Digital Literacy on a Dime: Designing Community-Based Digital Humanities Institutes across North Carolina Universities

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The Digital Humanities Collaborative of North Carolina (DHC-NC), formerly known as The Triangle Digital Humanities Network (TDHN), is a cross-institutional community of practice for the digi-curious humanists in North Carolina. The mission of the DHC-NC is to promote DH projects and practices across North Carolina in an inclusive and equitable fashion. In the Fall of ...

CFP: Exploring Literacies Through Digital Humanities

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This past year an informal group of librarians began meeting to discuss the intricate relationships between digital humanities (DH) and literacies—information literacy, visual literacy, digital literacy, data literacy, and the like—with the intention of fostering a larger conversation around the topic and learn more about what’s actually happening “on the ground.” The group was motivated ...

Project Manuals as Zones of Engagement: Working Across Disciplines in a Digital Project

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The structure of digital humanities projects is often predicated on a manual or guidance document that supports project frameworks and outcomes. Heather F. Ball (St. John’s University), and Kate Simpson (IASH Fellow at Edinburgh University), as a librarian and literary historian respectively, have begun to explore the role of such documentation in the work of ...

Data Librarianship: A Path and an Ethic

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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“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 ...