Library of Congress RFI for Third Party Digitization Initiatives – thirdpartydigRFI – Federal Business Opportunities: Opportunities.
Request for Information
The Library of Congress (“Library”) seeks public comments on the attached draft request for proposals as well as the attached principles for third-party digitization contracts.
This is a Request for Information (“RFI”) pursuant to 48 C.F.R. section 15.201(c)(7). This notice shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government or the Library to award a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement on the basis of responses to this RFI. The Library will not pay for the preparation of any information submitted in response to the RFI or for the Library’s use of such information. This notice does not restrict the Government or Library to a particular procurement approach. This RFI should not be construed as a means to pre-qualify contractors. Based on the responses to this RFI, the Library may issue a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) at an undetermined time in the future.
The Library is interested in increasing the amount of its collections materials to be digitized and ensuring that such materials are made available as widely as possible. To that end, the Library seeks to institute a consistent process by which third parties could propose and enter into no-cost contracts with the Library to digitize Library collection materials. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit input from commercial and non-commercial entities in the digital content community, such as digital content publishers or distributors; educational institutions, libraries, archives, and others involved in the development of digital collections and dissemination of digital materials; and researchers and the public. This RFI focuses on topics such as the terms under which either commercial or noncommercial entities would enter into such digitization arrangement; the types of Library collections that might be most attractive to third-party digitizers and researchers; and the overall principles that might apply to solicitation and assessment of third-party digitization proposals.
NITLE Event: Digital Field Scholarship.
August 29, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
We encourage faculty, instructional technologists, librarians, and others from the NITLE Network who are interested in digital field scholarship, inquiry-guided learning, and undergraduate research in all disciplines to attend this seminar in institutional teams. Individuals are also welcome to participate. (Times EDT)
Hosted online via NITLE’s videoconferencing platform
OCLC Research to Host “Wikipedia and Libraries: What’s the Connection?” Webinar on 31 July at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET (UTC 18:00)
All are welcome to attend this free webinar with OCLC Research Wikipedian in Residence Max Klein to learn what’s happened between Wikipedia and libraries in the past and what it means for the future.
In addition, Max Klein will explain the connection between Wikipedia and libraries, discuss the variety of Wikipedia in Residence positions and the opportunities for libraries working with Wikipedia, as well as describe how OCLC Research is working to integrate Authority Control into Wikipedia. He’ll also present “Behind the Secret Door: Tips and Tricks for Librarians using Wikipedia.”
This free OCLC Research webinar is open to all and is geared toward academic libraries. WebJunction will also host a webinar with Max Klein, “Librarians are Wikipedians Too,” with a public library focus on 2 August that is free and open to all. Complete details are available at the links below.
Register here* to attend the OCLC Research “Wikipedia and Libraries: What’s the Connection?” webinar on 31 July 2012 at 11 am PT/2 pm ET.
To strengthen the research field of Digital Humanities, the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for Two fully funded PhD candidates in Digital Humanities, starting on 1st September 2012
Application deadline: 4 July 2012
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications to the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program. This program is designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities. By awarding relatively small grants to support the planning stages, NEH aims to encourage the development of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities. Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants may involve • research that brings new approaches or documents best practices in the study of the digital humanities; • planning and developing prototypes of new digital tools for preserving, analyzing, and making accessible digital resources, including libraries’ and museums’ digital assets; • scholarship that focuses on the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society; • scholarship or studies that examine the philosophical or practical implications and impact of the use of emerging technologies in specific fields or disciplines of the humanities, or in interdisciplinary collaborations involving several fields or disciplines; • innovative uses of technology for public programming and education utilizing both traditional and new media; and • new digital modes of publication that facilitate the dissemination of humanities scholarship in advanced academic as well as informal or formal educational settings at all academic levels.
PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge
2012 – 2013
The Franklin Humanities Institute is pleased to announce a new PhD Laboratory in Digital Knowledge, to be co-directed by David Bell and Cathy Davidson beginning Fall 2012.
