Category Archives: News

CFParticipation: On the Digital Practices in History and Ethnography Interest Group

By The Editors | October 14, 2014

From the CFP: New members are invited to join the Digital Practices in History and Ethnography Interest Group (DPHE-IG) in the Research Data Alliance (RDA), an international initiative to facilitate the development of effective data practices, standards, and infrastructure in particular research areas, and across research areas–aiming to enhance capacity to archive, preserve, analyze, and […]

Job: Director, Digital Library Federation

By The Editors | October 14, 2014

From the announcement: In the past three years, DLF has added more new members than it did in the previous fifteen. It has been a key player in recent important initiatives that contribute to the evolution of libraries and higher education, including the Digital Public Library of America and the Committee on Coherence at Scale […]

CFP: Building Undergraduate-Centered #DH Programs

By The Editors | October 9, 2014

Starting from Scratch: Building Undergraduate-Centered #DH Programs at DH2015 in Sydney, Australia, June 29th to July 3rd, 2015 As Digital Studies, Humanities and Liberal Arts grow as fields, institutions are beginning to build digital curricula centered on undergraduate education.  These programs are often driven by interest in digital scholarship and the unique needs of each […]

Resource: American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955

By The Editors | October 9, 2014

American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955 is a free database providing access to the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by American universities during that time period, the print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities. Containing nearly 100,000 citations, American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955, provides full page images of the original print index, and may be searched […]

Report: Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries

By The Editors | October 9, 2014

Adobe has just given us a graphic demonstration of how not to handle security and privacy issues. A hacker acquaintance of mine has tipped me to a huge security and privacy violation on the part of Adobe. That anonymous acquaintance was examining Adobe’s DRm for educational purposes when they noticed that Digital Editions 4, the newest version of […]

Announcement: Maps and Mappers for the Mapmaker Manifesto

By The Editors | October 7, 2014

This year, the Istanbul Design Biennial has chosen the theme The Future is Not What it Used To Be. When they opened the call for participation back in January, they asked for manifestos of any form – words, videos, artworks, anything that spoke to this theme. So the Mapmaker Manifesto was born. This manifesto demands […]

Resource: The What, Why and When of Fixity

By The Editors | October 7, 2014

Fixity, the property of a digital file or object being fixed or unchanged, is a cornerstone of digital preservation. Fixity information, from simple file counts or file size values to more precise checksums and cryptographic hashes, is data used to verify whether an object has been altered or degraded. Many in the preservation community know […]

CFP: CNI Fall 2014

By The Editors | October 7, 2014

The submission deadline for the Coalition for Networked Information’s fall 2014 membership meeting is fast approaching! The meeting will be held December 8-9 in Washington, DC. Proposals for project briefings are due no later than next Monday, October 13. Read the full CFP here.