User Experience/Digital Services Librarian at Southern Utah University


Working with SUU Web Services and the Library Network Administrator, this position is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of the Library’s online ecosystem including the web site(s) and user interfaces and an array of electronic resources and digital platforms. The person in this position also provides leadership, vision, and expertise to ensure a welcoming and equitable library experience for all patrons and works to promote user-centered design of library tools, services, and spaces.

https://cutt.ly/K1NArM2

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"Access to Research Data and EU Copyright"


The article seeks to contribute to this aim by exploring the legal framework in which research data can be accessed and used in EU copyright law. First, it delineates the authors’ understanding of research data. It then examines the protection research data currently receives under EU and Member State law via copyright and related rights, as well as the ownership of these rights by different stakeholders in the scientific community. After clarifying relevant conflict-of-laws issues that surround research data, it maps ways to legally access and use them, including statutory exceptions, the open science movement and current developments in law and practice.

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Lead Software Engineer, Data Engineering at ICPSR, University of Michigan


The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), based at the University of Michigan, is the world’s premier political and social science data archive. We are building a next-generation platform for delivering digital social science artifacts to a global research community on a cloud-native platform, and we need a Lead Software Engineer, specialized in Data Engineering, to join our team.

https://cutt.ly/B1NPvvy

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"New Report on Value and Utility of FAIR Implementation Profiles (FIPs) Available from the WorldFAIR project"


In the WorldFAIR project, CODATA (the Committee on Data of the International Science Council), with the RDA (Research Data Alliance) Association as a major partner, is working with a set of eleven disciplinary and cross-disciplinary case studies to advance implementation of the FAIR principles and, in particular, to improve interoperability and reusability of digital research objects, including data.

To that end, the WorldFAIR project created a range of FAIR Implementation Profiles (FIPs) between July and October 2022 to better understand current FAIR data-related practices. The report, "FAIR Implementation Profiles (FIPs) in WorldFAIR: What Have We Learnt?", is published this week and available at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7378109.

The report describes the WorldFAIR project, its objectives and its rich set of Case Studies; and it introduces FIPs as a methodology for listing the FAIR implementation decisions made by a given community of practice. Subsequently, the report gives an overview of the initial feedback and findings from the Case Studies, and considers a number of issues and points of discussion that emerged from this exercise. Finally, and most importantly, we describe how we think the experience of using FIPs will assist each Case Study in its work to implement FAIR, and will assist the project as a whole in the development of two key outputs: the Cross-Domain Interoperability Framework (CDIF), and domain-sensitive recommendations for FAIR assessment.

https://cutt.ly/x1NDUAd

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Web Designer at University of Michigan-Dearborn


Under direct supervision of the Head of Library Technical Systems for the Mardigian Library, designs and builds web pages using a variety of software applications, techniques, and tools. Designs and develops web pages in accordance with accessibility standards. Contributes to the design of the Mardigian Library’s discovery tools and resources.

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"A Landscape of Open Science Policies Research"


This literature review aims to examine the approach given to open science policy in the different studies. The main findings are that the approach given to open science has different aspects: policy framing and its geopolitical aspects are described as an asymmetries replication and epistemic governance tool. The main geopolitical aspects of open science policies described in the literature are the relations between international, regional, and national policies. There are also different components of open science covered in the literature: open data seems much discussed in the works in the English language, while open access is the main component discussed in the Portuguese and Spanish speaking papers. Finally, the relationship between open science policies and the science policy is framed by highlighting the innovation and transparency that open science can bring into it.

https://doi.org/10.1177/21582440221140358

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And It Ran: "I Used ChatGPT to Create an Entire AI Application on AWS"


So in this blog post I describe how I used ChatGPT to create a simple sentiment analysis application from scratch. The app should run on an EC2 instance and utilize a state-of-the-art NLP model from the Hugging Face Model Hub. The results were astonishing.

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Illinois State University at Metadata Librarian


Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Metadata Librarian focuses on the creation, enrichment, and maintenance of metadata representing born-digital and digitized materials in repositories for the library’s archives, special collections, and the university community.

https://cutt.ly/z1Xrmq5

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ChatGPT: "Finally, an A.I. Chatbot That Reliably Passes ‘the Nazi Test ’"


A chatbot that meets the hype is finally here. On Thursday, OpenAI released ChatGPT, a bot that converses with humans via cutting-edge artificial intelligence. The bot can help you write code, compose essays, dream up stories, and decorate your living room. And that’s just what people discovered on day one.

