Full-time tenure-track faculty appointment responsible for developing and implementing digital workflows including, but not limited to, born-digital archives, the digitization of existing hard copy materials, and the digital preservation of established electronic records. Coordinates and provides technological support for ARB staff including the ARB website, discovery of digital content, and maintenance of digital collections and exhibitions.
Health science researchers face additional specific challenges. Firstly, ethical and legal issues are barriers regarding the sharing of IPD. Legislation, like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR ) in Europe or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA ) in the USA, prevents research data from being openly shared. IPD can only be shared publicly after the removal of all information allowing the identification of the individual participants, unless explicit consent has been obtained from the individual participants. Furthermore, the legislation has been growing stronger over the years. State laws have emerged in the USA, like the CCPA in California , as well as European legislation such as the Convention 108  or the proposal for a reform of ePrivacy legislation .
Secondly, health data are diverse and heterogeneous and can be of very different types and formats, depending on the field they belong to, e.g., imaging, genomics, and mass spectrometry. Handling these data requires specific expertise and tools which can usually only be found in the specialized, dedicated communities.
The objective of this paper is to identify and evaluate technical solutions to implement systematic data sharing in an academic context, in order to help researchers making their data FAIR. We will evaluate various software programs and online platforms used in academic projects to manage and store data through a systematic literature review focusing on the implementation of the FAIR principles and the ability to support sharing of Individual Participant Data (IPD).
The E-Resources Licensing Support Librarian supports electronic resources acquisitions processes by coordinating various units and workflows involved in executing license agreements between content providers, publishers, and other related service providers for materials such as journal packages, databases, eBooks, datasets, and streaming media. Taking an active role in procurement, license document review, renewal communication and maintenance of acquisitions records, the position plays a vital role in Stanford Libraries’ ability to provide electronic resources for use by students, faculty and staff at Stanford University.
[This video] shares TMU’s [Toronto Metropolitan University’s] experience implementing a shared immersive extended reality environment to support teaching, learning, and research. The briefing includes specific domain examples and discusses the impact, limitations, and future of TMU’s Immersion Studio.
This position will work with the FASRC [FAS Research Computing] team, Harvard Library and Research Labs to develop data management and data lifecycle planning to ensure security, visibility, accessibility, and reproducibility and to drive sustainable use of FASRC resources. The Research Data Manager will also participate in University and campus data management initiatives and committees with the goal of ensuring process-driven data management.
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Richard Poynder has made 71,000 posts on X/Twitter.
AAAS, a leading publisher of cutting-edge research renowned for its Science family of journals, launched its Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program in 2017. Consisting of 14 high-quality, fully open access journals produced in collaboration with international research institutions, foundations, funders, and societies, the SPJ program will now expand its reach through Journal Home on ResearchGate. . . .
ResearchGate will create dedicated journal profiles on the platform that will be prominently featured on all associated articles and touchpoints on ResearchGate, significantly boosting the visibility of these titles with highly relevant authors and readers.
Authors of articles in the SPJs will enjoy the added benefit of having their content automatically added to their profiles on ResearchGate.
Under the direction of the Library Director, the Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL) will be responsible for functions associated with the library’s electronic resources. The ERL position is responsible for the continuous online support and maintenance of electronic books, electronic journals, and print materials.
As the Director of the OpenEd program, you will have the opportunity to impact student success by building initiatives that will reduce course materials costs and promote open pedagogy. We are seeking an individual with a strategic mindset and leadership background to oversee the Libraries’ support of Open Educational Resources (OER) and strengthening of the organization’s capacity to support OER publishing (e.g. Pressbooks, OER repositories, etc.). In addition, the Director will lead expansion of the Libraries’ OER efforts through system, state, and national groups.
The DEAL Consortium and scholarly publisher Wiley today announced the signing of a new five-year agreement which will allow scientists from German academic institutions to publish their research open access (OA) within Wiley’s portfolio of scientific journals. Instituted by the Alliance of German Science Organizations the DEAL Consortium is open to more than 900 mostly publicly funded academic institutions in Germany. Signed by Wiley and MPDL Services gGmbH as the DEAL Operating Entity, the new agreement will begin in January 2024, offering further support for the needs of the scholarly community and accelerate the open access transformation.
