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, ...

CFP: Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

Texas Digital Library (TDL) and the conference planning committee are now accepting proposals for the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries 2021, which will take place virtually on May 24-27, 2021. From the call: For over a decade, the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries has covered topics relevant to the creation, promotion, and preservation of research, ...

OPPORTUNITY: Researcher, Computing Cultural Heritage Collections Project

The Library of Congress is looking for a researcher to help the Library “build a rich understanding of the uses for large scale computational access to library collections, including images, audio, video, web, text, and structured metadata” as part of the Computing Cultural Heritage Collections project in LC Labs. Supported by the Andres W. Mellon ...

JOB: Data Visualization and Analytics Librarian (York University, Ontario)

From the announcement: York University Libraries (YUL) seeks a dynamic and innovative individual with strong leadership potential for the position of Data Visualization and Analytics Librarian. This is a continuing appointment position with a focus on academic library data services, data analytics and data visualization. York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching ...

PROJECT: Japan Disasters Digital Archive Project

The Japan Disasters Digital Archive (JDA) is an advanced search engine for materials “from all over the web, individuals’ testimonials, tweets, prominently including content from international partners who are building digital repositories about the disasters” of 2011. In addition to facilitating searching through the archive’s materials, users can also use the site to create their own curated ...

RESOURCE: Startwords

Startwords, an online publication from Princeton’s Center for Digital Humanities, recently published its debut issue. From the issue’s announcement: With an emphasis on exploration and creativity in both content and presentation, Startwords is “a forum for experimental humanities scholarship” that invites a broad audience to think about new or underexplored aspects of DH work. The title ...

EVENT: Medical Heritage Library 10th Anniversary Conference

The Medical Heritage Library is pleased to announce its 10th Anniversary Virtual Conference, to be held this Friday, November 13th from 11 – 5 EDT.  The conference features a broad range of presentations of interest to the digital humanities community, and is entirely free to attend. Presentations will be made via Zoom. Registration for the ...

JOB: Head of Library Systems and Metadata Services, UT-Austin

From the announcement: This position will directly administer and manage the library-specific information technology infrastructure for all library operations (other than those managed by the Student Tech Desk, LTS, or the University), including the integrated library system (ILS) that supports acquisitions, metadata services and cataloging, collection development, circulation and interlibrary loan, serials, and numerous administrative ...

JOB: Postdoctoral Fellow, HathiTrust Research Center

From the announcement: Indiana University HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) at Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering has a postdoctoral fellow position to develop new methods for curating and studying digital library collections, along with research data derived from these collections, with a particular emphasis on historically under-resourced and marginalized textual communities. The position is ...

RECOMMENDED: In Search of Equity and Justice: Reimagining Scholarly Communication

Alison Mudditt, PLOS Chief Executive Officer, recently published a post about reimagining scholarly communications as more equitable and just. In her post, she reflects on the particular challenges of 2020, noting her own privilege: “I can comfortably work from home, my organization has proven itself to be creative and resilient, and my close circle of ...