RESOURCE: Beyond the Scanned Image: A Needs Assessment of Scholarly Users of Digital Collections

Harriet E. Green (University of Illinois) and Angela Courtney (Indiana University) authored an article “Beyond the Scanned Image: A Needs Assessment of Scholarly Users of Digital Collections” in the July 2015 issue of College & Research Libraries. The article “presents analysis of how humanities scholars use digital collections in their research and the ways in which digital ...

PROJECT: The Generative Literature Project

Hybrid Pedagogy Publishing introduced the Generative Literature Project, “which is producing a crowdsourced, gamified digital novel about a murder.” The post also helps define the genre: …a specific form of literature which challenges some aspects of classical literature.  Frequently associated with the power of the machine (read computer), generative literature is often understood as the production ...

OPPORTUNITY: New Online Courses in Digital Pedagogy

Adeline Koh (Richard Stockton College) authored a post for ProfHacker about the Digital Pedagogy Lab‘s offerings including upcoming courses: Teaching with Twitter and Learning Online. Koh adds: What I greatly appreciate about the Digital Pedagogy Lab courses is that they have provided adjunct and student rates for all the classes. They are also short–each of them ...

JOB: Senior Project Manager, Digital Library Services and NYPL Labs

From the announcement: At NYPL, we’re building a new kind of library that opens our vast collections to the public via responsive applications, linked data and APIs, and adventurous user engagement and crowdsourcing initiatives. In concert with digital leadership, and with NYPL’s expert community of curators, librarians, and data specialists, the Senior Project Manager will ...

JOB: Digital Projects Lab Manager, University of North Texas

From the announcement: The Digital Projects Unit supports the UNT Libraries with guidance and digital services including imaging, archival storage of electronic files, metadata development, and other activities as needed. Within the Unit, four full-time Digital Projects Lab staff members manage a large number of concurrent projects and employ 25 part-time student assistants to prepare ...

JOB: Web Archiving & Emerging Formats Librarian, Cornell University

From the announcement: Cornell University Library’s (CUL) Acquisitions and E-Resources Licensing Services (AERLS) within Library Technical Services (LTS) is seeking a Web Archiving and Emerging Formats Librarian. Under the general direction of the Director of AERLS, the position performs daily operations, including management and development of workflows and services in emerging areas of acquisitions and ...

CFP: Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference

Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, has announced its second international digital scholarship conference: “Collaborating Digitally: Engaging Students in Public Scholarship,” which will take place on November 6-8, 2015. The theme for this year’s conference is “Collaborating Digitally: Engaging Students in Public Scholarship.” We encourage presentations that highlight forms of collaboration: between institutions of ...

RECOMMENDED: The Rise, Fall, and Possible Rise of Open News Platforms

David Weinberger‘s Shorenstein Center fellowship paper, “The Rise, Fall, and Possible Rise of Open News Platforms: The Twisty Path towards a Net Ecosystem That Makes News More Discoverable, Reusable, and Relevant,” was released this week. The paper details the open APIs developed by The Guardian, The New York Times, and NPR, and how the usage and ...