Provides leadership in the development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of digital scholarly initiatives. Participates in the Library’s Faculty Partnership program. Participates in the Library’s instruction program. Provides research support.
This column describes how one library seeks to mitigate harms or to optimize protections and advantages resulting from journal licenses. Progress toward improved licensing outcomes is described with examples or with qualitative data, from a comprehensive overview of one library’s journal licenses. Discussion includes so-called transformative agreements, a variety of rights, non-disclosure and data privacy clauses, term and termination, and transfer obligations.
The Program Manager will assist the library team in serving students, faculty and staff. The Program Manager will educate students regarding data analysis, data visualization, virtual reality, and the advantages of using these as well as other emerging software and technology. Additionally, the Program Manager will identify trends and introduce workshops to enhance data literacy.
The wider a research result is communicated the higher its impact and benefits. Online journals are today the most effective means of communicating research result. However, majority of the Nigerian journals are still in print. Thus, this paper collected data from the Nigerian universities as the leading journal publishers in the country in order to bring out the situation of online journal publishing in the country. A semi-structured questionnaire was sent to all the universities; 28 responses were found to be valid for the analysis. In addition, the researcher analysed the content of Ajol and Doaj to discover the evidences for online journal publishing from Nigeria. And finally search for literature on the use of OJS in Nigeria was conducted. Consequently, it is discovered that majority of the university-based journals in Nigeria are in print only. The journals don’t leverage on the supporting services from Ajol programme. Thus, it is recommended that individual researchers, universities, journal publishers and research funders in Nigeria should recognise the importance and make use of online journal publishing platforms. It is also recommended that major commercial publishers should devise means of penetrating the journal publishing market in Nigeria.
Reporting to the Associate Vice Provost for Research, Instruction, and Access Services, the Research Data Management Librarian partners with colleagues to offer RDM consultations, data repository development, outreach, and archiving support/deposit consultations. This position is responsible for forming relationships with the appropriate campus, state, and national data and reproducibility organizations.
Across disciplines, researchers increasingly recognize that open science and reproducible research practices may accelerate scientific progress by allowing others to reuse research outputs and by promoting rigorous research that is more likely to yield trustworthy results. While initiatives, training programs, and funder policies encourage researchers to adopt reproducible research and open science practices, these practices are uncommon in many fields. Researchers need training to integrate these practices into their daily work. We organized a virtual brainstorming event, in collaboration with the German Reproducibility Network, to discuss strategies for making reproducible research and open science training the norm at research institutions. Here, we outline eleven strategies, concentrated in three areas: (1) offering training, (2) adapting research assessment criteria and program requirements, and (3) building communities. We provide a brief overview of each strategy, offer tips for implementation, and provide links to resources. Our goal is to encourage members of the research community to think creatively about the many ways they can contribute and collaborate to build communities, and make reproducible research and open science training the norm. Researchers may act in their roles as scientists, supervisors, mentors, instructors, and members of curriculum, hiring or evaluation committees. Institutional leadership and research administration and support staff can accelerate progress by implementing change across their institutions.
On Saturday, in a surprise move, senators backed off their position and accepted the House’s counterproposal, which solidifies tenure in state law and places more power to make future changes to tenure in the hands of state lawmakers rather that individual university system boards.
Reporting to the Head of Development, Infrastructure, and Applications, the Programmer Analyst-A develops, maintains, and integrates computing systems and software in support of Columbia’s Digital Library and Scholarly Technologies Program. This includes working as necessary in all of the Development, Infrastructure & Application Group’s principal languages, tools and platforms. In addition to application development, the position is responsible for supporting data conversions and migrations directly, via tool development, and with process automation. The position is responsible for researching and evaluating new software solutions.
The 22-word statement, trimmed short to make it as broadly acceptable as possible, reads as follows: "Mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority alongside other societal-scale risks such as pandemics and nuclear war."
