Welcome, Patrick Williams and Caitlin Christian-Lamb!

We are pleased to welcome Patrick Williams and Caitlin Christian-Lamb to the dh+lib editorial team. Patrick joins our project as Lead Editor for the dh+lib Review, a position previously held by founding Review editor Zach Coble, who remains an Editor-in-Chief of the site. Caitlin joins us as an additional Review Editor for the dh+lib Review. Caro Pinto and ...

dh+lib/DHIG/ADHO Libraries and Digital Humanities SIG Meetup at DH2015

Attending Digital Humanities 2015 in Sydney and interested in how libraries, archives, and museums contribute to global digital humanities? Join dh+lib, ACRL’s DH Interest Group, and the

POST: Text Capture and Optical Character Recognition 101

Simon Tanner (King’s College London) offers an introduction to Text Capture and OCR in a recent blog post. Tanner outlines the various ways in which digital humanities textual datasets are created from physical artifacts, and the strengths and weaknesses of OCR, rekeying, handwriting recognition, and speech recognition as methods for creating them. This post is ...

RESOURCE: Modern Language Association CORE (Commons Open Repository Exchange)

The Modern Language Association, along with Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS), have announced the beta release of CORE, “a digital repository for MLA members to share and archive all forms of scholarly communication, from conference papers to syllabi, published articles to data sets.” CORE offers MLA members a persistent, ...

RESOURCE: Using Google Sheets with ESTC

In a post from Owen Stephens (Open University), readers are provided with a step-by-step guide to using Google Sheets and the English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) to generate direct links, Wing/Short Title Catalog (STC) numbers, and other information for titles in ESTC. Stephens manages the JISC-funded TELSTAR project at the Open University. Stephens builds on a post by Benjamin Armintor (Columbia ...

CFParticipation: Digital Public Library of America Seeks Educator Advisors

The Digital Public Library of America has released a call for participants to join its Education Advisory Committee. As a result of a recent Whiting Foundation grant, the DPLA is looking for “a small group of enthusiastic humanities educators in grades 6-14″ to build sets of primary resources, provide feedback on tools for students and teachers, and assist the ...

JOB: Digital Projects and Services Librarian, Temple University

From the announcement: Reporting to the Head of Digital Library Initiatives, the Digital Projects and Services Librarian coordinates the implementation of various digital library projects and services, working collaboratively with the developers’ team, web designer, digitization team, external consultants and partners, and project stakeholders. The librarian acts as a coordinator and team lead for projects, ...

RECOMMENDED: Stewarding Digital Humanities Work on the Web at MITH

Trevor Muñoz (Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities) has written the first of what will become a summer series of posts documenting the preservation work that MITH has undertaken since its founding in 1999. “Stewarding Digital Humanities Work on the Web at MITH” introduces the institution’s guiding principles and details the considerations involved in ...

POST: Exploring Digital Humanities and Media History

Lisa Spiro (Rice University) has written a post recapping her experience at the Arclight Symposium at Concordia University, an event which “brought together film and media historians with digital humanists to explore the possibilities and pitfalls of digital methods for media history.” In “Exploring Digital Humanities and Media History,” Spiro details the core principles, challenges, ...