POST: Digital Humanities Training Opportunities and Challenges

Lee Skallerup Bessette (University of Mary Washington) authored a post on ProfHacker about training opportunities in the digital humanities. Citing the lack of low-cost, low barrier opportunities, Bessette shares the opportunities she compiled in 2015 and 2016 as well opportunities compiled in 2017 by Katherine D. Harris. Bessette touches on the debates around whether coding ...

POST: A Library of Congress Lab: More Use and More Users of Digital Collections

Abbey Potter (Library of Congress) authored a post summarizing Michelle Gallinger’s (Gallinger Consulting) and Daniel Chudnov’s (Chudnov Consulting) report, “Library of Congress Lab” ,  which discusses “how libraries and other research centers have developed services that use computational analysis, design, and engagement to enable new kinds of discovery and outreach.” Potter interviews the authors to gain additional insight ...

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 ...

POST: From piles of material to patchwork: How do we embed the production of usable collections data into library work?

In a post entitled “From piles of material to patchwork: How do we embed the production of usable collections data into library work?” Mia Ridge (British Library) has posted her notes for the recent panel at the Always Already Computational: Collections as Data workshop, held at UC Santa Barbara last week. Her position paper outlines ...

POST: In, Out, Across, With: Collaborative Education and Digital Humanities

Brandon Walsh (University of Virginia) has written a post detailing the job talk he gave at the Scholars’ Lab, where he was recently hired as Head of Graduate Programs. Entitled “In, Out, Across, With: Collaborative Education and Digital Humanities,” the talk explores “how best to champion the people involved in collaborative education in digital research.” ...

POST: New group purchasing pilot to lower cost of digital archival collections

Paola Marchionni (JISC) has written a post summarizing a recent collaboration between JISC and three publishers to lower the cost of access for digital primary source collections. Working with ProQuest, Adam Matthew Digital, and Brill, JISC designed a pilot project with the aim of developing a “more efficient, coordinated and transparent” approach to leveraging institutional purchasing ...

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 ...

JOB: Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian, University of North Carolina

From the announcement: The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian to support humanities research, teaching, and learning at Carolina. The Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian will join a collaborative and service-oriented Research and Instructional Services Department that supports teaching, ...

JOB: Digital Curator, Texas Women’s University

From the announcement: The Digital Curator provides highly responsible data curation and management of digital resources to include preservation and curation research and development activities and initiatives. Creates digital collections, enables discovery and retrieval, and promotes and preserves. The Digital Curator is responsible for the oversight and management of the Libraries content management system. Writes ...

JOB: Mellon Digital Humanities Fellow, Washington & Lee University Library

From the announcement: W&L University Library seeks to fill a two-year grant-funded position to facilitate digital humanities teaching and research that promotes the Library’s role as a center of campus-wide academic engagement. As a member of a small organization, this position requires teamwork, collaboration, and self-motivation. The library is deeply engaged in the university’s digital ...

JOB: Digital Collections Librarian, Texas State University

From the announcement: The Albert B. Alkek Library at Texas State University is seeking a Digital Collections Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Digital and Web Services, the Digital Collections Librarian will provide daily management and oversight of the university’s institutional repository, data repository and assistance with metadata on digital projects. The library at Texas ...