By Elijah Meeks

…This is fundamentally an argument directed at administrators looking to support digital humanities work at their universities and not researchers looking to perform digital humanities work, but it is meant to push that latter group toward agitating for action from the former. I’ve had enough experience now with digital humanities projects to know that when you’re collaborating with computer scientists or contracting developer resources without a sense of standardized, centralized resources, then the data, code and tool decisions tend to be made based on expediency or a desire to experiment with new, unsupported and/or experimental technologies.

NITLE Event: Teaching DH 101: Introduction to the Digital Humanities.

December 16, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Seminar organizers encourage faculty, instructional technologists, librarians, and others interested in digital scholarship, digital humanities, and related projects to attend this seminar in institutional teams if possible. This seminar will be especially interesting to those interested in how to teach digital humanities to undergraduates. (Times EST)

This database is a finding aid to the British Library’s bookbinding collections. It includes information and images for selected items from the Library’s rich collection of fine bindings of books printed in western Europe from the fifteenth century to date. There is also a selection from the valuable bookbindings collections of the Library’s partner, the National Library of the Netherlands. The database is a work in progress and its scope will be widened as resources allow.

via The British Library – Database of Bookbindings – Default

The British Library and online publisher brightsolid today launch a website that will transform the way that people use historical newspapers to find out about the past. The British Newspaper Archive website will offer access to up to 4 million fully searchable pages, featuring more than 200 newspaper titles from every part of the UK and Ireland. The newspapers – which mainly date from the 19th century, but which include runs dating back to the first half of the 18th century – cover every aspect of local, regional and national news.