CFP: PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is accepting proposals for its annual Scholarly Publishing Conference, to be held August 11-14, 2015 in Vancouver. Suggested topics include: Roles for next generation scholars, researchers, and librarians; Community connections and partnerships among scholarly journals, the digital humanities, and libraries; Open education and open learning; New reading and publishing technologies, e.g., ...

RESOURCE: Textual Artifacts and their Digital Representations: Teaching Graduate Students to Build Online Archives

The new issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly includes an article by Deena Engel and Marion Thain (NYU) on “Textual Artifacts and their Digital Representations: Teaching Graduate Students to Build Online Archives.” From the article abstract: Co-teaching a digital archives course (ENGL-GA.2971) for graduate students in the English Department allowed us to bring together our expertise in both research ...

POST: Digitization Challenges – A Discussion in Progress

Merrilee Proffitt (OCLC) gives an overview of challenges currently faced by libraries working to digitize collections, as reported in a series of discussions hosted by OCLC Research. These challenges, which will inform future work from  OCLC Research, include: Metadata: Item-level description vs collection descriptions “…there is an inherent challenge in digitizing collections at the item or ...

JOB: Digital Archive Summer Fellowship, HistoryMakers

From the description: The James A. Lindner Digital Archive Summer Fellow’s primary tasks will include the arrangement, description and preservation of The HistoryMakers Collection. The Fellow will help migrate digital footage, enter metadata into The HistoryMakers FileMaker Pro database, and process The HistoryMakers video oral history interviews, both analog and born-digital, as well as captioning ...

JOB: Digital Humanities Intern, JSTOR

From the announcement: The Digital Humanities Intern (DH) will work the JSTOR Labs team to extend Understanding Shakespeare, its partnership project with the Folger Shakespeare Library. Understanding Shakespeare has shown a new way of connecting primary texts with the literature about them, and the DH Intern will play a pivotal role in making this resource ...

We’re Looking for dh+lib Review Editors-at-Large for Summer 2015

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 Summer 2015. 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 ...

CFP: 21st Century Skills: Digital Humanities Institute for Mid-Career Librarians

The University of Rochester River Campus Libraries is accepting applications for 21st Century Skills: Digital Humanities Institute for Mid-Career Librarians in July 2015. The institute “consists of a three-day residential experience for 20 mid-career librarians, followed by one year of online engagement and support. The instruction team includes four CLIR fellows, supported by University of Rochester ...

CFParticipation: Revising the Library of Congress’ Recommended Format Specifications

Ted Westervelt (Library of Congress) has written a post about the Library of Congress’ new Recommended Format Specifications. These specifications provide resources for libraries and librarians about how to select content that has the greatest chance of long term preservation and access. It is not merely the Library of Congress which might benefit from something like ...