Editorial Opportunities with dh+lib

dh+lib is looking for four new editors to join our editorial team: Technical Editor The Technical Editor will be responsible for maintaining the dh+lib website (which currently runs on WordPress and is hosted by ACRL) and working with ACRL to manage any problems that might arise. The person in this position would also take the ...

dh+lib/DSWG meetup at DLF 2018

Attending the 2018 DLF Forum? Interested in chatting about libraries, archives, and museums and their intersections with digital humanities? Join dh+lib and DLF’s Digital Scholarship Working Group, for a meetup starting at 7:30 PM on Monday, October 15 at 32 Degrees at the M Resort. Hosts include Sarah Melton (dh+lib), Roxanne Shirazi (dh+lib), Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara (dh+lib), ...

JOB: Geospatial Data Services Postdoctoral Fellowship (CLIR), University of Colorado Boulder

From the announcement: The University Libraries at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks applications for a 24-month postdoctoral fellowship to focus on creating a program of research support for the current and evolving geospatial research needs of faculty and students across disciplines. The Fellow will be instrumental in planning and developing library services related to ...

JOB: Developer for Digital Arts and Humanities, Bard College

From the announcement: How does technology mediate what it means to be human? Bard’s Experimental Humanities initiative is Bard’s liberal arts-based answer to the Digital Humanities. It emphasizes both “new” media technologies and the reconsideration of “old” media in the study of what it means to be human, as well as the role of experimentation in humanistic scholarship, ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Consultant, George Mason University

From the announcement: George Mason University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual to collaborate with colleagues on digital scholarship efforts, methods, and tools for the University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC). George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and ...

RECOMMENDED: American Quarterly Special Issue on Digital Humanities

American Quarterly has released a special issue exploring the intersections of digital humanities with American Studies, through critical essays, digital project reviews, and applications of computational and multimodal methods. From the introduction: As areas of inquiry in 2018, American studies and digital humanities share several characteristics: both are subject to frequent reflections on, and critiques ...

CFP: Lab and Slack. Situated Research Practices in Digital Humanities

Drs. Mila Oiva (University of Turku) and Urszula Pawlicka-Deger (Aalto University) have released a call for papers for a special issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly, which will explore two thematic clusters: 1) ​Lab: Physical Situatedness​; and 2) ​Slack: Virtual Situatedness​. From the call (.pdf): The purpose of this special issue is to examine the different aspects of situated ...

Announcing New Editors-in-Chief at dh+lib

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Melton (Boston College), John Russell (Penn State University), and Patrick Williams (Syracuse University) have signed on as the new Editors-in-Chief of dh+lib. All three have contributed to the project in various capacities: Sarah as a Review Editor (since 2017), John as editor of the Resources page (since 2015), ...

POST: Twitterature: Mining Twitter Data

Christian Howard (University of Virginia) details her work on using Twitter for literary research in a recent blog post. With her collaborator Alyssa Collins, Howard uses Python to scrape and visualize Twitter data about the usage of the term #twitterature. #twitterature became an increasingly global term between 2011 and 2017, with a noticeable contraction in ...

POST: Congress Renews $5 Million Open Textbook Pilot For Second Year

In a blog post for the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), SPARC Director of Open Education Nicole Allen outlines the extension of the Open Textbook Pilot, first established in March 2018. The bill, which will likely be signed into law in the next few days, provides “grants to colleges and universities to expand ...

POST: Digital Strategy for the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has released its Digital Strategy, an accompaniment to the organization’s 2019-2023 strategic plan, Enriching the User Experience. The Strategy major goals include “throwing open the treasure chest, connecting, and investing in the future.” In addition to pledging to “exponentially grow” the organization’s digital content, the Library of Congress plans to expand ...