Archive for 2017

Open Publishing and Institutional Repository Project Coordinator at Syracuse University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 30th, 2017

Syracuse University is recruiting an Open Publishing and Institutional Repository Project Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under direction of the Open Publishing/Collections Librarian, this position provides project management for the Libraries’ open publishing and related services (copyright, etc.) to the University. It contributes significantly to day-to-day maintenance work, including ingest, for SURFACE (the University’s open-access institutional repository) as a first priority and helps support publishing projects under the SU Unbound imprint (joint Libraries/Press).

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Fair Use for Nonfiction Authors

Posted in Copyright, Publishing on November 30th, 2017

The Authors Alliance has released Fair Use for Nonfiction Authors.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The guide addresses three common situations faced by nonfiction authors in which fair use may apply: 1) criticizing, discussing, or commenting on copyrighted material; 2) using copyrighted material to support a point made in the author’s work; and 3) using copyrighted material for non-consumptive research. It also addresses the most frequently asked questions about fair use and clears up some common misconceptions about when it might apply.

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Digital Services Librarian at Albion College

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 29th, 2017

Albion College is recruiting a Digital Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Services Librarian assists with the implementation, troubleshooting, and updating of all library technologies, including but not limited to the integrated library system, the discovery service, the Library’s website, its social media presence and library resource guides. . . . The Digital Services Librarian is a professional librarian position that reports to the Co-Directors of the Library.

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"Springer Nature Continues to Advance Sharing"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on November 29th, 2017

Springer Nature has released "Springer Nature Continues to Advance Sharing."

Here's an excerpt:

Articles have been successfully shared by authors, subscribers and media outlets over 3.25 million times during the first year of SharedIt, Springer Nature’s free content sharing initiative.

SharedIt was launched in October 2016 and covers over 2,700 journals including all the Springer Nature-owned portfolio and over 1,000 co-owned and partner-owned journals.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at Rochester Regional Library Council

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 29th, 2017

The Rochester Regional Library Council is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This full-time position will play a crucial role in growing RRLC's Digital Services, supporting technology needs within the office, and exploring new partnerships and collaborations within the region and state. This position will be responsible for overall planning, development, and implementation of RRLC’s Digital Services, including member participation in New York Heritage, the Empire State Digital Network, the Digital Public Library of America, the New York State Historic Newspaper Project, and the Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative.

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Behaviours and Technical Recommendations of the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group

Posted in Digital Repositories, Open Access, Open Science, Reports and White Papers, Self-Archiving on November 29th, 2017

COAR has released Behaviours and Technical Recommendations of the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

COAR's vision is to position repositories as the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication, on top of which layers of value added services will be deployed, thereby transforming the system, making it more research-centric, open to and supportive of innovation, while also collectively managed by the scholarly community.

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"Net Neutrality Supporters Plan Nationwide Protests on December 7"

Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality on November 28th, 2017

Timothy B. Lee has published "Net Neutrality Supporters Plan Nationwide Protests on December 7" in Ars Technica.

"FTC Halts the Deceptive Practices of Academic Journal Publishers"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on November 28th, 2017

The FTC has released "FTC Halts the Deceptive Practices of Academic Journal Publishers."

Here's an excerpt:

A federal court has granted a preliminary injunction requested by the Federal Trade Commission, temporarily halting the deceptive practices of academic journal publishers charged by the agency with making false claims about their journals and academic conferences, and hiding their publishing fees, which were up to several thousand dollars.

The preliminary injunction against OMICS Group Inc., iMedPub LLC, Conference Series LLC, and their CEO, director, and owner, Srinubabu Gedela stems from a complaint the FTC filed last year that names Gedela and his three companies as defendants.

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Dean of Libraries at University of Kentucky

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on November 28th, 2017

The University of Kentucky is recruiting a Dean of Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Dean will lead with passion, creativity and excellence to cultivate an interactive environment for interdisciplinary discovery and research, while transforming our libraries into hubs of life-long learning. This position will work collaboratively with library and academic leadership, to direct the College and support the goals of Kentucky’s flagship, land-grant University’s strategic plan.

