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Job: Head of Digital Scholarship Services

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:00

The University of Oregon is recruiting a Head of Digital Scholarship Services.

From the ad:

The Head of Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) is charged with developing DSS policies and procedures; coordination and management of DSS projects, budgets, and departmental workflow; and supervision of DSS personnel and Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) operations. The Head collaborates with others to strengthen library programs related to: digital scholarship services, digital collections, open access publishing, the institutional repository, and digital preservation. The incumbent coordinates work of the DSC with other departments and functional areas of the Libraries, including Collections and Metadata Services, Library Systems, Special Collections and University Archives, the Center for Media and Educational Technology, etc., and serves as the primary contact between the department and external organizations involved in digital initiatives.

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Editors’ Choice: Exploring Indigenous Data Sovereignty through Water Governance

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:00

Aquay (Hello), I am a PhD student in Comparative Public Policy in the Department of Political Science focusing on Indigenous water security and its climatic, territorial and governance underpinnings. I am an enrolled citizen of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, a federally-recognized Tribal Nation located on the southern shores of Paumanok (Long Island, NY). Shinnecock means “People of the Shore” and as Coastal Peoples water is integral to our cultural identity and survivance. However, I am still often asked “Why Water?” essentially probing my personal and professional background to uncover the key moment in my life when I was inspired to become a scholar/activist in such a niche area of Academia. But, such a question is gilded with legacies of inherited colonial intellectualisms that erase Indigenous epistemologies of caring for water since time immemorial.

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Job: Digital Scholarship Coordinator

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:30

Trinity College is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Coordinator.

From the ad:

Trinity College, located in Hartford CT, seeks to hire a Digital Scholarship Coordinator with expertise in digital methods, concepts, web-based tools, and project development across the divisions. The Coordinator will work with faculty and students to amplify excellent recent work in digital scholarship, and to develop new research projects.

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Job: Digital Assets Librarian and Assistant Professor

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:00

The University of Mississippi is recruiting a Digital Assets Librarian and Assistant Professor.
From the ad:

The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks applicants for the position of Digital Assets Librarian. The position is a twelve-month, tenure track, assistant professorship to work closely with library personnel to identify and prioritize materials for addition to the library’s digital collections and publications. The successful candidate will have experience in digital collection processing of analog and born-digital materials (digitization and digital curation), familiarity with project management (production, capture, access, description and preservation), familiarity with digital asset management systems, familiarity with library standards (EAD, MARC, Dublin Core, etc.), familiarity with digital preservation, and strong communication skills.

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Editors’ Choice: On Co-Teaching and Digital Humanities

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:00

For me, co-teaching is the ultimate teaching experience. I’ve been fortunate to find several opportunities for it over the years. During graduate school, I co-taught a number of short courses, several DH classes, and a couple workshops. Here at W&L I’ve been able to teach alongside faculty from the history department and the Library. Each experience has been deeply rewarding. These days I’m spending more time thinking about digital humanities from a curricular and pedagogical standpoint, so I wanted to offer a few quick notes on how co-teaching might play a role in those discussions.

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Editors’ Choice: Against the Computational Creep

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:00

In this short post I want to think about the limits of computation, not the limits theoretically of the application or theorisation of computation itself, but actually the limits to which computation within a particular context should be contained. This is necessarily a normative position, but what I am trying to explore is the limit at which computation, which can have great advantages to a process, institution or organisation, starts to undermine or corrode the way in which a group, institution or organisation is understood, functions or how it creates a shared set of meanings. Here though, I will limit myself to thinking about the theorisation of this, rather than its methodological implications, and how we might begin to develop a politics of computation that is able to test and articulate these limits and understand the development of a set of critical approaches which are also a politicisation of algorithms and of data.

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Job: Digital Infrastructure Developer at Princeton University

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 14:00

Princeton University is recruiting a Digital Infrastructure Developer (2 positions).

From the ad:

As a member of the growing Library Systems development team, reporting to the Library Application Development Manager, the developers in this position will implement, test, and document applications using the Hydra repository framework as well as other open source applications related to digital preservation, access, and associated workflows.

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Job: Web Development Librarian at Western Carolina University

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:00

Western Carolina University is recruiting a Web Development Librarian.

From the ad:

The person in this position will design new sites and applications to improve the user experience in discovering, finding, and accessing library content and services. Providing vision and leadership in designing, developing and supporting the library website content and integrating it with the larger library web presence, which includes discovery tools, digital collections, and electronic resources; supervision of one technology support analyst, as well as staff/student employees engaged in related work, as assigned.

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Job: Data Services Librarian at University of Toronto

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:30

The University of Toronto is recruiting a Data Services Librarian.

From the ad:

Reporting to the Coordinator, Liaison Librarian Program, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with colleagues within the unit, across the library and the campus on initiatives that assist faculty and students to navigate social sciences data-related issues, including data discovery, analysis, visualization, and management in teaching and research. In addition, the candidate will serve as a liaison librarian to one or more social science programs providing collections, teaching, and research support.

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Editors’ Choice: Archaeogaming2 – After the Dust has Settled

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:00

The second Archaeogaming Virtual Unconference Biennial was held today, in the misty realms of cyberspace. Or at least, that corner of it that can be found at the MIT Unhangouts project. I meant to take some screenshots of the unconference in action, but I forgot to ask the others if that would be ok and in any event, I forgot to take the screenshots anyway. In this post, I thought I’d explain how we made it work, things that didn’t work, and things that were awesome.

