Massachusetts (Re)Joins the Effort — Readers First

“On Friday January 20th, Ruth Balser of the 12th Middlesex district filed “An Act empowering library access to electronic books and digital audiobooks.”

So, Rhode Island now has company and two states are showing the bravery that characterized the Tea Party (in Boston Harbor, not the more recent and very much less illustrious political movement) and the American Revolution.

The bill is different than most previous library ebook legislative efforts and is likely to have benefitted from the expert advice of Mr. Kyle Courtney….

But this is to pick nits a little ignoble—for the bill is bold, cogent, and important. Love its provision that libraries can’t be restricted from talking about what we pay for licensing from publishers/vendors. That anti-competitive restriction needs to be rejected in every state. The part about severability—if one provision is ever struck down, the rest still stand—is important for all state efforts as well….”

SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING AND REPOSITORY SERVICES LIBRARIAN, Boston University Libraries

“Boston University Libraries seeks a Scholarly Publishing and Repository Services Librarian, who will provide leadership, relationship development, and service ownership for user-centered responsive, and scalable digital scholarly publishing services at Boston University Libraries that empower faculty and students at Boston University with tools, information, and resources for sharing and preserving research and scholarship….”

Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication Librarian

“The Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication Librarian leads the law school in the creation, curation and long-term preservation of digital projects and collections. This librarian provides vision and guidance for the law school’s institutional repository, setting priorities that respond to the needs of the law school community. This librarian also has a leading role in the development of the law school and law library websites….”

Digital Scholarship Outreach and Lab Coordinator

“Reporting to the University Librarian and working with a cross-departmental team of library staff, this position will play a key role in designing and piloting a new academic library-based model for supporting digital scholarship work that contributes to equity, diversity, and sustainability. The Outreach and Lab Coordinator will play a central role in planning and carrying out this model, as well as assessing, documenting, and sharing the model, and adding to our knowledge of how to accelerate, connect, inspire, and expand digital scholarship on equity, diversity, and sustainability. …”

Executive Director | Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society | Harvard University

“Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society (“BKC” or the “Center”) is a University-wide research center and one of the largest and most influential conveners and accelerators of scholars, technologists, activists and makers working on cyberspace and related law and public policy matters in the public interest. The Center now seeks an Executive Director to join our team, appreciate our legacy, and help us shape the next generation of making an impact. The Executive Director leads and directs senior leadership, staff, and our extended community executing development, research, and outreach.  

This is a rare and unusual opportunity to join a flourishing, intellectually robust community of faculty, students, fellows, and affiliates from multiple disciplines and backgrounds, committed to studying and improving the digital space by building in it. The Center works on the cutting edge of research and development while operating amid, and benefiting from, one of the most revered educational institutions in the world. We contain legacy and innovation, history and future-vision, ambition and humility. The reach of the Center is global and local, and our passionate, committed community builds, studies, educates and connects. We make a difference in the world. And we are looking for a very special leader. …”

Executive Director | Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society | Harvard University

“Since 1997, Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society has pioneered the study of, and building within, the digital environment in the public interest. The Center now seeks an Executive Director to help us shape the Center’s next generation of work and engagement on technology and society. 

This is a rare and unusual opportunity to join a flourishing, intellectually robust international community of faculty, students, fellows, and affiliates from multiple disciplines and backgrounds, dedicated to studying and improving the digital space by building in it. The Center works on the cutting edge of research and development while operating amid, and benefiting from, one of the most revered educational institutions in the world. We contain history and innovation, ambition and humility. The reach of the Center is global and local. The work and well-being of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society are profoundly strengthened by our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, ability, and more. Our passionate, committed community builds, studies, educates and connects. We make a difference in the world. And we are looking for a very special leader….”

Postdoc–Computational Social Science for Scholarly Communications & Open & Equitable Scholarship – Cambridge MA 02139

“POSTDOCTOAL ASSOCIATE-COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE FOR SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS AND OPEN AND EQUITABLE SCHOLARSHIP, MIT Libraries-Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship (CREOS), to conduct original research in the areas of open and equitable scholarship under the guidance of the principal investigator, Roger Levy, and in partnership with additional faculty mentors, research scientists, and fellow postdocs. Will conduct original research in computational social science (broadly construed) on topics related to scholarly communications and open and equitable scholarship. Potential topics include large-scale automated analysis of the history of ideas; experimental interventions and natural experiments in scholarly peer review and reproducible research; critical economic analysis of the scholarly publication landscape; review and development of best-practices guidelines for large collaborative open scholarship projects; and comparison and advocacy work for open-source platforms for managing peer review. …”

 

 

