RESOURCE: Colonial and Postcolonial Digital Humanities Roundtable

Roopika Risam (Salem State University) has shared the text of her portion of a Colonial and Postcolonial Digital Humanities Roundtable at the College of William and Mary’s Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities Conference (#RMDHatWM). Risam’s contribution discusses attempts to “redress the inequalities in the digital cultural record,” advocating for a multifaceted approach that includes ...

RESOURCE: IMLS Looks Back at Three Years of IMLS Funding for National Digital Platform

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has released two reports on the work of the National Digital Platform (NDP) funding project: The NDP concept encompasses the software applications, social and technical infrastructures, and staff expertise that helps libraries, archives, and museums provide digital content, collections, and services for their users. It represents a ...

RESOURCE: What’s Under the Big Tent? A Study of ADHO Conference Abstracts

Scott B. Weingart (Carnegie Mellon) and Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara (University of Colorado Boulder, and dh+lib Review editor) have published an article examining abstracts from the annual Digital Humanities conference in the open access journal, Digital Studies/Le champ numérique. Abstract: This study identifies how the flagship Digital Humanities conference has evolved since 2004 and continues to evolve ...

RESOURCE: We Mapped It So You Don’t Have To: Comparing Online Data Mapping Platforms

Emily McGinn and Meagan Duever (both at University of Georgia) have published an article reviewing online data mapping platforms in the latest issue of College & Research Libraries News. We looked at the types of data each program can input, the features to display the data, and any analytics that can be performed. These are ...

RESOURCE: Strategic open data preservation

College & Research Library News has released an article, “Strategic open data preservation: Roles and opportunities for broader engagement by librarians and the public,” by Laurie Allen (University of Pennsylvania), Claire Stewart (University of Minnesota), and Stephanie Wright (Mozilla Foundation). The June 2017 ACRL/SPARC Forum at the ALA Annual Conference focused on recent efforts to build cooperative ...

RESOURCE: Imagining the DH Undergraduate: Special Issue in Undergraduate Education in DH

Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ) has released a preview version of a special issue, “Imagining the DH Undergraduate: Special Issue in Undergraduate Education in DH,” edited by Emily Christina Murphy and Shannon R. Smith (both Queen’s University). Articles in this issue are listed below, and include contributions from two members of the dh+lib editorial team: Introduction ...

RESOURCE: Digitization Collaborative Provides Open Access to Over 100 Years of American Medical History through the Internet Archive

The Medical Heritage Library has made 3,907 state medical society journals freely available through the Internet Archive. From the announcement: The journals – collectively held and digitized by Medical Heritage Library members The College of Physicians of Philadelphia; the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine; the Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health ...

RESOURCE: Altmetrics and Archives

The Idealis points to an article by Elizabeth Joan Kelly (Loyola University, New Orleans), “Altmetrics and Archives,” published in Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies. From the abstract: Altmetrics are an alternative to traditional measurement of the impact of published resources. While altmetrics are primarily used by researchers and institutions to measure the impact of scholarly ...

RESOURCE: What Do Data Librarians Think of the MLIS? Professionals’ Perceptions of Knowledge Transfer, Trends and Challenges

The Idealis has featured a College & Research Libraries preprint by Camille V. L. Thomas (Texas Tech University) and Richard J. Urban (Cornell Museum of Glass), “What Do Data Librarians Think of the MLIS? Professionals’ Perceptions of Knowledge Transfer, Trends and Challenges.” The article examines the disparities between LIS programs that provide data services training and the skills ...

RESOURCE: Old Content and Modern Tools: Searching Named Entities in a Finnish OCRed Historical Newspaper Collection, 1771–1910

The new preview issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly features an article from Kimmo Kettunen (National Library of Finland), Eetu Mäkelä (Aalto University), Teemu Ruokolainen (National Library of Finland), Juha Kuokkala (University of Helsinki), and Laura Löfberg (Lancaster University), “Old Content and Modern Tools: Searching Named Entities in a Finnish OCRed Historical Newspaper Collection, 1771–1910.” From the abstract: Named Entity Recognition (NER), search, classification and tagging ...

RESOURCE: Library of Congress Labs

Earlier this week, the Library of Congress announced the launch of Labs (labs.loc.gov), a new online space “designed to empower exploration and discovery of digital collections.” As Meghan Ferriter writes in a post describing the initiative: Visitors will have the opportunity to try experimental applications; crowdsourcing programs will allow the public to add their knowledge ...