Certification for Trustworthy Digital Repositories: "CoreTrustSeal: From Academic Collaboration to Sustainable Services"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Repositories on May 21st, 2019

Hervé L'Hours et al. have published "CoreTrustSeal: From Academic Collaboration to Sustainable Services" in IASSIST Quarterly.

Here's an excerpt:

National and international digital repositories must design and deliver sustainable services as a foundation for a range of scientific and data management infrastructures while reducing costs and avoiding duplication of effort. The CoreTrustSeal, launched in 2017, defines requirements and offers core level certification for Trustworthy Digital Repositories (TDR) holding data for long-term preservation. This paper traces the journey of the CoreTrustSeal through the Data Seal of Approval (DSA), ICSU World Data System (WDS), Research Data Alliance (RDA) working groups, and community engagement, towards becoming a sustainable service supporting global data infrastructure. We outline the design and delivery of the service, current activities, the benefits of certification to a range of communities, and future plans and challenges. As well as providing a historical narrative and current and future perspectives the CoreTrustSeal experience offers lessons for those developing standards and best practices, or seeking to develop cooperative and community-driven efforts which bridge data curation across academic disciplines and the governmental and private sectors.

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University of Pennsylvania Libraries: Scholarly Communication Report: Final Draft

Posted in ARL Libraries, Scholarly Communication on May 20th, 2019

https://mfr.osf.io/render?url=https://osf.io/hw3ap/?action=download%26mode=render

"DOAJ Reaches Its Funding Target within 18 Months of Starting Its Fund-Raising Programme"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on May 20th, 2019

https://sparceurope.org/doaj-reaches-its-funding-target-within-18-months-of-starting-its-fund-raising-programme/

"Exclusive: Banks to Invest around $50 Million in Digital Cash Settlement Project"

Posted in Emerging Technologies on May 20th, 2019

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-banks-blockchain-exclusive/exclusive-banks-to-invest-around-50-million-in-digital-cash-settlement-project-sources-idUSKCN1SM2U0

"Google Is Using Your Gmail Account to Track Your Purchases"

Posted in Privacy on May 20th, 2019

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-is-using-your-gmail-account-to-track-your-purchases/

Paywall Article: "A Comparative Analysis of Electronic Resources Access Problems at Two University Libraries"

Posted in ARL Libraries, E-Journal Management and Publishing Systems, Electronic Resources, Research Libraries on May 20th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1080/1941126X.2018.1521089

"’Not Adopted: The UK Orphan Works Licensing Scheme and How the Crisis of Copyright in the Cultural Heritage Sector Restricts Access to Digital Content"

Posted in Copyright on May 20th, 2019

http://doi.org/10.16995/olh.335

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

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 20th, 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. . . . The Head of DSS leads a team of four librarians and a programmer analyst and works collaboratively with them to develop team projects and services.

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"Frustrations and Roadblocks in Data Reference Librarianship"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Research Libraries on May 20th, 2019

Alicia Kubas and Jenny McBurney have self-published "Frustrations and Roadblocks in Data Reference Librarianship in IASSIST Quarterly."

Here's an excerpt:

As data skills are incorporated into academic curriculum and data becomes more widely available and used in everyday life, many librarians find themselves serving as 'accidental' data librarians in their subject areas. Due to this evolving landscape and growing data need, it is increasingly important for librarians to be familiar with data resources and able to answer secondary data reference questions. To learn more about this area of librarianship, this study uses survey responses from librarians who answer data questions to explore the challenges and frustrations that arise from data reference questions and interactions. Our key findings reveal that frustrations are ever present in data reference regardless of how much experience a librarian has, and many frustrations arise due to factors such as patron expectations, subject-specific and data-related jargon, and data formats and accessibility.

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Director, Digital Library Development at University of California Santa Barbara

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 20th, 2019

The University of California Santa Barbara is recruiting a Director, Digital Library Development.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

UC Santa Barbara seeks a collaborative and creative director for its newly-created Digital Library Development (DLD) department. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for the Digital Library and IT, the director will be responsible for establishing a vision and designing an overall digital library strategy that brings new and enhanced services and digital content to UCSB and the broader research community.

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"An Epic Journey in Sharing: The Story of a Young Researcher’s Journey to Share Her Data and the Information Professionals Who Tried to Help"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Research Libraries on May 20th, 2019

Sebastian Karcher and Sophia Lafferty-Hess have published "An Epic Journey in Sharing: The Story of a Young Researcher's Journey to Share Her Data and the Information Professionals Who Tried to Help" in IASSIST Quarterly.

