dh+lib/Technologists Meetup at DHSI 2018

Attending week two of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute and interested in the role of librarians, technologists, archivists, and other information professionals within the wide world of digital humanities? Join dh+lib for an informal gathering on Thursday, June 14 at 5:30 on the patio of the University Club, 3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2. dh+lib Review ...

PROJECT: Mapping Consumers in the Black South African Press

Katie Carline (Michigan State University) has just launched a mapping project that visualizes “all the people whose names and addresses appear in testimonial advertisements and prize competitions in two black South African newspapers, Bantu World and Umlindi we Nyanga, between 1932 and 1937.” In a post on the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative blog, Carline explains ...

POST: Launching the Boston Research Center

Dan Cohen (Northeastern University) has just published a blog post about Northeastern University’s new grant from the Mellon Foundation to establish a Boston Research Center (BRC). Cohen writes that The BRC will seek to unify major archival collections related to Boston, hundreds of data sets about the city, digital modes of scholarship, and a wide ...

RESOURCE: Mashups and Matters of Concern: Generative Approaches to Digital Collections

Mitchell Whitelaw (Australian National University) has just published an article in the Open Library of the Humanities on remaking digital collections. Whitelaw examines how projects like Drifter (2016) and Succession (2014) remix  sources to create new kinds of digital collections. He argues: Such approaches generate an expansive range of unforeseeable outcomes, while retaining a highly ...

CFP: Open Education Southern Symposium

The Open Education Southern Symposium, scheduled for October 1–2, 2018 at the University of Arkansas, is now accepting proposals for presentations, panel discussions, and lightning talks. From the announcement: We welcome proposals from organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, special libraries, and any others involved in open education and open pedagogy. We’re particularly interested ...

CFParticipation: Digital Library Pedagogy Cookbook

The DLF Digital Library Pedagogy Group invites contributions to an online, open resource on digital library lesson plans and institutional strategies. From the call: We seek to coordinate a collection of instructional resources that recognizes and reflects the diversity of context and practice within this broad field. We take as models the popular Library Instruction ...

JOB: Metadata Implementation Specialist, Penn State University

From the announcement: Penn State University Libraries seek a Metadata Implementation Specialist to oversee metadata creation, remediation, and quality assurance for digital scholarly content in the Libraries’ digital repository systems. Current systems of focus include: Scholarsphere (Institutional Repository) and our Cultural Heritage Objects repository. These repository systems are key to providing access to Penn State ...

JOB: Head of Scholarly Communications, Emory University

From the announcement: The Emory Libraries seek a dynamic professional to lead the Scholarly Communications Office.  The ideal candidate will join a collaborative team of two librarians and two paraprofessionals and provide leadership in planning and managing all aspects of scholarly communications.  The Scholarly Communications Office website (https://sco.library.emory.edu) and the Research Data website (http://researchdata.emory.edu) provide ...

POST: Social Data Initiative

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) has announced a new initiative to enable researchers to study Facebook data: Recent revelations about the abuse of Facebook data and spread of disinformation make clear that social media can have negative ramifications for society. Today the SSRC begins an extraordinary Social Data Initiative at the frontiers of digital ...

RESOURCE: Creating Web APIs with Python and Flask

The Programming Historian has published Patrick Smyth’s (CUNY) new tutorial on creating web APIs. The guide aims to teach users how to make their data more accessible. The goals of the lesson are to: Learn what an API is and when you should use one. Learn how to build a web API that returns data ...

OPPORTUNITY: Join the Wikimedia Foundation as an Open Web Fellow

The Wikimedia Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018–19 Open Web Fellowship program. From the announcement: The Open Web Fellowship program seeks to increase public awareness and understanding of internet policy issues, support and enable career paths in the internet policy and advocacy sectors, and celebrate and nurture a vibrant network of internet advocacy organization… ...