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 ...

RESOURCE: Free Access to Digital Records

The National Archives are currently making digital records available on their website at no cost to registered users. Registration is free, and as long as they abide by the terms of fair use, users can add up to ten items at a time to their baskets, with a maximum of 50 items over 30 days. ...

RESOURCE: Finding Our Way: A Snapshot of Scholarly Communication Practitioners’ Duties & Training

Maria Bonn (UIUC), Will Cross (NC State), and Josh Bolick (University of Kansas) have published “Finding Our Way: A Snapshot of Scholarly Communication Practitioners’ Duties & Training” in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.  From the abstract: INTRODUCTION Scholarly communication has arisen as a core academic librarianship competency, but formal training on scholarly communication ...

RESOURCE: 2020 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report

EDUCAUSE, a community of IT leaders and professionals working together to tackle challenges and leverage opportunities that are constantly evolving within higher education, released its 2020 Horizon Report: Teaching and Learning Edition. As the announcement explains, “This report profiles key trends and emerging technologies and practices shaping the future of teaching and learning and envisions ...

RESOURCE: Smithsonian Open Access

The Smithsonian Institute has released almost 3 million digital objects through its Open Access portal, most of which are in the public domain under the Creative Commons 0 (CC0) license. This collection includes both 2D and 3D items from the Smithsonian’s collections in addition to 173-years of staff-created data, and spans the Institute’s 19 museums, ...

RESOURCE: Persistent identifiers for heritage objects

Code4Lib Journal has published a piece by Lukas Koster (University of Amsterdam), “Persistent identifiers for heritage objects.” From the abstract: Persistent identifiers (PID’s) are essential for getting access and referring to library, archive and museum (LAM) collection objects in a sustainable and unambiguous way, both internally and externally. Heritage institutions need a universal policy for ...