Data Curation Librarian at University of California, Irvine

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 17th, 2019

The University of California, Irvine is recruiting a Data Curation Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Data Curation Librarian is responsible for providing support and expertise to faculty, students, and researchers engaged in research data management planning, data acquisition, data sharing, and long-term data preservation and stewardship. This position will support data practices in a wide variety of disciplines, as well as supporting the library's own data curation initiatives. T

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"When Does Burnout Begin? the Relationship between Graduate School Employment and Burnout Amongst Librarians"

Posted in Libraries on October 17th, 2019

Jade Geary and Brittany Hickey have published "When Does Burnout Begin? the Relationship between Graduate School Employment and Burnout Amongst Librarians" in In the Library with the Lead Pipe.

Here's an excerpt:

The purpose of this study was to identify the percentage of LIS workers (current and former) and students who have experienced burnout. Additionally, this study focused on the correlation between those who work while obtaining their LIS degree and whether or not they later experience burnout. These objectives aim to answer the question: what percentage of future librarians are more susceptible to burnout once they enter the profession because they are currently working while enrolled in classes?

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Head of Digital Scholarship Services Department at University of California, Irvine

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 17th, 2019

The University of California, Irvine is recruiting a Head of Digital Scholarship Services Department.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Head of the Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) Department is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing an active, comprehensive digital scholarship program that meets the needs of a growing campus and the evolving environment of scholarly communication. Within the UCI Libraries, the Head of DSS and team members often partner with library managers, research librarians, and staff on initiatives and services. Externally, the Head and DSS team members collaborate with faculty, administrators, staff, and students in all disciplines across campus as well as with other campus organizations such as the Office of Information Technology, the Office of Research, and the Graduate Division.

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"From Provider to Partner: How Digital Humanities Sparked a Change in Gale’s Relationship with Universities"

Posted in Digital Humanities, Publishing on October 17th, 2019

Chris Houghton and Sarah Ketchley have published "From Provider to Partner: How Digital Humanities Sparked a Change in Gale's Relationship with Universities" in Insights.

Here's an excerpt:

This article shows how publishers of traditional digital archives have adapted to the increasing prevalence of DH amongst their traditional customers. The success of this adaptation depends entirely on the relationship with the academic community, and Gale has seen a shift from being a provider of products to a partner, trusted to help libraries, scholars and institutions achieve their objectives.

As a leading global provider of digital archives, Gale is well placed to review the current state of DH research and teaching, and this article will discuss significant academic events that have brought scholars, librarians and students together, and the lessons learned for institutions around the world looking to expand into DH.

Finally, the article looks at how working to understand the common challenges and barriers to DH research and teaching has pushed many archive publishers to re-evaluate traditional archive publishing and enable new and innovative ways to explore the past.

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"WordPress 5.3 Moves Closer to Valid HTML"

Posted in Social Media, Standards on October 16th, 2019

https://www.searchenginejournal.com/wordpress-5-3/330473/#close

Paywall Article: "Effects of Journal Choice on the Visibility of Scientific Publications: A Comparison Between Subscription-Based and Full Open Access Models"

Posted in Open Access, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on October 16th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-019-03265-y

Paywall Article: "The Open Access Citation Premium May Depend on the Openness and Inclusiveness of the Indexing Database, but the Relationship Is Controversial Because It Is Ambiguous Where the Open Access Boundary Lies"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on October 16th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-019-03221-w

MacDonald Director of Preservation at University of Pennsylvania

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 16th, 2019

University of Pennsylvania is recruiting a MacDonald Director of Preservation.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position is responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing the Penn Libraries’ preservation and conservation program. The incumbent will revise and maintain a comprehensive preservation plan for the libraries covering all formats, physical and digital, in all locations. The position is responsible for investigating new strategies and technologies to address the current challenges to long-term preservation and access to Penn’s heterogeneous collections, including responsibility for developing effective policies and coordinating them across library departments. T

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"An Active Learning Approach to Teaching Copyright Essentials"

Posted in Copyright on October 16th, 2019

Jennifer Zerkee and Malina Thiede have self-archived "An Active Learning Approach to Teaching Copyright Essentials."

