Archive for 2018

Library Digital Strategist at Western Michigan University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 17th, 2018

Western Michigan University is recruiting a Library Digital Strategist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

You would work as a member of the library’s team to develop, support and manage web-based systems and services, including the library’s website and digital collections. Responsible for creating robust systems that facilitate search, discovery, curation, and the delivery of library services and content in an agile environment.

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Implementation Roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud

Posted in Cloud Computing/SaaS, Cyberinfrastructure/E-Science, Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Science, Reports and White Papers on April 17th, 2018

The European Commission has released Implementation Roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Overall, the document presents the results and available evidence from an extensive and conclusive consultation process that started with the publication of the Communication: European Cloud initiative (COM(2016)178) in April 2016.

The consultation upheld the intervention logic presented in the Communication, to create a fit for purpose pan-European federation of research data infrastructures, with a view to moving from the current fragmentation to a situation where data is easy to store, find, share and re-use.

On the basis of the consultation, the implementation Roadmap gives and overview of six actions lines for the implementation of the EOSC:

a) architecture, b) data, c) services, d) access & interfaces, e) rules and f) governance.

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Systems Librarian at University of Georgia

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 17th, 2018

The University of Georgia is recruiting a Systems Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Georgia Libraries is seeking a Systems Librarian who will be responsible to the Deputy University Librarian and Director of Library Technology for coordinating library management system and discovery application activities.

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"The Influence of Journal Publisher Characteristics on Open Access Policy Trends"

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

Elizabeth Gadd, Jenny Fry, and Claire Creaser have published "The Influence of Journal Publisher Characteristics on Open Access Policy Trends" in Scientometrics.

Here's an excerpt:

Examines SHERPA/RoMEO publisher open access (OA) policy information for 100 publishers over a 13 year period (2004–2016) to consider whether their size, type or country (UK or US) affected the development of their OA policy over time. A publisher's RoMEO colour code, whether they offered a Gold OA option, and the mean number of restrictions as to when, how and where papers may be self-archived, were all mapped. Kruskal–Wallis tests were run to assess whether the differences between their 2004 and 2016 positions were statistically significant. Finds that the growth of Green and Gold OA policy approaches has not been evenly distributed amongst publishers with some significant differences amongst publishers of different size, types and country (UK and US).

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DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 4/17/2018

Posted in Announcements on April 9th, 2018

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 4/17/2018.

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Senior Data Project Manager at University of Michigan

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 9th, 2018

The University of Michigan is recruiting a Senior Data Project Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Data Project Manager will have primary managerial responsibility for all aspects of data acquisition, processing, dissemination, user support and outreach, and reporting. This will include reaching out to potential data depositors, supporting data producers as they deposit data with us, prioritizing data curation work and monitoring its progress, supporting users as they work with data, and creating and facilitating data trainings to maximize data’s value to researchers. The Data Project Manager will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of staff activities as they relate to the project and will liaise with ICPSR support units including Information Technology and Curation.

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"A Landslide of Classic Art Is About to Enter the Public Domain"

Posted in Copyright, Public Domain on April 9th, 2018

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/04/copywritten-so-dont-copy-me/557420/

"French Say ‘No Deal’ to Springer as Journal Fight Spreads"

Posted in Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on April 9th, 2018

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/french-say-no-deal-springer-journal-fight-spreads

CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Energy Research at University of Chicago

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 9th, 2018

The University of Chicago is recruiting a CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Energy Research.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for IT and Digital Scholarship, the Fellow will work closely with the researchers at EPIC to conceptualize, design, and develop an Energy and Environmental Data Core at the University of Chicago. The Data Core will leverage the increasingly deep and diverse data generated by a growing group of EPIC-affiliated researchers to construct a first-of-its kind web-based platform for archiving, updating, and sharing energy, environmental, and climate data with a goal of unlocking promising future research.

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Bots in the Twittersphere

Posted in Reports and White Papers, Social Media on April 9th, 2018

The Pew Research Center has released Bots in the Twittersphere.

