Data Librarianship: A Path and an Ethic

Data Librarianship: A Path and an Ethic
Vicky Steeves is the Librarian for Research Data Management and Reproducibility at New York University – a dual appointment between NYU’s Division of Libraries and Center for Data Science. Vicky contributes to ReproZip, is a co-founder of LIS Scholarship Archive, and developed Women Working in Openness – an effort initiated by April Hathcock. Vicky holds a ...

First Things First: Conducting an Environmental Scan

First Things First: Conducting an Environmental Scan
As a digital humanities librarian, E. Leigh Bonds (The Ohio State University) undertook an institutional environmental scan as the basis for assessment, identifying gaps, and developing recommendations. In this post, Bonds details her approach and framework, which prompted conversations and coordination across campus. In August 2016, I became The Ohio State University’s first Digital Humanities ...

Looking Back on Five Years of dh+lib

Looking Back on Five Years of dh+lib
The dh+lib site debuted at the Digital Library Federation Forum in November 2012. As we approach the five-year anniversary of this project, we thought we should take a moment to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going. Sarah and Roxanne are the founding editors of dh+lib and, along with Zach Coble (who joined ...

Open Stacks: Making DH Labor Visible

Open Stacks: Making DH Labor Visible
Laura Braunstein is the Digital Humanities Librarian at Dartmouth College and co-edited Digital Humanities and the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists (ACRL 2015). Last June, a group of librarians, technologists, and scholars met at Middlebury College in Vermont to think about how to move forward on a proposed network, the Digital Liberal Arts ...

Farewell to dh+lib Review Editor Caro Pinto, and Thank You!

It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that we announce that Caro Pinto, who has served as an editor for the dh+lib Review since 2013, will be stepping away from her role with the Review. Caro has written dozens of Review posts over the past four years, and has shaped hundreds more. Caro’s first ...

dh+lib at MLA 2017

Many of our readers may remember (and miss!) the annual list of digital humanities sessions at the Modern Language Association (MLA) conference created by Mark Sample (Davidson College). This year, we’re fortunate to have at our disposal a community-sourced spreadsheet, created by Carrie Johnston (Wake Forest University) and containing 52 sessions relevant to digital humanities. ...

DH (+ Lib) at the AHA Annual Meeting in Denver

The American Historical Association Annual Meeting (in snowy Denver) starts tomorrow. For those of you attending and wondering what you’d like to go see (or for those of us not in attendance, but following on Twitter), Seth Denbo has put together a list of digital history presentations at AHA. One of the dh+lib crew (Thomas ...

Building a dh+lib Community with a Global Outlook

“How can we move beyond a monolingual DH, and promote exchange of works among linguistic communities? And how can we ensure this exchange is ongoing and sustainable?” dh+lib has long been interested in tackling these issues for our community of practice. The 2016 Digital Humanities conference will offer an opportunity to design and test an approach: attendees ...

Forging a community of practice for digital library pedagogy: An update from the new Digital Library Federation Digital Library Pedagogy group

Eleanor Dickson (University of Illinois) and Elizabeth Kelly (Loyola University New Orleans) are the founders and co-chairs of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Digital Library Pedagogy group, launched in late 2015 with the goal of building a community of practice around teaching with and about digital collections. In this post, Dickson and Kelly report on the activities ...

CFP: Library DH (a dh+lib Special issue)

Librarians have a long history with the digital humanities. And yet, here we are: four years after the first meeting of the ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group, three years after digital humanities in libraries was framed as an “emerging trend” in a special issue of the Journal of Library Administration, two years after ACRL crowned ...

LES/DHIG Meetup at ALA Midwinter 2016

Braving the cold at ALA Midwinter 2016? Interested in literature, Digital Humanities, or libraries? Join the Digital Humanities Interest Group and the Literatures in English Section of ACRL on Saturday, January 9, 6:00-8:00 PM for an informal meetup at Tap Trailhouse, 19 Union Street, Boston. Amanda Rust, Laura Braunstein, and Thomas Padilla will be there as organizers of the ...