Currently, there are numerous gaps in geographic and domain coverage and some authors will choose to deposit their research outputs into another type of repository, such as an institutional or generalist repository. . . . To address these gaps, a COAR-ASAPbio Working Group on Preprint in Repositories identified ten recommended practices for managing preprints across three areas: linking, discovery, and editorial processes. While we acknowledge that many of these practices are not currently in use by institutional and generalist repositories, we hope that these recommendations will encourage repositories around the world that collect preprints to begin to apply them locally.
Stewards, supervises, and manages the Hesburgh Libraries’ Digital Strategies and Technology (DST) Division, its personnel, and its resources in ways that advance the mission, vision, strategic priorities, goals, objectives, key results, and values of the University of Notre Dame and its main library system. The DST Division has stewardship and oversight responsibilities for departments that manage Hesburgh Libraries’ technology functions, including library applications, web and software engineering, support and solutions analysis, enterprise systems, and the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship
Most clinical studies posted as preprints on medRxiv and subsequently published in peer-reviewed journals had concordant study characteristics, results, and final interpretations. With more than three-fourths of preprints published in journals within 24 months, these results may suggest that many preprints report findings that are consistent with the final peer-reviewed publications.
After training, AlphaCode solved about 34% of assigned problems, DeepMind reports this week in Science. . . . To further test its prowess, DeepMind entered AlphaCode into online coding competitions. In contests with at least 5000 participants, the system outperformed 45.7% of programmers. The researchers also compared its programs with those in its training database and found it did not duplicate large sections of code or logic. It generated something new—a creativity that surprised Ellis.
The Systems/Technology Librarian manages library technology to provide services and enhance access to information resources in all formats, including database and systems administration and full stack web application development. This position leads the development and implementation of library technologies and applications; serves as systems administrator for the Intergrated Library System (ILS); and configures and maintains the proxy server; and is the primary liaison to Innovative Interfaces and database vendors. The Systems/Technology Librarian trains and supports library staff on the use of the ILS and other applications; collaborates with Leatherby Libraries, and the University on technology-related issues; and develops and documents policies and procedures.This position reports to the Law Library Director.
Christoper J. Prom is a Professor in the University Library and currently serves in two administrative roles: Acting Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation — Humanities, Arts and Related Fields (May 2022 – ) and Associate Dean for Digital Strategies — University Library (2018 – ). From 2000 to 2018, he served as Assistant University Archivist in the University of Illinois Archives.
Under the general direction of the Digital Applications Manager, the position will plan, guide and help implement the continued development of the UC Davis Aggie Experts — research information management system (RIMS). The Aggie Experts team includes contributions from senior design personnel, application programmers, UI design, and project owners.
Not only should libraries pay for access to that number of articles in the next year, they should multiply it by two. This will mean that likely about half the prepaid article uses will go unclaimed by a libraries’ community during the coverage year. To justify the "double" payment, these unclaimed uses shall be made available for any online reader during the following year. . . . I call this plan Read & Let Read (R&LR).
The Copyright Librarian provides expertise and support to Leatherby Libraries’ Access Services (interlibrary loan and course reserves); Resources and Scholarly Communications; Special Collections and Archives, including the Center for American War Letters Archives; and other library departments on interpretation of copyright law, best practices, copyright education, assistance obtaining copyright permissions, review of digitization projects and sharing of archival materials, copyright review of data management, library blogs and other promotional materials, and copyright policy development, in consultation with Library Administration and Chapman University’s Legal Affairs.
In this study, we identified 3343 COVID-19–related preprints posted on medRxiv in 2020. Our March 2022 search indicated that 1712 of those preprints (51.2%) were subsequently published in the peer-reviewed literature; this number increased to 1742 (52.1%) when we repeated the search in October 2022. Not considering January 2020, in which only 1 article on COVID-19 was posted, the rate of subsequent publication in a scientific journal ranged from 43.5% (94 of 216 preprints; observed in March 2020) to 60.6% (177 of 292 preprints posted in August 2020). The Table shows the top 25 of 579 peer-reviewed journals in which these preprints were published; 827 preprints (47.5%) were subsequently published in quartile 1 journals (Figure).
The purpose of the Open Research Engagement Librarian is to support the open research agenda, identifying opportunities to communicate with and engage King’s researchers, staff in Libraries & Collections, and the wider King’s community. The postholder will work with the Open Research team, ensuring stakeholders are informed, consulted, and enthused about opportunities and developments in open research. This will include scholarly publishing, open data, bibliometrics, funder policies, and developments in the publishing landscape. They will be responsible for developing a programme of advocacy, knowledge sharing, and training, to promote and embed open research practices across the College.
Using image accessibility and alt text as a lens, our objective was to evaluate how open access journals incorporate disability accessibility as part of open access publishing. Using a random sample of 300 English language open access journals, we assessed author guidelines to understand image requirements for submissions and open access statements to understand how journals conceive of openness and accessibility. We found that most open access journals do not include disability accessibility elements in their guidelines to authors when submitting images as part of their scholarship. While over half the journals had required parameters for image submission, none of them required alt text. And while the majority of journals included the word 'access' or 'accessibility' in their open access statements, almost none included disability or inclusion related terms.
