POST: On Changing the Rules of Digital Humanities from the Inside

Melissa Terras (University College London) reflects on the recent conversations around both the inclusivity of digital humanities and issues of gender, race, class, and disability as they relate to DH work. In the post, she describes her experience working with the TEI guidelines for gender, an issue that also came up at the Women’s History in ...

Digital Humanities & Libraries: More of THAT!

Digital Humanities & Libraries: More of THAT!
In this report on the Digital Humanities & Libraries THATCamp, held in conjunction with the 2012 Digital Library Federation Forum meeting in Denver, Michelle Dalmau, Acting Head of Digital Collections Services at the Indiana University Libraries, draws out and discusses six broad themes that emerged from the sessions. As an organizer and attendee, Dalmau also invites ...

POST: Cultivating Partnerships in the Digital Humanities

In a column in the Chronicle of Higher Education, William Pannpacker argues for the shared value of DH collaborations between teaching-focused liberal arts institutions and research-focused universities. Emblematic of these “multi-institutional partnerships” is the Praxis Network, “developed as a partnership to share information about efforts to reboot graduate education and prepare Ph.D.’s for a range ...

JOB: Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services, Rice University

From the posting: The Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) is part of Fondren Library’s executive team, responsible for the oversight and management of scholarly communications, the institutional repository, the Digital Media Commons, the Kelley Center for Government Information & Microforms, and the GIS/Data Center. The Executive Director of DSS will work with faculty ...

POST: Weekend Reading: The DH Summer Edition

Over on the ProfHacker blog, Adeline Koh, Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Richard Stockton College, lines up weekend readings that “focus on some interesting developments in race, ethnicity and literary studies within the digital humanities, social media, and some literary inspiration for beginning your new summer project.” Links include a summary of last week’s #DHPoco ...

PROJECT: Current Happenings in Digital Humanities

What’s new in Digital Humanities? Matthew Kirschenbaum tasked his undergraduate English class (ENGL668K) at the University of Maryland with a critical curation assignment “to provide primary and secondary documentation answering the question, ‘What has happened in digital humanities that hadn’t yet happened on January 22, 2013 (the day before we started our class)?'” The resulting website brings ...

EVENT: Copyright Camp, University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Library will be hosting a Copyright Camp 2013, on the afternoon of June 20, with a theme of Copyright and Data. Registration is free. From the announcement: We’ll kick off with a keynote from Michael Carroll, Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at ...

CFP: DíaHD (Día de Humanidades Digitales)

Call for participation for Día de Humanidades Digitales, taking place on June 10. Like Day of DH, DíaHD seeks to document what digital humanists do in the course of a day, with the additional aim of identifying and publicizing the work of digital humanists “from Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries or researchers from other parts ...

OPPORTUNITY: Editorial Recruitment, Open Library of the Humanities

The Open Library of the Humanities is seeking editors for its disciplinary fields. As described by its cofounder Martin Eve in a piece in the Guardian’s Higher Education Network blog in March, the Open Library of the Humanities seeks “to offer a low-APC (academic publishing costs) or APC-free solution for rigorously reviewed, digitally preserved work across ...

CFParticipation: Help With Technology Challenges at NYPL

The New York Public Library is reimagining the “public” in its name and is calling on you to “help build new tools and services that have the potential to impact libraries everywhere”. The contest is open to all, so assemble your team of librarians and hackers, and create a project in one of the following ...

RESOURCE: Digital Preservation Tool Grid

Preserving (Digital) Objects With Restricted Resources (POWRR) has created a useful grid that tracks 24 different features of over 45 digital preservation tools, ranging from the very basic (e.g. Dropbox) to powerful, full-service platforms (e.g. Portico). The information was culled from tool websites, contacting the tool developers directly, discussion boards, and some direct tool testing, ...