We’re going to be shining a light on the failures that we individually and we collectively have had as project teams, institutions, and maybe even the sector as a whole.

Each Fail will present a short 7-10 minute slot followed by 10 minutes

Assistant/Associate Professor, Digital Humanities, Department of English; Ball State University; Muncie, Indiana. Tenure-track faculty position available August 17, 2012. Responsibilities: teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetoric and writing and/or literature that have a digital humanities focus; submitting external grant proposals in digital humanities; contributing to Ball State’s and the department’s mission to engage students in digital and emerging media; teaching a wide array of classes in the department For more information, please go to http://www.bsu.edu/hrs/jobpostings.

This study considers the effect of large-scale deposit on scholarly research publication and dissemination (sharing of research outputs), beginning with the analysis of publishers and institutions managing repositories and their sustainability. The study associates costs with specific activities, performed by key actors involved in research registration, certification, dissemination and digital management: authors, the scholarly community, editors, publishers, libraries, readers and funding agencies. Contrary to most of the existing literature, the study analyses cost structures of individual organizations. The focus of this study is therefore to provide context for the costs to specific organizations and to their choices in terms of scale and scope.

The Cultural Studies Department at Trent University is looking for a versatile cultural theorist and active scholar in the area of Media Studies, with a specialization in Digital Media, to take up a tenure-stream position on July 1st 2012. The successful candidate will have: a completed Ph.D., an excellent teaching record, an active research program, and demonstrated ability in academic/administrative organisation. S/he will be asked to anchor “core” Media courses in the Cultural Studies Department; will be invited to participate in the two associated graduate programs; and will play a central role in a new Media Studies Program, scheduled to launch in September 2012.

J.Y. Joyner Library at East Carolina University (ECU) seeks a knowledgable, creative, and service-oriented colleague for the position of Digital Collections Librarian. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Library Technology, the Digital Collections Librarian will work closely and collaboratively with Special Collections, Library Technology, Collections and Technical Services, and others to ensure that Joyner Library’s digital collections are an integral part of the library’s collections and services. The individual in this position will serve as a member of a team of librarians and staff at ECU’s Joyner and Laupus Libraries committed to effectively managing the libraries’ growing digital collections.

The 127th annual meeting of the American Historical Association will be held January 3–6, 2013, in New Orleans. The Program Committee welcomes proposals from all members of the Association, whatever their institutional affiliation or status, as well as from affiliated societies, historians working outside the United States, and scholars in related disciplines.
The theme for the meeting, described in greater detail in the article, is “Lives, Places, Stories.” While seeking proposals for sessions that explore facets of this broad theme, we also welcome submissions on the histories of all places and time periods, on many different topics, and on the uses of varied sources and methods. We also invite members to employ and analyze diverse strategies