POST: The new read–write API for [NARA’s] catalog

This week, the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) published a post on the NARA blog, NARAtions, about their newly-released online catalog API . The post begins with a simple introduction to APIs for those unfamiliar, and then breaks down specifics of why the NARA API has so much potential: The dataset for our ...

RESOURCE: Videos: Scholarly Record for Computational Research; Libraries & Multidisciplinary Research

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) posted videos of two talks from their spring 2016 membership meeting in San Antonio, Texas: Victoria Stodden’s (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) opening plenary, “Defining the Scholarly Record for Computational Research,” and Tom Hickerson and Kathryn Ruddock (University of Calgary), Joan Lippincott (CNI), and Shawna Sadler’s (Deakin University) “The Role of Next Generation ...

RESOURCE: Developing Library GIS Services for Humanities and Social Science: An Action Research Approach

Ningning Kong, Michael Fosmire, and Benjamin Dewayne Branch (all Purdue University) have released a pre-print of their article, “Developing Library GIS Services for Humanities and Social Science: An Action Research Approach” through College & Research Libraries. Kong, Fosmire, and Branch’s article establishes a research framework for academic libraries to develop GIS services. In the academic ...

CFP: Special Issue of DHQ: French-language Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities Quarterly has released a call for proposals for a special issue of the journal, highlighting digital humanities work in French. According to this CFP, this issue “is the second of several planned for DHQ in different languages or regional traditions,” following DHQ‘s call for submissions for a Spanish-language special issue last fall. Submissions ...

CFP: The Caribbean Digital III

Small Axe Project (Columbia University) has issued a call for papers for The Caribbean Digital III, to be held 2 December 2016 at Barnard College / Columbia University. Suggestion submission topics include: the transatlantic, collaborative, and/or interdisciplinary possibilities and limitations of digital technologies in the Caribbean metaphorical linkages between the digital and such Caribbean philosophical, ...

JOB: Senior Grant Program Specialist, Institute of Museum and Library Services

From the announcement: This is the position of Senior Grant Program Specialist with responsibility for priorities within the national digital platform portfolio development within the Office of Library Services and common applications across the agency.  Incumbent provides expert advice on significant aspects of digital infrastructure, services and policy matters, including issues relating to research, practice, and ...

JOB: Head, Digital Services Unit – Library Information Technology, Georgetown University

From the announcement: The Unit Head, Digital Services coordinates the planning, designing, implementation, maintenance, expansion and communication/outreach of the digital collections/projects, digital services, and institutional repository services, collections and content, including the design, deployment and maintenance of digital services and platforms which includes DigitalGeorgetown and related digital tool sets, representations of digital content, digital conversion, ...

CFParticipation: 2016 DLF Forum

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) issued calls for proposals for the 2016 DLF Forum, the DLF Liberal Arts Pre-Conference and the Digital Preservation 2016 and the annual conference of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) in this central site. The Forum traditionally has no set theme so that it may speak to matters of interest ...