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 ...

RECOMMENDED: The Digital in the Humanities: An Interview with Ted Underwood

The latest installment of Melissa Dinsman‘s series on the digital humanities for the Los Angeles Review of Books is an interview with Ted Underwood (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). In the conversation, Underwood discusses his dislike of the term “digital humanities,” which he takes to simply indicate “a vague interest in technology,” and notes that ...

POST: There’s a New Whale in Town

Hugh Cayless (Duke University) has written a post introducing CETEIcean, a new JavaScript library he developed with Raff Viglianti (MITH) to display unmodified TEI documents using HTML5: Instead of transforming TEI XML into HTML for rendering in a browser, it does a 1::1 conversion of the XML into HTML Custom Elements. In practice what that ...

POST: Critical Work: Archivists as Maintainers

Hillel Arnold (Rockefeller Archive Center) has shared the text of his talk, “Critical Work: Archivists as Maintainers,” given at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) earlier this month. In it, Arnold considers archivists’ “invisibility problem” alongside recent work in maintenance theory to respond to “the imbalance of prestige, power and ...

RESOURCE: Planning a Digital Scholarship Center Report (CNI)

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) has posted Planning a Digital Scholarship Center 2016[pdf], the report of the May 2016 workshop by the same name organized by CNI and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Authored by Diane Goldenberg-Hart (CNI), the paper includes summaries of presentations by Alison Armstrong (The Ohio State University), Dale Askey ...

JOB: Digital Humanities Librarian, University of New Mexico

From the announcement: The Digital Humanities Librarian will provide specialized reference, consulting and project development services to humanities students, faculty, and researchers at UNM. As the Libraries’ designated expert in emerging humanities research tools and methods, this position will collaborate with library and academic colleagues across campus and throughout New Mexico to develop and promote ...

JOB: Programmer Analyst, University of Alberta Digital Initiatives (2 positions)

From the announcement: We are looking for two passionate and knowledgeable Programmer Analysts. As a member of the Digital Initiatives and Information Technology Teams, you will develop and implement applications and tools to support a growing range of digital asset management use cases, including: deposit, access, management, analysis and preservation. Digital material we frequently interact ...

OPPORTUNITY: IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries

The Institute of Museum and Library Services released application guidelines for the Fiscal Year 2017 round of National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG). These grants “support projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library and archive fields and that have the potential to advance theory and practice. Successful proposals will generate results such as new ...

JOB: Assistant Director for Digital Platforms, University of West Florida, Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative

From the position announcement:  This position manages the suite of digital library platforms and services provided by FALSC. Supervises digital platforms staff. Serves as the lead for Islandora development and implementation, and actively engages in the Islandora community on state and national level. Sets strategic direction and oversees projects to ensure that the goals of ...

JOB: Digital Library Developer, Vassar College

From the position announcement:  The Vassar College Libraries seek a collaborative, entrepreneurial, and experienced professional for the position of digital library developer. We are looking for a creative problem-solver with a passion for libraries who enjoys the design, development, and implementation of technical solutions that will bring our digital scholarship and library technology services to ...

JOB: Applications Developer, Ohio State University

From the position announcement:  The new and innovative University Libraries Research Commons (library.osu.edu/researchcommons) is on a mission to provide services and support to faculty and graduate student researchers at Ohio State. We need a creative, service-oriented developer like you to join our IT team to solve technical problems for researchers in a wide range of ...

PROJECT: College Women

In a post on the National Endowment for the Humanities entitled “History Through the Eyes of College Women,” Mariam Abdullah features College Women, a project of the division of preservation and access. … a searchable collection of diaries, letters, scrapbooks, and photography from the archives of the earliest women’s college in the United States, the Seven ...