From the post: The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the third annual competition for ACLS Digital Extension Grants. The grants, which are made possible by the generous assistance of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seek to advance humanities scholarship by enhancing established digital projects, extending their reach to new communities…

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From the resource: Picking colors is one my favorite things to do with visualization when I’m not in a rush for time. But when I can spare the minutes to pick and choose, it’s useful to have a quick reference. ColorBrewer is the go-to, but CARTOColors is a simpler take. It just shows you a…

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From the ad: This position reports to the San Francisco Symphony Archivist and coordinates the preservation of the Orchestra’s digital heritage and A/V media. The Digital and Media Archives Coordinator works closely with the Archivist and is responsible for migration of obsolete media into archival formats, digitization projects that promote access and use of analog…

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From the report: Figshare’s annual report, The State of Open Data 2017, looks at global attitudes towards open data. It includes survey results of 2,300 respondents and a collection of articles from industry experts, as well as a foreword from Jean-Claude Burgelman, Head of Unit Open Data Policies and Science Cloud at the European Commission….

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From the job ad: The Folger Shakespeare Library seeks a detail-oriented Data Transformation Associate to join our Digital Media and Publications (DMP) team for 18 months as part of the creation of a Digital Asset Platform funded through the Mellon Foundation. The Folger, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., is a well-respected cultural institution…

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From the resource: As a data journalist, I have been working with increasingly large datasets as my confidence has grown in programming and creating visualizations. Through my learning process, I have realized the pitfalls of some programs. Excel, for instance, is good for smaller datasets – which I’d define as under 10,000 rows or records….

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From the CFP: The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) invites submission of proposals for its annual conference on any aspect of digital humanities. The theme of the 2018 conference is “Bridges/Puentes,” and contributions that speak to the theme or that focus on knowledge mobilization, collaboration among scholars and scholarly communities, relationships of North/South scholarship…

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From the CFP: Over the last decade, new technologies and improvements in affordable computing power have allowed for significant advances in the way that researchers and conservation managers are approaching decisions of what land to protect. Publicly available datasets and satellite and aerial imagery have been steadily increasing in resolution and land managers are gaining…

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