RECOMMENDED: CNI Fall 2020 Project Briefings

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) released abstracts for its Fall 2020 project briefings, which include wide-ranging topics and scope, from containerization of digital exhibits and building data literacy, to big social data stewardship and collaborative pedagogy. We’ve listed some of the many of interest to digital humanities librarianship. Academic Libraries Join the Fight Against ...

RECOMMENDED: Price Lab Podcast

The Price Lab Podcast, from the Price Lab for Digital Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania, is “a series focused on the people who are building, using, and critiquing the digital tools and techniques transforming the humanities.” Episodes feature conversations with different scholars about their projects and the tools they use to complete them. Topics of ...

RECOMMENDED: In Search of Equity and Justice: Reimagining Scholarly Communication

Alison Mudditt, PLOS Chief Executive Officer, recently published a post about reimagining scholarly communications as more equitable and just. In her post, she reflects on the particular challenges of 2020, noting her own privilege: “I can comfortably work from home, my organization has proven itself to be creative and resilient, and my close circle of ...

RECOMMENDED: Arizona State University’s Civic Classics Collection

Through Arizona State University’s Civic Classics Collections, access in now available to a first-edition printing of “The Federalist Papers” and 23 other rare books and manuscripts in American history. Maintained by the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, the Center for Political Thought and Leadership, and ASU Library, this collection allows users to ...

RECOMMENDED: The State of Altmetrics

In honor of the tenth anniversary of the Altmetrics Manifesto, Altmetric has published The State of Altmetrics, which explores a decade of innovation and growth in the field. Contributions from leading thinkers and authors of the original Altmetrics Manifesto explore topics including: Ethical uses of altmetrics Using machine learning to improve altmetrics Altmetrics as “sensors” to detect ...

RECOMMENDED: The Index of Digital Humanities Conferences

The Index of Digital Humanities Conferences, a website that compiles Digital Humanities conference data from the 1960s until the present, has been released by its project team, Scott B. Weingart (Carnegie Mellon University), Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara (University of Colorado Boulder), and Matthew Lincoln (Carnegie Mellon University). As the website’s “About” page explains, While the term “Digital ...

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 ...

RECOMMENDED: ACRL Endorses Protocols for Native American Materials

ACRL, at the request of its Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS), recently endorsed the Protocols for Native American Materials. From the announcement: In April 2006 a group of nineteen Native American and non-Native American archivists, librarians, museum curators, historians, and anthropologists gathered at Northern Arizona University Cline Library in Flagstaff, Arizona. The participants included ...

RECOMMENDED: Announcing THATCamp retrospective and sunsetting

In her recent post, Announcing THATCamp retrospective and sunsetting, former THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) coordinator Amanda French explains why thatcamp.com will no longer be supporting website creation services. THATCamps have provided a forum for people with an interest in Digital Humanities to learns and interact with each other since 2008. As French notes, ...

RECOMMENDED: Reviews in Digital Humanities

Reviews in Digital Humanities is a new, peer-reviewed open access journal that facilitates scholarly evaluation of digital humanities work and its outputs, such as digital archives, multimedia or multimodal scholarship, digital exhibits, visualizations, digital games, digital tools, and digital projects. The journal responds to the challenge of the growth of the number and scale of ...

RECOMMENDED: Radical Collaboration: Making the Computational Turn in Special Collections and Archives

In a recent ResearchDataQ editorial, Montana State University (MSU) Library’s Justin D. Shanks (CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow), Sara Mannheimer (Assistant Professor, Data Librarian), and Jason Clark (Professor, Head of Special Collection and Archival Informatics) explore the computational turn in special collections and archives. With initiatives such as Collections as Data, librarians and archivists are working closer ...