We’re Looking for dh+lib Review Editors-at-Large for Spring 2017

The dh+lib Review, a volunteer-driven service for highlighting and sharing the best of digital humanities and libraries, is looking for editors-at-large for Spring 2017. Sign up for a shift today! dh+lib Review posts appear on the dh+lib homepage, in a weekly newsletter sent to the ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group listserv, and in our Twitter ...

RECOMMENDED: Caring About Access

Tim Sherratt (University of Canberra) has posted the text of his portion of a panel discussion at Digital Directions 2016 in Canberra. Sherratt’s post begins with a reminder that: …we can’t take the meaning of words like ‘open’ or ‘access’ for granted. They are what we make of them. I’m a historian and hacker. I ...

POST: Submissions to DH2017 (pt. 1)

Scott B. Weingart (Carnegie Mellon University) has published the first DH2017 post in his ongoing series analyzing submission data for the annual international digital humanities conference. As in previous year, Weingart breaks down submission numbers along the lines of authorship data, language, topic, and discipline. Of particular note for dh+lib readers is Weingart’s paragraph on ...

POST: Three Questions with Yasmeen Shorish and Kevin Hegg

The Digital Library Federation has published a post on their blog, “Three Questions with Yasmeen Shorish and Kevin Hegg.” Shorish and Hegg’s answers to the questions of “What must change in our field?” and “What should endure?” are particularly relevant to information professionals working at the intersection of libraries and digital humanities. They call for ...

POST: Is Open Access Enough? Strategies for Healthier OA

In a post, for the ACRLog blog entitled “Is Open Access Enough? Strategies for Healthier OA,” Dylan Burns (Utah State University) analyzes difficulties in getting buy-in for submission to institutional repositories and using Open Access resources in his role as a digital scholarship librarian. Low faculty involvement in the Institutional Repository and suspicion of OA are ...

CFParticipation: Please: Help Build the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

The Internet Archive has posted asking for help building a “web archive documenting reactions to the 2016 Presidential Election”: You can submit websites and other online materials, and provide relevant descriptive information, via this simple submission form. We will archive and provide ongoing access to these materials as part of the Internet Archive Global Events ...

CFP: Global Digital Humanities Symposium at Michigan State University

Digital Humanities at Michigan State University has issued a CFP for their Global Digital Humanities Symposium, to be held March 16-17. Possible topics include: Critical cultural studies and analytics Cultural heritage in a range of contexts How identity categories, and their intersections, shape digital humanities work Global research dialogues and collaborations Indigeneity – anywhere in ...

RESOURCE: Growing Pains and Growing Pleasures in Digital History: Announcing the November Issue of Perspectives

A post at AHA Today announces the release of the latest issue of Perspectives, which takes on the topic “Doing History in the Digital Age.” …we’ve assembled a group of articles that do not issue the “go digital or else” imperatives that rightly ruffle many in our community—they explore possibilities and complications of the digital ...

PROJECT: Early African American Film: Reconstructing the History of Silent Race Films, 1909-1930

A story at the UCLA Daily Bruin details the development and release of Early African American Film: Reconstructing the History of Silent Race Films, 1909-1930. Seven digital humanities students found 759 entertainment industry professionals involved in early silent race films and compiled them into a centralized database for the first time. The students, as well ...

JOB: Ivy Plus Web Resources Collection Librarian, Columbia University Libraries

From the announcement: Columbia University Libraries is seeking an experienced information professional to build, maintain and promote a collaborative web resources collection program supporting the Ivy Plus partnership of academic research libraries. Since starting exploratory web archiving activity in 2008, Columbia has established a permanent web resources collection program and built rich thematic web archives ...

JOB: Program Assistant, Digital Public Library of America

From the announcement: The Digital Public Library of America seeks an energetic Program Assistant to help support activities across the organization. Duties include logistics, communication, and project support. This is an entry-level position that will serve an important role across the institution. At DPLA, we work as a team and all staff have the chance ...