RECOMMENDED: The Rise, Fall, and Possible Rise of Open News Platforms

David Weinberger‘s Shorenstein Center fellowship paper, “The Rise, Fall, and Possible Rise of Open News Platforms: The Twisty Path towards a Net Ecosystem That Makes News More Discoverable, Reusable, and Relevant,” was released this week. The paper details the open APIs developed by The Guardian, The New York Times, and NPR, and how the usage and ...

RECOMMENDED: Humanities Data: A Necessary Contradiction

Miriam Posner (University of California, Los Angeles) has shared the text of her talk, “Humanities Data: A Necessary Contradiction,” given at the Harvard Purdue Data Management Symposium. Posner suggests that libraries have an “underexplored opportunity” to help humanities scholars manage their research data, but notes the peculiarity of humanities data as compared to science or ...

RECOMMENDED: Stewarding Digital Humanities Work on the Web at MITH

Trevor Muñoz (Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities) has written the first of what will become a summer series of posts documenting the preservation work that MITH has undertaken since its founding in 1999. “Stewarding Digital Humanities Work on the Web at MITH” introduces the institution’s guiding principles and details the considerations involved in ...

RECOMMENDED: State of the Union—and Corpus Comparison

In advance of Tuesday’s State of the Union address, Benjamin Schmidt (Northeastern University) and Mitch Fraas (University of Pennsylvania) created a series of interactive graphics for The Atlantic that allow readers to explore the State of the Union addresses of every U.S. president: The Language of the State of the Union and Mapping the State ...

RECOMMENDED: Libraries Supporting Digital Scholarship

Dot Porter (University of Pennsylvania) has shared a post, “Libraries Supporting Digital Scholarship: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies as an Object Lesson,” based on her recent keynote at the ACRL-Delaware Valley Chapter annual meeting. Porter writes: “I … realized that reuse of data is not new. In fact, it is ancient, and thinking in these ...

RECOMMENDED: Life on the Outside: Collections, Contexts, and the Wild, Wild Web

Tim Sherratt (National Library of Australia) has shared the text of “Life on the Outside: Collections, Contexts, and the Wild, Wild Web,” a talk given at the Japanese Association for the Digital Humanities conference. Sherratt discusses some of the challenges to and rewards for cultural heritage institutions sharing their collections online using examples from his work at ...

RECOMMENDED: Here and There: Creating DH Community

Miriam Posner (UCLA) has posted the text of a talk she gave at the Digital Frontiers conference, titled “Here and There: Creating DH Community.” Posner begins by addressing some of the larger issues around building community: For me, community happens when people are genuinely invested in seeing each other succeed. This doesn’t happen by being ...

RECOMMENDED: Wrapping up DH 2014, Lausanne (Part 1)

The international Digital Humanities 2014 conference was held last week in Lausanne, Switzerland. Martin Grandjean and Yannick Rochat have created a visualization of the DH2014 network on Twitter; and ADHO has compiled a Storify with an overview of the conference. The full program of abstracts is available online. Dario Rodighiero has distributed his stunning visualization ...

RECOMMENDED: Reproducing the Academy: Librarians and the Question of Service in the Digital Humanities

Roxanne Shirazi (CUNY Graduate Center) has written up a talk delivered as part of a panel sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Section of the ACRL on “Digital Humanities and Libraries: Power and Privilege, Practice and Theory.” The panel, at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 30, 2014, ...

RECOMMENDED: Educause Review Articles on DH and Libraries

The May/June issue of Educause Review takes “Digital Scholarship” and its theme and includes several articles and online supplements on DH and libraries: Trends in Digital Scholarship Centers: Joan K. Lippincott (Coalition for Networked Information), Harriette Hemmasi (Brown University), and Vivian Marie Lewis (McMaster University) provide an overview of the broader institutional context played by ...

RECOMMENDED: The (Digital) Library of Babel

The closing keynote address to the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 2014 was given this year by Alex Gil (Columbia University), under the title, “The (Digital) Library of Babel.” With nods to both Jerome McGann and Bethany Nowviskie, Gil reminds us of the intellectual urgency surrounding the work undertaken by digital humanities scholars, and calls for a more ...