POST: Toward Adversary Anthropologies, or, How to Build Your Own Revolutionary Infrastructure

In a recent article in Cultural Anthropology, Marcel LaFlamme (University of Washington) and Dominic Boyer (Rice University) argue that open access publishing has the potential to facilitate a more revolutionary anthropology, despite the discipline’s reluctance to embrace the movement: Yet the open-access movement has never really caught fire in anthropology beyond a fervent corps of ...

CFParticipation: ARL, Wikimedia, and Linked Open Data: Draft White Paper Open for Comments through November 30

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) invites comments on a draft white paper on the potential uses of Wikidata as a linked open data (LOD) repository for library data. In addition to Wikidata’s function as a possible repository, the white paper task force notes that “a significant use case driving the formation of the task ...

CFP: Library Publishing Coalition Forum 2019

The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) is accepting proposals for the Library Publishing Forum in Vancouver, BC, from May 8–10, 2019. In addition to presentations, sessions may include other formats such as workshops, working sessions, roundtables, and panel discussions. Forum organizers encourage: Proposals that consider and promote discussions of diversity and inclusion; Case studies that highlight ...

CFP: Digital Approaches to Teaching Historical Languages (DAtTeL)

The Callidus project invites applications for the Digital Approaches to Teaching Historical Languages (DAtTeL) workshop scheduled for March 28–29 at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The organizers welcome contributions that deal with any aspect of computer-assisted language learning for historical languages and the specific affordances of blended learning in this area. We want to especially encourage ...

CFP: Right2Left at DHSI 2019

The Right2Left Organising Committee is soliciting proposals for a half-day workshop on June 8, 2019, at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute. The workshop will focus on digital work in languages written from right to left (RTL), and topics may include: multi-directional texts digital methods and RTL scripts RTL workarounds pre-Unicode histories of RTL digital environments ...

JOB: Assistant Research Scholar: Digital Initiatives, New York University

From the announcement: The Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University seeks an Assistant Research Scholar to help develop, implement, and extend its digital projects and to participate in the scholarly life of the ISAW community. A key component of the ISAW Library’s mission is to ...

JOB: Digital Collections Librarian, University of San Francisco

From the announcement: The Jesuit University of San Francisco’s Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning Resource Center seeks an engaged, innovative, and enthusiastic individual for the position of Digital Collections Librarian. The Library has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and seeks candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. ...

JOB: Director of Scholarly Communications, University of North Carolina Greensboro

From the announcement: The University Libraries seek an experienced, innovative, and collaborative librarian to serve as Director for Scholarly Communications. The UNC Greensboro Libraries are committed to advancing the capabilities of university researchers through improved forms of scholarly communication, particularly in the emerging digital publishing environment. The ideal candidate is a librarian with a law ...

RECOMMENDED: Shining Light On Tragedy: Collecting 14,000,000 Tweets Following the 1 October Mass Shooting

A post on the University of Nevada Las Vegas Libraries’ Blog announced the release of a collection of 14,000,000 tweets relating to the mass shooting that occurred at the 2017 Route 91 music festival. The post details the work of Thomas Padilla, Miranda Barrie, and other UNLV Libraries staff and describes some of the complexity ...

POST: Building Digital Content Management Capacity with Library Carpentry

In a post at The Signal, Jesse A. Johnston (Library of Congress) reported on a Library Carpentry event held at the Library of Congress as a follow up to their 2017 Software Carpentry workshop. The range of experiences, collections responsibilities, and technical know-how made for a lively learning environment, which was perfect for The Carpentries learner-focused ...

RESOURCE: Using Static Site Generators for Scholarly Publications & Open Educational Resources

The latest issue of Code4Lib Journal includes an article by Chris Diaz (Northwestern University), entitled “Using Static Site Generators for Scholarly Publications and Open Educational Resources.” In it, Diaz considers the role static site generators may afford can play in libraries’ open publishing activities. Static sites are cheap to host and require very few computing ...