A Report on SXSW 2013

A Report on SXSW 2013
Interactive LED public art at Republic Square Park. In this post, dh+lib Editor Zach Coble (Gettysburg College) shares his experience as a librarian at South By Southwest. What were librarians doing at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive this year? In a nutshell, we were displaying the innovative ideas driving libraries today and busting outdated perceptions ...

Street Librarianship, Without the Streets

Library book wagon. Tyler St. Branch, from Boston Public Library’s photostream on Flickr Is the axis of dh and libraries one of privilege, or does it have the potential to advance social justice? In this post, Alycia Sellie of the Brooklyn College Library, looks to street librarianship and considers the potential of the digital to ...

CFP: Responding to JLA’s DH in Libraries– Deadline Extended

dh+lib has received some excellent proposals in response to our call to address the recent Journal of Library Administration special issue dedicated to DH and Libraries. By request, we’ve extended the deadline to allow submissions through Friday, March 15, 2013. We’re looking for: 500-1500 word posts, to be featured on dh+lib, responding to the overall issue ...

CFP: Responding to JLA’s DH in Libraries

The editors of dh+lib would like to invite submissions in response to the recent special issue of the Journal of Library Administration. As noted earlier on dh+lib, JLA devoted its first issue of 2013 to DH in libraries. Digital Humanities in Libraries: New Models for Scholarly Engagement features six articles that address both the theoretical ...

Pushing the Boundaries: DH and Libraries at MLA13

Boston, Masssachussetts – cathedral by diggin90650, on Flickr Amanda Rust (English + Theatre Librarian at Northeastern University Libraries) writes here about her experience at MLA13, demonstrating the value of librarians venturing to conferences beyond our professional borders. Amanda also attended the THATCamp MLA unconference; her reflections on that are here. It is, of course, impossible ...

Reflections on THATCamp MLA 2013

In this post, Amanda Rust (English + Theatre Librarian at Northeastern University Libraries) shares her notes and reflections from THATCamp MLA, and offers advice for those considering THATCamp attendance. THATCamp MLA, held in Boston on January 2, 2013, just before the annual MLA Convention, had a rich selection of session proposals (the final schedule is here). While I’ll report ...

Introducing the dh+lib Aggregator

Introducing the dh+lib Aggregator
One of the findings of the ACRL Digital Humanities Discussion Group’s inital survery was that respondants were interersted in an aggregation service that presented a curated selection of content from the web on digital humanities and libraries. In response to that need, dh+lib is excited to unveil its aggregator, a volunteer-driven service for highlighting and ...

Teaching Digital Scholarship in the Library

John Russell is currently teaching a graduate-level course in digital scholarship. In this post, he introduces the course and discusses the decisions he made in its design. For more DH syllabi, visit the CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide. The University of Oregon Libraries recently established a Digital Scholarship Center; one of our first new activities is ...

TEI and Libraries: New Avenues for Digital Literacy?

In this post, Harriett Green looks at how libraries can use TEI to advance digital literacy. For further reading, the author has also provided a list of recommended resources. A prominent theme of the TEI 2012 Annual Members Meeting and Conference was how to make TEI an even more viable tool for scholarly discourse and ...

Digital Humanities & Cultural Heritage, or, The Opposite of Argumentation

Back in August, Miriam Posner’s post “What are some challenges to doing DH in the library?” initiated a wide-ranging conversation in the blogosphere examining the relationship between DH and libraries. As the dh+lib blog gets a’rolling, it seems useful both to revisit Miriam’s post, but also remind ourselves of the potential DH holds to enable ...

Evaluating DH Work: Guidelines for Librarians

In this post, Zach Coble explores the benefits of creating guidelines for the evaluation of librarians’ digital humanities work for the purposes of hiring, appointment, tenure, and promotion, and offers a basic framework for what those guidelines might look like. This post was published in the Journal of Digital Humanities, volume 1, issue 4. Digital ...