PROJECT: Japan Disasters Digital Archive Project

The Japan Disasters Digital Archive (JDA) is an advanced search engine for materials “from all over the web, individuals’ testimonials, tweets, prominently including content from international partners who are building digital repositories about the disasters” of 2011. In addition to facilitating searching through the archive’s materials, users can also use the site to create their own curated ...

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 ...

EVENT: Medical Heritage Library 10th Anniversary Conference

The Medical Heritage Library is pleased to announce its 10th Anniversary Virtual Conference, to be held this Friday, November 13th from 11 – 5 EDT.  The conference features a broad range of presentations of interest to the digital humanities community, and is entirely free to attend. Presentations will be made via Zoom. Registration for the ...

PROJECT: Machine Learning Jim Crow

On the Books: Jim Crow and Algorithms of Resistance, a digital project from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries, uses collections as data and machine learning approaches to discover Jim Crow and racially-based legislation signed into law in North Carolina between Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Movement. The project is in honor ...

EVENT: Spectrums of DH at McGill University

Digital Humanities at McGill has announced a virtual speaker series, Spectrums of DH. Inspired by Professor Stéfan Sinclair’s legacy of DH Initiatives, the series features talks from renowned DH scholars and researchers from around the world. All events are free and open to the public via Zoom. The series will run from September 17th, 2020 through ...

EVENT: Silences in the LAMS: Digital Surrogacy in the Time of Pandemic

The Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries and the University of Pennsylvania, will host a virtual symposium, Silences in the LAMS: Digital Surrogacy in the Time of Pandemic, on Monday, October 12, 2020 from 1-4pm EDT. The event will be ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian, Marquette University Libraries (Milwaukee, WI)

From the announcement: Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries seeks a Digital Scholarship Librarian. The library’s Digital Scholarship Lab supports the growing number of Marquette faculty and student research projects involving web development, digital posters, mapping, data analysis, text visualization, open scholarship, and other means of digital knowledge production and communication. This person will play a key role ...

JOB: Digital Collections Librarian, Union College (Schenectady, NY)

From the announcement: The Digital Collections Librarian manages the intake, maintenance, and sustainability of digitized materials that support the Schaffer Library digital collections program. As part of the Content & Digital Library Systems department, the incumbent works closely with colleagues to manage selected digital repository and digital preservation platforms, ensuring both a high degree of ...

OPPORTUNITY: 2020 ADHO Communications Fellowships

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) is seeking applicants for its two 2020 Communications Fellowships, each of which comes with a stipend of 500 Euros. The fellowship positions are for part-time, remote work, and entail 3-4 hours of work per week. While working on a small team directed by the ADHO Communications Officer, the ...

JOB: Immersive Technologies Librarian, University of Rochester

From the announcement: The Immersive Technologies Librarian’s primary focus is the creation of Studio X, a program and space for students, staff, and faculty to augmented, extended, mixed, and virtual reality (XR) and related technologies. The purpose of Studio X is to inspire innovative and interdisciplinary engagement, and to facilitate the development of a rich ...

POST: Digital Library Federation Names Three New “DLF Futures Fellows”

Digital Library Federation (DLF) named three distinguished fellows for its new DLF Futures fellowship program, which “offers financial support and a communications platform for mid-career digital library practitioners whose projects and areas of research open up new, perhaps unexpected possibilities and future directions for the field.” From the post: DLF’s 2018-19 Futures Fellows are Ana Ndumu ...