Archive for 2018

Discovery Systems Librarian at North Carolina State University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on October 23rd, 2018

North Carolina State University is recruiting a Discovery Systems Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Discovery Systems Librarian leads the Discovery Systems team (four application developers and one support specialist) in the development and support of core systems that provide access to the NCSU Libraries' print and electronic resources. These include SirsiDynix Symphony, ILLiad, Blacklight, EZproxy, and the CORAL ERM, as well as a variety of other open source and locally developed applications that promote resource discovery and delivery and improve staff workflows.

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The State of Open Data 2018—Global Attitudes towards Open Data

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on October 23rd, 2018

Figshare has released The State of Open Data 2018—Global Attitudes towards Open Data.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The key finding is that open data has become more embedded in the research community—64% of survey respondents reveal they made their data openly available in 2018. However, a surprising number of respondents (60%) had never heard of the FAIR principles, a guideline to enhance the reusability of academic data.

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Community Digital Archivist at University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 23rd, 2018

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is recruiting a Community Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Community Digital Archivist will be working with a highly collaborative and successful cross-department team of librarians and staff who have developed and launched a wide range of community digital projects. This individual will contribute to the development of tools, projects, programs, and relationships that will promote the collections and services of Special Collections and University Archives as well as University Libraries.

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Jisc Open Access Briefing Paper: Considering the Implications of the Finch Report

Posted in Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on October 23rd, 2018

Jisc has released Considering the Implications of the Finch Report.

Here's an excerpt:

Over six years on and in light of the 2017 monitoring report from the Universities UK Open Access Coordination Group [3] this discussion paper examines the impact and consequences of the UK approach, before suggesting possible interventions that might be considered further to evaluate their contribution to enhancing the transition to open access in the UK for all stakeholders.

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Paywall Article: "Attitudes toward Open Access, Open Peer Review, and Altmetrics among Contributors to Spanish Scholarly Journals"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on October 22nd, 2018

https://www.utpjournals.press/doi/full/10.3138/jsp.50.1.08

Paywall Article: "Master’s Theses and Open Scholarship: A Case Study"

Posted in Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), Open Access on October 22nd, 2018

https://doi.org/10.1108/DLP-07-2018-0021

Digital Scholarship Consultant at George Mason University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 22nd, 2018

George Mason University is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Consultant.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

George Mason University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual to collaborate with colleagues on digital scholarship efforts, methods, and tools for the University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC).

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"Support for Electronic Lab Notebooks at Top American Research Universities"

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 22nd, 2018

Franklin Sayre et al. have published "Support for Electronic Lab Notebooks at Top American Research Universities" in the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

Objective: Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) are widely used in industry but little is known about their use in academia or the extent to which they are licensed or supported by research institutions or academic libraries.

Methods: This paper describes an environmental scan conducted to determine whether major research institutions in the United States are providing enterprise ELN licenses to their users, which products they are licensing, and what role of the institutional library is playing in licensing and supporting ELNs.

Results: Of the 35 universities included in our scan, 8 (23%) had an enterprise-wide license for an ELN and 10 (28%) provided some kind of support for ELNs. Of the 10 institutions that offered support for ELNs, 9 involved the library. A literature review revealed a number of barriers to adoption—from costs to the diversity of needs—that may be limiting the adoption of ELNs within research institutions.

Conclusions: This research provides evidence about the current landscape of ELN support within academic institutions and the role of libraries in these initiatives.

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Digital Humanities Librarian at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 22nd, 2018

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is recruiting a Digital Humanities Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Humanities Librarian typically serves as the initial point of referral for humanities and affiliated researchers as they begin digital research and teaching projects, referring to and collaborating with these other experts as necessary. Building on a history of increasing library support for digital humanities on campus, the librarian plays a key role in furthering digital humanities library services, collaborating with others to fulfill needs identified in the library's recent Digital Humanities Needs Assessment Report and providing ongoing assessment for new and existing activities. This role includes working to further the development of the library’s Scholarly Commons as a hub for digital humanities collaboration and discussion. T

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"Identifying the Challenges in Implementing Open Science"

Posted in Open Science on October 22nd, 2018

Sarah E. Ali-Khan et al. have published "Identifying the Challenges in Implementing Open Science in MNI Open Research (awaiting peer review)."

Here's an excerpt:

In October 2017, thought-leaders from across the world gathered at an Open Science Leadership Forum in the Washington DC office of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to share their views on what successful OS looks like. We focused on OS partnerships as this is an emerging model that aims to accelerate science and innovation. These outcomes are captured in a first meeting report: Defining Success in Open Science.

