“The support offered by university libraries for researchers has radically changed in the last 20 years. Whereas the previous focus was developing and contextualising a library collection, research support is now just as much about sharing the output of the university with the wider world, and providing the expertise to make that happen. University libraries are no longer just collectors, but also publishers
The role of Head of Research Support at TU Delft Library reflects this. The Head will manage a team of 8, managing their work, encouraging their development and ensuring excellent, engaged performance.
In terms of content, the team head has the four following areas of responsibility. In each of these areas, the head will be expected to create a strategic vision and, with the team, develop the policies and tactics needed to implement this vision.
Directing the TU Delft Open publishing press, working closely with the Senior Publication Officer
Ensuring the provision of high-quality advice to the TU Delft research community on publication strategies and tactics, and helping drive forward the Open Access agenda locally, nationally and internationally
In collaboration with the Collections Manager, overseeing the development of the library collection of journals, ebooks, databases and other scholarly publications
Using in-depth research analytics to identify important patterns and trends in research and publication at TU Delft….”
“CARL invites applications for a Visiting Program Officer (VPO), Metadata & CARL Collaboration with OpenAIRE. The incumbent will work with the Canadian OpenAIRE Task Force to lead CARL’s ongoing collaboration with OpenAIRE, an international network that promotes and shares common practices, standards, protocols, and content towards a sustainable open global research ecosystem, and liaise with the Tri-Agency and the Canadian repository community on behalf of the Task Force.
The successful candidate will have expertise in metadata and repositories, the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, and strong organizational and communication skills. The ability to work in both English and French would be an asset. The position will entail working for CARL for the equivalent of one day per week, for a period of at least one year. The deadline to apply is February 15, 11:59 p.m. Eastern….”
From Google’s English: “Utrecht University Library is looking for a new colleague who advises researchers on Open Access external linkto publish. Are you someone who combines organizational talent with a heart for open science external link? Can you put yourself in the perspective of the academic researcher? If you like to give a face to the ambitious goals of Utrecht University (UU) together with your dedicated team members, we would like to meet you!?
Scientific education and research are in a state of flux, including at UU. Open science and the ever-increasing digitization are crucial in this respect. UU has the ambition to be a pioneer in the field of open science and, among other things, to move towards 100% Open Access publications as quickly as possible.
The University Library contributes to UU’s strategic agenda: with an open mind, open attitude and open science, the university is working on the solutions of tomorrow. In addition to access to scientific literature, we offer advice, training, workshops and support to support scientific education and research in all faculties. We work result-oriented. You have a lot of freedom in organizing and shaping your work in collaboration with your colleagues and the team.”
“Keen to try something with Wikidata! Got a crazy idea? Or a provocation? Or an idea that needs investigating?
Wikimedia Australia and Wikimedia Aotearoa New Zealand are offering two creative fellowships grants of $1000 (AUD) and one of $1000 (NZD) to curate a data set, develop a prototype or undertake an investigation using Wikidata. You will be matched with a Wikimedian who will mentor you throughout your project offering resources, feedback and support.
We are open to applicants from all backgrounds and skill levels, and support proposals that involve investigations. We are looking for proposals that are enthusiastic and innovative as opposed to requiring pre-existing technical skills.”
“The Open Data Specialist supports research projects by identifying, developing, and helping execute best practices for data formatting, metadata, organization, interoperability, rapid dissemination, storage as well as data usage tracking. In practice, the Open Data Specialist works with labs and teams involved in a project to develop these best practices for all data processing stages from acquisition to analysis and public deposition, supports the labs to streamline data flow, consolidates data, and documents datasets and processing pipelines. Additional responsibilities may include the provision and application of tools to convert between different data formats and the development of reproducible workflows.”
“The Research Scientist will play a key role in the execution of projects by a set deadline. They communicate with internal and external stakeholders to make decisions and monitor the progress of the project to keep it on schedule. This position will be focused on advancing the research agenda examining open science initiatives. Examples include, but are not limited to, open science badges, preregistration, and Registered Reports. This role is responsible for supporting and implementing ongoing research projects examining open science initiatives and participating in identifying and designing future projects. The Research Scientist will work with other COS teams to understand current opportunities and to provide research insights to advance our mission….”
“The Open Encyclopedia of Anthropology (OEA, formerly Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology) is looking for new Managing Editors.
The OEA is a peer reviewed, open-access internet encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology for the general public. It focuses on undergraduate and postgraduate students across the social sciences and humanities, as well as corporate and policy researchers. Its purpose is to introduce this public to basic concepts in the field of Social and Cultural Anthropology. The OEA does this by publishing engaging expert introductions on topics that have been the focus of substantial research and debate by anthropologists. All entries are peer-reviewed by at least three expert academics, making the OEA one of the most reliable anthropological resources on the web….”
“Reporting to the Head of the Digital Library at Washington University Libraries, the Digital Publishing Manager plans, develops, implements, and assesses the services and operations for the University Libraries’ programs and services in support of long-form publishing and scholarly digital projects. The incumbent is responsible for creating a customer-first approach to delivering robust services, engaging in user support, training, and outreach, and collaborating with colleagues in the Libraries and University departments to create and manage content. The incumbent may support related library repository initiatives and provide backup support for additional DLPS services….
