POST: Digital Humanities and Digital Preservation

Leslie Johnston (Library of Congress) has written a post reflecting on digital preservation of digital humanities projects that serves as a nice overview of some of the issues involved, and calls for greater consideration of sustainability issues. While one would like to focus on pure scholarship — discovering new sources, intuiting new interpretations, writing and ...

CFP: Archive Journal: “Publishing the Archive”

Archive Journal, an open access and peer-reviewed online journal, has issued a call for projects and essay proposals for its fourth issue under the theme, “Publishing the Archive.” This issue is guest edited by Anvil Academic, “a scholarly publisher of born-digital and born-again-digital research in the humanities.” We invite proposals that investigate the possibilities and ...

RECOMMENDED: The Digital Humanities Contribution to Topic Modeling

Elijah Meeks and Scott Weingart are guest editors for the latest edition of Journal of Digital Humanities, which is devoted entirely to topic modeling (Vol. 2, No. 1 Winter 2012). Topic modeling is a method of textual analysis that has gained popularity in the humanities in the last few years. It uses computer algorithms to ...

We’re Looking for dh+lib review Editors-at-Large for Summer

The dh+lib review, a volunteer-driven service for highlighting and sharing the best of digital humanities and libraries, is looking for editors-at-large for the summer. We had a strong response for the spring semester and have featured a lot of great content, and we are looking to carry the momentum into the summer. Sign up for ...

Digital Humanities is a Team Sport: Thoughts on #DHTNG

In this post, Caro Pinto, Critical Social Inquiry Librarian at Hampshire College, reflects on the March 2013 DH: The Next Generation meeting and the role of teamwork and relationships in DH projects. If digital humanities is a collaborative venture, a team sport, then community building and networking opportunities are essential. In New England, there is ...

JOB: BitCurator Community Lead at MITH

From the position description: The Community Lead will be responsible for representing the BitCurator project in public contexts; conducting site visits to work with the partner institutions represented on our Professional Experts Panel and Development Advisory Group; promoting BitCurator through social media, online community-building, and at conferences; gathering and analyzing user feedback in conjunction with ...

RESOURCE: NYPL Releases API

The New York Public Library was busy last week. In addition to announcing support for the DPLA, NYPL also released its Digital Collections API (Application Programming Interface), which allows users to submit large (and small) queries against the metadata for NYPL’s online collections. The API exposes the metadata, distributed under a CC0 license, for over ...

RESOURCE: Copyright Catalogs in the Internet Archive

The U.S. Copyright Office has added to the Interent Archive seven volumes of Catalogs of Copyright Entries (CCE), which were published by the Copyright Office from July 1891 through December 1977. The CCE volumes contain data on copyright registration, and are a useful tool for tracking down copyright owners. Although the current collection is simply ...

POST: Electronic Literature as Cultural Heritage (Confessions of an Incunk)

Matt Kirschenbaum (Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities) shares the text from his talk at the Library of Congress’s Electronic Literature Showcase. In the talk, Kirschenbaum self-identifies as an Incunk, or “one who has assumed archival and curatorial stewardship over… electronic literature collections.” He discusses the issues at stake when “electronic literature passes from ...

RESOURCE: US Faculty Survey 2012

Where do you start your research? How important is digital research and methodologies to your current research? How do you prefer to share your research? These are some of the questions asked of U.S. faculty in Ithaka S+R’s Faculty Survey 2012. Published every three years since 2000, the survey aims to “provide colleges and universities, ...

RECOMMENDED: A Matter of Scale

Matthew L. Jockers and Julia Flanders have published the script and slides from their keynote address, “A Matter of Scale,” at the recent Boston-Area Days of DH 2013. Jockers describes how he and Flanders, tasked with staging “a debate on the matter of “scale” in digital humanities research” for their keynote, quickly found themselves on the ...