Senior Software Developer at University of California Curation Center

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 18th, 2019

The University of California Curation Center of the California Digital Library is recruiting a Senior Software Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Senior Software Developer will collaborate and consult with UC3 product managers, fellow development team members, the UC3 DevOps administrator, and the CDL's central Infrastructure and Application Support group in developing leading-edge services and initiatives for research data management, data publication, and alternative metrics for usage and impact.

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2019 LYRASIS Accessibility Survey Report: Understanding the Landscape of Library Accessibility for Online Materials

Posted in Electronic Resources, Libraries on July 18th, 2019

LYRASIS has released the 2019 LYRASIS Accessibility Survey Report: Understanding the Landscape of Library Accessibility for Online Materials.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The LYRASIS accessibility survey was conducted in early 2019 as a mechanism to better understand how (primarily academic) libraries within the United States are handling accessibility for their online content, and more specifically, where they stand in terms of policy and implementation.

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Medical Library Association Opposes the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019: "Take Action to Oppose the CASE Act of 2019"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Legislation and Government Regulation on July 17th, 2019

https://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=1122&&blogaid=2621

"OHIO Libraries Awarded $1.2 Million to Support Southeast Asia Digital Library"

Posted in Digital Libraries, Grants, Research Libraries on July 17th, 2019

https://www.ohio.edu/library/about/news-events/award-supports-southeast-asia

"AI Trained on Old Scientific Papers Makes Discoveries Humans Missed"

Posted in Artificial Intelligence/Robots on July 17th, 2019

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/neagpb/ai-trained-on-old-scientific-papers-makes-discoveries-humans-missed?utm_campaign=sharebutton

"Diverting Leakage to the Library Subscription Channel"

Posted in Digital Repositories, License Agreements/Contracts, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on July 17th, 2019

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/07/16/diverting-leakage-to-subscription/

"The Effect of ‘Open Access’ on Journal Impact Factors: A Causal Analysis of Medical Journals"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on July 17th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2019.122043

Digital Technologies Development Librarian at NC State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 17th, 2019

NC State University is recruiting a Digital Technologies Development Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Technologies Development Librarian works as an active participant in a team that advances library services through applied research and application development and manages the entire life cycle of projects, from requirements gathering to deployment. They provide technical leadership and hands-on programming expertise for a portfolio of library projects. In close collaboration with technical and non-technical partners across the Libraries, they identify emerging technologies that have potential for new and improved library services.

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"Bringing Transparent Peer Review to the Physical Sciences and Beyond"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Journals on July 17th, 2019

Clarivate Analytics has released "Bringing Transparent Peer Review to the Physical Sciences and Beyond."

Here's an excerpt:

Publons and ScholarOne, both part of the Web of Science Group (a Clarivate Analytics company), have entered into a new partnership with IOP Publishing to introduce the industry's first cross-publisher, scalable transparent peer review workflows across some of their leading journals in the physical sciences and beyond. . . .

The new workflows ensure that, alongside the published article, readers can access a comprehensive peer review history, including reviewer reports, editor decision letters and authors' responses. Each of these elements is assigned its own digital object identifier (DOI), which helps readers easily reference and cite the peer review content. Transparency may increase the quality of the peer review process, and can also aid teaching of best practice in peer review.

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Unix Systems Engineer at Columbia University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on July 17th, 2019

Columbia University is recruiting a Unix Systems Engineer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Systems Engineer designs, develops and deploys Unix server and storage systems, performs maintenance and security as required, documents and maintains Library/IS projects and services, collaborates on projects and related activities with Library/IS and external units.

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"Sharing and Re-Using Open Data: A Case Study of Motivations in Astrophysics"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on July 17th, 2019

Anneke Zuiderwijka and Helen Spiers have published "Sharing and Re-Using Open Data: A Case Study of Motivations in Astrophysics" in the International Journal of Information Management.

Here's an excerpt:

This study sought to provide in-depth insight about the complex interaction of factors influencing motivations for sharing and re-using open research data within a single discipline, namely astrophysics. . . . Eight factors were found to influence researchers' motivations for sharing data openly, including the researcher's background, personal drivers, experience, legislation, regulation and policy, data characteristics, performance expectancy, usability, and collaboration. We identified six factors that influence researchers' motivations to re-use open research data, including the researcher’s background, facilitating conditions, expected performance, social and affiliation factors, effort and experience. Finally, we discuss how data sharing and re-use can be encouraged within the context of astrophysics research, and we discuss how these insights may be transferred to disciplines with low rates of data sharing and re-use.

