Looking Back on Five Years of dh+lib

Looking Back on Five Years of dh+lib
The dh+lib site debuted at the Digital Library Federation Forum in November 2012. As we approach the five-year anniversary of this project, we thought we should take a moment to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going. Sarah and Roxanne are the founding editors of dh+lib and, along with Zach Coble (who joined ...

RECOMMENDED: Computation in Conversation

Shawn Averkamp (New York Public Library) gave a presentation, “Computation in Conversation,” at a Library of Congress event hosted by NDSR resident Charlotte Kostelic (@chuckkostelic). As part of the residency, the NDSR fellows each organize an educational event, and Averkamp discussed metadata enrichment of digital collections. From her slide notes: I want to talk today ...

POST: The Ivory Tower Can’t Keep Ignoring Tech (NYTimes)

Cathy O’Neil (mathbabe.org) published an opinion piece in the New York Times suggesting that academia should play a larger and more responsible role in educating lawmakers and lobbyists on the problems with influential algorithms. She argues that the issue of limited engagement of algorithmic ethics in academia stems from limited infrastructure in addition to there being ...

RESOURCE: RDA Research Data Collections WG Recommendations

The RDA Research Data Collections Working Group has published and seeks comment on “Recommendations on Research Data Collections.” From the abstract: Recent efforts of the Research Data Alliance have established a conceptual model for the management of research data that promotes the use of digital objects, transcending the traditional notion of files and decoupling questions ...

RESOURCE: Digital History & Argument White Paper

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media published a white paper produced from the Arguing with Digital History Workshop earlier this fall. The paper was written collaboratively by workshop participants and edited by Stephen Robertson Lincoln Mullen (both at George Mason University). From the introduction: This white paper aims to help bridge the ...

CFP: Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives (NHPRC)

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) seeks preliminary grant proposals to support projects that enable public discovery and use to major historical records. All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images. Projects may: Digitize historical records collections, or related collections, held by a single ...

CFParticipation: NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

The NEH Office of Digital Humanities has opened submissions for the 2018 Digital Humanities Advancement Grants. Digital Humanities Advancement Grants may involve: creating or enhancing experimental, computationally-based methods, techniques, or infrastructure that contribute to the humanities; pursuing scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society, or explores the philosophical ...

JOB: Digital Archivist & Institutional Repository Librarian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

From the posting, the person in this position: Manages, plans, and develops WPI library’s digital archives and institutional repository, including collections of faculty and student scholarship, digital cultural and data collections, digital exhibits, and digital publishing systems and services. Collaboratively determines user functions, interfaces, and services for digital archives and repositories, partnering closely with WPI’s Information Technology ...

JOB: Digital Archivist, Davidson College

From the posting, this person will partner with the Special Collections Librarian, the Project Archivist for Justice, Equality, and Community, the College Archivist, and other members of the library staff to preserve and make accessible born-digital and digitized archival content.  The Digital Archivist will lead the development and implementation of policies, standards, and procedures for ...

POST: Radical Speculation and Ursula K. Le Guin

Issue 12 of Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology reimagines new media and technology in the works of science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin. The papers in the special issue were drawn from the December 2016 Tiptree Symposium at the University of Oregon, an event that celebrated Le Guin’s work. Editor ...

RESOURCE: Dissertation to Book? A Snapshot of Dissertations Published As Books in 2014 and 2015, Available in Open Access Institutional Repositories

The Idealis has just featured “Dissertation to Book? A Snapshot of Dissertations Published As Books in 2014 and 2015, Available in Open Access Institutional Repositories” by Anna Marie Johnson, Tyler Goldberg, and Robert Detmering (all University of Louisville), published in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. The authors found that: Only a small percentage ...

CFP: Global Digital Humanities Symposium

Michigan State University is hosting the third Global Digital Humanities Symposium on March 22–23, 2018. The organizers are currently accepting submissions, especially on the following topics: Critical cultural studies and analytics Cultural heritage in a range of contexts DH as socially engaged humanities and/or as a social movement Open data, open access, and data preservation ...