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Systems Administrator – Library at University of Texas at Arlington


The Systems Administrator is responsible for the support, maintenance, and enhancement of Linux servers, their operating systems, and associated server-based applications and services in the University Libraries.

https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/19417

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"Big Data-Driven Investigation into the Maturity of Library Research Data Services (RDS)"


The creation of library research data services (RDS) requires assessment of their maturity, i.e., the primary objective of this study. Its authors have set out to probe the nationwide level of library RDS maturity, based on the RDS maturity model, as proposed by Cox et al. (2019), while making use of natural language processing (NLP) tools, typical for big data analysis. The secondary objective consisted in determining the actual suitability of the above-referenced tools for this particular type of assessment.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2022.102646

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Dean of Libraries at Binghamton University


Binghamton University is seeking an innovative, visionary, and collaborative leader to serve as its next Dean of Libraries. . . . One of four research universities in the SUNY system, Binghamton enrolls more than 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its six schools and colleges. . . . The Binghamton University Libraries lay claim to more than 3.2 million books and journals and an expanding network of 225 electronic databases. The Binghamton Libraries is comprised of four physical locations: Glenn G. Bartle Library, Science Library, University Downtown and the Annex. Faculty, staff and more than 100 student employees deliver an array of critical services, including digital scholarship, open repository and digital preservation and more.

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"Free and Open-Source Automated Open Access Preprint Harvesting"


Universities are attempting to ensure that all of their research is publicly accessible because of funding mandates. Many universities have established campus open access (OA) repositories but are struggling with how to upload millions of manuscripts under numerous license agreements while also linking metadata to make them discoverable. To do this manually requires around 15 minutes per manuscript from an experienced librarian. The time and cost to do this campus-wide is prohibitive. To radically reduce the time and costs of this process and to harvest all past work, this article reports on the development and testing of a free and open source (FOSS) JavaScript-based application, aperta-accessum, which does the following: 1) harvests names and emails from a department’s faculty webpage; 2) identifies scholars’ Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers (ORCID iDs); 3) obtains digital object identifiers (DOIs) of publications for each scholar; 4) checks for existing copies in an institution’s OA repository; 5) identifies the legal opportunities to provide OA versions of all of the articles not already in the OA repository; 6) sends authors emails requesting a simple upload of author manuscripts; and 7) adds link-harvested metadata from DOIs with uploaded preprints into a bepress repository; the code can be modified for additional repositories. The results of this study show that, in the administrative time needed to make a single document OA manually, aperta-accessum can process approximately five entire departments worth of peer-reviewed articles. Following best practices discussed, it is clear that this open-source OA harvester enables institutional library’s stewardship of OA knowledge on a mass scale for radically reduced costs.

https://doi.org/10.31274/jlsc.14421

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Electronic Resources Librarian at Florida Atlantic University


The FAU Libraries seek a collaborative, innovative, and proactive Electronic Resources Librarian to manage the life cycle of the Libraries’ licensed and purchased electronic resources. Reporting directly to the Assistant Dean for Collection Strategies and Discovery Services and working closely with the Electronic Resources Coordinator, the ideal candidate is dependable and flexible, detail-oriented, exhibits a strong work ethic, and effectively engages with Libraries and University colleagues, as well as externally with vendors and consortia members.

https://cutt.ly/w1PG7EO

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Open Research Community Manager (Term) at University of Cambridge


The role will establish and develop a Cambridge Open Research Community, bringing researchers across the university community together through regular online and in person events to enable exchange of expertise in open and rigorous research practices. They will develop an understanding of how research needs differ across disciplines and use this understanding to inform the development of open research policies and services as part of the University’s Open Research Programme, leading projects to further develop these services. They will raise the profile of open research at Cambridge through internal and external engagement in collaboration with researchers and professional services leads across the university.

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Paywall: Academic Librarian Faculty Status


ACRL announces the publication of Academic Librarian Faculty Status, compiled and written by Edgar Bailey and Melissa Becher. . . This book focuses exclusively on tenure, promotion, and appointment at small to mid-sized academic libraries and provides many sample criteria and policies for librarians with and without faculty status.

https://cutt.ly/21PAadM

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Electronic Resources Librarian at Western Kentucky University


The Electronic Resources Librarian is part of the newly merged Department of Technical Services and Special Collections and is a key contributor to the work required in the life cycle of WKU’s licensed scholarly electronic resources, ensuring ongoing access through existing and newly envisioned technologies in support of teaching, learning, and research. This position will assist in the daily tasks associated with acquiring and managing electronic resources and contribute to efforts to create efficiencies and improve service to library users.

