RESOURCE: Open Monograph Press 1.0

The Public Knowledge Project has announced the release of Open Monograph Press in 1.0. OMP is a free, open-source platform: “for managing the editorial workflow required to see monographs, edited volumes, and scholarly editions through internal and external review, editing, cataloguing, production, and publication.” In developing OMP as a new module, PKP has also provided ...

OPPORTUNITIES: Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Publications Liaison

The ADHO invites applications for Publications Liaison, “a volunteer position to help increase the visibility of the association’s journals and other publications.” This would be a great opportunity for a librarian to get involved in a DH project. From the position description: ADHO publications are primarily owned by its constituent organizations; these publications include: LLC. ...

RESOURCE: Starting and Sustaining DH Centers

This past week, centerNet announced a new initiative around starting and sustaining DH Centers. A resources page, featuring “talks, articles, sample DH proposals, and other sources of information about ways to start and sustain DH centers,” has been added to the centerNet website. Additionally, a new centerNet listserv has been launched around the topic: DHCenterStartUp. ...

RESOURCE: Scalar

Is it a book? A website? Scalar, developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, was just openly released in beta, with access via the Scalar servers. The platform aims to provide a platform for multimodal scholarship, liberating authors from linear structures and plugin-heavy platforms to enable “long-form, born-digital scholarship online.” This free, user-friendly, open-source platform features an RDF ...

RESOURCE: Announcing a Free “Personal Digital Archiving” Publication

The Library of Congress has released a free PDF compilation of key blog posts from its digital preservation blog, The Signal. Intended as “a primer for the digital archive novice, as well as a refresher for those with more experience,” the publication addresses the challenges that individuals face in preserving their personal digital content. The ...

PROJECT: Telling Data: Artifacts and the Digital Humanities

At last week’s DH: The Next Generation symposium at Simmons College, a group from Harvard’s metaLAB presented on Data Artifacts. The research initiative: seeks to understand the collections data of libraries and other institutions as cultural objects—as artifacts, things assembled by human hands and minds, with stories to tell and values to express. In particular, ...

POST: JLA Lights the Way

On Saturday, the news broke that the entire editorial board of the Journal of Library Administration (JLA) had resigned in protest of the journal’s restrictive author agreement. In a post on ACRLog, Scott Walter (Editor of College and Research Libraries) puts this move in context with the open access movement and asks, “Why do so ...

PROJECT: Announcing the Praxis Network

Last week the University of Virginia’s Scholar’s Lab announced the launch of the Praxis Network, featuring graduate programs at the University of Virginia, Michigan State University, CUNY Graduate Center, University College London, and Duke University, and undergraduate programs at Hope College and Brock University. The network is: a new partnership of innovative graduate and undergraduate ...

RESOURCE: Border Trouble: On the Frontiers of Digital Scholarship

Spencer Keralis (Director of Digital Scholarship, University of North Texas) has posted the text and slides of his presentation on the panel “New Frontiers for Research, Teaching and Learning: Digital Scholarship and Latin@ Archives/Nuevas Fuentes para Investigación, Enseñanza and Aprendizaje: Estudios Digitales y Archivos Latin@s” at the Fourth Texas Jalisco Conference in Education and Culture. The ...

OPPORTUNITIES: THATCamp Alabama

The Alabama Digital Humanities Center announces THATCamp Alabama, to be held August 9-10, 2013, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. Registration for the event will open in April. This post was produced through a cooperation between Caro Pinto, Gergana Kostova, and Anna Kijas (Editors-at-Large for the week), Sarah Potvin (Editor for the week), ...

RESOURCE: How to Git

Over on the ACRL TechConnect Blog, Eric Phetteplace has provided an introduction to Git and its potential relevance, along with instructions on tackling it, promising: “If you are generally afraid of anything that reminds you of the DOS Prompt, you’re not alone and you’re also totally capable of learning Git.” In an earlier post on ...