RESOURCE: Writing History in the Digital Age

The digitalculturebooks imprint of the University of Michigan Press has released Writing History in the Digital Age, edited by Kristen Nawrotzki (Heidelberg University of Education) and Jack Dougherty (Trinity College). The volume is born-digital and open access, and used CommentPress to facilitate open peer review. Readers can view the final online version, the CommentPress version, ...

RESOURCE: Digital Scholarship and Digital Libraries: Past, Present, and Future

At the recent International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), Christine L. Borgman of the University of California, Los Angeles, delivered a keynote presentation, “Digital Scholarship and Digital Libraries: Past, Present, and Future.” Drawing on materials from her forthcoming book Big Data, Little Data, No Data, the keynote traced transformations in scholarly communication such ...

RESOURCE: “Out of Cite, Out of Mind” Report on Data Citation

“Out of Cite, Out of Mind,” a new report looking at issues surrounding data citation has been released by the US Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) and the Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI). The report discusses the current state of data citation policies and practices, its supporting infrastructure, a set of ...

RESOURCE: Geospatial Historian

The Geospatial Historian, modeled after the Programming Historian, is a “tutorial-based open access textbook for historians and digital humanists that aim to teach digital mapping and GIS skills.” Current lessons include Google Maps and Google Earth, Installing QGIS and Adding Layers, Creating New Vector Layers, and Georeferencing. The site editors are looking for additional contributions ...

RESOURCE: DHThis

In response to questions of transparency with the Journal of Digital Humanities, Adeline Koh, Martin Eve, Roopika Risam, Jesse Stommel, and Alex Gil have launched DHThis. Koh states in her post introducing the platform, DHThis is a news aggregator which “publishes” what the community votes to be the best or most relevant work. It is ...

RESOURCE: New Roles for New Times: Transforming Liaison Roles in Research Libraries

A new report from ARL, New Roles for New Times: Transforming Liaison Roles in Research Libraries [pdf], by Janice M. Jaguszewski and Karen Williams, draws on “interviews with administrators at five ARL libraries (Duke University, University of Guelph, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University, and Purdue University) and the authors’ own extensive experience in research ...

RESOURCE: NCSU Harvests Instagram Photos of Their Library with Open Source Tool

North Carolina State University released a new, open source tool that harvests Instagram images that use the hashtag #HuntLibrary. Initially created to collect images for a Library Journal supplement about Library by Design, the project evolved into a larger community building effort that resulted in more than 2500 images added to the collection. “NCSU Libraries ...

RESOURCE: The Getty Launches the Open Content Program

The Getty has released 4,600 high-resolution images, with embedded metadata in RDF format, and made them “free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose.” The Getty plans to continue making content available through its Open Content Program, which follows the in the footsteps of other museums, such as The Walters Art Museum, of participating in open culture ...

RESOURCE: Humanities Unbound: Supporting Careers and Scholarship Beyond the Tenure Track

The finished report and data from the Scholarly Communication Institute’s study on graduate education and career development is now available. “Humanities Unbound: Supporting Careers and Scholarship Beyond the Tenure Track” includes specific recommendations on how to better prepare graduate students for alt-ac jobs, including: Evaluate and modify required aspects of graduate-level curricula Rethink standard methods ...

RESOURCE: Library Publishing Toolkit

The Library Publishing Toolkit examines the “broad and varied landscape of library publishing through discussions, case studies, and shared resources. From supporting writers and authors in the public library setting to hosting open access journals and books, this collection examines opportunities for libraries to leverage their position and resources to create and provide access to ...

RESOURCE: Four P’s of Digital Project Outreach

Sheila Brennan, Associate Director of Public Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, shares her cheat sheet from talks she gave on the four P’s of digital project outreach at the NEH Office of Digital Humanities Project Directors’ meeting and the recent One Week | One Tool summer institute. ...