RESOURCE: Textual Artifacts and their Digital Representations: Teaching Graduate Students to Build Online Archives

The new issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly includes an article by Deena Engel and Marion Thain (NYU) on “Textual Artifacts and their Digital Representations: Teaching Graduate Students to Build Online Archives.” From the article abstract: Co-teaching a digital archives course (ENGL-GA.2971) for graduate students in the English Department allowed us to bring together our expertise in both research ...

POST: Digitization Challenges – A Discussion in Progress

Merrilee Proffitt (OCLC) gives an overview of challenges currently faced by libraries working to digitize collections, as reported in a series of discussions hosted by OCLC Research. These challenges, which will inform future work from  OCLC Research, include: Metadata: Item-level description vs collection descriptions “…there is an inherent challenge in digitizing collections at the item or ...

JOB: Digital Archive Summer Fellowship, HistoryMakers

From the description: The James A. Lindner Digital Archive Summer Fellow’s primary tasks will include the arrangement, description and preservation of The HistoryMakers Collection. The Fellow will help migrate digital footage, enter metadata into The HistoryMakers FileMaker Pro database, and process The HistoryMakers video oral history interviews, both analog and born-digital, as well as captioning ...

JOB: Digital Humanities Intern, JSTOR

From the announcement: The Digital Humanities Intern (DH) will work the JSTOR Labs team to extend Understanding Shakespeare, its partnership project with the Folger Shakespeare Library. Understanding Shakespeare has shown a new way of connecting primary texts with the literature about them, and the DH Intern will play a pivotal role in making this resource ...

We’re Looking for dh+lib Review Editors-at-Large for Summer 2015

The dh+lib Review, a volunteer-driven service for highlighting and sharing the best of digital humanities and libraries, is looking for editors-at-large for Summer 2015. Sign up for a shift today! dh+lib Review posts appear on the dh+lib homepage, in a weekly newsletter sent to the ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group listserv, and in our Twitter ...

RESOURCE: Watermarking and OCR-ing Your Images

Ammon Shepherd (University of Virginia) has shared the code and instructions for batch watermarking and OCR-ing images. During the course of archival research, Shepherd needed a way to extract text from images of book pages and to add watermarks indicating the source of an image. As a result, he created a script – both a ...

RESOURCE: The Collection and the Cloud

Amelia Abreu (University of Washington) has written an article in The New Inquiry, “The Collection and the Cloud,” that asks “Where are the future archives?” Abreu argues that “Contemporary technologies have given us platforms that look a lot like personal archives, yet the archival functionality of platforms feels like an empty promise.” She goes on ...

OPPORTUNITY: Critical Making in Digital Humanities Webinar Series

Washington State University is hosting a series of webinars around the theme of “critical making in digital humanities.” The sessions are held online from 10:00-11:30am PST/1:00-2:30pm EST and are free, although signup is required. Sessions include: March 12, 2015 “DUST: Critical Making and Alternate Reality Games (ARG).” Kari Kraus, University of Maryland March 17, 2015 ...

CFP: NEH Research and Development Grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access is accepting applications for Research and Development grants. The grants support “projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources,” specifically ones that “demonstrate how advances in preservation and access would benefit the cultural heritage community in ...

JOB: Digital Liberal Arts Specialist

From the description: Grinnell College seeks a talented digital specialist to work with faculty and students in integrating digital media with liberal arts scholarship and teaching in a highly selective undergraduate, residential college.  Key responsibilities will include the promotion of faculty and student creativity in the use of digital technology in an innovative, inquiry-led curriculum, ...

JOB: Map Metadata and Curatorial Assistant, University of California – Berkeley

From the announcement: Creates and upgrades metadata/catalog records for maps, map sets, atlases, and digital geospatial data for the Earth Sciences & Map Library and other campus libraries. Prepares and assigns metadata to digital map sets and geospatial data for ingestion into digital collections. Performs complex database maintenance by resolving conflicts and improving or correcting ...