Beinecke Information Technology Project Manager at Yale University

Yale University is recruiting a Beinecke Information Technology Project Manager .

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Reporting to the Head of Technology, the Information Technology Project Manager performs a lead role in the planning, facilitation, management, and implementation of activities associated with information technology projects at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Work will be focused on information technology projects in support of the Beinecke Library's strategic and operational goals. The Information Technology Project Manager will build and maintain relationships with stakeholders throughout the Beinecke, our colleagues elsewhere at Yale, external vendors, and consultants.

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Research Data Infrastructures in the UK

The Open Research Data Task Force has released Research Data Infrastructures in the UK.

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This report is intended to inform the work of the Open Research Data Task Force, which has been established with the aim of building on the principles set out in Open Research Data Concordat (published in July 2016) to co-ordinate creation of a roadmap to develop the infrastructure for open research data across the UK. As an initial contribution to that work, the report provides an outline of the policy and service infrastructure in the UK as it stands in the first half of 2017, including some comparisons with other countries; and it points to some key areas and issues which require attention.

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Data Curation Librarian at University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico is recruiting a Data Curation Librarian.

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The Data Curation Librarian will provide coordinated, full-lifecycle research data curation support to researchers across all main-campus disciplines at UNM. These support services include assisting researchers in locating existing data for use in their research; identifying appropriate software, data storage and computation tools for their research activities; assisting in data management planning and plan development; and delivering data acquisition, processing, analysis, visualization, documentation, sharing, and preservation support services.

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"Open Access and Promotion and Tenure Evaluation Plans at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire"

Stephanie H. Wical and Gregory J. Kocken have published "Open Access and Promotion and Tenure Evaluation Plans at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire" in Serials Review.

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Department and program evaluation plans at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire were examined to see if these documents provide evidence that could be used to justify supporting the publication of peer-reviewed open access articles toward tenure and promotion. . . .

The existing body of scholarship suggests that tenure-line faculty fear publishing in open access journals because it could adversely impact their chances of promotion and tenure. The authors of this current study sought to determine if department and program evaluation plans could influence negative perceptions faculty have of open access journals.

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Data Services Librarian at University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder is recruiting a Data Services Librarian.

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The Data Services Librarian provides leadership and support for a range of services related to accessing, using, manipulating, and managing quantitative data. With a focus on science and engineering faculty and students, this position partners with users and producers of quantitative data and helps to identify, develop, implement, and assess services to meet the data needs of the CU Boulder community. The Data Services Librarian provides outreach, consultation, and instruction on such topics as finding and accessing particular types of data, using statistical software and tools (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R), and preparing data for analysis.

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Archives Unleashed Project Awarded $610,625 Grant by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Archives Unleashed Project has been awarded a $610,625 Grant by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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The University of Waterloo and York University have been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to make petabytes of historical internet content accessible to scholars and others interested in researching the recent past. . . .

The three-year Archives Unleashed project has three major thrusts: First, the project will build a software toolkit that applies modern big data analytics infrastructure to scholarly analysis of web archives. Second, the toolkit will be deployed in a cloud-based environment that will provide a one-stop portal for scholars to ingest their collections and execute a number of analyses with the click of a mouse. Finally, datathons—or hackathons—will build a cohesive and sustainable user community by bringing the core project team members together with librarians, archivists, and other interested researchers.

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