Program Specialist, NNLM National Center for Data Services at NYU Health Sciences Library


Responsibilities for this position include serving as a director for courses offered by the NCDS, project managing NCDS undertakings such as codeathons and symposia, collaborating on the development of online educational resources. The Program Specialist will collaborate with other NCDS and NNLM personnel to develop and deliver classes to a national audience of information professionals in a range of data topics, including research data management, data standards, and/or coding.

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"Developing and Improving the Capability of Scientific Communities in Open Research Data: A Maturity Continuum Model: Concepts, Elements, and Applications"


This article presents a new tool developed to assess and increase the maturity level of a research community in terms of Open Research Data (ORD) practices and culture. This model, called the Maturity Continuum Model, is divided into four successive steps, starting from the awareness and initiation of the community to its full maturity in ORD, through the building and strengthening of this community. Each step has its own intermediate objectives, and each benefits from tools and means to support the process of gaining maturity. The steps are separated by evaluation boundaries that are used to assess whether the process can move to the next step. Key stakeholders are diverse and contribute at different stages of the process. The Maturity Continuum Model was inspired by the Data Curation Continuum Model (Treloar et al., 2007; Treloar and Klump, 2019). Considering the aspects in which these two tools differ, they can be seen as complementary tools in the broad field of research data management. Our model may be used at the level of a specific research community, with several possible purposes, such as assessing, developing, and monitoring its maturity. It can also be used to compare the maturity level of several communities at the same time and to identify the success factors of more advanced research communities in order to transfer them to less advanced ones. We have designed and created this model primarily to get an overview of a complicated topic, to find a common language, to provide a common basis for discussion, and to enable implementation over a long period of time. Successful implementation of the model would also allow for consolidation of scientific communities in terms of ORD, provide standards, and allow for evaluation.

https://doi.org/10.31274/jlsc.16320

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Open Resources and Scholarly Communications Librarian at Susquehanna University


faculty members and researchers in their scholarly activities and in lowering the textbook cost burden on students. This position advances research and scholarship initiatives within the academic institution, promotes open access principles, and facilitates faculty engagement with scholarly communication processes. Supports the academic community’s access to high-quality, openly available educational materials. This position is responsible for overseeing the development, organization, and promotion of open educational resources (OER) within the library.

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"Biomedical Data Repository Concepts and Management Principles"


The demand for open data and open science is on the rise, fueled by expectations from the scientific community, calls to increase transparency and reproducibility in research findings, and developments such as the Final Data Management and Sharing Policy from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and a memorandum on increasing public access to federally funded research, issued by the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy. This paper explores the pivotal role of data repositories in biomedical research and open science, emphasizing their importance in managing, preserving, and sharing research data. Our objective is to familiarize readers with the functions of data repositories, set expectations for their services, and provide an overview of methods to evaluate their capabilities. The paper serves to introduce fundamental concepts and community-based guiding principles and aims to equip researchers, repository operators, funders, and policymakers with the knowledge to select appropriate repositories for their data management and sharing needs and foster a foundation for the open sharing and preservation of research data.

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-024-03449-z

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Data Services Librarian at Boston College


The Data Services Librarian is primarily responsible for DSG collaborations and services related to data gathering, manipulation, management, curation, documentation, and data skills training. Such activities include consulting on faculty and student data-driven projects; providing data skills training on data manipulation and management methods, best practices, and tools to faculty and staff; providing data skills instruction for undergraduate and graduate courses, and driving library-based curricula development (i.e., library instruction and modules) and resource creation/collection for data-centric and data science programs.

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"Understanding the Value of Curation: A Survey of Us Data Repository Curation Practices and Perceptions"


