POST: Why Open Access definitions are confusing

Aaron Tay (Singapore Management University) has authored a post, “Why Open Access definitions are confusing,” on his blog. Tay lays out areas of Open Access (OA) that he has found confusing personally, in the hopes of elucidating others: Rather, as open access categories start to get more nuanced and granular, our attempts to force open ...

EVENT: Day of DH 2021

This year’s Day of DH (#dayofdh2021) will be held on April 29. Organized by Loyola University Chicago and UCLA in USA, University of Guelph in Canada, and Università del Piedmont Orientale in Italy, this year’s theme is multilingual DH, intended “to open up conversation about projects being undertaken in the various languages and put together ...

EVENT: Open Humanities Data Forum

As part of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) 17th Plenary Meeting, there will be free virtual event about humanities data. Scheduled for April 23 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm UCT, the Open Humanities Data Forum will focus on the Journal of Open Humanities Data, with an emphasis on linguistics data. From the announcement: What counts ...

CFP: 2021 DLF Forum, DigiPres, and Learn@DLF Calls for Proposals

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) announces multiple calls for proposals for 2021 virtual events: DLF Forum (November 1-3), NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2021: Embracing Digitality (November 4), and Learn@DLF (November 8-10). From the call: Based on community feedback, we’ve made the decision to take our events online again in 2021. We look forward to new and ...

JOB: Associate Director of Digital Curation and Distinctive Collections (Barry University)

From the announcement: Senior leadership role that expands on the traditional portfolio of an Archivist through vision and support roles in planning, implementing, and managing an active, comprehensive scholarship services program that meets the instructional and research needs of the campus. Specifically, the associate director of DCDC strategically grows the library’s research support role in ...

JOB: Digitization Archivist (John F. Kennedy Library Foundation)

From the announcement: Project Background The archival collections at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library (papers, oral histories, photographs, sound recordings, and moving image materials) are owned and administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).  In 2005, the Kennedy Library and NARA leadership partnered with the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation to develop ...

POST: Stay “in the loop” with LC Labs experiment combining crowdsourcing and machine learning

Eileen Jakeway (Library of Congress) has authored a post for Library of Congress’ The Signal blog, on the “Humans in the Loop” experiment run by LC Labs. Jakeway’s post, “Stay ‘in the loop’ with LC Labs experiment combining crowdsourcing and machine learning,” covers the recent history of LC’s involvement with and experiments in “responsibly combin[ing] ...

RESOURCE: Total Cost of Stewardship: Responsible Collection Building in Archives and Special Collections

OCLC Research has released a report, “Total Cost of Stewardship: Responsible Collection Building in Archives and Special Collections,” authored by Chela Scott Weber (OCLC Research), Martha O’Hara Conway (University of Michigan), Nicholas Martin (NYU), Gioia Stevens (NYU), and Brigette Kamsler (George Washington University). From the report description: Developed by the OCLC Research Library Partnership’s (RLP) ...

RESOURCE: Collaboration, Empathy & Change: Perspectives on Leadership in Libraries and Archives in 2020

Trevor Owens (Library of Congress) and Angelina Wong (University of Maryland) have shared a preprint of Collaboration, Empathy & Change: Perspectives on Leadership in Libraries and Archives in 2020 on SocArXiv. From the book introduction, Owens describes the impetus and process behind the book: …the students in the organizational theory and leadership course I taught ...

CFP: Datafication in the Historical Humanities: Reconsidering Traditional Understandings of Sources and Data

The German Historical Institute (GHI) Washington has released a call for papers for the Fifth Annual GHI Conference on Digital Humanities and Digital History, to be held December 9-11, 2021. This year’s conference will “revolve around the concept of ‘datafication,’ that is, the production of and the shift toward digital representations of historical sources as a ...

JOB: Scholarly Communications & Digital Scholarship Librarian (San Jose State University)

From the announcement: The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San José  State University (San José , CA) seeks a service-oriented, innovative, and collaborative individual for the full-time, tenure-track position of Scholarly Communications & Digital Scholarship Librarian. This position is one of three that will be hired in 2021–STEM Librarian, iSchool Librarian, and Scholarly Communications & ...