Category: News

Resource: Memorandum of Understanding Collection

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From the resource:

The Digital Humanities Liaison (Rafia Mirza), Director of Scholarly Communication (Brett Currier), and The Research Data Librarian (Peace Ossom Williamson) have developed a workbook for the use of Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) in Libraries. We have developed a MOU template to apply to large scale collaborative projects. We have found that this workflow and management has assisted the library with organizational commitment, identifying hiccups and limitations before starting the project, and priority evaluation with competing projects. Because the shift from transactional work to long term projects is happening in many libraries, The MOU team has created a workbook available through ResearchCommons. This collection includes a general MOU template, templates for particular projects, a workflow, and instructions for each.

Read more here.

Resource: SSRC Labs – Doing Digital Scholarship

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From the resource:

The Digital Culture Program has been working in collaboration with various partners in the digital humanities, libraries, and computational social sciences to create packages of self-directed training modules and resources. These resources will be aggregated and hosted as SSRC Labs. Today, the first series of modules, Doing Digital Scholarship (DoingDS), goes live.

DoingDS (labs.ssrc.org/dds), created in collaboration with the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at George Mason University, is a set of introductory lessons and readings on a variety of topics, from foundational skills like building a professional identity online to more advanced topics like mapping and spatial analysis and how digital methodologies affect pedagogy. The lessons are based on RRCHNM’s successful Doing Digital History summer institutes, with the curriculum expanded outward to include other social science and humanities disciplines and modified for self-directed rather than in-person instruction.

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CFP: HASTAC 2019 – “Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education”

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From the CFP:

On 16-18 May 2019, the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), in partnership with the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Department of English at the University of Victoria (UVic), will be guests on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) people, facilitating a conference about decolonizing technologies and reprogramming education.

Deadline for proposals is Monday 15 October 2018.

Read the full CFP here.

Job: Associate Director for Digital Collections Management and Discovery, NYPL

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From the ad:

The Associate Director provides strong leadership and coordination in the strategic planning and implementation of policies, systems, and services to support the digital lifecycle of collections. S/he oversees the operations of the Digital Imaging Unit, the Audio and Moving Image preservation unit, vendor-contracted services, the Digital Preservation Manager; and product management for systems that promote discovery and access to collections, including collaborative platforms such as DPLA, HathiTrust, and the ReCAP Shared Collection. S/he collaborates with Library leaders in the Digital and IT teams to align the goals of digital preservation and digital collection services with current and future needs, including enhancing and upgrading repository infrastructures and optimizing end-to-end processes.

Read the full ad here.

Job: Tenure-Track Position in Digital Humanities, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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From the ad:

The Faculty of the Humanities of the Hebrew University is seeking a scholar who can lead its Digital Humanities initiative. The Faculty has made a strategic decision to consolidate and expand its existing yet disparate strengths in Digital Humanities through a hire of an exceptional scholar with a proven record of employing innovative Digital Humanities methodologies and a commitment to the Digital Humanities project broadly conceived. Priority will be given to scholars with a research focus in core Humanities disciplines. The appointment will be made in the relevant disciplinary department(s).

Read the full ad here.

Resource: DH Course Registry Metadatathon

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The DH Course Registry Metadatathon was a part of the DARIAH Annual Event 2018 held in Paris, France on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Participants in the Metadatathon learned about the benefits, functionalities and QA procedures of the Course Registry…The workshop was targeted towards researchers and lecturers who teach courses in DH or related fields, as well as towards DH programme coordinators who want to showcase their teaching activities outside their university network.

The videos (and slides) from the event are now available to watch on Videolectures.net.

Source: DH Course Registry Metadatathon, Paris 2018: Videos now online

Job: Systems and Digital Scholarship Librarian, Emory University

Emory University is searching for a Systems and Digital Scholarship Librarian. From the job ad:

Reporting to the Head of Collection Development, Exhibitions, and Engagement, the Systems and Digital Scholarship Librarian (SDSL) is the primary technical lead on the Pitts Theology Library staff. The SDSL is responsible for developing and maintaining library software systems, which currently include the OpenRoom room booking tool, the library entrance web application, the Digital Image Archive, digital signage, the library website, and digital companions to the library’s exhibitions program including the exhibitions website.

Job: Assistant Professor of English, Widener University

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The English Department at Widener University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in British literature of the long 18th century (1688-1830), particularly Romanticism. Research fields are open and should complement existing faculty expertise… Candidates with teaching and research interests in digital humanities and/or textual scholarship are especially encouraged, as are candidates with proficiencies in the relationship of British literature of the long 18th century to transatlantic, global, and colonial contexts as well as race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Applicants should be committed to excellence in teaching and advising, to working collaboratively, and to participating in a department and college that values diversity.

Read the full ad here.

Job: Educational Technology Specialist, NYU

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From the ad:

Arts and Science is seeking a talented Educational Technology Specialist to join the Arts and Science Educational Technology team, with at least half time dedicated to working with the Liberal Studies (a small college-like unit of FAS with approximately 2,600 undergraduates and 84 full-time faculty). In addition to working with the Arts and Science Educational Technology team, this individual will work closely with the Liberal Studies Academic Affairs leadership and consult with faculty to design, develop, and implement technology-enhanced teaching and learning initiatives, including those delivered face-to-face and online.

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Announcement: Open Library – Search Full-Text within 4M+ Books

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From the announcement:

Open Library now lets you search inside the text contents of over 4M books!… When you search across 40M documents, it can be a challenge to find the one you’re looking for. One feature which Open Library has been missing is a way to limit Internet Archive’s full-text search to only include results from books on Open Library. So for the last two years, Open Library has patiently waited to take full advantage of full-text search for its users.

Read the full announcement here.