CFP: Evidences, Implications, and Critical Interrogations of Neoliberalism in Information Studies

The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies has issued a call for papers for an upcoming issue on Evidences, Implications, and Critical Interrogations of Neoliberalism in Information Studies. Edited by Marika Cifor (Bowdoin College) and Jamie A. Lee (University of Arizona), submissions may address: Increasing challenges to information ethics; Shifting practices among community and ...

CFP: The Connected Past

Submissions are open for the 2018 Connected Past conference, scheduled for December 6–7 in Oxford, UK. From the call: We welcome submissions of abstracts on the topic of spatial and temporal network approaches. We particularly welcome abstracts that address the challenges posed by the use of or apply network approaches in historical/archaeological research contexts, welcoming ...

POST: Congress Funds $5 Million Open Textbook Grant Program in 2018 Spending Bill

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has announced that the U.S. Congress has included funding for a $5 million open textbook grant program in its FY18 appropriations bill. The bill, signed into law on March 23, 2018, is Congress’s first funding for open textbooks: The $5 million will be awarded as competitive grants ...

POST: Some thoughts on preprints for NAS Journals Summit

Chris Bourg (MIT) has published a post on the value of preprints and their relationship with journal articles. The post, initially intended as Bourg’s discussion leader remarks for the National Academy of Sciences Journals Summit, details MIT’s perspective on preprints: …the current Open Access Task Force has as its charge to “lead an Institute-wide discussion ...

RESOURCE: Recording available for IRUS-USA Webinar

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) has made available recordings and slides from its March 23, 2018 webinar on institutional repositories and usage statistics. From the description: IRUS-USA (Institutional Repository Usage Statistics USA) is an experimental collaboration between Jisc and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at CLIR. Based on the successful IRUS-UK model and with the ...

OPPORTUNITY: Apply Now for ADHO’s Travel Bursaries for DH2018

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) is accepting applications for travel bursaries from students and young scholars for the 2018 Digital Humanities conference in Mexico City. [ADHO] makes bursary awards to 14 or more students and young scholars who have submissions accepted for presentation at the annual Digital Humanities international conference. These awards are ...

JOB: Digital Archivist, Boise State University

From the announcement: Boise State University Albertsons Library invites applicants for the professional staff position of Digital Archivist in Special Collections and Archives (SCA). The Digital Archivist reports to the Head of Special Collections and Archives and works both individually and collaboratively with a team that includes two Librarian/Archivists, student assistants, and interns. Boise State ...

JOB: Data Manager & Project Coordinator, Digital Library of the Middle East, Stanford University

From the announcement: The Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME) project is an international effort, gathering digital resources of Middle East and North African (MENA) material from providers around the world. This initiative will create the first seamlessly interoperable, large-scale digital library of cultural artifacts from the region. Working as part of Stanford Libraries’ ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian, Barnard College

From the announcement: Barnard Library invites applications for a Digital Scholarship Librarian (DSL) to take the lead in creating, facilitating, and coordinating services and programming in the new Digital Humanities Center, opening Fall 2018. Reporting to the Director for Teaching, Learning & Digital Scholarship, the Digital Scholarship Librarian will work directly with the Faculty Director ...

PROJECT: Enslaved: People of the Historic Slave Trade

Matrix: The Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences at Michigan State University has just announced Enslaved: People of the Historic Slave Trade, a “constellation of software and services built to address the challenges of connecting archives, databases, and collections that record the histories of slavery and enslaved peoples.” Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon ...

RESOURCE: Metrics Toolkit

Robin Champieux (Oregon Health and Science University), Heather Coates (IUPUI), and Stacy Konkiel (Altmetric) have released a Metrics Toolkit for understanding “what a [scholarly] metric means, how it is calculated, and if it’s a good match for your research question.” Champieux, Coates, and Konikel describe the purpose of the toolkit: We developed the Metrics Toolkit ...