Reporting to the Head of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Services, the Data Management Librarian plays a central role in developing services and guidelines in support of scientific data management at Oregon State University.
In many projects, the collection of data results in a list of items whose distribution can be shown spatially. The process of Geocoding assigns a location (or set of locations) to an item of data; perhaps the site of a battle, the source of a text or the home of notable person. Such visualisations allow for new perspectives on the relationships of data , spatial or otherwise
In July 2011, the Open University held a colloquium called ‘Digital technologies: help or hindrance for the humanities?’, in part to celebrate the launch of the Thematic Research Network for Digital Humanities at the OU. … a workshop was also held at the OU’s Milton Keynes campus on Thursday to discuss some of the key ideas that came from the colloquium and to consider the agenda for the thematic research network. I was invited to present in the workshop, and I’ve shared my notes and some comments below (though of course the spoken version varied slightly)
Image Science Associates has released “Establishing Spatial Resolution Requirements for Digitizing Transmissive Content: A Use Case Approach.” This study was conducted for the Still Image Working Group of the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative
Radical Histories in Digital Culture (Radical History Review, Number 117)
Call for Proposals, due December 11, 2011
The Radical History Review seeks submissions for an issue that will explore the political and historical implications of the accelerated proliferation of digital culture in the first decade of the 21st century
This session was about data curation and management (and finally we finally heard the term archivist!). Allons-y!
Assessing Data Management Needs at the University of Houston
by Christie Peters and Anita R. Dryden
For more information, they have a forthcoming article in Science & Technology Libraries
The first two documents produced during our 2011 NINES / NEH Summer Institute on Evaluating Digital Scholarship have been released: a Statement on Authorship and a set of Recommendations for Chairs of Language and Literature Departments for creating an atmosphere that is conducive to work in new media. We have others in the pipeline and will be releasing them in the coming months.
The DigCCurr 2012 Public Symposium Presents:
WHEN: January 6, 2012, 8AM – 5 PM
WHERE: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
These notes are about the 2nd International Culture and Computing conference organized at Kyoto University.
The mission of the W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group, chartered from May 2010 through August 2011, has been “to help increase global interoperability of library data on the Web, by bringing together people involved in Semantic Web activities — focusing on Linked Data — in the library community and beyond, building on existing initiatives, and identifying collaboration tracks for the future.”