The successful candidate will work with the Head of Digital Collection Management, the Digital Preservation Research and Services Lead, and others on the implementation of the digital elements of the Library’s Collection Management Strategy, working with curatorial colleagues from across the organisation to make sure that our approach is inclusive of all collections and covers all stages of content lifecycles. Working with colleagues from Digital Preservation, the post holder will also take responsibility for managing local services like the Digital Media Capture Unit, ensuring that digital collections stored on portable media are appropriately processed and can be preserved for the long-term.
The serialization of scientific print began around 1800 as an effort to challenge elite science and to make knowledge accessible to broader publics. Over the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the scientific journal developed into the central institution of knowledge legitimization, bound up with discourses of objectivity, vocational dedication, and communal virtue. Since the last few decades, however, the journal has been at the heart of crisis narratives that warn of the erosion of science’s moral basis and creative capacity. Competition, careerism, and perverse incentives—reflected in and produced by the serial format—have left the scientific self without a sense of calling, the "scientific community" without a sense of community, and the general public of science without a sense of trust. Twenty-first-century science finds itself "on the ruins of seriality" (Lerner, 2015, p. 132).
Yet there have hardly been any attempts to reimagine scholarly communication without the journal in a central position.24 Notwithstanding vigorous debate on its (de)merits and intense experimentation with peer review and open publishing platforms, the scientific journal has proven to be a "sticky" institution. . . . And although in the digital world the journal’s constitutive nature as a serial format is becoming less and less relevant, it is still primarily the paper—as the base unit of scientific publication—that conditions the modalities of scientific research, writing, and reading, and orients conceptions of scholarly selfhood in both the scientific and the general culture.
The commercial publishers have also demonstrated their stickiness. The open access movement has posed a serious challenge, but all in all the publishing companies have been able to integrate demands for "openness" into their business models (just as the scientific societies were able to adapt to the rise of commercial publishing in the postwar period). . . . So, despite predictions that "networked brains" would revolutionize scientific communication and produce "an unprecedented public good" (Guédon, 2017), open access has essentially come to mean "pay to publish," that is, a return to the situation before the ascendancy of the subscription journal (see also Noel, 2020).
The Maguire Medical Library is one of the leading digital medical libraries in the United States. Over 99% of the library’s collection is in electronic format, and is made available to Florida State University students, faculty, and staff who utilize the medical library in-person and online, on campus and off campus via remote access. The primary responsibility of the Electronic Resources Librarian is to manage the premier digital medical library collection from every angle and lead the evaluation, budget management, vendor relations, licensing, acquisitions, systems integration, maintenance, marketing, and training involved with e-resources.
Stefanie Haustein’s team from the University of Ottawa (Canada) has spent "years" collecting data from the period 2015-2018. According to their calculations, Springer Nature took the lion’s share, with $589.7 million, followed by Elsevier ($221.4 million), Wiley ($114.3 million), Taylor & Francis ($76.8 million), and Sage ($31.6 million). . . .
Haustein’s study reveals that two scientific journals, Scientific Reports and Nature Communications, accounted for this income, with $105.1 million and $71.1 million, respectively.
Reporting to the University Library Dean, the Systems Librarian provides primary support and oversight for library systems, information technology services, and digital initiatives for the University Library at Cal Poly Pomona. Working collaboratively with the Senior Director of Library Operations & Library Development, the Head of the Collections, Acquisitions, and Resource Discovery Services (CARDS) unit, and the Library Technology Services (LTS) staff team, the incumbent serves as the primary technology subject matter expert and ensures the effective discovery and delivery of library resources across multiple systems, platforms, and the internet to students, faculty, staff, and scholars.
Reproducible research and open science practices have the potential to accelerate scientific progress by allowing others to reuse research outputs, and by promoting rigorous research that is more likely to yield trustworthy results. However, these practices are uncommon in many fields, so there is a clear need for training that helps and encourages researchers to integrate reproducible research and open science practices into their daily work. Here, we outline eleven strategies for making training in these practices the norm at research institutions. The strategies, which emerged from a virtual brainstorming event organized in collaboration with the German Reproducibility Network, are concentrated in three areas: (i) adapting research assessment criteria and program requirements; (ii) training; (iii) building communities. We provide a brief overview of each strategy, offer tips for implementation, and provide links to resources. We also highlight the importance of allocating resources and monitoring impact. Our goal is to encourage researchers — in their roles as scientists, supervisors, mentors, instructors, and members of curriculum, hiring or evaluation committees — to think creatively about the many ways they can promote reproducible research and open science practices in their institutions.
