Librarian, Scholarly Communication at University of Arizona

The University of Arizona is recruiting a Librarian, Scholarly Communication.

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The Scholarly Communication Librarian serves as a catalyst in the development of an integrated open strategy that encompasses open access, open science, and open data. The successful candidate will implement creative and sustainable approaches to support scholarly content creation and stewardship and promote a culture of open scholarship across campus.

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"UC San Diego Names Erik T. Mitchell New Audrey Geisel University Librarian"

The University of California San Diego has released "UC San Diego Names Erik T. Mitchell New Audrey Geisel University Librarian."

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Erik T. Mitchell, Ph.D. has been appointed university librarian at the University of California San Diego effective April 16, 2018. Mitchell currently serves as associate university librarian of Digital Initiatives and Collaborative Services and associate chief information officer at UC Berkeley.

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"Effective Practices and Strategies for Open Access Outreach: A Qualitative Study"

Diane (DeDe) Dawson has published "Effective Practices and Strategies for Open Access Outreach: A Qualitative Study" in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

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INTRODUCTION There are many compelling reasons to make research open access (OA), but raising the awareness of faculty and administrators about OA is a struggle. Now that more and more funders are introducing OA policies, it is increasingly important that researchers understand OA and how to comply with these policies. U.K. researchers and their institutions have operated within a complex OA policy environment for many years, and academic libraries have been at the forefront of providing services and outreach to support them. This article discusses the results of a qualitative study that investigated effective practices and strategies of OA outreach in the United Kingdom. METHODS Semistructured interviews were conducted with 14 individuals at seven universities in the United Kingdom in late 2015. Transcripts of these interviews were analyzed for dominant themes using an inductive method of coding. RESULTS Themes were collected under the major headings of "The Message"; "Key Contacts and Relationships"; "Qualities of the OA Practitioner"; and "Advocacy versus Compliance." DISCUSSION Results indicate that messages about OA need to be clear, concise, and jargon free. They need to be delivered repeatedly and creatively adapted to specific audiences. Identifying and building relationships with influencers and informers is key to the uptake of the message, and OA practitioners must have deep expertise to be credible as the messengers. CONCLUSION This timely research has immediate relevance to North American libraries as they contend with pressures to ramp up their own OA outreach and support services to assist researchers in complying with new federal funding policies.

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Senior User Experience Specialist at University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is recruiting a Senior User Experience Specialist.

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The University of Michigan Library is seeking a Senior User Experience Specialist who will be responsible for setting direction, designing solutions, and architecting a consistent user experience (UX) across the library’s web presence. The person in this position will set and document the vision for the library’s digital user experience and partner with those who oversee the UX of our physical spaces.

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"Making the Transition as the New Copyright Librarian"

Emilie Regina Algenio has published "Making the Transition as the New Copyright Librarian" in the Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship.

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The corpus of academic librarianship literature notes very little material in relation to the work of new copyright librarians. However, the number of academic libraries hiring librarians to fill these positions is increasing, and the need for such literature is real and pertinent. The purpose of this research is to assist incoming copyright librarians with practical, evidence-based guidance for colleagues just starting out in roles focused on copyright issues. The author drew from professional experience as a first-time copyright librarian at a Carnegie One academic institution in the United States. The author highlights the value of constructing a copyright educational foundation for the university community, cultivating a community of practice, establishing best practices around copyright questions and the utility of effective, vetted copyright resources. Understanding the finer details of a copyright librarian’s job are important, as academic libraries are hiring candidates for other scholarly communication positions, and the applicants are expected to know American copyright law.

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Digital Art: October’s Cartoons, Ink Drawings, and Oil Paintings

In October, I transformed photos into cartoons, ink 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 Color Ink Drawing of a Ship in Algiers

Digital Color Ink Drawing of a Red and Blue Macaw

Digital Oil Painting of a Woman in Bethlehem

Digital Cartoon of a Lotus Flower

Digital Cartoon of La Grand-Place in Brussels

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A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health: National Library of Medicine Strategic Plan 2017–2027

NLM has released A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health: National Library of Medicine Strategic Plan 2017–2027.

