Archive for 2018

"Report: Microsoft Is Scrapping Edge, Switching to Just Another Chrome Clone"

Posted in Techie on December 4th, 2018

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/12/report-microsoft-is-scrapping-edge-switching-to-just-another-chrome-clone/

"Call for Contributions for the 16th International Conference on Digital Preservation, iPRES 2019"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on December 4th, 2018

https://ipres2019.org/call-for-contributions/

"Cites & Insights 18:9 (December 2018) Available"

Posted in E-Books on December 4th, 2018

https://walt.lishost.org/2018/11/cites-insights-189-december-2018-available/

"Delayed Retirements and the Youth Movement among ARL Library Professionals"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on December 4th, 2018

https://publications.arl.org/14g1r8t/

"Funders Flesh Out Details of Europe’s Bold Open-Access Plan"

Posted in Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on December 4th, 2018

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07557-w

"Now Available: This Year’s Library Publishing Directory"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on December 4th, 2018

https://librarypublishing.org/2019-library-publishing-directory-now-available/

Paywall Article: "Social Media Presence of Scholarly Journals"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Social Media on December 4th, 2018

https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24124

Digital Art: October’s Oil Paintings, Oil Pastel Drawings, Pastel Drawings, and Pen and Ink Drawings

Posted in Digital Art on December 4th, 2018

In October, I transformed public domain photos into oil paintings, oil pastel drawings, pastel drawings, and pen and ink drawings using a variety of Photoshop plug-ins and Topaz Impression. Full-size download images (typically 8 x 10 in. or 8 x 12 in.) and descriptions of the processing steps involved are freely available on Flickr. The images are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Digital Oil Painting of a Rose Floating in Water

Digital Pastel Drawing of Sandhill Cranes

Digital Pen and Ink Drawing of an Astronomer

Digital Oil Pastel Drawing of Arrow Lake

Digital Oil Pastel Drawing of White Sands

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Digital Artist | List of All Artworks

Library System Coordinator at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 4th, 2018

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is recruiting a Library System Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Library Technology and the Five Colleges Librarians Council through the Dean of Libraries, the Library System Coordinator position leads the management and ongoing utilization of the Five Colleges' library software platform, related projects and auxiliary services. Working with the UMass Amherst Libraries DRMS Unit and Systems & Library Technology Services Department staff, the primary library system contact(s) at each of the member libraries, the FOLIO Implementation Team, and the Five Colleges functional committees, the Coordinator facilitates communication and project efforts among the libraries and within the shared FOLIO system.

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"On the Value of Preprints: An Early Career Researcher Perspective"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on December 4th, 2018

Sarvenaz Sarabipour et al. have published "On the Value of Preprints: An Early Career Researcher Perspective" in PeerJ Preprints.

Here's an excerpt:

Peer-reviewed journal publication is the main means for academic researchers in the life sciences to create a permanent, public record of their work. These publications are also the de facto currency for career progress, with a strong link between journal brand recognition and perceived value. The current peer-review process can lead to long delays between submission and publication, with cycles of rejection, revision and resubmission causing redundant peer review. This situation creates unique challenges for early career researchers (ECRs), who rely heavily on timely publication of their work to gain recognition for their efforts. ECRs face changes in the academic landscape including the increased interdisciplinarity of life sciences research, expansion of the researcher population and consequent shifts in employer and funding demands. The publication of preprints, publicly available scientific manuscripts posted on dedicated preprint servers prior to journal managed peer-review, can play a key role in addressing these ECR challenges. Preprinting benefits include rapid dissemination of academic work, open access, establishing priority or concurrence, receiving feedback and facilitating collaborations. While there is a growing appreciation for and adoption of preprints, a minority of all articles in life sciences and medicine are preprinted. The current low rate of preprint submissions in life sciences and ECR concerns regarding preprinting needs to be addressed. We provide a perspective from an interdisciplinary group of early career researchers on the value of preprints and advocate the wide adoption of preprints to advance knowledge and facilitate career development.

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Dean, University Libraries at University of Maryland, College Park

Posted in ARL Libraries on December 4th, 2018

The University of Maryland, College Park is recruiting a Dean, University Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Maryland seeks candidates who are committed to building a great university library acknowledged on the regional, national, and international stage. We seek candidates who can leverage our considerable academic strengths as a major research university, the unique advantages offered by our location, and our overriding commitment to excellence in education and research. The successful candidate must be dynamic, strategic, entrepreneurial, and innovative in recognizing and exploiting opportunities as well as in identifying and overcoming constraints.

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"Barriers, Incentives, and Benefits of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Movement: An Exploration into Instructor Perspectives"

Posted in Open Access, Open Educational Resources on December 4th, 2018

Serena Henderson and Nathaniel Ostashewski have published "Barriers, Incentives, and Benefits of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Movement: An Exploration into Instructor Perspectives" in First Monday.

