Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Specialist at Boston College

Boston College is recruiting a Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Specialist.

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The Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Specialist supports the creation, curation, and long-term preservation of digital projects and collections. The incumbent builds digital collections, collects and promotes the Law School's intellectual output, develops websites and applications for the library and the Law School, and works with the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Librarian to identify and complete new digital projects and initiatives.

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"Vertical Integration in Academic Publishing: Implications for Knowledge Inequality"

George Chen, Alejandro Posada, and Leslie Chan have published "Vertical Integration in Academic Publishing: Implications for Knowledge Inequality".

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This paper attempts to illustrate the implications of a simultaneous redirection of the big publishers' business strategy towards open access business models and the acquisition of scholarly infrastructure utilizing the conceptual framework of rent-seeking theory. To document such a transformation, we utilized financial databases to analyze the mergers and acquisitions of the top publicly traded academic publishers. We then performed a service analysis to situate the acquisitions of publishers within the knowledge and education life-cycles, illustrating what we term to be their vertical integration within their respective expansion target life-cycles.

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Digital Collections Librarian at Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University is recruiting a Digital Collections Librarian.

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At the rank of General Librarian, the Digital Collections Outreach Librarian reports to the Head of Digital Programs and Services and works to promote the use of the digital library. This position will create lesson plans, digital exhibitions, and other outreach-focused secondary source materials. They will promote the resource among a variety of stakeholders via trainings and presentations and work closely with Special Collections staff to expand and diversify the digitized archives and special collections materials in the Louisiana Digital Library.

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"Copyright Literacy and the Role of Librarians as Educators and Advocates: An International Symposium"

Jane Secker, Chris Morrison, and Inga-Lill Nilsson have published "Copyright Literacy and the Role of Librarians as Educators and Advocates: An International Symposium" in the Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship.

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The paper is inspired by the opening panel of the International Federation of Library Associations’ (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress off-site meeting held in Poland in August 2017 on models for copyright education. . . . The members of the panel considered the rationale for copyright education, why it might be viewed as part of wider information literacy initiatives, and the specific challenges and opportunities that it presents.

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DPLA Community Manager at Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America is recruiting a DPLA Community Manager.

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The DPLA Community Manager will lead efforts to ensure that cultural heritage institutions across the U.S. have a collective digital presence. The position would include the following duties:

  1. Identify and develop services, partnerships, and products that support the work of our hubs and contributing organizations
  2. Support the high-quality metadata aggregation standards and processes that have been a hallmark of the network
  3. Oversee the organization’s collaboration with the network and its advisory bodies and working groups

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"Establishing, Developing, and Sustaining a Community of Data Champions"

James L. Savage and Lauren Cadwallader have published "Establishing, Developing, and Sustaining a Community of Data Champions" in Data Science Journal.

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Supporting good practice in Research Data Management (RDM) is challenging for higher education institutions, in part because of the diversity of research practices and data types across disciplines. While centralised research data support units now exist in many universities, these typically possess neither the discipline-specific expertise nor the resources to offer appropriate targeted training and support within every academic unit. One solution to this problem is to identify suitable individuals with discipline-specific expertise that are already embedded within each unit, and empower these individuals to advocate for good RDM and to deliver support locally. This article focuses on an ongoing example of this approach: the Data Champion Programme at the University of Cambridge, UK. We describe how the Data Champion programme was established; the programme's reach, impact, strengths and weaknesses after two years of operation; and our anticipated challenges and planned strategies for maintaining the programme over the medium- and long-term.

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Library Technologies Developer at UC Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz is recruiting a Library Technologies Developer.

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Under the general direction of the Library IT Manager, the Library Technologies Developer will play a key role in enhancing and optimizing the Library's enterprise systems, including Alma/Primo, Library WCMS (Drupal), EZproxy, and ancillary systems and applications, in order to enable quality services and efficient workflows and meet the needs of our diverse user community.

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Educopia Institute: Mapping the Scholarly Communication Landscape—2019 Census

The Educopia Institute has released Mapping the Scholarly Communication Landscape—2019 Census.

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This report documents the design, methods, results, and recommendations of the 2019 Census of Scholarly Communication Infrastructure Providers (SCIP), a Census produced by the "Mapping the Scholarly Communication Infrastructure" project team (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Middlebury College, 2018-19). The SCIP Census was created to document key components comprising the organizational, business, and technical apparatuses of a broad range of Scholarly Communication Resources (SCRs)—the tools, services, and systems that are instrumental to the publishing and distribution of the scholarly record.

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Library Software Development Manager at Pennsylvania State University

The Pennsylvania State University is recruiting a Library Software Development Manager.

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You will lead a team that develops and maintains several key systems and services that support the mission of the Library for discovery, access, and preservation. This team focuses on making information available to the users through both interface development and repositories that provide long-term digital preservation for digital scholarship and research data. You will participate in the library open source information technology community and coordinate with development partners across the world.

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"Open Access Policies of Leading Medical Journals: A Cross-Sectional Study"

Tim S. Ellison et al. have published "Open Access Policies of Leading Medical Journals: A Cross-Sectional Study" in BMJ Open (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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Objectives Academical and not-for-profit research funders are increasingly requiring that the research they fund must be published open access, with some insisting on publishing with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence to allow the broadest possible use. We aimed to clarify the open access variants provided by leading medical journals and record the availability of the CC BY licence for commercially funded research.

Methods We identified medical journals with a 2015 impact factor of =15.0 on 24 May 2017, then excluded from the analysis journals that only publish review articles. Between 29 June 2017 and 26 July 2017, we collected information about each journal's open access policies from their websites and/or by email contact. We contacted the journals by email again between 6 December 2017 and 2 January 2018 to confirm our findings.

Results Thirty-five medical journals publishing original research from 13 publishers were included in the analysis. All 35 journals offered some form of open access allowing articles to be free-to-read, either immediately on publication or after a delay of up to 12 months. Of these journals, 21 (60%) provided immediate open access with a CC BY licence under certain circumstances (eg, to specific research funders). Of these 21, 20 only offered a CC BY licence to authors funded by non-commercial organisations and one offered this option to any funder who required it.

Conclusions Most leading medical journals do not offer to authors reporting commercially funded research an open access licence that allows unrestricted sharing and adaptation of the published material. The journals' policies are therefore not aligned with open access declarations and guidelines. Commercial research funders lag behind academical funders in the development of mandatory open access policies, and it is time for them to work with publishers to advance the dissemination of the research they fund.

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