Assistant University Librarian for Research Services at Princeton University

Princeton University is recruiting an Assistant University Librarian for Research Services.

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Princeton University seeks a collaborative leader, innovative planner and manager for Assistant University Librarian for Research Services. Reporting to Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Collections & Research Services, this position takes the lead in shaping the Library's strategic directions for services & programs to support research & teaching: reference, research consultation, teaching, liaison, scholarly communication, research data management and UX, and assessment of these services.

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Digital Archives and Preservation Librarian at University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh is recruiting a Digital Archives and Preservation Librarian.

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The unit head will lead and supervise a newly established unit within A&SC that provides capability and expertise in digital archiving and electronic records management, as well as digital and physical preservation, including digitization, reformatting, and disaster response. The incumbent will shape the development of a digital archives record program in the ULS by creating policies and determining workflows with consultation and partnership from other ULS departments. This work will include determining best methods and strategies for effectively acquiring, appraising, ingesting, describing, preserving, and accessing born-digital and hybrid collections.

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Fair Use in the Visual Arts: Lesson Plans for Librarians

Alexander Watkins et al. have self-archived "Fair Use in the Visual Arts: Lesson Plans for Librarians."

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The authors guide art information professionals in crafting learning experiences that empower students to understand copyright and take advantage of fair use in their art, design, and academic practices. The College Art Association’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, endorsed by ARLIS/NA in 2015, is a key document that has the potential to transform the use of images in the visual arts. Education will be an essential part of the integration of the Code into the visual arts, and art information professionals are well positioned to teach fair use and the Code. This book was created to further ARLIS/NA's mission to support the evolving role of art information professionals, which increasingly includes copyright and fair use instruction. The lesson plans in this book will help those new to copyright instruction teach the Code through engaging activities and assignments. The lesson plans are also meant to inspire teachers experienced with fair use instruction through creative ideas and new ways to integrate copyright instruction into art classes, digital humanities projects, and design education.

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Geospatial Data Curator & Applications Administrator at Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University is recruiting a Geospatial Data Curator & Applications Administrator.

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This position develops and oversees geospatial data applications for academic and research use by JHU students, staff, and faculty and contributes to the curation of geospatial data. The position provides technical expertise and leadership in developing systems that support the teaching and research work at the university, leading the technical and curation side of the provision of GIS services in the Data Services unit, administratively located in the Data Management Directorate. Serves the point of communication between service and technology.

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Current Best Practices among Cultural Heritage Institutions when Dealing with Copyright Orphan Works and Analysis of Crowdsourcing Options

Victoria Stobo et al. have self-archived "Current Best Practices among Cultural Heritage Institutions when Dealing with Copyright Orphan Works and Analysis of Crowdsourcing Options."

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The purpose of this study is to establish the current state of best practices among Cultural Heritage Institutions (CHIs) when dealing with in-copyright orphan works in three countries: the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Italy. A baseline understanding of current practice provides a benchmark against which crowdsourcing (or any other proposal) to address the challenge posed by orphan works can be evaluated. The research team used a purposive sample to approach the 'Big 3' national libraries and film archives in each country, typically including the national library, the national archive and the national film archive. The researchers also aimed to include at least one institution from each jurisdiction that had used the EUIPO database, and one institution that digitized orphan works but opted not to use the database.

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Digital Scholarship Librarian at University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

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The Digital Scholarship Librarian is a full-time Librarian position that leads and manages the work of the ULS's Digital Scholarship Services unit (DSS). The incumbent also directly supports faculty and students' use of digital tools and methods in research and learning through consultations, project support, workshops and training programs, and curricular engagement. . . .The Digital Scholarship Services unit is a front-end to the University Library System’s resources, expertise, and services in support of a broad range of digital and data-intensive scholarly activities. Areas of focus for DSS include research data management, data visualization, text and network analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), and digital project management and infrastructure support.

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"ScholarlyHub: A Progress Report at Six Months"

Guy Geltner and John Willinsky have self-archived "ScholarlyHub: A Progress Report at Six Months."

