From the announcement: All over the world, archives and libraries are shutting their doors as covid-19 spreads. These closures mean that researchers can’t use the not-yet-digitized collections that exist in those places. Or does it? As we’ve been teaching people about Tropy, one thing we’ve learned is that researchers nearly always want to be generous…

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From the ad: Arts and Science is currently seeking a talented Education Technology Specialist to join their team. This individual will consult with faculty to design, develop, and implement technology-enhanced teaching and learning initiatives, including those delivered face-to-face and online. Evaluate current technology used by faculty and provide pedagogical and technical support in curricular design…

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From the ad: The Digital Scholarship Services Coordinator facilitates the day-to-day operations and programming for Digital Scholarship locations across several Columbia Libraries; oversees the implementation of the outreach initiatives of the division, including maintaining event schedules and communicating programming to members of the Columbia community and beyond; provides entry-level assistance with digital software and emerging…

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From the CFP The ACRL Digital Scholarship Section (DSS) Digital Humanities Discussion Group (DHDG) invites submissions for an upcoming webinar examining digital humanities librarianship and grants. Accepted presenters will give 5-10 minute presentations during the webinar, which will be held the week of June 15th, 2020… With many digital humanities (DH) programs at higher education…

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From the resource: The purpose of this network is to share research papers or presentations intended to be shared at conferences or symposiums that were canceled due to the Covid-19 threat. For some, this might have been their first opportunity to share their work. Others might have interest in sharing the results of their hard…

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From the ad: The Leibniz Prize Research Unit ALEA (Arabische Literatur Elftes bis Achtzehntes Jahrhundert) directed by Prof. Dr. Thomas Bauer currently prepares an edition of the complete works of Ibn Nubatah al-Misri (1287-1366), one of the most famous poets of premodern Arab literature. The literary work of Ibn Nubatah was considered a stylistic ideal…

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From the announcement: The winners of the DH Awards 2019 are as follows. Once duplicates were removed, the ballots as cast by members of the public over two weeks voting for one or more of the categories chose the winners. Sorry if your favoured resource did not win — open public votes are popularity contests…

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From the report: In this post, we will look back on the 20 years of R with a bit of history and 3 interesting perspectives – how much faster did R get over the years, how many R packages were being released since 2000 and how did the number of package downloads grow. Read the…

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From the report: I was excitedly awaiting my first ELI Annual Meeting on Sunday afternoon when I received the disappointing news that it was called off. Due to growing concerns over COVID-19, the conference organizers made the difficult decision tocancel the meeting. Although an appropriate decision, many presenters, like me, were left with many hours…

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