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 ...

Beyond Dead or Alive Books: Redefining and Repositioning Scholarly Content in a New Knowledge Environment

In this post, Chad Gaffield (University of Ottawa) reflects on the Association of Research Libraries’ 2014 Fall Forum. The compelling, timely, and provocative title of the ARL Fall Forum 2014 could have been articulated several different ways. Rather than “Wanted Dead or Alive: The Scholarly Monograph,” the title might well have been “Wanted Dead or ...

POST: Open-Sourcing MoMA’s Digital Vault

In “Open-Sourcing MoMA’s Digital Vault,” Ben Fino-Radin (Museum of Modern Art) explains the process and rationale behind the creation of Binder, the museum’s new open-source software for “overseeing and managing the active preservation of digital collections.” Binder was developed in conjunction with Artefactual Systems, and designed for use alongside Archivematica and Arkivum. What is good ...

POST: Becoming Digital Public Historians

Trevor Owens (Institute of Museum and Library Services) has written a post on his blog, reflecting on his experience teaching a Digital Public History seminar at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies. “Becoming Digital Public Historians” references both the title of a course unit and, Owens argues, a “kind of identity work [that] is at the core ...

POST: Learning How Fair Use Works

Kevin Smith (Duke University) has written a post introducing the new Fair Use Index released by the U.S. Copyright Office. The index, which will be updated and expanded by the Copyright Office, contains searchable summaries of approximately 170 fair use cases in U.S. courts and, as Smith notes, doubles as a learning tool: “the best ...

RESOURCE: Deconstructing Bricolage: Interactive Online Analysis of Compiled Texts with Factotum

The current issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly (v. 9, no. 1) includes an article by Tomas Zahora, Constant J. Mews, David Squire (Monash University), and Dmitri Nikulin (Google) entitled “Deconstructing Bricolage: Interactive Online Analysis of Compiled Texts with Factotum.” From the abstract: Textual bricolage, the unacknowledged re-use of chunks of existing texts within a new composition, spans ...

CFP: Communities of Practice: Toward a Local and Global Digital Humanities

The peer-reviewed, open access journal Cogent Arts & Humanities has issued a call for papers for a special collection on the topic of Communities of Practice: Toward a Local and Global Digital Humanities. Guest editors Aaron Mauro (Pennsylvania State University) and Ray Siemens (University of Victoria) seek: submissions dedicated to describing community formation and collaboration while accounting for ...

JOB: Digital Initiatives Librarian, Xavier University

From the announcement: Job Description Xavier University seeks an energetic individual to fill the newly created position of Digital Initiatives Librarian. This is a unique opportunity blending traditional librarian skills, technology and innovation to strategically position the library to meet future needs. The librarian in this key position has primary responsibility for coordinating our digital ...

JOB: Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Miami

From the announcement: The University of Miami Libraries seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and innovative Digital Humanities Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Digital Strategies and working within a growing digital strategies team, the Digital Humanities Librarian will develop a set of services to support the evolving digital humanities research and pedagogy ...

POST: Lessons Learned from “Bridging the Gap: Women, Code, and the Digital Humanities”

Celeste Sharpe and Jeri Wieringa (George Mason University) have written a post on the Association for Computers and the Humanities blog about their experience with DH Bridge, “an open curriculum and workshop framework for teaching computational thinking in the context of the humanities.” Taking a cue from Rails Bridge and Rails Girls, the project: set ...