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ScholarlyHub (SH) was launched in November 2017 as a portal to fund and create a social network for scholarship-using individuals and communities that is supported and directed from the bottom up and not beholden to venture capitalists on the one hand and governments on the other. As an inclusive, member-run portal, it hopes to connect rather than replace numerous non-profit and open-source OA initiatives, which tend to lack a visible and attractive front end, and which may not currently be interoperable. If its goals can be realized, SH may offer one solution to the full workflow platforms that for-profit conglomerates are on the cusp of achieving. This practitioner’s paper presents the key characteristics of SH and offers an early progress report.

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Director of Library Information Technology at University of Illinois

The University of Illinois is recruiting a Director of Library Information Technology.

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The Director of IT serves as the head of the Office of Library Information Technology (IT), and leads efforts to provision the Library with the IT support and services needed to fulfill its mission. The successful candidate will lead planning, testing, and implementing IT services to meet Library and campus strategic goals. . . .A key part of the Director’s role is ensuring robust services and cost-effective approaches that take appropriate advantage of campus shared services and cloud (including community cloud) options, balancing these strategies against the value offered by local implementations.

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"OCLC Awarded Mellon Foundation Grant to Register Library Retention Commitments for Print Serials in WorldCat"

OCLC has released "OCLC Awarded Mellon Foundation Grant to Register Library Retention Commitments for Print Serials in WorldCat."

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OCLC, working closely with the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to enhance the underlying infrastructure of the OCLC WorldCat database and CRL’s Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR) to accommodate and make accessible actionable data for shared print serials management.

The two-year grant, for $1,001,000, will support a joint OCLC and CRL Shared Print Data Infrastructure project. The initiative will modify WorldCat, the world's most comprehensive database of information about library collections, to enable registration of print serial retention commitments and make archived holdings data available to inform library decision-making.

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Data Curation Librarian at University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh is recruiting a Data Curation Librarian.

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The Data Curation Librarian is a full-time Librarian position in the ULS Digital Scholarship Services unit, responsible for providing support and expertise to faculty, students, and researchers engaged in research data management planning, data acquisition, data sharing, and long-term data stewardship. This position emphasizes connections to research in the sciences and social sciences, but may support data practices in a wide variety of disciplines, as well as supporting the library’s own data curation initiatives. In this forward-facing and highly-collaborative position, the Data Curation Librarian draws on a broad knowledge of research data management and stewardship, disciplinary data practices, excellent communication skills, and the ability to monitor and creatively respond to emerging researcher data needs.

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"Managing Research Data: Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Researcher Perspectives"

Christie A. Wiley and Erin E. Kerby have published "Managing Research Data: Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Researcher Perspectives" in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship.

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The authors conducted six focus group semi-structured interviews consisting of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers within the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in order to understand their roles within research groups and their ability to manage research data. More specifically, participants were asked how they manage, organize, and describe data, as well as the challenges they face in these activities. This study revealed graduate students primarily discuss managing research data in terms of the software they use and that their focus is task specific. Additionally, the language and concepts librarians use in conversations about data management creates a barrier to understanding for graduate students. This study confirms that there is a significant disconnect between the faculty members who design and direct research projects and the graduate students and postdoctoral researchers that do the front-line work. This study helped identify that more data management engagement, interaction, and instruction within research groups is needed. Acknowledging this will allow librarians to develop more meaningful data management instruction and enhance the research data support services provided to faculty.

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"Collecting Inclusive Usage Metrics for Open Access Publications: the HIRMEOS Project"

Javier Arias has self-archived "Collecting Inclusive Usage Metrics for Open Access Publications: the HIRMEOS Project."

