One model of open peer review that aligns well with the work of information professionals, particularly those with information literacy instruction duties, is an open peer review podcast. This type of podcast, recorded before a manuscript is submitted for publication, brings an informal peer review process into the open as a host facilitates critical discussion of a research output between the researcher and a reviewer. This approach fosters a supportive community with shared values while utilizing the affordances of podcasting to make invisible labor visible and bring whole personhood into scholarship and scholarly communication.
The Electronic Resources Librarian negotiates licensing for and acquires library materials in all formats, with an emphasis on e-book and streaming video content. They assist in the management of e-resources from a variety of acquisition models, including evidence-based, demand-driven, approval plans, and package purchases. The position develops and documents workflows, processes, and best practices to support e-resource lifecycles within an electronic resource management system (ERMS) environment, and manages discovery and administrative metadata for e-resources, including creating, loading, updating, maintaining, and withdrawing records for e-resources.
Investigates whether junior researchers believe that the scholarly communication system is changing in a significant way, whether they have contributed to the changes they envisaged, whether the pandemic has fast-forwarded change and what they thought a transformed system might look like. The data are drawn from the Harbingers-2 project, which investigated the impact of the pandemic on the scholarly communications attitudes and behaviours of early career researchers (ECRs). . . . A majority of ECRs thought that there had been significant changes in the scholarly system, and a large minority thought that the pandemic was responsible. Most of them wanted a system that was more open in terms of open access and open data, with a third taking personal action to bring about change.
A member of the Content and Digital Environments team, you will be responsible for administering UEL’s Research Repository for research outputs, ensuring compliance with deadlines and with copyright and publisher requirements. You will provide training and assistance on Open Access, support compliance with UEL’s open access policy and external policies, playing a key role in preparation for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF).
The company reportedly plans to begin training the new large language model early in 2024, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg evidently pushing for it to once again be free for companies to create AI tools with. . . .
OpenAI said in April that it wasn’t training a GPT-5 and "won’t for some time," but Apple has reportedly been dumping millions of dollars daily into its own "Ajax" AI model that it apparently thinks is more powerful than even GPT-4.
Primary duties will include teaching scripting languages/AI-ML courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, and performing service as assigned by the [University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies] … The successful candidate will develop and teach courses related to the technical aspects of information science in areas including programming and scripting languages (Python, R, SQL, C++, etc.) as well as developing courses that apply AI/ML methods to information problems.
"The Board finds that the Work contains more than a de minimis amount of content generated by artificial intelligence ("AI"), and this content must therefore be disclaimed in an application for registration. Because Mr. Allen is unwilling to disclaim the AI-generated material, the Work cannot be registered as submitted," the office wrote in its decision.
The Systems Librarian is responsible for administrating web-based technologies and maintaining the systems necessary to support the A.R. Dykes Library. This position optimizes third-party library applications and serves as the CMS editor for the library website and library SharePoint site. The responsibilities include support, maintenance, and implementation of the library’s broad range of systems such as discovery tools, vendor hosted EZProxy server, link-out applications, and chat service.
The Internet Archive announced today that it has appealed its loss in a major ebook copyright case. A notice indicates that it’s filed with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Hachette v. Internet Archive, a publishing industry lawsuit over the nonprofit group’s Open Library program. . . .
Court documents indicate the Internet Archive is still preparing its response to the lawsuit by UMG and other record labels; a pretrial conference in that case is currently scheduled for October.
"Specifically, if a third party sues a commercial customer for copyright infringement for using Microsoft’s Copilots or the output they generate, we will defend the customer and pay the amount of any adverse judgments or settlements that result from the lawsuit, as long as the customer used the guardrails and content filters we have built into our products," writes Microsoft.
Further information: "Microsoft Announces New Copilot Copyright Commitment for Customers."
