Category Archives: News

Announcement: DPLA and HathiTrust Partnership Supports Open E-Book Programs

By The Editors | April 23, 2015

From the announcement: The Digital Public Library of America and HathiTrust have had a strong relationship since DPLA’s inception in 2013. As part of our ongoing collaboration to host and make digitized books widely available, we are now working to see how we can provide our services to exciting new initiatives that bring ebooks to […]

Job: Digital Initiatives Librarian at Salem State University

By The Editors | April 23, 2015

From the posting: The digital initiatives librarian will provide leadership and vision in planning, implementing, managing and growing digital initiatives that support the mission of the library and the university. The digital initiatives librarian will provide specialized reference services, deliver library instruction sessions, create instructional materials, and develop the library’s collections. The incumbent will participate in […]

Opportunity: 2015-2016 Sherman Graduate Fellows

By The Editors | April 23, 2015

From the posting: (Note eligibility restrictions) The Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship is soliciting applications for a 2015-2016 graduate fellowship in digital scholarship. As digital scholarship (DS) becomes more prominent in academic research, the Sherman Centre’s role is to support members of the McMaster community as they experiment and integrate DS tools […]

CFP: JCDL 2015: Doctoral Consortium & Registration

By The Editors | April 23, 2015

From the announcement: Big Data is everywhere – from Computational Science to Digital Humanities, from Web Analytics to traditional libraries. While there do exist significant challenges in other areas, for many the biggest issue of all is a digital libraries one – How do we preserve big data collections? How do we provide access to […]

Resource: Validating Data with Types

By Eric Rochester | April 23, 2015

Recently, I had to opportunity to help J. Warren York, a graduate student in the Department of Politics here at UVa. He’s looking at how tax law affects political contributions and advocacy, so this was an interesting project that may tell us something useful about how the US government works [insert your favorite broken-government joke […]

Resource: A Fun Way to Introduce DH Students to Dataviz

By Miriam Posner | April 21, 2015

As a teacher, I’ve always operated on the assumption that students are primarily interested in each other. Here’s a fun activity that takes advantage of that interest to teach students a little about data visualization. It’s an extremely unscientific Cosmo-style quiz, designed to show students which interests they have in common with each other. It’s […]

CFP: 2015 DLF (Digital Library Federation) Forum Proposals

By The Editors | April 21, 2015

From the announcement: Organizers are currently seeking proposals for the 2015 DLF Forum program. The Program Planning Committee requests proposals within the broad framework of digital collections, infrastructure, resources, and organizational priorities. You do not need to be part of a member organization in order to submit a proposal. The Forum traditionally has no overarching […]

Announcement: MITH Accepting Digital Dialogues Speaker Nominations for Fall 2015

By The Editors | April 21, 2015

From the announcement: MITH is accepting nominations for potential speakers for our Digital Dialogues series in the Fall 2015 semester.  Digital Dialogues is MITH’s signature events program, held almost every week while the academic semester is in session. Digital Dialogues is an occasion for discussion, presentation, and intellectual exchange that you can build into your weekly […]

CFP: Digital Humanities Forum 2015

By The Editors | April 21, 2015

From the announcement: The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas has issued a call for proposals for Digital Humanities Forum 2015, to take place September 25-26, 2015. The theme for 2015 is Peripheries, Barriers, Hierarchies: Rethinking Access, Inclusivity, and Infrastructure in Global DH Practice. Find out more: CFP: Digital Humanities […]

Job: Diversity Resident: Digital Research Services for the Arts and Humanities, Ohio State University

By The Editors | April 21, 2015

From the posting: The Ohio State University (OSU) Libraries seeks a dynamic and self-motivated librarian for the position of Mary P. Key Diversity Resident. OSU Libraries’ two-year Mary P. Key Diversity Residency Program is designed to provide mentorship through a successful transition from academic training to research librarianship, to provide the opportunity for hands-on exposure […]