RESOURCE: Using Kraken to Train Your Own OCR Models

Christine Roughan, PhD student at NYU, has created a guide on how to train and implement OCR models using Kraken. Kraken is open-source command line software for performing OCR on text, and offers both pre-trained OCR models and the ability to produce artificial training data from a text provided by the user. This guide is ...

OPPORTUNITY: Digital Pedagogy Lab 2020 Fellowships

The Digital Pedagogy Lab invites applications for its DPL 2020 fellowships. These fellowships will allow successful applicants to participate in the Lab for free, and will give them the opportunity to present a workshop, co-lead a portion of a course with a faculty member, sit on our closing panel, or find other ways to contribute ...

OPPORTUNITY: Code4Lib 2020 Diversity Scholarship Program

Code4Lib invites applications for its 2020 Diversity Scholarship program. Each scholarship will cover up to $1,500 for travel costs, lodging, and conference fees for selected applicants to attend the 2020 Code4Lib Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From the announcement: The scholarship will cover conference registration and hotel accommodations up front to scholarship awardees. Other incidentals like ...

JOB: Emerging Technologies Librarian (UCLA)

From the announcement: Department: Library Data Science Center Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian – Librarian ($55,014 – $98,865) Position Availability: Immediately Application deadline for first consideration: December 4, 2019 The UCLA Library seeks an Emerging Technologies Librarian to work with faculty, staff, and students to identify, evaluate and adopt new and emerging technologies that enable ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian (Washington State University)

From the announcement: As part of a larger functional team, comprised of personnel from the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, the Libraries Systems Office, and Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections at Washington State University, this position will provide leadership in the development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of digital scholarly initiatives. The Digital Scholarship Librarian ...

RESOURCE: Teaching with Digital Primary Sources: Literacies, Finding and Evaluating, Citing, Ethics, and Existing Models

Brianna Gormly (Franklin & Marshall College), Maura Seale (University of Michigan), Hannah Alpert-Abrams (University of Texas), Andi Gustavson (University of Texas), Angie Kemp (University of Mary Washington), Thea Lindquist (University of Colorado Boulder), and Alexis Logsdon (University of Minnesota) have released a whitepaper entitled “Teaching with Digital Primary Sources: Literacies, Finding and Evaluating, Citing, Ethics, ...

RESOURCE: What About the Little Guys?: How to Approach Supporting Research Data Management at a Small Liberal Arts College

ResearchDataQ has published an editorial by Rachel Walton and Patti McCall-Wright (both Rollins College), entitled “What About the Little Guys?: How to Approach Supporting Research Data Management at a Small Liberal Arts College.” From the introduction: When it comes to supporting the range of Research Data Management Services (RDMS) that campus communities need in the ...

CFP: Digital Humanities Quarterly Special Issue on Minimal Computing

Alex Gil (Columbia University) and Roopika Risam (Salem State University), guest editors of Digital Humanities Quarterly, have released a call for proposals for a special edition on minimal computing. From the call: Minimal computing can be defined as any form of digital or computational praxis done under some set of significant constraints of hardware, software, ...

CFP: Engaging with Web Archives (#EWA20)

Maynooth University Arts and Humanities Institute have released a call for papers for the first Engaging with Web Archives conference (#EWA20), to be held at Maynooth University in Ireland, April 15-16, 2020. The conference, with the theme of “Opportunities, Challenges and Potentialities,” aims to: raise awareness for the use of web archives and the archived ...

JOB: Metadata Projects Librarian (University of Texas at Arlington)

From the announcement: The Metadata Projects Librarian is a forward thinking professional consulting on digital creation projects. This role implements workflows across the entire metadata lifecycle, from creation through discovery, using works acquired and created by the UTA community. This position is a member of the expanding Scholarly Communications Division, working across library departments focused on research ...

JOB: Archivist for Digital Initiatives (Loyola Notre Dame)

From the announcement: The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks an innovative and collaborative individual to lead the development of a program for accessioning, processing, preserving, and providing access to digital materials in Archives and Special Collections. Reporting to the Head of Archives and Special Collections, the Archivist for Digital Initiatives’ role includes planning, policy development, ...