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 ...

RECOMMENDED: Queer Criticalities, Instagram, and the Ethics of Museum Display

Dr. Horace Ballard, Curator of American Art at the Williams College Museum of Art, recently published an essay titled “Queer Criticalities, Instagram, and the ethics of museum display,” which looks at how critical queer theory can be used to analyze digital art history. Ballard “creates a theoretical framework of digital and aesthetic futurity that accords ...

RESOURCE: What About the Little Guys?: How to Approach Supporting Research Data Management at a Small Liberal Arts College

ResearchDataQ has published an editorial by Rachel Walton and Patti McCall-Wright (both Rollins College), entitled “What About the Little Guys?: How to Approach Supporting Research Data Management at a Small Liberal Arts College.” From the introduction: When it comes to supporting the range of Research Data Management Services (RDMS) that campus communities need in the ...

RECOMMENDED: What is a Feminist Lab? (recordings)

In April 2019, “What is a Feminist Lab?” Symposium was held at the University of Colorado Boulder and organized by Maya Livio, Lori Emerson, and Thea Lindquist. The event included a range of speakers from interdisciplinary research labs and explored ways in which intersectional feminist approaches can be integrated into labs and the work they ...

RECOMMENDED: Manifesto: A Life on the Hyphen

In their new article in Digital Humanities Quarterly Hélène Huet, Suzan Alteri, and Laurie N. Taylor from the University of Florida reflect on the challenges of engaging in “invisible work and life on the hyphen — between the academy and the library and between the human and the digital.” “Manifesto: A Life on the Hyphen: Balancing ...