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Digital-First Publishing: "Pearson’s Next Chapter"

Posted in Publishing on July 16th, 2019

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2019/07/16/pearson-goes-all-digital-first-strategy-textbooks

"Releasing a Preprint Is Associated with More Attention and Citations"

Posted in E-Prints, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics, Self-Archiving on July 16th, 2019

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/699652v1

"UCSB Library Helps Lead $3.6 Million Project to Improve Open Access Publishing Infrastructure"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Grants, Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries on July 16th, 2019

https://www.library.ucsb.edu/news/ucsb-library-helps-lead-36-million-project-improve-open-access-publishing-infrastructure

"Guest Post—Library Publishers Convene in Vancouver to Discuss Open Platforms and Open Educational Resources"

Posted in E-Books, Open Access, Open Educational Resources, Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on July 16th, 2019

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/07/15/library-publishing-coalition-forum-2019/

Library Systems and Digital Repositories Analyst at Athabasca University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 16th, 2019

Athabasca University is recruiting a Library Systems and Digital Repositories Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position is a key member of the Library & Scholarly Resources team, supporting the analysis, design, development, implementation and promotion of the Library’s systems, including but not limited to specialized digital repositories, websites and digitized collections. The incumbent will support the Library and Scholarly Resources unit, and other stakeholders with programming expertise, and through the maintenance and enhancement of existing Library systems, and may develop new systems as appropriate.

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"Peer Review: Further Results from a Trial at eLife"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Journals on July 16th, 2019

eLife has released "Peer Review: Further Results from a Trial at eLife."

Here's an excerpt:

In January, we described some initial results (see Peer review: First results from a trial at eLife). Of the 313 submissions, 70 (22.4%) were encouraged for in-depth peer review. We noted that this "encouragement rate" was higher for late-career researchers compared to their early- and mid-career colleagues. We also observed that encouragement rates were similar for male and female last authors in the trial process.

We will now summarise some re-analysis of the initial decision step, and the results of the peer-review process itself for the 70 trial papers sent for in-depth review and for 162 papers that went through the regular review process during the same period. We are planning to present the final outcomes of the trial at a later date.

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Colorado School of Mines at Scholarly Communications Librarian

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 16th, 2019

The Colorado School of Mines is recruiting a Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Scholarly Communications Librarian position develops partnerships with faculty, students, and researchers at Mines and other institutions on using, creating, disseminating, and preserving scholarly information throughout the research and knowledge creation lifecycle. The Scholarly Communications Librarian has leadership, management, policy, planning, education, and advocacy responsibilities for all aspects of scholarly communications.

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"Crowding the Library: How and Why Libraries Are Using Crowdsourcing to Engage the Public"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries, Social Media on July 16th, 2019

Sarah Severson and Jean-Sébastien Sauve have published "Crowding the Library: How and Why Libraries Are Using Crowdsourcing to Engage the Public" in Partnership.

Here's an excerpt:

This article is written from a Canadian University library perspective with the goal to help the reader engage with the current crowdsourcing landscape. This article’s contribution includes a literature review and a survey of popular projects and platforms; followed by a case study of a crowdsourcing pilot completed at the McGill Library. The article pulls these two threads of theory and practice together—with a discussion of some of the best practices learned through the literature and real-life experience, giving the reader practical tools to help a library evaluate if crowdsourcing is right for them, and how to get a desired project off the ground.

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"Fernando Corbató, a Father of Your Computer (and Your Password), Dies at 93"

Posted in Obituaries on July 15th, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/12/science/fernando-corbato-dead.html

"In Act of Brinkmanship, a Big Publisher Cuts off UC’s Access to Its Academic Journals"

Posted in License Agreements/Contracts, Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on July 15th, 2019

https://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-uc-elsevier-20190711-story.html

"Libraries Must Draw the Line on E-books"

Posted in E-Books, Libraries, License Agreements/Contracts, Publishing on July 15th, 2019

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/80689-libraries-must-draw-the-line-on-e-books.html

Open-Source Scholarly Publishing Platform: "Introducing sci.pe Endeavour"

Posted in Open Access, Open Source Software, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on July 15th, 2019

https://research.sci.pe/ballesteros2019b

"Guest Post—Building Pipes and Fixing Leaks: Demystifying and Decoding Scholarly Information Discovery & Interchange "

Posted in ERM/Discovery Systems, Publishing on July 15th, 2019

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/07/11/building-pipes-and-fixing-leaks-in-scholarly-content-discovery-and-access/

Data Librarian at Kent State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 15th, 2019

Kent State University is recruiting a Data Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Data Librarian provides comprehensive data services in support of the University’s teaching, learning, and research needs. The Data Librarian leads the data management initiatives of University Libraries and works collaboratively with other units to define and meet the University’s research data needs. Manages daily operations and functions of the Map Library, and supports the teaching and research programs of the departments of Geography and Geology. As needed, will also provide support for the University’s interdisciplinary institutes and non-academic units.

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