Intertwingularity with Digital Humanities at the University of Florida

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 ...

RECOMMENDED: Wrapping Up DH2014, Lausanne (Part 2)

In the eleven days since the end of the international Digital Humanities conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, participants have been posting wrap-up reports, slides, and posters. We highlighted the first batch in last week’s Part 1. Further reports that have caught our attention in the intervening days: DH2014 was a jam-packed conference, with more than two ...

POST: Weaponizing the Digital Humanities

Geoffrey Rockwell has written a short post calling attention to Jan Christoph Meister’s reflection from the last day of the DH2014 conference, “Weaponizing the Digital Humanities.” Meister relates his experience in a conference session in which another attendee appeared to work for a US intelligence agency. He writes: [T]he more attention DH researchers invest in Big Data ...

RESOURCE: On Being a Hub: Some Details on Providing Metadata for the DPLA 2

The latest issue of D-Lib magazine includes a piece by Lisa Gregory and Stephanie Williams, of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, addressing their recent work as a service hub for the Digital Public Library of America. “On Being a Hub: Some Details on Providing Metadata for the Digital Public Library of America,” D-Lib Magazine ...

CFParticipation: Digital Preservation Outreach + Education Training Needs Assessment

Barrie Howard (Library of Congress) has written a post inviting participation in the 2014 Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) Training Needs Assessment Survey. The DPOE Program of the Library of Congress is concerned with “building a collaborative network of instructors and partners to provide training to individuals and organizations seeking to preserve their digital content.” The survey aims ...

JOB: University Archivist + Digital Curator, U of Winnipeg

From the announcement: Position Description Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the University Archivist and Digital Curator will be responsible for managing, building and strengthening the University Archives and library special collections, while playing a leadership role in the Library’s development of a digital infrastructure for the University of Winnipeg that will support teaching ...

RECOMMENDED: Wrapping up DH 2014, Lausanne (Part 1) 1

The international Digital Humanities 2014 conference was held last week in Lausanne, Switzerland. Martin Grandjean and Yannick Rochat have created a visualization of the DH2014 network on Twitter; and ADHO has compiled a Storify with an overview of the conference. The full program of abstracts is available online. Dario Rodighiero has distributed his stunning visualization ...

RECOMMENDED: Reproducing the Academy: Librarians and the Question of Service in the Digital Humanities

Roxanne Shirazi (CUNY Graduate Center) has written up a talk delivered as part of a panel sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Section of the ACRL on “Digital Humanities and Libraries: Power and Privilege, Practice and Theory.” The panel, at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 30, 2014, ...

CFParticipation: BitCurator Consortium

The BitCurator Project has announced the foundation of The BitCurator Consortium. With initial funding from Mellon, the BitCurator Project, based at MITH and the University of North Carolina SILS, “has developed, packaged and documented open-source digital forensics tools to allow libraries, archives and museums (LAMs) to extract digital materials from removable media in ways that reflect ...

CFParticipation: HASTAC 2015 Conference

HASTAC announced a call for proposals for their 2015 conference: Exploring the Art & Science of Digital Humanities, to be held May 27-30, 2015 at Michigan State University in East Lansing Michigan: “Join us on the campus of Michigan State University to celebrate and explore the range of Digital Humanities Scholarship, Research, and Performance! We ...

JOB: Deputy Director for Digital Strategies and Information Technology at Free Library of Philadelphia

From the advertisement: The Deputy Director for Digital Strategies and Information Technology is responsible for the planning, development, management, and implementation of customer-centered digital services activities, programs, services and initiatives consistent with the Library’s strategic direction and vision.  He or she will inspire staff to keep abreast of cutting-edge technologies and develop mechanisms for communicating ...

JOB: Digital Preservation Analyst, UC-San Diego

From the announcement: The UC San Diego Library is seeking an experienced digital preservation analyst to play a central role building and maintaining national digital preservation systems, to ensure future generations will have open access to our digital cultural materials. This person will be integral to several important digital preservation enterprises including Chronopolis, the Digital ...