Data Librarianship: A Path and an Ethic

Data Librarianship: A Path and an Ethic
Vicky Steeves is the Librarian for Research Data Management and Reproducibility at New York University – a dual appointment between NYU’s Division of Libraries and Center for Data Science. Vicky contributes to ReproZip, is a co-founder of LIS Scholarship Archive, and developed Women Working in Openness – an effort initiated by April Hathcock. Vicky holds a ...

POST: The Gospel of Unicode: Digital Love Letter(s) and Art Through Numbers

Sarah Bond (University of Iowa) has written a blog post reflecting on a recent news item she reported in Hyperallergic discussing the proposed addition of over 2,000 hieroglyphs into Unicode. In “The Gospel of Unicode: Digital Love Letter(s) and Art Through Numbers,” Bond gives a brief introduction into the development of Unicode and its use ...

RESOURCE: FAIR Principles for Library, Archive and Museum Collections

Lukas Koster and Saskia Woutersen-Windhouwer (both University of Amsterdam) have published an article in the Code4Lib Journal entitled, “FAIR Principles for Library, Archive, and Museum Collections: A Proposal for Standards for Reusable Collections“: In this article[2] we propose a body of requirements for making LAM collections findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR), as well as ...

RESOURCE: New NER Toolchain and Demo

The Semantic Lab at Pratt Institute has unveiled a new Named Entity Recognition (NER) toolchain and demo, in which six NER tools are combined into a single “dockerized” server to “lower the difficulty in leveraging them.” The tools used are: DBpedia Spotlight Stanford NLP (using the english.muc.7class.distsim.crf.ser.gz classifier) NLTK trained on the Groningen Meaning Bank ...

CFP: Data in Digital Humanities (EADH Conference)

The European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) invites proposals for its inaugural annual conference, taking place December 7-9, 2018, at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The conference theme is “Data in Digital Humanities,” and the organizers seek topics including (but not limited to): Historical perspectives on data Relationships between information, archives, documents and data ...

CFP: Digital Scholarship: Expanding Access, Activism, and Advocacy

The organizers of the 2018 Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference (October 5-7, 2018) have issued a call for proposals for presentations addressing the theme, “Digital Scholarship: Expanding Access, Activism, and Advocacy.” Topics from the call include: Accessibility of digital platforms and technology Access to resources to engage in or produce digital scholarship Digital scholarship and social ...

JOB: Data Services and Digital Scholarship Librarian, UC Santa Barbara

From the announcement: The UC Santa Barbara Library seeks a collaborative, dynamic, service-oriented librarian to foster excellence in digital scholarship and teaching through the delivery of innovative reference and instructional services to the campus community in the areas of social media, textual, numeric, and demographic data. The successful candidate will support data- and computation-intense researchers ...

CFP: dh+lib Review Editors-at-Large for Fall 2018

We are looking for editors-at-large for Fall 2018. Sign up for a shift today! dh+lib Review posts appear on the dh+lib homepage, in a weekly email newsletter, and are shared in our Twitter feed. Items are selected from the streams of content produced and shared by the dh+lib community. We seek to cast a wide ...

PROJECT: Mapping Consumers in the Black South African Press

Katie Carline (Michigan State University) has just launched a mapping project that visualizes “all the people whose names and addresses appear in testimonial advertisements and prize competitions in two black South African newspapers, Bantu World and Umlindi we Nyanga, between 1932 and 1937.” In a post on the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative blog, Carline explains ...

POST: Launching the Boston Research Center

Dan Cohen (Northeastern University) has just published a blog post about Northeastern University’s new grant from the Mellon Foundation to establish a Boston Research Center (BRC). Cohen writes that The BRC will seek to unify major archival collections related to Boston, hundreds of data sets about the city, digital modes of scholarship, and a wide ...

RESOURCE: Mashups and Matters of Concern: Generative Approaches to Digital Collections

Mitchell Whitelaw (Australian National University) has just published an article in the Open Library of the Humanities on remaking digital collections. Whitelaw examines how projects like Drifter (2016) and Succession (2014) remix  sources to create new kinds of digital collections. He argues: Such approaches generate an expansive range of unforeseeable outcomes, while retaining a highly ...

CFP: Open Education Southern Symposium

The Open Education Southern Symposium, scheduled for October 1–2, 2018 at the University of Arkansas, is now accepting proposals for presentations, panel discussions, and lightning talks. From the announcement: We welcome proposals from organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, special libraries, and any others involved in open education and open pedagogy. We’re particularly interested ...