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 ...

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 ...

POST: The Realities of Research Data Management

In a post on hangingtogether.org, Brian Lavoie (OCLC) announces the release of “A Tour of the Research Data Management (RDM) Service Space”, the first report in a series entitled “The Realities of Research Data Management” produced by OCLC Research. The series “explores the context and choices research universities face in building or acquiring RDM capacity,” ...

POST: Make it Work!: Starting a Makerspace in an Academic Library Phase 2

In a post at the ACRLog, Hannah Pope (Appalachian State University) follows up on the Makerspace opened in her library late last year (and covered in a previous post). In this second phase, Pope suggests a variety of ways for librarians to welcome and attract users into a space they may not quite know what ...

POST: Formulating Ambiguity in a Database

“Formulating Ambiguity in a Database” is one of two posts published on the nodegoat blog to help illuminate the process of data modeling in the humanities. Drawing on insights learned through their workshops, the post aims to cover more fundamental questions that get to the heard of humanist’s concerns regarding structured data: As soon as ...

POST: What happens to libraries and librarians when machines can read all the books?

In a post sharing the text of a talk given at the Harvard Library Leadership in a Digital Age program, Chris Bourg (MIT) asks, “What happens to libraries and librarians when machines can read all the books?” Bourg posits that machine learning could play a key role in the future development of digital libraries. She ...

POST: Collecting Digital Content at the Library of Congress

In a guest post on The Signal, the Library of Congress’ digital stewardship blog, Joe Puccio (LOC) describes the current status of digital collecting at LOC, as well as their future goals: The adopted strategy is based on a vision in which the Library’s universal collection will continue to be built by selectively acquiring materials ...

POST: Developing a Digital Preservation Infrastructure at Georgetown University Library

In a guest post on the Signal,  Joe Carrano (Georgetown University, National Digital Stewardship Residency program) describes his NDSR Project, “building digital preservation processes for digital preservation platforms” that allow the institutions to collocate materials, document workflows and deposit them in the digital preservation repository, Academic Preservation Trust. Carrano outlines the project goals and completed milestones closing with ...