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Job: Digital Scholarship Project Manager at Yale University

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 14:00

Yale University is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Project Manager.

From the ad:

Responsible for the coordination and completion of projects for Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) in the Yale University Library. Oversees all aspects of digital scholarship project management. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress of projects. Prepares reports for upper management regarding status of projects.

Read full ad here.

Resource: Going Digital With Annual Review, Tenure & Promotion Materials

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 13:00

From the post:

The ubiquitous tenure binder, serving as documentation of one’s academic endeavors, is gradually being replaced by digital processes that involve significantly fewer hours spent on printing and copying. If your university has recently switched over to a digital system, or if you’ve just started at an institution with a digital materials submissions process, you’re probably in a position where you’ve got a lot of papers and files sitting around in need of scanning and organizing. This was my position a few weeks ago, as I had a traditional binder for our annual review process (two years worth of printouts, letters, etc) and instructions from the administration regarding our new digital submission process. Annual review processes (which are usually warm-ups for tenure and /or promotion, for those fortunate enough to be on tenure stream lines) are inherently stressful and time-consuming. Depending on how you’ve been preparing your materials throughout the year, a digital process can be a blessing or a curse. Here’s a few tips for preparing throughout the year.

Read more here.

Resource: Computation and the Humanities – Towards an Oral History of DH

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 12:30

From the post:

In a recent news post, the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) draws attention to a new open access book by Julianne Nyhan and Andrew Flinn (both at University College London), Computation and the Humanities: Towards an Oral History of Digital Humanities. As EADH notes, “By taking an oral history approach, this book explores questions like, among others, researchers’ earliest memories of encountering computers and the factors that subsequently prompted them to use the computer in Humanities research.”

Read more here. Access the book here.

Job: Digital Curator, Texas Women’s University

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 12:00

From the ad:

The Digital Curator provides highly responsible data curation and management of digital resources to include preservation and curation research and development activities and initiatives. Creates digital collections, enables discovery and retrieval, and promotes and preserves. The Digital Curator is responsible for the oversight and management of the Libraries content management system. Writes digital assets policies and procedures, including asset standards and management of asset permissions…

Read full ad here.

Editors’ Choice: Stream 8,000 Vintage Afropop Recordings

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 11:00

Stability or cultural vitality: many nations seem as if they can only have one or the other. The Republic of Guinea, for instance, has endured quite a turbulent history, yet its musicians have also enjoyed roles as “pioneers in the creation of African popular music styles and as the voice of a new Africa.” That’s the view of the University of Melbourne’s Graeme Counsel, who over the past decade has made a series of trips to the Guinean capital of Conakry on a mission to preserve the great variety of music, part of the tradition now broadly labeled “Afropop,” recorded during the decades of state-sponsored cultural abundance after the country gained independence from France in 1958.

Read full post here. Access project here.

CFP: Participate in the Data Visualization Community Survey

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 13:30

From the survey:

You have decided to make data visualization part (or all) of your work and this survey will help the community better understand how it needs to help / support you in achieving your goals.
Because data visualization now spans a range from “Data Art” to “Stephen-Few-Approved” bar charts, your ultimate success as a data visualization professional will rely on others valuing your work as highly as you do.

Learn more here.

Job: Digital Humanities Librarian at University of Kentucky

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 13:10

From the ad:

The University of Kentucky Libraries seeks a creative, collaborative, and experienced library professional with an ability to provide innovative services through the position of Digital Humanities Librarian. The successful candidate will serve as an academic liaison and support current and emerging methods of research and scholarly production in the humanities. The Digital Humanities Librarian will identify trends and activities in digital humanities on campus, provide digital scholarship support services, and promote UK Libraries’ commitment to the creation and dissemination of scholarship.

Read the full ad here.

Resource: On Writing with Bookdown

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 12:50

From the post:

From the How do you collaborate remotely with co-authors? How do you make sure that what you write is as accessible as possible to as many people as possible, and do so such that your readers become collaborators as well?

Read the full post here.

Annoucement: DH2016 Award – Thanks to our contributors!

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 12:20

From the announcement:

Programming Historian is DH 2016 Award Winner – Best Series of Posts.

Congratulations to our 2016 authors for winning the 2016 Digital Humanities Award for best series of posts.

A full recap of their contributions can be found on our 2016 Roundup.

Read the full announcement here.

Job: Assistant Professor of Library Media/Open Access Project Initiative Librarian at Southern Utah University

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 12:00

From the ad:

This position will be the driving force in the University’s open textbook initiative. This person will work with individual faculty and departments looking for opportunities to adopt open access textbooks across the curriculum with priority on general education courses. Will track adoptions, effect on student learning, and fiscal savings for students.

Read the full ad here.

Jobs: 8 New Posts in the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 11:40

From the announcement:

King’s College London is making a significant investment in the Department of Digital Humanities as part of an ambitious programme of growth in existing and emergent research areas and expansion in student numbers across its five MA programmes and the BA Digital Culture.  We are seeking to recruit exceptional candidates to join the Department no later than 1st September, who can enthuse and inspire our students, conduct world-leading research, and contribute to the life and reputation of the Department through academic leadership and public engagement.

