RECOMMENDED: Caselaw Access Project

The Library Innovation Lab at Harvard University has just released the Caselaw Access Project (CAP), an initiative that aims to make available all published U.S. court decisions: CAP includes all official, book-published United States case law — every volume designated as an official report of decisions by a court within the United States. Our scope ...

PROJECT: Commons In A Box OpenLab

The Commons in a Box (CBOX) group at the Graduate Center, CUNY and the OpenLab at New York City College of Technology, CUNY have released CBOX OpenLab: CBOX OpenLab provides a powerful and flexible open alternative to costly proprietary educational platforms, allowing individual faculty members, departments, and entire institutions to easily set up an online ...

POST: Digital Humanities and Undergraduate Library Instruction

Rebecca Bliquez (Seattle University) has published an article (.pdf) in the ACRL Instruction Section Instructional Technologies Committee’s Tips and Trends. Bliquez outlines some common ways digital humanities tools and methods can be integrated into undergraduate classrooms, such as digital exhibition creation, Wikipedia editing, digital mapping, and text analysis. Bliquez concludes: Given the challenges of engagement ...

POST: Explore, Transcribe and Tag at Crowd.loc.gov!

In a recent post, Lauren Algee (Library of Congress) highlights the Library of Congress’s new crowdsourcing platform, crowd.loc.gov. Crowd.loc.gov invites the public to volunteer to transcribe (type) and tag with keywords digitized images of text materials from the Library’s collections. Volunteers will journey through history first-hand and help the Library while gaining new skills – ...

RESOURCE: The State of Digital Preservation in 2018

Oya Y. Rieger (Ithaka S+R) has released a new report detailing the challenges and gaps in library digital preservation strategies. The report highlights a number of areas of strength, including stronger communities of practice, shared infrastructure, and new systems and tools. Interviewees also, however, pointed to a number of difficulties: the cost of storage, the ...

CFP: Digital Diasporas: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Organizers of the Digital Diasporas conference have released a call for proposals for the event, scheduled for June 6–7, 2019 at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Areas of interest include: Social media and migration focused research; Multilingualism and digitally mediated communications; Histories of the internet and web archives research; Ethnographies of the ...

JOB: Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Texas at San Antonio

From the announcement, this position will: Serve as a resource on issues and trends relevant to copyright and fair use, scholarly publishing platforms, repositories, data management, author rights, public access, open access, open data, and reputation and identity management. Review and negotiate license terms and conditions for information resources. Manage the Libraries’ licensing practices, including ...

JOB: Digital Projects Librarian, University of Maryland

From the announcement (.pdf): The Digital Projects Librarian will be a self-directed, production-oriented individual who will manage digitization projects, primarily grant digitization projects, and projects related to the grants for the University of Maryland Libraries. The candidate should be knowledgeable in digitization and digital project standards and best practices for file creation and metadata; file ...

dh+lib/DSWG meetup at DLF 2018

Attending the 2018 DLF Forum? Interested in chatting about libraries, archives, and museums and their intersections with digital humanities? Join dh+lib and DLF’s Digital Scholarship Working Group, for a meetup starting at 7:30 PM on Monday, October 15 at 32 Degrees at the M Resort. Hosts include Sarah Melton (dh+lib), Roxanne Shirazi (dh+lib), Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara (dh+lib), ...

POST: Twitterature: Mining Twitter Data

Christian Howard (University of Virginia) details her work on using Twitter for literary research in a recent blog post. With her collaborator Alyssa Collins, Howard uses Python to scrape and visualize Twitter data about the usage of the term #twitterature. #twitterature became an increasingly global term between 2011 and 2017, with a noticeable contraction in ...

POST: Congress Renews $5 Million Open Textbook Pilot For Second Year

In a blog post for the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), SPARC Director of Open Education Nicole Allen outlines the extension of the Open Textbook Pilot, first established in March 2018. The bill, which will likely be signed into law in the next few days, provides “grants to colleges and universities to expand ...