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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From the GitHub repository: Humaniformat is a human names parser for R. With it, you can parse names, distinguishing salutations, suffixes, and first, middle and last names. Humaniformat recognises compound last names (and preserves them) from a wide range of cultures, although the name format itself is somewhat Western-centric (it assumes, for example, that first name…

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The following is a version of the talk I gave as part of a panel at ALA sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Section of ACRL and organized by Heather Tompkins (Carleton College). The title of the panel was “Digital Humanities and Libraries: Power and Privilege, Practice and Theory,” and included Jane Nichols, Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez, and Megan…

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From the announcement: This person is responsible for, or will assist with, supporting the College of Arts & Humanities’ Center for Humanities & Digital Research (CHDR) digital infra-structure along with various CHDR initiatives, including the conceptualization, design, and implementation of faculty digital humanities (DH) projects; the submission of federal and other grants to support new…

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