Archive for 2018

"An Overview of the Current State of Linked and Open Data in Cataloging"

Posted in Linking, Linked Data, and Semantic Web on December 17th, 2018

Irfan Ullah et al. have published "An Overview of the Current State of Linked and Open Data in Cataloging" in Information Technology and Libraries.

Here's an excerpt:

Although several reviews and survey articles on the application of Linked Data principles to cataloging have appeared in literature, a generic yet holistic review of the current state of Linked and Open Data in cataloging is missing. To fill the gap, the authors have collected recent literature (2014–18) on the current state of Linked Open Data in cataloging to identify research trends, challenges, and opportunities in this area and, in addition, to understand the potential of socially curated metadata in cataloging mainly in the realm of the Web of Data. . . . Some of the findings of the review are: Linked and Open Data is becoming the mainstream trend in library cataloging especially in the major libraries and research projects of the world; with the emergence of Linked Open Vocabularies (LOV), the bibliographic metadata is becoming more meaningful and reusable; and, finally, enriching bibliographic metadata with user-generated content is gaining momentum.

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Digital Publishing Librarian at University of Texas at Arlington

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 17th, 2018

The University of Texas at Arlington is recruiting a Digital Publishing Librarian .

Here’s an excerpt from the ad:

Lead and manage project teams to create digital scholarly content, including journals, books, and other forms of scholarly work, ensuring that the industry standards for digital publishing are met. May hire, train, and supervise staff and student workers to perform publishing-related activities. Manage production timeline and process. Administer and provide technical support to faculty and students for all UTA Libraries publishing platforms (Open Journal Systems, Open Monograph Press, DSpace, Pressbooks, etc.). . . . In collaboration with the Open Education Librarian, evaluate and implement technology to develop and publish open education resources (OER).

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"Discipline-Specific Open Access Publishing Practices and Barriers to Change: An Evidence-Based Review"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on December 17th, 2018

Anna Severin et al. have published "Discipline-Specific Open Access Publishing Practices and Barriers to Change: An Evidence-Based Review" in F1000Research [awaiting peer review].

Here's an excerpt:

Background: Many of the discussions surrounding Open Access (OA) revolve around how it affects publishing practices across different academic disciplines. It was a long-held view that it would be only a matter of time for all disciplines to fully and relatively homogeneously implement OA. Recent large-scale bibliometric studies show however that the uptake of OA differs substantially across disciplines. This study investigates the underlying mechanisms that cause disciplines to vary in their OA publishing practices. We aimed to answer two questions: First, how do different disciplines adopt and shape OA publishing practices? Second, what discipline-specific barriers to and potentials for OA can be identified? . . . .

Conclusions: We conclude that historically grown publishing practices differ in terms of their compatibility with OA, which is the reason why OA can be assumed to be a natural continuation of publishing cultures in some disciplines, whereas in other disciplines, the implementation of OA faces major barriers and would require a change of research culture.

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"Dutch Universities and Elsevier: Six-Month Extension to Current License Agreement"

Posted in License Agreements/Contracts, Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on December 14th, 2018

https://www.vsnu.nl/en_GB/news-items.html/nieuwsbericht/493-nederlandse-universiteiten-en-elsevier-huidig-akkoord-verlengd-met-zes-maanden

"Facing Criticism from All Sides, EU’s Terrible Copyright Amendments Stumble into the New Year"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation on December 14th, 2018

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/facing-criticism-all-sides-eus-terrible-copyright-amendments-stumble-new-year

"Elsevier in 2018: Decrease in Number of Fully OA Journals"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on December 14th, 2018

https://sustainingknowledgecommons.org/2018/12/13/elsevier-in-2018-decrease-in-number-of-fully-oa-journals/

"Appeals Court Shoots Down Digital Resale in ReDigi Case"

Posted in Copyright, Publishing on December 14th, 2018

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/copyright/article/78807-appeals-court-shoots-down-digital-resale-in-redigi-case.html

Digital Innovation Librarian at Millersville University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 14th, 2018

Millersville University is recruiting a Digital Innovation Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Provides leadership for digital asset management and preservation in the Library. Develops best practices, standards, and technologies that support discovery, access, management, and preservation of the Library’s digital assets in all formats (text, image, audio, video). Responsible for the development and maintenance of the Library's digital collections throughout their life-cycle.

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"The European Court of Human Rights Affirmed That Hyperlinking Is Protected Free Expression. Here’s Why We’re Applauding."

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on December 14th, 2018

The Wikimedia Foundation has released "The European Court of Human Rights Affirmed That Hyperlinking Is Protected Free Expression. Here's Why We’re Applauding."

Here's an excerpt:

Last week, the ECHR affirmed an important principle: that simply posting a hyperlink should not make a person liable for the content of that link. This is a welcome decision for freedom of expression online. By recognizing that a restriction on hyperlinking is a restriction on speech, the ECHR has shown an understanding about the realities of internet use in Europeans’ daily lives.

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Copyright and Scholarly Communication Policy Director at Louisiana State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 14th, 2018

Louisiana State University is recruiting a Copyright and Scholarly Communication Policy Director.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting directly to the Dean of the LSU Libraries, the Copyright and Scholarly Communication Policy Director is responsible for providing instruction in copyright and authors’ rights. The Director will review electronic resource licenses and provide legal insight into license negotiations. The Director will likewise advise the Libraries’ administration as to copyright and scholarly communications policy, internally and externally. Finally, the Director will help develop the Libraries’ scholarly communication strategy and participate in implementing programming for it.

