Digital Humanities In the Library / Of the Library

What are the points of contact between digital humanities and libraries? What is at stake, and what issues arise when the two meet? Where are we, and where might we be going? Who are “we”? By posing these questions in the CFP for a new dh+lib special issue, the editors hoped for sharp, provocative meditations on ...

Building a dh+lib Community with a Global Outlook

“How can we move beyond a monolingual DH, and promote exchange of works among linguistic communities? And how can we ensure this exchange is ongoing and sustainable?” dh+lib has long been interested in tackling these issues for our community of practice. The 2016 Digital Humanities conference will offer an opportunity to design and test an approach: attendees ...

RECOMMENDED: To Hell With Good Intentions: Linked Data, Community and the Power to Name

Mx A. Matienzo (Digital Public Library of America) has posted a version of their keynote address from the 2015 Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) Forum, “To Hell With Good Intentions: Linked Data, Community and the Power to Name.” Matienzo frames the talk in the context of a hope that “… we can start to examine linked ...

CFP: Texas Conference on Digital Libraries / Texas Digital Humanities Consortium

The Texas Digital Library is collaborating with the Texas Digital Humanities Consortium to co-host their annual conferences in 2016: The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (May 24-26, 2016) will be followed by a Texas Digital Humanities Consortium Mini-Conference (Mary 27, 2016) in Austin, Texas. The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries will feature Trevor Owens (Institute ...

“I’ve become more bold”: An Interview with Laurie Allen

Laurie Allen, Coordinator for Digital Scholarship and Services at Haverford College, was the very first person to be interviewed for a Scene Report. dh+lib Editor Sarah Potvin, the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Texas A&M University, conducted the interview. Preface from Laurie: After having finished answering these questions, I read Bethany Nowviskie’s awesome “On Capacity and Care” and it ...

POST: Open Access Publishing and Geo-Spatial Tools for (Music) Research

Anna Kijas (University of Connecticut) has posted the text and slides from her Digital Frontiers 2014 talk, “Open Access Publishing and Geo-Spatial Tools for (Music Research).” Kijas discusses her process for selecting a platform to document and disseminate her research on the Venezuelan pianist and composer Teresa Carreño, as her “goal evolved from simply publishing a print book ...

RESOURCE: Wayfinding at the Opening of an Era: Digital Scholarship, Data, and ETDs

In her keynote to the 2014 United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (USETDA) conference, held in Orlando, FL, at the end of September, Laurie N. Taylor (University of Florida) discussed the evolution of theses and dissertations to incorporate new forms, processes, and products of research, enabled by digital scholarship and pursued with the goal ...

POST: Humanities Savior Narrative (The First Draft)

Glen Worthey joins The First Draft podcast hosts Elijah Meeks, Jason Heppler, and Paul Zenke (all of Stanford University) for an episode entitled “Humanities Savior Narrative.” Their lively, wide-ranging conversation touches on the recent Digital Humanities 2014 conference (including discussion of keynotes, #dhsheep, and multilinguality), the “big tent,”  the question of whether DH will save or become synonymous with ...

RECOMMENDED: Wrapping Up DH2014, Lausanne (Part 2)

In the eleven days since the end of the international Digital Humanities conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, participants have been posting wrap-up reports, slides, and posters. We highlighted the first batch in last week’s Part 1. Further reports that have caught our attention in the intervening days: DH2014 was a jam-packed conference, with more than two ...

RESOURCE: 4R-Digitization

4R-Digitization has launched. By relying on VC funding to scaffold a post-digital infrastructure, the project aims to model public-private partnerships in DH. From the announcement: Notable projects in DH have focused on transcription, with efforts aimed at improving Optical Character Recognition (OCR) through machine learning or employing crowdsourcing techniques to transcribe texts. Emphasizing the transformation of ...

CFP: New ADHO Special Interest Group dedicated to Libraries and DH

As has previously been reported in dh+lib review, the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) issued a call for proposals for Special Interest Groups (SIGs), through which “those with similar professional specialties, interests, and aptitudes can exchange ideas, stay current, and mobilize to pursue common goals across the boundaries of ADHO’s individual Constituent Organizations.” During ADHO’s ...