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 ...

Welcome, Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara and Sarah Melton, our new Review editors!

We are pleased to welcome Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara and Sarah Melton to the dh+lib editorial team. Both will be serving as editors for the dh+lib Review. Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Roxanne Shirazi, and Patrick Williams will continue to serve as Review editors, bringing our rotating team of editors for the weekly publication to five. Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara is the ...

RESOURCE: Sustaining the Digital Humanities

A report recently released from Ithaka S+R, Sustaining the Digital Humanities: Host Institution Support Beyond the Start-up Phase, investigates different models of supporting DH, particularly around the concepts of service, lab, and network. The report is based on interviews with more than 125 individuals, and key findings include: Faculty are not just using digital tools and ...

RESOURCE: A Draft Style Guide for Digital Collection Hypertexts

Trevor Owens (Library of Congress) offers a draft style guide for online collections that will be particularly useful for those responsible for creating and curating digital content (such as exhibits built in Omeka). Owens seeks to “take the ideas of exhibition and print publications that make extensive use of deep captions and figure out how ...