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 ...

CFP: Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Metadata (ALCTS)

Laurie N. Taylor has shared a call for proposals on the topic of “Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Metadata” from the Metadata Interest Group of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), to be presented in a virtual preconference leading up to ALA Annual. The full CFP is reproduced below: How are metadata creators ...

JOB: Head of the Digital Library Program, UCLA

From the announcement: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research and Development, the Head of the Digital Library Program works with the Digital Library Architect and other senior departmental managers to establish the vision, set strategic goals and identify projects and priorities for the Digital Library Program. The Head of the Digital Library ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Coordinator, University of Houston

From the announcement: Reporting to Head of Digital Research Services, the coordinator will partner with colleagues and units within the Libraries to advance digital research services and activities, including: providing services to publish, archive, and make accessible research data and scholarship; marketing UH Libraries’ digital scholarship expertise; and collaborating with Libraries’ stakeholders to enhance programming ...

JOB: Digital Humanities Librarian, UC Santa Cruz

From the announcement: Reporting to the Director of the Digital Scholarship Commons, the Digital Humanities Librarian will be a self-directed, production-oriented individual who will work to increase and support the growing demand for digital humanities expertise on campus. Working with scholars in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts divisions, the Digital Humanities Librarian will collaborate ...

RESOURCE: Breaking Down the Desk, Librarians Engaging Researchers in the New Scholarly Landscape

Harriet Green (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) authored an article in Parameters responding to Jim Neal’s (Columbia University) future of libraries piece in the same publication. Neal asks thought provoking questions: Will the library in the eyes of the researcher mean innovation? Can the library advance new methods, new ideas, and new products and services? Can the library ...

RESOURCE: Data, Data Citation, and Bibliometrics

Christine Borgman (University of California, Los Angeles) recently deposited the slides from the presentation,”Data, Data Citation, and Bibliometrics” she gave recently at the Taiwan Data Curation and Citation Workshop/Academia Sinica and National Taiwan University. The presentation makes the case for data citation, its best practices, its benefits for scholarship, and recommendations. Borgman quotes CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on ...

JOB: Head, Learning Spaces & Services, NCSU Libraries

From the position announcement:  The Head, Learning Spaces & Services leads a service-oriented program that supports student success through teaching, provision of online learning and information management tools, expert assistance, and innovative learning spaces. S/He directs and coordinates the activities of the department, sets goals and objectives, manages and oversees the professional development of staff, and ...

JOB: Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship, Brown University

From the position announcement: We seek an enthusiastic, strategic, and well-organized leader to provide vision for the Center as well as direction and oversight for the Library’s digital scholarship services, spaces, and operations. As the direct supervisor of the Data Visualization Coordinator, Digital Humanities Librarians, the Social Sciences Data Librarian, and the Scientific Data Management ...