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This strategic plan positions NLM to address existing and emerging challenges in biomedical research and public health. We will achieve this by creating a vibrant workforce; building on our core functions of acquiring, collecting, and disseminating the world’s biomedical literature; and extending these skills and developing new ones to make data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (the FAIR principles). We will continue to lead, conduct, and support research in biomedical information science, informatics, and data science to ensure that robust terminologies provide systematic characterization of complex health phenomena from cells to society and to devise new methodologies that uncover the knowledge held in data. We will expand our training programs to incorporate data science and maintain our commitment to outreach excellence and support of a diverse workforce.

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Scholarly Communications Librarian (5 Year Grant/Annual Renewal) at Saginaw Valley State University

Saginaw Valley State University is recruiting a Scholarly Communications Librarian.

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Responsible for the management of open education content through the University LMS and Library digital repository software. Supports faculty research in the creation of open education content. Promotes the use of open education resources.

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Digital Archivist at University of California San Diego

The University of California San Diego is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

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The Digital Archivist is a position shared between Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) and the Digital Library Development Program (DLDP). Reporting to the directors of both programs (60% in SC&A; 40% in DLDP), the Digital Archivist will provide leadership to ensure the long-term preservation, processing, organization, and discovery of the born-digital web and archival content retained by the UC San Diego Library.

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"Portage Releases Draft Institutional RDM Strategy Template"

The Portage Network has released "Portage Releases Draft Institutional RDM Strategy Template."

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In response to the anticipated Tri-Agency research data management (RDM) policy, the Portage Institutional RDM Strategy Working Group has released a draft template and supporting guidance document that are designed to assist Canadian research institutions in developing an overarching strategy for RDM. These resources will exist as living documents, to be updated by the Working Group as needed.

See also: Template—Institutional Research Data Management Strategy and Institutional Research Data Management Strategy: Guidance Document.

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"From Passive to Active, From Generic to Focused: How Can an Institutional Data Archive Remain Relevant in a Rapidly Evolving Landscape?"

Maria Cruz et al. have self-archived "From Passive to Active, From Generic to Focused: How Can an Institutional Data Archive Remain Relevant in a Rapidly Evolving Landscape?."

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Founded in 2008 as an initiative of the libraries of three of the four technical universities in the Netherlands, the 4TU.Centre for Research Data (4TU.Research Data) provides since 2010 a fully operational, cross-institutional, long-term archive that stores data from all subjects in applied sciences and engineering.

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Associate University Librarian, Collections, Technology and Scholarly Communication at University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo is recruiting an Associate University Librarian, Collections, Technology and Scholarly Communication.

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The Associate University Librarian, Collections, Technology and Scholarly Communication provides leadership, strategic direction, and support for a comprehensive strategy and set of programs in the areas of collections, access, technology, assessment, bibliometrics, and scholarly communication

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Collection Assessment Analyst at California Digital Library

The California Digital Library is recruiting a Collection Assessment Analyst.

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As a member of the Licensed Content Group within the CDL's Collection Development and Management Program, under minimal supervision of the Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing the Collection Assessment Analyst develops and implements assessment methodologies for systemwide online content expenditures totaling nearly $50M annually, to inform systemwide library collection development and ensure that UC's shared library collections remain responsive to the University's programmatic and budgetary needs.

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"Funding Community Controlled Open Infrastructure for Scholarly Communication: The 2.5% Commitment Initiative"

David W. Lewis, Lori Goetsch, Diane Graves, and Mike Roy have published "Funding Community Controlled Open Infrastructure for Scholarly Communication: The 2.5% Commitment Initiative" in College and Research Libraries.

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In August 2017, a short paper, "The 2.5% Commitment," was distributed on several email lists. The paper proposed that every academic library should commit to invest 2.5% of its total budget to support the common infrastructure needed to create the open scholarly commons. Somewhat to our surprise, the paper and the ideas it contained have generated widespread discussions and interest.

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Social Media Use in 2018

The Pew Research Center has released Social Media Use in 2018.

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Facebook and YouTube dominate this landscape, as notable majorities of U.S. adults use each of these sites. At the same time, younger Americans (especially those ages 18 to 24) stand out for embracing a variety of platforms and using them frequently. Some 78% of 18- to 24-year-olds use Snapchat, and a sizeable majority of these users (71%) visit the platform multiple times per day. Similarly, 71% of Americans in this age group now use Instagram and close to half (45%) are Twitter users.

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