This role will be engaged in NKU’s digital spaces and ensure our online, hybrid, and remote students have the necessary access to Steely Library. The librarian will raise awareness of library resources and services and seek out learning opportunities in the online learning environment. They will be responsible for developing a vision for digital learning objects and collaboratively working with Education & Outreach Services to create and maintain these objects. The Online Learning Librarian will collaborate with key partners across campus, including Center for Excellence in Teaching & Innovation (CETI), our instructional designers, Online and Professional Education, and colleagues within academic colleges focused on online education.
The people who were most afraid of the risks of artificial intelligence decided they should be the ones to build it. Then distrust fueled a spiraling competition. . . .
Over dinner, Mr. Gates told them he doubted that large language models could work. He would stay skeptical, he said, until the technology performed a task that required critical thinking & passing an A.P. biology test, for instance. . . .
[Five months later] Mr. Brockman gave the system [GPT-4] a multiple-choice advanced biology test, and Ms. Voss graded the answers. . . .
There were 60 questions. GPT-4 got only one answer wrong.
Mr. Gates sat up in his chair, his eyes opened wide. In 1980, he had a similar reaction when researchers showed him the graphical user interface that became the basis for the modern personal computer. He thought GPT was that revolutionary.
The Digital Initiatives & Resources Librarian is responsible for designing, developing, sharing, and implementing digital-forward strategies in library content development, open-educational practices, user experience, technology, digital production and collections, and web maintenance and development. This position also provides research support and serves as a liaison to specific academic departments teaching library instruction sessions as needed.
The project—including MIT Press’s Director and Publisher Amy Brand and Director of Journals and Open Access Nick Lindsay—examines the current state of the research enterprise and what might come next. . . .
To illustrate how researcher behavior, funder policies, and publisher business models and incentives interact, part 1 of this report presents an historical overview of open access publishing. Part 2 of the report provides a list of key questions for further investigation to understand, measure, and best prepare for the impact of new policies related to open access in research publishing, categorized into six general areas: access and business models, research data, preprint publishing, peer review, costs to researchers and universities, and infrastructure.
Under the general supervision of the University Librarian, the Electronic Resources + Discovery Librarian is responsible for managing the life cycle of the libraries’ electronic resources and oversees workflows related to their acquisition, access, administration, support, licensing, and evaluation. This role includes updating, customizing, and integrating interfaces for e-resource access and discovery that incorporates vendor platforms and the library’s discovery tools. The successful candidate is also responsible for liaison activities with the department of Design + Dynamic Media.
The core requirements are:
- The final Version of Record or Author’s Accepted Manuscript must be free to view and download via an online publication platform, publisher’s website, or institutional or subject repository within a maximum of 12 months of publication
- The OA version of the publication must have a Creative Commons licence, with an Open Government Licence (OGL) also permitted.
- Images, illustrations, tables and other supporting content should be included in the OA version where possible (third-party materials DO NOT require a CC licence)….
The UKRI allocates £8 billion of taxpayers’ money annually to support research and innovation.
The Council’s studies led to development of eight essential principles for modern scientific publication, which were endorsed by over 90% of the membership present at its 2021 General Assembly. The principles are listed in Paper One, The Key Principles for Scientific Publishing accompanied by an analysis of the extent to which they are observed operationally. . . .
Paper Two, The case for reform of scientific publishing, identifies many of the failures to observe the principles in Paper One as lying within the commercial sector of scientific publication. It lies not only in so-called predatory publishing, where lax or non-existent editorial standards provide a low barrier to publication, but also in journals that, although they have far higher standards, compromise the essential global distribution of scientific knowledge by excessive prices and profit margins.
International Science Council members include 45 international scientific Unions and Associations, over 140 national and regional scientific organizations, and other organizations.
Launched in May 2018, LSE Press is a platform for high quality, open access research in the social sciences. . . .
The Press is managed by a small, dedicated Library team and a well-established Editorial Board, led by the newly appointed Chair of Editorial Board.
We are seeking a highly motivated, creative individual with experience of working in academic publishing, as our Head of Publishing, to lead the next phase of LSE Press growth, one of the key deliverables of the School’s new Research Strategy. The Head of Publishing will lead the business development of the Press, managing an efficient, author-focused publishing service and building a distinctive publication portfolio of the highest academic quality.