Here's an excerpt:

Among the key findings of this research:

  • Of all tweeted links2, 3 to popular websites, 66% are shared by accounts with characteristics common among automated "bots," rather than human users.
  • Among popular news and current event websites, 66% of tweeted links are made by suspected bots—identical to the overall average. The share of bot-created tweeted links is even higher among certain kinds of news sites. For example, an estimated 89% of tweeted links to popular aggregation sites that compile stories from around the web are posted by bots.

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Dean, University Libraries at Florida State University

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on April 9th, 2018

Florida State University is recruiting a Dean, University Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the senior academic and administrative officer of the University Libraries, home to 138 full time employees supported by a total annual operating budget of more than $18 million.

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"Converting the Literature of a Scientific Field to Open Access through Global Collaboration: The Experience of SCOAP3 in Particle Physics"

Posted in Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on April 9th, 2018

Alexander Kohls and Orcid and Salvatore MeleOrcid have published "Converting the Literature of a Scientific Field to Open Access through Global Collaboration: The Experience of SCOAP3 in Particle Physics" in Publications.

Here's an excerpt:

Gigantic particle accelerators, incredibly complex detectors, an antimatter factory and the discovery of the Higgs boson—this is part of what makes CERN famous. Only a few know that CERN also hosts the world largest Open Access initiative: SCOAP3. The Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics started operation in 2014 and has since supported the publication of 20,000 Open Access articles in the field of particle physics, at no direct cost, nor burden, for individual authors worldwide. SCOAP3 is made possible by a 3000-institute strong partnership, where libraries re-direct funds previously used for subscriptions to 'flip' articles to 'Gold Open Access'. With its recent expansion, the initiative now covers about 90% of the journal literature of the field. This article describes the economic principles of SCOAP3, the collaborative approach of the partnership, and finally summarizes financial results after four years of successful operation.

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"Announcing 1.1.1.1: the Fastest, Privacy-First Consumer DNS service"

Posted in Privacy on April 6th, 2018

https://blog.cloudflare.com/announcing-1111/

Video Game Industry Takes Action: "Entertainment Software Association Files Motion to Intervene in Support of Net Neutrality"

Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality on April 6th, 2018

http://www.theesa.com/article/entertainment-software-association-files-motion-intervene-support-net-neutrality/

"Elsevier Launches Mendeley Data to Manage Entire Lifecycle of Research Data"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on April 6th, 2018

https://www.elsevier.com/about/press-releases/science-and-technology/elsevier-launches-mendeley-data-to-manage-entire-lifecycle-of-research-data

Digital Library Software Engineer at University of Virginia

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 6th, 2018

The University of Virginia is recruiting a Digital Library Software Engineer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Library Software Engineer will work with a close team of other developers on software systems ranging from relatively small scripts that perform data transformation, to large scale web applications with complex and highly domain-specific requirements. Development efforts are usually FOSS (Free and open-source software) projects and offer opportunities to collaborate with peers across the globe

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"Data Librarianship: A Path and an Ethic. A Conversation between Thomas Padilla and Vicky Steeves"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Research Libraries on April 6th, 2018

Thomas Padilla and Vicky Steeves have published "Data Librarianship: A Path and an Ethic. A Conversation between Thomas Padilla and Vicky Steeves" in dh+lib.

I think a lot about the corporate capture of the scholarly record, and how my work in data management and reproducibility can either contribute to or disrupt that. With the rise of reproducibility as a buzzword, there are plenty of commercial entities ready to profit from so-called 'reproducibility platforms'. This represents yet another corporate capture of scholarship. I try to disrupt this by advocating for community-run, open source software for reproducibility, such as ReproZip (which I work on), o2r, and Binder. The same goes for data management platforms. We're seeing a lot of new data services springing up from major publishers and this is also something I am actively trying to combat.

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Digital Publishing Librarian at Columbia University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 6th, 2018

Columbia University is recruiting a Digital Publishing Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Columbia University Libraries seek a creative, service-oriented Digital Publishing Librarian to lead publishing services for its Digital Scholarship division. This new position reports to the Assistant Director of Scholarly Communication and Projects and is part of a newly-formed team that encompasses scholarly communication, digital humanities, and emerging technologies.

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"Data Policies of Highly-Ranked Social Science Journals"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on April 6th, 2018

Mercè Crosas et al. have self-archived "Data Policies of Highly-Ranked Social Science Journals."

