POST: A Fun Way to Introduce DH Students to Dataviz

In a new post, Miriam Posner (UCLA) shares a low-threshold activity to introduce students to data visualization techniques. Students are guided through the process of creating a simple quiz, collecting data, formatting the data in three formats, and exploring different visualization tools. Posner includes links to a variety of tutorials to get started.

POST: Libraries Looking Across Languages: Seeing the World Through Mass Translation

Kalev Hannes Leetaru (George Washington University) wrote a post for The Signal exploring the landscape of statistical machine translation (SMT) and outlining the advances made in the last few years to move toward a more “post-lingual society.” Leetaru provides an overview of mass translation projects with a particular focus on GDELT Translingual (Global Database of ...

CFParticipation: DLF Forum, 2015

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) seeks proposals for the 2015 DLF Forum Program, to be held October 26-October 28, 2015,  in Vancouver, British Columbia. Proposals are invited from “within the broad framework of digital collections, infrastructure, resources, and organizational priorities” and across several session genres including panel presentations, workshops, project updates, working sessions, snapshots, and poster-based community idea exchange. ...

RESOURCE: Web Writing

A new volume in the University of Michigan Press’s Digital Humanities series has been published. Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning, edited by Jack Dougherty and Tennyson O’Donnell (Trinity College), is now freely available on the web (as a download or web edition) under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 license, and ...

JOB: Director of Research & Instructional Support, Mount Holyoke College

From the position announcement:  The Director of RIS leads a staff of 13 librarians and instructional technology professionals. The RIS team collectively develops the college’s instructional technology, information literacy initiatives, and library collection environments to advance the College’s teaching, learning, and research. As a member of the LITS leadership team, the Director collaborates with other ...

JOB: Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies, Northwestern University

From the announcement:  As one of the portfolio leaders, the Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies (AULDS) advances the library’s mission and contributes to the achievement of library and university strategic goals within a highly collaborative, user-focused, research and learning environment. Managers of the following three work groups report directly to the AULDS: Repository and Digital ...

POST: Notes from HathiTrust Uncamp 2015

Melissa Levine, in collaboration with Alix Keener and Rick Adler (all University of Michigan), has compiled a thorough recap of the HathiTrust Uncamp, held March 30-31, 2015, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The event “featured a diverse range of perspectives, ideas, demos, and poster sessions all featuring non-consumptive uses of HathiTrust,” and Levine’s post provides both summary ...

POST: Tracking Digital Collections at the Library of Congress, from Donor to Repository

In a post on The Signal, Mike Ashenfelder introduces the work of senior archives specialist Kathleen O’Neill (Library of Congress) and her team as they shepherd digital collections through the “chain of custody” that takes them from acquisition to researcher access. Written for a non-specialized audience, the post provides a useful introduction to the process ...