POST: Launching the Boston Research Center

Dan Cohen (Northeastern University) has just published a blog post about Northeastern University’s new grant from the Mellon Foundation to establish a Boston Research Center (BRC). Cohen writes that The BRC will seek to unify major archival collections related to Boston, hundreds of data sets about the city, digital modes of scholarship, and a wide ...

RESOURCE: Mashups and Matters of Concern: Generative Approaches to Digital Collections

Mitchell Whitelaw (Australian National University) has just published an article in the Open Library of the Humanities on remaking digital collections. Whitelaw examines how projects like Drifter (2016) and Succession (2014) remix  sources to create new kinds of digital collections. He argues: Such approaches generate an expansive range of unforeseeable outcomes, while retaining a highly ...

CFP: Open Education Southern Symposium

The Open Education Southern Symposium, scheduled for October 1–2, 2018 at the University of Arkansas, is now accepting proposals for presentations, panel discussions, and lightning talks. From the announcement: We welcome proposals from organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, special libraries, and any others involved in open education and open pedagogy. We’re particularly interested ...

CFParticipation: Digital Library Pedagogy Cookbook

The DLF Digital Library Pedagogy Group invites contributions to an online, open resource on digital library lesson plans and institutional strategies. From the call: We seek to coordinate a collection of instructional resources that recognizes and reflects the diversity of context and practice within this broad field. We take as models the popular Library Instruction ...

JOB: Metadata Implementation Specialist, Penn State University

From the announcement: Penn State University Libraries seek a Metadata Implementation Specialist to oversee metadata creation, remediation, and quality assurance for digital scholarly content in the Libraries’ digital repository systems. Current systems of focus include: Scholarsphere (Institutional Repository) and our Cultural Heritage Objects repository. These repository systems are key to providing access to Penn State ...

JOB: Head of Scholarly Communications, Emory University

From the announcement: The Emory Libraries seek a dynamic professional to lead the Scholarly Communications Office.  The ideal candidate will join a collaborative team of two librarians and two paraprofessionals and provide leadership in planning and managing all aspects of scholarly communications.  The Scholarly Communications Office website (https://sco.library.emory.edu) and the Research Data website (http://researchdata.emory.edu) provide ...

POST: Kathleen Fitzpatrick on Open Scholarship, Humanities Commons, and more

The Open Access In Media Studies blog published an interview with Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Michigan State University) conducted by Jeroen Sondervan (Utrecht University and OA Media Studies) and Jeff Pooley (Muhlenberg College). The interview covers Fitzpatrick’s work on open access initiatives in the humanities, and touches on the roles of academic libraries and librarians in that ...

POST: Tropy: A Tool I Wish I Had When Writing My Dissertation

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Profhacker column has published a post by Lee Skallerup Bessette (University of Mary Washington) entitled Tropy: A Tool I Wish I Had When Writing My Dissertation. In the piece, Bessette highlights the research photo management tool released by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason ...

EVENT: Deconstructing Digital Scholarship Consultations in the Library (ALA Preconference)

On Friday, June 22, the ALA Digital Scholarship Section is offering an ALA preconference workshop for liaison librarians and functional specialist librarians entitled Deconstructing Digital Scholarship Consultations in the Library. The session’s learning outcomes include: Articulate how digital scholarship fits into higher education and why academic libraries are engaging in digital scholarship Identify similarities and ...

EVENT: AUP conversations in Digital Humanities

On May 8, the Journals Committee of the Association of University Presses will convene a conversation with Paul Spence (King’s College London) and Niamh Thornton (University of Liverpool).  From the announcement: Paul and Niamh will be considering the current issues and topics of discussion in Digital Humanities, as well as talking about projects they are ...

OPPORTUNITY: ARL Digital Scholarship Institute at Indiana University

The Association of Research Libraries has announced the opening of applications for its third ARL Digital Scholarship Institute, to take place July 30–August 3, 2018 at Indiana University. The Digital Scholarship Institute is a five-day, cohort-based opportunity for professionals in ARL member libraries who are new to digital scholarship and would like to develop their skills ...