We’re Looking for a New dh+lib Review Editor

The dh+lib Review, a volunteer-driven weekly roundup of DH material, is looking for an editor to join the editorial team. The editor will work with the current dh+lib Review team (Caro Pinto and Roxanne Shirazi) to produce each week’s Review and will be the primary contact person for our editors-at-large. Review editors work on rotations: ...

RedHD and Latin American Contexts: Self-representation and Geopolitics in DH

RedHD and Latin American Contexts: Self-representation and Geopolitics in DH
In this post, published simultaneously in Spanish to RedHD, Isabel Galina (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)), Élika Ortega (University of Kansas), Ernesto Priani (UNAM), and Paola Ricaurte (Tec de Monterrey), discuss the diversity of DH work in Latin America and the efforts and goals of RedHD, in response to a recent criticism of Latin American DH ...

Designing a Digital Humanities Strategy Using Data-Driven Assessment Methods

Designing a Digital Humanities Strategy Using Data-Driven Assessment Methods
In this post, Thea Lindquist, Holley Long, and Alexander Watkins (University of Colorado Boulder) detail the multi-modal work that the University Libraries’ Digital Humanities Task Force undertook to actively assess digital humanities interest and needs on their campus, and to recommend models for library engagement. Digital modes of teaching and research are steadily gaining ground in ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Editor, Brown University

From the announcement:   The Digital Scholarship Editor is a grant-funded position in the Brown University Library designed to extend Brown’s capabilities as a central force in advancing new forms and methods of scholarly communication.  The Digital Scholarship Editor will play an important role in an effort to bring together key technological, organization, and academic ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Services Manager, Brown University

From the announcement: The Digital Scholarship Services Manager in the Brown University Library oversees the projects and facilities managed by the Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) for the Brown community. Working with colleagues from Digital Technologies and Research and Outreach Services, the Digital Scholarship Services Manager coordinates day-to-day Library work on faculty research projects, grant-funded ...

JOB: Wayback Machine Senior Engineer, The Internet Archive

From the announcement:  The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine is the world’s largest public archive of historical web sites. Have you ever wanted to work with 450 billion things at once? Would you like to serve 1,500 requests per second? How about having your service referred to regularly in news articles and blog posts across the ...

POST: Making Lexis maps in Tableau

Chris Alen Sula (Pratt Institute) has written a post that provides a workflow for creating Lexis Maps in Tableau Public. Recognizing that Lexis maps have application beyond demography, Sula provides readers with step by step instructions for working in Tableau as well as tips and tricks for data preparation. Though few have heard of them outside of ...

POST: Digital Scholarship at Bucknell University – It’s about Student Engagement

Param Bedi, Matt Gardzina, and Emily Sherwood (Bucknell University) have written a post about the central role student engagement plays in digital scholarship at Bucknell University. Robustly defining digital scholarship “as any scholarly activity that makes extensive use of one or more of the new possibilities for teaching, learning and research opened up by the unique ...

RESOURCE: Fair Use Fundamentals Infographic

RESOURCE: Fair Use Fundamentals Infographic
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is celebrating Fair Use Week to “highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain these doctrines.” The ARL developed and shared a Fair Use Fundamentals Infographic that “explains what fair use is, why it is important, who uses fair use, and ...

POST: Things You Can Do as a Library Student to Prepare for a Career as a Data Librarian

Celia Emmelhainz (Colby College) has written a post at Hack Library School on Things You Can Do as a Library Student to Prepare for a Career as a Data Librarian. She discusses the type of work that data librarians perform, the skills that define them, and offers suggestions on how to learn data skills. Some of ...

RESOURCE: Getting Started with OpenRefine

Thomas Padilla (Michigan State University) has shared his materials on using OpenRefine from a workshop on Data Preparation for Digital Humanities Research. OpenRefine is a tool for cleaning and preparing data, which Padilla explains is a significant amount of the digital humanities research process. Elizabeth Grumbach (Texas A&M University) and Jennifer Hecker (University of Texas) have ...