Category Archives: News

Funding: ADHO Seeks Communications Fellows

By The Editors | April 24, 2014

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) seeks applicants for its Communications fellowship. Working on a small team, the fellow will write news releases, blog posts and announcements relevant to ADHO, its constituent organizations, and the broader digital humanities community; monitor and update ADHO’s social media presence; maintain its web site; help to develop and […]

Opportunity: PhD Research at the National Supercomputing Facility in Spain – Roman History

By The Editors | April 24, 2014

The Social Simulation group from the Computer Applications & Engineering Department at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center is offering a PhD studentship position on Computer Science available in the ERC-project “EPNet: Production and Distribution of Food during the Roman Empire: Economic and Political Dynamics” http://www.roman-ep.net/epnet/. The project involves an exciting opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary […]

Announcement: British Library Labs – Competition 2014

By The Editors | April 24, 2014

Calling all researchers, scholars, trailblazers and software developers! British Library Labs wants to work with you to bring your innovative and transformative ideas for using our digital collections to life! Submit your project idea by Tuesday 22 April 2014 (midnight BST). UPDATE: The deadline for entries has now been extended to Wednesday 30 April 2014 […]

Resource: How Did They Make That? The Video!

By The Editors | April 24, 2014

From Miriam Posner’s Blog: After I wrote my original “How Did They Make That?” post, on some common types of DH projects, I got to thinking about whether there might be ways to help people reverse-engineer digital projects on their own. I used a talk I gave at CUNY as an excuse to think of […]

Resource: Open Source Tools for Viewing Large Collections in JS in the Browser

By The Editors | April 22, 2014

Developers from the New York Times have released some open source software meant for displaying and managing large digital content collections, and doing so client-side, in the browser with JS. Developed for journalism, this has some obvious potential relevance to the business of libraries too, right? Large collections (increasingly digital), that’s what we’re all about, […]

Announcement: The 4th RECODE Workshop

By The Editors | April 22, 2014

Registration is now open for the next RECODE workshop ”Institutional support for open access to research data” in which we aim to develop a set of policy recommendations that provide support for institutions involved in making open access to research data possible. The workshop takes place ahead of the LIBER 43rd Annual Conference RESEARCH LIBRARIES […]

Resource: Principal Component Analysis, Step by Step

By The Editors | April 22, 2014

In this article I want to explain how a Principal Component Analysis (PCA) works by implementing it in Python step by step. At the end we will compare the results to the more convenient Python PCA()classes that are available through the popular matplotlib and scipy libraries and discuss how they differ. The main purposes of […]

Announcement: DH2014 Workshop, Lausanne: Audiovisual Material in Digital Humanities

By The Editors | April 22, 2014

Workshop Programme The workshop aims to bring scholars and computer scientists together to discuss the following key questions in four subsequent sessions. Why are audiovisual data/archives scarcely used within the (Digital) Humanities? What are possible strategies to stimulate the use of audiovisual data/archives within the  Digital Humanities? Which examples of digital tools applied on audiovisual […]

Opportunity: Teaching and Learning About Digital Stewardship

By the Editors | April 17, 2014

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance is forming an Education and Training group as part of the NDSA Outreach Working Group.  The initial aim of this sub group will be to provide a venue for NDSA member collaboration around education and training issues. The group will also work directly with Library of Congress staff managing regional train-the-trainer […]

Resource: Ballad Sheet Forensics, Preservation, and the Digital Archive

By the Editors | April 17, 2014

Attached are the slides from my recent talk, “Ballad Sheet Forensics, Preservation, and the Digital Archive,” the final presentation at the Huntington Library’s Living English Broadside Ballads conference, April 4-5, 2014 (http://www.huntington.org/uploadedFiles/Files/PDFs/broadside_conf.pdf). The talk focused on the need to reconsider our understanding of what constitutes the “information” that we are trying to capture and/or preserve […]