Library Web Developer at Clemson University Libraries

Clemson University Libraries are recruiting a Library Web Developer.

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Establishes and directs the strategic long term goals policies and procedures, overseen by unit head, for the university libraries website. Provides administrative and technical management of all facets of the site, consisting of a comprehensive range of associated web pages. Interacts with a wide variety of individuals to provide web development support for the site. Works closely with content creators to migrate and organize their content in a meaningful way into the content management system. Develops and implements overall policies and procedures for web site structure, format, usage, and accessibility. Supervises a web development staff.

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Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces Recipients of 21 Sparks! Ignition Grants

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced the recipients of 21 Sparks! Ignition Grants.

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced 21 awards totaling $496,978 matched with $408,150 of non-federal funds for Sparks! Ignition Grants. IMLS received 99 applications requesting just over $2.3 million.

Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries and Museums are small grants that encourage libraries and museums to test and evaluate innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. Sparks! grantees demonstrate innovation and broad potential impact, often turning turn small investments of funds into nationally significant projects.

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Digital Humanities Research Designer at Penn State University Libraries

The Penn State University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Humanities Research Designer.

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The Digital Humanities Research Designer will be familiar with a range of technologies and have direct experience bringing digital approaches to bear on research and teaching. The scholar in this position will work as an intellectual partner with faculty, students, and staff in the College of the Liberal Arts. The successful candidate will collaborate with humanities faculty and library colleagues to expand modes of humanistic research through emerging and existing technologies. In providing research project support and conducting workshops on the use of various tools. . . .

This is a fixed-term (multi-year), non-tenure track, 3-year appointment based in the Publishing and Curation Services department within the University Libraries.

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Scholarly Communications Librarian at Princeton University Libraries

Princeton University Libraries are recruiting a Scholarly Communications Librarianr.

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The Scholarly Communications Librarian will manage the Princeton University Library's efforts to support scholarly publication innovations and reforms, and will supervise and coordinate activities related to the Princeton Open Access policy and the Princeton Institutional Repository. The librarian will serve on University committees and represent Princeton on national groups and committees. The librarian will report to the Director of Scholarly Communications, and will be based in the Lewis Science Library.

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"Correlation between Article Download and Citation Figures for Highly Accessed Articles from Five Open Access Oncology Journals"

Carsten Nieder, Astrid Dalhaug, and Gro Aandahl have published "Correlation between Article Download and Citation Figures for Highly Accessed Articles from Five Open Access Oncology Journals" in SpringerPlus.

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Different approaches can be chosen to quantify the impact and merits of scientific oncology publications. These include source of publication (including journal reputation and impact factor), whether or not articles are cited by others, and access/download figures. When relying on citation counts, one needs to obtain access to citation databases and has to consider that results differ from one database to another. Accumulation of citations takes time and their dynamics might differ from journal to journal and topic to topic. Therefore, we wanted to evaluate the correlation between citation and download figures, hypothesising that articles with fewer downloads also accumulate fewer citations. Typically, publishers provide download figures together with the article. We extracted and analysed the 50 most viewed articles from 5 different open access oncology journals. For each of the 5 journals and also all journals combined, correlation between number of accesses and citations was limited (r=0.01-0.30). Considerable variations were also observed when analyses were restricted to specific article types such as reviews only (r=0.21) or case reports only (r=0.53). Even if year of publication was taken into account, high correlation coefficients were the exception from the rule. In conclusion, downloads are not a universal surrogate for citation figures.

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Media Digitization Production Coordinator at Stanford University Libraries

Stanford University Libraries are recruiting a Media Digitization Production Coordinator.

