dh+lib Meetup at SAA 2015

Are you attending the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting and want to meet other archivists engaging in digital humanities and scholarship? Join dh+lib for an informal gathering in the repurposed 1908 Cleveland Trust Rotunda Building, at Heinen’s Grocery Store’s The Lounge on Friday, August 21, 6:15-8:00pm. Review Editor Caitlin Christian-Lamb will be there as the ...

RECOMMENDED: The Arrival Fallacy: Collaborative Research Relationships in the Digital Humanities

The newest issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly will feature an article by Alix Keener (University of Michigan) addressing questions around collaboration between digital humanities researchers and academic librarians. “The Arrival Fallacy: Collaborative Research Relationships in the Digital Humanities” is based on research conducted with participants from the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) libraries, which includes ...

POST: A Dataset for Distant-Reading Literature in English, 1700-1922

Ted Underwood has written a post describing his work in collaboration with HathiTrust Research Center to create a dataset for scholars looking to get started with distant reading methods on 18th & 19th century literature (in English). Using the page-level wordcounts available in HTRC and pairing them with page-level metadata created to track the genre ...

RESOURCE: Building Expertise to Support Digital Scholarship: A Global Perspective

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) has released a recording of “Building Expertise to Support Digital Scholarship: A Global Perspective,” a presentation by Jon Cawthorne (West Virginia University), Vivian Lewis (McMaster University), Lisa Spiro (Rice University), and Xuemao Wang (University of Cincinnati) given at the Spring 2015 meeting. The presentation shares results from a Mellon-funded ...

CFP: Journal of Open Humanities Data

The Journal of Open Humanities Data invites submissions for publications “describing humanities data, software, and ontologies with high potential for reuse.” The journal, an open-access and peer-reviewed publication, has an open call for: 1. Metapapers describe humanities research objects with high reuse potential. This might include quantitative and qualitative data, software, algorithms, maps, simulations, ontologies ...

JOB: Digital Humanities Specialist, University of the Pacific

From the announcement: The University of the Pacific seeks to hire a creative and collaborative Digital Humanities Specialist (DHS) to develop and manage strategies and infrastructure for curating digital and pre-digital content and data; provide computer programming support for projects; and author and/or co-author new digital humanities resources or scholarship.  This is a full-time 20-24 ...

JOB: Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian, Boston College

From the announcement: Boston College Libraries seek a Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian to guide digital preservation and digital archiving activities for an increasing amount of born-digital and digitized content. Working closely with the Head of the Digital Library Program and in concert with team members and professionals across the libraries, he or she will ...

RECOMMENDED: How to destroy special collections with social media

Sarah Werner has posted the slides, notes, and audio from her recent talk at Rare Book School, “How to Destroy Special Collections with Social Media in 3 Easy Steps: A Guide for Researchers and Librarians.” After pointing out that many special collections are engaging in outreach via social media, Werner lays out, step-by-step, how to ...