The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, organizational, and social issues. The theme for JCDL 2012 is #sharing #linking #using #preserving. Digital libraries, under a variety of names and modalities, are often part of the every day web experience. The challenge is how digital libraries can enhance user experience through providing stability in changing information environment, breaking down information silos, integrating into accepted practices of the web, and providing a range of access and services to resources across the web, both to human and machine users.
Simon Tanner, “Making an Impact: How Digitised Resources Change Lives.”
Profession 2011 contains a cluster of essays concerning Promotion and Tenure for those who are working in the Digital Humanities.
WEB APPLICATIONS DEVELOPER, Comparative Media Studies-HyperStudio Team, to build the front and back ends of scalable web applications. Will be part of the core team responsible for the design and development of online tools for information visualization and user collaboration in the humanities and social sciences. Will provide system design, prototyping, implementation, functional verification, debugging, and deployment on Mac OS X and UNIX server platforms; and occasional system administration support. Will work closely with a team that includes developers, designers, graduate and undergraduate students, and faculty.
The Rare Books & Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Preconference (San Diego, California: June 19022, 2012) will explore a multiplicity of futures for the rare book, manuscript, and special collections community. How are special collections materials being discovered and used today? How will they be discovered and used tomorrow? Who will our users be, and what will they need? What forms will special collections materials take? Join us to learn, discuss, share, and contemplate. Now is the time to shape and prepare, because the future is now.
Projects looking for collaborators and collaborators looking for projects, come mix and mingle in this informal project poster session that offers a face-to-face DHCommons experience. The mixer will take place at the MLA Annual Convention, Thursday, January 5, 2012, 1-4 pm in Convention Center, rooms 3A & 3B. Representatives from projects looking for collaborators or just wanting to get the word out will share information and materials about their projects. This forum will also offer great opportunities for one-on-one conversations about pursuing projects in the digital humanities. If you would like to share your project, please sign up here, but otherwise there is no need to register.
CRASSH is seeking a postdoctoral Research Associate to lead a six-month project on the digital humanities and Transferable Skills Training (TST). The project focuses specifically on the transferability of digital skills, and aims to increase awareness among early-career researchers of how the digital skills they have learnt in one context (social, academic or professional) can be applied in another.
Legal response by HathiTrust to the lawsuit against them.
Working within Cornell University Library’s Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services unit, the arXix Senior Administrator is responsible for overseeing and managing daily activities associated with the administration of arXiv.org.
The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine seeks an innovative, collaborative and service-oriented librarian to join a new medical library. The Web and Emerging Technologies Librarian has overall responsibility for the design, development and management of the Medical Library web site, web applications, social media and mobile interfaces. The primary goals of this position are to continuously improve web delivery of information to students, faculty, staff and the wider community and to support the integration of information technologies and resources into the curriculum.