RECOMMENDED: Shining Light On Tragedy: Collecting 14,000,000 Tweets Following the 1 October Mass Shooting

A post on the University of Nevada Las Vegas Libraries’ Blog announced the release of a collection of 14,000,000 tweets relating to the mass shooting that occurred at the 2017 Route 91 music festival. The post details the work of Thomas Padilla, Miranda Barrie, and other UNLV Libraries staff and describes some of the complexity ...

POST: Building Digital Content Management Capacity with Library Carpentry

In a post at The Signal, Jesse A. Johnston (Library of Congress) reported on a Library Carpentry event held at the Library of Congress as a follow up to their 2017 Software Carpentry workshop. The range of experiences, collections responsibilities, and technical know-how made for a lively learning environment, which was perfect for The Carpentries learner-focused ...

RESOURCE: Using Static Site Generators for Scholarly Publications & Open Educational Resources

The latest issue of Cod4Lib Journal includes an article by Chris Diaz (Northwestern University), entitled “Using Static Site Generators for Scholarly Publications and Open Educational Resources.” In it, Diaz considers the role static site generators may afford can play in libraries’ open publishing activities. Static sites are cheap to host and require very few computing ...

JOB: Digital Project Coordinator, Library of Congress

From the announcement: The incumbent assists with the integration of digital and traditional library services through work on assigned projects involving digital reformatting and/or collecting original digital material.  Individually and in collaboration with IT and digital media experts, incumbent assists with program components that include design, implementation, and evaluation of projects, creation of digital images ...

JOB: Systems and Metadata Librarian, University of Arizona

From the announcement: The Systems and Metadata Librarian/Specialist will play an oversight and leadership role with our library services platform (Alma). They will also be responsible for managing and continually improving the Libraries’ knowledgebase of metadata within that environment and applying their expertise in diagnosing, troubleshooting, and solving LSP-related issues (e.g., remediation, interoperability, metadata standards, ...

JOB: Web Services Librarian, Columbia University

From the announcement: As part of the Web Services team within the Digital Library and Scholarly Technologies (DLST) group, the incumbent will work collaboratively with the Libraries’ Communications team, with Research & Learning and Special Collections staff, as well as with other CUL and University stakeholders. The incumbent will support our existing web platforms, plan ...

Editorial Opportunities with dh+lib

dh+lib is looking for four new editors to join our editorial team: Technical Editor The Technical Editor will be responsible for maintaining the dh+lib website (which currently runs on WordPress and is hosted by ACRL) and working with ACRL to manage any problems that might arise. The person in this position would also take the ...

RECOMMENDED: Archive Journal Special Issue: Digital Medieval Manuscript Cultures

The latest from Archive Journal is a Special Issue on Digital Medieval Manuscript Cultures. In their introduction to the essays, Michael Hanrahan (Bates College) and Bridget Whearty (Binghamton University-SUNY) outline key questions and concerns present in the issue: More than two decades into the ‘incunabula’ period of digitization, as digital manuscripts are regularly incorporated into ...

POST: HathiTrust Research Center Extends Non-Consumptive Research Tools to Copyrighted Materials

HathiTrust has announced the extension of their non-consumptive research tools to copyrighted materials, expanding researchers ability to explore and data mine the complete 16.7-million-item HathiTrust corpus. From the announcement: This work has been several years in the making. A primary goal of HathiTrust is to enable the widest possible lawful research and educational uses of the ...

RESOURCE: Software Preservation Best Practices in Fair Use to Help Safeguard Cultural Record, Advance Research

In an Association for Research Libraries News item, Krista Cox (ARL) announced the release of the ARL’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation. From the announcement: This Code was made by and for the software preservation community, with the help of legal and technical experts. The publication provides librarians, archivists, curators, and ...

JOB: Developer and Outreach Coordinator, University of Virginia Scholars’ Lab

From the announcement: This is a 2-year term-limited Developer Outreach & Testing Coordinator role located in the University of Virginia Library‘s Scholars’ Lab. The primary purpose of this role is to apply working knowledge of design, development, and project management to advocate on the behalf of our various DH project user communities. You’ll do this ...