The University Libraries Open-Source Developer will focus on open-source application development and integration for University Libraries. The position is responsible for the development and implementation of library systems and enhancements as well as designing, coding, testing, implementing, maintaining and supporting applications software. This will include the technical functions of managing data integration and API access to and from the library’s web presence. This position will also act as backup database administrator for library applications on university MS-SQL cluster.
The strategy most aligned to existing library practices and librarian identities, particularly in university, school and public libraries, is to take a lead role in promoting AI literacy. There is a widespread understanding that the public, as citizens and workers need to understand the new technologies. Students, whatever discipline they are studying, need such knowledge for employability. . . .
AI literacy is likely to include the ability to identify when AI is being used; to appreciate the differences between narrow and general AI; to understand what types of problem AI is good at solving; to understand how machine learning models are trained. It would also include awareness of ethical issues such as bias, privacy, explainability and social impact.
You will contribute to the department by providing critical support by curating the data deposited in BIL [Brain Image Library]. The DCML will interact with data depositors and users on a frequent basis and participate in efforts to develop community data and metadata standards. The DCML will lead continuous improvement efforts to ensure that the data deposited in the BIL is increasingly FAIR. The DCML will also establish interconnecting metadata linkages from BIL to other data repositories.
Building sustainable quality assurance practices is a challenge for today’s preservationists, who want to be sure that content preserved in web archives is not only the correct content, but in working order. This often means that archived web content should be replayed via Wayback rendering software in good fidelity when compared to the original website. The exponentially growing scale of web archives necessitates a multipronged approach to identify what is (and is not) being preserved, and where improvements can be made. This paper will explore actions that can take place iteratively throughout the web archiving life cycle, as part of a larger system of review where multiple individuals can contribute, including non-technical Library staff and subject matter experts. The processes described are part of a novel workflow in the Library of Congress Web Archiving Program.
Writefull’s AI language models are trained on billions of sentences taken from millions of journal articles. Matched with a firm commitment to data privacy, this means its models offer unparalleled assistance to users in academic writing, paraphrasing, copy editing and revisions. . . .
Writefull’s language services are now used by students and researchers at more than 1,500 institutions, and are integrated into the workflows of top publishers and copy editors, such as at the American Chemical Society (ACS), Hindawi, the British Ecological Society, Sage, and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Writefull’s APIs are also integrated with Digital Science’s collaborative LaTeX editor Overleaf.
The Digital Scholarship and Technology Librarian (DSTL) manages library technology services and platforms that support discovery, learning, teaching, and research activities. This position is a strategic amalgamation of data services through effective stewardship of the library’s digital infrastructure, and support of data-intensive research and instructional projects. Specifically, managing the library’s evolving digital footprint, and serving as instructional technologist & data services librarian, this strategically blended position supports student success through scholarship discovery, production and curation. This position supports the Library Department Chair by strategically activating digital services including data management planning, aggregation & digitization, content development and distribution channeling in support of digital literacy, digital scholarship, and the digital scholar.
A review of the publication policies of some major open-access publishers (e.g. Elsevier, https://www.elsevier.com/about/policies/pricing, last access: 14 August 2023; Wiley, https://authorservices.wiley.com/open-research/open-access/for-authors/publication-charges.html, last access: 14 August 2023; Springer Nature https://support.springer.com/en/support/solutions/articles/6000211135-article-processing-charges-apc-, last access: 14 August 2023) shows no explicit waivers for any type of comments, replies, or rebuttals, and fee waiving is discretionary, except for some scientists based on a specific list of less affluent countries. Some other publishers have lower fees for all types of comments. For instance, "Frontiers" journals charge USD 490 (less than half of the regular APC) to publish General Commentary articles that “provide critical comments on a previous publication at Frontiers” (https://www.frontiersin.org/about/fee-policy, last access: 14 August 2023). Overall, we could not find any mention of automatic waivers for contributions that identify fundamental flaws in published research (i.e. rebuttals) or for any other type of critical comment.
The IT Systems Administrator serves as a departmental resource for Windows and macOS systems and provides technical consultations on highly complex projects. They perform specialized work in developing and supporting the Libraries’ staff and public Windows and macOS environments. The position reports to the IT Services Manager.
These three publications present information describing the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities of 123 of the Association’s 126 member libraries in 2022. Of these 123 members, 118 are university libraries (16 in Canada and 102 in the US); the remaining 5 are governmental, nonprofit, and public research libraries in the US. The law and health sciences publications focus on the 72 law libraries and 57 medical libraries among the Association’s membership that completed the law and health sciences surveys.