OER Digital Learning Librarian at University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire


Working in a team-based environment, the OER and Digital Learning Librarian identifies instructional needs that can be addressed with digital tools. This position has primary responsibility for creating interactive online tutorials, course modules, and digital learning objects, advancing library and campus information literacy efforts. The OER and Digital Learning Librarian plays a pivotal role in advancing access to and adoption of affordable and open educational resources on campus.

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"Springer Nature Unveils Two New AI Tools to Protect Research Integrity"


Geppetto works by dividing the paper up into sections and uses its own algorithms to check the consistency of the text in each section. The sections are then given a score based on the probability that the text in them has been AI generated. The higher the score, the greater the probability of there being problems, initiating a human check by Springer Nature staff. Geppetto is already responsible for identifying hundreds of fake papers soon after submission, preventing them from being published — and from taking up editors’ and peer reviewers’ valuable time. . . .

SnappShot, also developed in-house, is an AI-assisted image integrity analysis tool. Currently used to analyse PDF files containing gel and blot images and look for duplications in those image types— another known integrity problem within the industry — this will be expanded to cover additional image types and integrity problems and speed up checks on papers.

https://tinyurl.com/3uxbvans

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Visual Resources Metadata Librarian at Cornell University Library


The Visual Resources Metadata Librarian’s focus is to facilitate the discovery and use of digital images for research and education, while ensuring that diversity and inclusion are guiding factors in our metadata practices. As a member of the cross-departmental Digital Consulting and Production Services (DCAPS) team, this position has consultation, project management, and metadata production oversight components.

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"MDPI Sets a New Benchmark for Publishing Excellence"


MDPI, the leading open access (OA) publisher, proudly announces the release of its 2023 Annual Report, detailing remarkable achievements and reaffirming its leadership in advancing OA publishing. In 2023, MDPI received 655,065 submissions, of which 285,244 articles were published. The company now commands a 17% market share in gold open access articles, with a median publication time of six weeks.

https://tinyurl.com/2zcc74mj

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Open Scholarship and Research Data Services Outreach Librarian at Harvard University


This role involves promoting and advancing department services and programs through outreach and engagement within and beyond Harvard Library. The successful candidate will be responsible for communicating and promoting OSRDS services, developing, coordinating, and supporting OSRDS projects and programs, as well as building collaborations and partnerships with various stakeholders on campus.

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"Taylor & Francis Issues Expanded Guidance on AI Application for Authors, Editors and Reviewers "


Taylor & Francis has issued the latest iteration of its policy on the application of AI tools. The policy aims to promote ethical and transparent use of AI, while addressing the risks and challenges it can pose for research publishing.

From the policy:

Authors must clearly acknowledge within the article or book any use of Generative AI tools through a statement which includes: the full name of the tool used (with version number), how it was used, and the reason for use. For article submissions, this statement must be included in the Methods or Acknowledgments section. Book authors must disclose their intent to employ Generative AI tools at the earliest possible stage to their editorial contacts for approval — either at the proposal phase if known, or if necessary, during the manuscript writing phase. If approved, the book author must then include the statement in the preface or introduction of the book .

https://tinyurl.com/h3rfkynm

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Digital User Experience Librarian at University of Denver


The Digital User Experience Librarian reports to the Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication & Collections Services and is an important member of the Library Technology Services Department. The person in this position conducts user experience (UX) research and usability testing in order to continually improve the usability and accessibility of user-facing technologies. They are primarily responsible for the Libraries website and discovery layer and also provide UX support for other applications, such as Digital Commons @ DU and Special Collections @ DU. . . .The position leads the Libraries Web Committee, is a standing member of the Assessment and Metadata & Discovery Committees, and supervises hourly staff who support efforts in usability research and accessibility remediation.

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"Accelerated Acceptance Time for Preprint Submissions: A Comparative Analysis Based on Pubmed"


This study compared the differences in acceptance time between 100,077 preprint papers from the platforms arXiv, bioRxiv, and medRxiv, and 1,314,973 non-preprint papers submitted to the same journal within the same year and month. . . . The findings demonstrate that manuscripts released as preprints before journal submission experience significantly shorter acceptance time compared to those without preprints. However, if preprints are posted after submitting to a journal, they do not confer an advantage in terms of acceptance time.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-024-05056-6

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Research Communications Librarian at Stanford University


Develop, lead, and implement an education program for Stanford Medicine on issues of scholarly communication in a digital environment, including copyright. Develop and coordinate research impact services to support Stanford Medicine in discovering, tracking and communicating the impact of a variety of research outputs, including scholarly articles and datasets. Be informed of, and keep library staff and its users up to date on national and international trends, legislation, and pending changes in intellectual property rights, commercial and academic/research scholarly publishing, and trends and issues in research data management, bibliometrics and research impact. Plan and organize regular events and programs in these areas.

