Today UKRN releases both an updated version of its primer on open research in different disciplines, and a new set of accompanying case studies, hosted on dedicated UKRN pages for each discipline.
The case studies—23 so far—are based on interviews conducted during summer 2022 with active researchers across the UK and beyond. They describe a wide range of research practices across diverse fields of research, from art and design to condensed matter physics, and outline both why and how openness is relevant.
They cover topics such as open access and open data and software, but also co-production, pre-registration, preprints, ethics, the roles of infrastructure, and of other actors such as funders, standards bodies and community groups.
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Baker Research & Data Services (BRDS) and part of the BRDS team, the Research Data Acquisition Specialist will lead all facets of Baker Library’s Data Licensing Service, a suite of custom services for HBS faculty seeking to acquire licensed datasets for their individual research needs. Leadership responsibilities include data sourcing, licensing and invoicing, ingestion, and discovery and sharing.
Digital preservation will never be a solved problem: it needs constant reinvention, and is going to become harder over time. Scholarship is changing and this is affecting what needs to be preserved and what preservation means to the future of knowledge discovery. The diversification of outputs means that knowledge exists in a network of contextual metadata, data, software, standards and publications—requiring multilateral management of this complex knowledge graph. Preservation demands new skills, technologies and resources from librarians, publishers, funders and institutions—and more joined-up thinking about archiving.
The study asks how choices of immediate gold and hybrid open access are related to journal ranking and how the uptake of immediate open access is affected by transformative publish-and-read deals, pushed by recent science policy. Data consists of 186,621 articles published with a Norwegian affiliation in the period 2013–2021, all of which were published in journals ranked in a National specific ranking, on one of two levels according to their importance, prestige, and perceived quality within a discipline. The results are that researchers chose to have their articles published as hybrid two times as often in journals on the most prestigious level compared with journals on the normal level. The opposite effect was found with gold open access where publishing on the normal level was chosen three times more than on the high level. This can be explained by the absence of highly ranked gold open access journals in many disciplines. With the introduction of publish-and-read deals, hybrid open access has boosted and become a popular choice enabling the researcher to publish open access in legacy journals.
The primary role of this position will be to configure and maintain the library’s Springshare LibGuides-based website, Sierra catalog, EZproxy system, and other library-specific tools. In addition, the systems librarian will serve as a technical liaison with the library’s vendors and Mayo Clinic’s larger IT team to proactively manage the performance and security of the library’s systems. Other responsibilities include providing advanced troubleshooting assistance to library staff, training staff to effectively use library systems, and exploring new technologies and their application to the library’s mission. There will also be opportunities for involvement with building custom library tools for data and citation management and working with SAML authentication tools.
Four main themes were identified: fitting AI into day to day practice; the responsible use of (AI) technology; managing expectations (about AI adoption) and bias associated with the use of AI. The analysis suggests that AI adoption combined with hindsight about digitisation as a disruptive technology might provide archival practitioners with a framework for re-defining, advocating and outlining digital archival expertise.
This position provides technical leadership for and works in collaboration with others to manage a suite of information systems employed by the library, including the library catalog, special and digital collections platforms, and library discovery tools, as well as integrating them with campus systems. The person will serve as lead contact with systems vendors and library/campus colleagues to troubleshoot library technology problems, manage data exchange, system security, and applicable system upgrades. The position will play a key role in the migration, setup and ongoing support for a next-gen shared Library Services Platform, anticipated within the next 1-2 years.
Enter Wiley Partner Solutions. This turns the publisher-partner model on its head. Instead of a full partnership, the publisher now becomes a paid supplier of services and technology to the society. Those services might include sales support and inclusion in Transformative Agreements, of which the publisher will take a cut, but the financial risk once assumed by the publisher now shifts entirely onto the society. Performance of the journals no longer matters to the publisher, as they’ll be getting paid regardless of actual revenues. Journals may get a referral fee for some services purchased by their authors (infographics, videos, plain language summaries, etc.) or rejected manuscript transferred into the Wiley pool of journals.
The Electronic Resources Librarian is part of the Acquisitions & Eresources Team, a unit within the Core and Collection Services Team at Vanderbilt University and is a key contributor to the work required in the lifecycle of Vanderbilt University’s licensed scholarly electronic resources, ensuring ongoing access through existing and newly envisioned technologies in support of teaching, learning, and research. This position will assist in the daily tasks associated with acquiring and managing electronic resources and contribute to efforts to create efficiencies and improve service to library users.
