Engaging Open Cultural Data

Engaging Open Cultural Data
Mia Ridge is a Digital Curator, working within the Digital Scholarship team at the British Library. Mia holds a PhD in Digital Humanities (Department of History, Open University). She has published and presented widely on user experience design, human-computer interaction, open cultural data, audience engagement and participation in the cultural heritage sector, and digital history. Her ...

RECOMMENDED: Statement on US Administration Budget Proposal by DLF Leadership

Bethany Nowviskie (Digital Library Federation) has written a post on the new federal budget blueprint, published both on the Digital Library Federation site and her personal website. Nowviskie opens by describing the many agencies and offices “germane to the goals of the Digital Library Federation and its mission to ‘advance research, learning, social justice, and ...

POST: What happens to libraries and librarians when machines can read all the books?

In a post sharing the text of a talk given at the Harvard Library Leadership in a Digital Age program, Chris Bourg (MIT) asks, “What happens to libraries and librarians when machines can read all the books?” Bourg posits that machine learning could play a key role in the future development of digital libraries. She ...

POST: Collecting Digital Content at the Library of Congress

In a guest post on The Signal, the Library of Congress’ digital stewardship blog, Joe Puccio (LOC) describes the current status of digital collecting at LOC, as well as their future goals: The adopted strategy is based on a vision in which the Library’s universal collection will continue to be built by selectively acquiring materials ...

CFP: Remaking Collections

The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) has released a call for papers for a special collection of articles that “will address emerging creative practices around digital collections” and “document current practice and theory through diverse case studies and articulate multidisciplinary understandings of the art, design, computing, heritage and humanities practices.” Potential topics include: Experimental and ...

CFP: Graduate Students Speak Out: Gaining Knowledge in Digital Humanities

The Canadian Society of Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques has put out a call for papers for a panel at the annual CSDH/SCHN conference at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The organizers are looking for short papers from current graduate students “that discuss or reflect on the opportunities they ...

JOB: Visiting Residency Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (4 positions)

From the announcement: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library is pleased to announce a new opportunity for early-career librarians to gain professional experience and mentoring through a new library residency program. The residency program is offered to librarians within two years of receiving their degrees. The University Library seeks opportunities to help early career ...

JOB: Instruction and Outreach Librarian, University of Florida

From the announcement: The Instruction and Outreach Librarian at the George A. Smathers Libraries is a 12 month, tenure track faculty position, which serves as the instruction, outreach, and student engagement librarian with additional responsibilities supporting Library West’s Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS) reference and collection services. Develops and leads library programs related to student ...

DHIG / dh+lib meetup at ACRL 2017

Attending ACRL 2017? Interested in chatting about digital humanities? Join dh+lib and the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Digital Humanities Interest Group for a meet up on Thursday, March 23, starting at 5:30PM, at Peter’s Pour House in Baltimore. Hosts include Alix Keener (DHIG), Krista White (DHIG), and Roxanne Shirazi (dh+lib). Peter’s Pour House, 111 Mercer Street, ...

CFP: Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference (#BUDSC17)

Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its fourth annual digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC17) from October 6-8, 2017. The theme of the conference is “Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Evolution of Digital Scholarship.” #BUDSC17 is committed to expanding the definition of digital scholarship to be more inclusive across diverse communities, ...

POST: Developing a Digital Preservation Infrastructure at Georgetown University Library

In a guest post on the Signal,  Joe Carrano (Georgetown University, National Digital Stewardship Residency program) describes his NDSR Project, “building digital preservation processes for digital preservation platforms” that allow the institutions to collocate materials, document workflows and deposit them in the digital preservation repository, Academic Preservation Trust. Carrano outlines the project goals and completed milestones closing with ...

POST: “Gothic DH” at Washington and Lee

Christian Howard (University of Virginia) authored a post that was cross posted on the Washington and Lee Digital Humanities blog and the Scholar’s Lab Blog at the University of Virginia in which he describes a collaboration with Taylor Walle (Washington and Lee University) in the English 232 class, “Frantic and Sickly, Idle and Extravagant: The Gothic ...