Scholarly Publishing Data Analyst (7584)
University of California
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The California Digital Library (CDL) is a collaborative effort of the ten
campuses of the University of California designed to enable UC's libraries to
continue to meet the informational needs of UC's faculty and students in the
21st century. The CDL assumes a leadership role in providing digital content
to the citizens of the state, develops systems that encourage resource
sharing, and provides for a focus for the development of strategies and
initiatives that guide the University's libraries through the transition to
the digital future.
Under the general supervision of the CDL Director of Collection Development
and Management, the Scholarly Publishing Data Analyst has primary
responsibility for coordinating and implementing data collection and analysis
for a large scale collaborative study of new economic models of scholarly
journal publishing. The incumbent will coordinate and
support the work of internal and external project partners and third party
bibliometric and modeling specialists; acquire relevant
data from publishers and other data providers; create
templates and tools to facilitate data collection and reporting; perform data
cleanup and normalization and investigate and resolve data
issues; facilitate communication and data sharing among the
relevant partners; and create detailed documentation of the data analysis
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of three years working with scholarly
journals and bibliographic data in a library, publishing, or related
information management setting, including work with largescale data
manipulation tools, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Thorough knowledge of library acquisitions and journal publishing practices,
standards and trends.
Strong knowledge of developments, models and trends in open access publishing.
Excellent skills and knowledge of methodologies and tools for computer-based
data analysis and manipulation, including the ability to design tools and
methods for data capture and normalization.
Strong knowledge of library systems and bibliographic tools.
Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated
ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical
personnel at various levels in the organization.
Interpersonal and communications skills to work with both technical and non-
technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Able
to learn effectively and meet deadlines.
Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to prepare clear
technical documentation and narrative descriptions.
Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work with and manipulate large amounts of complex financial and
Master's degree in library and information science or a related discipline.
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