RESOURCE: University Libraries using Virtual Reality Technology to Preserve the Past

Michelle Rebaleati (University of Nevada, Reno University Libraries Multimedia Specialist) delivered a TedX talk on the use of virtual reality and digital archives for preserving the past at the recent TEDxUniversityofNevada. Her talk, “How virtual reality can help us preserve the past,” covered several digital projects, including: The Reno Street Art Project, “a multimedia time ...

CFP: DLF Forum 2019

The Digital Library Federation invites proposals for the 2019 DLF Forum (October 14-16) and Learn@DLF (October 13), our pre-conference workshop day, which will be held at the beautiful Water Street Marriott in Tampa, Florida. A separate call will be issued for Digital Preservation 2019, the annual conference of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (October 16-17, 2019). Submissions from members and nonmembers are welcome. Students, ...

OPPORTUNITY: AfricanaDHi, Call for Applications

“AfricanaDHi 2019: Digital Humanities in Black” is a three week online workshop to be held from May 28- June 11, 2019 in association with the Center for Digital Humanities at the University of Arizona. During the DHi, which is supported by an National Endowment for the Humanities Institutes in Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities ...

JOB: Manager of Digital Collections as Data, Johns Hopkins University

From the announcement: The Manager of Digital Collections as Data will develop a vision for and implement a program of digital collections as data. The Manager will provide leadership in further development and management of the Institutional Repository (“JScholarship”), direct digitization services including developing services for use of digitization services beyond the library, and collaborate ...

RECOMMENDED: A Season of Women in Culture and Technology, Europeana Pro

Europeana Pro recently launched an initiative, Season of Women in Culture and Technology, a series of posts spotlighting leading women in the digital and GLAM sectors through interviews and profiles. The initiative aims “to empower women and increase their participation in the digital economy,” and “highlight the achievements of both modern and historical women.” Posts ...

CFP: Altmetric Annual Research Grant

Since 2016, Altmetric has offered an annual research grant funding a project up to $2000 USD to support explorations on how research is shared and discussed online. For the 2019 cycle, the review panel is interested in “proposals for projects that focus on engagement with and the reach of humanities research, in all its forms.” ...

CFP: Open Pedagogy: Varied Definitions, Multiple Approaches

Interested authors are invited to submit chapter proposals of a forthcoming openly published book, Open Pedagogy: Varied Definitions, Multiple Approaches. Expected to be published in June 2020, the book aims to “examine library/faculty collaborative explorations into open pedagogical practices.” From the CFP: The term “open” has been heavily used in the past decade or more ...

JOB: Digital Initiatives Librarian, Newberry Library

From the announcement: Position summary: Under the direction of the Digital Initiatives Manager, the Digital Initiatives Librarian serves as technical lead for the department, assessing complex digital project requirements and providing technical solutions that balance quality, efficiency, and sustainability. As a key member of Digital Initiatives and Services, the Librarian increases the visibility and usability ...

RECOMMENDED: Archiving DH, Parts 1 and 2

The University of Virginia’s Scholars’ Lab has recently published a series of posts on the issues involved in archiving digital humanities on their blog. “Archiving DH Part 1: The Problem,” by Ammon Shepard (Scholars’ Lab) focuses on laying out the issue of maintaining digital humanities projects over time. Shepard bemoans the current state of planning ...

RESOURCE: Preserve This Podcast

The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) has launched Preserve This Podcast, a podcast about preserving podcasts, as well as a series of workshops designed to aid podcasters, producers, and archivists in learning to archive podcasts. In addition to the workshops and podcast episodes produced by Molly Schwartz (METRO), Mary Kidd (New York Public Library), ...

RESOURCE: Ten myths around open scholarly publishing

Jonathan P. Tennant (IGDORE), Harry Crane (Rutgers University), Tom Crick (Swansea University), Jacinto Davila (Universidad de Los Andes), Asura Enkhbayar (Simon Fraser University), Johanna Havemann (IGDORE), Bianca Kramer (Utrecht University), Ryan Martin (North Carolina State University), Paola Masuzzo (IGDORE), Andy Nobes (International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications), Curt Rice (), Bárbara R. López (Asesora Producción Científica), Tony Ross-Hellauer (Graz University), Susanne Sattler (Imperial College London), Paul Thacker (independent journalist), and Marc Vanholsbeeck (Université Libre de Bruxelles) have made their paper, “Ten ...