POST: “Peer Review” is Younger Than You Think

Benjamin Schmidt (Northeastern University) has written a post examining the use of the term, “peer review,” noting that its relatively recent appearance in the scholarly record begs the question of what terminology could be used to describe “the new regime to come” as scholarship moves to digital forms. In “‘Peer review’ is younger than you ...

POST: Fragmentarium and the Burnt Anglo-Saxon Fragments

Andrew Dunning (British Library) has written a post for the Medieval Manuscripts blog discussing the launch of the international and inter-institutional project, Fragmentarium (“the Digital Research Laboratory for Medieval Manuscript Fragments”). Fragmentarium enables libraries, collectors, researchers and students to publish images of medieval manuscript fragments, allowing them to catalogue, describe, transcribe, assemble and re-use them. ...

POST: The East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club

Howard Rambsy II (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), writing on the Cultural Front blog, introduces a new project and accompanying series of posts on “The East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club,” an after school digital humanities program for high school students. The program is part of the larger Digital East St. Louis project based at SIUE, ...

RESOURCE: Library of Congress Labs

Earlier this week, the Library of Congress announced the launch of Labs (labs.loc.gov), a new online space “designed to empower exploration and discovery of digital collections.” As Meghan Ferriter writes in a post describing the initiative: Visitors will have the opportunity to try experimental applications; crowdsourcing programs will allow the public to add their knowledge ...

CFP: DH Pedagogy and Praxis Roundtable (DH2018)

The Praxis Network, a loosely affiliated group of institutions using digital humanities to “rethink the nature of student training, campus partnerships, and pedagogy,” has issued a call for proposals for a DH Pedagogy and Praxis Roundtable, to be held at Digital Humanities 2018 (June 26–29, Mexico City). Possible topics include: What is the state of ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian, UC San Diego

From the announcement: The University of California San Diego Library is seeking an inventive, collaborative, and flexible professional to join the Library as Digital Scholarship Librarian (Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian). This position reports to the Assistant Program Director & Research Services Coordinator in the Library’s Research Advisory Services (RAS) Program. … Position Overview and ...

JOB: Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship Specialist, Bucknell University

From the announcement: As a member of the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Group, the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to utilize technological solutions in the fulfillment of teaching, learning and research objectives. They contribute to faculty and staff development by organizing events such as workshops, learning communities, and seminars ...

Round-Up: Archival Futures, Neutrality and Speculative Knowledge Design

The texts of three provocative presentations relating to archival futures, current events, and digital libraries were shared online this week. While each of these texts in themselves merit individual attention, we thought that pulling them together might surface meaningful interconnections: “The Hubris of Neutrality in Archives,” by Samantha Winn (Virginia Tech). Delivered at the Mid-Atlantic ...

POST: robots.txt

Ed Summers (MITH) has written a post in response to the Internet Archive’s recent comments about the difficulties that robots.txt files present for web archiving. In”Robots.txt meant for search engines don’t work well for web archives,” his post on the Internet Archive blog, Mark Graham explained that the web archiving service has already “stopped referring to ...

CFParticipation: The Santa Barbara Statement on Collections as Data

The project team for “Always Already Computational: Collections as Data” has invited participation from “librarians, archivists, museum professionals, researchers, journalists, artists, educators, and data producers” in the development of the Santa Barbara Statement on Collections as Data. The Statement, framed as a “foundation that guides us all as we explore what collections as data looks like ...

RESOURCE: Endangered Accountability: A DLF-Sponsored Webinar on FOIA, Government Data + Transparency

The audio and slides from the Digital Library Federation’s #EndangeredData week webinar are now available. “Endangered Accountability: A DLF-Sponsored Webinar on FOIA, Government Data, and Transparency” marked the close of a week (April 17-21, 2017) dedicated to “raising awareness of threats to publicly available data; exploring the power dynamics of data creation, sharing, and retention; ...