Author: Lisa Rhody

Opportunity: Digital Humanities Research Institute

About the opportunity:

Are you interested in learning fundamental technical skills and growing a community of digital humanities practitioners locally? Join the GC Digital Initiatives from June 11 – 21, 2018 to learn how to work from the command line, git/GitHub, Python, databases, mapping, APIs, and more. Then learn how to take our curriculum back to your institution and lead workshops of your own. Find out more and how to apply at:

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Job: UConn Libraries (2 positions)

Job Opening ID: 2016005

Scholarly Communications Design Studio Coordinator

The Scholarly Communications Design Studio Coordinator is a new interdisciplinary position created to provide leadership and coordination for design project development and engage with faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and the broader University community across all UConn campuses to facilitate and promote design thinking in digital scholarship. The Scholarly Communications Design Studio Coordinator organizes and coordinates facilities management and scheduling, technology training and support, and project support services devoted to digital scholarship projects at the UConn Libraries.

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Job Opening ID: 2016012

Title: Electronic Resources Librarian

Collections & Discovery – UConn Libraries

Under the direction of and reporting to the Head of Electronic Resource Services, this position is responsible for performing a variety of duties in the acquisitions, licensing, access management, and analysis of UConn Libraries’ e-resource collections. This position is also responsible for collaborating with library staff to communicate e-resource information, evaluate e-resources, and resolve issues related to e-resource access and management. In conjunction with the Head of Electronic Resource Services and Electronic Resource Services Unit (ERS) members, this position works to develop and communicate best practices, procedures, and strategic directions for UConn Libraries’ e-resources collections and applies fiscal criteria and guidelines to acquire, analyze, and manage those collections. This position works collaboratively within ERS on strategic initiatives, annual planning, and goal setting.

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Editors’ Choice: Digital Pedagogy Roundtable, “Pitching Courses for Non-Majors”

This week, The Junto features a roundtable on digital pedagogy, in which we discuss our different approaches to using digital sources in the classroom. Today, Joseph Adelman talks about working with students on technical knowledge. You can also read Part 1 by Rachel Herrmann on source accesibility, and Part 3 by Joseph Adelman on the role of technical knowledge in digital pedagogy.

In her kick off of this week’s roundtable on Digital Pedagogy, Rachel talked about the shades of Digital History, noting Lincoln Mullen’s 2010 post “Digital Humanities Spectrum;  or, We’re all Digital Humanists Now.” I have written on spatial humanities approaches to religious history, and I do have some experience with text mining and coding. (XML, CSS, as well as some rudimentary Perl and Python.) By virtue of my library science background, I also have some training and experience in digitization, metadata, and digital stewardship. I am not a coder in the sense that true digital scholars like Mullen are, but I can speak techie and navigate that world with relative ease.

Source: Digital Pedagogy Roundtable, Part 2: Pitching Courses for Non-Majors

Editors’ Choice: How to Destroy Special Collections with Social Media

Bony at a stand -- or: the Corsican tyrant stagger'd at the prospect of Great Britain in arms

Below are the slides and my notes for my July 29th talk. Since RBS records and shares the audio of their talks (go browse through past RBS lectures and listen!) I have, with their permission, also embedded the audio of my talk here so that you can listen and read along if you’d like (there are some variations between the two, though nothing substantive—I’ll leave you to decide which is the authoritative version…). I have in most cases linked my slides to the digital assets they’re showing. I’d like to express my thanks to the staff and students of Rare Book School for being so welcoming and for participating in an invigorating discussion.

Continue reading: how to destroy special collections with social media at Wynken de Worde.

Announcements: MITH partners on $1.25 Million Mellon Grant

A $1.25 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund research, education and training at the intersections of digital humanities and African American studies at the University of Maryland. The grant will help to prepare a diverse community of scholars and students whose work will both broaden the reach of the digital humanities in African American history and cultural studies and enrich humanities research with new methods, archives and tools.

Continue reading: MITH partners in $1.25 Million Mellon Grant Awarded to UMD’s Arts and Humanities College – Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities.

Resource: Consortium to ‘standardise sharing of image-based resources’


Leaders from eleven research libraries, national libraries, and nonprofit image repositories have formed the International Image Interoperability Framework Consortium (IIIF).

Until now, many of the Internet’s image-based resources have been locked up in silos, with access restricted to custom-built applications. The IIIF supports uniform display of images of books, maps, scrolls, manuscripts, musical scores and archival material from participating institutions for display, manipulation, measurement and annotation by scholars and students working individually or in groups around the world.


Continue reading: Consortium to ‘standardise sharing of image-based resources’ – Research Information

Job Announcement: Visiting Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities


The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, in the History Department at Kansas State University, invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position beginning August 2015 to expand the Chapman Center’s engagement with digital humanities in undergraduate research and public history. This position will involve the curation and expansion of existing digital projects (for example and development of new digital projects that document local and rural history in Kansas through undergraduate research.

Source: Chapman Center for Rural Studies | Kansas State University

Editors’ Choice: An interview with Kathleen Fitzpatrick

During the “Open Knowledge: Potentials of Digital Publishing in the Academic World” conference, the Global Young Faculty III working group spoke with Kathleen Fitzpatrick (MLA/NY University) on April 27, 2015 about the future of digital scholarly publication, peer review, and the Media Commons platform.

Open Knowledge: An Interview with Prof. Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick.