Los Alamos National Laboratory Jobs – Digital Library Infrastructure Engineer (Software Developer 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

“The Research Library ( https://www.lanl.gov/library/ ) seeks a Digital Library Infrastructure Engineer to help imagine, create, and sustain its digital library infrastructure. We support the Laboratory’s paramount mission to solve national security challenges through scientific excellence by delivering essential knowledge services. The durable value of these services depends on a foundation of effective and efficient software infrastructure, for which this role is instrumental.

This Software Engineer will work on a variety of projects supporting management, curation, discovery, dissemination, and preservation of institutional scientific content. Current initiatives involve upgrading specialized content discovery platforms, re-engineering data pipelines, modernizing core repository services, and adapting Agile software development and DevOps practices to our local context….”

Open Access [policy at Los Alamos National Laboratory]

“In February 2013, the United States White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a Memorandum titled “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research.” The Los Alamos National Laboratory Public Access policy brings the Laboratory into compliance with the OSTP Memorandum and enables lab authors to make readily accessible to the public all unrestricted scholarly publications resulting from research conducted by Laboratory workers.

Under the policy, scholarly articles will be deposited in the Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos Research Online (LARO) repository, an open access platform developed and maintained by the Research Library.  The author’s final peer-reviewed manuscript (i.e. the version which includes any changes made during the peer-review process, but does not include the publisher’s copyediting or formatting) will be used in most cases for deposit into LARO.  Publications in LARO are openly and freely available to the public.

Through this policy, Los Alamos National Laboratory is exercising the U.S. Federal government royalty-free, irrevocable, nonexclusive license to publish and distribute copyrighted works developed under a contract or a financial assistance agreement with U.S. Federal government agencies, and to permit others to do so by or on behalf of the government. 

The lab’s Public Access Policy applies to scholarly publications resulting from all unclassified research at the lab and is consistent with the DOE Public Access Plan and plans of other US Federal agencies and various other funding organizations….”