RESOURCE: Hacking heritage: understanding the limits of online access

Tim Sherratt (University of Canberra) has submitted a pre-print of a chapter he authored, “Hacking heritage: understanding the limits of online access,” to Humanities Commons. The chapter will be published in The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites. From the abstract: As cultural heritage collections become available ...

RESOURCE: Shifting to Data Savvy: The Future of Data Science In Libraries

Matt Burton (University of Pittsburgh), Liz Lyon (University of Pittsburgh), Chris Erdmann (North Carolina State University), and Bonnie Tijerina (Data & Society) have shared a project report, “Shifting to Data Savvy: The Future of Data Science In Libraries,” via D-Scholarship, the institutional repository of the University of Pittsburgh. From the abstract: The Data Science in ...

CFP: Access, Control, and Dissemination in Digital Humanities

Richard Mann and Shane Hawkins (both Carleton University) have issued a call for chapter proposals for a volume they will edit for Routledge: Access, Control, and Dissemination in Digital Humanities. From the CFP: While DH is seen by some as especially interdisciplinary or more conducive to group work, linked data, and open research, including both ...

EVENT: Emory Digital Humanities Symposium: DH for the Study and Teaching of South Asia

The Emory Digital Humanities Symposium: DH for the Study and Teaching of South Asia will be held April 6-7, 2018, at Emory’s Woodruff Library in Atlanta, with presentations live-streamed. As per the symposium website, the event aims to cover “newly formed approaches to digital humanities (DH) in the field of South Asian Studies”: In the case ...

JOB: Librarian for Collections and Digital Scholarship (European Languages Division), Harvard College Library

From the announcement: Reporting to the Head of the European Languages Division (ELD), the Librarian for Collections and Digital Scholarship will initiate and lead the ELD’s digital projects.  As a member of a team of librarians emphasizing collections in the humanities and social sciences in Western European and Slavic languages, this position will play a key operational ...

JOB: Preservation and Digital Archivist, Villanova University

From the announcement: Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library seeks an entrepreneurial and technologically adept archivist to serve as the Preservation and Digital Archivist. Reporting to the Director of Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement, the Preservation and Digital Archivist will be responsible for constructing, developing, and coordinating a new digital records infrastructure as well as managing ...

Data Librarianship: A Path and an Ethic

Data Librarianship: A Path and an Ethic
Vicky Steeves is the Librarian for Research Data Management and Reproducibility at New York University – a dual appointment between NYU’s Division of Libraries and Center for Data Science. Vicky contributes to ReproZip, is a co-founder of LIS Scholarship Archive, and developed Women Working in Openness – an effort initiated by April Hathcock. Vicky holds a ...

POST: Congress Funds $5 Million Open Textbook Grant Program in 2018 Spending Bill

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has announced that the U.S. Congress has included funding for a $5 million open textbook grant program in its FY18 appropriations bill. The bill, signed into law on March 23, 2018, is Congress’s first funding for open textbooks: The $5 million will be awarded as competitive grants ...

POST: Some thoughts on preprints for NAS Journals Summit

Chris Bourg (MIT) has published a post on the value of preprints and their relationship with journal articles. The post, initially intended as Bourg’s discussion leader remarks for the National Academy of Sciences Journals Summit, details MIT’s perspective on preprints: …the current Open Access Task Force has as its charge to “lead an Institute-wide discussion ...

RESOURCE: Recording available for IRUS-USA Webinar

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) has made available recordings and slides from its March 23, 2018 webinar on institutional repositories and usage statistics. From the description: IRUS-USA (Institutional Repository Usage Statistics USA) is an experimental collaboration between Jisc and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at CLIR. Based on the successful IRUS-UK model and with the ...

OPPORTUNITY: Apply Now for ADHO’s Travel Bursaries for DH2018

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) is accepting applications for travel bursaries from students and young scholars for the 2018 Digital Humanities conference in Mexico City. [ADHO] makes bursary awards to 14 or more students and young scholars who have submissions accepted for presentation at the annual Digital Humanities international conference. These awards are ...