POST: Feminist Data Visualization; Or, the Shape of History

Lauren Klein (Georgia Tech) has shared the text of a paper she presented at MLA 2017, “Feminist Data Visualization; Or, the Shape of History.” In it, Klein examines the work of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, a nineteenth century educator who designed visualizations to be used in educational settings. Peabody’s visual method replaces the hierarchical mode of ...

POST: Indigenous Literature and the Digital Humanities

David Gaertner (University of British Columbia) has written a post for the Novel Alliances blog that explores the relationship between the digital humanities and new media studies in relation to Indigenous literature. In “Indigenous Literature and the Digital Humanities,” Gaertner argues that “the threat of exploitation” accounts for the disjuncture between the two areas: Indigenous ...

RESOURCE: 6 Ways to Save Pages in the Wayback Machine

A new post on the Internet Archive blog details a variety of methods to ensure webpages are added to the Wayback Machine. “If You See Something, Save Something: 6 Ways to Save Pages in the Wayback Machine,” includes a one-click “Save Page Now” form on the wayback machine’s homepage, a new Chrome Extension and Wikipedia ...

CFP: Keystone DH 2017

The call for proposals has been issued for the Keystone DH 2017 conference, to be held at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, from June 12 to 14. From the cfp: Keystone DH is currently inviting submissions on all aspects of using and studying digital computation within the interpretive context of the humanities–especially those considering ...

OPPORTUNITY: ARL Digital Scholarship Institute

The Association of Research Libraries has announced a five-day institute “for professionals in ARL member libraries who are new to digital scholarship to develop their skills in an intensive, yet supportive, learner-centered environment.” The ARL Digital Scholarship Institute will take place June 5-9, 2017 at Boston College and will “foreground critical thinking about the content ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Technologist, Florida State University

From the announcement: Reporting to the Director of Digital Scholarship, this position will support applications and tools for incoming and ongoing research projects and pedagogical initiatives. As part of the newly established Office of Digital Research and Scholarship (DRS), the candidate will integrate with a productive and innovative team of librarians, archivists, and developers to ...

JOB: Open Publishing Librarian, Syracuse University

From the announcement: This position leads the Libraries’ open publishing services for the University community. The position develops, champions, and assesses business models for open publishing, broad technical requirements, partnerships, strategy, and necessary policies and procedures. The position helps the Libraries serve the University not only as its principal buyer and lessor of scholarship, but ...

JOB: Data Services Librarian, UC Berkeley

From the announcement: The Data Services Librarian develops, leads, and assesses an innovative outreach and service program to increase data and statistical literacy within the Library and across the curriculum. Reporting to the Head of the Library’s Social Sciences Division, the incumbent provides leadership for campus and library initiatives supporting data and digital scholarship, and ...

POST: Uncovering Activism and Engaging Students: The Colored Conventions Project

John Rosinbum has written a post for AHA Today, the blog of the American Historical Association, discussing the ways he incorporates the Colored Conventions Project in his classroom teaching. “Uncovering Activism and Engaging Students,” which is part of a series on teaching with digital history, introduces the CCP and includes a sample assignment. Rosinbum explains: ...

POST: The Right to Be Forgotten

Geoffry Rockwell (University of Alberta) has pointed to an essay from Cheryl Trepanier and Toni Samek (both also at the University of Alberta) that introduces recent approaches to the “right to be forgotten” debate with regard to the role of libraries. Trepanier and Samek note that as a profession librarians advocate for access to information ...

CFParticipation: Model Publishing Contract for Digital Scholarship

Lisa Macklin (Emory University) and Meredith Kahn (University of Michigan) invite comments on drafts created through the “Model Publishing Contract for Digital Scholarship” project: With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Emory University and the University of Michigan seek to develop a model author-publisher contract and relevant addenda optimized for the publication ...