Repository Ouroboros – Ruth Kitchin Tillman

“The library is going to adopt a new repository and you just got hired to make it happen. You may be fresh out of library school with a few metadata projects under your belt. Perhaps you did metadata work on a two-year digitization grant and are looking forward to getting out of the spreadsheet mines. Or maybe you worked in a similar job at your last institution—running a turnkey repository like DSpace, CONTENTdm, or BePress. Perhaps you’ve moved into the role at an angle, from something more traditional like cataloging….

[After a long struggle] But you feel like a fraud. You feel so discouraged. You are sure everyone else is ahead of you. You do not yet see that you are just one more person riding the Repository Ouroboros.”

METRO | 599 | Digital Repository Developer – Metropolitan New York Library Council

“METRO is seeking a developer with experience working as a Drupal 8 site builder and theme developer. We have developed an innovative new open source repository architecture called Archipelago, and as the Digital Repository Developer, you will have a chance to contribute to this project in its infancy! Archipelago uses a modified version of Drupal 8 for the public front end and administrative interface. The first software METRO will build using this architecture will be a digital asset management solution meant for libraries, archives, and museums. Reporting to the Lead Developer, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with our team on our base repository solution, contracts building new custom repositories and new features, and they may manage a portfolio of support contracts as well….”

Development sneak preview – Editoria

Editoria’s web-based word processor is being upgraded, along with the rest of the system, in response to the community’s most recent roadmap. In the current version of Editoria, Monemvasia, we have contextually sensitive styles. This means that once a component is recognized as a frontmatter item, for example, the ‘menu’ of style options available automatically updates to display only the styles relevant within the context of a front matter component. The same is true for parts, unnumbered components and chapters.

To take styling in the web-based word processor (via the Wax editor) to the next level, Christos Kokosias, Wax lead developer, is working up functionality (suggested by friends at punctum books) that adds the ability to customize tags at the chapter level. This will help with pagination as it improves the quality of the HTML available to export tools using CSS to automatically typeset content prepared in the browser….”

Essential Open Source Software for Science – Chan Zuckerberg Science Initiative – Medium

We followed two guiding principles in creating this opportunity:

  • First, we didn’t want to limit funding to pure software development. Open source is more than just writing code. It includes improving documentation, addressing usability, managing the project, and building community. We want to provide opportunities in whatever form will help make the computational foundations of biological research more usable and robust….
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  • Second, we wanted to be inclusive in defining the scope of what counts as essential software for biomedical research. The proposed work does not need to be tied to novel research. Additionally, both domain-specific software and foundational tools and infrastructure used across several domains of science will be eligible to apply, so long as they have some impact in biomedical science. Such foundational tools can range from data structures to numerical computation libraries to toolkits for workflow execution and reproducibility. These tools play a critical role, often acting as dependencies for more domain-specific tools….”

Coming Soon: Essential Open Source Software for Science – Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will soon invite applications for open source software projects that are essential to biomedical research. Applicants can request funding between $50k and $250k for one year. This RFA is the first of a series. CZI will invite applications during three distinct cycles, with rounds beginning June 18, 2019; mid-December 2019; and mid-June 2020. Read our Medium post to learn more….”

Open NetSci Hackathon

The Open NetSci Hackathon is an event sponsored by PLOS. It is part of the extended program of the 14th International School and Conference on Network Science (NetSci 2019).

The goal of the Hackathon is to promote open research practice in Network Science. For the first edition, the theme will be open code and data.

We hope to make the hackathon a perfect venue for getting together, and hacking away at fun projects in a laid-back, friendly environment….”

PubSweet Collaboration Week – May 7 – 13 : Collaborative Knowledge Foundation

About three years ago, we set out to build a framework for building publishing software with components. Take a component here, a component there, make one on your own, and, presto! you have your custom publishing platform! While the framework itself has matured significantly, we’re not there yet in terms of the available components and how they fit together.

At the same time, we started building a community around this framework, organisations and people looking to innovate within this space and looking for a way to do so. While building a community has to happen in parallel with software development, I think that if you’re doing open source development right, your community will be ahead of the software most of the time. This is certainly the case for us. We envisioned a community that openly shares their experiences and solutions and is willing to collaborate on new ideas, despite basically being competitors, and I can happily (and proudly) say that our community has already reached this ideal.

To close the loop and make PubSweet the go-to framework and component library for developing publishing software, we need to take the lessons from the three systems in production right now (Hindawi’s, EBI’s and eLife’s publishing systems) and incorporate them into PubSweet itself, for everyone to use and benefit from. If we could just get the designers and developers of these systems in the same room, get them to talk to each other, share their custom approaches and try to find commonalities between them… wouldn’t that be awesome? Luckily our community is awesome, and well-versed in that sort of thing, and that’s exactly what’s happening in our event this week!

For the inaugural PubSweet Collaboration Week, starting on May 7th, Coko, EBI, eLife and Hindawi are getting together in Cambridge to make more parts of these systems reusable and add them to PubSweet’s component library….”

Hopkins partners with Harvard and MIT to launch Public Access Submission System (PASS) and support open access – The Sheridan Libraries Blog

“Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries, in collaboration with the Harvard University Office for Scholarly Communication, the MIT Libraries, and with inspiration from Jeff Spies, formerly of the Center for Open Science, have developed the Public Access Submission System, or PASS. The innovative web application helps researchers comply simultaneously with the open access policies of both their funders and their institutions….”

Announcing the Top 10 FAIR Data Things Global Sprint

Join us on 29-30 November 2018, for the Top 10 FAIR Data Things Global Sprint! The Sprint is being organised by Library CarpentryAustralian Research Data Commons and the Research Data Alliance Libraries for Research Data Interest Group in collaboration with FOSTER Open ScienceOpenAireRDA EuropeData Management Training ClearinghouseCalifornia Digital LibraryDryadAARNet, and DANS….

We are using this Sprint to develop Top 10 FAIR Data Things resources by research disciplines and/or themes. We’ve created the following primer (instructions) to help you plan and develop your resources:

The objective is to create brief guides (stand alone, self paced training materials) that can be used by the research community to understand FAIR in different contexts as well as some initial steps to consider….”