JOB: Digital Preservation Librarian, University of Iowa

From the description: Reporting to the Head, Preservation & Conservation Department, the Digital Preservation Librarian explores, adapts, implements, and manages emerging digital preservation policies and strategies for the long-term protection and access to digital materials and advises on all phases of the life cycle of digital content with the aim of long-term retention and access. ...

POST: Doing Web Accessibility

Michael Rodriguez (Hodges University) has written a post at LITA Blog about improving web accessibility for library webpages. Rodriguez discusses several ways to do this work, including using the W3C Markup Validator, the WAVE Tool, and browser developer tools. He notes, You’re not a web developer, you say? Neither am I. But even if your ...

POST: What Does it Take to Be a Well-Rounded Digital Archivist?

Peter Chan (Stanford University) has written a post examining the requirements for eight job advertisements for digital archivists from the past year. He found that all of them required formal training in archival theory and practice. Some institutions placed more emphasis on computer skills and prefer applicants to have programming skills such as PERL, XSLT, ...

CFP: DHSI Colloquium

Proposals are being accepted for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) Colloquium, to be held during DHSI in June 2015 at the University of Victoria. All are welcome to submit, and proposals should be 300-500 words on topics including (but not limited to) the scholar’s role in personal and institutional research projects, tool application and development, ...

CFP: CNI Fall 2014

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is now accepting proposals for project briefings at its next membership meeting, December 8-9 in Washington, D.C. Project briefings address state-of-the-art developments and issues of interest to the membership, as outlined in each year’s Program Plan. Management of data, digital content, and institutional information resources, digital preservation, innovations in ...

JOB: Director, Digital Library Federation

From the position description: Articulating DLF’s vision in a way that signifies and promotes its values, particularly fostering a greater awareness of the international aspects of the concept of digital libraries and the need to coordinate all major activity as part of a global effort Providing leadership and intellectual direction for DLF’s annual meeting, the ...

JOB: Digital Humanities Librarian, Brown University

From the job announcement: The Digital Humanities Librarian plays a central role in the integration of digital tools, resources and methodologies with traditional resources and approaches to research, teaching and learning in the Humanities. Together with the Senior Digital Humanities Librarian and staff of the Center for Digital Scholarship, and colleagues within Research and Outreach ...

RECOMMENDED: Life on the Outside: Collections, Contexts, and the Wild, Wild Web

Tim Sherratt (National Library of Australia) has shared the text of “Life on the Outside: Collections, Contexts, and the Wild, Wild Web,” a talk given at the Japanese Association for the Digital Humanities conference. Sherratt discusses some of the challenges to and rewards for cultural heritage institutions sharing their collections online using examples from his work at ...

RECOMMENDED: Here and There: Creating DH Community

Miriam Posner (UCLA) has posted the text of a talk she gave at the Digital Frontiers conference, titled “Here and There: Creating DH Community.” Posner begins by addressing some of the larger issues around building community: For me, community happens when people are genuinely invested in seeing each other succeed. This doesn’t happen by being ...

RESOURCE: Sharing Beautiful Data with the World

metaLAB (Harvard University) has published several documents produced during Beautiful Data, a week-long workshop for art historians held this past summer. Describing the workshop and the documents, Matthew Battles, notes: “Although conceived as an engagement in digital-humanities ‘training,’ we thought quick-and-dirty tutorials in javascript and topic-modeling would be less useful than the chance to discover ways ...

JOB: Digital Projects Librarian, Wesleyan University

From the position description: Supervise the operations of the Library Digital Projects lab, including the work of lab student workers and/or interns. Work with Special Collections & Archives, the World Music Archives, library liaisons, Academic Computing Managers, and faculty to select and prioritize for digitization unique Wesleyan collections for use in student and/or faculty research ...