RESOURCE: A Splendid Torch: Learning and Teaching in Today’s Academic Libraries

The Council on Library and Information Resources has released a new report, A Splendid Torch: Learning and Teaching in Today’s Academic Libraries, which features six essays by CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows that “explore the contributions that today’s academic libraries—as providers of resources, professional support, and space—are making to learning and teaching.” The individual essay titles and ...

RESOURCE: Social activism in the United States: Digital collection & primary sources

In the Internet Resources section of this month’s College & Research Libraries News, Jennifer Kaari (Mount Sinai West and St. Luke’s) provides an annotated list of digital collections of primary resources focused on social activism in the US. This article outlines some of the high-quality digital collections and primary source materials available online on the ...

RESOURCE: The JavaScripting English Major

Moacir P. de Sá Pereira (New York University) has released The JavaScripting English Major, a fifteen-session course aimed at helping humanities students to code projects in JavaScript. The course, built in support of de Sá Pereira’s Digital Literary Studies: Novel Maps of New York class, presents a series of lessons covering both the conceptual and ...

CFP: PMLA Varieties of Digital Humanities

Publications of the Modern Language Association has a released a call for submissions for its upcoming special topic issue, “Varieties of Digital Humanities,” coordinated by Alison Booth (University of Virginia) and Miriam Posner (University of California, Los Angeles). From the call: Digital humanities (DH) may not be a full-fledged discipline, but it has advanced beyond ...

CFParticipation: Archives Hashtag Party

The National Archives has announced an ongoing Archives Hashtag Party through December, and they have released an open call for Libraries, Archives, Galleries, and Museums to participate: You’re invited to the Archives Hashtag Party! Come hang out on social media and share highlights from your collections around a different theme each month. We want to ...

Welcome, Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara and Sarah Melton, our new Review editors!

We are pleased to welcome Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara and Sarah Melton to the dh+lib editorial team. Both will be serving as editors for the dh+lib Review. Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Roxanne Shirazi, and Patrick Williams will continue to serve as Review editors, bringing our rotating team of editors for the weekly publication to five. Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara is the ...

We’re Looking for dh+lib Review Editors-at-Large for Fall 2017

The dh+lib Review, our weekly roundup of news, articles, and resources relevant to the digital humanities and librarianship, is now seeking editors-at-large for Fall 2017. Sign up for a shift today! dh+lib Review posts appear on the dh+lib homepage, in a weekly newsletter sent to relevant mailing lists, and are shared in our Twitter feed. Items are selected from the streams of content produced and ...

What I’m Reading This Summer: Spencer Keralis

Note: As the dh+lib Review editors work behind the scenes this summer, we have invited a few members of our community to step in as guest editors and share with us what they are reading and why the dh+lib audience might want to read it too. This week, we hear from Spencer Keralis, Research Associate ...

Farewell to dh+lib Review Editor Caro Pinto, and Thank You!

It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that we announce that Caro Pinto, who has served as an editor for the dh+lib Review since 2013, will be stepping away from her role with the Review. Caro has written dozens of Review posts over the past four years, and has shaped hundreds more. Caro’s first ...

RECOMMENDED: What Libraries Did with Google Books

Mike Furlough (HathiTrust) has published a storify with his commentary on two recent articles on Google Books, Scott Rosenberg’s “How Google Book Search Got Lost” in Backchannel and James Somers’s “Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria” in The Atlantic. Furlough challenges the articles’ implication that Google Books is a failed project. But we’re still at ...

POST: Open-Access Publishing: What Authors Should Know

In a post at AHA today, Kritika Agarwal (AHA) interviews William Deverell (Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West) about the publication of his new OA monograph Water and Los Angeles: A Tale of Three Rivers, 1900–1941, released in 2016 by the University of California’s Luminos OA imprint. Q. Do you see any clear advantages ...