RECOMMENDED: Archiving DH, Parts 1 and 2

The University of Virginia’s Scholars’ Lab has recently published a series of posts on the issues involved in archiving digital humanities on their blog. “Archiving DH Part 1: The Problem,” by Ammon Shepard (Scholars’ Lab) focuses on laying out the issue of maintaining digital humanities projects over time. Shepard bemoans the current state of planning ...

RESOURCE: Preserve This Podcast

The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) has launched Preserve This Podcast, a podcast about preserving podcasts, as well as a series of workshops designed to aid podcasters, producers, and archivists in learning to archive podcasts. In addition to the workshops and podcast episodes produced by Molly Schwartz (METRO), Mary Kidd (New York Public Library), ...

RESOURCE: Ten myths around open scholarly publishing

Jonathan P. Tennant (IGDORE), Harry Crane (Rutgers University), Tom Crick (Swansea University), Jacinto Davila (Universidad de Los Andes), Asura Enkhbayar (Simon Fraser University), Johanna Havemann (IGDORE), Bianca Kramer (Utrecht University), Ryan Martin (North Carolina State University), Paola Masuzzo (IGDORE), Andy Nobes (International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications), Curt Rice (), Bárbara R. López (Asesora Producción Científica), Tony Ross-Hellauer (Graz University), Susanne Sattler (Imperial College London), Paul Thacker (independent journalist), and Marc Vanholsbeeck (Université Libre de Bruxelles) have made their paper, “Ten ...

CFP: Libraries As Research Partner in Digital Humanities

Organizers of a DH2019 pre-conference, “Libraries as a Research Partner in Digital Humanities,” have released a call for abstracts. The full-day pre-conference, which will be held in The Hague at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB, the National Library of the Netherlands) on July 8, will be comprised of workshops, and short papers, lightning talks, and panel ...

JOB: Data Librarian and Instructor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

From the announcement: UNLV University Libraries seeks nominations and applications for an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented tenure-track faculty member to serve as the Data Librarian & Instructor (DLI). Based in the Research & Education Division and reporting to the Head of Knowledge Production, the DLI will develop and extend the Library’s role in providing services ...

JOB: Digital Technologies Development Librarian, North Carolina State University

From the announcement: The Digital Technologies Development Librarian works as an active participant in a team that advances library services through applied research and application development and manages the entire life cycle of projects, from requirements gathering to deployment. They provide technical leadership and hands-on programming expertise for a portfolio of library projects. In close ...

RECOMMENDED: Research data: To keep or not to keep?

A recent study, “Research data: To keep or not to keep?”, by Neil Beagrie (Charles Beagrie Ltd) aims to assist researchers in determining whether or not data collected should be retained. According to the study, reproducibility and research integrity and the potential for reuse of data for research are the primary factors in determining to keep ...

CFP: Materia on the Move: Trade & Colonisation of Collections – Digital Studies in Provenance

Submissions are currently being accepted to participate in the workshop, “Materia on the Move: Trade & Colonisation of Collections – Digital Studies in Provenance,” which will take place in conjunction with the 2019 Digital Humanities Conference, to be held July 9-12 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. From the call: This workshop aims to bring together researchers ...

JOB: Humanities Data Curator, University of California, Santa Barbara

From the announcement: Reporting to the Director of the Data Curation Program, the Humanities Data Curator is responsible for the planning and implementation of scholarly initiatives in support of data-intensive research and digital scholarship in the humanities on campus with the goal of ensuring the high functionality, discoverability, and preservability of digital research data throughout ...

JOB: Digital Archivist & Special Collections Librarian, Rhode Island College

From the announcement: The individual will provide vision and leadership in directing and managing the College’s Special Collections and Digital Initiatives unit to provide Rhode Island College members and the community access to locally produced content and the College’s unique collections. Processes primary source materials including rare books, manuscripts, college archives, and photographs that require ...

JOB: Data Literacy Librarian, DePaul University

From the announcement: Reporting to the Coordinator of Reference, Instruction, and Academic Engagement, the Data Literacy Librarian will play a key role in developing programmatic support of numerical and geospatial data services, including facilitating access to data resources and providing research and instruction support to faculty and students in their use across the curriculum. The ...