PROJECT: Telling Data: Artifacts and the Digital Humanities

At last week’s DH: The Next Generation symposium at Simmons College, a group from Harvard’s metaLAB presented on Data Artifacts. The research initiative: seeks to understand the collections data of libraries and other institutions as cultural objects—as artifacts, things assembled by human hands and minds, with stories to tell and values to express. In particular, ...

POST: JLA Lights the Way

On Saturday, the news broke that the entire editorial board of the Journal of Library Administration (JLA) had resigned in protest of the journal’s restrictive author agreement. In a post on ACRLog, Scott Walter (Editor of College and Research Libraries) puts this move in context with the open access movement and asks, “Why do so ...

PROJECT: Announcing the Praxis Network

Last week the University of Virginia’s Scholar’s Lab announced the launch of the Praxis Network, featuring graduate programs at the University of Virginia, Michigan State University, CUNY Graduate Center, University College London, and Duke University, and undergraduate programs at Hope College and Brock University. The network is: a new partnership of innovative graduate and undergraduate ...

RESOURCE: Border Trouble: On the Frontiers of Digital Scholarship

Spencer Keralis (Director of Digital Scholarship, University of North Texas) has posted the text and slides of his presentation on the panel “New Frontiers for Research, Teaching and Learning: Digital Scholarship and Latin@ Archives/Nuevas Fuentes para Investigación, Enseñanza and Aprendizaje: Estudios Digitales y Archivos Latin@s” at the Fourth Texas Jalisco Conference in Education and Culture. The ...

RESOURCE: New Challenges in Digital History: Sharing Women’s History on Wikipedia

Mia Ridge has shared her presentation notes from the Women’s History in the Digital World Conference at Bryn Mawr’s Albert Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education. The talk explores how and why academics should edit Wikipedia, a topic that has received a lot of attention recently in the library world, with many ...

A Report on SXSW 2013

A Report on SXSW 2013
Interactive LED public art at Republic Square Park. In this post, dh+lib Editor Zach Coble (Gettysburg College) shares his experience as a librarian at South By Southwest. What were librarians doing at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive this year? In a nutshell, we were displaying the innovative ideas driving libraries today and busting outdated perceptions ...

Street Librarianship, Without the Streets

Library book wagon. Tyler St. Branch, from Boston Public Library’s photostream on Flickr Is the axis of dh and libraries one of privilege, or does it have the potential to advance social justice? In this post, Alycia Sellie of the Brooklyn College Library, looks to street librarianship and considers the potential of the digital to ...

OPPORTUNITIES: THATCamp Alabama

The Alabama Digital Humanities Center announces THATCamp Alabama, to be held August 9-10, 2013, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. Registration for the event will open in April.

RESOURCE: How to Git

Over on the ACRL TechConnect Blog, Eric Phetteplace has provided an introduction to Git and its potential relevance, along with instructions on tackling it, promising: “If you are generally afraid of anything that reminds you of the DOS Prompt, you’re not alone and you’re also totally capable of learning Git.” In an earlier post on ...

POST: Talking About Digital Pedagogy

In a post on the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative site, Ashley Wiersma, CHI Fellow and doctoral candidate in history at Michigan State University, examines the digital, the pedagogical, and the location of authority. She concludes: The power of digital pedagogy lies in its innovative and disruptive nature, which urges scholars to re-examine educational structures long ...

JOBS: Digital Scholarship Librarian at Miami University Libraries

Provide consulting to faculty and graduate students in defining and implementing digital scholarship projects; investigate new and innovative ways to create, organize, and deliver online content; serve as the developer in the building, maintenance and technical support of the Miami Digital Repository; design and teach credit/non-credit courses including activities such as developing effective teaching materials, ...