Web and Digital Content Developer at University of South Florida University of South Florida


The Web and Digital Content Developer for the USF Health Libraries (USFHL) is responsible for all aspects of digital communication at the USFHL, including the website, digital signage, email announcements to our patrons, and social media. They will coordinate all USFHL patron digital content, applying technical and communication skills to maximize the value and functionality of the USFHL website and other digital platforms. They will also gather and evaluate website and library usage data to plan USFHL communication approaches, inform USFHL strategic planning, and report to national organizations for benchmarking.

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"Archie, the Internet’s First Search Engine, Is Rescued and Running"


Archie, first crafted by Alan Emtage while a student at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, allowed for the searching of various “anonymous” FTP servers around what was then a very small web of universities, researchers, and government and military nodes. . . .

Not only did The Serial Code rescue the last working version of Archie (seemingly a 3.5 beta), but they posted its docs and now run an actual Archie server on an emulated Sun SPARCstation 5. It’s currently indexing its own mirror

https://tinyurl.com/48stt2ht

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Digital Media Specialist at Indiana University Bloomington


  • Assists in formulating project objectives and establishes digitization and workflow priorities in light of external timelines and Libraries strategic initiatives.
  • Trains and supervises hourly staff.
  • Serves as an expert consultant to faculty, archivists, librarians, staff, and external entities on digitization specifications, workflow, quality control, and material evaluation for digitization.
  • Serves as hardware and software administrator for Digitization Labs and develops digitization and quality control procedures for text, photographic, manuscript, and object materials.

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"MIT Press releases Direct to Open (D2O) Impact Report"


The MIT Press announces the release of a report on its Direct to Open (D2O) program detailing the impact that it has had in its first three years. Launched in 2021, D2O is a sustainable framework for open access monographs that shifts publishing from a solely market-based, purchase model where individuals and libraries buy single eBooks, to a collaborative, library-supported open access model. . . .

To date, D2O has funded 240 books: 159 in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), and 81 in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design, and Mathematics (STEAM). The data show that, on average, open access HSS books in the program are used 3.75 times more and receive 21% more citations than their paywalled counterparts. Open access books in STEAM fields are used 2.67 times more and receive 15% more citations than their non-open counterparts, on average. . . .

At a time when average print runs for academic monographs are often in the low hundreds, books in the D2O program are reaching larger audiences online than ever before—averaging 3,061 downloads per title and bringing important scholarship to international audiences.

https://tinyurl.com/4cwet48f

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Electronic Resources & Collections Assessment Librarian at University of Missouri-Kansas City


This position involves a comprehensive approach to managing electronic resources, including assessment, setup, maintenance, user access and technology trends. Reporting to the Head of Collections and Acquisitions, the ERCA Librarian will ensure that the library’s electronic resources are effectively integrated, accessible, and aligned with the academic needs of the university.

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"Different Open Access Routes, Varying Societal Impacts: Evidence from the Royal Society Biological Journals"


In this article, we explore different OA routes (i.e., gold OA, hybrid OA, and bronze OA) and their varying effects on multiple types of societal impacts (i.e., social media and web) by using the case of four biological journals founded by the Royal Society. The results show that (1) gold OA is significantly and positively related to social media indicators (Twitter counts and Facebook counts), but significantly and negatively associated with web indicators (Blog counts and News counts); (2) hybrid OA has a significant and positive effect on both social media and web indicators; and (3) bronze OA is significantly and positively associated with social media indicators, but it turns to be negative albeit nonsignificant for web indicators.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-024-05032-0

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Manager of Software Development at Washington University in St. Louis


The candidate will manage a team of approximately four people in developing, deploying, and maintaining a range of applications for library services, as well as integrating vendor applications to work for the library users. Current vendor applications include digital repositories, resource discovery layers, and systems that support daily library services.

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"Re-Use of Research Data in the Social Sciences. Use and Users of Digital Data Archive"


The aim of this paper is to investigate the re-use of research data deposited in digital data archive in the social sciences. The study examines the quantity, type, and purpose of data downloads by analyzing enriched user log data collected from Swiss data archive. The findings show that quantitative datasets are downloaded increasingly from the digital archive and that downloads focus heavily on a small share of the datasets. The most frequently downloaded datasets are survey datasets collected by research organizations offering possibilities for longitudinal studies. Users typically download only one dataset, but a group of heavy downloaders form a remarkable share of all downloads. The main user group downloading data from the archive are students who use the data in their studies. Furthermore, datasets downloaded for research purposes often, but not always, serve to be used in scholarly publications. Enriched log data from data archives offer an interesting macro level perspective on the use and users of the services and help understanding the increasing role of repositories in the social sciences. The study provides insights into the potential of collecting and using log data for studying and evaluating data archive use.

https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0303190

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Manager, E-Resources Acquisitions at Yale University


Essential duties include: Oversees ordering of electronic content in Yale’s library management system and license tracking system. Supervises key e-resource life cycle processes including trial access, license management, and the collection of usage statistics for electronic resources; recommends and implements improvements to existing tools and workflows. Takes an active role in the library’s license review process. Collaborates on the optimization of information management and discovery systems and workflows; oversees data reporting and analysis to support operational work. Provides e-resource expertise both internally to library staff and externally to vendors and the larger Yale community.

