RESOURCE: New and Improv(ing) Digitization Cost Calculator

Joyce Chapman (Duke University) and Genya O’Gara (Virtual Library of Virginia) contributed an update about the Digitization Cost Calculator developed by the Digital Library Federation Assessment Interest Group (DLF AIG) in the March/April Edition of D-Lib Magazine.  The purpose of the Calculator is to support institutions in estimating the costs of digitization projects before they ...

RESOURCE: Using Text Analysis to Discover Work in JSTOR

Jason B. Jones (Trinity College) wrote a ProfHacker post discussing the JSTOR Labs Text Analyzer, a new tool that allows researchers to locate relevant related articles from the JSTOR archive by uploading a source text of the user’s choice. JSTOR says that it compares the text to a list of 40,000 topics and a set ...

RESOURCE: Teaching Yourself to Code in DH

In “Teaching Yourself to Code in DH,” Scott Weingart (Carnegie Mellon University) has compiled an annotated list of “book-length introductions to analytic programming in DH.” Weingart invited participation via Twitter and a Google spreadsheet as part of a larger project collecting humanities research methodologies. He then culled the most relevant from these to form an ...

RESOURCE: Computation and the Humanities: Towards an Oral History of DH

In a recent news post, the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) draws attention to a new open access book by Julianne Nyhan and Andrew Flinn (both at University College London), Computation and the Humanities: Towards an Oral History of Digital Humanities. As EADH notes, “By taking an oral history approach, this book explores questions ...

RESOURCE: On a Collections as Data Imperative

The Library of Congress has published “On a Collections as Data Imperative” by Thomas Padilla (UC Santa Barbara). The article focuses on rethinking and reframing collections as data, which then opens up “potential of a collections as data imperative”: To see collections as data begins with reframing all digital objects as data. Data are defined ...

RESOURCE: Scholarly journal publishing in transition– from restricted to open access

Bo-Christer Björk (Hanken School of Economics) has self-archived his article, “Scholarly journal publishing in transition– from restricted to open access,” published in Electronic Markets, The International Journal on Networked Business. From the abstract: Electronic delivery has become the norm, but the same publishers as before are still dominating the market, selling content to subscribers. This ...

RESOURCE: No Scholar Is an Island: The Impact of Sharing in the Work Life of Scholars

The latest issue of Learned Publishing features an article by Carol Tenopir, Suzie Allard, Lisa Christian, Robert Anderson, Suzan Ali-Saleh (all University of Tennesee), Dave Nicholas, Anthony Watkinson(both CIBER Researdh Ltd.), and Hazel Woodward (Informatuion Power Ltd.) entitled “No scholar is an island: The impact of sharing in the work life of scholars.” From the ...

RESOURCE: Editorial: Introspection as Activism, or, Getting Our Houses in Order

Code4Lib Journal has published an editorial by Ruth Kitchin Tillman (University of Notre Dame), “Introspection as Activism, or, Getting Our Houses in Order,” in the latest issue. But I see in this last year and these last few weeks the material for a call which I intend to make here, a call for action by ...

RESOURCE: Librarians’ Perspectives on the Factors Influencing Research Data Management Programs

College & Research Libraries has made available a pre-print of Ixchel M. Faniel and Lynn Silipigni Connaway’s (both OCLC) article, “Librarians’ Perspectives on the Factors Influencing Research Data Management Programs.” Faniel and Connaway’s article details a qualitative research study they conducted, examining librarians’ experiences with research data management (RDM) and identifying factors that “facilitate or ...

RESOURCE: Announcing the new CC Search, now in Beta

Creative Commons has announced the beta release of the new CC Search, designed to make CC content more easily findable and usable. The beta uses the Rijksmuseum, Flickr, 500px, the New York Public Library, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art as its test sources. “The new CC Search harnesses the power of open repositories, allowing ...

RESOURCE: 6 Ways to Save Pages in the Wayback Machine

A new post on the Internet Archive blog details a variety of methods to ensure webpages are added to the Wayback Machine. “If You See Something, Save Something: 6 Ways to Save Pages in the Wayback Machine,” includes a one-click “Save Page Now” form on the wayback machine’s homepage, a new Chrome Extension and Wikipedia ...