Reporting to the Head of Digital Archives and working closely with the Director of the Rose Library and the Interim Archival Systems Program Manager, the Irish Poetry and Virtual Reading Room Project Manager will lead the Rose Library’s Mellon Foundation–funded initiative to explore the viability of establishing a virtual reading room to share the Rose Library’s Irish poetry collections more effectively with users in Ireland. The Project Manager will coordinate efforts to define the current challenges inhibiting access to the Rose’s Irish poetry collections; identify key partners and stakeholders amongst Irish libraries, archives, and cultural centers; conduct focus groups amongst researchers to identify research challenges for Irish collections; complete an environmental scan of virtual reading room models and practices; investigate copyright considerations and licensing requirements for a virtual reading room focused on literary collections; determine the scope, requirements, and costs of digitizing key collections; scope, plan, and assess an experimental remote access method; create workflows and documentation for remote users and external partners; draft user stories and requirements for a future virtual reading room; and make recommendations for social, legal, and technological ways to expand the current methods of discovery and delivery of Irish literary papers held by the Rose Library.
This paper provides a literature review of academic library collection activities related to the provision of streaming video content in support of higher education curricula. It reviews the budgetary, collection management, licensing, technology, and acquisition processes and associated challenges that the provision of streaming video content poses for academic libraries in offering this much needed content to their patron base. The authors present a recent history of developing academic video collections, the transition to and increased demand for the streaming video format, and the evaluations required of funding models and vendor supply models to make the availability of streaming video content sustainable in the academic environment.
The Scholarly Communication Librarian helps campus stakeholders understand the benefits of models of disseminating research that are innovative, impactful, and open. The librarian develops, coordinates, and promotes services related to scholarly publishing, including open access to the scholarly record, copyright, and fair use.
We are seeking an Associate Dean of Technology Strategy & Digital Services who will be responsible for developing and implementing a long-term vision and strategy for Information Technology and Digital Services at the Sheridan Libraries and University Museums. The ideal candidate is a skilled organizational leader with experience successfully completing large scale, complex projects requiring multi-disciplinary coordination and significant collaboration with researchers, vendors, and staff. The Associate Dean works with peers across campus and with external partners to develop collaborative solutions that support data-intensive research, open science, and the discovery and preservation of digital assets. The position provides oversight of technology units that create innovative systems as well as maintaining a robust, integrated, and secure technology infrastructure, and of digital services that support faculty and students in their use of digital tools and techniques in their scholarship and learning.
This brief research report analyzes the availability of Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) worldwide, highlighting the dominance of large publishing houses and the need for unique persistent identifiers to increase the visibility of publications from developing countries. The study reveals that a considerable amount of publications from developing countries are excluded from the global flow of scientific information due to the absence of DOIs, emphasizing the need for alternative publishing models. The authors suggest that the availability of DOIs should receive more attention in scholarly communication and scientometrics, contributing to a necessary debate on DOIs relevant for librarians, publishers, and scientometricians.
The User Experience and Assessment Librarian performs UX/UI design and user research to integrate library systems and tools to improve user experiences. This position serves on the Library Web Team and maintains effective and accessible content across Library and Technology Services websites and web applications. This position supports library data analysis and reporting needs, as well as provides training and consultation on assessment and reporting strategies to library staff.
This survey analyzes the quality of the portable document format (PDF) documents in online repositories in Switzerland, examining their accessibility for people with visual impairments. Two minimal accessibility features were analysed: the PDFs had to have tags and a hierarchical heading structure. The survey also includes interviews with the managers or heads of multiple Swiss universities’ repositories . . . An analysis of interviewee responses indicates an overall lack of awareness of PDF accessibility, and shows that online repositories currently have no concrete plans to address the issue. This paper concludes by presenting a set of recommendations for online repositories to improve the accessibility of their PDF documents.
The Data Services Specialist leads Fondren Library’s services focused on research data, including the discovery, analysis, visualization, and management of data. The Data Services Specialist conducts consultations, workshops, and other programming and develops data services that support Rice University’s teaching and research mission.
