RECOMMENDED: Caselaw Access Project

The Library Innovation Lab at Harvard University has just released the Caselaw Access Project (CAP), an initiative that aims to make available all published U.S. court decisions: CAP includes all official, book-published United States case law — every volume designated as an official report of decisions by a court within the United States. Our scope ...

RECOMMENDED: Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black

African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities Initiative (AADHum) at the University of Maryland recently held its first national conference, Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black. The conference explored: What happens to digital humanities inquiry when we begin with Black culture, Black thought, and Black persons at the center of our endeavors? How does this shift challenge and expand ...

RECOMMENDED: American Quarterly Special Issue on Digital Humanities

American Quarterly has released a special issue exploring the intersections of digital humanities with American Studies, through critical essays, digital project reviews, and applications of computational and multimodal methods. From the introduction: As areas of inquiry in 2018, American studies and digital humanities share several characteristics: both are subject to frequent reflections on, and critiques ...

RECOMMENDED: Archive Journal Special Issue: Digital Medieval Manuscript Cultures

The latest from Archive Journal is a Special Issue on Digital Medieval Manuscript Cultures. In their introduction to the essays, Michael Hanrahan (Bates College) and Bridget Whearty (Binghamton University-SUNY) outline key questions and concerns present in the issue: More than two decades into the ‘incunabula’ period of digitization, as digital manuscripts are regularly incorporated into ...

RECOMMENDED: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (film)

Jason Schmitt (Clarkson University) has released a new film, Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, that explores the academic publishing system: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines ...

RECOMMENDED: Piloting Digital Scholarship with the John W. Kluge Center and LC Labs

In a post at the Library Of Congress’s blog, The Signal, Eileen Jakeway (Library of Congress) reported on a recent collaborative Digital Scholarship pilot with the John W. Kluge Center. Jakeway drew on a variety of tools and resources to design the program based on the needs of “all the fellows, interns and staff in ...

RECOMMENDED: Diversity Work and Digital Carework in Higher Education

Roopika Risam (Salem State University) has published “Diversity Work and Digital Carework in Higher Education” in First Monday, in which shes addresses the under-examined intersections of affective labor in diversity work and digital humanities. These affective dimensions of diversity work, coupled with the emergence of information and communication technologies that facilitate social media have given rise ...

RECOMMENDED: Designing Digital Scholarship Ecologies

This week, the Idealis featured Micah Vandegrift’s (Florida State University -> North Carolina State University) preprint, “Designing Digital Scholarship Ecologies,” in which he offers a holistic view of digital scholarship and outlines how it is changing the academic library landscape. From the abstract: Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communication are transforming the practice of librarianship by ...

RECOMMENDED: DLF Fellow Reflections

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) has been publishing reports from its 2017 Fellows. This round-up covers posts by fellows reflecting on the DLF Forum and the Liberal Arts Colleges/HBCUs pre-conference, held in October 2017 in Pittsburgh. In a post published this week, Nicola Andrews (North Carolina State University) writes: However, as I prepared to travel ...

RECOMMENDED: Identifying Early Modern Books: Challenges for Citation Practices in Book History and Early Modern Studies

Archive Journal has published an essay by Meaghan Brown (Folger Shakespeare Library), Paige Morgan (University of Miami), and Jessica Otis (Carnegie Mellon University), “Identifying Early Modern Books: Challenges for Citation Practices in Book History and Early Modern Studies.” The article considers the tools and methodologies of bibliometrics, offering insights into the study of citations to ...

RECOMMENDED: Computation in Conversation

Shawn Averkamp (New York Public Library) gave a presentation, “Computation in Conversation,” at a Library of Congress event hosted by NDSR resident Charlotte Kostelic (@chuckkostelic). As part of the residency, the NDSR fellows each organize an educational event, and Averkamp discussed metadata enrichment of digital collections. From her slide notes: I want to talk today ...