Anthropology group votes to boycott Israel despite major donors’ – including Intel and Yahoo – thick Israeli ties – The Washington Post

“The annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association has approved a resolution to boycott Israel, which must now be voted on by the group’s membership….The resolution seeks to enlist a major academic publisher in excluding Israeli institutions from access to scholarly publications….”

Research & Development Co-Ordinator job with SPRINGER NATURE | Guardian Jobs

“We have an exciting opportunity to join the research and development team in the Open Research Group at Nature Publishing Group and Palgrave Macmillan. This role would suit a graduate with an interest in open access publishing who is looking to gain experience in this rapidly developing area of scholarly communications….”

Launching new Lund University Press | EurekAlert! Science News

“Working with Manchester University Press, the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology at Lund University are launching a new publishing operation called Lund University Press. Its aim is to channel excellent Lund research straight into the international scholarly conversation. The goal is to bring the best of Lund research to global audiences. Initially, operations comprise the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology (HT) only; but the HT Faculties would be glad to see other Faculties joining the enterprise. Lund UP books are published in English only, starting in 2017. Appearing simultaneously in print and Open Access, they will achieve maximum dissemination and exposure. Some of our books will be written directly in English for an international readership, says Marianne Thormählen, professor and initiator of Lund UP, but others will be translations into English of first-class research in Swedish on Scandinavian topics. With the English language as the medium and our strong partner’s resources as instruments, Lund UP will make the voice of Sweden more audible in the global research community. An Editorial Committee with representatives from a number of different disciplines determines the selection of books following a stringent and independent peer-reviewing process. Our partner Manchester University Press is in charge of production, marketing and sales. Manchester UP is a pioneer when it comes to Open Access publishing of high-class academic books in Britain, and they could see a Scandinavian ally, small but dedicated, in the new Lund press.”

UK-based postion at OASPA

“The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, OASPA, is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic individual to help with the running of this rapidly developing organisation.  The role will involve assisting with communications both externally and with our membership, as well as helping to run and develop our events, in person and online.  Reporting to the Membership & Communications Manager, this position offers a great opportunity to work with high profile companies and leading figures in academic publishing….”

Manager of Institutional Repository (Fixed Term) – Job Opportunities – University of Cambridge

“The University of Cambridge is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced individual to work within the Office of Scholarly Communications as the Manager of Institutional Repository. The funding landscape in the UK now requires that the outputs of funded research, such as research articles, conference proceedings and supporting research data are made publicly available. The University’s DSpace repository houses the wide range of research outputs of the University, ranging from published articles and conference papers, through to datasets, theses, videos and molecules. The post holder will work within the growing and friendly Office of Scholarly Communications at the University Library. He/she will manage the digital content of the institutional repository and provide assistance to end users, including advice relating to third party copyright issues. He/she will be also responsible for reviewing and where necessary, modifying, the structure of digital collections in the repository, as well as the organisation of various types of research outputs stored in the repository….”