Category Archives: News

Job Announcement: Collections Database Manager

By the Editors | July 22, 2014

ARP, in support of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, seeks a dynamic, creative, initiative-taking Collections Database Manager. Working with the NMHM Collections and Information Technology staffs, the Collections Database Manager is a key member of the team responsible for providing technical advice and maintaining, troubleshooting, and enhancing the NMHM’s collections database (including the […]

CF Participation: The Art of Handwriting

By the Editors | July 22, 2014

Please help us transcribe these letters in the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art. Your transcriptions will be featured in an forthcoming publication, “The Art of Handwriting.” In our age of e-mails, texts and tweets, when handwritten letters have ceased to be a primary mode of person-to-person communication, this book will explore what we can learn […]

Announcement: Save the Dates! Here are MITH’s Fall 2014 Digital Dialogues speakers

By the Editors | July 22, 2014

MITH is excited to announce the lineup of speakers for our Fall 2014 Digital Dialogues season!  Our seven speakers come from a wide variety of research specialties ranging from Women’s Studies, Film & Digital Media,  Information Studies and gaming culture. All talks are at 12:30 pm in the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities […]

Job Announcement: Associate Director for the Digital Library at NCSU

By the Editors | July 22, 2014

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Director for the Digital Library. The Associate Director plays a leading role in shaping the future of the NCSU Libraries as an essential competitive advantage for learning and research. With administrative responsibility for digital library strategy and technology in one of the nation’s most forward-thinking libraries, s/he […]

Job: Book Designer/Production Assistant at UNC Press

By The Editors | July 17, 2014

This is an entry- to mid-level position that includes but is not limited to the following: Designing book covers and dustjackets and designing or applying already existing templates to interior book designs. This is a small department that covers the production of both books and journals. Other duties include, but are not limited to: conversion […]

CFP: Digital Art History – A New Frontier in Research: New Approaches to Intelligent Image Databases in Art History

By The Editors | July 17, 2014

Art History is at the brink of new ways of accessing its material and gaining unprecedented insights. While we are still using image databases that resemble slide libraries, Information Science has to offer multiple advanced approaches to images, such as content based search and classification that will become important tools for art historical research. Big […]

Resource: Doing OCR within R

By The Editors | July 17, 2014

One way of doing OCR on your own machine with free tools, is to use Ben Marwick’s pdf-2-text-or-csv.r script for the R programming language. Marwick’s script uses R as wrapper for the Xpdf programme from Foolabs. Xpdf is a pdf viewer, much like Adobe Acrobat, but it comes with OCR bundled within. Using Xpdf on […]

CFParticipation: Pelagios needs YOU

By The Editors | July 17, 2014

We would like to invite volunteers to join us in annotating the Greek geospatial documents that the wider Classics community has identified as being of interest to students of ancient geographical thought. These include the obvious texts such as Ptolemy and Strabo, as well as less obvious ones where itineraries (for example) still play a […]

CFParticipation: Clotho – Network Analysis and Distant Reading on the Perseus Latin Corpus

By The Editors | July 15, 2014

How do we handle Latin texts with digital tools? How do we apply to Latin sources technologies and algorithms which have been developed for the linguistic study of modern languages? Clotho is a resource which aims to address these questions in an Open-Source format, providing network analysis, data extraction mechanisms, and document statistics. Using these […]

Resource: Making Your Code Citable · GitHub Guides

By The Editors | July 15, 2014

Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) are the backbone of the academic reference and metrics system. If you’re a researcher writing software, this guide will show you how to make the work you share on GitHub citable by archiving one of your GitHub repositories and assigning a DOI with the data archiving tool Zenodo. View full post […]