Archive for 2018

Scholarly Communications Librarian at University of Houston-Clear Lake

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 12th, 2018

University of Houston-Clear Lake is recruiting a Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Scholarly Communications Librarian works to develop and promote the Neumann Library’s scholarly communications services. This includes services available through the Texas Digital Library (the institutional repository, the data repository, and Vireo), and related topics such as copyright, open access, and scholarly metrics. Engages in scholarly collections analysis and develops and promotes research services specializing in assistance with digital tools for data analysis, management, visualization, and sharing.

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"Creating Structured Linked Data to Generate Scholarly Profiles: A Pilot Project using Wikidata and Scholia"

Posted in Linking, Linked Data, and Semantic Web, Metadata on December 12th, 2018

Mairelys Lemus-Rojas and Jere D. Odell have published "Creating Structured Linked Data to Generate Scholarly Profiles: A Pilot Project using Wikidata and Scholia" in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

Here's an excerpt:

INTRODUCTION Wikidata, a knowledge base for structured linked data, provides an open platform for curating scholarly communication data. Because all elements in a Wikidata entry are linked to defining elements and metadata, other web systems can harvest and display the data in meaningful ways. Thus, Wikidata has the capacity to serve as the data source for faculty profiles. Scholia is an example of how third-party tools can leverage the power of Wikidata to provisde faculty profiles and bibliographic, data-driven visualizations. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM In this article, we share our methods for contributing to Wikidata and displaying the data with Scholia. We deployed these methods as part of a pilot project in which we contributed data about a small but unique school on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus, the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. NEXT STEPS Following the completion of our pilot project, we aim to find additional methods for contributing large data collections to Wikidata. Specifically, we seek to contribute scholarly communication data that the library already maintains in other systems. We are also facilitating Wikidata edit-a-thons to increase the library’s familiarity with the knowledge base and our capacity to contribute to the site.

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Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager at Ball State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 12th, 2018

Ball State University is recruiting a Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Manages Ball State University Libraries’ copyright and scholarly communications programs, consultative services, platforms, and personnel; manages and promotes technology platforms and services to foster increased open access publishing on campus; provides campus community with instruction, training, and consultative services and resources related to copyright and fair use in scholarship and teaching and encourages compliance with U.S. Copyright Law and adoption of best practices.

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"Access to Academic Libraries: An Indicator of Openness?"

Posted in Scholarly Communication on December 12th, 2018

Chun-Kai (Karl) Huang et al. have self-archived "Access to Academic Libraries: An Indicator of Openness?"

Here's an excerpt:

Results. Academic library policies may suggest open public access but multi-layered user categories, privileges and fees charged can inhibit access, with disparities in openness emerging between library policies and institutional open access policies. Conclusion. As open access publishing options and mandates expand, physical entry and access to print and electronic resources in academic libraries is contracting. This conflicts with global library and information commitments to open access to knowledge.

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"Net Neutrality Activists Are Pressuring Dems Who Have Not Signed onto House CRA"

Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality on December 11th, 2018

https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/net-neutrality-democrats-cra/

"Net Neutrality Bill 38 Votes Short in Congress, and Time Has Almost Run Out"

Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality on December 11th, 2018

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/12/net-neutrality-bill-gains-votes-in-congress-but-not-enough-to-reverse-repeal/

"Latest EU Copyright Proposal: Block Everything, Never Make Mistakes, But Don’t Use Upload Filters"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation on December 11th, 2018

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20181210/09323241194/latest-eu-copyright-proposal-block-everything-never-make-mistakes-dont-use-upload-filters.shtml

"An A.I. Cracks the Internet’s Squiggly Letter Bot Test in 0.5 Seconds"

Posted in Artificial Intelligence/Robots, Security on December 11th, 2018

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/ai-cracks-captcha-05-seconds/

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and EU Copyright Law: Who Owns AI?

Posted in Artificial Intelligence/Robots, Reports and White Papers on December 11th, 2018

The UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre, has released Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and EU Copyright Law: Who Owns AI?.

Here's an excerpt:

The question thus becomes the following: is the act of training a model for ML [Machine Learning] purposes a copyright relevant activity? . . . . In more precise terms, the research question of this short contribution will focus on the act of training a model for ML/NLP [Machine Learning/Natural Language Processing] purposes and attempts to answer the question of whether this act infringes copyright and in particular the right of reproduction. In addition to this, the contribution also intends to explore whether there are other rights that may be infringed, in particular the right of adaptation, and thus determine whether a ML trained model can be considered a creative adaptation of the original corpora.

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Library Data and Repository Analyst at Ball State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 11th, 2018

Ball State University is recruiting a Library Data and Repository Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Ball State University Libraries are seeking an experienced Library Data and Repository Analyst to support and maintain a mature digital library program that is a member of a dedicated group that provides modern technology, digital scholarship, and data solutions for the faculty and students using resources, collections, services and programs in the University Libraries.

