The Digital Archivist will play a critical role in managing and preserving our digital collections to ensure their long-term accessibility and usability. The Digital Archivist will be responsible for creating and implementing digital preservation plans, engaging in digital curation and collection development, providing guidance on metadata for digital materials, and supporting access to Texas State’s digital collections.
Open science is receiving widespread attention globally, and preprinting offers an important way to implement open science practices in scholarly publishing. To develop a systematic understanding of researchers’ adoption of and attitudes toward preprinting, we conducted a survey of authors of research papers published in 2021 and early 2022. Our survey results show that the US and Europe lead the way in the adoption of preprinting. US and European respondents reported a higher familiarity with and a stronger commitment to preprinting than their colleagues elsewhere in the world. The adoption of preprinting is much stronger in physics and astronomy as well as mathematics and computer science than in other research areas. Respondents identified free accessibility of preprints and acceleration of research communication as the most important benefits of preprinting. Low reliability and credibility of preprints, sharing results before peer review and premature media coverage are the most significant concerns about preprinting, emphasized in particular by respondents in the life and health sciences. According to respondents, the most crucial strategies to encourage preprinting are integrating preprinting into journal submission workflows and providing recognition for posting preprints.
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Discovery Services, the Head of Digital Services leads a team of librarians and professional staff who administer and maintain library digital and physical technologies. The Head of Digital Services will work to align digital services and technology with the needs of library users and staff through their leadership, project management, and assessment and planning. The Head of Digital Services will work in a highly-supportive and collegial culture that encourages active participation in meaningful and valuable skills training and professional development. This includes workshops, committee memberships, and engagement in programs that support the Library’s mission and its inclusion, diversity, equity, and access goals, while building connections and partnerships across DePaul’s wider academic and user community.
The general implications of AI for libraries are much discussed in library literature. But while this discussion takes place at the library-wide level, there are also important implications for subject librarians due to the specific uses of AI in different professions and areas of study. These are often overlooked as these specializations tend to publish in subject-specific journals. This article aims to address this research gap by providing a comparison and thematic analysis of this literature. Subject-specific library journals in the areas of law, health sciences, business, and humanities and social sciences were searched to identify relevant journal articles that discussed AI. 139 articles were identified and tagged with at least one category that reflected the nature of the discussion around AI. The following analysis showed that literature related to law had the greatest number of articles by far, though the publishing activity in all disciplines has increased significantly in the last 10 years. This article explores these trends to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the implications for subject-specific library work.
Imagine using AI to leverage the power of Dimensions with the click of a button. That’s exactly what you can do with Dimensions AI Assistant: your interaction with the world’s research knowledge is assisted by a powerful AI that takes you beyond keywords to a semantically rich summary with references, fully contextualizing the results and linking them with the literature. Digital Science has announced a closed beta release of Dimensions AI Assistant, which will allow users to achieve their goals quicker by helping them find the most relevant research and receive relevant synposes, leveraging the power of the Dimensions large language model, Dimensions General Science-BERT, and Open AI’s GPT models.
The NC State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Head, Data &am; Visualization Services. The Data & Visualization Services (DVS) department (7 librarians, 1 support staff, plus graduate student assistants) helps students and other researchers develop critical data science and visualization skills through expert consultation, workshops, and classroom instruction. The department provides support for a wide range of data lifecycle activities including data collection, discovery, access, evaluation, cleaning, management, modeling, analysis, geospatial techniques, and visualization.
The Associate Head, Data & Visualization Services shares management responsibility for the department, helping to set departmental goals and objectives and to foster a collaborative, motivating, and creative work environment. They oversee, promote, and directly participate in the department’s instruction program and workshop series, including teaching sessions in collaboration with course faculty and Libraries colleagues. In addition, the Associate Head supervises at least one staff member, while also offering training and guidance to all members of the DVS team on relevant areas of expertise.
