Paywall — Nearly 9 Out of 10 Covid Deaths in October Were People 65 or Older: "COVID Deaths Skew Older, Reviving Questions about ‘Acceptable Loss’"


The proportion of deaths among those 65 or older has fluctuated from eight out of 10 in the first few months of the pandemic, to a low of 6 out of 10 when the delta wave struck in the summer of 2021, to a high of 9 out of 10 today. . . . Last month [October], people 85 and older represented 41.4 percent of deaths, those 75 to 84 were 30 percent of deaths, and those 65 to 74 were 17.5 percent of deaths, according to a Post analysis. All told, the 65-plus age group accounted for nearly 90 percent of covid deaths in the United States despite being only 16 percent of the population.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/11/28/covid-who-is-dying/

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Discovery Librarian at Drexel University


The Librarian contributes to implementation, policies, and procedures in relation to the discovery and visibility of the professional and personal research assets of Drexel University faculty and researchers through the Libraries’ information management platforms including Esploro, Primo VE, Alma/Alma Digital, and ArchivesSpace, as well as through Google Scholar and other non-library discovery systems.

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"Meta’s Game-Playing AI Can Make and Break Alliances Like a Human"


Learning to play Diplomacy is a big deal for several reasons. Not only does it involve multiple players, who make moves at the same time, but each turn is preceded by a brief negotiation in which players chat in pairs in an attempt to form alliances or gang up on rivals. After this round of negotiation, players then decide what pieces to move—and whether to honor or renege on a deal.

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Web Content Strategist at Boston University


Working closely with colleagues in Library Technology & Discovery Services and across library units, this role will evaluate the web experience for patrons and staff, guide the implementation of solutions and recommendations for BU Libraries web sites through content strategy and information architecture.

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India: "Ministry [of Education] Sets ‘One Nation, One Subscription ’ Deal Deadline"


"One Nation, One Subscription" (ONOS) is a scheme of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India. The letter from the ministry’s Department of Higher Education said the government will negotiate with journal publishers for "all people in India" to have access to journal articles under a single centrally negotiated payment to be made by the government.

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Digital Humanities Information Specialist at Purdue University


The Purdue Libraries seek an Assistant Professor who will join a vibrant group of faculty in the Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies to teach and apply innovative digital methods to humanistic research questions. The faculty member will teach courses that contribute to the Libraries’ co-sponsored graduate and undergraduate certificates in Digital Humanities; support and partner with faculty and students on DH research and teaching projects; and collaborate with University units and centers to leverage campus resources to apply toward digital projects.

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"Open Science Infrastructure as a Key Component of Open Science"


The Open Science movement is a response to the accumulated problems in scholarly communication, like the "reproducibility crisis", "serials crisis", and "peer review crisis". The European Commission defines priorities of Open Science as Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reproducible (FAIR) data, infrastructure and services in the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), Next generation metrics, altmetrics and rewards, the future of scientific communication, research integrity and reproducibility, education and skills and citizen science. Open Science Infrastructure is also one of four key components of Open Science defined by UNESCO.

Mainly represented among Open Science Infrastructures are institutional and thematic repositories for publications, research data, software and code. Furthermore, the Open Science Infrastructure services range may include discovery, mining, publishing, the peer review process, archiving and preservation, social networking tools, training, high-performance computing, and tools for processing and analysis. Successful Open Science Infrastructure should be based on community values and responsive to needed changes. Preferably the Open Science Infrastructure should be distributed, enabling machine-actionable tools and services, supporting reusability and reproducibility, quality FAIR data, interoperability, sustainability, long-term preservation and funding.

https://doi.org/10.7557/5.6777

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"Why Don’t We Share Data and Code? Perceived Barriers and Benefits to Public Archiving Practices"


Here, we define, categorize and discuss barriers to data and code sharing that are relevant to many research fields. We explore how real and perceived barriers might be overcome or reframed in the light of the benefits relative to costs. By elucidating these barriers and the contexts in which they arise, we can take steps to mitigate them and align our actions with the goals of open science, both as individual scientists and as a scientific community.

https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2022.1113

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Discovery & eResources Management Librarian at University of Massachusetts Amherst


The Discovery & eResources Management Librarian coordinates access and discovery to the UMass Libraries’ electronic collection. In collaboration with the DRMS unit, manage the integrations between the discovery platform, the link resolver, the proxy service, the library services platform, and other related systems.

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"Reducing Barriers to Open Science by Standardizing Practices and Realigning Incentives"


In this policy position paper, we outline current open science practices and key bottlenecks in their broader adoption. We propose that national science agencies create a digital infrastructure framework that would standardize open science principles and make them actionable. We also suggest ways of redefining research success to align better with open science, and to incentivize a system where sharing various research outputs is beneficial to researchers.

https://doi.org/10.38126/JSPG210201

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Digital Curation & Metadata Librarian at California State University Channel Islands


The Digital Curation and Metadata Librarian leads in the development, curation, sustainability, and expansion of digital scholarship across the campus research and creative community. The Digital Curation and Metadata Librarian also identifies and develops opportunities to support preservation and discoverability of digital content in the Broome Library’s systems.

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Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: Case Studies and Options for Addressing Ethical Challenges


This open access collection of AI ethics case studies is the first book to present real-life case studies combined with commentaries and strategies for overcoming ethical challenges. Case studies are one of the best ways to learn about ethical dilemmas and to achieve insights into various complexities and stakeholder perspectives.

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"Recommendations for Transformative Journal Agreements with Providers of Publishing Services Published"


These formulated criteria will serve as a common, action-guiding framework for actors from all science organizations—that is, higher education institutions as well as non-university research institutions—for negotiations with providers of publishing services. . . .The criteria are organized into the following aspects: journal transformation, pricing; transparency, workflow, preprints, metadata and interfaces, statistics, tracking, and waivers.

