Defining Digital Social Sciences 5

Defining Digital Social Sciences
In this post, Lisa Spiro (Rice University) provides an overview of the different facets of digital social sciences, observing points of connection with digital humanities. As a member of a research team investigating the skills and competencies important to digital scholarship, I’ve become interested in what “digital scholarship” means in different disciplines, particularly the social sciences and ...

Welcome, Josh Honn

We are pleased to welcome Josh Honn to the dh+lib editorial team as Contributing Editor. Josh is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at the Center for Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation at Northwestern University. Josh has been an active participant in the digital humanities and libraries conversation that we’ve tried to foster here at dh+lib, and was ...

PROJECT: ieldran, the Early Anglo-Saxon Cemetery Mapping Project

Katy Myers (Michigan State University) announced that ieldran, the Early Anglo-Saxon Cemetery Mapping Project built as part of the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative (a partnership between Michigan State’s Department of Anthropology and Matrix), is live. The Early Anglo-Saxon Cemetery Mapping Project provides locations, summaries, and information about citation and collections for numerous cemeteries from the mid-5th to early 7th century ...

RECOMMENDED: How Did They Make That? The Video! 1

Miriam Posner (UCLA) has shared a video based on a talk she gave at The Graduate Center, CUNY recently following up on her original “How Did They Make That?” post. Posner introduces a three step process for interrogating the work that goes into a digital project in a way that is useful both to students and ...

CFParticipation: Teaching and Learning About Digital Stewardship

Abby Potter (Library of Congress) announced on The Signal that “The National Digital Stewardship Alliance is forming an Education and Training group as part of the NDSA Outreach Working Group.  The initial aim of this sub group will be to provide a venue for NDSA member collaboration around education and training issues. The group will also work ...

JOB: Data Curation Librarian, Indiana State University

From the announcement:  “This 12-month, tenure-track position provides technical leadership for the creation, management, preservation of and access to digital assets and scholarship. The incumbent will manage, develop and migrate digital application systems and serve as webmaster for digital initiatives’ websites. The successful candidate maintains and develops Sycamore Scholars, the institutional repository for Indiana State ...

POST: Mellon Funding for the Open Library of the Humanities

Adeline Koh (Stockton College) announced on ProfHacker that the Open Library of the Humanities, under the direction of Martin Paul Eve (University of Lincoln) and Caroline Edwards (University of London), has received “a substantial Mellon Foundation grant to build its technological platform, business model, journal and monograph pilot scheme.” In an interview with Koh on ProfHacker this week, Eve explains the origins ...

RESOURCE: Reddit AMA on Digital Preservation

Trevor Muñoz (University of Maryland) and Janel Kinlaw (National Public Radio) hosted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) forum on Reddit on the topic of digital preservation. Questions from the audience included: What is a good formula for recognizing what to actually archive and what to delete? Do you keep material you can’t access in the ...

RESOURCE: DH Trends

It’s no secret that Twitter is a great way to stay informed about developments in the digital humanities, but sometimes the combination of speed and volume can make it unmanageable. DH Trends is a weekly digest of tweets about the digital humanities, including major news, topics, tools, grants, and more from the past week. The ...

CFP: Textual Corpora and the Digital Islamic Humanities: A Workshop

The Digital Islamic Humanities Project at Brown University is accepting applications for the Textual Corpora and the Digital Islamic Humanities workshop, to take place October 17-18, 2014. The workshop “will comprise a series of introductory sessions on various digital tools and methodologies (e.g. geo-referencing, text encoding and processing, graph visualization, and other topics) aimed to provide scholars ...

JOB: Digital Archivist/Librarian, Harvard University Schlesinger Library

From the position description: The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites applications for the position of Digital Archivist/Librarian. Joining with the Library’s Librarian/Archivist for Digital Initiatives, the successful candidate will contribute to shaping the future of digital collections and services at the Schlesinger Library. The Digital Archivist will combine archival and ...

JOB: Humanities Librarian, IUPUI

From the job description: As a member of the Digital Scholarship Team the Humanities Librarian will support new and ongoing digital scholarship projects and outreach efforts including working with electronic text and metadata. … As a member of the Liberal Arts Group the Humanities Librarian will serve primarily as librarian liaison to one or more ...

POST: Digital History and the Death of Quant

In a post on the British Library’s Digital Scholarship Blog, James Baker (Curator, Digital Research) poses the question, “What do historians need to do good digital research?” In his answer, Baker laments the lack of basic training in statistical and quantitative methods offered to historians in undergraduate programs: As someone who was trained during the ...