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Scholarly Publishing Data Analyst – California Digital Library, University of California

Are you a data-driven information professional passionate about transforming scholarly communication?  Do you want to understand how academic research institutions can support the shift to open access?  So do we!

The California Digital Library (CDL) has an exciting and unique opportunity for a Scholarly Publishing Data Analyst to help us model the financial implications of a shift to open access for large research-intensive universities.  We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and data-driven individual to coordinate data collection and analysis for a largescale collaborative study of new economic models of scholarly journal publishing.  Working with an outstanding cross-institutional project team  of librarians and academic researchers, the Scholarly Publishing Data Analyst will have primary responsibility for assembling expenditure and bibliometric data documenting the financial investment of large research universities in scholarly journals, to support models of how those investments might change under various open access scenarios.  The successful candidate will be comfortable working at the nexus between libraries and research publication – knowledgeable about scholarly journals and library subscription practices, comfortable aggregating and working with large amounts of detailed data from multiple sources, and able to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders.  This is a unique opportunity to contribute to ground-breaking research that will increase our understanding of the economics of open access and its long-term economic viability.This is a temporary one-year position, generously funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.   Residence in the San Francisco Bay Area is desirable but is not a requirement.  For more information about this pioneering effort and the role of the Scholarly Publishing Data Analyst in it, please see our project information page at .

Salary range:  $59,000 – $75,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

For detailed information about this position and to submit an application, please see the position posting at   Closing date:  February 19, 2015.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at