POST: New Technologies Challenging Author and Reader Roles

In a guest post on the British Library Digital Scholarship blog, Carol Butler (University of London) outlines her research on reader-author interactions in social networking and other digital interfaces. Butler is interested in drawing attention to the ways digital tools uncover some of the networking and reader response channels that were hidden and constrained by ...

POST: Hosting the Digital Ramamala Library at Penn, or, Thinking About Open Licenses for Non-Western Digitized Manuscripts

Dot Porter (University of Pennsylvania) has posted on her blog the text of a talk she gave at the Global Digital Humanities Symposium, “Hosting the Digital Rāmamālā Library at Penn, or, thinking about open licenses for non-Western digitized manuscripts.” Porter’s post traces the history of the cataloging and digitization of the Ramamala Library, “one of ...

POST: The History of Looking at Data Visualizations

In a post on his blog Sapping Attention entitled “The history of looking at data visualizations,” Ben Schmidt (Northeastern University) digs into the lessons, the reading conditions, and the design concerns that come out of an investigation of the history of data visualization. One of the most important strands that emerged was about the cultural ...

RESOURCE: Data Privacy Project Learning Modules

The Data Privacy Project has launched X Learning Modules on the building blocks of privacy protection and digital security. The three modules, Mapping Data Flows, Risk Assessment, and Historical Overview offer background and details on threats and protections. Additionally, the Curriculum section, provides teaching materials, strategies, and hands on guides for librarians interested in exploring ...

RESOURCE: Perseids: Experimenting with Infrastructure for Creating and Sharing Research Data in the Digital Humanities

The latest issue of Data Science Journal includes an article from Bridget Almas (Tufts University), “Perseids: Experimenting with Infrastructure for Creating and Sharing Research Data in the Digital Humanities.” From the abstract: The Perseids project provides a platform for creating, publishing, and sharing research data, in the form of textual transcriptions, annotations and analyses. An ...

CFP: Current Research in Digital History 2018

Current Research in Digital History 2018 will be held March 17, 2018 at George Mason University, in Arlington, VA. From the call for proposals: The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media invites submissions for the first annual Current Research in Digital History conference. Submissions should offer historical arguments and interpretations rather than showcase ...

CFP: 2017 LITA Forum

The 2017 Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association will be held in Denver, Colorado from November 9-12, 2017. From their call for proposals: The Forum Committee welcomes proposals for full-day preconferences, concurrent sessions, workshops, or poster sessions related to all types of libraries: public, school, academic, government, special, and corporate. Collaborative, hands-on, and ...

OPPORTUNITY: 2017-18 Communications Fellowships at ADHO

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) has announced a call for applicants for their 2017-18 Communications Fellowships. Two positions are available, and fellows will: … write news releases, blog posts, and announcements about ADHO, its constituent organizations, and the broader digital humanities community; monitor and update ADHO’s social media presence; maintain its website; help ...

RESOURCE: “What Constitutes Peer Review of Data: A Survey of Published Peer Review Guidelines”

Todd A. Carpenter (National Information Standards Organization) uploaded “What Constitutes Peer Review of Data: A Survey of Published Peer Review Guidelines” to the Cornell University Repository to download. The paper reviews the policies around publication of data sets and how to understand peer review and data sets. Carpenter writes: The process of peer review of articles ...

POST: DIAGRAM Center Provides Guidance on Accessible Images

George Williams (University of South Carolina, Upstate) authored a post on ProfHacker about a resource he recently learned about during his institution’s project “to get all of our digital pedagogical resources to adhere to federal regulations regarding accessibility,” called the DIAGRAM Center (Digital Image and Graphic Resources for Accessible Materials). Williams highlights some of the most ...

POST: MITH Graphs

Ed Summers (University of Maryland) has published a post on his blog about his collaborations with Matt Kirschenbaum’s Critical Topics in Digital Studies course. The goal of the collaboration between Summers and Kirschenbaum is to “provide a gentle introduction to the use of network analysis, aka graphs, in the digital humanities, while providing the students with some hands ...