Ubiquity was founded by researchers in order to accelerate change towards open access and open science in 2012. Ubiquity publishes gold and diamond open access journals and books through its imprint Ubiquity Press, and supports 33 independent university presses with publishing services. Along with these partners, Ubiquity currently provides over 800 open access journals and more than 2,800 open access books. Ubiquity extended its services in 2021 with the launch of its institutional repositories platform, adding capacity to drive green open access and the dissemination of all research outputs, such as preprints and data. . . .
By acquiring and investing in Ubiquity, De Gruyter will grow its existing open access and service business further and help the Ubiquity team reach their goals as an open research publisher and provider of open publishing services. As part of De Gruyter, Ubiquity will continue pursuing its mission to make quality open access publishing affordable and retain a high degree of independence to do so. The Ubiquity team and CEO and founder Brian Hole will keep working from their London office and remotely to continue their successful journey of researcher-led publishing.
The Digital Scholarship Librarian will be responsible for sustaining and growing digitized and born-digital collections and for supporting the library’s shifting focus on digital scholarship, technology-focused learning tools, and spaces. A major focus of this position will be supporting the Southern Appalachian Digital Collections Partnership. Founded by Western Carolina University and the University of North Carolina Asheville, the partnership is committed to building regionally oriented, historically significant collections of broad cultural and research interests. With a strong focus on the cultural, historical, literary, and musical heritage of Western North Carolina and Southern Appalachian regions, it is our hope to include other libraries including some of the private libraries and cultural heritage organizations in the region.
Data papers, as one of the channels to encourage researchers to open up research data under the open science movement, are expected to provide strong incentives through formal citations. . . . This study examines researchers’ motivations, and considerations for data paper submission, as well as their perspectives on this scholarly publication. . . . Although the academic community widely recognizes the benefits of publishing data papers, some still cast a doubtful eye on its academic value and impact.
The public scholarship specialist will work with other library and information technology staff to build a robust infrastructure for the publication and dissemination of materials generated by our digital scholarship program. The candidate should be familiar with the lifecycle of digital scholarship from the development of a research question, data or material collecting, exploratory analysis, prototyping, documenting, publishing, and archiving. The ideal candidate will have experience as an individual researcher or as part of a research team engaged in digital scholarship.
Develop and implement strategies at the library and university levels to champion sustainable approaches to supporting the research life cycle management and public access to products of research including data and software. Develop innovative services and resources to support research activities and teaching across the areas of research data management, data storage, data transformation, workflows and documentation, data sharing, open data, and open science.
Sharing and reusing data is widely viewed as advancing knowledge, but researchers often view it as a burdensome and time-consuming process. We sought to identify specific research practices that have the potential to decrease burden and increase benefits for researchers from any discipline while retaining the broad scholarly benefits, complementing investigations that have identified approaches and standards within specific fields. We conducted a literature search and engaged in qualitative interviews with 20 academic researchers who had diverse disciplinary backgrounds and experience sharing and/or reusing publicly accessible data. The connection points between data producers and data users throughout the data sharing and reuse cycle indicate that sharing and reusing data is an interdependent process, meaning producers and users depend on each other to achieve their respective goals successfully and efficiently. For example, data producers can simplify and ease the user’s work of finding data by posting on a visible repository or directly linking to their data in publications. Relatedly, data users who perceive the linked nature of reuse can simplify the producer’s ability to track impact of the data and facilitate the reward and credit the producer receives by citing the data products in publications. We highlight areas of interdependencies throughout the research process and provide recommendations for data producers and users to make their sharing and reuse practices, respectively, more efficient. We also recommend practices to reduce burden for producers, who bear the initial effort in preparing data properly for reuse. Because many of our participants did not consider the downstream success and impact of their data and the researchers who produce and use data, we call for increased awareness of the interconnections between producers and users as an important step to reduce burden and increase the effectiveness of data sharing and reuse.
As a member of the Scholars’ Collaborative department, the Data Science Librarian works with information specialists to support scholarship across the UTK community including groups such as the Bredesen Center, the Research and Innovation Center, and IT research services. They support scholars through research consultations in the areas of data science and visualization; workshops and course-integrated instruction; development of online research guides; outreach; and active participation with Liaison Programs and the Data Services Group.