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"The Student Staffing Advantage: Data Science Consulting Service at NC State University Libraries"


The primarily peer-to-peer, graduate student-staffed Data Science Consulting Service at NC State University Libraries, within the Data & Visualization Services (DVS) department and collaborating closely with the Data Science Academy (DSA), has established a sustainable service and staffing model focused on providing broad data science analytic support to researchers across the university community. The service addresses the needs of university researchers who possess domain knowledge in their fields of study but a skills gap in the data science competencies required for research. The literature shows that it has been difficult for libraries to cover these needs with existing staffing models. Few universities follow the model practiced at NC State University, so a scan of the current landscape of data science consulting at universities across the country was performed to establish context. The support model and its advantages are described, including partnership with the DSA, student success, model sustainability and future directions for the service. Through a summary of the DVS assessment and needs evaluation process, the service’s advantages in staying ahead of patron needs are illustrated. This scalable, sustainable, student-focused model could be implemented by similar research institutions to expand the capacity of their technical research services.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sta4.702

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of Denver


The Digital Initiatives Librarian reports to the Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication & Collections Services and leads an innovative Library Technology Services Department that develops and maintains a suite of flagship software, liaises with the University’s Information Technology Division (IT@DU), coordinates support for vendor-provided core applications, and works with IT support specialists to coordinate desktop support. Supervising two full-time developers and additional hourly staff, and working alongside a Digital User Experience Librarian, this position also helps build, maintain, and enhance Special Collections @ DU (built with node.JS, Elasticsearch and JavaScript), a Drupal-based website, two internal databases (one for instruction assessment, another for donor-management), and several other applications. The Digital Initiatives Librarian provides strategic vision and direction for this department and for Libraries-wide technology decisions, such as whether vendor-hosted, open-source, or home-grown applications are most appropriate.

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"NGLP [Next Generation Library Publishing] Awarded IMLS Funding to Move ‘From Pilot to Production’"


The Educopia Institute, in partnership with Open Weave Consulting, Inc., Cast Iron Coding, California Digital Library, Stratos, and Janeway, has been awarded $249,999 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to expand digital infrastructure options for library publishing programs that are open source, community-led, and grounded in academic values.

The project, to be implemented with the University of Iowa Libraries, will advance existing Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) infrastructure and service models by delivering a production-ready version of its modular, open-source display layer, Meru, that rivals proprietary publishing solutions; migrating a pilot library publisher into the NGLP ecosystem; and producing a suite of replicable tools, resources, and workflows that will enable other library publishers to follow suit. The University of Iowa Libraries will collaborate with the NGLP team to build out a production-ready instance of Meru that showcases its full publication portfolio.

https://tinyurl.com/6ajbmux8

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Systems Administrator IV at Texas State Library and Archives Commission


The Systems Administrator performs highly complex (senior-level) systems work for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The Systems Administrator’s primary responsibility is to administer agency-owned server-level tasks and applications including but not limited to user accounts, access control lists, GPO, Microsoft 365 services, file and print services, and automation systems in the state library’s Active Directory domain.

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"Web and Mobile App Accessibility Regulations"


On April 24, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) published its final regulation on web and mobile application accessibility in the Federal Register. . . . The final regulation, promulgated under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), marks the first time that DOJ has issued formal regulations for accessibility in the digital realm. Title II of the ADA protects individuals with disabilities from being excluded from participating in or receiving the benefits of services or programs provided by state or local government entities. As such, the April 24 regulation applies only to public higher education institutions.

https://tinyurl.com/5ef3whn9

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Systems Librarian at Texas Southern University


Under general supervision, responsible for the functional management of the Integrated Library Management System (OCLC WorldShare Management Services) and coordinates the use and integration of electronic research resources and technology in faculty teaching and research and in library collections and services.

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"Apple Is Putting ChatGPT in Siri for Free Later This Year"


Apple is partnering with OpenAI to put ChatGPT into Siri, the company announced at its WWDC 2024 keynote on Monday.