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The Media Digitization Production Coordinator will, under the supervision of the Manager of the Stanford Media Preservation Lab, support the management and operation of media reformatting labs and will contribute to the creation and provision of access to digital collections. He/she will contribute to all steps in the production workflow, including materials selection, preparation, metadata creation, quality control and preparation of files for online access and repository preservation. The Production Coordinator will help coordinate the daily operations of media reformatting projects, including data management, troubleshooting, exception handling, and coordination of tasks, working closely with a variety of team members, including but not limited to: the lab manager, project manager(s), archivists and curators, outside vendors, and fellow production staff. The Production Coordinator will also help maintain project documentation, issue status reports, and track daily progress.

This is a 100% FTE position (40 hours per week) for a fixed term of 36 months, with a possibility of extension.

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"Using Data Curation Profiles to Design the Datastar Dataset Registry"

Sarah J. Wright, Wendy A. Kozlowski, Dianne Dietrich, Huda J. Khan, and Gail S. Steinhart have published "Using Data Curation Profiles to Design the Datastar Dataset Registry" in the latest issue of D-Lib Magazine.

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The development of research data services in academic libraries is a topic of concern to many. Cornell University Library's efforts in this area include the Datastar research data registry project. In order to ensure that Datastar development decisions were driven by real user needs, we interviewed researchers and created Data Curation Profiles (DCPs). Researchers supported providing public descriptions of their datasets; attitudes toward dataset citation, provenance, versioning, and domain specific standards for metadata also helped to guide development. These findings, as well as considerations for the use of this particular method for developing research data services in libraries are discussed in detail.

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Visualization Coordinator at NCSU Libraries

The NCSU Libraries are recruiting a Visualization Coordinator.

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The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Visualization Coordinator in the Digital Library Initiatives (DLI) department. The NCSU Libraries is working to make available advanced technologies and services that support university teaching and research through the development of enhanced visualization spaces, services, and tools. At the same time, the Libraries is developing services and building a community of support for university-wide e-research needs related to data access, management, and visualization.

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"Creative Commons: Challenges and Solutions for Researchers; A Publisher’s Perspective of Copyright in an Open Access Environment"

Nicola Gulley has published "Creative Commons: Challenges and Solutions for Researchers; A Publisher's Perspective of Copyright in an Open Access Environment" in the latest issue of Insights: The UKSG Journal.

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Copyright in the digital environment is evolving at an unprecedented rate. Copyright exists to protect the rights of an owner of an original piece of work by imposing restrictions on re-use but it does not always fit well with how we use and share information in the digital sphere.

The growth of open access (OA) publishing has also added to the challenge as the right to reuse as well as read content has been emphasized.

Creative Commons (CC) licences were introduced to try and bridge the gaps between the barriers imposed by traditional copyright and the realities of the digital environment but, as they are general licences, it is not always clear how they apply to specific situations.

This article addresses some of the key questions around how the various licences can be applied in academic publishing, what some of the consequences are, and how they affect different research areas.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of Mississippi Libraries

The University of Mississippi Libraries are recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

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Oversees the technical details needed to manage and expand our digital program, including: digitizing textual, image, audio, and video materials; metadata creation; migrating digital resources; managing standards usage compliance; collaborating with other librarians; providing metadata training; supervision of student workers; management and preservation of electronic and born digital records; and additional digital project management. This position oversees EAD encoding and acts as liaison between Web Services and Technical Services.

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"Foundations of Data Curation: The Pedagogy and Practice of "Purposeful Work" with Research Data"

Carole L. Palmer, Nicholas M. Weber, Trevor Muñoz, and Allen H. Renear have punlished "Foundations of Data Curation: The Pedagogy and Practice of "Purposeful Work" with Research Data" in the latest issue of Archive Journal.

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Increased interest in large-scale, publicly accessible data collections has made data curation critical to the management, preservation, and improvement of research data in the social and natural sciences, as well as the humanities. This paper explicates an approach to data curation education that integrates traditional notions of curation with principles and expertise from library, archival, and computer science. We begin by tracing the emergence of data curation as both a concept and a field of practice related to, but distinct from, both digital curation and data stewardship. This historical account, while far from definitive, considers perspectives from both the sciences and the humanities. Alongside traditional LIS and archival science practices, unique aspects of curation have informed our concept of "purposeful work" with data and, in turn, our pedagogical approach to data curation for the sciences and the humanities.