Dryad provides a simple submission process that makes it easy for researchers to upload your datasets, apply metadata that makes them discoverable and reusable, and get a persistent identifier (DOI) you can use in grant reporting. Once submitted, datasets are made publicly accessible so they can be reused by others in order to advance scientific discovery and collaboration across disciplines. Dryad also provides an extensive library of existing datasets from various sources, including those funded by NIH grants, that are completely free to access and reuse.
The Assistant Dean will partner to create a shared vision for and advance the development and implementation of applications, systems, and technology services that enhance digital initiatives and library operations and work with a wide variety of campus partners to ensure robust library support for the teaching, research, and service needs of the university community. As a senior leader within the Libraries, the Assistant Dean will demonstrate in-depth knowledge of trends and emerging solutions in areas relevant to library technology and digital initiatives; engage in appropriate national and consortial dialogs; seek mutually beneficial collaborations with peer institutions; and contribute to the fields of library technology and digital initiatives through active professional engagement.
Scopus AI will help early-career researchers and seasoned academics alike through:
- Summarized views based on Scopus abstracts: Researchers obtain a concise and trustworthy snapshot of any research topic, complete with academic references, reducing lengthy reading time and the risk of hallucinations.
- Easy navigation to “Go Deeper Links” for extended exploration: Scopus AI provides relevant queries for further exploration, leading to hidden insights in various research topics.
- Natural language queries: Researchers can ask questions about a subject in a natural, conversational manner.
- A soon-to-be-added graphical representation, offering new perspectives of interconnected research themes: Scopus AI visually maps search results, offering a comprehensive overview that allows researchers to navigate complex relationships easily.
Under the supervision of the Head of Metadata Services, the Audiovisual Metadata Librarian will lead description of audiovisual materials across all collecting areas of Washington University Libraries Special Collections, and oversee administration the collection management system Axiell [digital asset management system]. This position will work collaboratively with curators and other staff to maintain efficient and effective management and description of film and media materials.
The purpose of this case study is to share reproducible workflows for digitization, enhanced with automation, that can be adopted by other institutions who aim to increase accessibility and discoverability of their unique institutional research. Few studies have shared their workflows in a detailed, transparent way that can be reproduced by others who are interested in taking on digitization projects to improve access and discoverability via an institutional repository.
- Participates in the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of core digital initiatives.
- Assists in the design, creation, and maintenance of websites and other digital applications.
- Creates and/or adds appropriate metadata, classification, and search capabilities to facilitate easy access to and ongoing maintenance of available content.
The number of open access articles published in hybrid journals has increased recently. However, there are concerns over the practice of double dipping, when hybrid journals charge for publishing the same article twice, once for subscription and once for open access. To determine whether double dipping occurs, this study examined the relationship between the subscription prices for hybrid journals and the proportions of open access articles in hybrid journals. . . . The findings suggest that article processing charges rise in tandem with increased subscription prices; therefore, university libraries and consortiums must exercise caution when making subscription contracts with publishers.
Reporting to the Director of the Gilmore Music Library, the Digital Archivist will lead projects and ongoing work that enables access to born digital and digitized content from the Music Special Collections. Additionally, the role will be responsible for supporting the processing of born digital content within Music Special Collections. The role will also act as the primary project manager for all ongoing project work within Music Special Collections.
Big Ten Open Books connects readers everywhere to fully accessible, trusted books from leading university presses. The first collection of 100 books is on the subject of Gender and Sexuality Studies. The ebooks are free-to-read by anyone with an Internet connection. They are also openly-licensed under Creative Commons licenses which make most of the titles free-to-reuse in any non-commercial way. . . .
The works in this collection have all been previously published by university presses and have undergone a rigorous selection and quality certification process that allows readers and users of this collection to trust the veracity of the content made available. Participating presses are Indiana University Press, Michigan State University Press, Northwestern University Press, Purdue University Press, University of Michigan Press, and University of Wisconsin Press.