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Director of Library Technology Services at University of Oregon

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 28th, 2017

The University of Oregon is recruiting a Director of Library Technology Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Director of Library Technology Services (LTS) is a creative, strategic, and experienced technology leader charged with overseeing and directing the LTS department, which includes three teams covering Core Systems and Infrastructure, Applications Development and Integration, and Computer Support Services. The Director oversees major systems, operations, and services for the Libraries, including the library management system, discovery platform, digital repository systems, the interlibrary loan system, various applications for library-wide functions, and staff and public computing. S/he will also provide leadership and take responsibility for the functioning and maintenance of the Libraries’ main web site and interfaces.

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"FCC’s Next Step on Net Neutrality: Blocking the States"

Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality on November 22nd, 2017

Margaret Harding McGill has published "FCC's Next Step on Net Neutrality: Blocking the States" in Politico.

The article states that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's "Proposal to Restore Internet Freedom" order would pre-empt "state and local regulations attempting to regulate broadband in ways that run counter to the federal rules."

Six Ways to Contact Congress and the FCC to Support Net Neutrality

Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality on November 22nd, 2017

Matt Petronzio has published "Net Neutrality's in Trouble. Here's How to Fight for a Free and Fair Internet" in Mashable.

The article describes and provides links to six sites that you can use to easily contact Congress and the FCC to support net neutrality, including the Battle for the Net, 5 Calls, the Free Press Action Fund, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, CREDO Action, and the ACLU.

Data Librarian at Yale University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 22nd, 2017

Yale University is recruiting a Data Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This librarian coordinates and provides Yale Library services to support research data management and develops the data management education program. The incumbent assists researchers in data management planning and provides instruction in data management issues and best practices to diverse audiences, including researchers, University staff, and Library colleagues. The Data Librarian supports the discovery, use, and management of locally created and externally available data.

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Vice Provost for University Libraries / University Librarian at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on November 22nd, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is recruiting a Vice Provost for University Libraries / University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Vice Provost works to increase the library's financial support from internal and external sources and leverages and aligns those resources to facilitate strategic priorities and needs, to transform the library's physical spaces to support evolving needs around teaching, learning and research, to develop staff skills and roles that align with the rapidly changing roles libraries play in supporting research and scholarship, to develop and enhance access to relevant, distinct and engaging content and collections, and to develop and engage in campus, regional, national and international partnerships to develop economies of scale that facilitate scholarship and better support the mission of the university and the library.

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Research Libraries Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age: LIBER Europe Strategy 2018-2022

Posted in Research Libraries on November 22nd, 2017

LIBER has released Research Libraries Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age: LIBER Europe Strategy 2018-2022.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Three Strategic Directions are at the heart of our Strategy, positioning research libraries as Platforms for Innovative Scholarly Communication, Hubs for Digital Skills & Services and Partners in Research Infrastructure. Activities under each direction will provide direct support to LIBER's network of 400+ libraries.

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Widespread Reports That the FCC Chairman Plans to Kill Net Neutrality

Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality on November 21st, 2017

There are a number of reports that Ajit Pai, the Chairman of the FCC, plans to repeal net neutrality rules in December. See the below articles for details.

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Information Technologies Librarian at University of Denver

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 21st, 2017

The University of Denver is recruiting an Information Technologies Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication & Collections Services, the Information Technologies Librarian plays a vital leadership role in the development and provision of University Libraries technical infrastructure. The incumbent functions as the main technical product owner for the organizations library management solution, Alma, as well as interlibrary loan and digital repository software.

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Digital Humanities Developer at Princeton University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 21st, 2017

Princeton University is recruiting a Digital Humanities Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Humanities Developer will work as part of the CDH's Development Team to implement innovative digital humanities projects in a collaborative environment that includes fellow CDH staff, humanities faculty and graduate students, and other relevant campus partners. This position will have an emphasis on the front-end component of CDH projects, particularly working with JavaScript and data visualization in order to make CDH projects more dynamic and interactive.

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"Is Small Beautiful? The Position of Independent Scholarly Publishers in an Environment of Rapid Industry Consolidation"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on November 21st, 2017

Charlie Remy et al. have self-archived "Is Small Beautiful? The Position of Independent Scholarly Publishers in an Environment of Rapid Industry Consolidation."

