CFP: dh+lib Review Editors-at-Large for Spring 2018

We are looking for editors-at-large for Spring 2018. Sign up for a shift today! dh+lib Review posts appear on the dh+lib homepage, in a weekly email newsletter, and are shared in our Twitter feed. Items are selected from the streams of content produced and shared by the dh+lib community. We seek to cast a wide ...

RECOMMENDED: Identifying Early Modern Books: Challenges for Citation Practices in Book History and Early Modern Studies

Archive Journal has published an essay by Meaghan Brown (Folger Shakespeare Library), Paige Morgan (University of Miami), and Jessica Otis (Carnegie Mellon University), “Identifying Early Modern Books: Challenges for Citation Practices in Book History and Early Modern Studies.” The article considers the tools and methodologies of bibliometrics, offering insights into the study of citations to ...

POST: Playing at Orientation: Interview with the Designers of “The Parasite” at University of Chicago

For the Chronicle of Higher Education’s ProfHacker blog, Anastasia Salter (University of Central Florida) interviewed Patrick Jagoda and Kristen Schilt, two of the creators (with Heidi Coleman [all University of Chicago]) of an alternate reality game,”The Parasite,” which was a part of undergraduate orientation at the University of Chicago this fall. The conversation details the collaborations and ...

EVENT: Recounting Evidence in African American Digital Studies

Columbia University Libraries’ Studio@Butler will host an afternoon workshop entitled “Recounting Evidence in African American Digital Studies (REAADS)” on January 6, 2018 to coincide with Modern Language Association’s Annual Conference. Scholars of African American experiences have long insisted that we shift perceptions about evidentiary privilege. Now, in tapping historical and contemporary humanities data, how do ...

JOB: University Archivist, George Washington University

From the announcement: The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks nominations and applications for an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented University Archivist. The University Archives serves as the official “institutional memory” of George Washington University, providing long term stewardship and central access to the collections that document GW’s history and the people who ...

JOB: Reference & Outreach Archivist, Northeastern University

From the announcement: Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist, the Reference and Outreach Archivist (ROA) manages all University Archives and Special Collections’ public and outreach services. The ROA manages the Archives’ reference services, including managing reading room staff and overseeing answering reference or research requests; plans and implements online and physical ...

POST: The Commons and the Common Good

In a post on her Planned Obsolescence blog, Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Michigan State University) reflects on a visit to the MLA, where she formerly served as Director of Scholarly Communication during the development of Humanities Commons. In the post Fitzpatrick considers common challenges for the future of such projects. A huge part of the problem is ...

POST: Mapping the Early Modern World: Using Google Maps in the Classroom

In a post on AHA Today, Julia M. Gossard (Utah State University) describes a mapping assignment for teaching about the Global Early Modern World. A mapping project such as this can address a number of learning objectives as well as challenges instructors face when teaching a survey history course. Instructors of survey courses in Western ...

CFParticipation: Announcing the Library of Congress Congressional Data Challenge

In a post at the Library of Congress Signal Blog, Kate Zwaard (LOC) announced the Congressional Data Challenge, “a competition asking participants to leverage legislative data sets on congress.gov and other platforms to develop digital projects that analyze, interpret or share congressional data in user-friendly ways.” One project will be chosen to receive a $5,000 ...

JOB: Digital Preservation & Curation Officer, Arizona State University

From the ad: ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, knowledgeable, and service-oriented digital preservation professional to lead the digital preservation and curation program for the library collections held by ASU. This includes working closely with Library administration, departments/units as well as University constituents to plan, develop, implement, and communicate digital preservation and curation policies, strategies, ...

JOB: Director of Digital Scholarship & Scholarly Communications, Vanderbilt University

From the ad: The Director of Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications identifies and accelerates the adoption of new and emerging forms of 21st century digital research and learning. These technologies include, but are not limited to, data visualization, digital text editing, geospatial analysis, linked data, network analysis, and the semantic web. In this role you ...