The Opportunistic Librarian

In this post summarizing his Digital Humanities 2014 conference paper, Demmy Verbeke (KU Leuven) argues for a scholar-practitioner model of librarianship, with academic libraries structured to incorporate their own research and development. Generally speaking, Digital Humanities practitioners agree that what they do is in essence a collaborative activity, which connects people in different positions – such ...

Intertwingularity with Digital Humanities at the University of Florida 1

Intertwingularity with Digital Humanities at the University of Florida
Laurie N. Taylor (Digital Scholarship Librarian) and Blake Landor (Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Librarian) profile recent DH developments at the University of Florida. These interconnected developments, including the formation of a dedicated library group, the development of a training course for librarians, and the launch of the Scott Nygren Scholars Studio, draw on related and ...

RESOURCE: Introducing Digital Humanities Work to Undergraduates: An Overview

Adeline Koh’s (Richard Stockton College) article in the Journal of Hybrid Pedagogy, “Introducing Digital Humanities Work to Undergraduates: An Overview,” outlines several DH projects that can be implemented in primarily undergraduate institutions, including “less well-funded institutions [that] might not find it as easy to commit to providing the frameworks to build successful digital humanities projects.” ...

RESOURCE: CSV Fingerprints

Victor Powell has released CSV Fingerprints, a tool for spotting errors in CSV files, such as instances “when the data itself has a comma in it.” As Powell describes, The idea is to provide a birdseye view of the file without too much distracting detail. The idea is similar to Tufte’s Image Quilts…a qualitative view, ...

CFP: ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is accepting applications for Digital Innovation Fellowships. The program seeks to “provide [PhD holding] scholars the means to pursue intellectually significant projects…that help advance digital humanistic scholarship by broadening understanding of its nature and exemplifying the robust infrastructure necessary for creating such works.” Fellows should plan to complete their ...

CFP: IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting preliminary proposals for National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-Libraries). The IMLS is offering informational webinars for groups interested in learning more about the application process; webinars will be held August 20 at 3:00pm and September 16 at 3:00pm ET. The three strategic priorities of the grant are: ...

JOB: Digital Initatives Librarian, Rochester Institute of Technology

From the job description: This position will lead TWC staff in the identification of digital resource needs and solutions. Identify and lead new digital and open access initiatives. Assist with staff training related to digital collections and technologies. Supervise both permanent staff and student employees working on digital and open access initiatives. Formulate policies, procedures ...

JOB: Digital Projects & Technologies Librarian, University of Toronto

From the position announcement: Responsibilities: Creates and enhances appropriate software frameworks for Digital Scholarship Unit (DSU) initiatives. Designs, develops and analyzes dynamic web and mobile-enhanced applications, systems and tools. Maintains and improves existing DSU-related systems and applications and works closely with campus technical staff to develop and maintain supporting infrastructure. Provides project planning and management, ...

We’re Looking for dh+lib Review Editors-at-Large for Fall 2014

The dh+lib Review, a volunteer-driven service for highlighting and sharing the best of digital humanities and libraries, is looking for editors-at-large for the Fall 2014 semester. We’ve had a steadily increasing number of editors-at-large for each of the five semesters the Review has been in operation, and we’re hoping to continue the trend. Sign up ...

CFParticipation: The Collective, a New Conference Concept

The Library Collective is a two-day conference that will take place February 19-20, 2015, in Knoxville, Tennessee, and explore the theme “libraries as curators and creators.” Aimed at “library stakeholders” and “next-generation librarians,” the conference’s goals are “learning, networking, and kickstarting new ideas.” The Library Collective, chaired by Ashley Maynor and Corey Halaychik (both University of Tennessee, ...

JOB: Digital Projects Librarian, Arizona State University

From the position announcement:  The digital projects librarian will help to identify, create, and maintain unique scholarly and general interest collections for the Libraries digital repositories.  He/she must also work on continuously improving customer services, assisting with project documentation, and facilitating change for the ASU Digital Repository, data management assessment and planning, and other repository ...

JOB: Digital Archivist, UCLA

From the position announcement: Reporting to the Head, Center for Primary Research & Training and Digital Initiatives, the Digital Archivist leads and supports LSC efforts to acquire, describe, preserve, and provide access to born-digital special collections material and to facilitate projects and programs that provide digital access to analog holdings. The Digital Archivist works in ...

POST: Making Scanned Content Accessible Using Full-text Search and OCR

Chris Adams (Library of Congress) has written a guest post for The Signal detailing how the library community can affordably meet the challenge of creating metadata for “our terabytes of carefully produced and diligently preserved TIFF files” to promote discovery and engagement. In “Making Scanned Content Accessible Using Full-text Search and OCR,” Adams documents how to get “from scan to search” in four steps. ...

RESOURCE: Interdisciplining Digital Humanities

The University of Michigan Press’s digitalculturebooks imprint has published a new title by Julie Thompson Klein (Wayne State University): Interdisciplining Digital Humanities: Boundary Work in an Emerging Field. The text “explores how digital technologies and new media are changing the nature of research, teaching, and learning in the humanities.” By examining the boundary work of constructing, expanding, and ...