Archive for 2017

"Q&A with PLOS Co-founder Michael Eisen"

Posted in Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on October 13th, 2017

Richard Poynder has published "Q&A with PLOS Co-founder Michael Eisen" in Open and Shut?.

Here's an excerpt:

ME [Michael Eisen]: The most important thing to do now is to get publishers—commercial and non-profit—out of the process. The whole industry is unnecessary and needlessly cumbersome and expensive. We should all just publish in places like bioRxiv (assuming its software gets better and produces finished documents people are happy to read) and do all peer review post publication. There should be little or no money transacted in the process—the infrastructure should be subsidized so it’s free to both publish and access all the content.

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"Authors Alliance & Creative Commons Launch New Termination of Transfer Tool"

Posted in Copyright, Publishing on October 13th, 2017

The Authors Alliance has released "Authors Alliance & Creative Commons Launch New Termination of Transfer Tool."

Here's an excerpt:

Termination of transfer allows creators (or, in some cases, their family members) to regain copyrights to creative works they may have signed away decades ago. Our tool helps them understand if those termination rights exist, and if not, when they may exist in the future. With rights back in hand, authors have many options for getting their works in front of new audiences, from sharing their works with the public using a Creative Commons license to negotiating new agreements with publishers.

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Lots of Institutional Repositories Keep E-prints Safe

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Digital Repositories, Disciplinary Archives, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on October 12th, 2017

The seductive allure of a commercial mega repository is two-fold: (1) everything is conveniently in one place, and (2) a company is taking care of the dreary and expensive business of running it.

Everything seems fine: problem solved! That is until something goes wrong, such as the repository being bought and controlled by a publisher or being threatened by lawsuits by a coterie of publishers.

Then it's important to remember: it's a company, and companies exist to make a profit.

Heh, companies are great. I wouldn't have just had that tasty cup of coffee without them. But, we should be very clear about what motivates companies and controls their behavior. And we shouldn't be shocked if they do things that aren't motivated by lofty goals.

I know: institutional repositories are hard work. The bloom is off the rose. But they exist to serve higher education, not make money, and they part of the academic communities they serve. And they can't be bought. And their universities don't often go out of business. And there are a lot of them. And they are not likely to be attractive targets for lawsuits unless something has gone very, very wrong at the local level.

Copyright is complicated. No one is advocating that we ignore it and just shove e-prints into IR's willy-nilly. Getting faculty to understand the ins and outs of e-print copyright is no picnic, nor is monitoring for compliance. But the battle is easier to fight at the local level where one-on-one faculty to librarian communication is possible.

For self-archiving to flourish in the long run, institutional repositories must flourish. By and large, librarians establish, run, and support them, and they are the quiet heroes of green open access who will continue to provide a sustainable and reliable infrastructure for self-archiving.

Library Systems Analyst at Augusta University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on October 12th, 2017

Augusta University is recruiting a Library Systems Analyst .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The duties include but are not limited to: creating and maintaining web pages for Greenblatt Library. Collaborating and coordinating on web issues with Library Client Support Specialist at Reese Library.

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"Has the Open Access Movement Delayed the Revolution?"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Disciplinary Archives, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on October 12th, 2017

Richard Poynder has published "Has the Open Access Movement Delayed the Revolution?" in Open and Shut?.

Here's an excerpt:

As I said, publishers are also co-opting green OA. They are doing this by buying up repository platforms like SSRN and bepress, for instance, and by imposing lengthy embargoes before green OA papers can be made freely available. Again, the OA movement has assisted in this by, for instance, advocating for and supporting OA policies that accept publisher-imposed embargoes as a given, and by partnering with publishers in initiatives that turn repositories into little more than search interfaces. This has the effect of directing users away from repositories to legacy publishers’ sites (see here for instance, and here).

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Senior Software Developer/Analyst at the University of Texas at Austin

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 12th, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin is recruiting a Senior Software Developer/Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

In collaboration with LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, design, develop, maintain, and enhance the Latin American Digital Initiatives (LADI) technical infrastructure in order to meet the goals outlined in the Mellon-funded project, "Cultivating a Latin American Post-Custodial Praxis."

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"Penn Libraries to End Partnership with bepress"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Self-Archiving on October 12th, 2017

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries has released "Penn Libraries to End Partnership with bepress."

Here's an excerpt:

In August, bepress sold their company to Elsevier, a business with a history of aggressive confidentiality agreements, steep price increases, and opaque data mining practices. In their acquisition of bepress and other companies like SSRN and Mendeley, Elsevier demonstrates a move toward the consolidation and monopolization of products and services impacting all areas of the research lifecycle.

We are worried about the long-term impacts from these acquisitions and are concerned that such changes are not in the best interests of the library community. Therefore, we feel obligated to begin exploring alternatives.