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Open Access has matured for journals, but its uptake in the book market is still delayed, despite the fact that books continue to be the leading publishing format for social sciences and humanities. The 30-months EU-funded project HIRMEOS (High Integration of Research Monographs in the European Open Science infrastructure) tackles the main obstacles of the full integration of five important digital platforms supporting open access monographs. The content of participating platforms will be enriched with tools that enable identification, authentication and interoperability (via DOI, ORCID, Fundref), and tools that enrich information and entity extraction (INRIA (N)ERD), the ability to annotate monographs (Hypothes.is), and gather usage and alternative metric data. This paper focuses on the development and implementation of Open Source Metrics Services that enable the collection of OA Metrics and Altmetrics from third-party platforms, and how the architecture of these tools will allow implementation in any external platform, particularly in start-up Open Access publishers.

Read more about it: "Shared Infrastructure for Next- Generation Books: HIRMEOS."

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Electronic Resources and Scholarly Communication Librarian at Denison University

Denison University is recruiting an Electronic Resources and Scholarly Communication Librarian.

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Provide proactive management and support of the Denison Libraries' online collections, with a focus on access. Take lead in maintaining Denison University’s extensive online resources, including the continued development of our institutional repository. Support access to electronic resources and library collections through multiple platforms. Establish routine processes and support structures for the college's institutional repository, collaborating with library staff, faculty, and consortial partners to oversee access to our digital collections.

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"How Green Is Our Valley?: Five-Year Study of Selected LIS Journals from Taylor & Francis for Green Deposit of Articles"

Jill Emery has published "How Green Is Our Valley?: Five-Year Study of Selected LIS Journals from Taylor & Francis for Green Deposit of Articles" in Insights.

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This study reviews content from five different library and information science journals: Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, Collection Management, College & Undergraduate Libraries, Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship and Journal of Library Administration over a five-year period from 2012–2016 to investigate the green deposit rate. Starting in 2011, Taylor & Francis, the publisher of these journals, waived the green deposit embargo for library and information science, heritage and archival content, which allows for immediate deposit of articles in these fields. The review looks at research articles and standing columns over the five years from these five journals to see if any articles were retrieved using the OA Button or through institutional repositories. Results indicate that less than a quarter of writers have chosen to make a green deposit of their articles in local or subject repositories. The discussion outlines some best practices to be undertaken by librarians, editors and Taylor & Francis to make this program more successful.

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Digital Assets Librarian at University of Toronto

The University of Toronto is recruiting a Digital Assets Librarian.

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UTL is seeking a Digital Assets Librarian to support the development of digital preservation workflows and to ensure a manageable and uninterrupted flow of digital assets into the library's care. Reporting to the Digital Preservation Librarian and working closely with the Information Technology Services and Archives & Special Collections teams, the Digital Assets Librarian will focus on projects to support responsible, robust, and sustainable workflows for the acquisition and preservation of digital assets.

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"European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee Gives Green Light to Harmful Link Tax and Pervasive Platform Censorship"

Timothy Vollmer has published "European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee Gives Green Light to Harmful Link Tax and Pervasive Platform Censorship" in the Creative Commons Blog.

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Today, the European Parliament the Legal Affairs Committee voted in favor of the most harmful provisions of the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. . . .

The committee voted 13-12 in favor of Article 11, the provision known as the "link tax," which grants an additional right to press publishers requiring anyone using snippets of journalistic content to first get a license or pay a fee to the publisher for its use online. Article 11 is ill-suited to address the challenges in supporting quality journalism, and it will further decrease competition and innovation in news delivery. Similar efforts have already failed miserably in Germany and Spain.

The committee voted 15-10 in favor of Article 13, the provision that would require online platforms to monitor their users' uploads and try to prevent copyright infringement through automated filtering. Article 13 will limit freedom of expression, as the required upload filters won't be able to tell the difference between copyright infringement and permitted uses of copyrighted works under limitations and exceptions. It puts into jeopardy the sharing of video remixes, memes, parody, and code, even works that include openly licensed content.

Read more about it: "EU Takes First Step in Passing Controversial Copyright Law That Could 'Censor the Internet'," "Europe Takes Another Step towards Copyright Pre-Filters for User Generated Content," and "We Can Still Win: Next Steps for the Copyright Directive."

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