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Job: Digital Preservation Librarian at James Madison University

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:30

James Madison University is recruiting a Digital Preservation Librarian.

From the ad:

The Digital Preservation Librarian reports to the Head of Digital Collections and is responsible for the stewardship and protection of LET’s digital assets; leads the development of an effective and achievable strategy to establish a cohesive digital preservation program ensuring the long-term viability of university digital assets regardless of format; establishes policies, procedures, workflows and best practices related to the long-term preservation of and access to digital collections; manages daily services and ensures organizational practices adhere to LET’s Digital Preservation Policy Framework; updates the Digital Preservation Policy Framework to reflect evolving standards and best practices; and brings to the forefront a proactive awareness of social responsibility and ethics of digital preservation.

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CFP: Graduate Students Speak Out – Gaining Knowledge in Digital Humanities

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:00

From the CFP:

The CSDH/SCHN conference program committee is looking for ten-minute papers from graduate students that discuss or reflect on the opportunities they have had for education in the digital humanities, broadly conceived. Four papers will be selected to be part of a graduate student panel at Ryerson University during the CSDH/SCHN conference that takes place May 29-31, 2017. Accepted panelists will be awarded funding for travel and accommodation for this trip.

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Resource: Quandl and Forecasting

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:30

From the post:

Welcome to another installment of Reproducible Finance with R. Today we are going to shift focus in recognition of the fact that there’s more to Finance than stock prices, and there%u2019s more to data download than quantmod/getSymbols. In this post, we will explore commodity prices using data from Quandl, a repository for both free and paid data sources. We will also get into the forecasting game a bit and think about how best to use dygraphs when visualizing predicted time series as an extension of historical data. We are not going to do anything too complex, but we will expand our toolkit by getting familiar with Quandl, commodity prices, the forecast() function, and some advanced dygraph work.

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Resource: Get Backward on Technology

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:00

From the post:

These days there’s always some new technology, something new and shiny, to bring into the classroom. But “new” and “shiny” are not, in themselves, good reasons to adopt a new technology in your classroom; nor are they good reasons to reject it. Whether we’re talking about a virtual reality headset, a collaborative online game, the ability to bring an outside expert to class through web conferencing, the latest course management system, or any of the countless other advances to consider, we need a good pedagogical reason to take it on.

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Editors’ Choice: Map the History of Redlining, It works

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:00

The history of redlining matters. For decades, the government sponsored Home Owners’ Loan Corporation created maps that defined African American neighbourhoods as high risk, which resulted in people not having access to a Federal Housing Administration insured mortgage in these districts. Ta-Nehisi Coates used the research…to develop the case for reparations in his 2014 cover story in the Atlantic. He convincingly argued that long after the end of Slavery, government policy actively limited economic opportunities for African Americans, created segregated cities and the significant gap in wealth between white and black Americans: “From the 1930s through the 1960s, black people across the country were largely cut out of the legitimate home-mortgage market”… Recent proposed legislation confirms the combined power of an explosive cover story in the Atlantic and these interactive maps. A number of senators and congressmen have introduced a bill to prevent federal funding from supporting the creation of data used by the Racial Dot Map or Mapping Segregation maps in the future. The National Council on Public History (NCPH) warned on February 27 that “S.103 threatens digital history initiatives around race”. They quote the bill, which is very blunt in its intent: “no Federal funds may be used to design, build, maintain, utilize, or provide access to a Federal database of geospatial information on community racial disparities or disparities in access to affordable housing.”

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DHNow is on spring break!

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 13:00

We will be taking a week off for spring break. All posts that are nominated this week will be included for consideration next week. Keep your nominations coming!

Job: Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 14:00

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting a Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian.

From the ad:

This position will provide research consultations for both traditional and digital humanities research and projects in collaboration with the UNC Libraries’ Research Hub staff, facilitate digital scholarship projects and extend relationships with campus partners. The Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian will develop training and serve as a resource for subject librarians who want to incorporate digital projects in teaching and learning.

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Resource: Teaching Yourself to Code in DH

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 13:30

From the post:

In “Teaching Yourself to Code in DH,” Scott Weingart (Carnegie Mellon University) has compiled an annotated list of “book-length introductions to analytic programming in DH.” Weingart invited participation via Twitter and a Google spreadsheet as part of a larger project collecting humanities research methodologies. He then culled the most relevant from these to form an annotated list that includes subsections for Historical Analysis; Literary & Linguistic Analysis; General Digital Humanities; Statistical Methods & Machine Learning; and Data Visualization, Web Development & Related.

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Resource: Data Visualization – Introduction to Shiny Web Applications

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 12:30

From the resource:

With the growing interest in interactive web applications for data visualization, the mastery of reactive frameworks, such as Shiny, becomes a valuable skill set in data science and digital humanities. Shiny is the analytical dashboards package created by R Studio, one of the key promoters and developers of R. It allows for rapid prototyping and deployment of a variety of interactive data visualizations. In my recent workshop, I have introduced the fundamental concepts of reactive framework and basic steps in creating a Shiny web application.

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Resource: Using Text Analysis to Discover Work in JSTOR

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 12:00

From the post:

JSTOR have just announced the JSTOR Labs Text Analyzer, a clever tool–still in Beta–that will analyze any document you upload (or text that you copy and paste) and find suggested matches in the JSTOR archives. It’s an interesting proposition–if you click that link on a phone, you can even take a picture of text and the Analyzer will process that. You can find out more about how it works at this link, but I thought it would be fun to run it through a paper I published a while back.

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