RECOMMENDED: U.S. Open Data Policy

On May 9, 2013, the U.S. government issued Executive Order 13642, declaring that “the default state of new and modernized Government information resources shall be open and machine readable.” The announcement coincided with a memorandum outlining the creation of an open data policy that requires government agencies “to collect or create information in a way ...

RECOMMENDED: #dhpoco Open Thread

The Digital Humanities as a Historical “Refuge” From Race/Class/Gender/Sexuality/Disability? Sparked by David Golumbia’s recap of the “Dark Side of the Digital” conference (#c21dsd) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Postcolonial Digital Humanities posted an open thread on the issues of race, gender, class, sexuality, and disability in DH. The thread has generated over 150 comments, providing ...

RESOURCE: Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy

The National Academies Press has released a new report outlining the need for increased empirical research on U.S. copyright law. Sponsored in part* by Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) and noted copyright expert Pamela Samuelson, Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy: describes a wide range of questions that are ripe for analysis:  ...

CFP: British Library Labs Competition 2013

The British Library Labs has announced the details of a competition ” designed to attract scholars, explorers, trailblazers and software developers who see the potential for new and innovative research and development opportunities lurking within these immense digital collections.” Details from the site: We’re looking for people over 18 who are interested in researching and developing ...

POST: Historicizing the Digital for Digital Preservation Education

Once again, The Signal features an excellent interview highlighting the work of digital preservationists. This time, Trevor Owens talks with Alison Langmead and Brian Beaton, who are co-teaching a course on digital preservation at the University of Pittsburgh. Their innovative approach to structuring the course is described as “Media Archaeology meets Historical Epistemology”: [W]e wanted to ...

CFP: Call for DH Commons Advisory Board

centerNet, an international network of digital humanities centers, has issued a request for nominations for Advisory Board members for its new publication, DHCommons: The Advisory Board will join Co-Lead-Editor Ryan Cordell, a Co-Lead-Editor from outside North America to be named soon, and Technical Editor Quinn Dombrowski. The Board will be drawn from centerNet’s regions and help ensure the global vision ...

RECOMMENDED: DH Genealogies and the Academy (Weekend Round-Up)

“I just got done with a good twenty-four hours of arguing with people online about digital humanities.” So begins Stephen Ramsay’s post, “DH Types One and Two,” written in response to a flurry of conversations that took place online over the weekend. In part a reaction to Daniel Allington’s “Managerial Humanities: or, Why the Digital ...

JOB: Fulbright Opportunities in Digital Humanities and Digital Culture

Laurie Taylor writes: The most recent application solicitation for US Fulbright Scholar grant opportunities includes many wonderful opportunities including ones in digital culture and digital humanities. Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are due by August 1, 2013. The Digital Culture opportunity is in Norway and the Digital Humanities opportunity is in Ireland, and these ...

JOB: Project Manager, MITH

From the position description: The Project Manager will work with senior MITH staff to conceptualize, implement, and manage digital humanities research work in a collaborative, team-driven environment. The successful candidate will have experience developing and administering collaborative research projects and events; strong oral and written communications skills; experience writing for, and working with, academic and ...

POST: The Digital Public Library of America: Details, the Librarian Response and the Future

Micah Vandegrift, Scholarly Communication Librarian at Florida State University Library, discusses the recently-launched Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and its implications for librarians and libraries in general, providing a helpful overview of the project and its aims and stakeholders. Vandegrift clarifies that “DPLA is not a public library, a content repository, or a threat ...

POST: Humanities Unbound: Careers & Scholarship Beyond the Tenure Track

Despite the amount of discussion that alternative academics, or alt-ac, has generated recently, much of it has been speculative or anecdotal. Now, Katina Rogers, Senior Research Specialist the University of Virginia’s Scholarly Communication Institute, discusses the findings of her research over the past year on alt-ac employees and employers. The study looked at “perceptions of ...