Read full announcement here.

Editors’ Choice: How to Use the Trump Archive to Find TV News Appearances, Fact Checks, and Share Clips

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 11:00

The experimental Trump Archive, which we launched in January, is a collection of President Donald Trump’s appearances on TV news shows, including interviews, speeches, and press conferences dating back to 2009. Now largely hand-curated, the Trump Archive is a prototype of the type of collection on a public figure or topic possible to make with material from our library of TV news. We are starting to reach out to machine learning collaborators to develop tools to make it more efficient to create such collections, and we have plans to publish similar collections on the Congressional leadership on both sides of the party aisle.

The growing Trump Archive contains a lot of content–928 clips and counting–so we’ve put together some pointers and ideas for how to use the collection.

Read more here.

Job: Front End Web Developer at Ohio State University

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 13:50

From the ad

Ohio State University is recruiting a Front End Web Developer. As a member of the AD&S team, the front-end web developer will design and build discovery and access interfaces for the digital library, content management systems, library catalogs, digital exhibits, learning resources, and other systems.

Read the full ad here.

Resource: On a Collections as Data Imperative

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 13:10

The Library of Congress has published “On a Collections as Data Imperative” by Thomas Padilla (UC Santa Barbara).

From the Article:

Libraries support individuals working through the many facets of complexity that constitute the human condition. The collections as data conversation is an extension of this tradition – provision of the means for meaning making. Disposition toward the work is unadorned, grounded by engagement with community need and vested in the challenges and opportunities latent in the traces of human action gathered, described, preserved, and provided access to. Typically, these traces are called collections. What might be gained by thinking of the digital objects that comprise them as data? Within this question lies the potential of a collections as data imperative.

Read more here.

Announcement: PressForward Microgrants

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 12:50

From the announcement:

With the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the PressForward Project invites applications for microgrants of up to $1000 to fund science communications projects. PressForward publications aggregate content from the web at large, sharing the most relevant work published online and fostering conversations within and across disciplines, institutions, and classrooms. PressForward is developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.

Read full announcement here.

Announcement: Doc-a-thon for better docs!

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 12:20

From the Announcement:

The Digital Fellows, part of the Graduate Center Digital Initiatives at The Graduate Center, CUNY, will be hosting a Doc-a-thon to generate better docs!

When learning a new software tool, programming language or library, we all go straight to the tutorials and other documentation. As the first point of entry for almost everyone, documentation is an often overlooked but critical part of any software project, so we%u2019re providing space and resources to contribute. Participants of all skill-levels are encouraged to join.

Read the full announcement here.

Job: Institutional Repository Librarian at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 12:00

From the ad:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting an Institutional Repository Librarian. The Institutional Repository Librarian manages institutional repository collections, systems and the community of users. This individual will work closely with other members of the Library and Information Technology, Scholarly Communications, and Metadata units to implement infrastructure and services that support the Carolina Open Access Policy.

Read the full ad here.

Editors’ Choice: Last Seen – Finding Family After Slavery

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 11:30

Last Seen offers genealogists and researchers a new tool for telling family stories of separation and survival during slavery, emancipation, and Civil War. The site offers easy access to thousands of “Information Wanted” advertisements, like this one, taken out by former slaves and United States Colored Troops searching for family members lost by sale, flight, or enlistment. The ads mention family members, often by name, and also by physical description, circumstances of separation, last seen locations, and at times by the name of a former slave master. Ads came from every US state and the territories, Canada, Canada West and the West Indies, and advertisers sought information about family members whom they believed might be as far away as Europe and South America.

Read more here.

Editors’ Choice: Mining Twitter data with R, TidyText, and TAGS

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 11:00

One of the best places to get your feet wet with text mining is Twitter data. Though not as open as it used to be for developers, the Twitter API makes it incredibly easy to download large swaths of text from its public users, accompanied by substantial metadata. A treasure trove for data miners that is relatively easy to parse.

It’s also a great source of data for those studying the distribution of (mis)information via digital media. This is something I’ve been working on a lot lately, both in independent projects and in preparation for my courses on Digital Storytelling, Digital Studies, and The Internet. It’s amazing how much data you can get, and how detailed a picture it can paint about how citizens, voters, and activists find and disseminate information. Most recently, Bill Fitzgerald and I have begun discussing a project analyzing the distribution of (mis)information in extremist, so-called “alt-right” circles on Twitter, and comparing the language and information sources of left- and right-leaning communities on Twitter.

Read full post here.

Job: Digital Archivist, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 14:00

From the ad:

Reporting to the Associate Director of Digital Management Services (DMS), the Digital Archivist works cross-departmentally with Academy curators, preservationists and archivists to manage efforts to preserve, describe and make accessible digitized and born-digital archival materials.

Read full ad here.

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