CFP: Evidences, Implications, and Critical Interrogations of Neoliberalism in Information Studies

The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies has issued a call for papers for an upcoming issue on Evidences, Implications, and Critical Interrogations of Neoliberalism in Information Studies. Edited by Marika Cifor (Bowdoin College) and Jamie A. Lee (University of Arizona), submissions may address: Increasing challenges to information ethics; Shifting practices among community and ...

CFP: The Connected Past

Submissions are open for the 2018 Connected Past conference, scheduled for December 6–7 in Oxford, UK. From the call: We welcome submissions of abstracts on the topic of spatial and temporal network approaches. We particularly welcome abstracts that address the challenges posed by the use of or apply network approaches in historical/archaeological research contexts, welcoming ...

POST: Evaluating Digital Humanities Beyond the Tenure Track Parts 1 and 2

Beth Seltzer (Bryn Mawr College) has authored two posts on evaluating work in the digital humanities, as part of a series of MLA Committee on Information Technology blog posts. Part 1, “For Employees” and part 2, “For Employers,” focus on ways to evaluate the work of “alt-ac” and “other digital humanities professionals not working in traditional tenure-track ...

RESOURCE: Hacking heritage: understanding the limits of online access

Tim Sherratt (University of Canberra) has submitted a pre-print of a chapter he authored, “Hacking heritage: understanding the limits of online access,” to Humanities Commons. The chapter will be published in The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites. From the abstract: As cultural heritage collections become available ...

RESOURCE: Shifting to Data Savvy: The Future of Data Science In Libraries

Matt Burton (University of Pittsburgh), Liz Lyon (University of Pittsburgh), Chris Erdmann (North Carolina State University), and Bonnie Tijerina (Data & Society) have shared a project report, “Shifting to Data Savvy: The Future of Data Science In Libraries,” via D-Scholarship, the institutional repository of the University of Pittsburgh. From the abstract: The Data Science in ...

CFP: Access, Control, and Dissemination in Digital Humanities

Richard Mann and Shane Hawkins (both Carleton University) have issued a call for chapter proposals for a volume they will edit for Routledge: Access, Control, and Dissemination in Digital Humanities. From the CFP: While DH is seen by some as especially interdisciplinary or more conducive to group work, linked data, and open research, including both ...

EVENT: Emory Digital Humanities Symposium: DH for the Study and Teaching of South Asia

The Emory Digital Humanities Symposium: DH for the Study and Teaching of South Asia will be held April 6-7, 2018, at Emory’s Woodruff Library in Atlanta, with presentations live-streamed. As per the symposium website, the event aims to cover “newly formed approaches to digital humanities (DH) in the field of South Asian Studies”: In the case ...

JOB: Librarian for Collections and Digital Scholarship (European Languages Division), Harvard College Library

From the announcement: Reporting to the Head of the European Languages Division (ELD), the Librarian for Collections and Digital Scholarship will initiate and lead the ELD’s digital projects.  As a member of a team of librarians emphasizing collections in the humanities and social sciences in Western European and Slavic languages, this position will play a key operational ...

JOB: Preservation and Digital Archivist, Villanova University

From the announcement: Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library seeks an entrepreneurial and technologically adept archivist to serve as the Preservation and Digital Archivist. Reporting to the Director of Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement, the Preservation and Digital Archivist will be responsible for constructing, developing, and coordinating a new digital records infrastructure as well as managing ...

Data Librarianship: A Path and an Ethic

Data Librarianship: A Path and an Ethic
Vicky Steeves is the Librarian for Research Data Management and Reproducibility at New York University – a dual appointment between NYU’s Division of Libraries and Center for Data Science. Vicky contributes to ReproZip, is a co-founder of LIS Scholarship Archive, and developed Women Working in Openness – an effort initiated by April Hathcock. Vicky holds a ...

POST: Congress Funds $5 Million Open Textbook Grant Program in 2018 Spending Bill

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has announced that the U.S. Congress has included funding for a $5 million open textbook grant program in its FY18 appropriations bill. The bill, signed into law on March 23, 2018, is Congress’s first funding for open textbooks: The $5 million will be awarded as competitive grants ...