Data curators play an important role in assessing data quality and take actions that may ultimately lead to better, more valuable data products. This study explores the curation practices of data curators working within US-based data repositories. We performed a survey in January 2021 to benchmark the levels of curation performed by repositories and assess the perceived value and impact of curation on the data sharing process. Our analysis included 95 responses from 59 unique data repositories. Respondents primarily were professionals working within repositories and examined curation performed within a repository setting. A majority 72.6% of respondents reported that "data-level" curation was performed by their repository and around half reported their repository took steps to ensure interoperability and reproducibility of their repository’s datasets. Curation actions most frequently reported include checking for duplicate files, reviewing documentation, reviewing metadata, minting persistent identifiers, and checking for corrupt/broken files. The most "value-add" curation action across generalist, institutional, and disciplinary repository respondents was related to reviewing and enhancing documentation. Respondents reported high perceived impact of curation by their repositories on specific data sharing outcomes including usability, findability, understandability, and accessibility of deposited datasets; respondents associated with disciplinary repositories tended to perceive higher impact on most outcomes. Most survey participants strongly agreed that data curation by the repository adds value to the data sharing process and that it outweighs the effort and cost. We found some differences between institutional and disciplinary repositories, both in the reported frequency of specific curation actions as well as the perceived impact of data curation. Interestingly, we also found variation in the perceptions of those working within the same repository regarding the level and frequency of curation actions performed, which exemplifies the complexity of a repository curation work. Our results suggest data curation may be better understood in terms of specific curation actions and outcomes than broadly defined curation levels and that more research is needed to understand the resource implications of performing these activities. We share these results to provide a more nuanced view of curation, and how curation impacts the broader data lifecycle and data sharing behaviors.

https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0301171

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Electronic Services Librarian at George Washington University


  • Provides vision and expertise to develop and maintain the electronic resource collection; manages electronic resources in the library’s ILS
  • Leads interdepartmental library efforts to select, implement, maintain, and provide access to electronic resources, including collaborating with Burns Law Library colleagues and GWU campus libraries, coordinating with vendors and publishers, creating user awareness of the collection, coordinating and improving access to the collection, and gathering usage data . . . .
  • Coordinates and seeks improvements in access to electronic resources, including strategic use of discovery tools, the library website, LibGuides, and the Law School portal. . . .
  • Leads review of electronic resource licenses and manages license compliance issues

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"EBSCO FOLIO Celebrates the Implementation of More Than 200 Libraries and Library Systems Using Folio LSP"


Current EBSCO FOLIO sites represent more than 200 libraries, including academic research libraries, consortia, shared systems, universities of all sizes, community colleges, and public institutions. Some sites share the open source LSP across multiple libraries, such as the University of Missouri Libraries sharing FOLIO across six libraries, GALILEO sharing the system with 27 libraries, and MOBUIS with 62 libraries. EBSCO FOLIO Services consultants are located worldwide and provide services in multiple languages.

https://tinyurl.com/2kf2xad8

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Systems & Technology Librarian at Texas A&M International University


  • Participating in the design, testing, deployment, maintenance, troubleshooting, administration, and evaluation of multiple essential discovery, delivery, and inventory systems in the Library’s portfolio including Alma/Primo VE, OpenAthens, the Springshare LibApps suite, and Application Program Interfaces (APIs) from Library vendors;
  • Researching, evaluating, recommending, testing, and implementing new technologies in collaboration with librarians and library staff; . . . .
  • Providing training and support for the Library on the configuration of library systems and services through troubleshooting, data analytics, and system enhancements;. . . .
  • Developing strategies for collaboration, program planning, and support for interdisciplinary digital projects and initiatives;

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"Exploring the Relationship between Traditional Bibliometrics and Altmetric Scores in the Primary Care Literature"


  • There is some evidence that Altmetric scores correlate with citations in medical research, but this is not consistent across different specialties.
  • No previous studies have examined the association between Altmetric score and citation amongst primary care research journals.
  • Using correlation coefficients and log–log linear regression modelling, this study found a relationship between Altmetric score and citations.
  • A 10% increase in Altmetric score was associated with a 1.68% (95% CI: 0.87%–2.50%) increase in citations.

https://doi.org/10.1002/leap.1584

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Electronic Resources Access Coordinator at Ohio State University Libraries


The Electronic Resources Access Coordinator serves as an integral member of the Electronic Resources Management Team (Acquisitions and Discovery Program, Content and Access Division) with a focus on facilitating access management and enhancing discovery for the continuously expanding University Libraries electronic resource portfolio. The position coordinates electronic content access by overseeing the activation, configuration and data management needs for electronic resources. Specific duties include activation and maintenance of access to the Libraries electronic resources, including databases, journals, books and newer formats such as streaming video and purchased data sets; configuration of supporting interfaces for user discovery, including cataloging; and trouble-shooting reported access problems.

