POST: The CODATA Mission: Preserving Scientific Data for the Future

At Spellbound Blog, Jeanne Kramer-Smith has posted on a session from The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation conference, sponsored by UNESCO in cooperation with the University of British Columbia and held in September 2012 in Vancouver. Untangling the acronyms, Kramer-Smith identifies the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) ...

RESOURCE: code4lib 2013 Conference

code4lib’s 2013 conference, held February 12-14 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, included sessions dedicated to open source projects, crowd transcription, metadata, HathiTrust relevance ranking, REST APIs, born digital special collections, and many other topics of interest to dh+lib readers. While event organizers finalize the transfer and load of video files from the event, the ...

Pushing the Boundaries: DH and Libraries at MLA13

Boston, Masssachussetts – cathedral by diggin90650, on Flickr Amanda Rust (English + Theatre Librarian at Northeastern University Libraries) writes here about her experience at MLA13, demonstrating the value of librarians venturing to conferences beyond our professional borders. Amanda also attended the THATCamp MLA unconference; her reflections on that are here. It is, of course, impossible ...

Reflections on THATCamp MLA 2013

In this post, Amanda Rust (English + Theatre Librarian at Northeastern University Libraries) shares her notes and reflections from THATCamp MLA, and offers advice for those considering THATCamp attendance. THATCamp MLA, held in Boston on January 2, 2013, just before the annual MLA Convention, had a rich selection of session proposals (the final schedule is here). While I’ll report ...

OPPORTUNITY: “Taking TEI Further: Customizing the TEI”

A reminder that there is still time to apply for the NEH-funded “Taking TEI Further: Customizing the TEI,” offered at Brown University. The seminar, which takes place May 8-10, 2013, has no registration fee and travel funding is available. Deadline to apply is February 15th. For further details and information about the seminar series, check ...

TEI and Libraries: New Avenues for Digital Literacy?

In this post, Harriett Green looks at how libraries can use TEI to advance digital literacy. For further reading, the author has also provided a list of recommended resources. A prominent theme of the TEI 2012 Annual Members Meeting and Conference was how to make TEI an even more viable tool for scholarly discourse and ...

Digital Humanities & Cultural Heritage, or, The Opposite of Argumentation

Back in August, Miriam Posner’s post “What are some challenges to doing DH in the library?” initiated a wide-ranging conversation in the blogosphere examining the relationship between DH and libraries. As the dh+lib blog gets a’rolling, it seems useful both to revisit Miriam’s post, but also remind ourselves of the potential DH holds to enable ...