as a liaison between Applications Development & Support and Infrastructure Support within the IT Division in commissioning, configuring, and monitoring server resources; architects solutions to optimize applications and systems for stability, reliability, reuse, security and performance; facilitates problem-solving and decision-making among developers in designing technical solutions; mentors developers through pair programming, code reviews, and refactoring exercises; develops internal development standards and procedures, based on engineering best practices, for source code control, change management, and deployment routines.

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"Massive Newspaper Migration—Moving 22 Million Records from CONTENTdm to Solphal"

Alan Witkowski et al. have published "Massive Newspaper Migration—Moving 22 Million Records from CONTENTdm to Solphal" in D-Lib Magazine.

Utah Digital Newspapers is a pioneering digital newspapers program at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library. Recently, a small project team completed a successful migration away from CONTENTdm onto a home-grown system called Solphal, built using open-source applications. The migration process is detailed along with examples of scripts used to prepare and enhance metadata. Transitioning away from a limiting vendor-based solution to a home-grown system has enabled the Utah Digital Newspapers program to be more responsive to user requests as well as realizing greater efficiencies in hardware and software. The platform has opened up new possibilities for the future as the collection continues to grow.

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LibraryPress@UF Coordinator at University of Florida

The University of Florida is recruiting a LibraryPress@UF Coordinator.

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The Coordinator supports production and development needs for all LibraryPress@UF imprint works (e.g., new publications, republications, expanded editions, digital works, etc.) for design, layout, creation, coordination on metadata (e.g., library records, CIP, and publisher information), developing and maintaining design files and processes, and overall production needs. The LibraryPress@UF focuses on works that are born digital, with print-on-demand options integrated with sole source production, and with digital files hosted as Open Access through the Libraries. The Coordinator provides support to academic faculty collaborating with the Libraries on publishing efforts, and provides support for scholars regarding enhanced monographs in collaboration with the UF Press.

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"Trends in Digital Preservation Capacity and Practice: Results from the 2nd Bi-annual National Digital Stewardship Alliance Storage Survey"

Michelle Gallinger et al. have published "Trends in Digital Preservation Capacity and Practice: Results from the 2nd Bi-annual National Digital Stewardship Alliance Storage Survey" in D-Lib Magazine.

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Research and practice in digital preservation requires a solid foundation of evidence of what is being protected and what practices are being used. The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) storage survey provides a rare opportunity to examine the practices of most major US memory institutions. The repeated, longitudinal design of the NDSA storage surveys offer a rare opportunity to more reliably detect trends within and among preservation institutions rather than the typical surveys of digital preservation, which are based on one-time measures and convenience (Internet-based) samples. The survey was conducted in 2011 and in 2013. The results from these surveys have revealed notable trends, including continuity of practice within organizations over time, growth rates of content exceeding predictions, shifts in content availability requirements, and limited adoption of best practices for interval fixity checking and the Trusted Digital Repositories (TDR) checklist. Responses from new memory organizations increased the variety of preservation practice reflected in the survey responses.

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Collection Strategies & Scholarly Communications Librarian at California State University, Los Angeles

The California State University, Los Angeles is recruiting a Collection Strategies & Scholarly Communications Librarian.

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The librarian will provide leadership for the management, development and assessment of the library's collections, including the planning and implementation of the library’s institutional repository. The incumbent will bring a forward-thinking, innovative and strategic perspective in the library's approach to collection development that is both learner-centered and responsive to the University's curriculum. The librarian will lead and coordinate outreach efforts to raise awareness and educate the University on trends and issues in the areas of scholarly communication, open access, open education resources, copyright, and fair use.

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"Open Data: Accountability and Transparency"

Matthew S Mayernik has published "Open Data: Accountability and Transparency" in Big Data & Society.

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Researchers' primary accountabilities are related to meeting the expectations of research competency, not to external standards of data deposition or metadata creation. Likewise, making data open in a transparent way can involve a significant investment of time and resources with no obvious benefits. This paper uses differing notions of accountability and transparency to conceptualize "open data" as the result of ongoing achievements, not one-time acts.

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Digital Projects Manager at University of Dayton

The University of Dayton is recruiting a Digital Projects Manager.

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The Digital Projects Manager will coordinate activity of all digital project contributors from across University libraries. They will direct the workflow for the projects, manage daily scanning activities, and supervise a production team of student workers. They will collaborate with other staff in the University Libraries and with campus partners to ensure that technical standards and professional practices are followed, monitor production numbers, and work with contributors to meet project deadlines, resolve potential copyright or privacy concerns, review scanned items and metadata for quality control and upload the digital content to our institutional repository.

