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“Between the 25th and the 28th of July 2018, we co-created a very rich learning expedition organized by the Research Group on Collaborative Spaces (RGCS), at MIT and Harvard University, in Cambridge (MA). This alternative academic network focuses on topics about new work practices inspired by open science and citizen science cultures.”

Scholarly Communication Librarian (Houghton Library) Job Opening in Cambridge, Massachusetts – ALA JobLIST | Jobs in Library & Information Science & Technology

“Harvard University’s Administrative Fellowship Program is one of the cornerstones of our diversity and inclusion efforts. We seek to attract talented professionals, and in particular members of historically underrepresented groups, to promote leadership opportunities and careers in higher education. The University encourages applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and others who may contribute to the diversity of Harvard’s leadership. To this end, the Administrative Fellowship Program offers a twelve-month talent management experience complemented by a professional development program. Please visit the program’s website [https://hr.harvard.edu/administrative-fellows-program] for more details.

SUMMARY

Houghton Library is pleased to offer a two-year Harvard Library Diversity Fellowship to immerse a rising leader in the library and archives profession in a wide variety of activities related to the management of a world class repository of rare books, manuscripts, archives, and other rare and unique library materials. Over the course of the two years, the Fellow will be exposed to and make contributions to the major functions of the library including scholarly communication, public programs, researcher services, and other areas as opportunities present themselves. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to meet and work with curators, librarians and archivists in other libraries that comprise the Arts and Special Collections of the Harvard College.

A signature project will be core to the Fellow’s experience. The incumbent will primarily work with the editorial team for the Harvard Library Bulletin (HLB), a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by Houghton Library on behalf of Harvard Library. This position will allow the Fellow to develop expertise in scholarly communication, an area of rising emphasis in librarianship which is predicted to grow as an increasing number of university libraries assume responsibility for scholarly publishing and university presses.”

Among the duties: “Join the editorial team of the Harvard Library Bulletin. Collaborates with colleagues to relaunch the HLB as an online, open access journal….”

Digital Commonwealth

“Digital Commonwealth is a non-profit collaborative organization that provides resources and services to support the creation, management, and dissemination of cultural heritage materials held by Massachusetts libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. Digital Commonwealth currently has over 130 member institutions from across the state.

This site provides access to thousands of images, documents, and sound recordings that have been digitized by member institutions so that they may be available to researchers, students, and the general public.

Massachusetts cultural institutions may sign up for free digitization services from the Boston Public Library as part of the Library for the Commonwealth program….”

The Open Access Tracking Project: an Intro with Peter Suber | Eventbrite

“Join ASIS&T for an introduction to the Open Access Tracking Project by Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Open Access Project and the Harvard Office of Scholarly Communication. Suber will be presenting his Open Access Tracking project and looking for students to provide future assistance. Come hangout with other LIS students and learn about an exciting new opportunity. Light refreshments will be provided.”

ASAPbio July 2017 Meeting: The Evolving Preprint Ecosystem | ASAPbio

“This meeting will be held at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, MA on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 10:30am – 5:30pm EDT. It will be live-streamed.

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The goal of this meeting is to identify any gaps/opportunities in the preprint ecosystem, which in turn will help to inform the revision of ASAPbio’s plans before the close of our RFA suspension.”

Project coordinator, Office for Scholarly Communication, Harvard Library

“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 to manage and implement aspects of projects from design through development and delivery….”

Digital Library Software Engineer, Harvard University

“Provide technical support and for the systems and services used by the Office for Scholarly Communications as well asservices provided to scholars to support open access policies and system infrastructure.

Administer and enhance the Harvard open access digital repository.

Develop and enhance software and websites.

Evaluate both existing and emerging repository software for future development. Take ownership of new open access (OA) projects.

Collaborate on projects with librarians, scholars, lawyers, and technologists across institutional boundaries….”

Digital Library Software Engineer, Harvard University

“Provide technical support and for the systems and services used by the Office for Scholarly Communications as well asservices provided to scholars to support open access policies and system infrastructure.

Administer and enhance the Harvard open access digital repository.

Develop and enhance software and websites.

Evaluate both existing and emerging repository software for future development. Take ownership of new open access (OA) projects.

Collaborate on projects with librarians, scholars, lawyers, and technologists across institutional boundaries….”

Director of Digital Projects

“The Director of Digital Projects will lead an MIT Libraries supported software development program and will develop partnerships with external academic and commercial collaborators to develop tools and platforms with a local and global impact on research, scholarly communications, education, and the preservation of information and ideas. Our goal is nothing short of an open, trusted, durable, interdisciplinary, interoperable content platform that provides a foundation for the entire lifecycle of information for collaborative global research and education….”

