RECOMMENDED: The Cornwall a-book: An Augmented Travel Guide Using Next Generation Paper

David M. Frohlich, Emily Corrigan-Kavanagh (both University of Surrey), et al. have published “The Cornwall a-book: An Augmented Travel Guide Using Next Generation Paper” in the Journal of Electronic Publishing. Their article describes the creation of two editions of an augmented book, or “a-book,” that serves as a guide to Cornwall. From the paper’s abstract: ...

PROJECT: DH Unplugged

Carleton University’s DIGH5000 graduate class has released DH Unplugged, a collaborative deck-building and storytelling game addressing current issues through critical Digital Humanities. The game, which is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, aims to provide an introduction to the digital humanities by encouraging players to come up with creative combinations of DH ...

POST: Should Libraries Be the Keepers of Their Cities’ Public Data?

Linda Poon’s (CityLab) article “Should Libraries Be the Keepers of Their Cities’ Public Data?” looks at the ways in which public libraries engage with open data, and in the process raises interesting questions about the ethics of data dissemination and the role of libraries in protecting privacy. From the article: Libraries are committed to protecting patrons’ ...

CFP: Digital Humanities Forum 2019

The University of Kansas has released a call for abstracts for the Digital Humanities Forum 2019, presented by the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH), which will take place in Lawrence, KS from October 3rd-4th, 2019. The theme of the forum this year is “Bodies, Justice, Futures,” which seeks to inspire presentations on ...

JOB: Head of the Digital Library, Washington University

From the announcement: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services division at Washington University Libraries, the Director of the Digital Library plans, implements, directs, and sustains projects, partnerships, and initiatives for the Digital Library at Washington University Libraries in alignment with Libraries’ objectives and institutional goals for teaching and ...

JOB: Immersive Technologies Librarian, University of Rochester

From the announcement: The Immersive Technologies Librarian’s primary focus is the creation of Studio X, a program and space for students, staff, and faculty to augmented, extended, mixed, and virtual reality (XR) and related technologies. The purpose of Studio X is to inspire innovative and interdisciplinary engagement, and to facilitate the development of a rich ...

RECOMMENDED: Data Stewardship Week in an Academic Library: An Overview

Caitlin Harrington, Kenneth Haggerty, and Rachel Elizabeth Scott (University of Memphis) have published, “Data Stewardship Week in an Academic Library: An Overview” in College & Research Libraries News, which discusses the creation of a library-wide event called Data Stewardship Week (DSW) at the University of Memphis (UM) Libraries. The event aimed to present best practices ...

RESOURCE: Persian Language Rare Materials

For Nowruz, the Persian New Year, the Library of Congress has released a digital collection of its rare Persian-language manuscripts, an archive spanning 700 years. The collection is comprised of 155 manuscripts whose contents span a number of disciplines, including both literary and scientific topics. While most of the manuscripts are in Persian, some are ...

CFP: DH_BUDAPEST_2019

The Centre for Digital Humanities at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE.DH) has released a call for abstracts for its second annual conference, which will take place in Budapest from September 25th–27th, 2019. DH_Budapest_2019’s focus this year is on theories and practices of distant reading, which may be of interest to librarians and library staff who have ...

CFP: Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) 2019

The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) is accepting submissions for its 57th Annual Meeting in Florence, Italy. Librarians and library staff who have worked in areas relevant to the conference, such as document analysis or multidisciplinary approaches to computational text analysis, may be interested in applying. The ways in which libraries support DH work in ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

From the announcement: Reporting to the Head of the Scholars’ Collaborative, the Digital Scholarship Librarian works closely with information professionals and technology experts in the Libraries, on campus, and at other institutions to assist campus scholars with integrating digital resources and methodologies with traditional approaches for teaching, learning, research, and engagement. As a member of ...