Knowledge of trends, issues, and resources in scholarly publishing, digital scholarship, scholarly communications, and/or open access….”
“…The Technical Team Manager leads a development team responsible for the technical architecture, operations, and continued evolution of systems and services for the Publishing, Archives, and Digitization (PAD) program at the California Digital Library (CDL). Working closely with the group’s Director, Associate Director, and Senior Product Managers, the incumbent will help support vital and innovative services for the University of California community, including but not limited to: eScholarship, UC’s open access publishing and institutional repository platform; Calisphere, an open gateway of digitized primary source materials from cultural heritage institutions at UC and throughout California; and technical processes supporting CDL’s coordination of UC’s participation in HathiTrust. The incumbent will also work with other technical leaders at CDL to provide cross-organizational technical strategic guidance, planning, and decision making, and will collaborate with staff from other organizations with whom CDL partners.
The Technical Team Manager will actively manage a team of developers to ensure that systems provided by the group are reliable, robust, and efficient; effectively meet service goals and the needs of end users; and conform to relevant domain and development best practices and standards. The incumbent will also be responsible for assigning projects, tasks, and other responsibilities to direct reports, as well as supporting their ongoing professional growth….”
“The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was established to advise the President and others in the Executive Office of the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. OSTP leads interagency efforts to develop and implement sound science and technology policies and budgets….
As a Policy Assistant, GS, 0301, 9/11 your responsibilities will include:
Supporting CTO Leadership Team in daily tasks, including calendar management and travel coordination
Arranging meetings with stakeholders and preparing meeting materials
Managing frequent and routine correspondence
Assisting CTO team members with tracking priorities, tasks, and requests
Performing technical policy research
Drafting policy memoranda on science and technology policy topics
Other tasks as assigned…”
“Interested in a mission-driven job ensuring open access to information for a global audience? Enjoy working to ensure a diverse, expansive archive of the digital historical record? Internet Archive is seeking a Program Officer for its Archiving & Data Services team. Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library, top 200 website at archive.org, and an archive of over 99 petabytes of digital information running in self-owned and operated data centers. Internet Archive provides mission-aligned services to thousands of organizations, working collaboratively to advance the goal of “Universal Access to All Knowledge.” …”
“UKRI is seeking up to 3 members from across UKRI’s stakeholder groups to join the Infrastructure Advisory Committee which provides advice and guidance on long term infrastructure investment priorities and prioritisation of investments.
We are seeking senior level expert members with a strong interest and experience in research and innovation infrastructure planning or delivery, deep expertise in their professional area, and an ability to think strategically beyond their discipline.
We would particularly welcome applications from individuals with a background in arts and social sciences, innovation, international infrastructure prioritisation, or those from groups currently under-represented at senior levels in the research and innovation community….”
“Harvard Library seeks a dynamic and visionary leader to advance equitable, high impact models of scholarly communication across the University. The incumbent provides appreciative leadership for the newly formed department, Open Scholarship and Research Data Services. This new department merges two high-performing units, the Office for Scholarly Communication and the Research Data Management Program, to support Harvard Library’s aspirations, on behalf of researchers, to be global leaders in expanding world knowledge and intellectual exploration through the creation, promotion, and support of new and existing models of sharing research outputs.
Open Scholarship and Research Data Services focuses on shifting the information landscape towards a more equitable, diverse ecosystem of trustworthy resources, where impactful research is freely available to all who need it. Its staff offer and support other units in offering custom support to researchers across the lifecycle of their research outputs; implement the open-access policies adopted by faculty at every Harvard school; advise on the orderly deposit and archiving of research outputs in the most appropriate repository or repositories; promote standards in metadata schema and description practices to enhance discovery; investigate and implement a variety of aspects of new models for scholarly publishing, including services and infrastructure leveraging current repository work; and design forward-looking repository models in collaboration with peers to provide open access to scholarship.”
“The Technical Team Manager leads a development team responsible for the technical architecture, operations, and continued evolution of systems and services for the Publishing, Archives, and Digitization (PAD) program at the California Digital Library (CDL). Working closely with the group’s Director, Associate Director, and Senior Product Managers, the incumbent will help support vital and innovative services for the University of California community, including but not limited to: eScholarship, UC’s open access publishing and institutional repository platform; Calisphere, an open gateway of digitized primary source materials from cultural heritage institutions at UC and throughout California; and technical processes supporting CDL’s coordination of UC’s participation in HathiTrust. The incumbent will also work with other technical leaders at CDL to provide cross-organizational technical strategic guidance, planning, and decision making, and will collaborate with staff from other organizations with whom CDL partners. …:
“Creative Commons (CC) is a global nonprofit organization working to solve the world’s most pressing problems by opening up knowledge and culture about them. Climate change, and the resulting harm to our global biodiversity, has been one of the world’s most pressing problems for decades. Climate data needs to be open, accessible and easy to share to ensure scientists, researchers, policymakers, educators, civil society organizations, advocates, citizens, journalists, and others can find it, read it, and build on it.