Digital Services Librarian at Indiana University Kokomo

The Indiana University Kokomo is recruiting a Digital Services Librarian.

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The Indiana University Kokomo Library seeks a collaborative and innovative librarian to provide leadership for the Library's digital services, including electronic resources and web content. This entry-level, tenure-track position has primary responsibility for the continued development and assessment of the Library’s digital resources collection and web presence and liaison responsibilities for the School of Nursing and the Division of Allied Health Sciences.

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"Understanding Connections: Examining Digital Library and Institutional Repository Use Overlap"

Mark E. Phillips, Pamela Andrews, and Ana Krahmer have published "Understanding Connections: Examining Digital Library and Institutional Repository Use Overlap" in Publications.

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The University of North Texas Libraries; Digital Collections are situated as a unified whole within their preservation infrastructure, with three separate user interfaces serving the content to different audiences. These separate interfaces are: The UNT Digital Library (DL), The Portal to Texas History, and The Gateway to Oklahoma History. Situated within each interface are collections, and hosted within these collections are digital objects. One collection, the UNT Scholarly Works Repository, specifically serves UNT's research and creative contributions and functions as the Institutional repository (IR) for the University of North Texas. Because UNT Scholarly works is seated as a collection amongst other collections, users can access faculty research, not just out of an interest in research from specific faculty members, but also as it ties into the user's broader understanding of a given topic. With flexible infrastructure and metadata schema that connect collections beneath the umbrella of the wider preservation infrastructure, the UNT DL employs full-text searching and interlinked metadata to strengthen and make visible the connections between objects in different collections. This paper examined how users navigated between other collections within the UNT IR, as well as within the UNT DL. Through this examination, we observed patterns between how users navigated between objects, understood which collections may have related to one another, examined why some unique items were used more than others, and viewed the average number of items used within a session.

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Library Digital Makerspace Coordinator at University of North Carolina Wilmington

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is recruiting a Library Digital Makerspace Coordinator.

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The Library Digital Makerspace Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of Randall Library’s Digital Makerspace or other future technology-driven learning spaces, including maintaining the space and equipment, assisting and instructing users, and evaluating space usage and program effectiveness for continuous improvement. In addition, this position facilitates programs, events, outreach, training, and instruction related to the Digital Makerspace or other future technology-driven learning spaces.

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"Springer Nature Accelerates Its Transformative Journey with the Signing of Landmark Pure OA Deal"

Springer Nature has released "Springer Nature Accelerates Its Transformative Journey with the Signing of Landmark Pure OA Deal."

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New agreements agreed this week with the Bibsam consortium in Sweden and Norway's Unit consortium take the number of Springer Nature’s read and publish deals to ten, putting the publisher firmly on the path to becoming a transformative publisher.

In a first for Springer Nature, Bibsam, representing the institutional libraries, and four of Sweden’s funding bodies (the Swedish Research Council, Formas, Forte and Vinnova) have agreed a deal which will see them share the costs of publishing in Springer Nature’s OA journals. . . .

Springer Nature has also agreed a transformative read and publish deal with Norway. This agreement, which will run from 2020 to 2022, will allow researchers in Norway to read articles in journals on SpringerLink and Norwegian authors to publish Open Access in over 2000 journals, making primary research with corresponding authors from Norway immediately and freely accessible from the point of publication, which Unit says will, "meet all our requirements for transition agreements, and will enable Norwegian researchers to read and publish in the majority of Springer journals".

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Version 10 of the Research Data Curation Bibliography

Digital Scholarship has released Version 10 of the Research Data Curation Bibliography. This selective bibliography includes over 750 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions.

The Research Data Curation Bibliography covers topics such as research data creation, acquisition, metadata, provenance, repositories, management, policies, support services, funding agency requirements, peer review, publication, citation, sharing, reuse, and preservation.

Most sources have been published from January 2009 through December 2018; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works. If such versions are unavailable, links to the publishers' descriptions are provided.

Abstracts are included in this bibliography if a work is under a Creative Commons Attribution License (BY and national/international variations), a Creative Commons public domain dedication (CC0), or a Creative Commons Public Domain Mark and this is clearly indicated in the work.

The Research Data Curation Bibliography is under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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The PACS-L LISTSERV List Was Established 30 Years Ago Tomorrow

Imagine the Internet without the Web. Imagine that there is no Google or similar search engine. Imagine that the cutting edge Internet applications are e-mail, LISTSERV, FTP, and Telnet. Imagine that the "Internet" is made up of a number of different noncommercial networks, and that the connections between them are not always transparent. Imagine that Microsoft only shipped one million copies of the second version of Windows last year, and you are using MS-DOS without a graphical interface. Imagine that no established publisher has even experimented with an e-journal.

That was the situation on June 29, 1989 when I launched PACS-L, a LISTSERV mailing list. PACS-L was one of the first library-oriented mailing lists, and it was unusual in that it had a broad subject focus (public-access computer systems in libraries). Although PACS-L's greatest contribution may have been in raising librarians' awareness of the importance and potential of the then fledgling Internet, it was also the platform on which my soon-to-follow open access journal, The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, was based.

