Category Archives: News

Resource: Using Census Survey Data Properly

By the Editors | April 15, 2014

The American Community Survey, an ongoing survey that the Census administers to millions per year, provides detailed information about how Americans live now and decades ago. There are tons of data tables on topics such as housing situations, education, and commute. The natural thing to do is to download the data, take it at face […]

Report: The First Texas Digital Humanities Conference

By the Editors | April 15, 2014

I’m just back from the premier offering of the Texas Digital Humanities Conference, and I can’t tell you what a pleasure it was to have such a superb event held so close to home, especially since I won’t be able to make the big Digital Humanities meeting this summer (or next summer, for that matter, […]

Resource: The Next Giant List of Digitised Manuscript Hyperlinks

By the Editors | April 15, 2014

It’s that time of year again, friends – when we inflict our quarterly massive list of manuscript hyperlinks upon an unsuspecting public.  As always, this list contains everything that has been digitised up to this point by the Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts department, complete with hyperlinks to each record on our Digitised Manuscripts site.  There […]

CFP: DHCommons Journal

By The Editors | April 10, 2014

The editorial team of centerNet’s new DHCommons journal is thrilled to request submissions for its inaugural issue. We seek mid-stage digital projects who wish peer review and feedback that will contribute to the project’s development. Read the full call here.

CFP: Digital Islamic Humanities Project

By The Editors | April 10, 2014

The Middle East Studies Initiative at Brown University is pleased to announce a two-day workshop on October 17-18, 2014, which will be devoted to digital textual corpora. Online libraries and digital repositories such as al-Maktaba al-Shamela and al-Warraq – which contain thousands of texts and hundreds of millions of words – are transforming the study […]

CFP: Third AIUCD Annual Conference

By The Editors | April 8, 2014

AIUCD 2014, the Third AIUCD (Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale) Annual Conference, is devoted to discussing the role of Digital Humanities in the current research practices of the traditional humanities disciplines. Read the full CFP here.

CFC: OCLC report “Registering Researchers in Authority Files”

By The Editors | April 8, 2014

At the CNI Spring Member Meeting earlier this week, Karen Smith-Yoshimura from OCLC and Micah Altman from MIT gave a wonderful presentation of the work of the OCLC Registering Researchers Task Group (see http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/registering-researchers.html ). We should have the materials from their talk available soon, along with other sessions from the Spring meeting. Read the […]

Resource: Creating a UX Design Pattern Library for Digital Humanities Projects

By The Editors | April 8, 2014

Recently I posted some thoughts about how emerging trends in the field of user experience (UX) design might be embedded in our project design and development process. In this post I’m going to discuss this further, concentrating on the UX pattern library the user interface (UI) team are developing. Read the whole thing here.

Job: Social Science Data Librarian at University of Houston Libraries

By the Editors | April 3, 2014

The Social Science Data Librarian at University of Houston Libraries will collaborate with social science subject liaison librarians to provide expert support for faculty and students working with geo-spatial, numeric, and other data. Such support may include instruction in methodologies and tools, especially those related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS); development of dataset collections; and […]