ChatGPT will be available for free in iOS 18 and macOS Sequoia later this year without an account, and Apple says that user queries won’t be logged. The popular chatbot will also be integrated into Apple’s systemwide writing tools.

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Coordinator Library Programs for Digital Services at Palo Alto City Library


  • Website Projects: Serving as the Web Lead, this position works closely with stakeholders to ensure usability and accessibility of our online platforms and adherence to our Web Content Strategy. . . .
  • Online Resources Coordination: Test, publish and troubleshoot new and existing online resources used by the public.
  • Public Technology Programing: Coordinating advanced technology programs in our new Reboot Room, this position will leverage their passion for librarianship and technology to build on Palo Alto City Library’s international reputation as a leader in cutting-edge technologies like robotics, coding, web3 and artificial intelligence.

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"Kara Whatley Appointed Mu Vice Provost and University Librarian"


Whatley is currently the university librarian at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and serves as the chief executive of the Caltech Library system.

Whatley’s previous roles include positions of increasing leadership at Texas Tech University Libraries and New York University Libraries.

https://tinyurl.com/42nxuvpd

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TS Division Director at Texas State Library and Archives Commission


Performs highly advanced (senior-level) managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic Information Technology (IT) operations, planning, and modernization within TSLAC. Work includes coordinating with program directors to identify, establish and implement strategic goals and objectives to enable technology advancement in all areas of the agency. Will lead discovery, research, analysis and management for current and new agency technology services and infrastructure. Will lead and provide IT project oversight, training, and customer service.

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Paywall: "Journal Requirement for Data Sharing Statements in Clinical Trials: A Cross-Sectional Study"


Despite ICMJE [International Committee of Medical Journal Editors] recommendations, more than 27% of biomedical journals do not require clinical trials to include data sharing statements, highlighting room for improved transparency.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2024.111405

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Digital Library Systems Specialist at University of Glasgow


This role requires a good understanding of all library related systems and how they connect together, and the ability to support end to end processes across a range of teams and functional areas. It will also entail the introduction of new, innovative digital library services to the institution. As the library moves towards a system landscape increasingly based on the Software as a Service model, the emphasis in this role will be on a deep understanding of library workflows and the potential of IT systems to enhance and improve the library service, rather than upon software development skills. The successful candidate will work closely with Library Services colleagues with expertise in particular areas of the service (‘functional experts’), colleagues in IT Services, and with representatives of the system vendors.

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"The NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy for Non-data librarians" (Video)


The NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy went into effect early last year. That means that the policy that so many medical data librarians have been talking about is finally in place and affecting researchers. Libraries do not need a data expert or an institutional repository to get started with supporting NIH grants with this new policy. Reference interviewing skills and a basic knowledge of the NIH DMS Plan format can be combined to walk researchers through the basics. In this session, librarians who are new to the NIH DMS Policy will learn the essentials: what is the NIH DMS policy, who is affected, and how do researchers incorporate it into an NIH grant application.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JAj5rHpFd0

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Electronic Resources Librarian at University of Tennessee


This position co-leads the Electronic Resources team within ACR which is responsible for managing the lifecycle of the Libraries’ electronic resources, including the renewing, licensing, preserving, activating, and troubleshooting of electronic resources. They will supervise, train, mentor, and evaluate 2 FTE.

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"Brigitte Weinsteiger Appointed H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and Director of Penn Libraries"


Weinsteiger has served as the Gershwind and Bennett Family Senior Associate Vice Provost for Collections and Scholarly Communications since September 2022 and as interim director since September 2023. In this capacity, she oversees the Penn Libraries’ $30 million budget for collections, its 10 million print and electronic volumes, 350,000 journals, and a rich array of digital resources. She leads the Collections and Scholarly Communications division of the libraries, ensuring that the selection, acquisition, management, and preservation of the libraries’ collections meet the diverse needs of the Penn community, and oversees outreach, teaching, and research support to faculty and students at Penn, in Philadelphia, and beyond.

https://tinyurl.com/bdhunz4t

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Scholarly Resources Librarian at University of Toronto (Term)


Scholars Portal (SP), a digital library initiative sponsored by the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), and a division of the University of Toronto Libraries, seeks to hire a Scholarly Resources Librarian who has strong technical skills, demonstrated familiarity with metadata best practices in libraries, and is eager to work with diverse stakeholder groups at the local, regional, and national levels.

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