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"Project Astra is the Future of AI at Google"


Google calls it Project Astra, and it’s a real-time, multimodal AI assistant that can see the world, knows what things are and where you left them, and can answer questions or help you do almost anything. In an incredibly impressive demo video that Hassabis swears is not faked or doctored in any way, an Astra user in Google’s London office asks the system to identify a part of a speaker, find their missing glasses, review code, and more. It all works practically in real time and in a very conversational way.

https://tinyurl.com/bkkfaxrd

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Systems Librarian at Toronto Metropolitan University


The scope of responsibilities will include participation in collaborative initiatives, adept technical problem-solving, and the seamless integration of systems and technology to enhance customer service interactions and optimize staff workflows. As Alma System Administrator, this librarian will manage system configurations, review software updates, integrate other software platforms with the Library Services Platform (LSP) (currently Alma/Primo), and develop scripts or programs that automate tasks and enhance access and discovery.

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Open Access Projects in Europe: From a General Perspective to Monographs and Ebooks


The development of policies in favour of open science and the transformation of publication channels for academic literature and research produced with public funding by researchers and authors in higher education, combined with technological and financial developments in open access models for scholarly publication and the interest shown by funders for a long time in journals and articles and more recently in monographs and textbooks, continue to reshape the face of academic publication.

Cécile Swiatek Cassafieres, a member of the Executive Board of the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBEReurope.org), will provide a general overview of the main European trends, initiatives and projects in this area, focusing on the diamond model and its current prospects, before addressing the case of ‘books’ in open access, from the angle of monographs on the one hand, and textbooks on the other. A presentation of LIBER’s own initiatives will illustrate the Association of European Research Libraries’ support for such developments.

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.11149567

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Research Data Management Librarian at Louisiana State University


Reporting to the Director, Scholarly Publications & Analytics, the Research Data Management (RDM) Librarian supports researchers throughout the research data lifecycle to meet their planning, management, analysis, sharing, and archival needs. The RDM Librarian collaborates with peers in other library and campus-wide units to provide a suite of services related to the stewardship of findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable data.

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Digital Social Services Librarian at University of Notre Dame


As part of a highly collaborative team in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, the Digital Social Sciences Librarian provides instruction and outreach related to finding, accessing, creating, manipulating, managing, and visualizing social sciences data to meet the diverse needs of the Notre Dame community. The position fosters relationships with departments, research institutes, and centers, and collaborates with a variety of partners in the Hesburgh Libraries, as well as experts and learners in a variety of fields across campus.

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"Factors Influencing Perceptions of Trust in Data Infrastructures"


Trust is an essential pre-condition for the acceptance of digital infrastructures and services. Transparency has been identified as one mechanism for increasing trustworthiness. Yet, it is difficult to assess to which extent and how exactly different aspects of transparency contribute to trust, or potentially impede it in cases of overwhelming complexity of the information provided. To address these issues, we performed two initial studies to help determining the factors that influence or have impact on trust, focusing on transparency across a range of elements associated with data, data infrastructures and virtual research environments. On one hand, we performed a survey among IT experts in the field of data science focusing on quality aspects in the context of re-using and sharing open source software, assessing issues such as the need for documentation, test cases, and accountability. On the other hand, we complemented this with a set of semi-structured interviews with senior researchers to address specific issues of the degree of transparency achievable with different approaches. They include, for example, the amount of transparency we can achieve with approaches from explainable AI, or the usefulness and limitations of data provenance in determining the suitability of data for reuse and others. Specifically, we consider mechanisms on three levels, i.e. technical, process-oriented as well as social mechanisms. Starting from attributes of trust in the "analogue world", we aim to understand which of these can be applied in the digital world, how they differ, and what additional mechanisms need to be established, in order to support trust in complex socio-technological processes and their emergent results when the traditional approaches cannot be applied anymore.

https://doi.org/10.2218/ijdc.v18i1.921

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Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian at UC Berkeley


Under the direction of the Associate Director and Head of Bancroft Technical Services and in collaboration with archivists, curators, the UC Berkeley Library Digital Lifecycle Program (DLP), Library IT, Office of Scholarly Communication Services, and other stakeholders, the Bancroft Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian processes special collections materials for digital capture/reformatting, data extraction, file management, online publication, and discovery. They are involved in the creation and maintenance of metadata for digitized and born-digital special collection resources and contribute to department-level planning and development of metadata best practice guidelines, workflows, policies, and procedures in alignment with Library-wide frameworks and practices.

