RECOMMENDED: DLF Fellow Reflections

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) has been publishing reports from its 2017 Fellows. This round-up covers posts by fellows reflecting on the DLF Forum and the Liberal Arts Colleges/HBCUs pre-conference, held in October 2017 in Pittsburgh. In a post published this week, Nicola Andrews (North Carolina State University) writes: However, as I prepared to travel ...

POST: What We Know and What They Know: Scholarly Communication, Usability, and Un-Usability

In a post for the ACRLog entitled, “What We Know and What They Know: Scholarly Communication, Usability, and Un-Usability,” Dylan Burns (Utah State University) considers the usability of library collections in relation to the growing use of SciHub, #Icanhazpdf, and #Twitterlibraryloan. He points out that students at his institution use SciHub because, as they have reported ...

POST: Memory Lab Network: An interview with Project Manager Lorena Ramirez-Lopez

Jaime Mears (LoC) has posted an interview with Lorena Ramírez-López (the Memory Lab Network) on The Signal, the Library of Congress’ digital stewardship blog. Ramírez-López, the Project Manager for the Memory Lab Network, has been hosting weekly FAQ sessions for potential partners interested in applying to the newly formed network. Funded by an Institute of ...

RESOURCE: The East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club

This week, Howard Rambsy II (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) published his last post on a semester of working with the East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club on his blog, Cultural Front. Rambsy, along with graduate student Rae’Jean Spears (SIUE), posted weekly reflections on the newly formed partnership between Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and an after-school digital humanities ...

CFParticipation: Declaration of Shared Values Open for Comment

The Digital Preservation Network (DPN), along with the Academic Preservation Trust, Chronopolis, CLOCKSS, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL), DuraSpace, Educopia/MetaArchive Cooperative, Stanford University – LOCKSS, and the Texas Digital Library have released a draft of the Digital Preservation Declaration of Shared Values for community comment. As an initial effort by these organizations, who “have ...

CFP: DH_BUDAPEST_2018

The Centre for Digital Humanities at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE.DH) has released a call for papers for DH_BUDAPEST_2018, to be held May 27-31, 2018, in Budapest, Hungary. The conference seeks to “survey the current state of research in digital humanities in the hope of exposing further aspects of the role played by the digital ...

JOB: Assistant Director for Digital Archives, The New School

From the announcement: The New School Libraries and Archives seeks an enthusiastic, committed assistant director for digital archives (ADDA) to plan, set policy, implement, and manage systems and workflows for accessioning, appraising, processing, preserving, and facilitating access to digital collections in the New School Archives and Special Collections (the Archives). In this permanent, full-time position ...

JOB: Digital Collections Librarian/Assistant or Associate Librarian, Miami University

From the announcement: The Miami University Libraries seeks an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, proactive and service oriented Digital Collections Librarian for the new Steward and Sustain department. The position requires a self-motivated, creative, client-centered librarian who is committed to providing excellent customer service and who remains knowledgeable of emerging trends in libraries, special collections, and information technology. ...

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 ...