SPARC-ACRL forum "Understanding the Implications of Open Education: MOOCs and More" June 29, 2013
Reporting to the Academic Technology Manager, the Lead Academic Programmer architects and writes code for humanities and digital humanities projects, and provides project management and development team oversight for designated projects. This includes three primary areas: web development, instructional programming, and faculty-driven digital research projects. The incumbent works with faculty and other campus partners to develop selected projects; advises faculty on project requests and grant proposals; and manages complex development and integration projects, including user needs assessment, workflows, design and analysis, application development and systems integration, testing, implementation, and documentation.
Registration is now open for Digital Preservation 2013, the annual meeting of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA). Taking place on July 23-25 in Alexandria, VA, the conference is free but seats are limited.
The first two days feature a great lineup of speakers, including Emily Gore, (Digital Public Library of America) Sarah Werner (Folger Shakespeare Library), Jason Scott (Archive Team), Aaron Straup Cope (Cooper-Hewitt Museum Labs) and more.
There will also be a CURATECamp (an unconference for people involved with digital curation) as part of the conference.
As always, if you can’t make the conference you can follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #digpres13.
An open-access journal allows free online access to its articles, obtaining revenue from fees charged to submitting authors. Using panel data on science journals, we are able to circumvent some problems plaguing previous studies of the impact of open access on citations. We find that moving from paid to open access increases cites by 8% on average in our sample, but the effect varies across the quality of content. Open access increases cites to the best content (top-ranked journals or articles in upper quintiles of citations within a volume) but reduces cites to lower-quality content. We construct a model to explain these findings in which being placed on a broad open-access platform can increase the competition among articles for readers’ attention. We can find structural parameters allowing the model to fit the quintile results quite closely.
Emory University Libraries are recruiting a Head of Library Application Support. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Head of Library Application Support contributes to the continuous improvement, extension, and integration of the Library's various systems and increasingly sophisticated search tools, including the Library catalog, discovery layer, Library website, ERM, knowledge base management, institutional repository, [...]
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Heather Morrison has published "Economics of Scholarly Communication in Transition" in the latest issue of First Monday. Here's an excerpt: Academic library budgets are the primary source of revenue for scholarly journal publishing. There is more than enough money in the budgets of academic libraries to fund a fully open access scholarly journal publishing system. [...]
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Rice University's Fondren Library is recruiting an Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Rice University, a private university located in Houston, Texas, is seeking a highly motivated professional to serve as the Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services. This position is responsible for the oversight and management of scholarly [...]
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John P. Culshaw has been named University Librarian at the University of Iowa. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: Culshaw joined the university libraries at CU-Boulder in 1991 as central reference librarian. From 1996 to 2008, he oversaw the libraries' Systems Department, providing leadership and direction for information technology, media, and web services. In 2008 [...]
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Preserving.exe: Toward a National Strategy for Preserving Software [Presentations] Webinar Recording Available: "Using the DuraCloud Service to Archive Content in Glacier" When Archival Description Meets Digital Object Metadata: A Typological Study of Digital Archival Representation [in American Archivist] Research Associate (Digital Preservation), King's College London Digital Scholarship | DigitalCurationNews
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Rise of 'Altmetrics' Revives Questions about How to Measure Impact of Research, http://t.co/t8kXiITcza Duke Classics Scholar Finds Another Home in the Library, http://t.co/sz6fTWgRan Lions and Tiger and Bears, OA, or, Scaring the Children, Part 1, http://t.co/UF0PkrJX7l California Open Access Legislation Clears Latest Hurdle, http://t.co/S81tPVaDxx Research Funders Propose Steps to Promote Open Access, http://t.co/A6Wc85IEMI Digital Scholarship
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The Oregon State University are recruiting a Digital Applications Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Reporting to the Heads of Emerging Technologies & Services and the Center for Digital Scholarship & Services, the Digital Applications Librarian develops and maintains technical infrastructure for digital library/repository preservation services. In support of the OSU research enterprise, excellence [...]
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Heinz Pampel et al. have self-archived "Making Research Data Repositories Visible: The re3data.org Registry" in PeerJ PrePrints. Here's an excerpt: Researchers require infrastructures that ensure a maximum of accessibility, stability and reliability to facilitate working with and sharing of research data. Such infrastructures are being increasingly summarized under the term Research Data Repositories (RDR). The [...]
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The Ohio State University Libraries are recruiting a Data Management Services Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Data Management Services Librarian will lead the Libraries' initiatives to assist faculty and students in managing the lifecycle of data resulting from research projects of all types, and develop a data services program to support use, [...]
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Mark J. McCabe and Christopher M. Snyder have self-archived "The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer: The Effect of Open Access on Cites to Science Journals Across the Quality Spectrum" in SSRN. Here's an excerpt: An open-access journal allows free online access to its articles, obtaining revenue from fees charged to submitting authors. [...]
UCREL Summer School in Corpus Linguistics
ESRC Summer School in Corpus Approaches to Social Science
ERC Summer School in GIS for the Digital Humanities
The Ohio State University Libraries have announced several openings as part of its Research and Education Faculty Librarian Cohort Search, including a Digital Humanities Librarian [pdf], a Geospatial Information Librarian [pdf], and a Data Management Services Librarian [pdf].
Reporting to the Academic Technology Manager, the Lead Academic
Programmer architects and writes code for humanities and
digital humanities projects, and provides project management
and development team oversight for designated projects. This
includes three primary areas: web development, instructional
programming, and faculty-driven digital research projects.
I’ve built a Git Data Viewer, which wraps around a git repository (not necessarily GitHub), and exposes some information about the contents in a more data-user-friendly way than the standard GitHub view.
In this report on the Digital Humanities & Libraries THATCamp, Michelle Dalmau draws out and discusses six broad themes that emerged from the sessions. As an organizer and attendee, Dalmau also invites fellow campers to respond with their own versions of camp stories.