Designing a Digital Humanities Strategy Using Data-Driven Assessment Methods 26

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 ...

Welcome, John Russell! 11

We are pleased to welcome John Russell to the dh+lib editorial team as a Contributing Editor. John is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Oregon Libraries, where he teaches digital scholarship methods and tools to graduate students, collaborates with faculty on digital research projects, and advocates for open access through outreach, instruction, and ...

POST: Never Trust a Corporation to do a Library’s Job 4

Andy Baio examines the consequences of Google’s stated mission “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Biao describes how in recent years Google has moved away from this mission by leaving these archival project in limbo (Google Books) or abandoning them entirely (Google News Archive). In contrast, Biao profiles the ...

CFParticipation: Social Media + Society 7

The recently-formed journal Social Media + Society is currently seeking submissions. Social Media + Society is “an online, open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal deeply committed to advancing the understanding of social media and its impact on societies past, present and future.” The journal publishes the following types of articles: Original research articles. Double-blind, double peer-reviewed articles. Social ...

RESOURCE: Common Ground: Exploring Compatibilities Between the Linked Data Models of the Library of Congress and OCLC 2

The Library of Congress (LC) and OCLC Research have released the white paper, “Common Ground: Exploring Compatibilities Between the Linked Data Models of the Library of Congress and OCLC.” The paper, written by Carol Jean Godby (OCLC) and Ray Denenberg (LC), serves as an executive summary, published in advance of a “more detailed technical analysis that ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian, Smith College 10

From the announcement: The Digital Scholarship Librarian will incorporate support for digital scholarship into the library’s program of services that support teaching, learning and research at the College.   S/he will promote the adoption of new models of scholarship by introducing and teaching the methodologies and tools of the digital humanities and social sciences, working ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles 3

From the advertisement: The UCLA Library seeks an innovative and collaborative information professional to serve as Digital Scholarship Librarian within the Digital Library Program. This is a forward-looking, transformative role for an individual with a passion for range of cutting-edge activities within digital scholarship, including building new digital collections, developing services in support of research, ...

RECOMMENDED: State of the Union—and Corpus Comparison 1

In advance of Tuesday’s State of the Union address, Benjamin Schmidt (Northeastern University) and Mitch Fraas (University of Pennsylvania) created a series of interactive graphics for The Atlantic that allow readers to explore the State of the Union addresses of every U.S. president: The Language of the State of the Union and Mapping the State ...

RESOURCE: Provoke! Digital Sound Studies

Initiated by the Soundbox Project at Duke University, Provoke! is an online collection of digital projects in sound studies that “creates a home for creative-critical projects by makers, documentary artists, and sound scholars whose work presses at the boundaries of scholarship.” Designed to “privilege the auditory experience,” editors Darren Mueller, Mary Caton Lingold, and Whitney Trettien ...