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‚Äô 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 ‚Äúa forum for experimental humanities scholarship‚ÄĚ 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 Р5 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 ...

PROJECT: Machine Learning Jim Crow

On the Books: Jim Crow and Algorithms of Resistance, a digital project from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries, uses collections as data and machine learning approaches to discover Jim Crow and racially-based legislation signed into law in North Carolina between Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Movement. The project is in honor ...

EVENT: Spectrums of DH at McGill University

Digital Humanities at McGill has announced a virtual speaker series, Spectrums of DH.¬†Inspired by Professor St√©fan Sinclair’s legacy of DH Initiatives, the series features talks from renowned DH scholars and researchers from around the world. All events are free and open to the public via Zoom. The series will run from September 17th, 2020 through ...

EVENT: Silences in the LAMS: Digital Surrogacy in the Time of Pandemic

The Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries and the University of Pennsylvania, will host a virtual symposium, Silences in the LAMS: Digital Surrogacy in the Time of Pandemic, on Monday, October 12, 2020 from 1-4pm EDT. The event will be ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian, Marquette University Libraries (Milwaukee, WI)

From the announcement: Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries seeks a Digital Scholarship Librarian. The library’s Digital Scholarship Lab supports the growing number of Marquette faculty and student research projects involving web development, digital posters, mapping, data analysis, text visualization, open scholarship, and other means of digital knowledge production and communication. This person will play a key role ...

JOB: Digital Collections Librarian, Union College (Schenectady, NY)

From the announcement: The Digital Collections Librarian manages the intake, maintenance, and sustainability of digitized materials that support the Schaffer Library digital collections program. As part of the Content & Digital Library Systems department, the incumbent works closely with colleagues to manage selected digital repository and digital preservation platforms, ensuring both a high degree of ...

RECOMMENDED: What Does It Mean to Be Cherokee Online?

This project write-up from Susanna at indigenous.engineering highlights an important contribution to digital humanities research, particularly as it relates to the ways in which DH practice intersects with social justice work. The project uses computational methods to examine ways in which the misappropriation of Indigenous identities actively works to negatively impact contemporary Indigenous communities, and ...