Archive for 2017

Digital Scholarship Librarian at University of California San Diego

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 24th, 2017

The University of California San Diego is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Scholarship Librarian will facilitate and play a leading role in the Library’s digital scholarship activities, contributing towards the vision and development of forthcoming initiatives, including a center to support digital scholarship, and to provide a more cohesive and holistic service environment for scholars. Working with other librarians, staff, and campus partners, the incumbent will develop, implement, expand, and sustain services, including the technical infrastructure, that advance Library and campus digital scholarship activities to support contemporary research, teaching and learning practices.

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"Who Owns Digital Science?"

Posted in Open Access, Open Science, Publishing on October 24th, 2017

Roger C. Schonfeld has published "Who Owns Digital Science?" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Here's an excerpt:

Other publishers—and libraries and universities—that are working in collaboration with, or customers of, various Digital Science businesses might wish to give greater attention to the implications. First, Digital Science itself may soon become an operating unit of Springer Nature. Second, this could well yield changes to the Digital Science strategy, if its current model as an investor were to give way to the operating integrations that have been a hallmark of Elsevier’s strategy.

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Digital Archivist at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 20th, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Archivist is primarily responsible for coordinating the retention, preservation, and long-term accessibility of born-digital records. This position provides support for records creators and users at strategic points in the records life cycle by managing the University Records Management Program, working with manuscript collection donors on their born-digital records, and implementing workflows to preserve and provide access to born-digital records for the future.

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"Try Our New, Experimental PubMed Search and User Interface in PubMed Labs"

Posted in Google and Other Search Engines, Publishing on October 20th, 2017

NCBI has released "Try Our New, Experimental PubMed Search and User Interface in PubMed Labs."

Here's an excerpt:

NLM needs your input. We are experimenting with a new PubMed search algorithm, as well as a modern, mobile-first user interface, and want to know what you think. You can try out these experimental elements at PubMed Labs, a website we created for the very purpose of giving potential new PubMed features a test drive and gathering user opinions.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of Idaho

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 20th, 2017

The University of Idaho is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Dean, this position will work within the Data and Digital Services (DDS) department and closely collaborate with other library units such as Special Collections and Archives and User and Research Services. This position will work with the Head of DDS to oversee the day-to-day operations of the digital initiatives laboratory and will work closely with members of the DDS department to maintain and monitor the functionality of the libraries many online representations, including the library website, digital collections, and VIVO application

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"ARL Awarded Sloan Grant to Help Preserve Software, Save Cultural Record, Advance Discovery"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Research Libraries on October 20th, 2017

ARL has released "ARL Awarded Sloan Grant to Help Preserve Software, Save Cultural Record, Advance Discovery."

Here's an excerpt:

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has been awarded a $315,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to develop and disseminate a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation. This code will give individuals and institutions clear guidance on the legality of archiving software, in order to ensure continued access to digital files of all kinds and to offer hands-on understanding of the history of technology.

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Digital Art: September’s Chalk and Charcoal Drawings, Pastel Drawings, and Oil Paintings

Posted in Digital Art on October 19th, 2017

In September, I transformed public domain photos into chalk and charcoal drawings, pastel drawings, and oil paintings using a variety of Photoshop plug-ins and Topaz Impression. Full-size download images (8×10" or 8×12") and descriptions of the processing steps involved are freely available on Flickr. The artwork images are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Digital Oil Painting of Two Windmills in Holland

Digital Oil Painting of Lauterbrunnen

Digital Pastel Drawing of Ca' Vendramin Calergi

Digital Oil Painting of Bream Bay

Digital Pastel Drawing of Sunset in a Forest in Sweden

Digital Chalk and Charcoal Drawing of the Two Thumb Range

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Licensing & Copyright Librarian at Arizona State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 19th, 2017

Arizona State University is recruiting a Licensing & Copyright Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, knowledgeable, and service-oriented licensing professional to lead the licensing program for the library collections held by ASU. This includes managing production demands of a licensing negotiation workflow; negotiating, revising, and updating conditions and terms of library and other related documentation in compliance with state and institutional requirements; and tracking, recording, and storing license details in the ASU Library services platform.