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"The Copyright Claims Board: Worrying Implications for Scholarship"


CCB proceedings may also pose a threat to freedom of expression for scholars and others who build on original works. There is, of course, the danger that the resolution of CCB infringement claims could result in required payment or an agreement to cease certain activity. Yet if a claimant files a takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in addition to a CCB claim, the allegedly infringing work could remain off-line as long as it sits on the CCB docket awaiting resolution. This potential timescale is in contrast to the current DMCA notice-and-takedown regime, which requires an internet platform to repost an allegedly infringing work online within fourteen days in response to a counternotice that the work is not infringing. The new, extended takedown period thus constitutes a form of censorship.

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Electronic Resources Librarian at City University of New York


In support of the Graduate Center community’s needs, the Electronic Resources Librarian, at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor, coordinates and administers the library’s electronic resources. The incumbent pursues an active scholarly agenda and participates in college- and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

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Cloud Infrastructure Engineer at The National Archives


We’re looking for an enthusiastic AWS Cloud Infrastructure Engineer to implement, optimise, and maintain our cloud-based systems. The responsibilities of this role include designing, commissioning and managing cloud environments, deploying and debugging systems, and contributing to new cloud initiatives.

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"Data Quality Assurance at Research Data Repositories"


This paper presents findings from a survey on the status quo of data quality assurance practices at research data repositories.

The personalised online survey was conducted among repositories indexed in re3data in 2021. It covered the scope of the repository, types of data quality assessment, quality criteria, responsibilities, details of the review process, and data quality information and yielded 332 complete responses.

The results demonstrate that most repositories perform data quality assurance measures, and overall, research data repositories significantly contribute to data quality. Quality assurance at research data repositories is multifaceted and nonlinear, and although there are some common patterns, individual approaches to ensuring data quality are diverse. The survey showed that data quality assurance sets high expectations for repositories and requires a lot of resources. Several challenges were discovered: for example, the adequate recognition of the contribution of data reviewers and repositories, the path dependence of data review on review processes for text publications, and the lack of data quality information. The study could not confirm that the certification status of a repository is a clear indicator of whether a repository conducts in-depth quality assurance.

http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2022-018

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Training and Engagement Manager at the Digital Repository of Ireland


As part of the DRI’s core staff, the Training and Engagement Manager has the responsibility for delivering and continually developing DRI’s skills and training programme, building and engaging the DRI end-user base (i.e. students, researchers and the general public), managing DRI’s publications, managing the DRI’s outreach programme of educational events, and supporting the digital preservation and access work of DRI’s members. The position is based at the Digital Repository of Ireland at the Royal Irish Academy.

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"A Guide to Potential Liability Pitfalls for People Running a Mastodon Instance"


The absolute safest thing to do, to shield your own personal assets, is register a LLC (limited liability company), get a separate bank account in the name of the LLC, transfer any assets and liabilities (donations you receive / bills you pay) to the LLC, and get insurance in the name of the LLC. This is obviously complete overkill for anyone who’s running a really small server, especially because the annual fees for LLC registration are likely to exceed whatever amount your users chip in, but if you’re running an open-registration server or you exceed 20-30k users, or you have a lot of personal assets, you should think hard about it and talk to a lawyer.

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Systems and Discovery Librarian at SUNY Brockport


The person in this role plays the lead role in supporting, assessing, enhancing, and connecting the library systems that form the backbone of the library’s digital infrastructure. The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues to improve the user experience of the library’s public facing systems, implement new systems and services, and enhance and improve internal library workflows.

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Paywall: "A Comprehensive Review of Open Data Platforms, Prevalent Technologies, and Functionalities"


We will discuss seven major open data platforms, such as (1) CKAN (2) DKAN (3) Socrata (4) OpenDataSoft (5) GitHub (6) Google datasets (7) Kaggle. We will evaluate the technological commons, techniques, features, methods, and visualization offered by each tool. In addition, why are these platforms important to users such as providers, curators, and end-users? And what are the key options available on these platforms to publish open data?

https://doi.org/10.1145/3560107.3560142

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"Producing Open Data"


Mainly building on our own experience as scholars from different research traditions (life sciences, social sciences and humanities), we describe best-practice approaches for opening up research data. We reflect on common barriers and strategies to overcome them, condensed into a step-by-step guide focused on actionable advice in order to mitigate the costs and promote the benefit of open data on three levels at once: society, the disciplines and individual researchers.

https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.8.e86384

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Electronic Resources Librarian for Acquisitions at Binghamton University


The Electronic Resources Librarian for Acquisitions (ELRA) is responsible for the management of acquisitions workflows for new one-time and continuing electronic resources. The incumbent will facilitate the ordering and renewal process, including verifying vendors, order creation and invoicing.

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"Tumblr to Add Support for ActivityPub, the Social Protocol Powering Mastodon and Other Apps"


In practice, this means that Mastodon users can interact and follow users on other instances . . . . It makes for a web of social networks where users can find and follow each other without having to set up new accounts on each new service. . . . users on Mastodon could follow Tumblr users’ posts from their own Mastodon instance — without having to use the Tumblr app.

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Head of Digital Scholarship & Initiatives at Iowa State University


The Head of the Digital Scholarship and Initiatives (DSI) department is a dynamic and forward-thinking leader who can provide vision for the DSI. DSI is comprised of specialists that support digital collections, digital scholarship, and the digital repository and reports to the Associate University Librarian for Academic Services.

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