The Makerspace Specialist oversees the day-to-day operations of the School of Medicine Library’s makerspace and provides expert instruction for groups utilizing multimedia and emerging technologies for educational and research purposes. The Specialist provides personalized consultation on multimedia use, creation and application. Through outreach to the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV and interdisciplinary campus groups, the Makerspace Specialist exercises leadership in developing and evolving multimedia and emerging technologies and services that support knowledge creation.
Stakeholders such as funders, data centers and data curators need specific and detailed evidence to support and justify the value of their existing or proposed open data policies and practices. A questionnaire-based evaluation framework was designed through systematic review and expert interviews, focusing on the scientific, economic, and societal values of open research data. . . . On average, participants (strongly) agreed that open research data has scientific (83.97%), economic (76.94%), and societal (86.89%) value, all 37 statements of the framework were supported and confirmed. This framework is one of the most comprehensive and systematic tools for measuring data value, which can offer support to diverse stakeholders, especially funders, data centers, and data curators in managing and promoting open data systems.
The Research Data Management Coordinator reports to the Director of RCDM and works as a member of a collaborative team. The Research Data Management Coordinator will be responsible for supporting researchers who are developing research data management and sharing plans in alignment with current and emerging federal compliance standards. The Research Data Management Coordinator will also assist researchers with repository deposit and assist researchers in adherence with FAIR data practices. They will use a combination of outreach techniques including but not limited to targeted outreach and recruitment, data consultation hours, synchronous instruction (in-person and virtual), and self-service asynchronous instruction to promote standards compliance and open data sharing practice at UGA.
The median salary for professionals in US ARL university libraries in 2022 was $80,454, an increase of 4.0% over the 2021 median salary of $77,353. The US CPI rose 8.5% during the same period. The Canadian CPI rose 7.6%, and median salaries in Canadian university libraries increased 1.9% from $105,431 (Canadian dollars) to $107,426 (Canadian dollars). The median salary for US federal, nonprofit, and public ARL libraries decreased by 11.3 from $90,197 in 2021 to $80,009 in 2022.
- Investigates, recommends, implements, manages, and troubleshoots access to electronic library resources, including databases, e-books, and other applications. Ensures that electronic resources maintain compatibility with existing library systems.
- Establishes and maintains relationships with vendors to learn about relevant new products and services.
Open access is a scholarly publishing model that has emerged as an alternative to traditional subscription-based journal publishing. This study explores the adoption of the open access movement worldwide and the role that libraries can play in addressing those factors which are slowing its progress within developing countries. The study has drawn upon both qualitative data from a focused literature review and quantitative data from major open access platforms. The results indicate that while the open access movement is steadily gaining acceptance worldwide, the progress in developing countries within geographical areas such as Africa, Asia and Oceania is quite a bit slower. Two significant factors are the cost of publishing fees and the lack of institutional open access mandates and policies to encourage uptake. The study provides suggested strategies for academic libraries to help overcome current challenges.
Provide research and instruction services to students and faculty in STEM areas advancing student success and research excellence at UTSA with a focus on open science, reproducible research principles, measuring, and communicating research impact
Bringing together contributions from practitioners and academics to offer a range of international case studies, this book offers practical solutions for archivists in terms of governance, technologies and processes. It highlights and analyses the cornerstones of the Nordic model of archiving: reliance on standards; powerful regulatory instruments — especially in public sector archiving, including legislation; and collaboration between archivists and government agencies, and among different tiers of central and local government.
One of four open access chapters: "The Nordic Model of Digital Archiving."
Develops, implements, and maintains an institutional repository (IR) for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Leads the Library’s efforts to promote the IR as an integrated tool in scholarly communication and research throughout the university
This initiative, developed in consultation with the Office of Scholarly Communications at the Stanford Libraries, is a response to the rapidly increasing burdens imposed on commercial publishers’ journal editors and their boards in the form of higher article processing charges (APCs) and increased publication rates. This is a partnership of two long-established university organizations. It utilizes the strengths and resources of each to provide journals with an experienced publisher and platform developer that will offer journals both subscribe-to-open and reasonably priced APC paths, increasing access for authors and readers.