Here's an excerpt:

This chapter first establishes principles to guide the design and development of content, structure, and delivery for copyright education programs. . . .

The chapter then illustrates the application of these principles using active learning pedagogy in a detailed lesson plan for undergraduate students.

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Scholarly Communication Informationist at Johns Hopkins University and Medicine

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 16th, 2019

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine is recruiting a Scholarly Communication Informationist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Welch Medical Library seeks to hire a scholarly communication Informationist to provide and grow our deeply embedded library services while educating the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Bloomberg School of Health, and the Johns Hopkins Health System. This Informationist will work as an expert in scholarly communication, publishing, dissemination of research, and open access and science, alongside faculty, staff, researchers, clinicians, and students across the health sciences schools and hospitals.

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"The NIH Open Citation Collection: A Public Access, Broad Coverage Resource"

Posted in Metadata, Open Access, Scholarly Journals on October 16th, 2019

B. Ian Hutchins et al.have published "The NIH Open Citation Collection: A Public Access, Broad Coverage Resource" in PLoS Biology.

Here's an excerpt:

Citation data have remained hidden behind proprietary, restrictive licensing agreements, which raises barriers to entry for analysts wishing to use the data, increases the expense of performing large-scale analyses, and reduces the robustness and reproducibility of the conclusions. For the past several years, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Portfolio Analysis (OPA) has been aggregating and enhancing citation data that can be shared publicly. Here, we describe the NIH Open Citation Collection (NIH-OCC), a public access database for biomedical research that is made freely available to the community. This dataset, which has been carefully generated from unrestricted data sources such as MedLine, PubMed Central (PMC), and CrossRef, now underlies the citation statistics delivered in the NIH iCite analytic platform. We have also included data from a machine learning pipeline that identifies, extracts, resolves, and disambiguates references from full-text articles available on the internet. Open citation links are available to the public in a major update of iCite (https://icite.od.nih.gov).

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Penn State: "Dean of University Libraries Barbara Dewey to Retire August 2020"

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on October 15th, 2019

https://news.psu.edu/story/592815/2019/10/13/academics/dean-university-libraries-barbara-dewey-retire-august-2020

"Two Competing Visions for Research Data Sharing"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on October 15th, 2019

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/10/14/competing-visions-research-data/

Head, Archival & Special Collections, and Digital Archivist at University of Guelph

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 15th, 2019

The University of Guelph is recruiting a Head, Archival & Special Collections, and Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This senior leadership position reports to the Associate University Librarian, Research, and is a member of the library’s management team. The head, A&SC, and digital archivist will provide strategic leadership and oversight for the A&SC team, while also establishing strategies and workflows to support the acquisition, appraisal, processing, curation, preservation, discovery of, and access to born-digital and digitized materials.

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"Amazon to Help Advance Free Knowledge for All with New $1 Million Gift to the Wikimedia Endowment"

Posted in Grants on October 15th, 2019

The Wikimedia Foundation has released "Amazon to Help Advance Free Knowledge for All with New $1 Million Gift to the Wikimedia Endowment."

Here's an excerpt:

We are pleased to announce a new $1 million gift to the Wikimedia Endowment from Amazon to support greater access to information for everyone. This is Amazon’s second gift to the Wikimedia Endowment, a permanent fund dedicated to ensuring the long-term sustainability of Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. . . .

Since the launch of the Endowment in January 2016, the campaign has raised over $42 million from generous individuals, foundations, and corporations. Amazon’s support provides additional momentum to the Wikimedia Endowment campaign and to our belief that free knowledge must be safeguarded and available to anyone, anywhere.

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Research Data Management Service Lead at UC Berkeley

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 15th, 2019

UC Berkeley is recruiting a Research Data Management Service Lead.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

UC Berkeley is seeking a collaborative and inclusive Research Data Management (RDM) Service Lead whose principal role will be to oversee the RDM Program, which has university-wide scope to provide tools, consulting, and education to researchers across campus who are working with data. The RDM Program is a partnership between the University Library and Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL).