Here's an excerpt:

The publishing industry continues to consolidate, with large multinational publishers acquiring journals and other content from academic societies and independent publishers. This panel provided candid insights into the challenges facing smaller publishers, including how/why they continue to exist in a business environment increasingly dominated by large companies. The discussion examined the advantages that smaller, independent publishers enjoy and addressed their adaptation strategies, business planning (including open versus paid access models), strategic partnerships, technical infrastructure, production procedures, relationships with libraries, and the work needed to meet the evolving needs of library end users. The impact of industry consolidation on libraries, including that of the intermediaries between publishers and libraries, was also discussed. The panel included speakers from humanities, social science, and science publishers who provided a range of perspectives from across the disciplines.

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Web Developer 3 (Content Strategist) at University of Houston

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 17th, 2017

The University of Houston is recruiting a Web Developer 3 (Content Strategist).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Content Strategist position is a 2 year term position funded by the IMLS grant project—Bridge2Hyku (B2H, LG-70-17-0217-17). The content strategist will participate in the development of workflows, data models and use cases through an Agile development cycle. The position will work with team members to conduct interviews and surveys with project partners and other institutions. This position will also be responsible for: creating workflow documentation established by the B2H development team; ensuring that the user experience is consistent throughout the B2H project; writing blog posts regarding the status of the B2H project; offering presentations and workshops, and engaging with the open source community by providing marketing materials for B2H project deliverables.

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IMLS 2018 Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Posted in Digital Humanities, Grants on November 17th, 2017

IMLS has released the initial 2018 Digital Humanities Advancement Grants guidelines.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this grant category, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities.

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Metadata Librarian at University of Florida

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 17th, 2017

The University of Florida is recruiting a Metadata Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Chair of Digital Production Services, the Metadata Librarian will coordinate projects that involve the digitization and description of collections belonging to the University of Florida and collaborating institutions. The Metadata Librarian will apply knowledge of metadata, taxonomies, and technical expertise to incorporate new content into UF's digital library management system and make improvements to existing content. This involves description of materials, transformation of metadata, training of student assistants and contributors in best practices related to digitization and digital libraries, and reviewing the work of contributors to ensure that it adheres to relevant standards and procedures.

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"Green on What Side of the Fence? Librarian Perceptions of Accepted Author Manuscripts"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on November 17th, 2017

Jimmy Ghaphery, Sam Byrd, and Hillary Miller have published "Green on What Side of the Fence? Librarian Perceptions of Accepted Author Manuscripts" in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

Here's an excerpt:

INTRODUCTION There is a growing body of accepted author manuscripts (AAMs) in national, professional, and institutional repositories. This study seeks to explore librarian attitudes about AAMs and in what contexts they should be recommended. Particular attention is paid to differences between the attitudes of librarians whose primary job responsibilities are within the field of scholarly communications as opposed to the rest of the profession. METHODS An Internet survey was sent to nine different professional listservs, asking for voluntary anonymous participation. RESULTS This study finds that AAMs are considered an acceptable source by many librarians, with scholarly communications librarians more willing to recommend AAMs in higher-stakes contexts such as health care and dissertation research. DISCUSSION Librarian AAM attitudes are discussed, with suggestions for future research and implications for librarians.

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Reference and Digital Projects Archivist at Mount Holyoke College

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 16th, 2017

Mount Holyoke College is recruiting a Reference and Digital Projects Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Reference and Digital Projects Archivist offers a new or early-career librarian the opportunity to develop expertise in a functional area and to contribute to initiatives of strategic importance. . . . This position reports to the Associate Director of Discovery and Access and works closely with the Head of Archives and Special Collections to provide both Archives reference services and support for digital collection development; the position splits equal time between both Archives and Special Collections (ASC) and the Digital Assets & Preservation Services department (DAPS).

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"Anne Kenney Named Interim ARL Executive Director"

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on November 16th, 2017

ARL has released "Anne Kenney Named Interim ARL Executive Director."

Here's an excerpt:

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Board of Directors has appointed Anne R. Kenney as interim executive director of the Association, effective January 1, 2018.

Kenney served as Carl A. Kroch university librarian at Cornell University from April 2008 to April 2017, when she went on research leave until her retirement on October 31. She started at Cornell in 1987, serving as associate director for the department of preservation and conservation, and then as associate university librarian for instruction, research, and information services, before advancing to the position of university librarian.

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