On several occasions, these conversations turned to the challenges that must be addressed and new policies required to effectively and sustainably advance OS practice. Thereupon, in this report, we describe the concerns raised and what is needed to address them supplemented by our review of the literature, and suggest the stakeholder groups that may be best placed to begin to take action. It emerges that to be successful, OS will require the active engagement of all stakeholders: while the research community must develop research questions, identify partners and networks, policy communities need to create an environment that is supportive of experimentation by removing barriers.

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"Industry Groups Sue Vermont over State’s Net Neutrality Rules"

Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality on October 19th, 2018

https://thehill.com/policy/technology/412120-industry-groups-sue-vermont-over-states-net-neutrality-rules

"Credit for Peer Review: What is it Worth?"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals on October 19th, 2018

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2018/10/18/credit-for-peer-review-what-exactly-does-that-mean/

Digital Library Developer at The University of Sheffield

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 19th, 2018

https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BNO284/digital-library-developer

Virtual Reality in Academic Health Sciences Library: A Primer

Posted in Emerging Technologies, Libraries on October 19th, 2018

https://hsl.uw.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/UWHSL_VirtualRealityInAcademicHealthSciencesLibraries_pages.pdf

Data Services Librarian at Bucknell University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 19th, 2018

Bucknell University is recruiting a Data Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Research Services and Information Literacy, the Data Services Librarian provides comprehensive data services in support of the University’s teaching, learning, and research needs. In this newly created position, the Data Services Librarian will be responsible for designing services and programs to support research data management and data literacy, as well as developing policies and procedures for data curation, sharing, and reuse at Bucknell.

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"IU Will Lead $2 Million Partnership to Expand Access to Research Data"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on October 19th, 2018

Indiana University has released "IIU Will Lead $2 Million Partnership to Expand Access to Research Data."

Here's an excerpt:

A $2 million project to create a secure online database for academic resources, the Shared BigData Gateway for Research Libraries has been awarded nearly $850,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary federal funding agency supporting the nation's libraries and museums. Additional support comes from eight other universities in the Big Ten; the Big Ten Academic Alliance; the National Science Foundation's Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs program; and two private companies: Clarivate Analytics and Microsoft Research.

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"The EnviDat Concept for an Institutional Environmental Data Portal"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on October 19th, 2018

Ionuţ Iosifescu Enescu et al. have published "The EnviDat Concept for an Institutional Environmental Data Portal" in Data Science Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

EnviDat supports data producers and data users in registration, documentation, storage, publication, search and retrieval of a wide range of heterogeneous data sets from the environmental domain. Innovative features include (i) a flexible, three-layer metadata schema, (ii) an additive data discovery model that considers spatial data and (iii) a DataCRediT mechanism designed for specifying data authorship.

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Digital Preservation and Curation Officer at Arizona State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 19th, 2018

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

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Preservation and Curation Officer, reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Technology Services, will work closely with Library administration and 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. The person in this position will help to develop partnerships, programs, and capabilities to position the ASU Library, the university, and the state of Arizona with regard to exemplary digital preservation and curation processes.

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MIT Press and University of Michigan Press Direct Digital Distribution: "Closing the Gap Between University Presses and Libraries"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals, University Presses on October 18th, 2018

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/10/18/university-presses-take-control-ebook-distribution

Paywall Article: "The Changing Research Data Landscape and the Experiences of Ethics Review Board Chairs: Implications for Library Practice and Partnerships"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on October 18th, 2018

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2018.07.001

Paywall Article: "Graduate Student Use and Non-use of Reference and PDF Management Software: An Exploratory Study"

Posted in Scholarly Communication on October 18th, 2018

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S009913331830123X

"Up to 9.5 Million Net Neutrality Comments Were Made with Stolen Identities"

Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality on October 18th, 2018

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/10/up-to-9-5-million-net-neutrality-comments-were-made-with-stolen-identities/

"The History, Advocacy and Efficacy of Data Management Plans"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on October 18th, 2018

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/10/17/443499

Software Applications Developer I at University of Cincinnati

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 18th, 2018

The University of Cincinnati is recruiting a Software Applications Developer I.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Software Applications Developer 1 coordinates, develops, and implements software, web, and mobile applications and innovative technologies to advance UC Libraries' operations and services, and improve workflows and user experience. The position also helps support an increasing portfolio of IT needs related to the Libraries' strategic initiatives including digital humanities/digital scholarship, UC Press and library publishing, eLearning and digital literacy, and information and researcher services.

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State Archiving in the Digital Era: A Playbook for the Preservation of Electronic Records

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on October 18th, 2018

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers and the Council of State Archivists have released the State Archiving in the Digital Era: A Playbook for the Preservation of Electronic Records .

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Many states are finding that they are unprepared to deal with the unique management and preservation issues that are related to digital archives. NASCIO, along with CoSA created this playbook for the preservation of state electronic records. This document includes eleven plays that state officials should consider when working together toward the preservation of digital archives.

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