"Guest Post—The Future of FAIR, as Told by the Past "

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on August 16th, 2019

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/08/12/guest-post-the-future-of-fair-as-told-by-the-past/

UC Berkeley: "Team Awarded Grant to Help Digital Humanities Scholars Navigate Legal Issues of Text Data Mining"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Humanities, Grants, Research Libraries on August 16th, 2019

https://update.lib.berkeley.edu/2019/08/14/team-awarded-grant-to-help-digital-humanities-scholars-navigate-legal-issues-of-text-data-mining/

Immersive Technologies Librarian at University of Rochester

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 16th, 2019

The University of Rochester is recruiting a Immersive Technologies Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Immersive Technologies Librarian’s primary focus is the creation of Studio X, a program and space for students, staff, and faculty to augmented, extended, mixed, and virtual reality (XR) and related technologies. The purpose of Studio X is to inspire innovative and interdisciplinary engagement, and to facilitate the development of a rich community of practice for XR, an area that is a strategic research priority at the University of Rochester. . . . The Immersive Technologies Librarian will be part of a team designing Studio X, which is set to open in 2020, and will take on the responsibility of designing and bringing programming and support services into the space.

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"Skills, Standards, and Sapp Nelson’s Matrix: Evaluating Research Data Management Workshop Offerings"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on August 16th, 2019

Philip Espinola Coombs et al. have published "Skills, Standards, and Sapp Nelson's Matrix: Evaluating Research Data Management Workshop Offerings" in the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Objective: To evaluate library workshops on their coverage of data management topics.

Methods: We used a modified version of Sapp Nelson’s Competency Matrix for Data Management Skills, a matrix of learning goals organized by data management competency and complexity level, against which we compared our educational materials: slide decks and worksheets. We examined each of the educational materials against the 333 learning objectives in our modified version of the Matrix to determine which of the learning objectives applied.

Conclusions: We found it necessary to change certain elements of the Matrix’s structure to increase its clarity and functionality: reinterpreting the behaviors, shifting the organization from the three domains of Bloom’s taxonomy to increasing complexity solely within the cognitive domain, as well as creating a comprehensive identifier schema. We appreciated the Matrix for its specificity of learning objectives, its organizational structure, the comprehensive range of competencies included, and its ease of use. On the whole, the Matrix is a useful instrument for the assessment of data management programming.

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Publishing Librarian at Wayne State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 16th, 2019

Wayne State University is recruiting a Publishing Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Publishing Librarian works within the DSU under the supervision of the Assistant Dean. Located in WSULS's developing organizational unit called the Publishing House, which is a pedagogically focused publishing center in the Libraries, the successful candidate will work in collaboration with students, faculty, librarians, and the broader community to conceive, enact, advance, and sustain digital library-centered publishing and scholarship.

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"Building A National Research Data Management Course for Health Information Professionals"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on August 16th, 2019

Jessica Van Der Volgen and Shirley Zhao have published "Building A National Research Data Management Course for Health Information Professionals" in the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

Background: In August 2017 the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) was awarded an administrative supplement from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to create training for librarians in biomedical and health research data management (RDM). The primary goal of the training was to enable information professionals to initiate or enhance RDM at their institutions.

Case Presentation: An eight-week online course was developed to address key concepts in RDM. Each module was organized around measurable learning objectives using existing subject resources, such as readings, tutorials, and videos. Within each module, an expert in the field co-facilitated relevant discussions, created and graded a practical assignment, and answered questions. Thirty-eight participants were selected for this initial cohort. Mentors were assigned to each participant for guidance in completing a required project action plan to further their RDM goals at their institution. The course was evaluated through pre- and post-tests and an online questionnaire.

Results: Thirty participants successfully completed the online course work and project, and gathered at the National Institutes of Health for a Capstone Summit. Students demonstrated improved knowledge of RDM concepts between the pre- and post-tests. Most students also self-reported increased skill and confidence. Practical assignments with individual feedback from experienced data librarians were the most valued aspect of the course. Time to complete each module was underestimated.