This position will support the development and maintenance of new and existing applications, services, and integrations using a variety of platforms and languages as part of a team in Library IT Application Development department in Library IT division.. The Library IT Applications department has responsibility for writing, maintaining, and supporting all library applications, including digital project workflows, the library’s internal and external web services, including integrations with library discovery platforms,and the digital collections management system(s), and integrations with campus technology services and platforms.
Gold Open Access 2017-2022: Articles in Journals (GOA8) is now available in print book, PDF ebook, and dataset forms. The print book–a 6×9 trade paperback with color graphs–is $11.50 (or the nearest equivalent in other currencies supported by Lulu), of which I receive a stunning $0.24. The PDF ebook and dataset are both free, and all versions are CC-BY.
The Columbia University Libraries seek a creative, critical-thinking, and collaborative Project Manager to join the Libraries’ Digital Project Management Unit. Reporting to the Associate Director of Digital Project Management, the incumbent will lead the entire project lifecycle of digital projects produced in partnership with various stakeholders and library units. They will also help foster the application of project management principles and best practices throughout the libraries. Subject to business needs, we may support flexible and hybrid/work arrangements. Options will be discussed during the interview process.
Author attitudes towards Open Access (OA) remains an important area of investigation in academic publishing. The successful implementation of new OA infrastructure and business models depend on their reception within scholarly communities. This paper proposes "Open Access Culture"—the set of beliefs, practices, and attitudes towards OA publishing shared by members of an academic field—as a framework to understand how OA innovations are and will be received by different scholarly communities. The investigation of OA culture helps identify the needs of individual academic fields (e.g., the importance of print publishing for a particular field), thus foregrounding author preferences in the publishing process. The University of Michigan Press (UMP) is drawing upon the OA Culture framework to aid the implementation of its OA monograph initiative. UMP has undertaken research (author survey as well as editor, author, and librarian interviews) to understand how the monograph initiative will integrate different fields. This paper presents results of this research demonstrating the application of the OA Culture framework to several fields, as well the Humanities, Arts, and Humanistic Social Sciences (HSS) more broadly. This is one way that University Presses may take an author-centered approach to OA publishing programs, one that foregrounds the needs of individual authors and considers their unique disciplinary context. Moreover, the paper offers a recent view of sentiments towards OA in the HSS and thus helps to contextualize the current OA landscape.
The Director leads the library technical and physical operations and collaborates on campus-wide IT projects and library building projects, including the library strategic space plan. They will lead key technology and facilities projects affecting the library’s infrastructure, technical services and staff/patron safety.
This report synthesizes the two associations’ joint exploration of the need for, and nature of, alignment of research libraries with their universities’ STEM priorities. The report notes the challenges to be overcome, and provides examples of the ways libraries are already working to strengthen and support STEM at their institutions. The report includes a summary of common themes as well as observations of each institution visited.
The Technical Lead for Library Systems will provide customer service excellence by partnering with clients to administer, support, and train staff on library applications. This position will take ownership in guiding and managing the solutions used for library collections acquisition, access, discovery, and management. The Technical Lead will oversee, monitor, and administer enterprise services including the library services platform, supporting applications, and custom integrations.
As discussed at our joint UCOLASC and Council of University Librarians (CoUL) meeting held on February 15, 2023, the Project Transform Negotiating Team (PTNT) and Project Transform Working Group (PTWG) have learned that many publishers are requiring University of California (UC) authors to sign "License to Publish" (LTP) agreements, which purport to grant exclusive rights to publishers and contravene the spirit of the open access (OA) policies and declarations strongly endorsed by UC faculty.We find this now-common practice to be unacceptable and therefore ask you to prioritize the issue of author rights and act on our behalf when you negotiate with publishers. . . .
UCOLASC urges the Project Transform Negotiating Team (PTNT) to negotiate transformative open access agreements with publishers stipulating that authors only grant "limited" or "nonexclusive" licenses to publishers. Liberal Creative Commons (CC) licenses (e.g., CC BY) should be applied as the default choice, and licenses that restrict commercial and derivative uses of the work (e.g., CC BY-NC, CC BY-ND, and CC BY-NC-ND) should function as originally intended with authors always free to do whatever they want with their own works.
