POST: For God’s Sake, Stop Digitizing Paper

Joshua Ranger has written a post on the AVPreserve blog that calls on archivists (and others) to examine their digitization practices and priorities. Arguing that audiovisual materials are in greater danger of obsolescence, Ranger declares, “We should agree to stop digitizing paper and other stable formats for a set period because, in a way, it ...

POST: Analysis of Privacy Leakage on a Library Catalog Webpage

Eric Hellman (unglue.it) has written up a recent presentation at the Code4Lib-NYC meeting in which he performed an “Analysis of Privacy Leakage on a Library Catalog Webpage.” Hellman selected a single webpage for a book in the NYPL online catalog and traced “all the requests my browser made in the process of building that page.” ...

RESOURCE: Bookworm for Movies and TV

RESOURCE: Bookworm for Movies and TV
Ben Schmidt (Northeastern University) has created an online tool that allows users to “investigate onscreen language in about 87,000 movies and TV shows, encompassing together over 600 million words.” Bookworm: Movies draws on a corpus from Open Subtitles and metadata from IMDb to chart changing language use in film and television dialogue, using the Bookworm ...

CFP: Accessible Future Workshop (Lincoln, NE)

Applications are now being accepted for the 2-day NEH-funded Accessible Future workshop, taking place November 14-15, 2014, in Lincoln, NE. The Accessible Future workshop is intended for humanists, librarians, information scientists, and cultural heritage professionals who wish to learn about technologies, design standards, and accessibility issues associated with the use of digital technologies This is ...

JOB: Digital Humanities Specialist, Carnegie Mellon

From the announcement: The Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, with grant funding from the A.W. Mellon Foundation in the Digital Humanities, is seeking applicants for a Research Staff position in the digital humanities. In particular, we are looking for applicants with skills and experience in one or more of ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Smith College

From the announcement: Lead digital scholarship initiatives for the Smith College Libraries’ Teaching, Learning and Research (TLR) department, working closely with colleagues engaged in the development of digital scholarship at Smith.  Promote the adoption of new models of scholarship at Smith by developing methodologies and tools of the digital humanities and social sciences for research, ...

POST: Getting Digital Humanities Done: Schedule, Software, Etc. for a Digital Dissertation

Amanda Visconti (University of Maryland) has written a post that sheds light on how a research developer works “on a daily basis.” Visconti describes the elements that comprise her physical and digital work environments. Similar to the productivity interviews at The Setup, Visconti says, “I’ll describe the workplace set-up, schedule, and software that help me make progress ...

RESOURCE: Mining Large Datasets for the Humanities

Peter Leonard (Yale University) presented a paper, “Mining Large Datasets for the Humanities” at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress in Lyon, France. The abstract states: This paper considers how libraries can support humanities scholars in working with large digitized collections of cultural material. Although disciplines such ...

CFP: Digital Humanities 2015

The Digital Humanities 2015 conference, to be held June 29 – July 3, 2015, in Sydney, Australia, is accepting proposals. Session types include: posters (abstract maximum 750 words); short papers (abstract maximum 1500 words); long papers (abstract maximum 1500 words); multiple paper sessions, including panels (regular abstracts + approximately 500-word overview); and pre-conference workshops and ...

CFP: Library Publishing Forum 2015

The Library Publishing Coalition is accepting proposals for the second Library Publishing Forum, to be held March 29 – 30, 2015, in Portland, Oregon. The Coalition welcomes  individual papers/presentations, posters, full panels (3-5 speakers), birds of a feather discussions, lightning panels (5-8 speakers), and workshops on the theme: “Creating and Supporting Sustainable Publishing Programs.” The ...

JOB: Associate Director of Library Technology and Digital Initiatives, Colgate University

From the job description: “The Colgate University Libraries seek a collegial and thoughtful individual to provide forward-thinking, collaborative, and results-oriented leadership for the Colgate University Libraries (CUL) through planning and implementation of new technology and the management and support of library legacy technologies involving information systems and digital infrastructure and programs.  Reporting to the University ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian, Claremont Colleges 2

From the job advertisement: “The DSL will develop educational and programmatic activities with consortial partners, and assess the scholarly communication efforts and needs of the Claremont Colleges. This librarian will provide guidance and support to faculty and students on copyright and intellectual property rights management issues. The DSL will represent the library in rapidly developing ...