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Application Programmer at University of Michigan Library Publishing Technology

The University of Michigan Library Publishing Technology unit is recruiting an Application Programmer.

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-Software analysis and design. Meeting with stakeholders and other developers for requirements gathering. Modeling business logic and workflows. Researching and proposing tools/libraries that match requirements and environment.

-Software development and maintenance

-Writing documentation for code, software environments, workflows and etc.

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"The Characteristics of Journal Editorial Boards in Library and Information Science"

Peter Willett has published "The Characteristics of Journal Editorial Boards in Library and Information Science" in the latest issue of the International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology.

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A study of the members of the editorial boards of 16 leading LIS journals shows that the boards vary markedly in size, in diversity (in terms of both gender and nationality) and in the experience and publication/citation profiles (based on Web of Science data) of their board-members. A typical editorial board member will be male, work in the USA, have published their first LIS article in 1995, and have 9.5 publications and 39 non-self citations to those publications, with the publication/citation profiles differing significantly from those of non-board-member contributors to the 16 journals

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Analyst Programmer 2 at University of Oregon Library

The University of Oregon Library is recruiting a Analyst Programmer 2.

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This position provides primary programming support for the library's Web sites and staff intranet and applications development to support library workflows and services. Duties include:

… providing Drupal and WordPress customization and module development to implement and manage library Web sites; building, modifying, testing, managing, and troubleshooting Web sites to meet customer needs, following best practices and university standards for Web site development; working in both production and development environments; ensuring that Web pages and sites meet current accessibility standards; installing, configuring, maintaining, and upgrading instances of Drupal and WordPress; developing interactive interfaces, middleware, and database solutions for integration into the library's Web sites; participating as part of the library Web development team.

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"Innovative Approaches to Publishing Open Access Monographs: It’s Not Business as Usual"

the latest issue of Jisc Inform includes "Innovative Approaches to Publishing Open Access Monographs It's Not Business as Usual."

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If open access policies start to include monographs (the Wellcome Trust in May 2013 expanded its open access policy to include funding for authors of monographs and book chapters), what business model will support a vibrant HSS research environment and the wide dissemination of knowledge, and at the same time be affordable and sustainable for all the parties involved, especially those without grant funding?

There is little evidence on different open access models and so there is currently a period of experimentation. Let's look at the business models currently being explored.

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"Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Social Sciences and Humanities? Findings from a 2011 Survey of Academic Publishers"

Marisa L. Ramirez et al. have published "Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Social Sciences and Humanities? Findings from a 2011 Survey of Academic Publishers" in the latest issue of College & Research Libraries.

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An increasing number of higher education institutions worldwide are requiring submission of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) by graduate students and are subsequently providing open access to these works in online repositories. Faculty advisors and graduate students are concerned that such unfettered access to their work could diminish future publishing opportunities. This study investigated social sciences, arts, and humanities journal editors' and university press directors' attitudes toward ETDs. The findings indicate that manuscripts that are revisions of openly accessible ETDs are always welcome for submission or considered on a case-by-case basis by 82.8 percent of journal editors and 53.7 percent of university press directors polled.

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Systems Developer/Engineer at Ohio State University Libraries

The Ohio State University Libraries are recruiting a Systems Developer/Engineer.

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As a member of the AD&S team, the successful candidate will be responsible for evaluating and improving the online user experience: ensuring that products and services provide a positive experience for partners, patrons, and Library staff and faculty. With this goal in mind, the candidate will design, refine, and implement web pages, CMS themes, application and system user interfaces, and digital exhibits that are in accord with industry best practices, the Libraries and Ohio States branding standards, and web accessibility guidelines.

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