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Open Scholarship and the Need for Collective Action

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on October 15th, 2019

Cameron Neylon et al. have self-archived Open Scholarship and the Need for Collective Action.

Here's an excerpt:

The book aims to increase understanding of the challenges to make scholarship more open. It addresses various perspectives offered by KE's Open Scholarship Framework, combining levels (micro, meso and macro-level actors), arenas (political, economic, social, technical) and research phases (discovery, planning, project phase, dissemination).

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"Invitation to Participate in a New Project: Help Open Journals’ Deep Backfiles"

Posted in Copyright, Open Access, Public Domain on October 14th, 2019

https://everybodyslibraries.com/2019/10/10/invitation-to-participate-in-a-new-project-help-open-journals-deep-backfiles/

"Ebook Piracy Grows, Contrary to the Trend"

Posted in Copyright, E-Books, License Agreements/Contracts, Publishing on October 14th, 2019

https://torrentfreak.com/ebook-piracy-grows-contrary-to-the-trend/

Head, Digital Strategy & Technology, and Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of Guelph

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 14th, 2019

The University of Guelph is recruiting a Head, Digital Strategy & Technology, and Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This senior leadership position reports to the Associate University Librarian, Research, and is a member of the library's management team. This position provides creative leadership for proactive innovation, enhancement, maintenance, and support of library-specific technologies, including library services platforms, discovery tools for library and archival materials, digital asset management, website and related web services, repositories, and all systems, hardware, and software that support the library’s operations and services (many of which are offered collaboratively with partners, both on- and off-campus).

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"Cultural Obstacles to Research Data Management and Sharing at TU Delft"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Research Libraries on October 14th, 2019

Esther Plomp et al. have published "Cultural Obstacles to Research Data Management and Sharing at TU Delft" in Insights.

Here's an excerpt:

Research data management (RDM) is increasingly important in scholarship. Many researchers are, however, unaware of the benefits of good RDM and unsure about the practical steps they can take to improve their RDM practices. Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) addresses this cultural barrier by appointing Data Stewards at every faculty. By providing expert advice and increasing awareness, the Data Stewardship project focuses on incremental improvements in current data and software management and sharing practices. This cultural change is accelerated by the Data Champions who share best practices in data management with their peers. The Data Stewards and Data Champions build a community that allows a discipline-specific approach to RDM. Nevertheless, cultural change also requires appropriate rewards and incentives. While local initiatives are important, and we discuss several examples in this paper, systemic changes to the academic rewards system are needed. This will require collaborative efforts of a broad coalition of stakeholders and we will mention several such initiatives. This article demonstrates that community building is essential in changing the code and data management culture at TU Delft.

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Director, Mason Publishing Group at George Mason University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 14th, 2019

George Mason University is recruiting a Director, Mason Publishing Group.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This Director position leads the University Libraries' Mason Publishing Group, a unit which includes the George Mason University Press and Mason Publishing imprints, Open Educational Resources program, open access e-journals, Copyright Support, and various other Scholarly Communications activities. Incumbent provides leadership in planning, acquisition of content and projects, scholarly and editorial oversight, business management, contract administration, staffing, marketing and outreach, and external relations.

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Engaging Researchers with Data Management: The Cookbook

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on October 14th, 2019

Connie Clare, et al. have published "Engaging Researchers with Data Management: The Cookbook".

Here's an excerpt:

Engaging Researchers with Data Management is an invaluable collection of 24 case studies, drawn from institutions across the globe, that demonstrate clearly and practically how to engage the research community with RDM. These case studies together illustrate the variety of innovative strategies research institutions have developed to engage with their researchers about managing research data.

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"The Best Software for Creating Digital Art from Photographs" Has Been Updated for Topaz Impression Changes

Posted in Digital Art on October 11th, 2019

http://www.charleswbaileyjr.name/the-best-software-for-creating-digital-art-from-photographs-version-4-7142016/

Paywall Article: "Do We Need a Book Citation Index for Research Evaluation?"

Posted in Scholarly Books, Scholarly Metrics on October 11th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvz024


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