What struck me as I listened to Amanda Visconti’s question and answer  session last Wednesday is that the generosity of Visconti’s mentors helped enable her success in academia as an Assistant Professor in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Business division of Purdue University Libraries. I focus on the word “generosity” because it indicates that…

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From the ad: The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek creative, forward-thinking individuals to apply for the fixed-term, non-tenure track, three-year appointment as Digital Scholarship Fellow. This faculty librarian will play a critical role in outreach, training, and service development to strengthen digital scholarship at Penn State. The successful candidate will be conversant with methods, technologies,…

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From the ad: The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona University Library is seeking a dynamic and innovative librarian to play a leadership role in planning, implementing, and supporting digital collections and services including the coordinating and functioning of Bronco Scholar, the university’s institutional repository; providing vision and direction for all aspects of the Library’s website;…

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From the ad: The Vassar College Libraries seek a collaborative, entrepreneurial, and experienced professional for the position of digital library developer. We are looking for a creative problem-solver with a passion for libraries who enjoys the design, development, and implementation of technical solutions that will bring our digital scholarship and library technology services to new…

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From the ad: Curtin University has, in cooperation with UNESCO, established a Chair in Cultural Heritage and Visualisation. The purpose of the Chair is to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on virtual heritage sites and facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally-recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions…

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Interested in learning new ways to gather content from the open web and to share it with your students, colleagues, and scholarly communities? On October 18, the Berkeley Center for New Media and the University of California Davis Library will host two workshops on PressForward (http://pressforward.org/), a free, open-source WordPress tool that facilitates the easy…

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The following is a detailed panel abstract. Since its inception, digital humanities have upset methodological difference, academic siloism, and institutional hierarchies by offering collaborative approaches to humanistic inquiry via digital tools. From Mark Sample’s declaration: “the digital humanities is really an insurgent humanities,” to the #transformDH movement’s push to alter DH praxis by “highlighting projects…

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When Documenting the Now was building its team, the user experience designer position was created to ensure that the DocNow app would have three principles embedded in the design. The tool must: be intuitive and easy to use be built with our users, not just for them embody our project’s values and ethics While most…

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