- Actively engage with faculty, researchers, and students to understand their research and instruction needs, build collaborations, and promote library services
- Collaborate with USF Libraries Research & Instruction colleagues located on the three USF campuses on various departmental initiatives such as assessment, outreach, library instruction, and supporting faculty or student research
- Provide individual and small group consultations, workshops, and instruction in information, resource, and software use, and support those who seek to share data in visually compelling ways and to communicate using data
Open Educational Resources (OER) play a key role in reducing the financial burden and increasing the accessibility of learning for students in higher education. OER can be considered an important field of research for academic librarians and supports the democratic mission of academic libraries. This study aimed to track the publication of scholarly literature about OER and higher education from 2002 to 2022 using a bibliometric research methodology. In addition, this research sought to assess the productivity of Library and Information Science (LIS) scholarship on this topic and investigate research trends, like open textbooks. Web of Science (WOS) was searched for publications and the search results were mapped to determine publication productivity, core authors, core journals, and research topics in the scholarly literature about OER and higher education. Research on OER has been steadily increasing since 2002, and this study indicates that research has increased significantly on the topic in the last six years. The data in this study support that most productivity in research on this topic is in the field of Education, but also found a presence of scholarship on the topic in the field of LIS.
Full-time tenure-track faculty appointment responsible for developing and implementing digital workflows including, but not limited to, born-digital archives, the digitization of existing hard copy materials, and the digital preservation of established electronic records. Coordinates and provides technological support for ARB staff including the ARB website, discovery of digital content, and maintenance of digital collections and exhibitions.
Health science researchers face additional specific challenges. Firstly, ethical and legal issues are barriers regarding the sharing of IPD. Legislation, like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR ) in Europe or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA ) in the USA, prevents research data from being openly shared. IPD can only be shared publicly after the removal of all information allowing the identification of the individual participants, unless explicit consent has been obtained from the individual participants. Furthermore, the legislation has been growing stronger over the years. State laws have emerged in the USA, like the CCPA in California , as well as European legislation such as the Convention 108  or the proposal for a reform of ePrivacy legislation .
Secondly, health data are diverse and heterogeneous and can be of very different types and formats, depending on the field they belong to, e.g., imaging, genomics, and mass spectrometry. Handling these data requires specific expertise and tools which can usually only be found in the specialized, dedicated communities.
The objective of this paper is to identify and evaluate technical solutions to implement systematic data sharing in an academic context, in order to help researchers making their data FAIR. We will evaluate various software programs and online platforms used in academic projects to manage and store data through a systematic literature review focusing on the implementation of the FAIR principles and the ability to support sharing of Individual Participant Data (IPD).
The E-Resources Licensing Support Librarian supports electronic resources acquisitions processes by coordinating various units and workflows involved in executing license agreements between content providers, publishers, and other related service providers for materials such as journal packages, databases, eBooks, datasets, and streaming media. Taking an active role in procurement, license document review, renewal communication and maintenance of acquisitions records, the position plays a vital role in Stanford Libraries’ ability to provide electronic resources for use by students, faculty and staff at Stanford University.
[This video] shares TMU’s [Toronto Metropolitan University’s] experience implementing a shared immersive extended reality environment to support teaching, learning, and research. The briefing includes specific domain examples and discusses the impact, limitations, and future of TMU’s Immersion Studio.
This position will work with the FASRC [FAS Research Computing] team, Harvard Library and Research Labs to develop data management and data lifecycle planning to ensure security, visibility, accessibility, and reproducibility and to drive sustainable use of FASRC resources. The Research Data Manager will also participate in University and campus data management initiatives and committees with the goal of ensuring process-driven data management.
In a second post, he provided a further explanation (this is an JPEG file).
Richard Poynder has made 71,000 posts on X/Twitter.
AAAS, a leading publisher of cutting-edge research renowned for its Science family of journals, launched its Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program in 2017. Consisting of 14 high-quality, fully open access journals produced in collaboration with international research institutions, foundations, funders, and societies, the SPJ program will now expand its reach through Journal Home on ResearchGate. . . .
ResearchGate will create dedicated journal profiles on the platform that will be prominently featured on all associated articles and touchpoints on ResearchGate, significantly boosting the visibility of these titles with highly relevant authors and readers.
Authors of articles in the SPJs will enjoy the added benefit of having their content automatically added to their profiles on ResearchGate.
Under the direction of the Library Director, the Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL) will be responsible for functions associated with the library’s electronic resources. The ERL position is responsible for the continuous online support and maintenance of electronic books, electronic journals, and print materials.
