RECOMMENDED: Shining Light On Tragedy: Collecting 14,000,000 Tweets Following the 1 October Mass Shooting

A post on the University of Nevada Las Vegas Libraries’ Blog announced the release of a collection of 14,000,000 tweets relating to the mass shooting that occurred at the 2017 Route 91 music festival. The post details the work of Thomas Padilla, Miranda Barrie, and other UNLV Libraries staff and describes some of the complexity ...

POST: Building Digital Content Management Capacity with Library Carpentry

In a post at The Signal, Jesse A. Johnston (Library of Congress) reported on a Library Carpentry event held at the Library of Congress as a follow up to their 2017 Software Carpentry workshop. The range of experiences, collections responsibilities, and technical know-how made for a lively learning environment, which was perfect for The Carpentries learner-focused ...

RESOURCE: Using Static Site Generators for Scholarly Publications & Open Educational Resources

The latest issue of Cod4Lib Journal includes an article by Chris Diaz (Northwestern University), entitled “Using Static Site Generators for Scholarly Publications and Open Educational Resources.” In it, Diaz considers the role static site generators may afford can play in libraries’ open publishing activities. Static sites are cheap to host and require very few computing ...

JOB: Digital Project Coordinator, Library of Congress

From the announcement: The incumbent assists with the integration of digital and traditional library services through work on assigned projects involving digital reformatting and/or collecting original digital material.  Individually and in collaboration with IT and digital media experts, incumbent assists with program components that include design, implementation, and evaluation of projects, creation of digital images ...

JOB: Systems and Metadata Librarian, University of Arizona

From the announcement: The Systems and Metadata Librarian/Specialist will play an oversight and leadership role with our library services platform (Alma). They will also be responsible for managing and continually improving the Libraries’ knowledgebase of metadata within that environment and applying their expertise in diagnosing, troubleshooting, and solving LSP-related issues (e.g., remediation, interoperability, metadata standards, ...

JOB: Web Services Librarian, Columbia University

From the announcement: As part of the Web Services team within the Digital Library and Scholarly Technologies (DLST) group, the incumbent will work collaboratively with the Libraries’ Communications team, with Research & Learning and Special Collections staff, as well as with other CUL and University stakeholders. The incumbent will support our existing web platforms, plan ...

POST: The Uncanny Valley and the Ghost in the Machine: a discussion of analogies for thinking about digitized medieval manuscripts

Dot Porter (University of Pennsylvania) has published the text of talk she presented at the University of Kansas Digital Humanities Seminar in September. “The Uncanny Valley and the Ghost in the Machine: a discussion of analogies for thinking about digitized medieval manuscripts” presents a series of ruminations on digitized books: they’re not the original, but what ...

POST: Creating metadata for equity, diversity, and inclusion

Karen Smith-Yoshimura (OCLC) has authored a post on Hanging Together, OCLC Research’s blog. Smith-Yoshimura’s post, “Creating metadata for equity, diversity, and inclusion,” focuses on a recent discussion of OCLC’s focus group of metadata managers on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). The focus group delved into some findings from OCLC Research’s report on the 2017 Research Library ...

OPPORTUNITY: Archives Unleashed Datathon #Washington

Archives Unleashed have released a call for applications to participate in Archives Unleashed Datathon #Washington, to be held March 21-22 at George Washington University. The project team invites archivists, researchers (from the humanities, social sciences, and beyond), librarians, computer scientists, and web archiving enthusiasts to join us over the course of two days to collaboratively work ...

OPPORTUNITY: Code4Lib 2019 Diversity Scholarships

Code4Lib has released applications for diversity scholarships to attend the 2019 Code4Lib conference in San Jose: As part of Code4Lib’s ongoing commitment to reducing economic barriers that prevent participation for underrepresented groups, and to achieving a balanced representation of the human experience, we are pleased to announce that we are now seeking applicants for our 2019 Diversity ...

OPPORTUNITY: 2019 DLF + DHSI Tuition Grants

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) has opened applications for tuition grants for 2019 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria. DLF-DHSI grants may be used to cover tuition for a range of courses offered at either week of DHSI. Applications are due November 23, 2018.