RESOURCE: Digital Scholarship Centers: Trends And Good Practice

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) has shared “Digital Scholarship Centers: Trends And Good Practice,” the product of an April 2014 meeting that discussed “varying models of supporting digital scholarship in higher education, focusing on those that involve partnerships with, or a strong role for, libraries and information technology units.” The report seeks to draw ...

RESOURCE: Visualizing the Humanist

David McClure (freelance developer) has published a visualization of the corpus of the Humanist listserv. The network analysis uses Textplot and d3 to synthesize the 12 million words that appeared on the listserv from 1987-2014. In a corresponding post, McClure describes the project an effort to uncover “some kind of broad, diachronic shift in semantic ...

RESOURCE: Adventures in Geocoding for Neatline

Anna Kijas (University of Connecticut) shares her experience using Ruby and Omeka’s Neatline plugin to add geocoded information to her Documenting Teresa Carreño project. The tutorial discusses how to use a Ruby geocoding script to geocode data as Well Known Text, which is required for Neatline. dh+lib ReviewThis post was produced through a cooperation between Susan ...

OPPORTUNITY: IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries. The Sparks grants range from $10,000 to $25,000 and “encourage libraries and archives to prototype and evaluate innovations that result in new tools, products, services, or organizational practices.” IMLS is hosting two information webinars to answer questions about ...

CFP: Code4Lib Journal Special Issue on Diversity in Library Technology

The Code4Lib Journal is accepting proposals for a special issue on diversity in library technology, to appear in April 2015. Topics for discussion include but are not limited to: Building diverse technology teams Implementing a code of conduct and/or assessing its efficacy Designing for accessibility Partnerships to foster inclusivity in the field Library tech programming ...

JOB: Digital Humanities Archivist, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

From the announcement: Decimal Lab at UOIT is seeking a researcher at the PhD candidate level to contribute to the development of a Digital Humanities archive called The Fabric of Digital Life, which has met its first phase of development. The Fabric of Digital Life archive has been established to collect, track, and archive the ...

JOB: Digital Initiatives Archivist, University of South Carolina

From the description: This position will be responsible for developing and implementing policies for the accessioning, appraisal, preservation, and description of, and access to, born-digital records collected by South Carolina Political Collections. The Digital Initiatives Archivist will also assist with outreach, including digitization of audiovisual materials for use in online and on-site interactive exhibits, and ...

RESOURCE: Archiving the Web: A Case Study from the University of Victoria

The October 2014 issue of code4lib Journal includes an article by Corey Davis (University of Victoria), “Archiving the Web: A Case Study from the University of Victoria.” From the abstract: The University of Victoria Libraries started archiving websites in 2013, and it quickly became apparent that many scholarly websites being produced by faculty, especially in the digital ...

CFP: Advancing Research Communication & Scholarship

Proposals are being accepted for the Advancing Research Communication & Scholarship conference, to be held April 26-28, 2015, in Philadelphia. This new conference seeks to “bring together librarians, scholars, scientists, technologists, publishers, and funders to examine the practices, technologies, roles, and economics that drive scholarly communication in the digital age.” Session types include: Round Table ...

CFP: Critical Making: Design and the Digital Humanities

The Visible Language journal is accepting proposals for a special issue on digital humanities. Submissions should address one or more of the following: What are the theoretical or pragmatic ways to frame critical making in design and/or the digital humanities? Where are the similarities, differences and challenges? How are these advantageous? In what ways might design ...

JOB: Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Rochester

From the announcement: The River Campus Libraries (RCL) seeks an innovative and creative librarian to join the Digital Humanities (DH) Center team, a highly collaborative and innovative unit that supports faculty research and teaching across the humanities disciplines in the University of Rochester’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. The successful candidate will be able ...