POST: Things You Can Do as a Library Student to Prepare for a Career as a Data Librarian

Celia Emmelhainz (Colby College) has written a post at Hack Library School on Things You Can Do as a Library Student to Prepare for a Career as a Data Librarian. She discusses the type of work that data librarians perform, the skills that define them, and offers suggestions on how to learn data skills. Some of ...

RESOURCE: Getting Started with OpenRefine

Thomas Padilla (Michigan State University) has shared his materials on using OpenRefine from a workshop on Data Preparation for Digital Humanities Research. OpenRefine is a tool for cleaning and preparing data, which Padilla explains is a significant amount of the digital humanities research process. Elizabeth Grumbach (Texas A&M University) and Jennifer Hecker (University of Texas) have ...

CFP: Black Code Studies

The Black Scholar is seeking abstracts for a special issue on Black Code Studies. Topics include but are not limited to Online/Hashtag Activism Black and Radical Womyn of Color Feminisms #BlackLivesMatter Games and Nerds of Color Black Codes and Race Codes Afrofuturism/Speculative Fiction Digital Black Studies and Pedagogy Radical Media Reviews of Digital Projects/Media Hacking ...

OPPORTUNITY: ADHO Communications Fellowship

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) is looking for Communications fellows for 2015-2016. The position requires 3-4 hours per week, pays 600 Euros, and is ideally targeted for graduate students. The fellows will: write news releases, blog posts and announcements about ADHO, its constituent organizations, and the broader digital humanities community monitor and update ADHO’s ...

JOB: Digital Learning & Scholarship Librarian, Case Western Reserve University

From the job description: Provide digital research and data management support for students and faculty, including meeting regularly with faculty and students to learn about their digital research and data management needs. Manage relationships including regularly promoting library resources and services, developing strategies and materials to promote curricular and academic goals, and conducting and analyzing ...

JOB: Digital Curation Librarian, Fort Hays State University

From the position description: The Digital Curation Librarian will work closely with colleagues from the library, the university, and the regional cultural heritage community to ensure that Forsyth Library’s digital collections are accessible and available for integration with teaching, research, and learning and that collections contribute to an enlightened understanding of the history of the ...

POST: Never Trust a Corporation to do a Library’s Job

Andy Baio examines the consequences of Google’s stated mission “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Biao describes how in recent years Google has moved away from this mission by leaving these archival project in limbo (Google Books) or abandoning them entirely (Google News Archive). In contrast, Biao profiles the ...

CFParticipation: Social Media + Society

The recently-formed journal Social Media + Society is currently seeking submissions. Social Media + Society is “an online, open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal deeply committed to advancing the understanding of social media and its impact on societies past, present and future.” The journal publishes the following types of articles: Original research articles. Double-blind, double peer-reviewed articles. Social ...

RESOURCE: Common Ground: Exploring Compatibilities Between the Linked Data Models of the Library of Congress and OCLC

The Library of Congress (LC) and OCLC Research have released the white paper, “Common Ground: Exploring Compatibilities Between the Linked Data Models of the Library of Congress and OCLC.” The paper, written by Carol Jean Godby (OCLC) and Ray Denenberg (LC), serves as an executive summary, published in advance of a “more detailed technical analysis that ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian, Smith College

From the announcement: The Digital Scholarship Librarian will incorporate support for digital scholarship into the library’s program of services that support teaching, learning and research at the College.   S/he will promote the adoption of new models of scholarship by introducing and teaching the methodologies and tools of the digital humanities and social sciences, working ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles

From the advertisement: The UCLA Library seeks an innovative and collaborative information professional to serve as Digital Scholarship Librarian within the Digital Library Program. This is a forward-looking, transformative role for an individual with a passion for range of cutting-edge activities within digital scholarship, including building new digital collections, developing services in support of research, ...