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"DIY DOI: Leveraging the DOI Infrastructure to Simplify Digital Preservation and Repository Management"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Linking, Linked Data, and Semantic Web, Metadata on October 19th, 2017

Kyle Banerjee and David Forero have published "DIY DOI: Leveraging the DOI Infrastructure to Simplify Digital Preservation and Repository Management" in Code4Lib Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

This article describes methods for how staff with modest technical expertise can leverage the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) infrastructure in combination with third party storage and preservation solutions to build safer, more useful, and easier to manage repositories at much lower cost than is normally possible with standalone systems. It also demonstrates how understanding the underlying mechanisms and questioning the assumptions of technology metaphors such as filesystems can lead to seeing and using tools in new and more powerful ways.

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Digital Preservation & Curation Officer at Arizona State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 19th, 2017

Arizona State University is recruiting a Digital Preservation & Curation Officer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, knowledgeable, and service-oriented digital preservation professional to lead the digital preservation and curation program for the library collections held by ASU. This includes working closely with Library administration, departments/units as well as University constituents to plan, develop, implement, and communicate digital preservation and curation policies, strategies, workflows, processes, and practices to ensure the long-term viability of digital assets under the Library’s stewardship.

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Staffing for Effective Digital Preservation 2017: An NDSA Report

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on October 19th, 2017

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance has released Staffing for Effective Digital Preservation 2017: An NDSA Report.

Here's an excerpt:

The 2017 Digital Preservation Staffing Survey provides a useful snapshot of the way digital preservation is accomplished in 2017 and how its practitioners feel about the effectiveness of their current organizational structures. It also builds on the 2012 survey and begins to establish data with which the digital preservation community can identify trends in staffing in the field.

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"Placements & Salaries 2017: Librarians Everywhere"

Posted in Libraries on October 18th, 2017

Suzie Allard has published "Placements & Salaries 2017: Librarians Everywhere" in Library Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

Overall, 2016 graduates have been successful in finding jobs, with 83% of those employed reporting that they have full-time positions. That is up slightly from last year and matches the level of the 2014 survey. Most of these are permanent rather than temporary positions. About 67% of these full-time professionals work in a library setting, markedly lower than last year.

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Digital Repositories Unit Head at Colorado State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 18th, 2017

Colorado State University is recruiting a Digital Repositories Unit Head.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Coordinator of Digital Collection Services (DCS), this position serves as the head of the Digital Repositories Unit, and is responsible for the technical, bibliographic, and metadata management of the CSU Libraries' digital institutional repository system, including coordination of data files and workflows for collaborative processes.

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"The Evolution, Approval and Implementation of the U.S. Geological Survey Science Data Lifecycle Model"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on October 18th, 2017

John L. Faundeen and Vivian B. Hutchison have published "The Evolution, Approval and Implementation of the U.S. Geological Survey Science Data Lifecycle Model" in the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper details how the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Community for Data Integration (CDI) Data Management Working Group developed a Science Data Lifecycle Model, and the role the Model plays in shaping agency-wide policies and data management applications. Starting with an extensive literature review of existing data lifecycle models, representatives from various backgrounds in USGS attended a two-day meeting where the basic elements for the Science Data Lifecycle Model were determined. Refinements and reviews spanned two years, leading to finalization of the model and documentation in a formal agency publication.

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Research Data Coordinator at Columbia University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 18th, 2017

Columbia University is recruiting a Research Data Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Head, Research Data Services,the Research Data Coordinator is responsible, in partnership with colleagues across the University, to develop and implement robust services supporting faculty, students, and staff through the research data lifecycle. The Coordinator leads the Libraries' efforts in data management planning, discovery and access of research data, data sharing and publication, and data visualization.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at Mount Saint Mary’s University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 17th, 2017

Mount Saint Mary's University is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Initiatives Librarian manages the online user experience in the Mount Saint Mary's University Libraries, ensuring that the website and any mobile applications are up-to-date, comprehensive, and user-friendly. The Librarian develops and oversees new programs that support the information needs of faculty, students, and others in the MSMU community, such as consultations about research data management, copyright, and open access; instruction on data literacy; and/or workshops on data visualization.

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"The Next Stage of SocArXiv’s Development: Bringing Greater Transparency and Efficiency to the Peer Review Process"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Disciplinary Archives, E-Prints, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on October 17th, 2017

Philip Cohen has published "The Next Stage of SocArXiv's Development: Bringing Greater Transparency and Efficiency to the Peer Review Proces" in LSE Impact of Social Sciences.

Here's an excerpt:

Looking ahead to the next stage of its development, Philip Cohen considers how SocArXiv might challenge the peer review system to be more efficient and transparent, firstly by confronting the bias that leads many who benefit from the status quo to characterise mooted alternatives as extreme. The value and implications of openness at the various decision points in the system must be debated, as should potentially more disruptive innovations such as non-exclusive review and publication or crowdsourcing reviews.