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Federating Research Infrastructures in Europe for Fair Access to Data: Science Europe Briefing on EOSC

The European research and innovation ecosystem is going through a period of profound change. Researchers, organisations that fund or perform research, and policymakers are reshaping the research process and its outputs based on the opportunities offered by the digital transition. The findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability (FAIRness) of research publications, data, and software in the digital space will define research and innovation going forward. Closely related, the transition to an open research process and Open Access of its outputs is becoming the ‘new normal’. One of the most prominent initiatives in the digital and open transition of research is the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). This federation of existing research data infrastructures in Europe aims to create a web of FAIR data and related services for research.

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7346887

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Metadata and Discovery Services Librarian at Florida Atlantic University


The FAU Libraries seek a collaborative, innovative, and proactive Metadata and Discovery Services Librarian to provide high quality metadata for the Libraries’ subscribed and purchased electronic resources and to coordinate the procedures and processes of e-resources metadata management for the library catalog.

https://cutt.ly/s1PGaAI

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"The Impact of Open and Reproducible Scholarship on Students’ Scientific Literacy, Engagement, and Attitudes Towards Science: A Review and Synthesis of the Evidence"


Currently, the impact of integrating an open and reproducible approach into the curriculum on student outcomes is not well articulated in the literature. Therefore, in this paper, we provide the first comprehensive review of how integrating open and reproducible scholarship into teaching and learning may impact students, using a large-scale, collaborative, team-science approach. Our review highlighted how embedding open and reproducible scholarship may impact: (1) students’ scientific literacies (i.e., students’ understanding of open research, consumption of science, and the development of transferable skills); (2) student engagement (i.e., motivation and engagement with learning, collaboration, and engagement in open research), and (3) students’ attitudes towards science (i.e., trust in science and confidence in research findings). Our review also identified a need for more robust and rigorous methods within evaluations of teaching practice. We discuss implications for teaching and learning scholarship in this area.

https://doi.org/10.31222/osf.io/9e526

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University Data Archivist at University of Minnesota


The University Data Archivist serves a core operational role and provides measurable impact for the University of Minnesota Libraries in developing and sustaining research and institutional data preservation services for the institutional repository–the University Digital Conservancy (UDC), the Data Repository for the University of Minnesota (DRUM), and the University Archives.

https://cutt.ly/31YiFL6

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Electronic Resources Librarian at Texas Medical Center Library


The TMC Library seeks a dynamic Electronic Resources Librarian for our organization. This position reports to the Head of Resource Management/Discovery Services. The ideal candidate’s role focuses on excellent customer service, resource access, usage and marketing of library resources.

https://cutt.ly/21Ysi1W

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Paywall: "Ratios for Evaluating Full-Text Journal Article Access: A Quantitative Study"


This article proposes a methodology for systematically assessing the cost of journal subscriptions. The authors of the paper. . . established ratios comparing the list costs of journal articles as advertised by publishers against the cost per article of journal articles available in aggregated collections in library databases. . . The researchers propose that the ratios can be used by libraries wishing to apply a standard methodology for assessing journal packages containing full-text articles.

https://doi.org/10.1080/0361526X.2022.2139331

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Head, Information Technology at University of Ottawa


Reporting to the Associate University Librarian (AUL), Open Scholarship and Digital Initiatives, the Head, Information Technology is responsible for both managerial and functional activities that take place within their department. In addition to these responsibilities, the incumbent is a member of the Library Management Team. The Head is responsible for building and maintaining relationships within and between divisions. The Head also ensures Library representation on appropriate internal and external bodies and in key library associations.

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"Texas Universities Reach Historic Deal with Elsevier: TLCUA Saves Texas Universities Millions Collectively"


All TLCUA members will receive a discount on journal subscriptions—some as high as 30%—while still maintaining significant amounts of access to journals and combined, will realize a savings of over $4.75M annually. Beyond initial cost savings, Elsevier agreed to a maximum annual increase of 2% over the course of the license agreement, with some years as low as 0%, which is significantly lower than industry standard. . . . TLCUA and Elsevier have agreed to partner on a pilot project to revert ownership of journal articles back to original authors—and not just those at TLCUA-member institutions. Currently, authors transfer copyright of their work in exchange for that work being published. This pilot will provide for rights to go back to authors after a period of time that will be collaboratively determined with Elsevier. . . . Further, all TLCUA-member authors who choose to publish their work under an open access license will have access to discounted author publication charges (APCs). TLCUA also negotiated a license template that removed non-disclosure terms, restrictions on sharing usage data, and 44-year-old limitations on interlibrary loans (i.e., CONTU Guidelines) to expand library collaboration and improve how libraries can share information on journal usage.

https://cutt.ly/G1Yu8IU

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