RECOMMENDED: CNI Fall 2020 Project Briefings

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) released abstracts for its Fall 2020 project briefings, which include wide-ranging topics and scope, from containerization of digital exhibits and building data literacy, to big social data stewardship and collaborative pedagogy. We’ve listed some of the many of interest to digital humanities librarianship. Academic Libraries Join the Fight Against ...

RESOURCE: CariDiScho2020: A Directory of Caribbean Digital Scholarship

CariDiScho2020: A Directory of Caribbean Scholarship is “an open-source bibliography of digital resources resulting from—and meant for—the study of the Caribbean.” From the project, All of our entries were compiled during one of the out-of-synch events that defined The Caribbean Digital VII conference. We shared a “Data Sheet” on Google docs with our colleagues on social media ...

RESOURCE: Accessible Documentary Heritage (UNESCO)

In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December 2020, UNESCO released, Accessible Documentary Heritage, which offers a set of guidelines for digitizing heritage documents that centers disability and accessibility. The publication draws upon key features of the 2006 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the 2015 ...

EVENT: PIDapalooza 2021

PIDapalooza is an annual festival and collaboration between the California Digital Library, Crossref, DataCite, NISO and ORCID, to celebrate a shared love of persistent identifiers (PIDs) and the metadata that connects them. “An excuse to get together with other like-minded PID-fans across the world and party like only PID-lovers can. Usually taking place in January ...

CFP: dh+lib Review Editors-at-Large for Spring 2021

The dh+lib Review, a volunteer-driven service for highlighting and sharing the best of digital humanities and libraries, is looking for Editors-at-Large for Spring 2021. dh+lib Review posts appear on the dh+lib homepage, in a weekly email newsletter, and are shared in our Twitter feed. Items are selected from the streams of content produced and shared ...

CFP: KULA Special Issue: Metadata as Knowledge

KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies is a peer-reviewed and multidisciplinary open-access journal. The editors are currently seeking submissions for a special issue, “Metadata as Knowledge.” From the call: Metadata plays a powerful role in our lives. It describes, tracks, and annotates all manner of things including resources, websites, products, communication, and even people. ...

CFP: Visualizing Objects, Places, and Spaces: A Digital Project Handbook

Developed by Beth Fischer (Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at the Williams College Museum of Art) and Hannah Jacobs (Digital Humanities Specialist, Wired! Lab, Duke University), Visualizing Objects, Places, and Spaces: A Digital Project Handbook is an open-access publication “designed to fill the gap between platform-specific tutorials and disciplinary discourse in digital humanities, digital scholarship, ...

JOB: Data & Digital Collections Librarian (University of Toronto)

From the announcement: The University of Toronto is committed to diversity. Applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas are especially welcomed. POSITION:               Data & Digital Collections Librarian (Librarian I/II position) DEPARTMENT:       University of Toronto Scarborough ...

JOB: Digital Initiatives Librarian (Wittenberg University)

From the announcement: Wittenberg University is accepting applications for a Digital Initiatives Librarian (Assistant Professor), to begin in January 2021. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position. Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. The successful candidate will demonstrate support ...

RECOMMENDED: Price Lab Podcast

The Price Lab Podcast, from the Price Lab for Digital Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania, is “a series focused on the people who are building, using, and critiquing the digital tools and techniques transforming the humanities.” Episodes feature conversations with different scholars about their projects and the tools they use to complete them. Topics of ...

RESOURCE: Web Archiving Made Simple

In his blog post “Web Archiving Made Simple,” Ian Goodale (University of Texas Libraries) presents an overview of the Simple Web Archiver, a tool he created as “a straightforward, open source web archiving tool to create personal archives of websites and the files they host,” as well as other web archiving tools. According to Goodale, ...