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Scholarly Communications Coordinator at Claremont University Consortium

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 17th, 2017

The Claremont University Consortium is recruiting a Scholarly Communications Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Scholarly Communications Coordinator (SCC) serves as the local expert concerning the evolving scholarly communications ecosystem and provides collaborative leadership regarding the planning, implementation, and assessment of the Claremont Colleges Library’s (CCL) suite of scholarly communications services. Working closely with key stakeholders, inside and outside of the library, the SCC will have the opportunity to recommend new initiatives, propose strengthening established protocols, or retire obsolete practices, all with the goal of ensuring that faculty and students from the seven Claremont Colleges (7Cs) have the resources, support, and training they need to conduct meaningful research and scholarship.

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"Gray OA 2014-2017: A Partial Followup"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on October 17th, 2017

Walt Crawford has published "Gray OA 2014-2017: A Partial Followup" in Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large. A "grey journal" is a gold OA journal not in the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

It updates article-count and status-code information (but not APC/fee information) for gray OA journals not in DOAJ, adding full-year 2016 article counts and January-June 2017 counts, doubled for ease of comparisons. Journals in Gray OA 2012-2016 that have been added to DOAJ have been removed from the new report.

See also: "Gray OA 2012-2016: Open Access Journals Beyond DOAJ."

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at Lafayette College

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 16th, 2017

Lafayette College is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The ideal candidate will 1) work with faculty, students, and other collaborators to generate digital assets as the raw materials of digital scholarship, and 2) consult on computational methods to analyze digital content.

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"Evolving Roles of Preservation Professionals: Trends in Position Announcements from 2004 to 2015"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Research Libraries on October 16th, 2017

Mary M. Miller and Martha Horan have published "Evolving Roles of Preservation Professionals: Trends in Position Announcements from 2004 to 2015" in Library Resources & Technical Services.

Here's an excerpt:

As research libraries continue to expand the scope of content they acquire, manage, and make accessible, the preservation charge within organizations is broadening. Libraries and other cultural heritage institutions must balance the preservation of books, manuscripts, archives, and audiovisual materials with born-digital and digitized content. As preservation challenges and strategies evolve, professional positions in preservation must also evolve to meet the needs of academic and other cultural institutions. The ability to quantify how preservation positions are changing, and to identify the required skill sets and educational backgrounds needed for preservation professionals, is central to navigating this shift. To begin to address this, the authors collected and analyzed announcements for professional preservation positions in libraries and archives from 2004 through 2015. They compared the contents of announcements between earlier and more recent years to identify potential trends in preservation employment.

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Digital Repository Librarian at Lafayette College

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 16th, 2017

Lafayette College is recruiting a Digital Repository Librarian .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Department of Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) at Lafayette College Libraries seeks a curious, ambitious Digital Repository Librarian eager to grow professionally in the dynamic field of open-source digital repository implementation. As a Samvera partner institution, Lafayette College Libraries is committed to the values of open-source software development for academic libraries and digital scholarship. We are currently in the process of migrating our digital assets from an Islandora framework to a Samvera framework.

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Director of Digital Scholarship & Scholarly Communications at Vanderbilt University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 13th, 2017

Vanderbilt University is recruiting a Director of Digital Scholarship & Scholarly Communications .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Director of Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications identifies and accelerates the adoption of new and emerging forms of 21st century digital research and learning. These technologies include, but are not limited to, data visualization, digital text editing, geospatial analysis, linked data, network analysis, and the semantic web. In this role you will also promote fair use, open access, and open licensing to extend the reach of digital projects and publications.

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Simon Fraser University and Virginia Commonwealth University to Join ARL

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on October 13th, 2017

Simon Fraser University and Virginia Commonwealth University will Join ARL at the start of 2018.

Read more about it at: "Simon Fraser University Becomes 124th Member of ARL" and "Virginia Commonwealth University Becomes 125th Member of ARL."

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Senior Electronic Resources Coordinator at University of Illinois

Posted in Electronic Resources Jobs on October 13th, 2017

The University of Illinois is recruiting a Senior Electronic Resources Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Illinois seeks a Senior Electronic Resources Coordinator to support the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), provide statewide digital/electronic information, database products and services to more than 730,000 students, faculty and staff in over 150 higher education institutions located throughout Illinois. In support of CARLI’s mission, the Senior Electronic Resources Coordinator provides technical services, coordination and assistance to participating institutions.

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