RESOURCE: Digital Bundles: Creating Cultural Space for Indigenous Knowledge through New Technologies

The Critical Digital Humanities Network at the University of Toronto recently released a video of Jennifer Wemigwans’s keynote for Critical Digital Humanities International Conference, “Digital Bundles: Creating Cultural Space for Indigenous Knowledge through New Technologies.” From the video description: Earlier this fall, we were thrilled to welcome Jennifer Wemigwans as a Keynote Speaker at our ...

RESOURCE: Collaborative Historical Research in the Age of Big Data

The Living with Machines Project recently announced the publication of its first book, Collaborative Historical Research in the Age of Big Data: Lessons from an Interdisciplinary Project. Written by Ruth Ahnert, Emma Griffin, Mia Ridge and Giorgia Tolfo, this book describes the work of the overall project, which is “the largest digital humanities project ever ...

RESOURCE: South Asian Ephemera Collection

Princeton University presents the South Asian Ephemera Collection. It is an open access repository of materials to support research, teaching, and private study with the goal “to provide a diverse selection of resources that span a variety of subjects and languages and support interdisciplinary scholarship in South Asian Studies.” From the About page: At present, ...

RESOURCE: Digital Humanities Workshops: Lessons Learned

Digital Humanities Workshops: Lessons Learned, a new open access book, was just published. Edited by Laura Estill and Jennifer Guiliano, this book “is the first volume to focus explicitly on the most common and accessible kind of training in digital humanities (DH): workshops.” From the abstract: Drawing together the experiences and expertise of dozens of ...

RESOURCE: Smithsonian Open Access

The Smithsonian recently launched Smithsonian Open Access, featuring “more than 4.5 million 2D and 3D digital items” from their collection. The open access content includes “images and data from across the Smithsonian’s 21 museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo.” All content is available for download and reuse, and will surely prove ...

RESOURCE: Debates in the Digital Humanities: New OA Editions

Several new editions in the Debates in Digital Humanities series are now open access in Manifold. Most recently added volumes include Debates in the Global Digital Humanities and People, Practice, and Power: Digital Humanities Outside the Center. The Debates in Digital Humanities series, which began with the first Debates book in 2011, has grown into a comprehensive ...

RESOURCE: pyktok and traktok for TikTok scraping

Deen Freelon (UNC Chapel Hill) has developed pyktok, a python module that enables collection of video, text, and metadata from TikTok. R users may be interested in traktok, which is ported from pyktok. Both programs note: “This program may stop working suddenly if TikTok changes how it stores its data.” These open-source packages may be ...

RECOMMENDED: Data Primer: Making Digital Humanities Research Data Public

Published earlier in 2022, the collaboratively authored and edited Data Primer: Making Digital Humanities Research Data Public (Felicity Tayler; Marjorie Mitchell; Chantal Ripp; and Pascale Dangoisse) provides an overview of current practices around data management and curation for digital humanities practitioners. Book Description Data management and curation are important processes for digital humanists: without proper ...

RESOURCE: Freedmen’s Bureau Search Portal

The National Museum of African American History and Culture has announced the launch of the Freedmen’s Bureau Search Portal – a comprehensive search platform allowing users to search over 1.7 million pages of Freedmen’s Bureau records. From the announcement: The portal allows users to search records from the United States Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and ...

RESOURCE: Data Literacy Cookbook

The Data Literacy Cookbook is now available. Edited by Kelly Getz (Associate Professor and S.T.E.M. Librarian at Eastern Michigan University) and Meryl Brodsky (Liaison Librarian for the School of Information and the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas – Austin), the cookbook helps librarians prepare to teach a broad range of data ...

RESOURCE: Fostering Data Literacies (Ithaka S+R)

Ithaka S+R has published, “Fostering Data Literacy: Teaching with Quantitative Data in the Social Sciences,” a qualitative study in which librarians from 20 campuses in the United States conducted 219 interviews with social science faculty, to explore “why and how instructors teach with data, identifies the most important challenges they face,” and to address “how ...