RESOURCE: The Lib Pub blog

Lib Pub, a new group blog on library publishing, launched in January 2013. As blog founder Melanie Schlosser, the Digital Publishing Librarian at Ohio State University Libraries, writes in an introductory post: “Publishing efforts in libraries are becoming more and more common, but there aren’t yet a lot of venues for those involved to come ...

RESOURCE: MLA Commons, The Early Modern Digital Collaboratory

A new public group, EMDC: The Early Modern Digital Collaboratory, has launched on MLA Commons. Billed as “a venue for digital humanists studying early modern texts and culture (roughly 1450-1700), principally in the English language,” the EMDC “fulfills an idea that circulated at MLA 2013: what if early modernists using digital humanities tools and methods ...

RESOURCE: Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship

Elijah Meeks (Digital Humanities Specialist, Stanford University Libraries) has shared notes from his presentation on the digital humanities to the Bay Area Teacher Development Collaborative, in which he makes a case for its importance at the high school level. The talk not only gives a useful introduction to key tools and projects in GIS, text ...

RESOURCE: National Digital Stewardship Alliance Glossary

Checksum? Bagger? Ingest? The National Digital Stewardship Alliance has released a glossary of digital stewardship terms. NDSA members have been working on a “Levels of Digital Preservation” activity to provide basic digital preservation guidance on how an organization should prioritize its resource allocation. This glossary provides a common language for NDSA members to communicate about the levels work ...

RESOURCE: Sustaining Our Digital Future: Institutional Strategies for Digital Content

JISC and Ithaka S+R have released a report investigating how digital projects can thrive. “Sustaining Our Digital Future: Institutional Strategies for Digital Content” features case studies of three different types of cultural institutions in the UK that have been successful – University College London, the Imperial War Museums and the National Library of Wales. The ...

RECOMMENDED: Digital Humanities in Libraries: New Models For Scholarly Engagement

In January, the Journal of Library Administration published a special issue devoted entirely to DH in libraries. Digital Humanities in Libraries: New Models for Scholarly Engagement features six articles that address both the theoretical and practical aspects of how libraries and librarians can engage in DH work. The issue was guest edited by Barbara Rockenbach, Director ...

Debates in the Digital Humanities

RESOURCE: Debates in the Digital Humanities The open access version of the well-received book, Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Matthew K. Gold, Director of the CUNY Academic Commons. Features essays by DH scholars and practitioners in an innovative online platform on a variety of current conversations in the field. The website also announces ...