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 & ...

JOB: Digital Services Librarian (Florida State University)

From the announcement: Florida State University (FSU) Libraries invites applications for the position of Digital Services Librarian. Reporting to the Repository Developer in the Technology & Digital Scholarship Division, this position will primarily focus on providing key support and extension services for Diginole, FSU’s institutional repository which houses over 80,000 titles (over 34 TB of ...

RESOURCE: Reframing Digital Humanities

Season 2 of Reframing Digital Humanities, a podcast by Julian Chambliss (Michigan State University), is now available as an open access text. Season one drew Chambliss’ attention to the challenge of definition around digital humanities, so season two became a series of conversations with scholars about digital humanities. According to Chambliss, to create the list ...

EVENT: OCLC Research Discussion Series: Next Generation of Metadata

The third and final part of OCLC Research Discussion Series, the Closing Plenary webinar, will take place on Tuesday, April 13, and will bring together and highlight what was discussed in the previous sessions. The series focused around two reports: “Transitioning to the Next Generation of Metadata”, by Karen Smith-Yoshimura, which “brought together six years ...

CFP: ILiADS 2021

From the Call for Proposals: The ILiADS Steering Committee welcomes proposals for the sixth annual Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship! This year’s Institute, hosted by Macalester College, will be held virtually July 26-30, 2021. ILiADS offers a week-long intensive environment for collaborative project teams composed of some mix of researchers, librarians, technologists, and students to build ...