In this paper, we investigated and compared OA publishing practices of early career and mid-career researchers in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) disciplines in Canada. . . . Findings show that in the last three years, 74.1% of mid-career researchers have published in OA journals, compared to 63.1% of early career researchers. However, OA publishing of monographs (21.3%) and conference proceedings (29.9%), as well as the frequency and extent OA publishing remains low among all participants.
The Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian oversees the Library’s digital preservation repository and coordinates digital preservation workflows for digitized and born-digital content. They also support the planning and implementation of scholarly digital projects and collaborates on digital scholarship initiatives; and help promote digital repository services, digital publishing, and digital initiatives throughout the Library and the University.
eLife is pleased to announce a major change in editorial practice. Building on its 2021 shift to exclusively reviewing preprints, the organisation is ending the practice of making accept/reject decisions following peer review.
From January 31, 2023, eLife will instead publish every paper it reviews as a Reviewed Preprint, a new type of research output that combines the manuscript with eLife’s detailed peer reviews and a concise assessment of the significance of the findings and quality of the evidence.
Boston College Libraries seek two Digital Scholarship Librarians to be part of our Digital Scholarship Group (DSG). These positions are primarily responsible for facilitating and supporting the creation of faculty and student digital research projects; digital scholarship skills training for faculty, students, and staff; supporting the incorporation of digital scholarship (and digital humanities) into undergraduate and graduate courses and curricula; and working closely with BC’s Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities program.
Consortia and publishers invest a lot of time and expertise in the negotiation process. A well-drafted read and publish contract is, however, not enough to guarantee an optimal open access publishing service. The Dutch UKB consortium uses several tools and practices to actively monitor and manage open access uptake during an agreement. Library help desks are provided with a knowledge base covering most frequently asked questions from authors. A journal list gives an integral overview of the more than 11,000 journals that are part of 16 consortium deals. Because researchers wanted to know about open access publishing possibilities from a journal perspective, a journal browser was developed. Workflow improvement and retrospective open access are regular topics in mid-term meetings with publishers, resulting in increased open access uptake. A purpose-built datahub provides the consortium and libraries with publication data that helps monitoring and managing output on both article and deal level. Finally, licence choice including funder compliance is taken into account, resulting in an increasing percentage of CC BY versus the more restricted CC BY-NC and CC BY-NC-ND options.
The Senior Applications Developer serves on the cross-functional Application Development & Operations team in the University Libraries IT Division. The Senior Applications Developer is responsible for the end-to-end development and delivery of specialized library and administrative systems that enable the Libraries to share knowledge and culture with the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world.
Wiley Partner Solutions serves associations, scientific publishers, societies and corporations as they transform their business strategies and publishing processes in the open research era. . . . Among the solutions available are those that drive and improve author submissions, scale high quality editorial and production services, provide peer review, grow engagement, diversify revenue, offer career center services, manage open access payments, and enable connections between researchers and the organizations that serve them. . . . The acquired brands integrated into Wiley Partner Solutions include Atypon, Inera, J&J Editorial, eJournalPress, Knowledge Unlatched, and Madgex.
As a member of the Digital Engagement Unit, the Digital Collections Librarian provides strategic and innovative leadership, operational planning, and management for the digitization program for the University of Richmond Libraries. The DCL will help shape future directions for digital collections, and will develop and implement strategies, best practices, standards, and technologies that support discovery, access, management, and preservation of the Libraries’ digital assets.
Our intention is to appoint a series of CNI Senior Scholars—currently we are thinking in terms of 12–18-month appointments, with at most 1–2 Senior Scholars active at a time—who will explore broad research questions that align with CNI’s program and interests.. . .We are extraordinarily fortunate that Donald J. Waters has agreed to serve as the inaugural CNI Senior Scholar beginning November 1, 2022. As a CNI Senior Scholar, Don will study and report on the state of scholarly information infrastructure in higher education to address societal grand challenges. His research will help to identify the information infrastructure that research universities need to establish and expand programs in which faculty spanning a diverse range of disciplines partner with policymakers and members of the public to address enormously pressing and complex issues such as climate change, pandemics, and related societal challenges.