Postdoctoral Associate–Advancing Equity and Accessibility in Archives and Special Collections – Cambridge MA 02139

“POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE–ADVANCING EQUITY AND ACCESSIBILITY IN ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, MIT Libraries-Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship (CREOS), to conduct research in the areas of open and equitable scholarship under the guidance of the principal investigator Stephanie Frampton and in collaboration with library and faculty mentors, research scientists, and fellow postdocs. The research outcomes will inform future research, implementations, or adoptable resources for MIT Libraries and the broader library community.  Will focus on research related to identifying, assessing, developing, and promulgating best practices for advancing equity and accessibility in archives and special collections, with a particular focus on accessibility of digital collections for persons with disabilities. The first year will focus on identifying, describing, and analyzing existing accessibility practices and interventions to digital archives and special collections access; while the second will focus on designing prototypes and evaluating interventions within MIT Libraries’ Distinctive Collections….”

 

 

Head Scholarly Communications and Collections Strategy Job Opening in Cambridge, Massachusetts – ALA JobLIST | Jobs in Library & Information Science & Technology

“Reporting to the Associate Director for Collections, the department head for Scholarly Communications & Collections Strategy leads services and staff in transforming models of scholarly publishing in ways that increase the impact and reach of research and scholarship and that promote open, equitable, and sustainable publishing and access models. The Scholarly Communications & Collections Strategy department coordinates overall collection management strategy for the Libraries’ general collections, as well as vendor negotiations and repository services. In enacting collection management strategy, the head of SCCS leads our pursuit of business models and contract terms that meet MIT values, which include allowing for computational access, generous reuse rights, user privacy protections, and forwarding the principles of the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts adopted jointly by the Libraries and the Faculty Committee for the Library System in 2019. In addition to operationalizing this open scholarship agenda, the next head for Scholarly Communications & Collections Strategy will actively encourage the acceleration to digital-first collection building, advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the collections, strategize with colleagues across the Libraries to focus our physical collections on the essential core — a portfolio of exceptional quality and singular relevance to MIT research and teaching — and lead the development of new collecting strategies to support data-intensive and computational research and learning….”

Editorial Manager, PubPub · KFG Notes

“The Knowledge Futures Group is hiring an Editorial Manager to help curate and produce content for two of its products, PubPub1, a collaborative and open publishing tool for the academic web, and Commonplace, a new publication of the KFG. We’re looking for someone with strong writing and editorial skills, knowledge of academic publishing, and interest in experimenting with new publishing practices. You’ll get to work directly with authors and editors, and use those experiences to experiment and contribute to the KFG’s editorial plans and PubPub’s roadmap. We will pay you competitively, let you work from wherever you want, and take you and your ideas seriously. Join us!…”

Editorial Manager, PubPub · KFG Notes

“The Knowledge Futures Group is hiring an Editorial Manager to help curate and produce content for two of its products, PubPub1, a collaborative and open publishing tool for the academic web, and Commonplace, a new publication of the KFG. We’re looking for someone with strong writing and editorial skills, knowledge of academic publishing, and interest in experimenting with new publishing practices. You’ll get to work directly with authors and editors, and use those experiences to experiment and contribute to the KFG’s editorial plans and PubPub’s roadmap. We will pay you competitively, let you work from wherever you want, and take you and your ideas seriously. Join us!…”

Collections Strategist for Repository Services – Cambridge MA 02139

“REPOSITORY SERVICES STRATEGIST, MIT Libraries, to develop and plan services and lead outreach related to digital repositories-based collections in order to   meet the needs of MIT researchers; leverage repository services to enable and support a robust, sustainable, equitable, and open scholarly communications ecosystem; and advance computational modes of access to repository-based collections.  Responsibilities include developing repository services strategies (70%), repository services support (20%), data analysis (5%), and committee/project work (5%). …”

Director of Product – Crossref

“The Director of Product is a key member of the senior leadership team at Crossref and responsible for the strategy, delivery, adoption, and success of the Crossref service. The role centers around a deep understanding of community needs balanced with technical credibility and credentials….

Be an evangelist for Crossref as open scholarly infrastructure and its services at conferences and events, engage on social media and the community forum, and blog about our services and plans….

[You should have] A background in product management for mission-driven organizations and/or open-source tech….

Project Coordinator, Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication

“The Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) team seeks a highly motivated, exceptionally organized, and technically savvy individual to provide outstanding research and coordination activities associated with OSC as a Project Coordinator.  Reporting to the Program Manager for the OSC, this position is a key member of a high functioning team with primary responsibility for managing and implementing aspects of projects from design through development and delivery….”