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"Improving Accessibility of Digitization Outputs: Eodopen Project Research Findings"


In this contribution, the authors present the results of a trial implementation among EODOPEN partners regarding their digitization workflows, used delivery file formats and the resulting quality of OCR results, depending on the type of digitization output file format. It was shown that partners using the OCR tool ABBYY FineReader Professional and producing scanning outputs in tagged PDF and PDF/UA formats achieved better results according to set criteria.

https://doi.org/10.1108/DLP-09-2023-0080

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Librarian at Rollins College


  • Develop innovative ways to enhance the information literacy of students using online instruction, asynchronous online learning modules, and artificial intelligence platforms and procedures.
  • Create and deliver instruction that aids in the development of students’ understanding and use of artificial intelligence in their academic careers and daily lives.
  • Lead an effort within Olin Library to effectively integrate the ACRL Framework into the teaching and use of artificial intelligence in the classroom.

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"OpenAI Announces New Multimodal Desktop GPT with New Voice and Vision Capabilities"


GPT-4o can recognize and respond to screenshots, photos, documents, or charts uploaded to it. The new GPT-4o model can also recognize facial expressions and information written by hand on paper. OpenAI said the improved model and accompanying chatbot can respond to audio inputs in as little as 232 milliseconds, with an average of 320 milliseconds, "which is similar to human response time in a conversation". . . .

It displayed a better conversational capability, where users can interrupt it and begin new or modified queries, and it is also versed in 50 languages. In one onstage live demonstration, the Voice Mode was able to translate back and forth between Murati speaking Italian and Barret Zoph, OpenAI’s head of post-training, speaking English.

https://tinyurl.com/576busr4

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Copyright/Fair Use Librarian at Texas A&M University


The Copyright/Fair Use Librarian will coordinate the development and implementation of copyright education programs and best practices for faculty, staff, and students. If selected, you will provide expertise to users on author rights, copyright laws, fair use, and open access resources. The Copyright/Fair Use Librarian will also coordinate change management and informational sessions on open access, open educational, and scholarly communication issues.

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"Research Data Management in the Humanities: Challenges and Opportunities in the Canadian Context"


In recent years, research funders across the world have implemented mandates for research data management (RDM) that introduce new obligations for researchers seeking funding. Although data work is not new in the humanities, digital research infrastructures, best practices, and the development of highly qualified personnel to support humanist researchers are all still nascent. Responding to these changes, this article offers four contributions to how humanists can consider the role of "data" in their research and succeed in its management. First, we define RDM and data management plans (DMP) and raise some exigent questions regarding their development and maintenance. Second, acknowledging the unsettled status of "data" in the humanities, we offer some conceptual explanations of what data are, and gesture to some ways in which humanists are already (and have always been) engaged in data work. Third, we argue that data work requires conscious design—attention to how data are produced—and that thinking of data work as involving design (e.g., experimental and interpretive work) can help humanists engage more fruitfully in RDM. Fourth, we argue that RDM (and data work, generally) is labour that requires compensation in the form of funding, support, and tools, as well as accreditation and recognition that incentivizes researchers to make RDM an integral part of their research. Finally, we offer a set of concrete recommendations to support humanist RDM in the Canadian context.

https://doi.org/10.16995/dscn.9956

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Digital Archives Coordinator at Southern Utah University


The Digital Archives Coordinator in Special Collections and University Archives manages access, description, and preservation efforts of digitized and born-digital archival materials through daily operations of digital collections and the digital asset ecosystem.

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"Guidance Needed for Using Artificial Intelligence to Screen Journal Submissions for Misconduct"


Journals and publishers are increasingly using artificial intelligence (AI) to screen submissions for potential misconduct, including plagiarism and data or image manipulation. While using AI can enhance the integrity of published manuscripts, it can also increase the risk of false/unsubstantiated allegations. Ambiguities related to journals’ and publishers’ responsibilities concerning fairness and transparency also raise ethical concerns. In this Topic Piece, we offer the following guidance: (1) All cases of suspected misconduct identified by AI tools should be carefully reviewed by humans to verify accuracy and ensure accountability; (2) Journals/publishers that use AI tools to detect misconduct should use only well-tested and reliable tools, remain vigilant concerning forms of misconduct that cannot be detected by these tools, and stay abreast of advancements in technology; (3) Journals/publishers should inform authors about irregularities identified by AI tools and give them a chance to respond before forwarding allegations to their institutions in accordance with Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines; (4) Journals/publishers that use AI tools to detect misconduct should screen all relevant submissions and not just random/purposefully selected submissions; and (5) Journals should inform authors about their definition of misconduct, their use of AI tools to detect misconduct, and their policies and procedures for responding to suspected cases of misconduct.

https://doi.org/10.1177/17470161241254052

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Scholarly Communications Librarian at The Claremont Colleges Services


The SCL will work with the Digital Initiatives unit to provide vision and guidance for Scholarship at Claremont, the institutional repository, while setting priorities that respond to current and emerging needs of the seven Claremont Colleges. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will actively engage with the rapidly-changing scholarly communications landscape while providing clear communication, advocacy, and outreach involving many different internal and external audiences. The SCL will create and circulate education and outreach materials, including web content, brochures/handouts, and resource materials for a range of constituencies, including research and teaching librarians, library staff, faculty, and graduate students.

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