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A Preservationist’s Guide to the DCMA Exemption for Software Preservation

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on December 11th, 2018

The Software Preservation Network and the Cyberlaw Clinic have released "A Preservationist's Guide to the DCMA Exemption for Software Preservation."

Here's an excerpt:

The Library of Congress recently adopted several exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provision prohibiting circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. The exemptions went into effect on October 28, 2018 and last until October 28th, 2021. This guide is intended to help preservationists determine whether their activities fall under the new exemption.

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Digital Preservation Strategist at University of Notre Dame

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 11th, 2018

The University of Notre Dame is recruiting a Digital Preservation Strategist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Preservation Strategist will be responsible for the long-term health, access, and usability of the University and Library digital assets. One of the initial critical assignments of the incumbent will be the creation of a roadmap that frames strategy, policy creation, and coordination among units and divisions for the Libraries’ digital preservation efforts.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans

Posted in Artificial Intelligence/Robots, Reports and White Papers on December 11th, 2018

The Pew Research Center has released Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans.

Here's an excerpt:

The experts predicted networked artificial intelligence will amplify human effectiveness but also threaten human autonomy, agency and capabilities. They spoke of the wide-ranging possibilities; that computers might match or even exceed human intelligence and capabilities on tasks such as complex decision-making, reasoning and learning, sophisticated analytics and pattern recognition, visual acuity, speech recognition and language translation.

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"Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret"

Posted in Privacy on December 10th, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/12/10/business/location-data-privacy-apps.html

"Japan to Extend Copyright Period on Works Including Novels, Paintings to 70 Years on Dec. 30"

Posted in Copyright on December 10th, 2018

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/12/09/world/japan-extend-copyright-period-works-including-novels-paintings-70-years-dec-30/

Paywall Article: "More Product, More Process: Metadata in Digital Image Collections"

Posted in Metadata on December 10th, 2018

https://doi.org/10.1108/DLP-06-2018-0018

"What Happens If Ingram and B&T Tie the Knot? "

Posted in Publishing, Research Libraries on December 10th, 2018

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/78781-what-happens-if-ingram-and-b-t-tie-the-knot.html

"In UC’s Battle With The World’s Largest Scientific Publisher, The Future of Information Is at Stake"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on December 10th, 2018

https://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-uc-elsevier-20181207-story.html

Scholarly Communications & Copyright Outreach Librarian at University of Toronto

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 10th, 2018

The University of Toronto is recruiting a Scholarly Communications & Copyright Outreach Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful applicant will work closely with the Head, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office to plan, implement, and promote services that support scholarly publishing, open science, and copyright education at the University of Toronto. This position will require internal consultation and liaison with faculty, university administration and library colleagues, and external consultation and liaison with other universities, agencies supporting open access, scholarly publishing, and copyright groups.

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Digital Scholarship Program Manager at Harvard University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 10th, 2018

Harvard University is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Program Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Research and Education, this role oversees and optimizes the operational effectiveness of DS support throughout the Harvard Library, with particular emphasis on the locations of Sackler, Lamont, and Cabot Libraries. A new Harvard Library Digital Scholarship Studio in the renovated Sackler building, reopening in 2019, will be an added node for front-facing teaching and consultation space for Harvard Library’s programs, but the work of the staff supporting digital scholarship is expected to be agile, mobile, and responsive to user needs and locations. The incumbent will oversee development of policies and procedures; coordination and management of projects, budgets, and departmental workflow; and supervision of personnel and Digital Scholarship Studio operations

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"Insta-Fringement: What is a Fair Use on Social Media?"

Posted in Scholarly Communication on December 10th, 2018

Caroline E. Kim has published "Insta-Fringement: What is a Fair Use on Social Media?" in the Review of Intellectual Property Law.

Here's an excerpt:

The phenomena of the Internet reinforced the need for well-defined intellectual property rights. In turn, the enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation emphasized the importance of social media and privacy. However, the problem remains that the law has not yet fully embraced the relationship between many technological advancements and social media.

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Digital Workflow Specialist at Wellcome Collection

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 7th, 2018

https://krb-sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=30160&siteid=5284&jobid=225255#jobDetails=225255_5284

"Funding Bodies Launch Open Letter in Support of ORCID"

Posted in Grants, Metadata, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on December 7th, 2018

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/o-fbl120618.php

"In the New Fight for Online Privacy and Security, Australia Falls: What Happens Next?"

Posted in Privacy, Security on December 7th, 2018

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/new-fight-online-privacy-and-security-australia-falls-what-happens-next

"Botnet of 20,000 WordPress Sites Infecting Other WordPress Sites"

Posted in Security, Techie on December 7th, 2018

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/botnet-of-20-000-wordpress-sites-infecting-other-wordpress-sites/


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