The growing impact of preprint servers enables the rapid sharing of time-sensitive research. Likewise, it is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish high-quality, peer-reviewed research from preprints. Although preprints are often later published in peer-reviewed journals, this information is often missing from preprint servers. To overcome this problem, the PreprintResolver was developed, which uses four literature databases (DBLP, SemanticScholar, OpenAlex, and CrossRef / CrossCite) to identify preprint-publication pairs for the arXiv preprint server. . . . Experiments were performed on a sample of 1,000 arXiv-preprints from the research field of computer science and without any publication information. . . . The results show that the PreprintResolver was able to resolve 603 out of 1,000 (60.3 %) arXiv-preprints from the research field of computer science and without any publication information. . . . In conclusion the PreprintResolver is suitable for individual, manually reviewed requests, but less suitable for bulk requests. The PreprintResolver tool (this https URL, Available from 2023-08-01) and source code (this https URL, Accessed: 2023-07-19) is available online.
The AI and Emerging Technologies Librarian will play a crucial role in the integration and management of new and emerging technologies at MSU Libraries, with special attention to the burgeoning impact of AI. The position combines expertise in library science and emerging technologies to enhance and streamline library services and operations. The AI and Emerging Technologies Librarian will work collaboratively across units and divisions to develop, implement, and maintain services and programs that support the teaching, research and service missions of the university.
This report is intended to help you get started using persistent identifiers (PIDs) for digital objects. Its intended audience is people who are involved in digital preservation in heritage and research organizations. The report answers questions such as: "What are persistent identifiers?", "Why are they important?", "Which type should you choose?", "Are you ready for them?", and "How should you implement them?". The report does not specifically cover persistent identifiers for people, organizations, grants, workflows, and so on, but some of the same general concepts would also apply
You will maintain and develop our Alma Library Services Platform (LSP) and associated services at LSBU and South Bank Colleges (SBC), providing relevant operational training and advice to LSCS Staff. You will build effective working relationships, with an emphasis on collaboration and consultation with all the relevant stakeholders. You will have strong prioritisation and attention to detail skills, as well the ability to proactively innovate to deliver creative solutions and efficient workflows across the Alma, Primo, Leganto and Rapido modules.
Most research funders require Data Management Plans (DMPs). The review process can be time consuming, since reviewers read text documents submitted by researchers and provide their feedback. Moreover, it requires specific expert knowledge in data stewardship, which is scarce. Machine-actionable Data Management Plans (maDMPs) and semantic technologies increase the potential for automatic assessment of information contained in DMPs. However, the level of automation and new possibilities are still not well-explored and leveraged. This paper discusses methods for the automation of DMP assessment. It goes beyond generating human-readable reports. It explores how the information contained in maDMPs can be used to provide automated pre-assessment or to fetch further information, allowing reviewers to better judge the content. We map the identified methods to various reviewer goals.
Stanford Medicine is seeking a collaborative, innovative, and resourceful Electronic Resources Librarian (Librarian 3) responsible for administration, access, maintenance, and troubleshooting support of the library’s electronic resources.
Since September of 2019, a task group within the European Open Science Cloud – EOSC Nordic Project, work-package 5 (T5.3.2), has focused its attention on machine-actionable Data Management Plans (maDMPs). A delivery working-paper from the group (Hasan et al. 2021) concluded in summary that extracting useful information from traditional free-text based DMPs is problematic. While maDMPs are generally more FAIR compliant, and as such accessible to both humans and machines, more interoperable with other systems, and serving different stakeholders for processing, sharing, evaluation and reuse. Different DMP tools and templates have developed independently, to a varying degree, allowing for the creation of genuinely machine actionable DMPs. Here we will describe the first three tools or projects for creating maDMPs that were central parts of the original task group mission. We will get into a more detailed account of one of these, specifically the Stockholm University — EOSC Nordic maDMP project using the DMP Online tool, as described by Philipson (2021). We will also briefly touch upon some other current tools and projects for creating maDMPs that are compliant with the RDA DMP Common Standard (RDCS), aiming for integration with other research information systems or research data repositories. A possible conclusion from this overview is that the development of tools for maDMPs is progressing fast and seems to converge towards a common standard. Nonetheless, there remains an immense amount of work to get there.