Center for Humanities and Information Fellows at Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University is recruiting two Center for Humanities and Information Fellows.

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Focusing on critical and theoretical approaches to information, the Center aims to bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary group of scholars who read and think widely across fields, geographical space, and historical time. . . . The fellowships are also open to projects oriented towards library and information science; for such projects a master’s degree in library/information science qualifies as equivalent scholarly credentials.

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Digital Production Coordinator at Northeastern University

Northeastern University is recruiting a Digital Production Coordinator.

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Your focus in this vital position will be the organization and ongoing success of a professional digitization program for both print and media producing both access and preservation files.

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"Copyright ‘Safe Harbours’ Distort Digital Market, Profit Tech Giants and Harm Creators, New Economic Study Finds"

The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers has released "Copyright 'Safe Harbours' Distort Digital Market, Profit Tech Giants and Harm Creators, New Economic Study Finds."

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"Economic Analysis of Safe Harbour Provisions", by Ashbel Smith Professor Stan Liebowitz of the University of Texas at Dallas, is the most detailed economic examination to date of how copyright owners have been damaged by so-called "safe harbour" rules in copyright law.

Read the report.

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"Digital Archives as Big Data"

Luis Martinez-Uribe has self-archived "Digital Archives as Big Data."

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Digital archives contribute to Big data. Combining social network analysis, coincidence analysis, data reduction, and visual analytics leads to better characterize topics over time, publishers' main themes and best authors of all times, according to the British newspaper The Guardian and from the 3 million records of the British National Bibliography.

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"’Natural Allies’: Librarians, Archivists, and Big Data in International Digital Humanities Project Work"

Alex H. Poole and Deborah A. Garwood have self-archived "'Natural Allies': Librarians, Archivists, and Big Data in International Digital Humanities Project Work."

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This paper first reviews the literature, concentrating on the relationships among digital humanities (DH), Library and Information and Science (LIS), and libraries and librarians. Second, it explains and justifies the study’s qualitative approach. Third, it reports the findings of the study and discusses their ramifications, focusing on librarians’ and archivists’ official and unofficial involvement in projects and on their specific roles and responsibilities.

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"Converting the Literature of a Scientific Field to Open Access Through Global Collaboration: the Experience of SCOAP3 in Particle Physics"

Alexander Kohls and Salvatore Mele have self-archived "Converting the Literature of a Scientific Field to Open Access Through Global Collaboration: the Experience of SCOAP3 in Particle Physics."

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The Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) started operation in 2014 and has since supported the publication of 19,000 Open Access articles in the field of particle physics, at no direct cost, nor burden, for individual authors worldwide. SCOAP3 is made possible by a 3,000-institute strong partnership, where libraries re-direct funds previously used for subscriptions to 'flip' articles to 'gold Open Access'. With its recent expansion, the initiative now covers about 90% of the journal literature of the field. This article describes the economic principles of SCOAP3, the collaborative approach of the partnership, and finally summarizes financial results after four years of successful operation.

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"Open Access: EUA 2016-2017 Survey Results Released, New Survey Launched"

The European University Association has released "Open Access: EUA 2016-2017 Survey Results Released, New Survey Launched."

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EUA has published its Open Access Survey Report 2016-2017. It tracks European universities' progress towards Open Access by looking at the degree to which they have implemented institutional policies and practices in the field. At the same time, EUA is launching its 2017-2018 Open Access Survey.

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The Role of Hybrid Open Access in Extending Author Choice

Research Consulting has released The Role of Hybrid Open Access in Extending Author Choice.

This study interviewed 33 authors who published in Gold open access journals to determine their attitudes about publishing in such journals.

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"Kristin Antelman Named University Librarian at UC Santa Barbara"

ARL has released "Kristin Antelman Named University Librarian at UC Santa Barbara."

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Antelman is currently university librarian at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Prior to going to Caltech, she was associate director of libraries at NC State University (2002–2014) and an ARL Leadership Fellow (2007–2008).

Read more about it at: “Kristin Antelman Appointed University Librarian.”

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Digital Library and Library IT Jobs (2/26/2018)

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