RECOMMENDED: Radical Collaboration: Making the Computational Turn in Special Collections and Archives

In a recent ResearchDataQ editorial, Montana State University (MSU) Library’s Justin D. Shanks (CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow), Sara Mannheimer (Assistant Professor, Data Librarian), and Jason Clark (Professor, Head of Special Collection and Archival Informatics) explore the computational turn in special collections and archives. With initiatives such as Collections as Data, librarians and archivists are working closer ...

POST: Co-creating Open Infrastructure to Support Epistemic Diversity and Knowledge Equity

Reflecting on the theme of this year’s Open Access Week, “Open For Whom,” Yasmeen Shorish and Leslie Chan turn their attention to scholarly infrastructure. In their post, Shorish and Chan call attention to questions of diversity, equity, and inclusion in scholarly communication, broadly construed to include digital humanities work happening within and beyond libraries. They ...

POST: ‘Despatches from the Fourth Quadrant’: Three observations from this year’s Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference

Stephen Brooks shares reflections from the recent DCDC2019 in Jisc‘s Content and Digitisation blog. ‘Despatches from the Fourth Quadrant’: Three observations from this year’s Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference, held November 12-14 in Birmingham, U.K. In addition to providing a thoughtful and detailed overview of the conference and its many innovations, Brooks noted several ...

CFP: Recounting Algorithms

The University of Toronto Mississauga Library invites proposals for its upcoming workshop, Recounting Algorithms: A Workshop on Critical Algorithm Studies in the Library. From the call: How can libraries and archives best contribute to emerging critical discourses around algorithms, machine learning, and artificial intelligence? Recounting Algorithms is a two-day workshop, supported by the Council on ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian (Fairfield University)

From the ad: Job Description: The Digital Scholarship Librarian provides leadership in the development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of digital scholarly initiatives. Participates in the Library’s Faculty Partnership program. Participates in the Library’s instruction program. Provides research services. EXPERIENCE:  Experience and knowledge of current practices in digital scholarship. Project management experience. Evidence of potential in ...

JOB: Center for Black Digital Scholarship Librarian (Penn State University)

From the ad: The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks creative and collaborative applicants for the Center for Black Digital Research (CBDR) Scholarship Librarian. This person will play a key leadership role in developing and coordinating scholarly activities and digital research initiatives in the Center for Black Digital Research. This position, supported by the Provost in ...

RECOMMENDED: Queer Criticalities, Instagram, and the Ethics of Museum Display

Dr. Horace Ballard, Curator of American Art at the Williams College Museum of Art, recently published an essay titled “Queer Criticalities, Instagram, and the ethics of museum display,” which looks at how critical queer theory can be used to analyze digital art history. Ballard “creates a theoretical framework of digital and aesthetic futurity that accords ...

CFP: Keystone DH 2020

Proposals are now being accepted for Keystone DH 2020. The Keystone DH annual conference will be held this year July 8-10, 2020 at Temple University in Philadelphia. From the call: Proposals are welcome on any aspect of digital technologies and their application to the humanities and/or social sciences. We highly encourage projects that focus on ...

CFP: Information-Communication Technologies Enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities (ICTeSSH) 2020 Conference

A Call for Papers has been issued for the International Conference on Information-communication technologies enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities (ICTeSSH). This three-day conference will take place June 29-July 1, 2020, and will bring together researchers, computer scientists, librarians, and more to “share experiences and research results on all aspects of ICT enhanced Social Sciences and ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian (Barnard College)

From the announcement: Barnard Library invites applications for an innovative and creative librarian or technologist to develop instructional programs and research consultation services that support the scholarship of faculty, researchers, and students at Barnard College. Reporting to the Director of Teaching, Learning and Digital Scholarship for the Library, the Digital Scholarship Librarian of the Digital ...

JOB: Digital Initiatives and Metadata Librarian (Hollins University)

From the announcement: The Wyndham Robertson Library at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Digital Initiatives and Metadata Librarian. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply. The position has the following responsibilities: Administers the library’s digital content initiatives by establishing and managing repository policies, standards, and workflows for ...