Situated Interpretation, Capacious Computation, Empowered Discovery

Situated Interpretation, Capacious Computation, Empowered Discovery
Tanya Clement is Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research centers on scholarly information infrastructure as it impacts academic research, research libraries, and the creation of research tools and resources in the digital humanities. She has published in a wide range of publications including Cultural Analytics, Digital Humanities ...

Digital Humanities In the Library / Of the Library

What are the points of contact between digital humanities and libraries? What is at stake, and what issues arise when the two meet? Where are we, and where might we be going? Who are “we”? By posing these questions in the CFP for a new dh+lib special issue, the editors hoped for sharp, provocative meditations on ...

RESOURCE: Breaking Down the Desk, Librarians Engaging Researchers in the New Scholarly Landscape

Harriet Green (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) authored an article in Parameters responding to Jim Neal’s (Columbia University) future of libraries piece in the same publication. Neal asks thought provoking questions: Will the library in the eyes of the researcher mean innovation? Can the library advance new methods, new ideas, and new products and services? Can the library ...

RESOURCE: Data, Data Citation, and Bibliometrics

Christine Borgman (University of California, Los Angeles) recently deposited the slides from the presentation,”Data, Data Citation, and Bibliometrics” she gave recently at the Taiwan Data Curation and Citation Workshop/Academia Sinica and National Taiwan University. The presentation makes the case for data citation, its best practices, its benefits for scholarship, and recommendations. Borgman quotes CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on ...

JOB: Head, Learning Spaces & Services, NCSU Libraries

From the position announcement:  The Head, Learning Spaces & Services leads a service-oriented program that supports student success through teaching, provision of online learning and information management tools, expert assistance, and innovative learning spaces. S/He directs and coordinates the activities of the department, sets goals and objectives, manages and oversees the professional development of staff, and ...

JOB: Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship, Brown University

From the position announcement: We seek an enthusiastic, strategic, and well-organized leader to provide vision for the Center as well as direction and oversight for the Library’s digital scholarship services, spaces, and operations. As the direct supervisor of the Data Visualization Coordinator, Digital Humanities Librarians, the Social Sciences Data Librarian, and the Scientific Data Management ...

RECOMMENDED: Libraries as Platforms

Zach Coble (New York University) wrote a post in digitalcultureweek in response to David Weinberger’s (Harvard University) post on Library Journal, entitled “Library as Platform.” Both authors agree that opening APIs would cultivate wider knowledge sharing; Coble outlines the technical solutions underway to “the ideas Weinberger outlines, such as linked open data and the University of Rochester’s eXtensible Catalog. ...

We’re Looking for dh+lib Review Editors-at-Large for Spring 2017

The dh+lib Review, a volunteer-driven service for highlighting and sharing the best of digital humanities and libraries, is looking for editors-at-large for Spring 2017. Sign up for a shift today! dh+lib Review posts appear on the dh+lib homepage, in a weekly newsletter sent to the ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group listserv, and in our Twitter ...

RECOMMENDED: Caring About Access

Tim Sherratt (University of Canberra) has posted the text of his portion of a panel discussion at Digital Directions 2016 in Canberra. Sherratt’s post begins with a reminder that: …we can’t take the meaning of words like ‘open’ or ‘access’ for granted. They are what we make of them. I’m a historian and hacker. I ...

POST: Submissions to DH2017 (pt. 1)

Scott B. Weingart (Carnegie Mellon University) has published the first DH2017 post in his ongoing series analyzing submission data for the annual international digital humanities conference. As in previous year, Weingart breaks down submission numbers along the lines of authorship data, language, topic, and discipline. Of particular note for dh+lib readers is Weingart’s paragraph on ...

POST: Three Questions with Yasmeen Shorish and Kevin Hegg

The Digital Library Federation has published a post on their blog, “Three Questions with Yasmeen Shorish and Kevin Hegg.” Shorish and Hegg’s answers to the questions of “What must change in our field?” and “What should endure?” are particularly relevant to information professionals working at the intersection of libraries and digital humanities. They call for ...

POST: Is Open Access Enough? Strategies for Healthier OA

In a post, for the ACRLog blog entitled “Is Open Access Enough? Strategies for Healthier OA,” Dylan Burns (Utah State University) analyzes difficulties in getting buy-in for submission to institutional repositories and using Open Access resources in his role as a digital scholarship librarian. Low faculty involvement in the Institutional Repository and suspicion of OA are ...

CFParticipation: Please: Help Build the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

The Internet Archive has posted asking for help building a “web archive documenting reactions to the 2016 Presidential Election”: You can submit websites and other online materials, and provide relevant descriptive information, via this simple submission form. We will archive and provide ongoing access to these materials as part of the Internet Archive Global Events ...