Digital Art: March’s Oil Paintings and Oil Pastel Drawings

In March, I transformed photos into oil paintings and oil pastel drawings using specialized Photoshop plug-ins and art programs. Full-size download images 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 an Alaskan River

Digital Oil Pastel Drawing of the Kaikoura Shoreline

Digital Oil Painting of Rangitata Gorge

Digital Oil Painting of Chesler Park

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

Head of User Experience at Michigan State University

Michigan State University is recruiting a Head of User Experience.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Public Services, the Head of User Experience is responsible for the overall management and administration of the User Experience unit. The unit is engaged in a full range of UX and assessment projects to measure the impact or value of the MSU Libraries' spaces, services, and resources. This position also leads the User Experience Work Group to enhance collaboration on assessment projects across library divisions.

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Research Data Management Program Manager at University of California, Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley is recruiting a Research Data Management Program Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The incumbent ensures the effective design, coordination, and delivery of the Research Data Management Program's services, initiatives and projects. They are a campus resource on local, national and international RDM developments and activities and their impact on scholarly inquiry and instruction. Leading and working closely with multi-departmental teams, the position provides leadership and collaborative coordination to ensure the success of this university-wide program.

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"Preprints and Scholarly Communication: Adoption, Practices, Drivers and Barriers"

Andrea Chiarelli have published "Preprints and Scholarly Communication: Adoption, Practices, Drivers and Barriers" in F1000Research (awaiting peer review).

Here's an excerpt:

Background: Since 2013, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of preprint servers available online. To date, little is known about the position of researchers, funders, research performing organisations and other stakeholders with respect to this fast-paced landscape. In this article, we explore the benefits and challenges of preprint posting, along with issues such as infrastructure and financial sustainability. We also discuss the definition of a 'preprint' in different communities, and the impact this has on further uptake.

Methods: This study is based on 38 detailed semi-structured interviews of key stakeholders based on a purposive heterogeneous sampling approach. Interviews were undertaken between October 2018 and January 2019. These were recorded, transcribed and subjected to thematic analysis to identify trends. Interview questions were designed based on Innovation Diffusion Theory, which is also used to interpret the results of this study. Results: Our study is the first using empirical data to understand the new wave of preprint servers and found that early and fast dissemination is the most appealing feature of the practice. The main concerns are related to the lack of quality assurance and the 'Ingelfinger rule'. We identified trust as an essential enabler of preprint posting and stress the enabling role of Twitter in showcasing preprints and enabling comments on these.

Conclusions: The preprints landscape is evolving fast and disciplinary communities are at different stages in the innovation diffusion process. The landscape is characterised by significant experimentation, which leads to the conclusion that a one-size-fits-all approach to preprints is not feasible. Cooperation and active engagement between the stakeholders involved will play an important role in the future. In our paper, we share questions for the further development of the preprints landscape, with the most important being whether preprint posting will develop as a publisher- or researcher-centric practice.

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