“The University Library at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Scholarly Communication Librarian. Under the direction of the Head of Research Support Services, the Scholarly Communication Librarian will spearhead Library-wide efforts to: (1) advance alternatives to high-cost publishing models, including open access initiatives, and (2) provide scholarly publishing guidance and training to researchers and scholars, including guidance on copyright….”
“The UCLA Library seeks a highly collaborative and innovative metadata librarian to support a variety of open access initiatives at UCLA. The incumbent will help to shape this new position, strategizing for and implementing means by which metadata can better advance open access goals and improve tools. In addition to creating and remediating metadata for open access resources and striving to make open access materials as findable and accessible as licensed ones, this librarian will also focus on techniques for optimizing the metadata in the institutional repository (eScholarship); obtaining identifiers for scholars to support search precision/recall, identification of missing content, supporting the measure of scholarly output, etc.; and creating descriptions for data sets and other open access resources not currently in scope for the UC Shared Cataloging Program. The ideal candidate will have a firm understanding of the issues surrounding open access as well as cataloging and metadata, and will work closely with other units on campus to help achieve UCLA’s open access goals….”
“Making the transition from paying to read to paying to publish academic research won’t be easy for universities or publishers. But it is possible, attendees at an open-access-publishing event were told Thursday.
The University of California, which canceled its “big deal” with publisher Elsevier earlier this year after negotiations to establish a new agreement broke down, hosted a public forum discussing how libraries, publishers and funders can support a system where all research articles are made free to read at the time of publication….”
“Working collegially with the Library Faculty, the Equity and Open Access Librarian [at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB)] will create new opportunities for the Libraries to: engage with diverse learner communities, especially first generation, transfer, and commuter students, and design equity-informed library programming and services to meet their needs; coordinate with the outreach librarian and the scholarly communications librarian to improve campus awareness of critical open education/access issues; support faculty awareness, discovery, and use of open textbooks and open education resources to enhance student access to affordable materials; coordinate with the assessment librarian to design effective assessment strategies of the Libraries’ equity and open access initiatives; keep current with trends and developments in equity-oriented and non-traditional student services; and, serve as a liaison for open education initiatives at a local institutional level and at a CSU system-wide level….”
“As a research scientist at the Wikimedia Foundation, you will work with researchers, software engineers, designers, and volunteers to design, test and evaluate new technologies. You will produce empirical insights to inform the organization’s and the movement’s efforts towards our strategic direction—to become the platform that serves open knowledge to the world and to empower all people to access and contribute to free knowledge. You will turn research questions into publicly shared, reproducible knowledge and work with a team that is strongly committed to principles of transparency, privacy and collaboration. You will use and develop free and open source technology and collaborate with researchers in the industry and academia….”
“Reporting to the Associate University Librarian, the Scholarly Communication Librarian is responsible for managing, promoting, and growing the university’s institutional repository. The successful candidate will develop workflows, policies, and procedures for repository projects and serve as an advocate for the role of the institutional repository in supporting sustainable scholarly communication. The Scholarly Communication Librarian will also serve as the library’s leading resource on a range of scholarly communication issues, including open access, fair use, authors’ rights, alternative publishing models, and open educational resources. The person in this position will devise and implement outreach activities as well, promoting the institutional repository and open scholarly communication on campus. In addition, library faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and service to the university and the profession….”
“The Library of the University of California, Berkeley seeks a creative, collaborative, and diligent individual to join a growing team of educators and service providers supporting UC Berkeley faculty, researchers, students, and staff with needs related to scholarly communication, copyright, and research-related information policy matters….
The Library’s Office of Scholarly Communication Services, established in 2016 and led by the Scholarly Communication Officer, helps scholars use, create, and publish scholarly information by providing guidance and support throughout the knowledge lifecycle. The program provides services that promote the open dissemination, discoverability, accessibility, and preservation of scholarly resources—while helping scholars navigate and maximize their impact in the changing scholarly publishing landscape….”
“Hopefully, interest in data about air quality and the difficulty in getting a comprehensive view will drive more people to consider an open data and approach over proprietary ones. Right now, big companies and governments are the largest users of data that we’ve handed to them—mostly for free—to lock up in their vaults. Pharmaceutical firms, for instance, use the data to develop drugs that save lives, but they could save more lives if their data were shared. We need to start using data for more than commercial exploitation, deploying it to understand the long-term effects of policy, and create transparency around those in power—not of private citizens. We need to flip the model from short-term commercial use to long-term societal benefit….”
“The California Digital Library (CDL) is a collaborative effort of the ten campuses of the University of California, and is designed to enable UC libraries to continue to meet the informational needs of UC faculty and students. The CDL assumes a leadership role in providing digital content to the citizens of the state, develops systems that encourage resource sharing, and guides UC libraries through the transition to the digital future.
As a member of the Licensed Content Group within the CDL’s Collection Development and Management Program, the Licensing Analyst reports to the Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing and provides services in the area of license management, including drafting, editing and redacting complex licensing contracts to secure advantageous terms that meet UC Libraries service goals and ensure compliance with University policies, collaborating with colleagues and legal staff on license development and interpretation, interpreting license provisions in the electronic resource management system (ERMS) for use by UC Libraries staff, communicating about license information with vendors and campuses, and maintaining the department’s central license archive including obtaining signatures and digitally storing and posting licenses. The Licensing Analyst also assists with related functions and works on special projects as assigned, such as collecting and analyzing usage data, producing reports or announcements for the UC library community, and participating in the life-cycle management of electronic resources. …”