POST: Using Networks to Re-think Periodization

In a blog post at Modeling Literary History, entitled “Using Networks to Re-think Periodization,” Michael Gavin (University of South Carolina) considers the challenge of communicating more than the mere scope of a dataset with large-scale network visualizations, in this case using EEBO-TCP (Early English Books Online, Text Creation Partnership) data. After identifying and highlighting dense ...

POST: The Facilitated Collection

In a recent blog post on “The Facilitated Collection,” Lorcan Dempsey (OCLC) builds on OCLC’s previous work on networked collections with a consideration of the emergence of “the facilitated collection.” Defined as “a coordinated mix of local, external and collaborative services assembled around user needs,” this type of collection is necessarily organized around network logic rather that print logic. Dempsey points to ...

EVENT: Planning a Digital Scholarship Center: Registration Open

Registration is now open for the The Coalition for Networked Information’s “Planning a Digital Scholarship Center,” a two-day workshop to be held May 17-18, 2016, in Arlington, VA. The workshop is focused on institutions in the early stages of planning digital scholarship services “that will help institutions make informed choices that address institutional needs and ...

CFP: Manuscript Studies: A New Journal from the Schoenberg Institute

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies has announced the creation of a new journal, Manuscript Studies, which aims to embrace “the full complexity of global manuscript studies in the digital age.” The journal is designed to approach four goals: First, to bridge the gaps between material and digital manuscript research; second, to break down the walls ...

JOB: Digital Services Coordinator DePaul University

From the announcement: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Information Technology and Discovery Services, the  Coordinator of Digital Services provides broad oversight and leadership for the Library’s overall Web presence and related digital access platforms and services; works collaboratively with Library colleagues, university stakeholders, and consortial partners to facilitate teaching, learning, scholarly publishing, and ...

JOB: Sound Archive Librarian, Stanford University

From the announcement: The sound archives librarian is responsible for the arrangement and description of archival collections of sound recordings and related materials in the Archive of Recorded Sound to allow efficient discovery of the items and collections, assuring the discoverability of published sound recordings, providing public service and reference to ARS patrons, collaborating with ...

JOB: Geographic Information Systems Librarian, University of California, San Diego

From the announcement: As the use of geospatial data across academic disciplines and the broader UC San Diego campus continues to expand, the GIS Librarian plays a critical role in leading and developing the Library’s GIS services for learning, teaching, and research. GIS is a vital component of RRAS, and the GIS Librarian is the ...

PROJECT: Open Syllabus Project (post updated)

In the New York Times, Joe Karaganis (Columbia University) and David McClure (Stanford University Library), announced the Open Syllabus Project, an open platform that aggregates more than 1 million syllabi and allows users to explore them via its Syllabus Explorer tool. At present, the Syllabus Explorer is mostly a tool for counting how often texts ...