dh+lib at MLA 2017

Many of our readers may remember (and miss!) the annual list of digital humanities sessions at the Modern Language Association (MLA) conference created by Mark Sample (Davidson College). This year, we’re fortunate to have at our disposal a community-sourced spreadsheet, created by Carrie Johnston (Wake Forest University) and containing 52 sessions relevant to digital humanities. ...

DH (+ Lib) at the AHA Annual Meeting in Denver

The American Historical Association Annual Meeting (in snowy Denver) starts tomorrow. For those of you attending and wondering what you’d like to go see (or for those of us not in attendance, but following on Twitter), Seth Denbo has put together a list of digital history presentations at AHA. One of the dh+lib crew (Thomas ...

Situated Interpretation, Capacious Computation, Empowered Discovery

Situated Interpretation, Capacious Computation, Empowered Discovery
Tanya Clement is Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research centers on scholarly information infrastructure as it impacts academic research, research libraries, and the creation of research tools and resources in the digital humanities. She has published in a wide range of publications including Cultural Analytics, Digital Humanities ...

Digital Humanities In the Library / Of the Library

What are the points of contact between digital humanities and libraries? What is at stake, and what issues arise when the two meet? Where are we, and where might we be going? Who are “we”? By posing these questions in the CFP for a new dh+lib special issue, the editors hoped for sharp, provocative meditations on ...

POST: Uncovering Activism and Engaging Students: The Colored Conventions Project

John Rosinbum has written a post for AHA Today, the blog of the American Historical Association, discussing the ways he incorporates the Colored Conventions Project in his classroom teaching. “Uncovering Activism and Engaging Students,” which is part of a series on teaching with digital history, introduces the CCP and includes a sample assignment. Rosinbum explains: ...

POST: The Right to Be Forgotten

Geoffry Rockwell (University of Alberta) has pointed to an essay from Cheryl Trepanier and Toni Samek (both also at the University of Alberta) that introduces recent approaches to the “right to be forgotten” debate with regard to the role of libraries. Trepanier and Samek note that as a profession librarians advocate for access to information ...

CFParticipation: Model Publishing Contract for Digital Scholarship

Lisa Macklin (Emory University) and Meredith Kahn (University of Michigan) invite comments on drafts created through the “Model Publishing Contract for Digital Scholarship” project: With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Emory University and the University of Michigan seek to develop a model author-publisher contract and relevant addenda optimized for the publication ...

CFP: Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Metadata (ALCTS)

Laurie N. Taylor has shared a call for proposals on the topic of “Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Metadata” from the Metadata Interest Group of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), to be presented in a virtual preconference leading up to ALA Annual. The full CFP is reproduced below: How are metadata creators ...

JOB: Head of the Digital Library Program, UCLA

From the announcement: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research and Development, the Head of the Digital Library Program works with the Digital Library Architect and other senior departmental managers to establish the vision, set strategic goals and identify projects and priorities for the Digital Library Program. The Head of the Digital Library ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Coordinator, University of Houston

From the announcement: Reporting to Head of Digital Research Services, the coordinator will partner with colleagues and units within the Libraries to advance digital research services and activities, including: providing services to publish, archive, and make accessible research data and scholarship; marketing UH Libraries’ digital scholarship expertise; and collaborating with Libraries’ stakeholders to enhance programming ...

JOB: Digital Humanities Librarian, UC Santa Cruz

From the announcement: Reporting to the Director of the Digital Scholarship Commons, the Digital Humanities Librarian will be a self-directed, production-oriented individual who will work to increase and support the growing demand for digital humanities expertise on campus. Working with scholars in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts divisions, the Digital Humanities Librarian will collaborate ...

RESOURCE: Breaking Down the Desk, Librarians Engaging Researchers in the New Scholarly Landscape

Harriet Green (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) authored an article in Parameters responding to Jim Neal’s (Columbia University) future of libraries piece in the same publication. Neal asks thought provoking questions: Will the library in the eyes of the researcher mean innovation? Can the library advance new methods, new ideas, and new products and services? Can the library ...

RESOURCE: Data, Data Citation, and Bibliometrics

Christine Borgman (University of California, Los Angeles) recently deposited the slides from the presentation,”Data, Data Citation, and Bibliometrics” she gave recently at the Taiwan Data Curation and Citation Workshop/Academia Sinica and National Taiwan University. The presentation makes the case for data citation, its best practices, its benefits for scholarship, and recommendations. Borgman quotes CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on ...