RECOMMENDED: DLF Fellow Reflections

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) has been publishing reports from its 2017 Fellows. This round-up covers posts by fellows reflecting on the DLF Forum and the Liberal Arts Colleges/HBCUs pre-conference, held in October 2017 in Pittsburgh. In a post published this week, Nicola Andrews (North Carolina State University) writes: However, as I prepared to travel ...

POST: What We Know and What They Know: Scholarly Communication, Usability, and Un-Usability

In a post for the ACRLog entitled, “What We Know and What They Know: Scholarly Communication, Usability, and Un-Usability,” Dylan Burns (Utah State University) considers the usability of library collections in relation to the growing use of SciHub, #Icanhazpdf, and #Twitterlibraryloan. He points out that students at his institution use SciHub because, as they have reported ...

POST: Memory Lab Network: An interview with Project Manager Lorena Ramirez-Lopez

Jaime Mears (LoC) has posted an interview with Lorena Ramírez-López (the Memory Lab Network) on The Signal, the Library of Congress’ digital stewardship blog. Ramírez-López, the Project Manager for the Memory Lab Network, has been hosting weekly FAQ sessions for potential partners interested in applying to the newly formed network. Funded by an Institute of ...

RESOURCE: The East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club

This week, Howard Rambsy II (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) published his last post on a semester of working with the East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club on his blog, Cultural Front. Rambsy, along with graduate student Rae’Jean Spears (SIUE), posted weekly reflections on the newly formed partnership between Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and an after-school digital humanities ...

CFParticipation: Declaration of Shared Values Open for Comment

The Digital Preservation Network (DPN), along with the Academic Preservation Trust, Chronopolis, CLOCKSS, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL), DuraSpace, Educopia/MetaArchive Cooperative, Stanford University – LOCKSS, and the Texas Digital Library have released a draft of the Digital Preservation Declaration of Shared Values for community comment. As an initial effort by these organizations, who “have ...

CFP: DH_BUDAPEST_2018

The Centre for Digital Humanities at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE.DH) has released a call for papers for DH_BUDAPEST_2018, to be held May 27-31, 2018, in Budapest, Hungary. The conference seeks to “survey the current state of research in digital humanities in the hope of exposing further aspects of the role played by the digital ...

JOB: Assistant Director for Digital Archives, The New School

From the announcement: The New School Libraries and Archives seeks an enthusiastic, committed assistant director for digital archives (ADDA) to plan, set policy, implement, and manage systems and workflows for accessioning, appraising, processing, preserving, and facilitating access to digital collections in the New School Archives and Special Collections (the Archives). In this permanent, full-time position ...

JOB: Digital Collections Librarian/Assistant or Associate Librarian, Miami University

From the announcement: The Miami University Libraries seeks an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, proactive and service oriented Digital Collections Librarian for the new Steward and Sustain department. The position requires a self-motivated, creative, client-centered librarian who is committed to providing excellent customer service and who remains knowledgeable of emerging trends in libraries, special collections, and information technology. ...

CFP: dh+lib Review Editors-at-Large for Spring 2018

We are looking for editors-at-large for Spring 2018. Sign up for a shift today! dh+lib Review posts appear on the dh+lib homepage, in a weekly email newsletter, and are shared in our Twitter feed. Items are selected from the streams of content produced and shared by the dh+lib community. We seek to cast a wide ...

POST: Collections as Data & Information Literacy

John Russell (Penn State University, and dh+lib contributing editor) and Allyssa Bruce (Kansas State University) explore the intersection of library collections and information literacy in a guest post for the Collections as Data project. In “Collections as Data & Information Literacy,” Russell and Bruce approach the Santa Barbara Statement on Collections as Data from the ...

POST: Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC), Phase II

The University of Virginia has announced the second phase of the Social Networks and Archival Context cooperative program, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in a post on the U.S. National Archives Blog. Known as SNAC, the program began in 2010 with funding from the NEH and aimed to “explore the feasibility of extracting ...