The future of research and teaching in the Humanities – and across the spheres of the university – is in the midst of a major transformation, one prompted by multiple and ongoing innovations in the digital, informational, and computational fields. The goal of the Digital Knowledge Lab is to provide an arena in which PhD students in all the humanities and interpretive social sciences, regardless of their individual disciplines, can both receive training in and contribute to the production of new forms of digital scholarship, knowledge networks, pedagogies, and engagements with the public.
University College Cork(UCC): CACSSS Graduate School Graduate Research Education Programme (GREP) Structured PhD in Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH).
Digital tools offer an opportunity to ask new, often radical, questions about humanities research. The Digital Arts and Humanites PhD programme provides an opportunity for students to explore how “digital” is changing the face of the “arts and humanities”. Students on the programme will seek to discover what is it to be human in the digital age, and the answers will help to shape how we see ourselves and others in an age where humanity is becoming increasingly connected by ubiquitous technology.
PhD in Digital Arts and Humanities
Applications are invited for four-year doctoral studentships with the structured PhD programme in Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH). The studentships come with a stipend of 16,000 euro per year. Fees for Irish and EU citizens are fully covered. Fees for non-EU citizens will be determined by individual universities and will be determined by the shortfall between the fee charged for EU citizens and the fee for non-EU students. Successful candidates will be registered with the full-time interdisciplinary structured PhD programme co-ordinated with an all-Irish university consortium. Studentships are provided at Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, National University of Ireland, Galway, and National University of Ireland, Maynooth. The Royal Irish Academy and the Northern Ireland universities, Queen’s University Belfast and University of Ulster, contribute teaching but do not provide funded studentships.
Students must apply on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc
Please click on this link with regard to the application procedure.
The PAC code for this programme is CKH88.
The closing date for receipt of applications has been extended to 15 June 2012.
Award Information – Fulbright Scholar Catalog of Awards.
The 2013-14 Fulbright Scholar Program competition seeks applications for American scholars involved in Digital Humanities and/or Digital Culture for awards in Norway, Ireland, and potentially many more. In Norway, Fulbright offers a 5 or 10 month teaching/research grant in digital culture and/or digital media aesthetics at the University of Bergen. All Disciplines awards in many countries accept applications from scholars in any field of study. Ideal candidates will have U.S. citizenship, a PhD or other terminal degree, and several years of postsecondary teaching experience. More information can be found at http://catalog.cies.org/ or by calling 202-686-6245. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2012.
Award Information – Fulbright Scholar Catalog of Awards.
The 2013-14 Fulbright Scholar Program competition seeks applications for American scholars involved in Digital Humanities and/or Digital Culture for awards in Norway, Ireland, and potentially many more. In Ireland, the University College Cork seeks a scholar for a 3 month grant to teach or teach and research topics related to the digital humanities in the College of Arts. All Disciplines awards in many countries accept applications from scholars in any field of study. Ideal candidates will have U.S. citizenship, a PhD or other terminal degree, and several years of postsecondary teaching experience. More information can be found at http://catalog.cies.org/ or by calling 202-686-6245. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2012.
Zampolli Prize Call for Nominations | ADHO.
The Zampolli Prize is a awarded every three years by The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) in recognition of an outstanding singular achievement in the Digital Humanities. The Prize is named in honor of Antonio Zampolli, one of the founders of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC) and its president when he tragically died in 2003. The first award was given to Chad Gaffield in 2011.
The next Zampolli Prize will be given at the DH conference in 2014. The Award Committee, made up of members of the constituent organizations of ADHO, now invites nominations. These may be made by anyone with an interest in humanities computing and neither nominee nor nominator need be a member of any of the ADHO constituent organizations.
The nomination should consist of the following information: a description of the nominee’s work and the reasons why this work is considered to be an outstanding contribution to the field of Digital Humanities. A list of bibliographic references to the nominee’s work is desirable. Nominators are welcome to resubmit updated versions of unsuccessful nominations submitted in previous years.