The Indiana University (IU) Data to Insight Center, a part of the IU Pervasive Technology Institute and the IU University Libraries, is offering a two-year CLIR/DLF Data Curation Fellowship. The Fellow will be based organizationally within the Data to Insight Center but will focus on collaborative initiatives between D2I and the IU Libraries. These include cornerstone research projects of the center such as the National Science Foundation-funded DataNet SEAD (Sustainable Environment-Actionable Data) Virtual Archive, the HathiTrust Research Center, and our Sloan funded work on non-consumptive research methodologies. This fellowship will work on projects that will provide direct experience in non-consumptive research methodologies, policies, principles, and applied tools for data curation and management and involvement in novel applications of data provenance management, as well as working with tools and methods for mass-scale data mining.
DS106 is a digital storytelling course that began as a face-to-face course at the University of Mary Washington. In Spring of 2011, Jim Groom opened the course up to allow open online participants to join and become involved. That semester gave birth to a radio station, a TV station, an assignment bank with over 280 contributions, and an explosion of creativity and fostered community like never before. There are now 7 universities participating in DS106 formally with over 1200 open online participants that have generated over 18,000 posts. What’s more, the community is growing every day.
Today Creative Commons, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Open Society Institute launch the Why Open Education Matters Video Competition. The competition will award cash prizes, provided by the Open Society Institute, of up to $25,000 for the best short videos that explain the use and promise of free, high-quality open educational resources and describe the benefits and opportunities these materials create for teachers, students and schools.
Your videos must be submitted to the competition website by June 5, 2012, and winners will be announced July 18, 2012.
The Digital.Humanities@Oxford Summer School (DHOXSS) 2012 is scheduled for the 2nd – 6th July at the University of Oxford. DHOXSS delegates will be introduced to a range of topics suitable for researchers, project managers, research assistants, and students who are interested in the creation, management, or publication of digital data in the humanities.
JISC has issued 5 Invitations to Tender for Digital Infrastructure Reports.
Bidders must have knowledge of the topic area and must be experienced in producing high quality reports. These are open Invitations to Tender and anyone may bid.
5 Invitations to Tender for Reports on:
• Advantages of APIs
• Embedded Licences: What, Why and How
• Activity Data: Analytics and Metrics
• The Open Landscape
• Access to citation data: a cost-benefit and risk review and forward look
For more information please see: http://infteam.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2012/02/09/didreports/
Closing date for bids is 9th March 2012.
The student assistant bursary scheme is designed to enable up to 12 international students to participate in the Digital Humanities conference 2012 at the University of Hamburg (July 16-20). In order to provide a well-balanced allocation, the bursaries will be awarded to three students from North America/UK, three from Europe (excluding Germany/UK), three from Middle/South America and three from Australia, Asia and Africa.
PhD studentship – Develop sophisticated digital timelines of cultural data within an academic-industrial partnership
A PhD studentship is available at the Royal College of Art in London, funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The funding includes the fees and a living allowance. This is a collaboration with industry, based at System Simulation, a research-led software engineering company in central London with a distinguished record of working with museums and other cultural organisations. The studentship provides a strong base on which to develop an industrial or academic career.
Closing date 28 February 2012. Studentship to begin as soon as possible after 23 April 2012.
The Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities and Pedagogy will work as a catalyst for faculty innovation bridging learning resources, curricula, and scholarly opportunity with appropriate academic technologies. The Fellow will plan, promote, and implement strategies to encourage faculty discourse about pedagogy, elearning tools, and the integration of digital media into teaching and scholarship. The Postdoctoral Fellow is a two-year academic appointment reporting to the Chief Information Officer/Executive Vice President. Depending upon credentials, the Postdoctoral Fellow may also be affiliated with an academic department and will be assigned a mentor. The Fellow is expected to commit approximately 50% of her or his time to professional development, which may include teaching at the Fellow’s discretion
Attention library school students and recent graduates! The Library of Congress recently announced an exciting new residency program in digital curation, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Program applications will be available later this year.
The exponential growth of digital content has created a demand for library and information professionals with new skills. To meet this demand, IMLS, working in partnership with the Library of Congress, Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI), is developing a national residency program in digital curation. (For the purposes of this program, “digital curation” means the act of collecting, selecting, managing, making accessible, and preserving digital assets over long periods of time.)
Planning for the project has just begun and the first residents should be in place beginning in the summer of 2013.