Here's an excerpt:

By encouraging and requiring that authors share their data in order to publish articles, scholarly journals have become an important actor in the movement to improve the openness of data and the reproducibility of research. But how many social science journals encourage or mandate that authors share the data supporting their research findings? How does the share of journal data policies vary by discipline? What influences these journals’ decisions to adopt such policies and instructions? And what do those policies and instructions look like?

We discuss the results of our analysis of the instructions and policies of 291 highly-ranked journals publishing social science research, where we studied the contents of journal data policies and instructions across 14 variables, such as when and how authors are asked to share their data, and what role journal ranking and age play in the existence and quality of data policies and instructions. We also compare our results to the results of other studies that have analyzed the policies of social science journals, although differences in the journals chosen and how each study defines what constitutes a data policy limit this comparison. We conclude that a little more than half of the journals in our study have data policies. A greater share of the economics journals have data policies and mandate sharing, followed by political science/international relations and psychology journals.

Finally, we use our findings to make several recommendations: Policies should include the terms "data," "dataset" or more specific terms that make it clear what to make available; policies should include the benefits of data sharing; journals, publishers, and associations need to collaborate more to clarify data policies; and policies should explicitly ask for qualitative data.

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"Everything* You Always Wanted To Know About Blockchain (But Were Afraid To Ask)"

Posted in Emerging Technologies, Publishing on April 5th, 2018

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2018/04/03/everything-always-wanted-know-blockchain-afraid-ask/

"Malware in OA"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on April 5th, 2018

Walt Crawford has published "Malware in OA" in Walt at Random.

Here's an excerpt:

I've finished the first pass. There are a lot of journals with malware problems: 410, as compared to 67 in last year's run.

Yes, Indonesia makes up the bulk of them–but by no means all.

See also the spreadsheet of infected journals.

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Library Services Platform Manager at Louisiana Board of Regents

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 5th, 2018

The Louisiana Board of Regents is recruiting a Library Services Platform Manager for LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

  • Provide primary support for the Library Services Platform (LSP) to 36 academic libraries
  • Participate in all aspects of the LSP support including support incidents, custom programming, and integration with the discovery layer and ancillary products used by statewide customers
  • Coordinate and participate in LSP software upgrades, Strategic Partnership Programs, new product and site implementations, and Beta testing by statewide members

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"What Do Data Librarians Think of the MLIS? Professionals’ Perceptions of Knowledge Transfer, Trends, and Challenges"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Research Libraries on April 5th, 2018

Camille V.L. Thomas and Richard J. Urban have published "What Do Data Librarians Think of the MLIS? Professionals' Perceptions of Knowledge Transfer, Trends, and Challenges " in College & Research Libraries.

Here's an excerpt:

There are existing studies on data curation programs in library science education and studies on data services in libraries. However, there is not much insight into how educational programs have prepared data professionals for practice. This study asked 105 practicing professionals how well they thought their education prepared them for professional experience. It also asked supervisors about their perceptions of how well employees performed. After analyzing the results, the investigators of this study found that changing the educational model may lead to improvements in future library data services.

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Senior Systems Librarian at MIT

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 5th, 2018

MIT is recruiting a Senior Systems Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Head of Technology Systems and Support Services, the Senior Systems Librarian works to ensure optimal performance and reliability of the Libraries’ enterprise applications. S/he leads the migration from the Aleph ILS and onto the next generation Libraries’ Platform. The Library’s Enterprise Environment includes the Aleph ILS, Cognos reporting system, SFX EZProxy, Vera ERM, ILLiad, BorrowDirect, Visual Collection systems, archives management systems, and others.

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"SUNY Board of Trustees Open Access Resolution"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries on April 5th, 2018

Darren Chase has published "SUNY Board of Trustees Open Access Resolution" in the Stony Brook University Libraries Open Access blog.

On March 22, 2018, the SUNY Board of Trustees passed an Open Access Policy and System Repository Resolution put forward by Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson.

The resolution instructs all SUNY campuses to adopt "an open access policy that recognizes each campus's unique mission and culture by no later than March 31, 2020."

See also: SUNY Board of Trustees Open Access Policy and System Repository Resolution and Stony Brook University Open Access Policy (2017).

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