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"An Open Dataset of Article Processing Charges From Six Large Scholarly Publishers (2019-2023)"


This paper introduces a dataset of article processing charges (APCs) produced from the price lists of six large scholarly publishers — Elsevier, Frontiers, PLOS, MDPI, Springer Nature and Wiley — between 2019 and 2023. APC price lists were downloaded from publisher websites each year as well as via Wayback Machine snapshots to retrieve fees per journal per year. The dataset includes journal metadata, APC collection method, and annual APC price list information in several currencies (USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY, CAD) for 8,712 unique journals and 36,618 journal-year combinations. The dataset was generated to allow for more precise analysis of APCs and can support library collection development and scientometric analysis estimating APCs paid in gold and hybrid OA journals.

https://arxiv.org/abs/2406.08356

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OER Digital Learning Librarian at University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire


Working in a team-based environment, the OER and Digital Learning Librarian identifies instructional needs that can be addressed with digital tools. This position has primary responsibility for creating interactive online tutorials, course modules, and digital learning objects, advancing library and campus information literacy efforts. The OER and Digital Learning Librarian plays a pivotal role in advancing access to and adoption of affordable and open educational resources on campus.

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"Springer Nature Unveils Two New AI Tools to Protect Research Integrity"


Geppetto works by dividing the paper up into sections and uses its own algorithms to check the consistency of the text in each section. The sections are then given a score based on the probability that the text in them has been AI generated. The higher the score, the greater the probability of there being problems, initiating a human check by Springer Nature staff. Geppetto is already responsible for identifying hundreds of fake papers soon after submission, preventing them from being published — and from taking up editors’ and peer reviewers’ valuable time. . . .

SnappShot, also developed in-house, is an AI-assisted image integrity analysis tool. Currently used to analyse PDF files containing gel and blot images and look for duplications in those image types— another known integrity problem within the industry — this will be expanded to cover additional image types and integrity problems and speed up checks on papers.

https://tinyurl.com/3uxbvans

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Visual Resources Metadata Librarian at Cornell University Library


The Visual Resources Metadata Librarian’s focus is to facilitate the discovery and use of digital images for research and education, while ensuring that diversity and inclusion are guiding factors in our metadata practices. As a member of the cross-departmental Digital Consulting and Production Services (DCAPS) team, this position has consultation, project management, and metadata production oversight components.

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"MDPI Sets a New Benchmark for Publishing Excellence"


MDPI, the leading open access (OA) publisher, proudly announces the release of its 2023 Annual Report, detailing remarkable achievements and reaffirming its leadership in advancing OA publishing. In 2023, MDPI received 655,065 submissions, of which 285,244 articles were published. The company now commands a 17% market share in gold open access articles, with a median publication time of six weeks.

https://tinyurl.com/2zcc74mj

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Open Scholarship and Research Data Services Outreach Librarian at Harvard University


This role involves promoting and advancing department services and programs through outreach and engagement within and beyond Harvard Library. The successful candidate will be responsible for communicating and promoting OSRDS services, developing, coordinating, and supporting OSRDS projects and programs, as well as building collaborations and partnerships with various stakeholders on campus.

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"Taylor & Francis Issues Expanded Guidance on AI Application for Authors, Editors and Reviewers "


Taylor & Francis has issued the latest iteration of its policy on the application of AI tools. The policy aims to promote ethical and transparent use of AI, while addressing the risks and challenges it can pose for research publishing.

From the policy:

Authors must clearly acknowledge within the article or book any use of Generative AI tools through a statement which includes: the full name of the tool used (with version number), how it was used, and the reason for use. For article submissions, this statement must be included in the Methods or Acknowledgments section. Book authors must disclose their intent to employ Generative AI tools at the earliest possible stage to their editorial contacts for approval — either at the proposal phase if known, or if necessary, during the manuscript writing phase. If approved, the book author must then include the statement in the preface or introduction of the book .

https://tinyurl.com/h3rfkynm

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Digital User Experience Librarian at University of Denver


The Digital User Experience Librarian reports to the Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication & Collections Services and is an important member of the Library Technology Services Department. The person in this position conducts user experience (UX) research and usability testing in order to continually improve the usability and accessibility of user-facing technologies. They are primarily responsible for the Libraries website and discovery layer and also provide UX support for other applications, such as Digital Commons @ DU and Special Collections @ DU. . . .The position leads the Libraries Web Committee, is a standing member of the Assessment and Metadata & Discovery Committees, and supervises hourly staff who support efforts in usability research and accessibility remediation.