Senior Digital Library Software Engineer

“As part of the Harvard Library’s Office for Scholarly Communication team of librarians, scholars, and software engineers, you will work on the cutting edge of the open access movement to make academic research produced at Harvard and elsewhere available to anyone, throughout the world, free of charge. As a member of Library Technology Services, you may collaborate with library and IT staff across the university to deliver best of breed library services for research, teaching, and learning….

Develop and administer a digital repository. Evaluate both existing and emerging repository software for future development. Take ownership of new open access projects. Work closely with librarians, scholars, and technologists across institutional boundaries. Both librarians with programming experience and software engineers with a library background are welcome to apply. We are less concerned about specific technologies than about finding a team player who cares deeply about what we do. But to give you a taste of the technologies we are currently using or experimenting with, see the lists of “qualifications” below. It’s OK if you are missing a few buzzwords – as long as you can demonstrate the interest and ability to learn them (and others) as required. Please Note: This is a two year term-limited position…[with] the possibility of renewal, contingent on funding, university priorities and satisfactory job performance….”

Scholarly Communications and Licensing Librarian – Cambridge MA 02139

“Join a newly created, innovative department which incorporates collections resource management under the umbrella of a strong and long-standing scholarly communications program.  Responsibilities include reviewing library content license agreements and carrying out projects related to license interpretation and license metadata; serving as the point person for text-mining of licensed and other scholarly resources; participating on project teams related to open access workflows and assisting with implementing changes to open access workflow systems, including the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy; providing copyright and open access outreach to the MIT community, including teaching workshops, building guides, and writing blog stories; and working on projects that support scholarly publishing, open access, and copyright initiatives….”

Dataverse Development Project Manager

“The Dataverse Development Project Manager (DDPM) at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) will handle the day-to-day management responsibilities for the development of Dataverse, an open source software framework that enables the hosting of research data repositories (dataverse.org).  Reporting directly to the IQSS Director of Engineering (DOE) with a dotted-line relationship to the Chief Data Science and Technology Officer (CDSTO), the DDPM will work closely with the DOE and CDSTO to allocate staff resources and plan product releases that include the deliverables for the highest priority projects and bug fixes.  The DDPM will manage staff on defining the technical details and low-level schedule estimates for new projects and managing their progress and completion from functional specification through release.  The DDPM will also deploy staff to prioritize and address user support requests that require software development or direct access to production support.   The DDPM will guide staff on providing production support to the Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) staff for hosting, upgrading, and troubleshooting the Harvard Dataverse, a data repository installation built on the Dataverse platform.  The DDPM will interact directly with Dataverse community members to communicate release updates and enable active participation outside Harvard.  The DDPM will provide people management for Dataverse software development team members, including the QA lead and UI developer….”

Digital Public Library of America » Blog Archive » Job Opportunity: DPLA Network Manager

“The Digital Public Library of America has an opening for the position of DPLA Network Manager.

The Digital Public Library of America is growing our Hubs Network.  DPLA Hubs include Content and Service Hubs, and represent almost 2,000 cultural heritage institutions throughout the country.  Over the next several years, we have the goal for cultural heritage institutions in every state to have an on-ramp to DPLA.  This position will play a critical role in helping to grow, document and coordinate activities for the Hubs Network….”

OPEN ACCESS SPECIALIST, Mugar Library, Boston University

“Assist in meeting the institutional repository (OpenBU) collection development and policy fulfillment needs of BU Libraries by selecting, gathering, and verifying BU-produced intellectual output and its corresponding metadata. Assist in maintaining the quality, accuracy, and integrity of the University’s master list of scholarly articles. This position is part of the newly created Digital Services division, and is instrumental in implementing BU’s opt-out open access policy….”

Open Access Policy for the University Libraries | UMass Amherst Libraries

The Libraries at the U of Massachusetts Amherst adopted a Harvard-style OA policy on January 6, 2016. Excerpt: “The Staff, including Librarians, of the University Libraries of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is committed to disseminating the fruits of its research and scholarship as widely as possible. In keeping with that commitment, the Staff adopt the following policy: Each Staff member grants to UMass Amherst and the University Libraries permission to make available his or her scholarly articles and to exercise the copyright in those articles. More specifically, each Staff member grants to UMass Amherst and the University Libraries a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to each of his or her scholarly articles, in any medium, provided that the articles are not sold for a profit, and to authorize others to do the same….”