Conclusions: The initial offering of this training program improved the RDM skills and knowledge of participants and enabled students to add or enhance services at their institutions. Further investigations are necessary to determine the longer-term impact on the individuals and their libraries. While many of the participants will need additional training to become part of the data-ready workforce of health information professionals, completing this training is an important step in their professional development.

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"In Departure for NIH, Cancer Moonshot Requires Grantees to Make Papers Immediately Free"

Posted in Grants, Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on August 15th, 2019

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/08/departure-nih-cancer-moonshot-requires-grantees-make-papers-immediately-free

Paywall Article: "Academic Publishing and Corporatization: Reflections on Professionalism, Profits, and Peculiarities of Today’s Presses and Journals"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on August 15th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12109-019-09668-2

Paywall Article: "Changes in Revenue Structure of a Leading Open Access Journal Publisher: The Case of BMC"

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

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-019-03200-1

"NEH Announces $29 Million for 215 Humanities Projects Nationwide"

Posted in Digital Humanities, Grants on August 15th, 2019

https://www.neh.gov/news/neh-announces-29-million-215-humanities-projects-nationwide

Head of the Digital Library at Washington University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 15th, 2019

Washington University is recruiting a Head of the Digital Library.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services division at Washington University Libraries, the Head of the Digital Library plans, implements, directs, and sustains programs, partnerships, and initiatives for the Digital Library at Washington University Libraries, in alignment with Libraries’ objectives and institutional goals for teaching and research. The incumbent will be a key leader in the development and expansion of the Digital Library and its comprehensive program of services, including digital publishing, repository services, metadata curation, and digital library application development.

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"Raising Visibility in the Digital Humanities Landscape: Academic Engagement and the Question of the Library’s Role"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Humanities, Research Libraries on August 15th, 2019

Kathleen Kasten-Mutkus et al. have published "Raising Visibility in the Digital Humanities Landscape: Academic Engagement and the Question of the Library's Role" in Digital Humanities Quarterly.

Here's an excerpt:

Academic libraries have an important role to play in supporting digital humanities projects in their communities. Librarians at Stony Brook University Libraries host Open Mic events for digital humanities researchers, teachers, and students on campus. Inspired by a desire to better serve digital humanists with existing projects, this event was initially organized to increase the visibility of scholars and students with nascent projects and connect these digital humanists to library supported resources and to one another. For the Libraries, the Open Mic was an opportunity to understand the scope and practices of the digital humanities community at Stony Brook, and to identify ways to make meaningful interventions.

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Head of Emerging Technologies at University of Oklahoma

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 15th, 2019

The University of Oklahoma is recruiting an Head of Emerging Technologies.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Head of Emerging Technologies works extensively with faculty, staff and students across the University to identify, evaluate, recommend, develop and deploy selected, new and emerging technologies for the benefit of research and teaching. This position is responsible for leading instruction and programming for users on the application of these new technologies, develops online learning objects (e.g. documentation, videos, 3D content systems), coordinates projects across various colleges, and supervises staff and students working as peer consultants. This position supervises Emerging Technology Librarians and Emerging Technology Programmer(s).

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"’How Do I Do That?’ A Literature Review of Research Data Management Skill Gaps of Canadian Health Sciences Information Professionals"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Libraries on August 15th, 2019

Justin Fuhr has published "'How Do I Do That?' A Literature Review of Research Data Management Skill Gaps of Canadian Health Sciences Information Professionals" in the Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association.

Here's an excerpt:

There is a recognized need to provide research data management (RDM) services in health sciences libraries. A review of the literature reveals numerous strategies to provide training for health sciences librarians as they provide RDM services to health sciences researchers, faculty, and students. However, no consensus emerges through this literature review with respect to RDM training initiatives. With training initiatives being developed and documented, more in-depth research will emerge that verifies which initiatives have the greatest success for upskilling information professionals in managing research data. This is an area where future library and information studies research can be conducted. It is the hope that with this literature review, I can conduct my own survey to gain more perspective on RDM in a Canadian health sciences library context.

