Why I Go To MLA

Patrick Williams (Syracuse University Libraries) shares his recent experience at some of the digital scholarship sessions at #MLA14, and ponders the impact of librarians attending a conference outside of the library discipline. In January, I joined thousands of faculty, researchers, graduate students, job-seekers, librarians, and others in the fields of language and literature in Chicago ...

MLA 2014: A Quick Reflection

MLA 2014: A Quick Reflection
In this post, Robin Davis (Emerging Technologies & Distance Services Librarian at John Jay College of Criminal Justice) reports on 2014 MLA Convention sessions of interest to librarians who work in the digital humanities. As the Chicago River thawed and refroze outside the Modern Language Association Convention (Jan. 9-12, 2014), the array of digitally-themed sessions warmed this ...

CFProposals: Personal Digital Archiving Conference

This year’s Personal Digital Archiving Conference, hosted by the Coalition for Networked Information, will take place April 10–11, 2014, in Indianapolis, Indiana (n.b. the conference date has been changed; it was originally announced to be held April 17-18). The organizers are accepting proposals for 20-minute paper presentations, lightning talks, and posters on the theme of ...

EVENT: SHARP 2013 Digital Projects and Tools Showcase

In July, the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) held its twenty-first annual conference in Philadelphia. In addition to the conference program, SHARP also held a digital showcase to share updates from various projects from the United States Canada and Europe. Below are examples of some of the projects: The Book ...

dh+lib Guide to ALA Annual 2013

To aid in navigating the behemoth that is the ALA Annual Conference, we’ve compiled a list of sessions that intersect in some way with the digital humanities. Thanks to all who responded to our call for suggestions. Have a session you’d like us to add? Shoot us an email or find us on twitter @dhandlib. ...

EVENT: Digital Preservation 2013

Registration is now open for Digital Preservation 2013, the annual meeting of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA). Taking place on July 23-25 in Alexandria, VA, the conference is free but seats are limited. The first two days feature a great lineup of speakers, including ...

EVENT: DH2013

The program for Digital Humanities 2013, the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, is live, with listings for tutorials, workshops, keynotes, short papers, long papers, and panels. Forthcoming are links to individual abstracts and poster listings. Held this summer, July 16-19, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the conference features keynote speakers David S. ...

PROJECT: Museums and the Web

The 17th annual Museums and the Web, an “annual conference featuring advanced research and exemplary applications of digital practice for cultural, natural and scientific heritage,” was held in Portland, Oregon, April 17-20, 2013. The winners of the MW2013 Best of the Web contest are posted, and feature an excellent selection of sites and applications that make use ...

POST: Women’s History, and … Metadata?!

Reflecting on the recent Women’s History in the Digital World conference, held March 22-23 at Bryn Mawr, Arden Kikland provides an overview of sessions attended and considers Laura Mandell‘s conference keynote, “Feminist Critique vs. Feminist Production in Digital Humanities.” Kirkland describes the reaction to Mandell’s discussion of the TEI’s coding for gender– 1 for male, 2 for ...

A Report on SXSW 2013

A Report on SXSW 2013
Interactive LED public art at Republic Square Park. In this post, dh+lib Editor Zach Coble (Gettysburg College) shares his experience as a librarian at South By Southwest. What were librarians doing at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive this year? In a nutshell, we were displaying the innovative ideas driving libraries today and busting outdated perceptions ...

POST: The CODATA Mission: Preserving Scientific Data for the Future

At Spellbound Blog, Jeanne Kramer-Smith has posted on a session from The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation conference, sponsored by UNESCO in cooperation with the University of British Columbia and held in September 2012 in Vancouver. Untangling the acronyms, Kramer-Smith identifies the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) ...