CFP: Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference (#BUDSC17)

Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its fourth annual digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC17) from October 6-8, 2017. The theme of the conference is “Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Evolution of Digital Scholarship.” #BUDSC17 is committed to expanding the definition of digital scholarship to be more inclusive across diverse communities, ...

POST: Developing a Digital Preservation Infrastructure at Georgetown University Library

In a guest post on the Signal,  Joe Carrano (Georgetown University, National Digital Stewardship Residency program) describes his NDSR Project, “building digital preservation processes for digital preservation platforms” that allow the institutions to collocate materials, document workflows and deposit them in the digital preservation repository, Academic Preservation Trust. Carrano outlines the project goals and completed milestones closing with ...

POST: “Gothic DH” at Washington and Lee

Christian Howard (University of Virginia) authored a post that was cross posted on the Washington and Lee Digital Humanities blog and the Scholar’s Lab Blog at the University of Virginia in which he describes a collaboration with Taylor Walle (Washington and Lee University) in the English 232 class, “Frantic and Sickly, Idle and Extravagant: The Gothic ...

POST: Digital Humanities Training Opportunities and Challenges

Lee Skallerup Bessette (University of Mary Washington) authored a post on ProfHacker about training opportunities in the digital humanities. Citing the lack of low-cost, low barrier opportunities, Bessette shares the opportunities she compiled in 2015 and 2016 as well opportunities compiled in 2017 by Katherine D. Harris. Bessette touches on the debates around whether coding ...

POST: A Library of Congress Lab: More Use and More Users of Digital Collections

Abbey Potter (Library of Congress) authored a post summarizing Michelle Gallinger’s (Gallinger Consulting) and Daniel Chudnov’s (Chudnov Consulting) report, “Library of Congress Lab” ,  which discusses “how libraries and other research centers have developed services that use computational analysis, design, and engagement to enable new kinds of discovery and outreach.” Potter interviews the authors to gain additional insight ...

RESOURCE: New and Improv(ing) Digitization Cost Calculator

Joyce Chapman (Duke University) and Genya O’Gara (Virtual Library of Virginia) contributed an update about the Digitization Cost Calculator developed by the Digital Library Federation Assessment Interest Group (DLF AIG) in the March/April Edition of D-Lib Magazine.  The purpose of the Calculator is to support institutions in estimating the costs of digitization projects before they ...

POST: From piles of material to patchwork: How do we embed the production of usable collections data into library work?

In a post entitled “From piles of material to patchwork: How do we embed the production of usable collections data into library work?” Mia Ridge (British Library) has posted her notes for the recent panel at the Always Already Computational: Collections as Data workshop, held at UC Santa Barbara last week. Her position paper outlines ...

POST: In, Out, Across, With: Collaborative Education and Digital Humanities

Brandon Walsh (University of Virginia) has written a post detailing the job talk he gave at the Scholars’ Lab, where he was recently hired as Head of Graduate Programs. Entitled “In, Out, Across, With: Collaborative Education and Digital Humanities,” the talk explores “how best to champion the people involved in collaborative education in digital research.” ...

POST: New group purchasing pilot to lower cost of digital archival collections

Paola Marchionni (JISC) has written a post summarizing a recent collaboration between JISC and three publishers to lower the cost of access for digital primary source collections. Working with ProQuest, Adam Matthew Digital, and Brill, JISC designed a pilot project with the aim of developing a “more efficient, coordinated and transparent” approach to leveraging institutional purchasing ...

RESOURCE: Using Text Analysis to Discover Work in JSTOR

Jason B. Jones (Trinity College) wrote a ProfHacker post discussing the JSTOR Labs Text Analyzer, a new tool that allows researchers to locate relevant related articles from the JSTOR archive by uploading a source text of the user’s choice. JSTOR says that it compares the text to a list of 40,000 topics and a set ...

JOB: Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian, University of North Carolina

From the announcement: The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian to support humanities research, teaching, and learning at Carolina. The Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian will join a collaborative and service-oriented Research and Instructional Services Department that supports teaching, ...