From the ad Ohio State University is recruiting a Front End Web Developer. As a member of the AD&S team, the front-end web developer will design and build discovery and access interfaces for the digital library, content management systems, library catalogs, digital exhibits, learning resources, and other systems. Read the full ad here.

The Library of Congress has published “On a Collections as Data Imperative” by Thomas Padilla (UC Santa Barbara). From the Article: Libraries support individuals working through the many facets of complexity that constitute the human condition. The collections as data conversation is an extension of this tradition – provision of the means for meaning making….

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From the Announcement: The Digital Fellows, part of the Graduate Center Digital Initiatives at The Graduate Center, CUNY, will be hosting a Doc-a-thon to generate better docs! When learning a new software tool, programming language or library, we all go straight to the tutorials and other documentation. As the first point of entry for almost…

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From the ad: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting an Institutional Repository Librarian. The Institutional Repository Librarian manages institutional repository collections, systems and the community of users. This individual will work closely with other members of the Library and Information Technology, Scholarly Communications, and Metadata units to implement infrastructure and services…

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From the post: Last week at the College Art Association 2017 conference,  I chaired and presented at an Omeka-centered panel,  “Using Omeka to Design Digital Art History Projects.” The panel demonstrated how art historians, visual resource librarians, and material culturalists are designing digital art history projects with Omeka to teach threshold concepts in the field….

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From the Post: Some say annotation is the most important layer for charts meant for public consumption. It directs readers where to look and what’s important. But the process is not always straightforward. ChartAccent is an application slash research project that aims to make annotation easier. Plug in some data, make a chart, and do…

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From the announcement: Today marks the beginning of Fair Use Week, which celebrates the importance of fair use for libraries, students, teachers, journalists, creators, and the public. Last week, the Internet Archive joined the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of College and Research Libraries on a friend of the…

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What makes visualization powerful is our ability to go beyond the mere decoding of values from a chart. That makes it interesting, but it also makes it complicated. So far, we have focused our understanding largely on the encoding side of visualization. We need to learn much more about the complex and powerful decoding side….

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