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Disaster Planning and Trustworthy Digital Repositories

Rebecca D. Frank has self-archived Disaster Planning and Trustworthy Digital Repositories.

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The goal of this study is to understand if digital repositories that have a preservation mandate are engaging in disaster planning, particularly in relation to their pursuit of trusted digital repository status. For those that are engaging in disaster planning, the study examines the creation of formal disaster response and recovery plans, finding that in most cases the process of going through an audit for certification as a trusted repository provides the impetus for the creation of formalized disaster planning documentation. This paper also discusses obstacles that repositories encounter and finds that most repositories struggle with making their documentation available

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Library Information Analyst at University of Arizona

The University of Arizona is recruiting a Library Information Analyst.

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The Library Information Analyst coordinates Access & Information Services (AIS) technology assessment activities, working in a 24/5 environment to support the technology needs of customers. This position will analyze and report quantitative and qualitative data gathered from various technology-related services including the iSpace (library maker space), equipment lending, and all public-facing user technology. Using this data, the incumbent will support strategic planning for improving and operationalizing technology-related services, provide analysis to support a wide variety of data to management, and makes recommendations for process improvements.

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"E-book Usage: Counting the Challenges and Opportunities"

Angela Conyers et al. have published "E-book Usage: Counting the Challenges and Opportunities" in Insights: the UKSG Journal.

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This article summarizes how libraries and library consortia are acquiring and evaluating e-books, how usage statistics feature within library workflows, the issues faced in doing so and the resulting impact of these issues on understanding usage and informing purchasing of new titles. Discussions with publishers indicate how usage data are being used within the organization, the requirements of customers and the challenges involved in providing usage data for e-books. Assessing and evaluating e-book usage is a complex and challenging task with processes and workflows in development. A transition from print to e-books represents a significant change for libraries, and the availability of reliable usage statistics to support purchase decisions is vital.

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Chief, Digital Collections Management and Services at Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is recruiting a Chief, Digital Collections Management and Services.

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This position reports to the Director, Technology Policy, in Library Services and is responsible for leading the newly established Digital Collections Management & Services Division. The division is responsible for providing support for the full lifecycle management of digital collections. This includes executing digitization projects using in-house or contractor digitization services. Digital Collection Management & Services staff collaborate with Library curatorial units, technical staff, and cross-service unit organizations to establish policies, implement new and streamline existing digital workflows, identify digital content management problems and propose solutions, provide training, and communicate best practices.

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"Availability of Open Reference Data Nears 50% as Major Societies and Influential Publishers Endorse the Initiative for Open Citations"

eLife has released "Availability of Open Reference Data Nears 50% as Major Societies and Influential Publishers Endorse the Initiative for Open Citations."

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Among the 20 publishers who contribute the largest amount of citation data, those who are making their citation data freely available now include: AIP Publishing, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Physical Society, De Gruyter, Emerald, and SciELO. They join Wiley, SAGE, Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis and many others who made their reference data available prior to, or as part of, the launch of I4OC. Out of the 20 largest contributors, 13 publishers have now moved their reference data into the public domain, and discussions are ongoing with several other publishers.

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Web Development Project Lead at University of Alabama

The University of Alabama is recruiting a Web Development Project Lead.

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This position will report to the Web Technologies and Development Manager, and will serve as project manager for assigned. web development projects. This position will play an important role in shaping the application and web development processes, and will be responsible for guiding developers to the successful completion of complex technology projects. The Web Development Projects Lead will actively engage in web project and application development work as directed by library needs, and the Manager of Web Technologies and Development.

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"Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS): Design And First-Year Review"

Arfon M. Smith et al. have self-archived "Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS): Design And First-Year Review."

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This article describes the motivation, design, and progress of the Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS). JOSS is a free and open-access journal that publishes articles describing research software. . . . JOSS publishes articles that encapsulate scholarship contained in the software itself, and its rigorous peer review targets the software components: functionality, documentation, tests, continuous integration, and the license. A JOSS article contains an abstract describing the purpose and functionality of the software, references, and a link to the software archive. The article is the entry point of a JOSS submission, which encompasses the full set of software artifacts. Submission and review proceed in the open, on GitHub. Editors, reviewers, and authors work collaboratively and openly. Unlike other journals, JOSS does not reject articles requiring major revision; while not yet accepted, articles remain visible and under review until the authors make adequate changes (or withdraw, if unable to meet requirements). Once an article is accepted, JOSS gives it a DOI, deposits its metadata in Crossref, and the article can begin collecting citations on indexers like Google Scholar and other services. Authors retain copyright of their JOSS article, releasing it under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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Senior System Administrator at MIT

MIT is recruiting a Senior System Administrator.

