RECOMMENDED: “Empowering Librarians to Support Digital Scholarship Research”

Eleanor Dickson (HathiTrust), Harriett Green (Washington University), Amanda Henley (UNC Chapel Hill), and Terese Heidenwolf (Lafayette College) recently presented “Empowering Librarians to Support Digital Scholarship Research” at ACRL 2019. The presentation discussed the findings of their three-year study “Digging Deeper, Reaching Further: Libraries Empowering Users to Mine the HathiTrust Digital Library Resources” (DDRF), a project ...

POST: Connections in Sound: Irish traditional music at AFC

In her article “Connections in Sound: Irish traditional music at AFC,” Meghan Ferriter (The Signal) highlights Patrick Egan, a scholar and musician from Ireland. Patrick recently began a six-month residency with the Library of Congress as a Kluge Fellow in Digital Studies. Throughout 2019, Patrick has a number of digital projects underway, sharing data about ...

RESOURCE: Code of Best Practices and Other Legal Tools for Software Preservation

The Software Preservation Network (SPN) has posted all seven episodes of the Code of Best Practices and Other Legal Tools for Software Preservation webinar series on its website. Episodes include: The Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Software Preservation, Why and How? Beginning the Preservation Workflow Making Software Available Within Institutions and Networks ...

JOB: Digital Preservation Program Manager, Emory University

From the announcement: Emory University Libraries seeks a Digital Preservation Program Manager who will play a lead role to establish a cohesive, effective, and achievable digital preservation program, ensuring the long-term viability of the university’s digital assets regardless of format.  The position will be responsible for the design, implementation, and management of policies, procedures, software, and ...

JOB: Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager, Ball State University

From the announcement: The Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager is a vital member of the Digital Scholarship and Special Collections unit of University Libraries and provides innovative leadership in the development and advancement of initiatives and programs related to scholarly communications, open access publishing, copyright compliance, and fair use. This position is a key member ...

JOB: Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of South Florida St. Petersburg

From the announcement: The Scholarly Communications Librarian will coordinate the NPMLs’ efforts related to copyright, open educational resources, and scholarly works in the library’s institutional repository. The librarian will serve on library and faculty committees and workgroups. The Scholarly Communication Librarian will work closely with faculty, researchers, students, staff, and librarians to assist in scholarly ...

RECOMMENDED: The Cornwall a-book: An Augmented Travel Guide Using Next Generation Paper

David M. Frohlich, Emily Corrigan-Kavanagh (both University of Surrey), et al. have published “The Cornwall a-book: An Augmented Travel Guide Using Next Generation Paper” in the Journal of Electronic Publishing. Their article describes the creation of two editions of an augmented book, or “a-book,” that serves as a guide to Cornwall. From the paper’s abstract: ...

PROJECT: DH Unplugged

Carleton University’s DIGH5000 graduate class has released DH Unplugged, a collaborative deck-building and storytelling game addressing current issues through critical Digital Humanities. The game, which is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, aims to provide an introduction to the digital humanities by encouraging players to come up with creative combinations of DH ...

POST: Should Libraries Be the Keepers of Their Cities’ Public Data?

Linda Poon’s (CityLab) article “Should Libraries Be the Keepers of Their Cities’ Public Data?” looks at the ways in which public libraries engage with open data, and in the process raises interesting questions about the ethics of data dissemination and the role of libraries in protecting privacy. From the article: Libraries are committed to protecting patrons’ ...

CFP: Digital Humanities Forum 2019

The University of Kansas has released a call for abstracts for the Digital Humanities Forum 2019, presented by the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH), which will take place in Lawrence, KS from October 3rd-4th, 2019. The theme of the forum this year is “Bodies, Justice, Futures,” which seeks to inspire presentations on ...

JOB: Head of the Digital Library, Washington University

From the announcement: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services division at Washington University Libraries, the Director of the Digital Library plans, implements, directs, and sustains projects, partnerships, and initiatives for the Digital Library at Washington University Libraries in alignment with Libraries’ objectives and institutional goals for teaching and ...