In Remembering PACS-L, Roy Tennant said:

For quite a while this list was where everything new in librarianship was happening. Despite its name, topics well beyond public access computer systems were discussed and debated. It was, in a nutshell, an essential place to hear and be heard. Its like was never to be again, as since then online communication channels have burgeoned and diversified. But for a little while, at least, there was a single place to be. And it was PACS-L.

In its heyday, it became one of the largest LISTSERV lists as Walt Crawford recounts in "Talking about Public Access—PACS-L's First Decade":

PACS-L kept growing, reaching 4,000 subscribers in June 1992; 5,000 subscribers that December; 6,000 by April 1993; and 7,000 that October. The 8,000 mark was reached by March 1994, 9,000 by February 1995, and 10,000 by February 1996. The list itself never reached 11,000 subscribers, and by 1996 many other specialized library lists had joined the fairly general PACS-L.

PACS-L was a collaborative effort that involved a number of staff from the University of Houston Libraries, including these list moderators:

  • Nicole Abbott
  • Amelia Abreu
  • Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
  • Marianne Stowell Bracke
  • Nancy Buchanan
  • Diane Gwamanda
  • Jill M. Hackenberg
  • Jack Hall
  • Gretchen McCord Hoffmann
  • Sara Holland
  • Rafal Kasprowski
  • Anne Mitchell
  • Joan O'Connor
  • J. Michael Thompson
  • Linda Thompson
  • Dana C. Rooks

PACS-L ceased operation at the end of 2013.

You can find out more about the list at "PACS-L (The Public-Access Computer Systems Forum)."

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User Experience and Web Services Librarian at University of Massachusetts Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is recruiting a User Experience and Web Services Librarian.

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Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Library Technology, this position is instrumental in developing, implementing and assessing user interfaces in support of all departments in the library. It functions as part of a collaborative, user oriented team that supports library information systems and infrastructure. It also contributes to the overall Library Technology

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"The Economic Impacts of Open Science: A Rapid Evidence Assessment"

Michael J. Fell has self-archived "The Economic Impacts of Open Science: A Rapid Evidence Assessment" in Preprints.

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A common motivation for increasing open access to research findings and data is the potential to create economic benefits – but evidence is patchy and diverse. This study systematically reviewed the evidence on what kinds of economic impacts (positive and negative) open science can have, how these comes about, and how benefits could be maximized. Use of open science outputs often leaves no obvious trace, so most evidence of impacts is based on interviews, surveys, inference based on existing costs, and modelling approaches. There is indicative evidence that open access to findings/data can lead to savings in access costs, labour costs and transaction costs. There are examples of open science enabling new products, services, companies, research and collaborations. Modelling studies suggest higher returns to R&D if open access permits greater accessibility and efficiency of use of findings. Barriers include lack of skills capacity in search, interpretation and text mining, and lack of clarity around where benefits accrue. There are also contextual considerations around who benefits most from open science (e.g. sectors, small vs larger companies, types of dataset). Recommendations captured in the review include more research, monitoring and evaluation (including developing metrics), promoting benefits, capacity building and making outputs more audience-friendly.

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Research Communications Librarian at Stanford University

Stanford University is recruiting a Research Communications Librarian.

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Stanford Medicine is seeking a motivated and resourceful Research Communications Librarian (Librarian 2 or 3) to develop services to inform researchers and educators at Stanford Medicine about the scholarly communication process and analyze the impact of research output. The Research Communications Librarian will develop research impact models for departments and individuals and advocate and inform the Stanford Medicine community on best practices in scholarly communication; including copyright, open access, alternative publishing models, and open educational resources.

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FAIRness of Repositories & Their Data: A Report from LIBER’s Research Data Management Working Group

LIBER has released FAIRness of Repositories & Their Data: A Report from LIBER's Research Data Management Working Group.

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The report, which can be downloaded from Zenodo, summarises the answers given by managers, librarians and technical staff with regards to:

  1. The FAIRness of repositories and their data;
  2. Misconceptions related to the principles’ definition and implementation;
  3. The complexity of the implementation and the importance of the FAIR principles for the repository community.

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Metadata Archivist at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University

Rutgers University is recruiting a Metadata Archivist at the Institute of Jazz Studies.

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Reporting to the Head of Archival Collections and Services, the Metadata Archivist will take a leadership role in the description, cataloging, and discovery enhancement of the Institute's holdings including artifacts, audiovisual recordings, and archival materials. This person will also develop the necessary metadata infrastructure in collaboration with the Digital Scholarship and Pedagogies Librarian and the Senior Archivist and Digital Preservation Strategist to plan for ongoing reformatting and/or digitization work to fulfill preservation and access needs in partnership and association with the RUL Central Technical Services and Shared User Services departments.

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"Digital Curation at Work: Modeling Workflows for Digital Archival Materials"

Colin Post et al. have self-archived "Digital Curation at Work: Modeling Workflows for Digital Archival Materials."

Here's an excerpt:

This paper describes and compares digital curation workflows from 12 cultural heritage institutions that vary in size, nature of digital collections, available resources, and level of development of digital curation activities.

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