Bias, Perception, and Archival Praxis

Bias, Perception, and Archival Praxis
Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez is Processing Archivist for Latin American Collections at Princeton University Library. Elvia holds an MLIS with a concentration in Archives, Preservation, and Records Management from the University of Pittsburgh. She has presented widely on digital archives and diversity and is co-author with Rose L. Chou, Jenna Friedman, Simone Fujita, and Cynthia Mari Orozco ...

POST: A Reflection on the Design for Diversity Forum

Ayoola White (Simmons College) has written a post on the Hack Library School blog regarding the recent Design 4 Diversity Forum, noting that the event was a welcome departure from the usual, “predictable” conversations around diversity in libraries. The two-day event, which took place Oct. 16-17 at Northeastern University and used the Twitter hashtag #d4d, ...

POST: Twitter’s Response to “The Digital Humanities Bust”

Digital Humanities Now has featured a twitter thread and hashtag that were created in response to, “The Digital Humanities Bust,” a provocative article that appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education on October 15 (premium access only). Instead of featuring a blog post as Editor’s Choice like usual, we have embedded the tweets below to ...

RESOURCE: IMLS Looks Back at Three Years of IMLS Funding for National Digital Platform

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has released two reports on the work of the National Digital Platform (NDP) funding project: The NDP concept encompasses the software applications, social and technical infrastructures, and staff expertise that helps libraries, archives, and museums provide digital content, collections, and services for their users. It represents a ...

RESOURCE: What’s Under the Big Tent? A Study of ADHO Conference Abstracts

Scott B. Weingart (Carnegie Mellon) and Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara (University of Colorado Boulder, and dh+lib Review editor) have published an article examining abstracts from the annual Digital Humanities conference in the open access journal, Digital Studies/Le champ numérique. Abstract: This study identifies how the flagship Digital Humanities conference has evolved since 2004 and continues to evolve ...

RESOURCE: We Mapped It So You Don’t Have To: Comparing Online Data Mapping Platforms

Emily McGinn and Meagan Duever (both at University of Georgia) have published an article reviewing online data mapping platforms in the latest issue of College & Research Libraries News. We looked at the types of data each program can input, the features to display the data, and any analytics that can be performed. These are ...

CFP: DHSI 2018 Conference & Colloquium

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria has issued a call for proposals for the 2018 Conference & Colloquium, an event held alongside the courses offered at the institute in June. Participants are invited to present on current research and projects; submissions are peer-reviewed, and those selected will have the opportunity ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Strategist, Ball State University

From the announcement: The Digital Scholarship Strategist at Ball State University Libraries is vital member of the Digital Scholarship and Special Collections unit of University Libraries, providing innovative leadership to support digital scholarship and research on campus. The Strategist will play a crucial role in advancing the work of the Ball State University Digital Scholarship ...

RESOURCE: Strategic open data preservation

College & Research Library News has released an article, “Strategic open data preservation: Roles and opportunities for broader engagement by librarians and the public,” by Laurie Allen (University of Pennsylvania), Claire Stewart (University of Minnesota), and Stephanie Wright (Mozilla Foundation). The June 2017 ACRL/SPARC Forum at the ALA Annual Conference focused on recent efforts to build cooperative ...

RESOURCE: Imagining the DH Undergraduate: Special Issue in Undergraduate Education in DH

Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ) has released a preview version of a special issue, “Imagining the DH Undergraduate: Special Issue in Undergraduate Education in DH,” edited by Emily Christina Murphy and Shannon R. Smith (both Queen’s University). Articles in this issue are listed below, and include contributions from two members of the dh+lib editorial team: Introduction ...

CFP: DH2018 – Bridges/Puentes, Mexico City

The organizers of Digital Humanities 2018 (DH2018), the annual international conference hosted by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, have issued a call for papers (available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and German). The conference will be held June 26-29, 2018 at the Maria Isabel Sheraton Hotel in Mexico City, Mexico, with the theme of Bridges/Puentes: This is the ...

OPPORTUNITY: 2017-2018 Kress GLAM Cross-Pollinator grants

Digital Library Federation (DLF) has announced that they are again partnering with the Kress Foundation, AIC (the American Institute for Conservation), ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America), MCN (Museum Computer Network), and VRA (Visual Resources Association) to offer cross-pollinator grants to DLF-affiliated individuals to attend the annual conferences for AIC, ARLIS/NA, MCN, and VRA. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to advancing ...