PROJECT: Innovator Brian Foo Incorporates “Citizen DJs” into Design Process

Brian Foo, Library of Congress’s Innovator in Residence, authored a guest post on LOC’s The Signal blog on the Citizen DJ project. Foo describes the “central goal” of Citizen DJ is “to invite the public to create new music using audio and video material from the Library of Congress. Materials were handpicked for this project ...

POST: On COVID-19, research libraries, and … turtles

Brian Lavoie (OCLC) recently published a post on OCLC Research’s blog, Hanging Together: “On COVID-19, research libraries, and … turtles.” Lavoie’s post summarizes recent  OCLC Research Library Partnership (RLP) Research Support Interest Group online sessions, with conversations focusing on “how completely the university research enterprise ground to a halt” and how this affected research libraries, their services, ...

POST: Remote Managing in the Time of Corona

ACRLog has published a guest post from Candice Benjes-Small (William & Mary), “Remote Managing in the Time of Corona.” Benjes-Small, Head of Research Services at William & Mary Libraries, shares ten recommendations for how to manage library work and staff remotely during the pandemic. Much of Benjes-Small’s management focuses on flexibility and understanding that remote ...

RESOURCE: Finding Our Way: A Snapshot of Scholarly Communication Practitioners’ Duties & Training

Maria Bonn (UIUC), Will Cross (NC State), and Josh Bolick (University of Kansas) have published “Finding Our Way: A Snapshot of Scholarly Communication Practitioners’ Duties & Training” in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.  From the abstract: INTRODUCTION Scholarly communication has arisen as a core academic librarianship competency, but formal training on scholarly communication ...

JOB: Research Librarian for Digital Humanities & History (UC Irvine)

From the announcement: The UCI Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, and collaborative professional for the position of Research Librarian for Digital Humanities & History to lead the development and growth of the Libraries’ Digital Humanities Program. As a member of the Digital Scholarship Services Department, the Librarian manages digital humanities projects, provides instruction and consultation ...

JOB: Associate Dean for Academic Engagement, JMU Libraries (James Madison University)

From the announcement: JMU Libraries invites applications from dynamic, collaborative, pragmatic, and service-minded leaders to fill the crucial position of Associate Dean for Academic Engagement. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the senior leadership team reporting to the Dean of Libraries and work closely with other Associate and Assistant Deans. In this role, ...

JOB: Associate Dean for Discovery, Access, and Technology, JMU Libraries (James Madison University)

From the announcement: JMU Libraries invites applications from dynamic, collaborative, pragmatic, and service-minded leaders to fill the crucial position of Associate Dean for Discovery, Access, and Technology (DATech). The successful candidate will serve as a member of the senior leadership team reporting to the Dean of Libraries and work closely with other Associate and Assistant Deans. ...

PROJECT: Digital El Diario

Digital El Diario, “a digital humanities project centered on archival justice and historical recovery of the Chicanx student movement at the University of Colorado Boulder,” focuses on El Diario de la Gente, “an independent newspaper primarily published for and by Chicanx students at the University of Colorado Boulder between 1972 and 1983.” The creators of the project ...

POST: The Magnificent Seven: Looking Back on a Year of Exploring the Web Archives Datasets

Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez (Library of Congress) has authored a post on The Signal, “The Magnificent Seven: Looking Back on a Year of Exploring the Web Archives Datasets.” Gonzalez-Fernandez reviews the activities of LC’s Web Archiving Team over the past year: Now at over 2 petabytes, the web archives are a complex aggregation of interrelated web objects ...

RESOURCE: Persistent identifiers for heritage objects

Code4Lib Journal has published a piece by Lukas Koster (University of Amsterdam), “Persistent identifiers for heritage objects.” From the abstract: Persistent identifiers (PID’s) are essential for getting access and referring to library, archive and museum (LAM) collection objects in a sustainable and unambiguous way, both internally and externally. Heritage institutions need a universal policy for ...

CFP: Disrupting Digital Monolingualism

The Department of Digital Humanities and the Language Acts and Worldmaking project at King’s College London has released a call for proposals for a two-day workshop, Disrupting Digital Monolingualism. The workshop, which will take place on June 16th and 17th at King’s College London, aims: To map the current state of multilingualism in digital theory ...