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 ...

CFP: Europeana Research Grants Programme 2017

Europeana invites submissions for the Europeana Research Grants Programme of the academic year 2017-2018 to support digital humanities projects that use Europeana collections and data. Applications are open to early career scholars, doctoral students and postgraduates in the humanities, social sciences, or archival and information sciences fields. Projects are funded for one to six months. ...

JOB: Digital Archivist at Carnegie Mellon University

From the announcement: The Carnegie Mellon University Archives seeks a collaborative, creative, and service-oriented Digital Archivist to lead the development of a born-digital records program in support of the Archives’ wider collecting initiatives. This full-time, permanent position will work closely with existing Archives faculty and staff to create policies, procedures, and workflows for processing, preserving, ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian at Washington and Lee University

From the announcement: As a member of a library team emphasizing digital humanities, data, and collections in the liberal arts, the Digital Scholarship Librarian will have a role in advancing digital scholarship writ large at Washington and Lee. This is a position for an individual with wide-ranging interests in digital initiatives. Promoting the use and ...

JOB: Digital Curation Librarian at Wake Forest University

From the announcement: The Z. Smith Reynolds Library seeks a creative, forward-thinking librarian to support our expanding digital curation services and metadata strategy. This position is based in the Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication team, which provides services for digital scholarship, scholarly communication, and digital collections, including project management, data management, rights management, digitization, creation ...

POST: “Peer Review” is Younger Than You Think

Benjamin Schmidt (Northeastern University) has written a post examining the use of the term, “peer review,” noting that its relatively recent appearance in the scholarly record begs the question of what terminology could be used to describe “the new regime to come” as scholarship moves to digital forms. In “‘Peer review’ is younger than you ...

POST: Fragmentarium and the Burnt Anglo-Saxon Fragments

Andrew Dunning (British Library) has written a post for the Medieval Manuscripts blog discussing the launch of the international and inter-institutional project, Fragmentarium (“the Digital Research Laboratory for Medieval Manuscript Fragments”). Fragmentarium enables libraries, collectors, researchers and students to publish images of medieval manuscript fragments, allowing them to catalogue, describe, transcribe, assemble and re-use them. ...

POST: The East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club

Howard Rambsy II (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), writing on the Cultural Front blog, introduces a new project and accompanying series of posts on “The East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club,” an after school digital humanities program for high school students. The program is part of the larger Digital East St. Louis project based at SIUE, ...

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 ...

CFP: DH Pedagogy and Praxis Roundtable (DH2018)

The Praxis Network, a loosely affiliated group of institutions using digital humanities to “rethink the nature of student training, campus partnerships, and pedagogy,” has issued a call for proposals for a DH Pedagogy and Praxis Roundtable, to be held at Digital Humanities 2018 (June 26–29, Mexico City). Possible topics include: What is the state of ...