RESOURCE: Strategic open data preservation

College & Research Library News has released an article, “Strategic open data preservation: Roles and opportunities for broader engagement by librarians and the public,” by Laurie Allen (University of Pennsylvania), Claire Stewart (University of Minnesota), and Stephanie Wright (Mozilla Foundation). The June 2017 ACRL/SPARC Forum at the ALA Annual Conference focused on recent efforts to build cooperative ...

RESOURCE: Imagining the DH Undergraduate: Special Issue in Undergraduate Education in DH

Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ) has released a preview version of a special issue, “Imagining the DH Undergraduate: Special Issue in Undergraduate Education in DH,” edited by Emily Christina Murphy and Shannon R. Smith (both Queen’s University). Articles in this issue are listed below, and include contributions from two members of the dh+lib editorial team: Introduction ...

CFP: DH2018 – Bridges/Puentes, Mexico City

The organizers of Digital Humanities 2018 (DH2018), the annual international conference hosted by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, have issued a call for papers (available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and German). The conference will be held June 26-29, 2018 at the Maria Isabel Sheraton Hotel in Mexico City, Mexico, with the theme of Bridges/Puentes: This is the ...

OPPORTUNITY: 2017-2018 Kress GLAM Cross-Pollinator grants

Digital Library Federation (DLF) has announced that they are again partnering with the Kress Foundation, AIC (the American Institute for Conservation), ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America), MCN (Museum Computer Network), and VRA (Visual Resources Association) to offer cross-pollinator grants to DLF-affiliated individuals to attend the annual conferences for AIC, ARLIS/NA, MCN, and VRA. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to advancing ...

JOB: Digital Technologies Development Librarian, Montana State University

From the announcement: The Digital Technologies Development Librarian (DTDL) will conceptualize, develop, and maintain software applications and information systems that support Montana State University’s digital library initiatives. The position is a 12-month, tenure-track, faculty appointment with the rank of Assistant Professor that is situated within the Digital Library Initiatives (DLI) department. The DTDL will work with current ...

JOB: Digital Projects Archivist, Washington State University

From the announcement: As a part of a larger team comprised of personnel from the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) and Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections at Washington State University, this position will support the digital workflow and lifecycle of digital materials in on-going CDSC projects and provide support for digital platforms including, but not ...

JOB: Director of Digital Curation, Oklahoma State University

From the announcement: As the Director, Digital Curation, you will join a growing team of innovative individuals who contribute to achieving the strategic goals of Special Collections. In this newly established position, you will provide leadership in the areas of access, preservation, and discovery of digital resources. The Oklahoma State University Library seeks creative librarians, curators, and archivists ...

dh+lib/DHIG Meetup at DHSI 2017

Attending week two of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute and interested in the role of librarians, archivists, and other information professionals within the wide world of digital humanities? Sad that you missed the Librarians Reception from week one? Join dh+lib and the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Digital Humanities Interest Group for an informal gathering on Wednesday, ...

RECOMMENDED: Statement on US Administration Budget Proposal by DLF Leadership

Bethany Nowviskie (Digital Library Federation) has written a post on the new federal budget blueprint, published both on the Digital Library Federation site and her personal website. Nowviskie opens by describing the many agencies and offices “germane to the goals of the Digital Library Federation and its mission to ‘advance research, learning, social justice, and ...

POST: What happens to libraries and librarians when machines can read all the books?

In a post sharing the text of a talk given at the Harvard Library Leadership in a Digital Age program, Chris Bourg (MIT) asks, “What happens to libraries and librarians when machines can read all the books?” Bourg posits that machine learning could play a key role in the future development of digital libraries. She ...

POST: Collecting Digital Content at the Library of Congress

In a guest post on The Signal, the Library of Congress’ digital stewardship blog, Joe Puccio (LOC) describes the current status of digital collecting at LOC, as well as their future goals: The adopted strategy is based on a vision in which the Library’s universal collection will continue to be built by selectively acquiring materials ...