The British Library and online publisher brightsolid today launch a website that will transform the way that people use historical newspapers to find out about the past. The British Newspaper Archive website will offer access to up to 4 million fully searchable pages, featuring more than 200 newspaper titles from every part of the UK and Ireland. The newspapers – which mainly date from the 19th century, but which include runs dating back to the first half of the 18th century – cover every aspect of local, regional and national news.
This report provides a synopsis of the presentations as well as the broader group discussion of the summit. More specifically, this report highlights key emergent themes and concludes with recommendations for strategic research directions for advancing the state of knowledge and practice in the curation of research data. Briefs of the individual presentations are provided at the end of the report.
Over the past year, the working group has been engaged in a project to identify, describe and contextualize established and emerging digital preservation standards, best practices and guidance documents.
The Project highlights the ways that libraries and artists can work together and features:
- Visual artists, performing artists, and writers who use libraries in their communities for inspiration, information, and as gallery space
- Collections, libraries and library staff that incubate the arts, and the ways that artists can use them effectively
- Free-to-share resources for librarians looking to incubate the arts at their libraries
- Ideas for artists looking to connect with their communities through library programming
On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, the Center for History of Print and Digital Cultural at the University of Wisconsin at Madison hosted Dr. John Unsworth for the 2011 Wisconsin Distinguished Lecture in LIS.
These NEH grants support national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through these programs, NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.
Microsoft Research New England (MSRNE) is looking for PhD interns to join the social media collective for Spring and Summer 2012. For these positions, we are looking primarily for social science PhD students (including communications, sociology, anthropology, media studies, information studies, etc.)
THATCamp Publishing in Baltimore, an “unconference” that explored some pressing new questions, such as
1. Who should publish digital scholarly research?
2. Should digital academic research be published by the university press, or the university library?
3. How should the process of peer review change?
4. And finally, who should provide the work that goes into producing a publication—editing, peer review, administration and graphics?
Columbia University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Preservation Librarian. Duration: “date of hire until June 30, 2014 (with possibility of extension).”
Registration is now open for the “Sustainable data from digital research: Humanities perspectives on digital research Conference” to be held at the University of Melbourne on the 12th-14th December, 2011.This is a free event, but please register soon to help planning.