RESOURCE: CariDiScho2020: A Directory of Caribbean Digital Scholarship

CariDiScho2020: A Directory of Caribbean Scholarship is “an open-source bibliography of digital resources resulting from—and meant for—the study of the Caribbean.” From the project, All of our entries were compiled during one of the out-of-synch events that defined The Caribbean Digital VII conference. We shared a “Data Sheet” on Google docs with our colleagues on social media ...

RESOURCE: Accessible Documentary Heritage (UNESCO)

In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December 2020, UNESCO released, Accessible Documentary Heritage, which offers a set of guidelines for digitizing heritage documents that centers disability and accessibility. The publication draws upon key features of the 2006 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the 2015 ...

RESOURCE: Web Archiving Made Simple

In his blog post “Web Archiving Made Simple,” Ian Goodale (University of Texas Libraries) presents an overview of the Simple Web Archiver, a tool he created as “a straightforward, open source web archiving tool to create personal archives of websites and the files they host,” as well as other web archiving tools. According to Goodale, ...

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 “a forum for experimental humanities scholarship” that invites a broad audience to think about new or underexplored aspects of DH work. The title ...

RESOURCE: Guide to Creative Commons for Scholarly Publications and Educational Resources

Pascal Braak, Hans de Jonge, Giulia Trentacosti, Irene Verhagen, and Saskia Woutersen-Windhouwer created a new guide to inform researchers about the Creative Commons (CC) license system. Geared directly to researchers new to CC licensing, this guide can help digital humanities librarians in outreach efforts to promote Open Access literacy among faculty and graduate students. The ...

RESOURCE: The Impacts of COVID-19 on the Research Enterprise

Jane Radecki and Roger C. Schonfeld (both Ithaka S+R) have authored a research report on ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has affected academic research. From the executive summary: The COVID-19 pandemic and associated disruptions have had a major impact on the US academic research enterprise. This report provides a landscape review of what is ...

RESOURCE: CNI Digital Scholarship Planning 2020 Webinar Series

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) has made available recordings of presentations from a nine part webinar series on Digital Scholarship Planning. As the webinar series page explains, this series “is designed both for those in the beginning of a planning process and for those from institutions seeking to take their program, services, and expertise ...

RESOURCE: Indigenous Digital Archive’s Treaties Portal

The Indigenous Digital Archive’s Treaties Portal, a new resource from the National Archives (NARA) and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, launched on Indigenous Peoples’ Day (October 12, 2020). This website provides public access to digital copies of NARA’s series of ratified Indian Treaties. According to a blog post from the Archivist of the ...

RESOURCE: Process as Product: Scholarly Communication Experiments in the Digital Humanities

Zach Coble (NYU), Sarah Potvin (Texas A&M), and Roxanne Shirazi (The Graduate Center, CUNY) have published “Process as Product: Scholarly Communication Experiments in the Digital Humanities” in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.  From the abstract: Scholarly communication outreach and education activities are proliferating in academic libraries. Simultaneously, digital humanists—a group that includes librarians and ...

RESOURCE: An “Open Lab?” The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab in the Evolving Digital Humanities Landscape

Randa El Khatib, Alyssa Arbuckle, Lynne Siemens, Ray Siemens, Caroline Winter, and the ETCL Research Group (all University of Victoria) have published ‘An “Open Lab?’ The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab in the Evolving Digital Humanities Landscape” in Digital Humanities Quarterly. From the abstract: As the scholarly landscape evolves into a more “open” plain, so do ...

RESOURCE: 2020 NDSA Agenda for Digital Stewardship

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Agenda Working Group has recently announced the publication of the 2020 NDSA Agenda for Digital Stewardship. According to the Working Group, made up of Micah Altman (MIT Libraries), Karen Cariani (WGBH Media Library and Archives), Bradley Daigle (Academic Preservation Trust), Christie Moffatt (National Library of Medicine (NLM)), Sibyl Schaefer ...