POST: What is Metadata Assessment?

Hannah Tarver (University of North Texas) and Steven Gentry (University of Michigan), who are members of the Digital Library Assessment Interest Group’s Metadata Assessment Working Group (DLF AIG MWG), have written an overview of metadata assessment in digital libraries, and its importance and benefits for the DLF blog. In “What is Metadata Assessment?,” they posit ...

RESOURCE: Engaging Researchers in Data Dialogues: Designing Collaborative Programming to Promote Research Data Sharing

The Journal of eScience Librarianship has published an article, “Engaging Researchers in Data Dialogues: Designing Collaborative Programming to Promote Research Data Sharing,” by Moira Downey, Sophia Lafferty-Hess, Patrick Charbonneau, and Angela Zoss (all Duke University). From the abstract: A range of regulatory pressures emanating from funding agencies and scholarly journals increasingly encourage researchers to engage ...

CFP: Revisiting Teaching and Games: Mapping Out Ecosystems of Learning

The journal gamevironments seeks submissions for a special issue entitled, “Revisiting Teaching and Games: Mapping Out Ecosystems of Learning.” From the call: In this special issue, we want to curate a collection of accessible stories, theories, and methods of triumphs and failures involving gaming and teaching. We invite perspectives from inhabitants of the entire gameplay ecosystem: ...

CFP: Archiving 2021

Proposals for Archiving 2021 are now being accepted. The two-week conference aims to serve as an interdisciplinary forum for information exchange on the latest research results on digitization and curation, new technologies and projects, and different platforms and ways of visualizing collection data. Archiving 2021 will take place June 9-18 and 21-24, and will include ...

OPPORTUNITY: LIS Education and Data Science Integrated Network Group (LEADING) Fellowships

The LIS Education and Data Science Integrated Network Group (LEADING) is accepting applications for 2021 cohort of fellows. As per the website, “The LEADING project scales-up the highly successful LEADS-4-NDP initiative and will prepare a diverse, nation-wide cohort of 50 LIS doctoral students and early to mid-career librarians for data science endeavors.” LEADING fellows receive a ...

JOB: Director of Digital Scholarship (University of Chicago)

From the announcement: The Director of Digital Scholarship provides leadership and vision for digital scholarship at the University of Chicago Library and manages the Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS).  The Center’s mission is to serve as a hub for the expertise, services, technology, and spaces that equip faculty and students to integrate digital tools and ...

JOB: Digital Archivist (Smith College)

From the announcement: As a member of the Technical and Digital Services unit within Special Collections, Smith College Libraries, the Digital Archivist will provide practical implementation, expertise, and leadership in areas related to born-digital and digitized collection materials. The Digital Archivist will carry out specialized activities related to digital collections, and will provide ongoing training ...

JOB: Scholarly Communications Librarian (University of Chicago)

From the announcement: As a part of the Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship, the Scholarly Communications Librarian leads the University of Chicago’s growing scholarly communication and repository services. Reporting to the Director of Digital Scholarship, the Scholarly Communications Librarian provides expertise in open scholarship, author rights, copyright, research data management, and compliance with public-access requirements ...

EVENT: Introduction to the Scholarly Communication Notebook

The ACRL Digital Scholarship Section (DSS) Open Research Discussion Group will be hosting a virtual discussion forum on Monday, 29 March 2021 at 3:00-4:00pm Central Time. Josh Bolick (University of Kansas), Will Cross (North Carolina State University), and Maria Bonn (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) will present, ” Introduction to the Scholarly Communication Notebook.” As open ...

CFP: COVID-19, Online Instruction, and Open Educational Resources (KULA)

The editors of the open access journal KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies seek proposals addressing the shift to online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. From the call: We seek commentaries and teaching reflections (especially contributions that openly share syllabi and teaching materials with the broader community) from faculty members, librarians, and other staff ...

CFP: 2021 CADRE Conference

Hosted by Oklahoma State University Libraries, the Coalition for Advancing Digital Research & Education (CADRE) Conference seeks submissions for their three-day virtual conference, centered on the theme, “The Changing Future of Data and Research: Cross-disciplinary problem-solving.” From the call, “The goal of the CADRE conference is to encourage diverse groups to share cutting edge data-driven ...