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Paywall Article: "The Ownership and Control of Online Photos and Game Data: Patterns, Trends, and Keeping Pace with Evolving Circumstances"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Social Media on August 14th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1109/JCDL.2019.00022

Paywall Article: "Open Data Publishing by Public Libraries"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Libraries on August 14th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1109/JCDL.2019.00031

Paywall Article: "Digital Curation at Work: Modeling Workflows for Digital Archival Materials"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on August 14th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1109/JCDL.2019.00016

Research Data Services Librarian at University of Kentucky

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 14th, 2019

The University of Kentucky is recruiting a Research Data Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

In this newly created position, the Librarian will facilitate collaboration across UK Libraries through training to propose, plan, implement, and assess workflows and services for the description, preservation, and utilization of research data. The Librarian will engage campus constituents involved in research, teaching, and learning by offering consultations for acquiring, locating, and using research data; by educating the university community about research data management and stewardship; and by providing expertise in managing and sharing research data.

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"The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program’s Commitment to Open Access"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Digitization, Mass Digitizaton, Open Access, Research Libraries on August 14th, 2019

Sarah Seymore, has published "The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program's Commitment to Open Access" in the OLA Quarterly.

Here's an excerpt:

The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP) at the University of Oregon Libraries is an initiative to digitize historic and current Oregon newspapers, making them freely available to the public through a keyword-searchable online database. The ODNP is committed to open access and has included collaboration and data sharing with larger programs like the Library of Congress' Chronicling America historic newspaper website. Since 2015, the ODNP has increased its open access mission by archiving and hosting born-digital newspaper content, as well as continuing digitization of historic newspapers from microfilm and print. This article outlines the ODNP's past and current open access efforts, inclusion of diverse content, and open source, sustainable applications, websites, and workflows.

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Digital Initiatives Specialist at University of California Riverside

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 14th, 2019

The University of California Riverside is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the supervision of the Associate University Librarian for the Digital Library, the Digital Initiatives Specialist will work collaboratively with staff and departments across the library on a variety of projects related to digital scholarship technologies, digital cultural heritage access, interpretation and digital preservation. The position will provide consulting services, manage individual digital projects, and also work collaboratively on team-based digital initiatives. The Digital Initiatives Specialist will work in all phases of development on digital library initiatives, including initial research and requirements gathering, prototyping, project and website design, web page and digital content development, digitization, digital preservation, and contributing to project communication and distribution plans.

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"Teaching Research Data Management for Students"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on August 14th, 2019

Cord Wiljes and Philipp Cimiano has published "Teaching Research Data Management for Students" in Data Science Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

Sound skills in managing research data are a fundamental requirement in any discipline of research. Therefore, research data management should be included in academic education of students as early as possible. We have been teaching an interdisciplinary full semester's course on research data management for six years. We report how we established the course. We describe our competency-based approach to teaching research data management and the curriculum of topics that we consider essential. We evaluate our approach by a survey done among the participants of the course and summarize the lessons we learned in teaching the course.

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"How iOS 13’s ‘Silence Unknown Callers’ Will Stop Phone Spam"

Posted in Digital Culture, Privacy on August 13th, 2019

https://www.howtogeek.com/436048/how-ios-13s-silence-unknown-callers-will-stop-phone-spam/

"UC Faculty Protest Elsevier by Suspending Work for Cell Press"

Posted in Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on August 13th, 2019

https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/uc-faculty-protest-elsevier-by-suspending-work-for-cell-press-66251

Paywall Article: "Open Access and the Changing Landscape for Library Acquisitions—Interview with Gregory T. Eow"

Posted in Electronic Resources, Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on August 13th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1080/00987913.2019.1645585

Paywall Article: "On the Limitations of Recent Lawsuits against Sci?Hub, OMICS, ResearchGate, and Georgia State University&quot

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, E-Reserves, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on August 13th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1002/leap.1254


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