Engaging Open Cultural Data

Engaging Open Cultural Data
Mia Ridge is a Digital Curator, working within the Digital Scholarship team at the British Library. Mia holds a PhD in Digital Humanities (Department of History, Open University). She has published and presented widely on user experience design, human-computer interaction, open cultural data, audience engagement and participation in the cultural heritage sector, and digital history. Her ...

RECOMMENDED: DLF Fellow Reflections

The Digital Library Federation has been publishing reports from its 2016 Fellows. This round-up covers posts reflecting on Fellows’ recent attendance at the DLF forum last November in Milwaukee. This week, Stacy Williams (USC) published a post reflecting on her experience on attending DLF 2016: I attended DLF 2016 for the first time during what ...

POST: Map Games and Odyssey Jam

Stella Wisdom and Gary Green (both British Library) have written a post on the British Library Digital Scholarship blog reporting on the Map Games and Odyssey Jam programming they undertook as a part of the library’s recent Late at the Library: You are here! event. The post provides details on the wide variety of map-concerned tabletop and digital ...

POST: IEEE Big Data Conference 2016: Computational Archival Science

Meredith Claire Broadway (World Bank) has written a post for the Library of Congress blog, The Signal, reporting on the IEEE Conference on Big Data 2016, focusing specifically on Computational Archival Science (CAS). The assembly agreed that CAS differs enough from the traditional Library and Information Science and Archival tracks, in both the United States and ...

RESOURCE: No Scholar Is an Island: The Impact of Sharing in the Work Life of Scholars

The latest issue of Learned Publishing features an article by Carol Tenopir, Suzie Allard, Lisa Christian, Robert Anderson, Suzan Ali-Saleh (all University of Tennesee), Dave Nicholas, Anthony Watkinson(both CIBER Researdh Ltd.), and Hazel Woodward (Informatuion Power Ltd.) entitled “No scholar is an island: The impact of sharing in the work life of scholars.” From the ...

CFP: First 3 Chapters of Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation for Comment

Trevor Owens (IMLS) has released a call for comments to the first three chapters of the book he’s writing for Johns Hopkins University Press, Theory & Craft of Digital Preservation. At this point I have a full working rough draft of the book together and I’m getting to a point where it could really benefit from readers ...

CFP: Innovations in Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Local, National, & International Training

From the call: A mini-conference and member meeting sponsored by the International Digital Humanities Training Network / ADHO Training Group 8 August 2017 @ Digital Humanities 2017, Montreal CA Applications Due: 15 February 2017 Acceptance Notification: 15 March 2017 Context: Only recently have the digital humanities begun to take firm root in the humanities curriculum, with institutions around ...

JOB: Digital Content Development Manager, California Digital Library

From the announcement: The California Digital Library seeks a dynamic, forward-looking digital library professional as its next Manager of Digital Content Development and Strategy.  Working in a highly collaborative environment, this position is responsible for cultivating new opportunities and partnerships in shared digital collection development and web archiving across the ten campuses of the University ...

POST: FADGI’s 10th Anniversary: Adapting to Meet the Community’s Needs

Kate Murray (Library of Congress) has authored a guest post on the LoC blog The Signal, detailing changes to the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FAGDI) in its 10th year of operation. After describing some of the accomplishments FADGI has achieved in the past ten years (see a summary chart here), Murray introduces some of ...

RESOURCE: Editorial: Introspection as Activism, or, Getting Our Houses in Order

Code4Lib Journal has published an editorial by Ruth Kitchin Tillman (University of Notre Dame), “Introspection as Activism, or, Getting Our Houses in Order,” in the latest issue. But I see in this last year and these last few weeks the material for a call which I intend to make here, a call for action by ...

RESOURCE: Librarians’ Perspectives on the Factors Influencing Research Data Management Programs

College & Research Libraries has made available a pre-print of Ixchel M. Faniel and Lynn Silipigni Connaway’s (both OCLC) article, “Librarians’ Perspectives on the Factors Influencing Research Data Management Programs.” Faniel and Connaway’s article details a qualitative research study they conducted, examining librarians’ experiences with research data management (RDM) and identifying factors that “facilitate or ...

RESOURCE: Announcing the new CC Search, now in Beta

Creative Commons has announced the beta release of the new CC Search, designed to make CC content more easily findable and usable. The beta uses the Rijksmuseum, Flickr, 500px, the New York Public Library, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art as its test sources. “The new CC Search harnesses the power of open repositories, allowing ...