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"Accelerated Acceptance Time for Preprint Submissions: A Comparative Analysis Based on Pubmed"


This study compared the differences in acceptance time between 100,077 preprint papers from the platforms arXiv, bioRxiv, and medRxiv, and 1,314,973 non-preprint papers submitted to the same journal within the same year and month. . . . The findings demonstrate that manuscripts released as preprints before journal submission experience significantly shorter acceptance time compared to those without preprints. However, if preprints are posted after submitting to a journal, they do not confer an advantage in terms of acceptance time.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-024-05056-6

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Research Communications Librarian at Stanford University


Develop, lead, and implement an education program for Stanford Medicine on issues of scholarly communication in a digital environment, including copyright. Develop and coordinate research impact services to support Stanford Medicine in discovering, tracking and communicating the impact of a variety of research outputs, including scholarly articles and datasets. Be informed of, and keep library staff and its users up to date on national and international trends, legislation, and pending changes in intellectual property rights, commercial and academic/research scholarly publishing, and trends and issues in research data management, bibliometrics and research impact. Plan and organize regular events and programs in these areas.

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"The Student Staffing Advantage: Data Science Consulting Service at NC State University Libraries"


The primarily peer-to-peer, graduate student-staffed Data Science Consulting Service at NC State University Libraries, within the Data & Visualization Services (DVS) department and collaborating closely with the Data Science Academy (DSA), has established a sustainable service and staffing model focused on providing broad data science analytic support to researchers across the university community. The service addresses the needs of university researchers who possess domain knowledge in their fields of study but a skills gap in the data science competencies required for research. The literature shows that it has been difficult for libraries to cover these needs with existing staffing models. Few universities follow the model practiced at NC State University, so a scan of the current landscape of data science consulting at universities across the country was performed to establish context. The support model and its advantages are described, including partnership with the DSA, student success, model sustainability and future directions for the service. Through a summary of the DVS assessment and needs evaluation process, the service’s advantages in staying ahead of patron needs are illustrated. This scalable, sustainable, student-focused model could be implemented by similar research institutions to expand the capacity of their technical research services.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sta4.702

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of Denver


The Digital Initiatives Librarian reports to the Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication & Collections Services and leads an innovative Library Technology Services Department that develops and maintains a suite of flagship software, liaises with the University’s Information Technology Division (IT@DU), coordinates support for vendor-provided core applications, and works with IT support specialists to coordinate desktop support. Supervising two full-time developers and additional hourly staff, and working alongside a Digital User Experience Librarian, this position also helps build, maintain, and enhance Special Collections @ DU (built with node.JS, Elasticsearch and JavaScript), a Drupal-based website, two internal databases (one for instruction assessment, another for donor-management), and several other applications. The Digital Initiatives Librarian provides strategic vision and direction for this department and for Libraries-wide technology decisions, such as whether vendor-hosted, open-source, or home-grown applications are most appropriate.

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"NGLP [Next Generation Library Publishing] Awarded IMLS Funding to Move ‘From Pilot to Production’"


The Educopia Institute, in partnership with Open Weave Consulting, Inc., Cast Iron Coding, California Digital Library, Stratos, and Janeway, has been awarded $249,999 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to expand digital infrastructure options for library publishing programs that are open source, community-led, and grounded in academic values.

The project, to be implemented with the University of Iowa Libraries, will advance existing Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) infrastructure and service models by delivering a production-ready version of its modular, open-source display layer, Meru, that rivals proprietary publishing solutions; migrating a pilot library publisher into the NGLP ecosystem; and producing a suite of replicable tools, resources, and workflows that will enable other library publishers to follow suit. The University of Iowa Libraries will collaborate with the NGLP team to build out a production-ready instance of Meru that showcases its full publication portfolio.

https://tinyurl.com/6ajbmux8

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Systems Administrator IV at Texas State Library and Archives Commission


The Systems Administrator performs highly complex (senior-level) systems work for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The Systems Administrator’s primary responsibility is to administer agency-owned server-level tasks and applications including but not limited to user accounts, access control lists, GPO, Microsoft 365 services, file and print services, and automation systems in the state library’s Active Directory domain.

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