From the posting: We are pleased to announce that content from the Virtual Symposium on Information and Technology in the Arts and Humanities is now available for viewing or download on YouTube and figshare. Presenter slides are available at http://figshare.com/authors/Symposium_on_Information_and_technolology_in_the_arts_and_humanities/740215 Symposium presentation recordings are available at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2v-vQy9W5DeXsuC5-l-T65WgFrPFKNDk Source: 2016 Virtual Symposium Proceedings | ASIS&T SIG AH

From the report: Seventy-five participants and observers gathered at the Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) in April 2016 to explore innovative methods and data sources useful for analyzing large quantities of images and texts in the field of medical history. … Workshop participants exchanged ideas on a variety of related topics, including current best practices in…

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From the Report: With the shifting focus of organizations and governments towards digitization of academic and technical documents, there has been an increasing need to use this reserve of scholarly documents for developing applications that can facilitate and aid in better management of research. In addition to this, the evolving nature of research problems has…

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From the announcement: The Council for Big Data, Ethics and Society, an interdisciplinary working group established in 2014, has just this week issued a report titled “Perspectives on Big Data, Ethics and Society” summarizing and synthesizing much of their thinking over the past two years. The report can be downloaded here: http://bdes.datasociety.net/council-output/perspectives-on-big-data-ethics-and-society/  

If you spend too much time inside a project, you soon become unable to see its faults. At The Programming Historian, I suspect we fell victim to that problem.  We are not so proud to admit that amongst our contributing authors, we’re predominantly male: Only 7 women and 23 men. We’re also predominantly white and North…

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We often think of the library as a service, space, and resource provider but could there be value in the library serving as a withholder? The recent report by Cornell University librarians, published by Ithaka S+R, “A Day in the Life of a (Serious) Researcher,” makes the bold suggestion that libraries could help patrons by…

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Joachim Schöpfel et al. have self-archived “Dissertations and Data.” The keynote provides an overview on the field of research data produced by PhD students, in the context of open science, open access to research results, e-Science and the handling of electronic theses and dissertations. The keynote includes recent empirical results and recommendations for good practice…

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I couldn’t help but wonder at the relative lack of digitally-inflected panels, workshops, and seminars at the Modernist Studies Association’s most recent annual conference in Boston last week (2 workshops, 2 roundtables, 1 panel, 1 seminar, and a “digital exhibition,” featuring 8 projects). I set aside lobster rolls and Sam Adams and oh-so-good East Coast pizza…

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