As the UKRN ORCA, you will be responsible for collating training, evaluation and advocacy tools to embed Open Research practices within the wider University community as described in the duties below. You will work with other coordinators and project officers across the country to accelerate the uptake of Open Research practices and promote the benefits of Open Research through project work, training, promotional activities, and communication. You will engage with a wide range of service users, including researchers, educators, technical and professional staff, students, and civic communities.
Software preservation must consider knowledge management as a key challenge. We suggest a conceptualization of software preservation approaches that are available at different stages of the software lifecycle and can support memory institutions to assess the current state of software items in their collection, the capabilities of their infrastructure, and completeness and applicability of knowledge that is required to successfully steward the collection.
The John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library is currently in search of a forward-thinking, collaborative, and team-oriented Digital Archivist to play a pivotal role in our exciting project, "Forging Future Pathways Forward: Building a Portal to Rosenwald Collections for all at Fisk University." . . . .
As a Digital Archivist at our institution, you will be the driving force behind this project, offering your leadership and expertise to ensure its success. Your responsibilities will encompass various aspects of archival work, including metadata management, imaging, quality control, and digital content management. You will also assume the role of Project Manager, collaborating closely with the rest of the project team to achieve our objectives.
To account for these [AI] challenges and realities, LC Labs has been developing a planning framework to support the responsible exploration and potential adoption of AI at the Library. At a high level, the framework includes three planning phases: 1) Understand 2) Experiment and 3) Implement, each supports the evaluation of three elements of ML: 1) Data; 2) Models; and 3) People. We’ve developed a set of worksheets, questionnaires, and workshops to engage stakeholders and staff and identify priorities for future AI enhancements and services. The mechanisms, tools, collaborations, and artifacts together form the AI Planning Framework. Our hope in sharing the framework and associated tools in this initial version is to encourage others to try it out and to solicit additional feedback. We will continue updating and refining the framework as we learn more about the elements and phases of ML planning.
- Research, edit, evaluate, upgrade, and manipulate digital object metadata in library systems and databases with accuracy and attention to detail.
- Create, update, remediate, transform, import, and export metadata for digital objects and collections residing in various library systems and metadata repositories (e.g., ArchivesSpace, bepress Digital Commons, CONTENTdm, HathiTrust, Internet Archive, SirsiDynix Symphony, and OCLC Connexion)
- Coordinate and advise on the operations of the library’s digital systems and repositories (e.g. ArchivesSpace, bepress Digital Commons, CONTENTdm, HathiTrust, and Internet Archive) to assure the uniform application of cataloging and metadata standards and policies.
In November, the US Repository Network (USRN) will launch a pilot project aimed at improving the discoverability of articles in repositories. This pilot project involves the use of services from CORE, a not-for-profit aggregator based at Open University in the UK, to evaluate and improve local repository practices. Additional technical support will be provided by Antleaf Ltd.
As part of the project, CORE will aggregate the metadata and full text of articles from a subset of US repositories, allowing them to be findable through a centralized discovery service with prominent links back to the original full text of the repository. At the same time, the project will assess current practices related to metadata quality, the tracking of Open Access deposits, the use of PIDs, technical support for OAI-PMH, and the adoption of more recent protocols, such as FAIR Signposting. At the level of the centralized aggregation, CORE will enrich the existing US metadata with information from its larger international aggregation. A Dashboard service for participating institutions will be provided, enabling them to assess, validate and monitor their practices.
- Administer integrated library systems, content management systems, and discovery interfaces
- Load, maintain, and analyze all electronic resources; including, but not limited to: e-books, e-journals, and databases
- Analyze all library resources and usage, and report as needed to support collection management and all library operations
- Serve as the LOUIS System Administrator
Antique books, old and rare documents are fragile and vulnerable to different hazards. Preserving them for an extended period is a real challenge. From ancient times people started expressing their knowledge by writing and keeping records and subsequently started collecting and storing these at later ages as antique materials. These can be seen in different museums, libraries, archives, individual households, and other places all over the world. Preserving and conserving these antique, old and rare books, documents etc. in good condition is a challenge for librarians, conservators, preservation administrators or persons associated with storing these. In this paper, details of the digital preservation of such a collection available in the Directorate of Historical and Antiquarian Studies (DHAS), Guwahati, Assam, India, are discussed. DHAS is a Government of Assam wing and is mainly mandated to collect, preserve and research historical and antiquarian resources. The collection of DHAS is one of the oldest collections and has been serving as a study and research centre in Assam since 1928. A special drive has been taken for the digital preservation of an identified part of the collection, with grant support from the National Archive of India. This paper discusses the entire project process starting from the project proposal formulation to the structuring of the digital collection. The paper sequentially discusses the different steps of the entire work of digitization of a collection of 241 old and rare books from the main collection of DHAS.
