Defining Digital Social Sciences 5

Defining Digital Social Sciences
In this post, Lisa Spiro (Rice University) provides an overview of the different facets of digital social sciences, observing points of connection with digital humanities. As a member of a research team investigating the skills and competencies important to digital scholarship, I’ve become interested in what “digital scholarship” means in different disciplines, particularly the social sciences and ...

Welcome, Josh Honn

We are pleased to welcome Josh Honn to the dh+lib editorial team as Contributing Editor. Josh is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at the Center for Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation at Northwestern University. Josh has been an active participant in the digital humanities and libraries conversation that we’ve tried to foster here at dh+lib, and was ...

RESOURCE: Reddit AMA on Digital Preservation

Trevor Muñoz (University of Maryland) and Janel Kinlaw (National Public Radio) hosted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) forum on Reddit on the topic of digital preservation. Questions from the audience included: What is a good formula for recognizing what to actually archive and what to delete? Do you keep material you can’t access in the ...

RESOURCE: DH Trends

It’s no secret that Twitter is a great way to stay informed about developments in the digital humanities, but sometimes the combination of speed and volume can make it unmanageable. DH Trends is a weekly digest of tweets about the digital humanities, including major news, topics, tools, grants, and more from the past week. The ...

CFP: Textual Corpora and the Digital Islamic Humanities: A Workshop

The Digital Islamic Humanities Project at Brown University is accepting applications for the Textual Corpora and the Digital Islamic Humanities workshop, to take place October 17-18, 2014. The workshop “will comprise a series of introductory sessions on various digital tools and methodologies (e.g. geo-referencing, text encoding and processing, graph visualization, and other topics) aimed to provide scholars ...

JOB: Digital Archivist/Librarian, Harvard University Schlesinger Library

From the position description: The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites applications for the position of Digital Archivist/Librarian. Joining with the Library’s Librarian/Archivist for Digital Initiatives, the successful candidate will contribute to shaping the future of digital collections and services at the Schlesinger Library. The Digital Archivist will combine archival and ...

JOB: Humanities Librarian, IUPUI

From the job description: As a member of the Digital Scholarship Team the Humanities Librarian will support new and ongoing digital scholarship projects and outreach efforts including working with electronic text and metadata. … As a member of the Liberal Arts Group the Humanities Librarian will serve primarily as librarian liaison to one or more ...

POST: Digital History and the Death of Quant

In a post on the British Library’s Digital Scholarship Blog, James Baker (Curator, Digital Research) poses the question, “What do historians need to do good digital research?” In his answer, Baker laments the lack of basic training in statistical and quantitative methods offered to historians in undergraduate programs: As someone who was trained during the ...

POST: The Dividends of Difference: Recognizing DH’s Diverse Family Tree/s

Tom Scheinfeldt (University of Connecticut) has posted a recent talk, “The Dividends of Difference: Recognizing Digital Humanities’ Diverse Family Tree/s,” in which he advocates for a more nuanced genealogy of DH. Framed by his realization that minimizing differences in digital humanities “in the name of collegiality” can be problematic (nodding to #dhpoco for its important work ...

RESOURCE: Value & Impact of Data Curation & Sharing (JISC Report)

Clifford Lynch (CNI) points to a new report from JISC (the UK’s Joint Information Systems Committee) that summarizes key finding from recent studies on research data services. The Value and Impact of Data Curation and Sharing: A Synthesis of Three Recent Studies of UK Research Data Centres [pdf] (Neal Beagrie and John Houghton) draws on studies ...

CFP: DHCommons Journal

DHCommons, a new journal from centerNet, seeks submissions for ”mid-stage digital projects who wish peer review and feedback that will contribute to the project’s development,” to be included in its inaugural issue (late Fall 2014). The DHCommons journal aims to support digital humanities scholarship by providing peer review for mid-stage digital projects. DHCommons will make visible the important work that often ...

JOB: DPLA Metadata Coordinator

From the announcement:  The Digital Public Library of America is recruiting for a Metadata Coordinator to join our growing team. The Metadata Coordinator will be a member of the Content Team and will report to the Director for Content. The Metadata Coordinator: serves as DPLA’s metadata expert, responsible for DPLA MAP data model creation and ...

CFP: Practices in the Digital Humanities Book Series

Proposals are now being accepted for “Practices in the Digital Humanities,” a new series of short, practice-based books on the digital humanities from digitalculturebooks, an imprint of Michigan Publishing. More about the series: This book series is focused on the practices of the digital humanities by providing best practices, models, case studies, and examples of how to ...