POST: Assembling the Whole: An Interview with Librarian|Artist Oliver Baez Bendorf

Jamie Mears (Library of Congress) has posted an interview with Oliver Baez Bendorf on LOC blog, The Signal. The post, entitled “Assembling the Whole: An Interview with Librarian|Artist Oliver Baez Bendorf,” focuses on the poster series Bendorf created for the Library of Congress, inspired by LOC’s Collections as Data summit this past fall. I was ...

POST: what do digitized first folios do for us?

Sarah Werner (@wynkenhimself) has written a post, “what do digitized first folios do for us?,” detailing her piece in The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare’s First Folio. Werner’s post and her piece in the Companion highlight why first folios are digitized, the complexities of the digitization process, and questions about access to the digitized material. We ...

POST: Map Games and Odyssey Jam

Stella Wisdom and Gary Green (both British Library) have written a post on the British Library Digital Scholarship blog reporting on the Map Games and Odyssey Jam programming they undertook as a part of the library’s recent Late at the Library: You are here! event. The post provides details on the wide variety of map-concerned tabletop and digital ...

POST: IEEE Big Data Conference 2016: Computational Archival Science

Meredith Claire Broadway (World Bank) has written a post for the Library of Congress blog, The Signal, reporting on the IEEE Conference on Big Data 2016, focusing specifically on Computational Archival Science (CAS). The assembly agreed that CAS differs enough from the traditional Library and Information Science and Archival tracks, in both the United States and ...

POST: FADGI’s 10th Anniversary: Adapting to Meet the Community’s Needs

Kate Murray (Library of Congress) has authored a guest post on the LoC blog The Signal, detailing changes to the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FAGDI) in its 10th year of operation. After describing some of the accomplishments FADGI has achieved in the past ten years (see a summary chart here), Murray introduces some of ...

POST: In defense of the MLS; or, confess your unpopular opinion

Roxanne Shirazi (City University of New York Graduate Center) authored a post entitled “In defense of the MLS; or, confess your unpopular opinion” in response to recent debate about the educational qualifications for the Executive Director of the American Library Association. Shirazi challenges readers to consider how  “to open the doors to our profession without ...

POST: The Profession Responds

John Overholt (Harvard University) collocated statements from professional organizations responding to the recent Trump administration policies in a post on Medium as an update to his earlier post about how the professional is political: There is no longer, if there ever was, any distinction between the values that librarians and archivists consider essential to their professional ...

POST: Library/IT Partnerships with Campus Museums & Archives” Executive Roundtable Report

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) released the report of the Fall 2016 Executive Roundtable: The discussion covered a wide range of topics related to the development of institution-wide strategies for describing, managing, curating, enhancing access, preserving, and disseminating surrogates or born-digital representations of objects housed in those institutions, and ways in which these collections can ...

POST: Feminist Data Visualization; Or, the Shape of History

Lauren Klein (Georgia Tech) has shared the text of a paper she presented at MLA 2017, “Feminist Data Visualization; Or, the Shape of History.” In it, Klein examines the work of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, a nineteenth century educator who designed visualizations to be used in educational settings. Peabody’s visual method replaces the hierarchical mode of ...

POST: Indigenous Literature and the Digital Humanities

David Gaertner (University of British Columbia) has written a post for the Novel Alliances blog that explores the relationship between the digital humanities and new media studies in relation to Indigenous literature. In “Indigenous Literature and the Digital Humanities,” Gaertner argues that “the threat of exploitation” accounts for the disjuncture between the two areas: Indigenous ...

POST: Uncovering Activism and Engaging Students: The Colored Conventions Project

John Rosinbum has written a post for AHA Today, the blog of the American Historical Association, discussing the ways he incorporates the Colored Conventions Project in his classroom teaching. “Uncovering Activism and Engaging Students,” which is part of a series on teaching with digital history, introduces the CCP and includes a sample assignment. Rosinbum explains: ...