- Serves as a subject matter expert for DALNET systems, especially library management, digital asset management, and discovery systems contracted for or otherwise made available by DALNET to DALNET members. Develops and applies extensive knowledge of these systems to ensure the optimal use of available resources;
- Provides support for the Ex Libris Alma library management system (LMS) and associated Primo discovery layer and other assigned applications through troubleshooting, testing and systems administration. Tests and implements LMS and discovery upgrades and enhancements;
- Assumes leadership for assigned projects involving customers and applications that require the integration of multiple systems from various sources, platforms, and technologies which includes providing support and direction for DALNET working groups;
The main goal of this study is to analyze the course content from the syllabi of various programs to understand what is being taught in LIS schools throughout graduate-level education. Further, because the need for data curation is apparent across different disciplines, and thus not only LIS but also other disciplines have been offering data curation courses, this study also analyzed syllabi from other disciplines. . . . Our findings suggest a notable growth in LIS education in data curation since 2012, but LIS education still provides less training in technical skills. There was also a distinctive difference in educational approach to teach data curation between LIS (user- and service-oriented) and other disciplines (technical skills-focused), which brought different strengths and weaknesses in curriculum.
The position assists researchers at all stages of the research lifecycle by implementing innovative, sustainable solutions to foster scholarly content creation and stewardship. This position involves collaborating with various university stakeholders, designing and overseeing workflows, cultivating partnerships, and advocating for policies and best practices in scholarly communication. The person in this role will have the opportunity to influence diverse areas of scholarly communication, including digital repositories, research data management, library-based digital publishing, open science, data analytics, and data visualization.
Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Knowledge is an open textbook and practitioner’s guide that collects theory, practice, and case studies from nearly 80 experts in scholarly communication and open education. Divided into three parts:
- What is Scholarly Communication?
- Scholarly Communication and Open Culture
- Voices from the Field: Perspectives, Intersections, and Case Studies
The book delves into the economic, social, policy, and legal aspects of scholarly communication as well as open access, open data, open education, and open science and infrastructure. Practitioners provide insight into the relationship between university presses and academic libraries, defining collection development as operational scholarly communication, and promotion and tenure and the challenge for open access.
- Provides technical support to CLEVNET staff using integrated library management software and other applications related to library operations.
- Identifies and resolves problems with integrated library management software, working with the provider of the software when necessary.
- Develops scripts and produces reports to support library operations including reporting on bibliographic, patron and
- Assists in planning, configuring, and executing upgrades of integrated library management software.
- Tests new applications of integrated library management software.
- AI can generate more complete and disambiguated metadata to enhance discovery and move search from the traditional keyword-based model to semantic and conversation-based searches.
- AI can also help publishers improve accessibility, to make content available to a broader audience.
- AI as a reader and consumer will become as important a consideration as the human reader and consumer. Publications should consider machines as consumer and provide machine readable and consumable formats.
- AI can create personalized recommendations and news feeds, simultaneously helping researchers find the answers they need and allowing publishers to target specific audiences for specific publications.
- Even better, AI can perform reverse engineering to measure the contribution of each source to the final answers. And publishers can charge based on the contribution. This could be new business model in the future. Many AI researchers are currently working on enabling explainable and transparent AI, but this research will take time.
- Manage a highly skilled, experienced team of eight IT professionals responsible for the development, implementation, application, maintenance, and support of library systems, applications, technology, and infrastructure/networks used by CLEVNET member libraries.
- Ensure necessary system upgrades are performed, server capacities remain at appropriate levels, and that other IT-related needs and service level standards meet or exceed end-user needs.
- Collaborate with the Chief of CLEVNET to develop new technical and governance policies and procedures and to assist with launching new initiatives to improve offerings, services, and operations.
- Oversee third party maintenance agreements, evaluate vendor performance, and participate in specification, selection, acquisition, and evaluation of system hardware and software including negotiating with vendors.