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Digital Art: August’s Pastel Drawings and Oil Paintings

Posted in Digital Art on October 11th, 2017

In August, I transformed public domain photos into 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 available on Flickr. The artwork images are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Digital Oil Painting of Blackpool Central Pier

Digital Oil Painting of Artist Point

Digital Pastel Drawing of a Street in Candelario

Digital Pastel Drawing of a Joshua Tree

Digital Pastel Drawing of Anaktuvuk Pass

Digital Pastel Drawing of a Street in Montmartre

Digital Pastel Drawing of Mountains in Guoxing Township

Digital Oil Pastel Drawing of New Brighton Pier

Digital Oil Painting of a Shoemaker and His Family in Jerusalem

Digital Oil Sticks Painting of Lake Tekapo

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"Books from 1923 to 1941 Now Liberated!"

Posted in Copyright, Open Access, Public Domain, Publishing on October 11th, 2017

The Internet Archive has released "Books from 1923 to 1941 Now Liberated!."

Here's an excerpt:

The Internet Archive is now leveraging a little known, and perhaps never used, provision of US copyright law, Section 108h, which allows libraries to scan and make available materials published 1923 to 1941 if they are not being actively sold. Elizabeth Townsend Gard, a copyright scholar at Tulane University calls this "Library Public Domain." She and her students helped bring the first scanned books of this era available online in a collection named for the author of the bill making this necessary: The Sonny Bono Memorial Collection. Thousands more books will be added in the near future as we automate.

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"ResearchGate Backs Down"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on October 11th, 2017

Lindsay McKenzie has published "ResearchGate Backs Down" in Inside Higher Ed.

ResearchGate is removing "large numbers" of e-prints to comply with publisher demands.

IT Administrator at Kansas State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 11th, 2017

Kansas State University is recruiting an IT Administrator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Work will center on developing technical infrastructure on Linux platforms to support projects related to repository development, Web services, Scholarly publishing and content management systems.

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Digital Technologies Development Librarian at Montana State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 11th, 2017

Montana State University is recruiting a Digital Technologies Development Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The DTDL will work with current systems and develop new tools to help digital initiatives grow and thrive, with emphasis on discovery, accessibility, and digital scholarship methods that include data mining and data visualization.

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"Pursuing Best Performance in Research Data Management by Using the Capability Maturity Model and Rubrics "

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on October 11th, 2017

Jian Qinet al. have published "Pursuing Best Performance in Research Data Management by Using the Capability Maturity Model and Rubrics " in the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

The RDM CMM [Capability Maturity Model] includes five chapters describing five key process areas for research data management: 1) data management in general; 2) data acquisition, processing, and quality assurance; 3) data description and representation; 4) data dissemination; and 5) repository services and preservation. In each chapter, key data management practices are organized into four groups according to the CMM's generic processes: commitment to perform, ability to perform, tasks performed, and process assessment (combining the original measurement and verification). For each area of practice, the document provides a rubric to help projects or organizations assess their level of maturity in RDM.

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Project Manager, Digital Projects at New York University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 10th, 2017

New York University is recruiting a Project Manager, Digital Projects.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Project Manager, Digital Projects, reporting to the Associate Dean, Digital Library Technology Services, will lead New York University Libraries’ efforts to complete several technology initiatives. The Project Manager, Digital Projects will research cloud services, work with the Hemispheric Institute and DLTS developers and designers on the HIDVL site redesign. They will also work on the implementation of new software programs such as; stackmap, ems software, as well as integration with ArchivesSpace. This will be a one-year, fixed-term position.

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Dev-ops Integration Engineer at University of Texas

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 10th, 2017

The University of Texas is recruiting a Dev-ops Integration Engineer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Working with university libraries across the state the Dev-ops Integration Engineer for the Texas Digital Library will design, code, test, and analyze the software and applications necessary for providing online access to the research data and scholarship of Texas while preserving digital content for future generations.

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"New Web Services Are Helping Authors Make Data-Driven Decisions When Choosing Which Journal to Submit to"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals on October 10th, 2017

Amy Forrester et al. have published "New Web Services Are Helping Authors Make Data-Driven Decisions When Choosing Which Journal to Submit to" in LSE Impact of Social Sciences.

Here's an excerpt:

A new generation of web tools and services can help authors to find data on journals and publishers and so make informed selection decisions; assessing information on impact and prestige, service quality, and publication cost and policy. . . . We identified eight mainly open-access services that function similarly to a typical search engine. These allow users to find the best-matching journal against their input of key pieces of article information (e.g. title, keywords). . . . Additionally, we considered three services (JournalReviewer, SciRev, and Quality Open Access Market) that apply crowdsourcing data to provide information that can otherwise be difficult to obtain (i.e. factors listed under service quality, such as peer-review time).