Here's an excerpt:

The purpose of this research was to replicate and extend Kursun, Cagiltay, and Can's (2014) Turkish study to include international participants. Kursun, et al. surveyed OpenCourseWare (OCW) faculty on their perceptions of OER barriers, incentives, and benefits. Through replication, these findings provide a glimpse into the reality of the international educators' perceptions of barriers, incentives, and benefits of OER use to assist in the creation of practical solutions and actions for both policy makers and educators alike. The results of this replication study indicate that barriers to OER include institutional policy, lack of incentives, and a need for more support and education in the creating, using, and sharing of instructional materials. A major benefit to OER identified by educators is the continued collegial atmosphere of sharing and lifelong learning.

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DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 12/4/2018

Posted in Announcements on November 16th, 2018

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 12/4/2018.

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"Windows 10 1809’s New Rollout: Mapped Drives Broken, AMD Issues, Trend Micro Clash"

Posted in Techie on November 16th, 2018

https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-1809s-new-rollout-mapped-drives-broken-amd-issues-trend-micro-clash/

"Intelligent Systems in Libraries: A Review on Expert Systems and Robots"

Posted in Artificial Intelligence/Robots, Research Libraries on November 16th, 2018

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322909817_Intelligent_systems_in_libraries_A_review_on_expert_systems_and_robots

Paywall Article: "The Intelligent Library: Thought Leaders’ Views on the Likely Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Academic Libraries"

Posted in Artificial Intelligence/Robots, Research Libraries on November 16th, 2018

https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-08-2018-0105

Paywall Article: "Investigation of Challenges in Academic Institutional Repositories: A Survey of Academic Librarians"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Research Libraries, Self-Archiving on November 16th, 2018

https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-12-2017-0266

Scholarly Communications Librarian: Open Access Focus, University of Sheffield

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 16th, 2018

https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BOF756/scholarly-communications-librarian-open-access-focus

Associate Librarian (Scholarly Resources & Digital Strategies) at Hong Kong Baptist University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 16th, 2018

Hong Kong Baptist University is recruiting an Associate Librarian (Scholarly Resources & Digital Strategies) .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University Library invites applications for a creative, forward-thinking, energetic and collaborative Associate Librarian to lead, coordinate, and manage the Library's Scholarly Resources & Digital Strategies Division. As the Library continuously enhances its provision of scholarly resources, this person will lead efforts to expand the Library's digital scholarship programs and to transform the Library's approach to the acquisition, processing, and management of its physical and electronic collections.

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"A New Text and Data Mining Exception Restrictive vs. Extensive Interpretations of Copyright Limitation"

Posted in Copyright on November 16th, 2018

Gaia Sofia Muto has self-archived "A New Text and Data Mining Exception Restrictive vs. Extensive Interpretations of Copyright Limitation."

Here's an excerpt:

This dissertation aims to explore copyright issues related to TDM, showing if and how TDM can fit within the current legal framework of rights and limitations. A three-step-test analysis will be provided, justifying the introduction of a more flexible, technology-neutral exception for TDM, in light of the public interest to free access to research information. Lastly the new legislative proposal will be assessed.

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Digital Strategies Librarian at Oakland University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 16th, 2018

Oakland University is recruiting a Digital Strategies Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

In collaboration with both faculty and staff, the Digital Strategies librarian explores, discovers, acquires, plans, implements, and manages digital projects and assets.

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Pew Research Center: Public Attitudes Toward Computer Algorithms

Posted in Digital Culture, Reports and White Papers on November 16th, 2018

The Pew Research Center has released Public Attitudes Toward Computer Algorithms.

Here's an excerpt:

At a broad level, 58% of Americans feel that computer programs will always reflect some level of human bias—although 40% think these programs can be designed in a way that is bias-free. And in various contexts, the public worries that these tools might violate privacy, fail to capture the nuance of complex situations, or simply put the people they are evaluating in an unfair situation. Public perceptions of algorithmic decision-making are also often highly contextual. The survey shows that otherwise similar technologies can be viewed with support or suspicion depending on the circumstances or on the tasks they are assigned to do.

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"The Main Obstacles to Better Research Data Management and Sharing Are Cultural. But Change Is in Our Hands"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on November 15th, 2018

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018/11/14/the-main-obstacles-to-better-research-data-management-and-sharing-are-cultural-but-change-is-in-our-hands/

Paywall Article: "The Open-Access System of Journals and Its Use by Russian Scientists According to the Statistics of Web of Science (2008–2017)"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on November 15th, 2018

https://link.springer.com/article/10.3103/S0147688218030097

"Elsevier: The Price of Success"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Journals on November 15th, 2018

https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/16061/elsevier-the-price-of-success


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