With the goal of helping the Queen’s community understand and navigate copyright and related legal systems so that they can more effectively teach, research, and disseminate their work, the Copyright Librarian supports faculty and students across campus with questions and issues related to copyright in higher education and scholarly communication. . . . Core activities include providing leadership and coordination for staff engaged in the work of copyright clearance and teaching the campus community about how copyright affects their work (e.g., offering one-on-one and group consultations with faculty, students and other researchers and creating resources such as webpage, videos, guides, and other similar resources to help educate and answer questions).
Through a nationwide survey of universities and research organizations in Australia and New Zealand, this article investigates the level of confidence that librarians working in scholarly communication have in their current competencies. The results show that, while respondents were generally confident across seven competency areas (institutional repository management, publishing services, research practice, copyright services, open access policies and scholarly communication landscape, data management services, and assessment and impact metrics), the majority combined their scholarly communication tasks with other roles.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Library’s curators, research divisions, digital imaging unit, metadata services, permissions office, rights clearance team, registrar, conservation units, and collections strategy department to shepherd the digitization of the Library’s myriad collections through the digitization workflows so that digitized collection items can be made available as broadly as possible for patron use and reuse.
Digital preservation relies on technological infrastructure (information and communication technology, ICT) that can have environmental impacts. While altering technology usage can reduce the impact of digital preservation practices, this alone is not a strategy for sustainable practice. Moving toward environmentally sustainable digital preservation requires critically examining the motivations and assumptions that shape current practice. The use of scalable cloud infrastructures can reduce the environmental impacts of long-term data preservation solutions.
The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library seeks a service-oriented Research Data Specialist to support faculty, staff, and student researchers by providing consultations and training on applied research data analysis across the data lifecycle. Areas of support include cleaning and manipulating data, experimental design, and statistical analysis. This position will also communicate methods and results, through scientific writing and data visualization design. The Research Data Specialist will guide researchers at all proficiency levels through the processes and tools needed to accomplish their data goals.
The nation’s chief scientist will this year recommend to government a radical departure from the way research is distributed in Australia, proposing a world-first model that shakes up the multi-billion-dollar publishing business so Australian readers don’t pay a cent. . . .The model goes much further than open access schemes in the US and Europe by including existing research libraries and has been designed specifically for Australia’s own challenges.
The digital archivist will be joining a technical services team of five who are dedicated to preserving and providing access to three groups of materials: an internationally-known women’s history repository, the institutional archives of Smith College, and a strong rare books and literary manuscripts repository. The digital archivist will design workflows that support our shared work of stewarding digital content and be a leader in shaping our processes, including the implementation of a digital preservation system.
Join the Research Data Service to help provide support for research data management, and to moderate submissions to the two University research data archives: Edinburgh DataShare, an open access data repository, and DataVault, a restricted-access long-term retention solution. We are seeking a Research Data Support Assistant to work with the Research Data Support team in Library Research Support to provide this key digital research service for the University community.
Supporting Software Preservation Services in Research and Memory Organizationsidentifies concepts, skill sets, barriers, and future directions related to software preservation work. Although definitions of "software" can vary across preservation contexts, the study found that there appears to be wide support for inter-organizational collaboration in software preservation. The report includes 13 recommendations for broadening representation in the field, defining the field, networking and community building, informal and formal learning, and implementing shared infrastructures and model practices.
The Digital Library Applications Administrator provides support for multiple software and web packages across Smith College Libraries, with a particular emphasis on tools used by Special Collections for the management, distribution, and preservation of archival holdings. This role builds connections to internal and external applications, and uses creativity and innovation to create new and exciting applications improving access and discovery of library resources.
Long has served as associate university librarian for information technology (IT) and digital scholarship at The University of Chicago (UChicago) since 2016, where she began her career in 1998. She currently oversees digital scholarship services for students and faculty at UChicago and is responsible for the library’s IT infrastructure that supports the preservation of digital archives, books, and data. She also served as interim library director and university librarian from December 2021 through April 2022.
Under the general direction of the Director of Library Services, and in specific collaboration with the library’s Chief Technology Officer and Chief of Communications, this role provides leadership for three essential service areas. . . . Digitization includes planning, development, and implementation of digitization activities and services, including digital imaging, digital repository development and maintenance. Digital engagement includes metadata oversight, description of collections, and public engagement and use of the Boston Public Library’s digital collections. . . Online services include responsibility for the strategic direction, design, development, implementation, and operation of the library’s online services, primarily delivered on web and mobile platforms, prioritizing ease of access over preservation goals.
The Global List of Digitally Endangered Species – The BitList – offers an accessible snapshot of the concerns expressed by the global digital preservation community with respect to the risks faced by diverse types of digital content in varied conditions and contexts. It provides an elementary assessment of the imminence and significance of the dangers faced by different, and at times overlapping classifications of digital materials. By identifying the urgency of action and significance of content, The BitList draws attention to those digital materials that, in the view of the global digital preservation community, require urgent action to remain viable.