As the Data Curation Specialist for Workflows and Big Data, you will develop and maintain workflows to support the deposit, transfer, sharing, and curation of data into Deep Blue Data or other repositories in partnership with library and campus stakeholders. You will also create or improve workflows to connect the repository with university infrastructure, such as those needed to demonstrate compliance with federal data sharing requirements. You will also serve as the primary service contact for working with and curating large (hundreds of GB or more) or complex data sets. You will be a part of the Deep Blue Repository and Research Data Services (DBRRDS) department and report to its Director.
The Social Sciences Data Librarian will build and strengthen partnerships and related library services in the disciplines of economics, sociology, public policy, and other research areas that rely on numeric, financial, polling, and survey data. . . . The essential functions of this position are to design, deliver, and assess curriculum-aligned educational programming, conduct outreach to data-intensive academic programs and groups, including Economics, Sociology, Public Policy, and related areas, and provide reference and consultative support to students and faculty in domains of responsibility. This support includes using an array of tools and frameworks to create, process, and analyze data.
This study presents the results of an online survey that benchmarked the organization of information technology (IT) functions in academic library members of the Association of Research Libraries. The survey investigated whether responsibility for 14 key areas resided in the libraries or in an institution-level information technology department, whether responsibilities have shifted over the past 20 years, satisfaction with services provided, assessment methods used to evaluate information technology services, and top challenges facing library IT.
The Digital Scholarship Librarian plays a critical role in the development and delivery of digital scholarship programs and services to the UIC community. This position will provide instruction, consults, and training to UIC faculty and students in support of digital scholarship and digital humanities research methods. This position reports to Head of Assessment and Scholarly and Communications and will work closely with the Assessment and Scholarly Communications team, liaison librarians, digital programs librarians, and other faculty and staff across the libraries.
In separate court filings this week, lawyers for Amazon and the Big Five publishers said that a revived class action suit accusing them of colluding to fix e-book prices is not significantly different from the case that was dismissed in September for lack of evidence, and should not be allowed to go forward.
Meanwhile, Meta has invested a staggering $100bn on metaverse research and development to date, $15bn in the past year alone—with apparently little to show for it. . . . In April, Sony and Lego invested $2bn in Epic’s metaverse vision. In January, Microsoft moved to acquire another games giant, Activision Blizzard, makers of World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Call of Duty and Candy Crush, for nearly $70bn. . . The metaverse was valued at nearly $23bn last year and is expected to grow nearly 40% a year for the rest of the decade. As the Epic co-founder and CEO Tim Sweeney put it last year: "The next three years are going to be critical for all of the metaverse-aspiring companies. . . . Whoever brings on a billion users first would be the presumed leader in setting the standards."
The Digital Content Services Librarian will: Manage digitization projects from conception to delivery. Coordinate with multiple stakeholders, experts, and service providers on all phases, including idea generation, feasibility assessments and reviews, proposal generation, prioritization of projects, project planning, budgeting, preservation and conservation review, imaging or reformatting, metadata creation, ingest, testing, and promotion.
The paper is divided into three parts. Part 1 traces the historical events that led to the modern system of scientific research, funding, knowledge dissemination, and recognition, which largely confines health and medical knowledge production to those in HICs [high income countries]. By understanding our shared past and the rise of structural barriers to global health equity, we can better inform our shared path to dismantle them. Part 2 takes a clear-eyed look at where the scientific community is now. Are the ideals of Open Medicine playing out as envisioned? Are the benefits of Open Medicine shared amongst all of humanity, or with only a select few? Lastly, Part 3 offers ideas and recommendations for all stakeholders to chart a path to bring Open Medicine into alignment with its goals and aspirations.
The Data Curation and Research Reproducibility Specialist is a joint position between the Library’s Deep Blue Repository and Research Data Services unit and MIDAS. This position is centered on understanding the needs of researchers in the reproducibility of their work, building resources to address these needs, curating research data submitted to the Deep Blue Data repository with an emphasis on supporting reproducibility, and developing applicable standards and practical tools to improve data quality.
In late 2021, the Library of Congress adopted several exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provision prohibiting circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. In other words, they created a set of exceptions to the general legal rule against cracking digital locks on things like DVDs, software, and video games. The exemptions are set out in regulations published by the Copyright Office. They went into effect on October 28, 2021 and last until October 28th, 2024. This guide is intended to help preservationists determine whether their activities are protected by the new exemptions. It includes important updates to the first edition to reflect changes in the rule to allow offsite access to non-game software, along with a few other technical changes.
This oversight and responsibility for this role include budget management, communications, and assessment of the library management system, discovery services, digital repository systems, archival platforms, website services, and other applications that support the mission of the individual libraries across the Tufts campuses. Reporting to the Vice President for Information Technology & CIO (Chief Information Officer), Chris Sedore, the Director of Library Technology Services serves as a member of the CIO Council and the Tufts Libraries Council and supervises a group of talented librarians and technologists that identify, develop and implement technology-intensive solutions that support the libraries at Tufts University.
In Copyright’s Broken Promise, John Willinsky presents the case for reforming copyright law so that it supports, rather than impedes, public access to research and scholarship. He draws on the legal strategy of statutory licensing to set out the terms and structures by which the Copyright Act could ensure that publishers are fairly compensated for providing immediate open access.
Reporting to the Deputy Director of Library Services, the post-holder of this new role will work as part of the Loughborough campus Library Team to manage, implement and enhance the Library’s technologies ensuring that they align with our business processes, so we maximise their potential.