Digital Humanities In the Library / Of the Library

What are the points of contact between digital humanities and libraries? What is at stake, and what issues arise when the two meet? Where are we, and where might we be going? Who are “we”? By posing these questions in the CFP for a new dh+lib special issue, the editors hoped for sharp, provocative meditations on ...

POST: Whither TEI? The Next Thirty Years

Just in time for the Annual Meeting of the Text Encoding Inititative (TEI) Consortium slated to begin next week in Vienna, Martin Mueller (Northwestern University) has written “Whither TEI? The Next Thirty Years,” in which he takes “a critical look at the TEI, focusing on shortcomings and on what should be done if the TEI ...

RESOURCE: Annotran, an Open-Source Translation Tool Based on Hypothesis

The Open Library of the Humanities has announced Annotran, an open-source translation tool based on the Hypothes.is web annotation tool. Just as hypothes.is allows users to collaboratively annotate the web, Annotran will facilitate collaborative translation of webpages. Annotran was developed by Marija Katic and Martin Paul Eve in the Centre for Technology and Publishing at ...

RESOURCE: Software Citation Principles

A new article by Arfon M. Smith (GitHub, Inc.), Daniel S. Katz (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Kyle E. Niemeyer (Oregon State University), and the FORCE11 Software Citation Working Group posted on PeerJ lays out six priciples of software citation, arguing that “software should be cited on the same basis as any other research product.” ...

CFP: 2016 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities & Computer Science (deadline extended)

The organizers of the 2016 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (November 11-13, 2016) have extended the call for papers and poster presentations: The 2016 theme is “New Directions,” and we invite submissions on any research broadly related to Digital Humanities and Computer Science work applied to humanistic research, with a particular focus ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Outreach Librarian, Michigan State University

From the announcement: The Michigan State University Libraries currently has a posting for a Digital Scholarship Outreach Librarian, Librarian I, posted on MAP (MSU Applicant Page). Posting 3981: Reporting to the Head of the Digital Scholarship & Curation Unit, outreach, branding and coordination of digital scholarship services will be a significant and immediate focus for ...

POST: Doing not Being a Book

Jacqueline Wernimont (Arizona State University) has published the slides and text of a recent talk she gave at the Yale Book History Seminar,”Doing not Being a Book.” Wernimont’s post focuses on “the death of the book” by looking at its history and academic current uses, including “affordances of digital ‘dynamic knowledge systems’ that (like books) ...

POST: The Open Library of Humanities: Year One

Open Library of Humanities (OLH) founders and Academic Project Directors Martin Paul Eve and Caroline Edwards (both Birkbeck, University of London) have authored a post celebrating the one year anniversary of the launch of the OLH. The post provides information on the journals published by OLH, as well as statistics on publication, subscriptions, and views ...

POST: There’s A (Digital) Outcome For That!

Cinthya Ippoliti (Oklahoma State University) has authored a post for the LITA blog on creating information literacy learning outcomes for digitally inflected assignments. How do we know that students know how to use a 3D printer successfully? How can we measure the learning that occurred when they designed a file for upload into a visualization ...

CFP: Histories of Digital Labor, Past and Present

Shawna Ross and Andrew Pilsch (both Texas A&M University) have issued a call for proposals for an edited collection, Histories of Digital Labor, Past and Present: This edited collection will not only continue to uncover … occluded histories, but also will interrogate our definitions of and assumptions about labor, effort, merit, and reward structures as they relate ...

CFP: Digital Humanities Centres: Experiences and Perspectives

The Digital Humanities Laboratory at the University of Warsaw is hosting a two-day conference on “Digital Humanities Centres: Experiences and Perspectives.” The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH EU), Poland’s Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland’s Ministry of Digital Affairs, and the Committee of Linguistics of ...

OPPORTUNITY: NFAIS 2016 Humanities Roundtable

Onsite and virtual registration is open for the National Federation of Advanced Information Systems (NFAIS) 2016 Humanities Roundtable. The theme of this year’s roundtable is “Digital Humanities: Preserving the Past, Capturing the Present & Building the Future.” The roundtable “will explore the world of digital humanities through various lenses”: How scholarly communications supports Digital Humanities ...