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 ...

RESOURCE: What Do Data Librarians Think of the MLIS? Professionals’ Perceptions of Knowledge Transfer, Trends and Challenges

The Idealis has featured a College & Research Libraries preprint by Camille V. L. Thomas (Texas Tech University) and Richard J. Urban (Cornell Museum of Glass), “What Do Data Librarians Think of the MLIS? Professionals’ Perceptions of Knowledge Transfer, Trends and Challenges.” The article examines the disparities between LIS programs that provide data services training and the skills ...

RESOURCE: Old Content and Modern Tools: Searching Named Entities in a Finnish OCRed Historical Newspaper Collection, 1771–1910

The new preview issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly features an article from Kimmo Kettunen (National Library of Finland), Eetu Mäkelä (Aalto University), Teemu Ruokolainen (National Library of Finland), Juha Kuokkala (University of Helsinki), and Laura Löfberg (Lancaster University), “Old Content and Modern Tools: Searching Named Entities in a Finnish OCRed Historical Newspaper Collection, 1771–1910.” From the abstract: Named Entity Recognition (NER), search, classification and tagging ...

RESOURCE: Library of Congress Labs

Earlier this week, the Library of Congress announced the launch of Labs (labs.loc.gov), a new online space “designed to empower exploration and discovery of digital collections.” As Meghan Ferriter writes in a post describing the initiative: Visitors will have the opportunity to try experimental applications; crowdsourcing programs will allow the public to add their knowledge ...

RESOURCE: From Disclaimer to Critique: Race and the Digital Image Archivist

The new preview issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly features an article from Kate Holterhoff (Georgia Institute of Technology), “From Disclaimer to Critique: Race and the Digital Image Archivist,” in which she argues that archivists and curators ought to shift away from their reliance on disclaimers for offensive objects in collections, and, instead, leverage metadata and annotations in order ...

RESOURCE: A Splendid Torch: Learning and Teaching in Today’s Academic Libraries

The Council on Library and Information Resources has released a new report, A Splendid Torch: Learning and Teaching in Today’s Academic Libraries, which features six essays by CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows that “explore the contributions that today’s academic libraries—as providers of resources, professional support, and space—are making to learning and teaching.” The individual essay titles and ...

RESOURCE: Social activism in the United States: Digital collection & primary sources

In the Internet Resources section of this month’s College & Research Libraries News, Jennifer Kaari (Mount Sinai West and St. Luke’s) provides an annotated list of digital collections of primary resources focused on social activism in the US. This article outlines some of the high-quality digital collections and primary source materials available online on the ...

RESOURCE: Feminist Research Practices and Digital Archives

In her recent article in Australian Feminist Studies, “Feminist Research Practices and Digital Archives,” Michelle Moravec (Rosemont College) examines the ethical considerations of putting archival materials online. After reviewing issues that arose in conjunction with the British Library’s digitisation of the feminist magazine Spare Rib in 2013, I offer three questions researchers should consider before consulting materials in ...

RESOURCE: Syllabus: Women and gender non-conforming people writing about tech

Sarah Myers West (University of Southern California) and Jillian C. York (Electronic Frontier Foundation) have created and invited contributions to a syllabus of “Women and gender non-conforming people writing about tech.” Their work was inspired by Siva Vaidhyanathan’s (University of Virginia) twitter thread and Gabriella Coleman’s (McGill University) letter in response to a recent Los Angeles Review of Books digital ...