POST: Building Collaboration between Wikipedia and West Virginia University Libraries

From the special edition of #DLFcontribute, Kelly Doyle (West Virginia University Libraries) and Ashleigh D. Coren (University of Maryland, College Park) discuss how they leveraged Wikimedia Foundation’s #1lib1ref (1 librarian, 1 reference) campaign “to highlight how librarians use Wikipedia to fill in public knowledge gaps about local and marginalized knowledge.” We wanted to challenge our participants’ preconceived ...

POST: Race, Print, and Digital Humanities: Pedagogical Approaches

AHA Today, the blog for the American Historical Association, has published a post by Amy E. Earhart and Maura Ives (both Texas A&M), “Race, Print, and Digital Humanities: Pedagogical Approaches.” The authors describe the teaching of a graduate and undergraduate course at Texas A&M that applied “the methods of book history—enumerative bibliography and scholarly editing—to the ...

POST: On creating tools with intentionality: a #BlackDigArchive recap

Becca Quon (DLF) has published a write-up of her experience attending the Digital Blackness in the Archive symposium for the Digital Library Federation’s website. Quon summarizes the purpose of the symposium, “which brought together DocNow community members to ‘address issues at the intersection of archival practice and the existence of Black people on the web and social media.'” Quon also ...

POST: What We Know and What They Know: Scholarly Communication, Usability, and Un-Usability

In a post for the ACRLog entitled, “What We Know and What They Know: Scholarly Communication, Usability, and Un-Usability,” Dylan Burns (Utah State University) considers the usability of library collections in relation to the growing use of SciHub, #Icanhazpdf, and #Twitterlibraryloan. He points out that students at his institution use SciHub because, as they have reported ...

POST: Memory Lab Network: An interview with Project Manager Lorena Ramirez-Lopez

Jaime Mears (LoC) has posted an interview with Lorena Ramírez-López (the Memory Lab Network) on The Signal, the Library of Congress’ digital stewardship blog. Ramírez-López, the Project Manager for the Memory Lab Network, has been hosting weekly FAQ sessions for potential partners interested in applying to the newly formed network. Funded by an Institute of ...

POST: Collections as Data & Information Literacy

John Russell (Penn State University, and dh+lib contributing editor) and Allyssa Bruce (Kansas State University) explore the intersection of library collections and information literacy in a guest post for the Collections as Data project. In “Collections as Data & Information Literacy,” Russell and Bruce approach the Santa Barbara Statement on Collections as Data from the ...

POST: Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC), Phase II

The University of Virginia has announced the second phase of the Social Networks and Archival Context cooperative program, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in a post on the U.S. National Archives Blog. Known as SNAC, the program began in 2010 with funding from the NEH and aimed to “explore the feasibility of extracting ...

POST: Teaching with Digital Archives

The AHA Today blog of the American Historical Association has published a piece by John Rosinbum called “Teaching with Digital Archives,” in which he discusses the use of openly available resources with his undergraduate history class. I have found that targeted and guided use of digital archives in the classroom can powerfully engage students and ...

POST: Playing at Orientation: Interview with the Designers of “The Parasite” at University of Chicago

For the Chronicle of Higher Education’s ProfHacker blog, Anastasia Salter (University of Central Florida) interviewed Patrick Jagoda and Kristen Schilt, two of the creators (with Heidi Coleman [all University of Chicago]) of an alternate reality game,”The Parasite,” which was a part of undergraduate orientation at the University of Chicago this fall. The conversation details the collaborations and ...

POST: The Ivory Tower Can’t Keep Ignoring Tech (NYTimes)

Cathy O’Neil (mathbabe.org) published an opinion piece in the New York Times suggesting that academia should play a larger and more responsible role in educating lawmakers and lobbyists on the problems with influential algorithms. She argues that the issue of limited engagement of algorithmic ethics in academia stems from limited infrastructure in addition to there being ...

POST: Radical Speculation and Ursula K. Le Guin

Issue 12 of Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology reimagines new media and technology in the works of science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin. The papers in the special issue were drawn from the December 2016 Tiptree Symposium at the University of Oregon, an event that celebrated Le Guin’s work. Editor ...