POST: The Practice of Play

Tim Sherratt (University of Canberra) has posted the text of a recent keynote presentation, “The Practice of Play.” In it, Sherratt reflects on several of his playful “hacks”—projects like Headline Roulette, Closed Access, and Historic Hansard—and situates them within the larger context of digital humanities research, both within and outside of the academy. He also ...

POST: Operationalizing “Non-Consumptive” Fair Use to Revolutionize Humanities Research

Brandon Butler (University of Virginia Library) has written a post for the Perspectives from HathiTrust blog to discuss a new policy on non-consumptive use from the HathiTrust Research Center. In “Operationalizing ‘Non-Consumptive’ Fair Use to Revolutionize Humanities Research,” Butler explains the key elements of fair use law that form the basis of the policy, noting ...

RESOURCE: Teaching Yourself to Code in DH

In “Teaching Yourself to Code in DH,” Scott Weingart (Carnegie Mellon University) has compiled an annotated list of “book-length introductions to analytic programming in DH.” Weingart invited participation via Twitter and a Google spreadsheet as part of a larger project collecting humanities research methodologies. He then culled the most relevant from these to form an ...

RESOURCE: Computation and the Humanities: Towards an Oral History of DH

In a recent news post, the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) draws attention to a new open access book by Julianne Nyhan and Andrew Flinn (both at University College London), Computation and the Humanities: Towards an Oral History of Digital Humanities. As EADH notes, “By taking an oral history approach, this book explores questions ...

ANNOUNCEMENT: Digital Humanities Awards 2016

The Nominations Committee for the Digital Humanities Awards has announced the results for 2016. Over 1700 ballots were submitted this year, for categories such as “Best Use of DH for Fun” and “Best DH Tool or Suite of Tools.” Among the winners were: The Programming Historian (Best DH Blog Post or Series of Posts) ToposText ...

JOB: Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Kentucky

From the announcement: Reporting to the Director of Digital Scholarship, the Digital Humanities Librarian will explore and promote new models for digital publishing, participate in research data management initiatives, and serve as a resource person for scholarly communication issues. Responsibilities will include working collaboratively with colleagues throughout UK Libraries and the campus to advance the ...

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 ...

POST: Assembling the Whole: An Interview with Librarian|Artist Oliver Baez Bendorf

Jamie Mears (Library of Congress) has posted an interview with Oliver Baez Bendorf on LOC blog, The Signal. The post, entitled “Assembling the Whole: An Interview with Librarian|Artist Oliver Baez Bendorf,” focuses on the poster series Bendorf created for the Library of Congress, inspired by LOC’s Collections as Data summit this past fall. I was ...

POST: what do digitized first folios do for us?

Sarah Werner (@wynkenhimself) has written a post, “what do digitized first folios do for us?,” detailing her piece in The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare’s First Folio. Werner’s post and her piece in the Companion highlight why first folios are digitized, the complexities of the digitization process, and questions about access to the digitized material. We ...

RESOURCE: On a Collections as Data Imperative

The Library of Congress has published “On a Collections as Data Imperative” by Thomas Padilla (UC Santa Barbara). The article focuses on rethinking and reframing collections as data, which then opens up “potential of a collections as data imperative”: To see collections as data begins with reframing all digital objects as data. Data are defined ...

RESOURCE: Scholarly journal publishing in transition– from restricted to open access

Bo-Christer Björk (Hanken School of Economics) has self-archived his article, “Scholarly journal publishing in transition– from restricted to open access,” published in Electronic Markets, The International Journal on Networked Business. From the abstract: Electronic delivery has become the norm, but the same publishers as before are still dominating the market, selling content to subscribers. This ...