Back in September last year I blogged about the implications for cultural heritage and digital humanities crowdsourcing projects that used simple tasks as the first step in public engagement of advances in machine learning that mean that fun, easy tasks like image tagging and text transcription could be done by computers. (Broadly speaking, ‘machine learning’…

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From the announcement: The Director of Services and Operations (DSO) has primary responsibility for the operations and services of the HathiTrust preservation and access repository, overseeing the day-to-day management of HathiTrust’s core services to users and members, defining priorities for teams that manage HathiTrust’s core infrastructure, and driving the development of related policy and standard…

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From the posting: This position provides critical support, coordination and project management abilities that support the faculty development mission of the Center and the work of the Director. The Faculty/Instructional Consultant will aid faculty in innovative teaching through consultations, workshops and observations. The individual will also serve as a liaison with key Center partners, including…

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What is on the five-year horizon for academic and research libraries worldwide? Which trends and technologies will drive change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we strategize effective solutions? These questions and similar inquiries regarding technology adoption and transforming teaching and learning steered the collaborative…

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From the posting: The University of Miami’s Department of English seeks a scholar of the digital humanities at any rank, in any field, to contribute to the department’s intellectual life by maintaining an active research and publication agenda, teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, directing dissertations, and serving on departmental, college, and/or university…

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From the posting: The successful candidate is expected to: Research Carry out internationally oriented, empirical research that is publishable in established international refereed journals; Contribute actively to the development of the Department’s research in the field of media and communication; Expand the Department’s national and international research connections; Contribute to the acquisition of external research…

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Big Data research is currently split on whether and to what extent Twitter can be characterized as an informational or social network. We contribute to this line of inquiry through an investigation of digital humanities (DH) scholars’ uses and gratifications of Twitter. We conducted a thematic analysis of 25 semi-structured interview transcripts to learn about…

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From the call for applications: The Price Lab invites applications for the 2016-17 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities. One award is available to an untenured scholar in the humanities whose PhD must have been received between December 2007 and December 2015. The DH Fellow is required to spend the nine-month academic year…

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