Reporting to the Associate Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, the Library Web Services Developer is responsible for the design, development, organization, evaluation, and maintenance of the library’s web presence, including the website and mobile environment, and integrated web applications. As a member of the library’s Digital Initiatives Group (DIG), the Web Services Developer works closely with colleagues to develop and manage the library’s robust systems infrastructure.
In addition to outlining the LPC’s finances, assets, and membership, the Annual Report highlights several programmatic milestones, including:
- Deliverables from the Library Publishing Workflows project
- A landscape scan undertaken by the Preservation Task Force
- The launch of a joint project between LPC, ARL, and AUP to build connections between university-based publishing communities.
Reporting to the Director of Digital Research Services, the Digital Collections Librarian is responsible for overseeing and managing the numerous and varied digitization projects pursued by the Digital Collections unit. . . . This position will sustain and expand the Libraries’ data asset management capabilities. Serving as an expert on non-MARC metadata, the Digital Collections Librarian will direct and coordinate the integration of metadata into production of digital collections and digital exhibits.
This paper presents original research about the behaviours, histories, demographics, and motivations of scholars who code, specifically how they interact with version control systems locally and on the Web. By understanding patrons through multiple lenses—daily productivity habits, motivations, and scholarly needs—librarians and archivists can tailor services for software management, curation, and long-term reuse, raising the possibility for long-term reproducibility of a multitude of scholarship.
The University of Georgia Libraries seeks an innovative, service and outreach-focused director for a newly developed unit within the libraries, Research and Computational Data Management (RCDM). As the leader of this team, you will focus on building out research data management support and services as part of a campus-wide effort. You will also focus on strengthening and enhancing current and emerging areas of service, including Digital Humanities, Scholarly Communications, GIS, social science data and statistical services. . . . In 2021, the expenditures of the UGA research community totaled nearly $500 million, and we expect continual growth in externally funded research.
The SCN (https://www.oercommons.org/hubs/SCN) is an extension of an earlier, related, effort to create an open textbook about scholarly communication librarianship. That book, Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Knowledge, is forthcoming from ACRL in 2023. . . . Even if openly licensed, a book remains a relatively static resource. Scholarly communication is not static at all. Far from it, as many will attest and recognize through hard-won experience. Our contribution is the SCN, an online collection of contributed, modular, open content scoped to scholarly communication topics, which might complement the book or find use independent of it.
The University of Arizona Libraries seeks a Web Designer for Reclaiming the Border Narrative, an initiative funded by the Ford Foundation. The Web Designer will work with the Project Team including the Project Manager, Outreach Coordinator, Digital Project Archivist, and the Digital Accessibility Consultant. The Web Designer will support the development of project website and assist grantees with design elements for their projects.
Just a few companies dominate most of our critical informational resources. Often self-identifying as "data analytics" or "business solutions" operations, they supply the digital lifeblood that flows through the circulatory system of the internet. With their control over data, they can prevent the free flow of information, masterfully exploiting outdated information and privacy laws and curating online information in a way that amplifies digital racism and targets marginalized communities. They can also distribute private information to predatory entities.
The University Libraries at The University of Akron is seeking two dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individuals to develop multimedia products, web content, and learning objects employing learner-centered design to help users navigate and understand the University Library. Each position will focus on web development or digital content production. The individuals will foster user engagement with library digital and web-based content and assist in identifying, creating, and integrating new technologies into the library’s instructional programming.
A well-written Wikipedia page will cite scholarly publications with links to the articles in those citations that can be accessed immediately by users. At the 2019 Charleston Conference keynote, Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle claimed that 6% of Wikipedia readers click on a link in the footnotes (although another study found that it was more like 0.03%). In 2016, Wikipedia was the 6th-largest referrer for DOIs, with half of referrals successfully authenticating to access the article. External links on Wikipedia produce an estimated 7 million dollars of revenue per month. Given that Wikipedia is such a popular website, it’s unsurprising that academic publishers are actively pursuing ways to promote their work on Wikipedia.
The Systems and Applications Development Librarian will play a key role in enhancing and supporting library management systems and applications, and optimizing integration and interoperability with third-party systems and applications in order to enable efficient workflows and quality services that meet the needs of the diverse user community. They provide the technical knowledge and programming expertise needed for the development, integration, support and security of a wide array of library systems, applications and services; develop custom library applications to create efficiencies of the back-end functions for Library staff; adapt new and existing web technology and tools to improve the patrons’ experience of the Library’s online services; analyze, design and implement library systems infrastructures and user interfaces that provide a seamless discovery and access of library resources and services; explore new technologies to identify opportunities for effective application and the potential integration with other university and library systems; provide enhanced reports and data transformations related to library systems and services using various data science libraries.
Now that artificial intelligence (AI) tools are being widely used across academic publishing, how can we make informed assessments of these utilities? There is a need for a set of skills for evaluating new tools and measuring existing ones, which should enable anyone commissioning or managing AI utilities to understand what questions to ask, what parameters to measure and possible pitfalls to avoid when introducing a new utility. The skills required are not technical. Potential problems include bias in the corpus, a poor training set or poor use of metrics for evaluation. This article gives a quick overview of some of areas where AI tools are being used and how they work. It then provides a checklist for assessment. The goal is not to discredit AI, but to make effective use of it.