Here's an excerpt:

Sharing data can be a journey with various characters, challenges along the way, and uncertain outcomes. These "epic journeys in sharing" teach information professionals about our patrons, our institutions, our community, and ourselves. In this paper, we tell a particularly dramatic data-sharing story, in effect a case study, in the form of a Greek Drama. It is the quest of—a young idealistic researcher collecting fascinating sensitive data and seeking to share it, encountering an institution doing its due diligence, helpful library folks, and an expert repository. Our story has moments of joy, such as when our researcher is solely motivated to share because she wants others to be able to reuse her unique data; dramatic plot twists involving IRBs; and a poignant ending. It explores major tropes and themes about how researchers’ motivations, data types, and data sensitivity can impact sharing; the importance of having clarity concerning institutional policies and procedures; and the role of professional communities and relationships. Just like the chorus in greek drama provides commentary on the action, a chorus of data elders in our drama points out larger lessons that the case study has for research data management and data sharing. Where actors in the greek chorus were wearing masks, our chorus carries different items, symbolizing their message, on every entry.

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"Gregory Eow Named New CRL President"

Posted in People in the News, Research Libraries on May 17th, 2019

http://www.crl.edu/news/gregory-eow-named-new-crl-president

How Authors Can Regain Thier Rights: "Termination of Transfer"

Posted in Copyright on May 17th, 2019

https://www.authorsalliance.org/resources/termination-of-transfer/

Natural History Museum (London): "Vacancy for Digital Special Collections Librarian, Library and Archives"

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 17th, 2019

https://careers.nhm.ac.uk/templates/CIPHR/jobdetail_1720.aspx

"The Progress of Web Security Level Related to European Open Access Lis Repositories between 2016 and 2018"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Security on May 17th, 2019

https://www.jlis.it/article/view/12545

Paywall Article: "The Social Construction of Risk in Digital Preservation"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on May 17th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24247

Paywall Article: "Open Access Mega-Journals: Quality, Economics and Post-publication Peer Review Infrastructure"

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

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12109-019-09654-8

Applications Developer at University of New Hampshire

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 17th, 2019

The University of New Hampshire is recruiting an Applications Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Applications Developer is responsible for writing back-end code to support need applications and search services for end users and Library employees. The ideal applicant is well versed in current initiatives, platforms, programs, and trends relevant to digital libraries and digital preservation and is familiar with digital library standards, such as Dublin Core, MARC, METS, EAD, and OAI-PMH and digital asset management and repository and preservation systems.

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"A Bibliometrics Analysis on Big Data Research (2009–2018)"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Scholarly Metrics on May 17th, 2019

Zeshui Xu and Dejian Yu have published "A Bibliometrics Analysis on Big Data Research (2009–2018)" in the Journal of Data, Information and Management.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper uses the bibliometric analysis and the visual analysis methods to systematically study and analyze the big data publications included in the Science Citation Index (SCI) and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) databases.

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Associate Head, Software Development Department at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 17th, 2019

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting an Associate Head, Software Development Department.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

he Associate Head takes a leadership role within UNC Libraries' highly collaborative Software Development Department. The person in this position advocates for and leads the implementation of robust software development and systems analysis practices, including automated testing, software documentation, user-centered system design, and the responsible stewardship of software inspired by DevOps practices.

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"Springer Nature Journals Unify Their Policy to Encourage Preprint Sharing"

Posted in E-Prints, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on May 17th, 2019

Springer Nature has released "Springer Nature Journals Unify Their Policy to Encourage Preprint Sharing."

Here's an excerpt:

Recognizing these benefits, we are now pleased to announce an updated policy encouraging preprint sharing for Springer Nature journals. This intends to remove ambiguity on two important points. First, we now make it clear that authors may choose any licence for preprints, including Creative Commons licences. . . .

Second, the updated policy provides more information about our position on author engagement with the media in response to enquiries about preprints. . . .Finally, we stand by our policy supporting citation of preprints in reference lists of submitted and published manuscripts.

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81% OA: "Indonesia Tops Open-Access Publishing Charts"

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

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01536-5

Machine-Learning Algorithm: "Microsoft Open Sources Algorithm That Gives Bing Some of Its Smarts"

Posted in Artificial Intelligence/Robots, Open Source Software on May 16th, 2019

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/05/microsoft-open-sources-algorithm-that-gives-bing-some-of-its-smarts/

"Guest Post—A Study of Commenting on PLOS Articles"

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

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/05/15/guest-post-a-study-of-commenting-on-plos-articles/

Green OA Now Looks Good: "To Meet the ‘Plan S’ Open-Access Mandate, Journals Mull Setting Papers Free at Publication"

Posted in E-Prints, Open Access, Publishing, Self-Archiving on May 16th, 2019

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/05/meet-plan-s-open-access-mandate-journals-mull-setting-papers-free-publication


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