RESOURCE: RDA Research Data Collections WG Recommendations

The RDA Research Data Collections Working Group has published and seeks comment on “Recommendations on Research Data Collections.” From the abstract: Recent efforts of the Research Data Alliance have established a conceptual model for the management of research data that promotes the use of digital objects, transcending the traditional notion of files and decoupling questions ...

RESOURCE: Digital History & Argument White Paper

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media published a white paper produced from the Arguing with Digital History Workshop earlier this fall. The paper was written collaboratively by workshop participants and edited by Stephen Robertson Lincoln Mullen (both at George Mason University). From the introduction: This white paper aims to help bridge the ...

RESOURCE: Dissertation to Book? A Snapshot of Dissertations Published As Books in 2014 and 2015, Available in Open Access Institutional Repositories

The Idealis has just featured “Dissertation to Book? A Snapshot of Dissertations Published As Books in 2014 and 2015, Available in Open Access Institutional Repositories” by Anna Marie Johnson, Tyler Goldberg, and Robert Detmering (all University of Louisville), published in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. The authors found that: Only a small percentage ...

RESOURCE: Colonial and Postcolonial Digital Humanities Roundtable

Roopika Risam (Salem State University) has shared the text of her portion of a Colonial and Postcolonial Digital Humanities Roundtable at the College of William and Mary’s Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities Conference (#RMDHatWM). Risam’s contribution discusses attempts to “redress the inequalities in the digital cultural record,” advocating for a multifaceted approach that includes ...

RESOURCE: IMLS Looks Back at Three Years of IMLS Funding for National Digital Platform

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has released two reports on the work of the National Digital Platform (NDP) funding project: The NDP concept encompasses the software applications, social and technical infrastructures, and staff expertise that helps libraries, archives, and museums provide digital content, collections, and services for their users. It represents a ...

RESOURCE: What’s Under the Big Tent? A Study of ADHO Conference Abstracts

Scott B. Weingart (Carnegie Mellon) and Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara (University of Colorado Boulder, and dh+lib Review editor) have published an article examining abstracts from the annual Digital Humanities conference in the open access journal, Digital Studies/Le champ numérique. Abstract: This study identifies how the flagship Digital Humanities conference has evolved since 2004 and continues to evolve ...

RESOURCE: We Mapped It So You Don’t Have To: Comparing Online Data Mapping Platforms

Emily McGinn and Meagan Duever (both at University of Georgia) have published an article reviewing online data mapping platforms in the latest issue of College & Research Libraries News. We looked at the types of data each program can input, the features to display the data, and any analytics that can be performed. These are ...

RESOURCE: Strategic open data preservation

College & Research Library News has released an article, “Strategic open data preservation: Roles and opportunities for broader engagement by librarians and the public,” by Laurie Allen (University of Pennsylvania), Claire Stewart (University of Minnesota), and Stephanie Wright (Mozilla Foundation). The June 2017 ACRL/SPARC Forum at the ALA Annual Conference focused on recent efforts to build cooperative ...

RESOURCE: Imagining the DH Undergraduate: Special Issue in Undergraduate Education in DH

Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ) has released a preview version of a special issue, “Imagining the DH Undergraduate: Special Issue in Undergraduate Education in DH,” edited by Emily Christina Murphy and Shannon R. Smith (both Queen’s University). Articles in this issue are listed below, and include contributions from two members of the dh+lib editorial team: Introduction ...

RESOURCE: Digitization Collaborative Provides Open Access to Over 100 Years of American Medical History through the Internet Archive

The Medical Heritage Library has made 3,907 state medical society journals freely available through the Internet Archive. From the announcement: The journals – collectively held and digitized by Medical Heritage Library members The College of Physicians of Philadelphia; the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine; the Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health ...

RESOURCE: Altmetrics and Archives

The Idealis points to an article by Elizabeth Joan Kelly (Loyola University, New Orleans), “Altmetrics and Archives,” published in Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies. From the abstract: Altmetrics are an alternative to traditional measurement of the impact of published resources. While altmetrics are primarily used by researchers and institutions to measure the impact of scholarly ...