Digital Literacy on a Dime: Designing Community-Based Digital Humanities Institutes across North Carolina Universities

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The Digital Humanities Collaborative of North Carolina (DHC-NC), formerly known as The Triangle Digital Humanities Network (TDHN), is a cross-institutional community of practice for the digi-curious humanists in North Carolina. The mission of the DHC-NC is to promote DH projects and practices across North Carolina in an inclusive and equitable fashion. In the Fall of ...

PROJECT: Volta River Commodities

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As part of the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative, Ryan Carty, a third-year PhD student in the History Department at Michigan State University, created the Volta River Commodities, a digital history project that focuses on trade statistics maintained by colonial officials stationed along the Volta River. Carty used commodity data obtained in the National Archives in ...

PROJECT: Fighting Fascist Spain: The Exhibit

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Montse Feu, an associate professor at Sam Houston State University, introduces Fighting Fascist Spain: The Exhibit, a project that visualizes the story of the Sociedades Hispanas Confederadas (SHC), a group of US Hispanic cultural and mutual aid societies devoted to the antifascist cause. This group was known for its activism and publication of, particularly through ...

RESOURCE: 2020 NDSA Agenda for Digital Stewardship

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The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Agenda Working Group has recently announced the publication of the 2020 NDSA Agenda for Digital Stewardship. According to the Working Group, made up of Micah Altman (MIT Libraries), Karen Cariani (WGBH Media Library and Archives), Bradley Daigle (Academic Preservation Trust), Christie Moffatt (National Library of Medicine (NLM)), Sibyl Schaefer ...

RESOURCE: Free Access to Digital Records

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The National Archives are currently making digital records available on their website at no cost to registered users. Registration is free, and as long as they abide by the terms of fair use, users can add up to ten items at a time to their baskets, with a maximum of 50 items over 30 days. ...

CFP: HathiTrust Research Center Advanced Collaborative Support Proposals – Deadline Extended

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The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) has extended the deadline for proposals for its Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS) Program. ACS promotes collaboration between researchers and HTRC staff “to solve challenging problems related to computational analysis of the HathiTrust corpus.” From the call: For this round of projects, we seek to collaborate with researchers who have independently ...

PROJECT: Innovator Brian Foo Incorporates “Citizen DJs” into Design Process

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Brian Foo, Library of Congress’s Innovator in Residence, authored a guest post on LOC’s The Signal blog on the Citizen DJ project. Foo describes the “central goal” of Citizen DJ is “to invite the public to create new music using audio and video material from the Library of Congress. Materials were handpicked for this project ...

POST: On COVID-19, research libraries, and … turtles

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Brian Lavoie (OCLC) recently published a post on OCLC Research’s blog, Hanging Together: “On COVID-19, research libraries, and … turtles.” Lavoie’s post summarizes recent  OCLC Research Library Partnership (RLP) Research Support Interest Group online sessions, with conversations focusing on “how completely the university research enterprise ground to a halt” and how this affected research libraries, their services, ...

POST: Remote Managing in the Time of Corona

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ACRLog has published a guest post from Candice Benjes-Small (William & Mary), “Remote Managing in the Time of Corona.” Benjes-Small, Head of Research Services at William & Mary Libraries, shares ten recommendations for how to manage library work and staff remotely during the pandemic. Much of Benjes-Small’s management focuses on flexibility and understanding that remote ...

RESOURCE: Finding Our Way: A Snapshot of Scholarly Communication Practitioners’ Duties & Training

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Maria Bonn (UIUC), Will Cross (NC State), and Josh Bolick (University of Kansas) have published “Finding Our Way: A Snapshot of Scholarly Communication Practitioners’ Duties & Training” in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.  From the abstract: INTRODUCTION Scholarly communication has arisen as a core academic librarianship competency, but formal training on scholarly communication ...

JOB: Research Librarian for Digital Humanities & History (UC Irvine)

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From the announcement: The UCI Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, and collaborative professional for the position of Research Librarian for Digital Humanities & History to lead the development and growth of the Libraries’ Digital Humanities Program. As a member of the Digital Scholarship Services Department, the Librarian manages digital humanities projects, provides instruction and consultation ...