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Coalition for Responsible Sharing’s Statement: "Publishers and Societies Take Action against ResearchGate’s Copyright Infringements"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Digital Repositories, E-Prints, Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on October 6th, 2017

The Coalition for Responsible Sharing has released "Publishers and Societies Take Action against ResearchGate’s Copyright Infringements."

Here's an excerpt:

Numerous attempts to agree with ResearchGate on amicable solutions, including signing up to the Voluntary Principles of Article Sharing on Scholarly Collaboration Networks and implementing a user-friendly technical solution, remained unsuccessful. Members of the Coalition for Responsible Sharing are therefore now resorting to formal means to alter ResearchGate's damaging practices. The coalition members include the American Chemical Society, Brill, Elsevier, Wiley and Wolters Kluwer. These organizations will begin to issue takedown notices to ResearchGate requesting that infringing content be removed from the site. Concurrently, The American Chemical Society and Elsevier are asking the courts to clarify ResearchGate's copyright responsibility.

See also: "ResearchGate: Publishers Take Formal Steps to Force Copyright Compliance."

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Director, Digital Curation at Oklahoma State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 6th, 2017

Oklahoma State University is recruiting a Director, Digital Curation.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As the Director, Digital Curation, you will join a growing team of innovative individuals who contribute to achieving the strategic goals of Special Collections. In this newly established position, you will provide leadership in the areas of access, preservation, and discovery of digital resources.

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Digital Scholarly Publishing Specialist at NYU

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 6th, 2017

NYU is recruiting a Digital Scholarly Publishing Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting jointly to the NYU Press and the NYU Libraries, the Digital Scholarly Publishing Specialist develops and manages a variety of digital services and projects ranging from advising and assisting NYU faculty and advanced graduate students in electronic dissemination of their scholarly work to the development of innovative publishing initiatives, such as multi-media enhanced book projects and sustainable online publications.

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"Publishers Taking Legal Action against ResearchGate to Limit Unlicensed Paper Sharing on Networking Site"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Digital Repositories, Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on October 5th, 2017

Jyllian Kemsley and Andrea Widener have published "Publishers Taking Legal Action against ResearchGate to Limit Unlicensed Paper Sharing on Networking Site" in Chemical & Engineering News.

Publishers could issue "millions" of take-down notices to ResearchGate.

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Digital Projects Archivist at Washington State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 5th, 2017

Washington State University is recruiting a Digital Projects Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As a part of a larger team comprised of personnel from the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) and Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections at Washington State University, this position will support the digital workflow and lifecycle of digital materials in on-going CDSC projects and provide support for digital platforms including, but not limited to: Mukurtu CMS, Scalar, Omeka, CONTENTdm and WordPress. The Digital Projects Archivist will work directly with faculty, students and staff on projects that vary in scale and scope related to curating collections, providing culturally appropriate access to collections, and producing widely available resources for teaching, research and scholarship in the University.

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Scholarly Communication and Open Access Publishing Lead at George Mason University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 5th, 2017

George Mason University is recruiting a Scholarly Communication and Open Access Publishing Lead.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the director of Mason Publishing/George Mason University Press, the Scholarly Communication/Open Access Publishing Lead provides guidance and compliance assistance on copyright and fair use issues, including copyright use in classroom teaching and technology, online courses, Mason Publishing supported journals, and university press publications. The position administers Mason’s open access publishing fund, provides guidance on open access publishing, promotes awareness of and assists in the development of open educational resources.

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Digital Publishing Lead at George Mason University

Posted in Scholarly Communication on October 4th, 2017

George Mason University is recruiting a Digital Publishing Lead.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

George Mason University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual to lead efforts in management of digital publishing platforms and tools for Mason Publishing and the George Mason University Press. Reporting to the director of Mason Publishing/GMU Press, the digital publishing lead will interact with faculty, students, and library staff in supporting digital publishing platforms, software, and other publishing tools.

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Scholarly Sharing Strategist at Ohio State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 4th, 2017

Ohio State University is recruiting a Scholarly Sharing Strategist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Head coordinates Libraries-wide strategic initiatives and projects, embracing new scholarly sharing models based on institutional, regional, and national partnerships. . . . The position supervises the head of Copyright Services and the head of Publishing & Repository Services, and works collaboratively across the Libraries to help create and implement innovative approaches for supporting scholarly content creators and fostering impactful publishing.

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DigitalKoans Publication Plan

Posted in Digital Scholarship Publications on October 4th, 2017

I anticipate that scheduled publication of DigitalKoans will resume on 1/23/18. Until then, posts will be irregular, less frequent, and will start and stop without notification.


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