Category Archives: News

Announcement: Far-reaching “Hydra-in-a-Box” Joint Initiative Funded by IMLS

By The Editors | April 16, 2015

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), Stanford University, and the DuraSpace organization are pleased to announce that their joint initiative has been awarded a $2M National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Nicknamed Hydra-in-a-Box, the project aims foster a new, national, library network through a community-based repository system, enabling discovery, interoperability and reuse of digital […]

Resource: Text Data from the Archive

By The Editors | April 16, 2015

During graduate school I visited my fair share of archives. Living on funds dispensed from the FAFSA gods in combination with whatever part-time job I had, I often found myself hard-pressed to pony up money for photocopies. Somewhere along the line I got smarter and started using a point and shoot camera to gather as much primary […]

Report: Authors Alliance Guide to Rights Reversion

By The Editors | April 14, 2015

Yesterday I was fortunate to be able to attend a session offered by the Authors Alliance that was hosted by the University of California, Berkeley. As part of this session the Alliance announced the availability of a new guide that covers issues around rights reversion for authors who have published books. The presentation placed this […]

Job: Digital Library Programmer, Librarian I at Michigan State University

By The Editors | April 14, 2015

Michigan State University is recruiting a Digital Library Programmer, Librarian I. Reporting to the Head of the Digital and Multimedia Center, we are looking for a creative Librarian who will plan, code, test, and implement technologies and systems that promote and advance the Library’s mission of preservation, creation, transmission and application of knowledge. As part […]

Opportunity: Research Data Alliance US Fellowship Program

By The Editors | April 14, 2015

Are you (or know of) a graduate student or a postdoctoral researchers at a higher education institution in the United States (US), or an early career researchers at a US-based research institutions who graduated in the last three years with a relevant master’s or PhD degree, with an interest and commitment to data sharing and […]

Resource: Extracting Structured Data From Recipes Using Conditional Random Fields

By The Editors | April 14, 2015

[…]Until recently, the collection and maintenance of this structured data was a completely manual process. For years, overnight contractors have entered recipes, dropdown by dropdown, into a gray and white web form that lives in our content management system (CMS). Since the database breaks down each ingredient by name, unit, quantity and comment, an average […]

Report: CSDH/SCHN Cyberinfrastructure Conversations Summary

By the Editors | April 9, 2015

From the report: We are posting here a high-level summary of the outcome of a series of conversations regarding the CFI Cyberinfrastructure Initiative among Canadian Digital Humanists. The conversations emerged from CSDH/SCHN consultations that began in the Spring of 2014. The document tries to reflect the priorities and areas of emphasis that have emerged from these […]

Job: Digital Production Coordinator at Northeastern University

By the Editors | April 9, 2015

From the announcement: The Digital Production Coordinator works closely with the Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Publishing to support the growth and success of the library’s new digital publishing program. S/he manages a variety of projects, working both with born-digital objects and with physical materials, to produce high-quality digital publications in multiple formats. S/he […]

Resource: GIS and Geospatial Data Tools

By the Editors | April 9, 2015

From the post: A little bit of knowledge about GIS and geospatial visualization goes a long way, and is useful across a variety of disciplines, including social sciences, business, humanities and environmental studies and sciences.   If you are into open data (who isn’t?) and you like maps and / or data visualization (who doesn’t?!) […]