Under the supervision of the Head, Library Services, the Library Assistant (Serials and Scholarly Communications) creates a precise documentation of the complete serial collection of the ICTP Library. He/she maintains the life cycle of print and electronic periodicals, including bibliographic description, seamless access and usage statistics. In addition, the incumbent participates in the ongoing discussion on Open Science and, under the supervision of the Library Head, develops means to offer advice on open research dissemination to the ICTP scientific community. Essential responsibilities include:
Manages print and electronic serial resources lifecycle processes for firm order or packages, including the creation and maintenance of accurate bibliographic records of print and digital serial purchases, holdings and access entitlements in a variety of systems such as the Integrated Library System, the Electronic Resource Management System (EZB), the discovery tool and the Italian Serials Catalogue ACNP;
Collects, analyses, and reports usage statistics to help guide collection development and acquisition decisions;
Handles administrative aspects of communication and networking with other libraries to exchange information on the latest developments in the fields of open access publishing, copyright matters and research dissemination;
Compiles from the approved source, and formats for publication on the ICTP website brief information material outlining the procedural steps to access various publications;
Publish Open Assess materials, as well as information on Open Assess funding options and news on available repositories;
Performs additional activities that may be required to ensure the success of the work team.