As the Director of the OpenEd program, you will have the opportunity to impact student success by building initiatives that will reduce course materials costs and promote open pedagogy. We are seeking an individual with a strategic mindset and leadership background to oversee the Libraries’ support of Open Educational Resources (OER) and strengthening of the organization’s capacity to support OER publishing (e.g. Pressbooks, OER repositories, etc.). In addition, the Director will lead expansion of the Libraries’ OER efforts through system, state, and national groups.
The DEAL Consortium and scholarly publisher Wiley today announced the signing of a new five-year agreement which will allow scientists from German academic institutions to publish their research open access (OA) within Wiley’s portfolio of scientific journals. Instituted by the Alliance of German Science Organizations the DEAL Consortium is open to more than 900 mostly publicly funded academic institutions in Germany. Signed by Wiley and MPDL Services gGmbH as the DEAL Operating Entity, the new agreement will begin in January 2024, offering further support for the needs of the scholarly community and accelerate the open access transformation.
The successful candidate will work with the Head of Digital Collection Management, the Digital Preservation Research and Services Lead, and others on the implementation of the digital elements of the Library’s Collection Management Strategy, working with curatorial colleagues from across the organisation to make sure that our approach is inclusive of all collections and covers all stages of content lifecycles. Working with colleagues from Digital Preservation, the post holder will also take responsibility for managing local services like the Digital Media Capture Unit, ensuring that digital collections stored on portable media are appropriately processed and can be preserved for the long-term.
The serialization of scientific print began around 1800 as an effort to challenge elite science and to make knowledge accessible to broader publics. Over the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the scientific journal developed into the central institution of knowledge legitimization, bound up with discourses of objectivity, vocational dedication, and communal virtue. Since the last few decades, however, the journal has been at the heart of crisis narratives that warn of the erosion of science’s moral basis and creative capacity. Competition, careerism, and perverse incentives—reflected in and produced by the serial format—have left the scientific self without a sense of calling, the "scientific community" without a sense of community, and the general public of science without a sense of trust. Twenty-first-century science finds itself "on the ruins of seriality" (Lerner, 2015, p. 132).
Yet there have hardly been any attempts to reimagine scholarly communication without the journal in a central position.24 Notwithstanding vigorous debate on its (de)merits and intense experimentation with peer review and open publishing platforms, the scientific journal has proven to be a "sticky" institution. . . . And although in the digital world the journal’s constitutive nature as a serial format is becoming less and less relevant, it is still primarily the paper—as the base unit of scientific publication—that conditions the modalities of scientific research, writing, and reading, and orients conceptions of scholarly selfhood in both the scientific and the general culture.
The commercial publishers have also demonstrated their stickiness. The open access movement has posed a serious challenge, but all in all the publishing companies have been able to integrate demands for "openness" into their business models (just as the scientific societies were able to adapt to the rise of commercial publishing in the postwar period). . . . So, despite predictions that "networked brains" would revolutionize scientific communication and produce "an unprecedented public good" (Guédon, 2017), open access has essentially come to mean "pay to publish," that is, a return to the situation before the ascendancy of the subscription journal (see also Noel, 2020).
The Maguire Medical Library is one of the leading digital medical libraries in the United States. Over 99% of the library’s collection is in electronic format, and is made available to Florida State University students, faculty, and staff who utilize the medical library in-person and online, on campus and off campus via remote access. The primary responsibility of the Electronic Resources Librarian is to manage the premier digital medical library collection from every angle and lead the evaluation, budget management, vendor relations, licensing, acquisitions, systems integration, maintenance, marketing, and training involved with e-resources.
Stefanie Haustein’s team from the University of Ottawa (Canada) has spent "years" collecting data from the period 2015-2018. According to their calculations, Springer Nature took the lion’s share, with $589.7 million, followed by Elsevier ($221.4 million), Wiley ($114.3 million), Taylor & Francis ($76.8 million), and Sage ($31.6 million). . . .
Haustein’s study reveals that two scientific journals, Scientific Reports and Nature Communications, accounted for this income, with $105.1 million and $71.1 million, respectively.
Reporting to the University Library Dean, the Systems Librarian provides primary support and oversight for library systems, information technology services, and digital initiatives for the University Library at Cal Poly Pomona. Working collaboratively with the Senior Director of Library Operations & Library Development, the Head of the Collections, Acquisitions, and Resource Discovery Services (CARDS) unit, and the Library Technology Services (LTS) staff team, the incumbent serves as the primary technology subject matter expert and ensures the effective discovery and delivery of library resources across multiple systems, platforms, and the internet to students, faculty, staff, and scholars.