Grant to fund digitization of early 20th?century Extension publications | WSU Insider | Washington State University

“A recent grant from the Center for Research Libraries’ Project CERES will allow Washington State University Libraries to digitize some 41,000 documents of early Washington State College Extension home economics publications as well as reports of the then-named Tree Fruit Experiment Station, today’s WSU Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center.

The digital collection will be of interest to farmers, nutritionists, historians and cultural studies researchers looking for Extension material from the first half of the 20th century….”

Employment Opportunities- Gonzaga University | Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources

“The Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources will provide leadership to the Foley Library in all aspects of collection development, collection management, and information access within a rapidly evolving and increasingly digital scholarly communication environment. The Associate Dean will work collaboratively within the library and across campus to develop and implement innovative approaches to aligning the management of the library’s collections budget; the development of digital, print, and archival collections; and promotion of open access and open educational resources with teaching, learning, and research at Gonzaga. The Associate Dean will have direct oversight of a team responsible for acquisitions, metadata management, and digitization services, and provide guidance to liaison librarians in the selection of resources for the library’s collections. The successful candidate will demonstrate dynamic, innovative and creative approaches to managing collections at the local level while also developing new models that leverage local, regional, and national partnerships….”

Open Data Program Manager in Seattle – Jobs.seattletimes.com

“Seattle Information Technology (Seattle IT) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Open Data Program Manager with the Department’s Open Data Team in the Digital Engagement Office. This individual will lead implementation of the City’s new open data policy, including the development and implementation of new Citywide procedures which adhere to best practices in open data governance.  This person will also oversee the formation of the City-wide Open Data Champions Network, develop training specific to City data and business owners, advise on data quality, and provide support to departments seeking to publish new data….”

Students as leaders in open access advocacy

“This is the story of ongoing student efforts to realize an open access (OA) policy at the University of Washington (UW). Among other superlatives, UW receives more federal research dollars1 than any other public university in the nation––making it a logical place for an initiative to facilitate free and public access to scholarly outputs. In 2014, UW received $1.39 billion in funding––a 12% increase from 2013. Like other large U.S. universities, UW also hosts diverse faculty interests, an understaffed and underfunded institutional repository, and highly active student and faculty governments––but also, as we have come to find, an organic, self-assembled student interest in OA….”