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Will architect, monitor, maintain, and support the Libraries' production development and release environments; perform updates to deployed applications and supporting software libraries; monitor servers and applications and respond to system-level incidents and application-level events; codify–with stakeholders–service level agreements and uptime expectations; help provide and maintain testing infrastructure; and research, test, and make recommendations regarding new and emerging systems and server technologies.

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Elaine L. Westbrooks Named University Librarian and Vice Provost for University Libraries at UNC-CH

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has named Elaine L. Westbrooks as University Librarian and Vice Provost for University Libraries.

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At the University of Michigan [where she was Associate University Librarian for Research], Westbrooks led the library’s support of the research enterprise, facilitated the management of the operations and budget. Prior to her time in Ann Arbor, Westbrooks worked at research libraries at three other universities. She served as associate dean of libraries at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, held several positions in technical services at Cornell University Libraries and worked as a digital research and Latin American Cataloger at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Director of E-Resources at Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative

The Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative is recruiting a Director of E-Resources.

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Through a process of information gathering, data analysis, and market research, the Director develops strategies for he negotiation of multimillion dollar packages of online research content. This administrator oversees the FALSC budget for e-resources licensed to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the Florida State University System (SUS) and Florida College System FCS).

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"Workflow Development for an Institutional Repository in an Emerging Research Institution"

Jeanne Hazzard and Stephanie Towery have published "Workflow Development for an Institutional Repository in an Emerging Research Institution" in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

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We discovered that our faculty retain nearly none of their pre-print or post-print versions of their published articles, and so we are unable to archive those titles in the repository. Nearly 47% of the articles found were in green journals that allow only pre- or post-print copies. Most faculty were unable to produce versions of their work other than the publisher’s PDF, which many publishers restrict from upload into a repository.

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Director of Digital Services and Open Educational Resources at Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative

The Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative is recruiting a Director of Digital Services and Open Educational Resources.

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Digital services and applications under the Director’s oversight include the statewide digital library platform Islandora, Florida Online Journals (Florida OJ), Archon/ ArchivesSpace, the Florida Digital Archive (FDA) and Dark Archive in the Sunshine State (DAITSS), and the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) program.

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"The Changing Role of Research Publishing: A Case Study from Springer Nature"

Steven Inchcoombe has published "The Changing Role of Research Publishing: A Case Study from Springer Nature" in Insights: the UKSG Journal.

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Using Springer Nature as a case study this article explores the future of research publishing, with the guiding objective of identifying how such organizations can better serve the needs of researchers and those that support researchers (particularly academic institutions, institutional libraries, research funding bodies and academic societies) as we work together to help advance discovery for the benefit of all. Progress in four key areas is described: improving the publishing process, innovating across science communication, driving the growth and development of open research and adding value beyond publishing. The aim of this article is thus to set out a clear vision of what research publishers can achieve if they especially focus on addressing researchers’ needs and apply their considerable resources and expertise accordingly.

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Software Preservation Program Manager at Yale University

Yale University is recruiting a Software Preservation Program Manager.

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Reporting to the Digital Preservation Manager, the Software Preservation Program Manager is responsible for growing and overseeing the implementation of software preservation and emulation related infrastructure and services within the University. A core focus of the Program Manager’s work will be contributing to the development of one or more grant applications for growing software preservation and emulation infrastructure and services within the university. The Program Manager will also contribute significantly to the management of the Software Preservation Network (SPN) including exploring and/or planning for the potential transition of SPN from decentralized hosting to institutional hosting at Yale. A secondary responsibility of the role will be to oversee the implementation of the Emulation as a Service (EaaS) Technology for use in providing access to general collections materials within the Library System.

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"Economics and Access 2017"

Walt Crawford has published "Economics and Access 2017" in Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large.

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Now here we are—and it’s time to catch up with a variety of thoughts on economics and access. Most items cited come from 2016 and 2015. As usual, the groupings are somewhat arbitrary and items within a group are usually chronological.

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