The Open Source Programs Office (OSPO) at Johns Hopkins University is seeking an OSPO Program Manager to expand support for open-source programs and communities at JHU. By creating the first OSPO at a US university, JHU has led the way in defining what it means for an academic institution to embrace open source. The OSPO Program Manager will continue the expansion of OSPO capabilities by collaborating with faculty, researchers, staff, and students who are actively engaged in open-source software development, community management, governance deliberations, and sustainability planning. . . .Not only will you be engaging with colleagues and students at JHU, but also with other emerging OSPOs across the academic landscape as well as community stakeholders and more established open source programs in industry.
In this article, we share how a small, independent, academic open access (OA) press, punctum books, has survived and can maybe thrive financially, but also in terms of human quality of life dividends, in the very precarious landscape of making and funding open books. Tracing the history of the press and our bumpy road to better financial sustainability, and the ways in which we have settled upon a business model that purposefully "scales small," we argue that the mission and the business model of any OA book publisher must be in better alignment than is currently the case in much of academic publishing and that bibliodiversity, along with an ethics of care—of ourselves, our authors, and the librarians who fund us—should be paramount in everything we do as a publisher. We also offer a brief survey of the current state of the field of library funded OA books initiatives in order to raise some questions about the weight and logics of these initiatives and, with more and more players entering this scene, about the viability more largely of consortial library funding for OA books in the United States.
Work projects provide opportunities to hone skills in design, development, and support of application software such as: Flask/Django based python applications, Drupal, Omni CMS, and other library centric software. Functions include investigating and evaluating user requirements while maintaining accessibility standards. Duties assigned to this position can include application requirement review, application development, system expansion and testing, and database design among other assignments.
You will manage and administer STFC’s Open Access publishing systems and processes, coordinating and overseeing deposit of research papers into the ePubs repository. Working with colleagues you will develop and support workflows for open access and contribute to the ongoing review and development of the publications repository, ensuring funder and organisational open access requirements are met.
In Athena Unbound, Peter Baldwin offers an up-to-date look at the ideals and history behind OA, and unpacks the controversies that arise when the dream of limitless information slams into entrenched interests in favor of the status quo. . . .
Baldwin addresses the arguments in terms of disseminating scientific research, the history of intellectual property and copyright, and the development of the university and research establishment. As he notes, the hard sciences have already created a funding model that increasingly provides open access, but at the cost of crowding out the humanities. Baldwin proposes a new system that would shift costs from consumers to producers and free scholarly knowledge from the paywalls and institutional barriers that keep it from much of the world.
This role is responsible for conducting and overseeing copy cataloging while ensuring the maintenance and oversight of correct and appropriate metadata standards throughout library collections and across departments, including Archives and Special Collections. The Coordinator also works closely with Olin Library librarians as a resource, collaborative partner, initiator, and promoter of scholarly communications projects related to publishing, open access collections, student and faculty research, and Rollins Scholarship Online.
If ten years ago, publishers sold most of their books to libraries and book stores, today Amazon leads sales by a large margin. Some publishers do more than half of their total sales on Amazon, making them quite vulnerable and susceptible to the algorithmic tweaks of the commercial behemoth. To make things worse, the vast majority of publishers have no direct line of communication with Amazon, so there is no way to negotiate better terms and conditions or report issues. This has had far reaching implications including the type of content (more trade titles) that these publishers now prioritize (see more on this below).
Manage libraries web presence: Ensure an effective web presence for the Libraries through content management and utilization of appropriate web platforms in use across the BU Libraries system, including and especially for information services delivered over the WordPress and SpringShare publishing platforms. Provide resources, support, and training to library colleagues, including liaisons, subject specialists, managers, and administrative coordinators, in the usage of these platforms to deliver research and learning support information to target audiences.