POST: What Can Data Visualization Learn from Feminism?

Paxtyn Merten (Northwestern University) has written an article in Storybench, a publication of the NU School of Journalism, discussing the work of Catherine D’Ignazio (Emerson College) on data literacy and feminism. In “What Can Data Visualization Learn from Feminism?,” Merten summarizes six points given by D’Ignazio to encourage “a feminist perspective on the design of ...

RECOMMENDED: Ideologies of Boring Things: The Internet and Infrastructures of Race

Emily Drabinski (Long Island University) has published “Ideologies of Boring Things: The Internet and Infrastructures of Race,” a review of Safiya Umoja Noble’s (University of Southern California) forthcoming Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism in the Los Angeles Review of Books. Drabinski’s review draws attention to the ways infrastructures can be visible or invisible ...

POST: What Next-Gen Digital Humanities Looks Like

Jennifer Howard (EdSurge) has written an article entitled “What Next-Gen Digital Humanities Looks Like,” detailing the recent NEH Office of Digital Humanities Project Directors’ Meeting in celebration of its ten years in existence. The program featured talks by ODH grant recipients, discussion of the broader history of humanities computing and contemporary DH, and a keynote ...

POST: University Futures, Library Futures: a multi-dimensional model of US higher education institutions

Rona Stein (OCLC) has published a post on the Hanging Together blog entitled “University Futures, Library Futures: a multi-dimensional model of US higher education institutions,” which reports on a collaborative project between OCLC and Ithaka S+R, supported by the Mellon Foundation. The project involved developing a model and a framework for use in “exploring emerging ...

POST: Building Collaboration between Wikipedia and West Virginia University Libraries

From the special edition of #DLFcontribute, Kelly Doyle (West Virginia University Libraries) and Ashleigh D. Coren (University of Maryland, College Park) discuss how they leveraged Wikimedia Foundation’s #1lib1ref (1 librarian, 1 reference) campaign “to highlight how librarians use Wikipedia to fill in public knowledge gaps about local and marginalized knowledge.” We wanted to challenge our participants’ preconceived ...

POST: Race, Print, and Digital Humanities: Pedagogical Approaches

AHA Today, the blog for the American Historical Association, has published a post by Amy E. Earhart and Maura Ives (both Texas A&M), “Race, Print, and Digital Humanities: Pedagogical Approaches.” The authors describe the teaching of a graduate and undergraduate course at Texas A&M that applied “the methods of book history—enumerative bibliography and scholarly editing—to the ...

POST: On creating tools with intentionality: a #BlackDigArchive recap

Becca Quon (DLF) has published a write-up of her experience attending the Digital Blackness in the Archive symposium for the Digital Library Federation’s website. Quon summarizes the purpose of the symposium, “which brought together DocNow community members to ‘address issues at the intersection of archival practice and the existence of Black people on the web and social media.'” Quon also ...

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 ...

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 ...