Intertwingularity with Digital Humanities at the University of Florida 1

Intertwingularity with Digital Humanities at the University of Florida
Laurie N. Taylor (Digital Scholarship Librarian) and Blake Landor (Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Librarian) profile recent DH developments at the University of Florida. These interconnected developments, including the formation of a dedicated library group, the development of a training course for librarians, and the launch of the Scott Nygren Scholars Studio, draw on related and ...

RESOURCE: The Mewar Ramayana

A new digital edition of the Mewar Rāmāyaṇa has been published, in a transnational “digital reunification project” that brings together pieces of the manuscript held at the British Library; Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Mumbai); the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery (Vadodara); the Rajasthan Oriental Research Institute (Jodhpur); and a private collection in Mumbai. The Rāmāyaṇa is “one of ...

RESOURCE: Digital Preservation 2014 Conference Wrap-Up

Mat Kelly (Old Dominion University) has written a thorough wrap-up of the Digital Preservation 2014 conference, held July 22-23 in Washington, D.C. Kelly’s post includes links to recordings of 25 of the talks given at DigiPres2014. The conference organizers have also uploaded slides for all talks, which can be viewed by scrolling down to the schedule ...

CFParticipation: Digital Humanities Forum 2014 and Digital Frontiers

Two conferences scheduled for this Fall have recently opened registration, with registration costs aimed at encouraging attendance by early career professionals and students. Digital Humanities Forum 2014: Nodes & Networks in the Humanities: Geometries, Relationships, Processes To be held September 12-13, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas, including keynotes by Isabel Meirelles (Northeastern University), Steven Jones (Loyola University ...

CFP: ALA-LITA Midwinter 2015 Workshops

LITA is accepting proposals for preconference workshops for the ALA Midwinter conference, to be held January 30 – February 3, 2015, in Chicago (the workshops will be held on January 30). Presenters do not need to be LITA members to apply. Proposals should include a 75-word description of the program, and are due August 4, 2014.

JOB: Services Manager, Digital Preservation Network

From the position announcement: The national effort to build the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) continues to gain momentum as the organization, under the umbrella of Internet2, moves from development stage to a prototype pilot phase in 2014. Funded by a membership that includes 60 research universities and foundations, DPN’s objective is to preserve the academic ...

JOB: Associate Director for the Digital Library, North Carolina State University

From the job announcement: The Associate Director for the Digital Library provides vision and leadership for information technology; resource management and discovery; and digital projects and associated research and development. The position serves as administrator for three departments: Information Technology (23 FTE), Acquisitions & Discovery (24 FTE), and Digital Library Initiatives (11 FTE). The Digital ...

RECOMMENDED: Wrapping Up DH2014, Lausanne (Part 2)

In the eleven days since the end of the international Digital Humanities conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, participants have been posting wrap-up reports, slides, and posters. We highlighted the first batch in last week’s Part 1. Further reports that have caught our attention in the intervening days: DH2014 was a jam-packed conference, with more than two ...

POST: Weaponizing the Digital Humanities

Geoffrey Rockwell has written a short post calling attention to Jan Christoph Meister’s reflection from the last day of the DH2014 conference, “Weaponizing the Digital Humanities.” Meister relates his experience in a conference session in which another attendee appeared to work for a US intelligence agency. He writes: [T]he more attention DH researchers invest in Big Data ...

RESOURCE: On Being a Hub: Some Details on Providing Metadata for the DPLA 2

The latest issue of D-Lib magazine includes a piece by Lisa Gregory and Stephanie Williams, of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, addressing their recent work as a service hub for the Digital Public Library of America. “On Being a Hub: Some Details on Providing Metadata for the Digital Public Library of America,” D-Lib Magazine ...

CFParticipation: Digital Preservation Outreach + Education Training Needs Assessment

Barrie Howard (Library of Congress) has written a post inviting participation in the 2014 Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) Training Needs Assessment Survey. The DPOE Program of the Library of Congress is concerned with “building a collaborative network of instructors and partners to provide training to individuals and organizations seeking to preserve their digital content.” The survey aims ...

JOB: University Archivist + Digital Curator, U of Winnipeg 1

From the announcement: Position Description Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the University Archivist and Digital Curator will be responsible for managing, building and strengthening the University Archives and library special collections, while playing a leadership role in the Library’s development of a digital infrastructure for the University of Winnipeg that will support teaching ...