CFP: ACRL Preconferences at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

ACRL is looking for applications for half-day or full-day preconferences for the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. ACRL is looking for programs that focus on interactive learning using a variety of presentation styles and offer practical tips. Deadline is March 27, 2013. Who’s doing the session on DH and libraries? This post ...

POST: Born Digital Folklore and the Vernacular Web: An Interview with Robert Glenn Howard

This interview of Robert Glenn Howard (University of Wisconsin) by Trevor Owens (Library of Congress) offers a helpful introduction to the topic of born-digital folklore. Howard defines folklore as “the informally shared knowledge that we perceive as connecting us to each other,” and the two examine how this engagement has changed in a networked world. ...

CFP: Composing In/With/Through Archives: An Open-Access, Born Digital Edited Collection

The Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative at Michigan State University invites essays (8000 words) and case studies (3000 words) for a digital, OA edition that will examine, among other topics: How are we theorizing digital archives? How are we drawing from the work of digital archivists as we build our own archives and conduct digital archival ...

CFP: Day of DH 2013

Day of DH 2013 is April 8. The project brings together scholars interested in the digital humanities from around the world to document what they do on one day, answering the question, “Just what do digital humanists really do?” We’d love to see a strong turnout from librarians! The process is simple: before April 8, ...

OPPORTUNITY: NEH Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

The year’s summer institute, June 17 – July 6 in Jonesboro and Fayetteville, Arkansas, will address the issues surrounding the: “academic use of game engines, including the balance of immersion with accuracy, strategies for storytelling and graphical user interfaces (GUIs) in ‘serious’ games, and questions of power and appropriateness in using video game conventions to ...

JOB: National Digital Stewardship Resident (Library of Congress)

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JOB: Coordinator, Digital Library Services at Florida Virtual Campus

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RESOURCE: Appraising our Digital Investment: Sustainability of Digitized Special Collections in ARL Libraries

A new report from the Association of Research Libraries and Ithaka S+R investigates the financial and technological longevity of digital special collections: While many research libraries have begun to digitize their collections and share best practices around the steps required to create digital content, much less is known about what happens post-launch…[this study] offers a ...

POST: The CODATA Mission: Preserving Scientific Data for the Future

At Spellbound Blog, Jeanne Kramer-Smith has posted on a session from The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation conference, sponsored by UNESCO in cooperation with the University of British Columbia and held in September 2012 in Vancouver. Untangling the acronyms, Kramer-Smith identifies the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) ...

PROJECT: transcribe.unl.edu: Collaborative transcription at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has unveiled the first project in its effort to transcribe digitized documents through crowd-sourcing. UNL “alumni, students, and friends” are invited to volunteer to transcribe the collection of UNL’s historical Cornhusker yearbooks. The transcription project arose through a collaboration between the Archives & Special Collections, the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH), ...

RESOURCE: code4lib 2013 Conference

code4lib’s 2013 conference, held February 12-14 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, included sessions dedicated to open source projects, crowd transcription, metadata, HathiTrust relevance ranking, REST APIs, born digital special collections, and many other topics of interest to dh+lib readers. While event organizers finalize the transfer and load of video files from the event, the ...