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"OER Cost Assessment Strategies"

Posted in Open Access, Open Educational Resources, Publishing, Scholarly Books on December 14th, 2018

Nichole Karpel and Bruce Schneider have published "OER Cost Assessment Strategies" in EDUCAUSE Review.

Here's an excerpt:

Open educational resources can provide access to high-quality resources while offsetting the costs of traditional textbooks. An array of costs are associated with the "free" approach, however, and institutions that are successful with OER understand that moving to open resources requires extensive planning, selection, management, and maintenance.

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Discovery Systems Librarian, Carleton University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 13th, 2018

https://carleton.ca/provost/2018/librarian-ii-discovery-systems-librarian/

Faculty Asked to Suspend Peer Review: "In Talks With Elsevier, UCLA Reaches for a Novel Bargaining Chip: Its Faculty"

Posted in License Agreements/Contracts, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Serials Crisis on December 13th, 2018

https://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Talks-With-Elsevier-UCLA/245311

"Now Windows 10 Has C, B, and D Updates. What is Microsoft Smoking?"

Posted in Techie on December 13th, 2018

https://www.howtogeek.com/398226/now-windows-10-has-c-b-and-d-updates.-what-is-microsoft-smoking/

Plan S Impact on Humanities and Social Sciences Scholars: "The OA Interviews: Peter Mandler"

Posted in Grants, Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on December 13th, 2018

https://poynder.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-oa-interviews-peter-mandler.html

"NEH Announces $14.8 Million for 253 Humanities Projects Nationwide "

Posted in Digital Humanities, Grants on December 13th, 2018

https://www.neh.gov/news/neh-announces-148-million-253-humanities-projects-nationwide

Digital Scholarship Librarian at Fairfield University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 13th, 2018

Fairfield University is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Scholarship Librarian provides leadership in the development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of digital scholarly initiatives.

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"Announcing Publication of NDSA’s 2017 Web Archiving Survey Report"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on December 13th, 2018

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance has released "Announcing Publication of NDSA's 2017 Web Archiving Survey Report."

Here's an excerpt:

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 Web Archiving Survey Report. . . .

The goal of these surveys is to better understand the landscape of Web archiving activities in the United States by investigating the organizations involved; the history and scope of their Web archiving programs; the types of Web content being preserved; the tools and services being used; access and discovery services being offered; and overall policies related to Web archiving programs.

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Project Manager/Business Analyst [Technology Planning, Integration and Experience Project Management Team] at MIT

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 13th, 2018

MIT is recruiting a Project Manager/Business Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Will lead the planning and execution of Libraries projects ranging from digitization to web interface development to digital preservation. Will join TPIE's [Technology Planning, Integration and Experience] project management team and employ a variety of project management methodologies, working with cross-functional teams of librarians, archivists, engineers, developers, and UX/UI specialists to deliver transformative technology services that meet and anticipate the scholarly needs of the MIT community.

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Reimagined Universities in an “Open, Networked Era”: "The Principles of Tomorrow’s University"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access, Open Science, Research Libraries on December 13th, 2018

Daniel S. Katz et al. have published "The Principles of Tomorrow's University" [awaiting peer review] in F1000Research.

Here's an excerpt:

In March 2017, 13 mostly early-career research leaders who are building their careers around these traits came together with ten university leaders (presidents, vice presidents, and vice provosts), representatives from four funding agencies, and eleven organizers and other stakeholders in an NIH- and NSF-funded one-day, invitation-only workshop titled "Imagining Tomorrow’s University."…

During the workshop, the participants reimagined scholarship, education, and institutions for an open, networked era, to uncover new opportunities for universities to create value and serve society. They expressed the results of these deliberations as a set of 22 principles of tomorrow's university across six areas: Credit and Attribution (A), Open Scholarship Communities (C), Outreach and Engagement (O), Education (E), Preservation and Reproducibility (P), and Technologies (T):

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Traditional Media Associations Are Typically Top Lobbyists: "Copyright Directive: How Competing Big Business Lobbies Drowned Out Critical Voices"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation on December 12th, 2018

https://corporateeurope.org/power-lobbies/2018/12/copyright-directive-how-competing-big-business-lobbies-drowned-out-critical

"Ground-breaking Data from Elsevier Shows China Set to Become Global Leader in AI Research "

Posted in Artificial Intelligence/Robots on December 12th, 2018

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ground-breaking-data-from-elsevier-shows-china-set-to-become-global-leader-in-ai-research-826618392.html

Chief Technical Officer, UK Data Archive

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 12th, 2018

https://vacancies.essex.ac.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=380678IEoB&WVID=9918109NEm&LANG=USA

"Four Million Europeans’ Signatures Opposing Article 13 Have Been Delivered to the European Parliament"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation on December 12th, 2018

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/four-million-europeans-signatures-opposing-article-13-have-been-delivered-european

"Zhang Named Dean of Auburn University Libraries"

Posted in People in the News, Research Libraries on December 12th, 2018

http://ocm.auburn.edu/newsroom/news_articles/2018/12/111409-shali-zhang-libraries.php


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