Editor-at-Large Instructions

Interested in becoming and Editor-at-large? Sign up!

Editors-at-large of dh+lib survey the stream of content produced and shared by the dh+lib community via RSS feeds. As an editor-at-large, you are responsible for discovering and nominating content, and the editors are responsible for reviewing the nominations and selecting which ones to feature on the dh+lib site. We have combined the feeds into one large aggregated RSS feed for you to review. These instructions will walk you through the process to subscribe to the aggregated feed and explain how to nominate content from this feed for dh+lib using Google Reader. Guidelines for reviewing and evaluating the content are provided after technical set-up.

We encourage you to complete the subscription and nomination setup as soon as possible in order to make sure everything works and that we have time to process your nominations in time for the Tuesday morning publication deadline.

Technical Setup

These instructions are for using Google Reader to subscribe to the aggregated feed and nominate content. If you use a different reader, please see the note at the bottom of the page.

If you currently do not use an RSS reader, we recommend signing up for a free Google Reader account. Google Reader is one of the more straightforward options for RSS readers and provides support for moving your feeds out of Google should you decide to migrate to another RSS reader in the future.

Step One: Subscribe to our feed

Go to the dh+lib aggregated RSS feed… http://feeds.feedburner.com/dh+lib
…and subscribe with Google Reader.

Subscribe to dh+lib feed

Step Two: Create a tag for the content you wish to nominate
    • To create your nominations tag, click on a piece you would like to nominate and use the “add tag” button. You can use whatever tag is quick to use and easy to remember. For purposes of example, I’ll use “dh+lib.”

Add dh+lib tag

    • Your tag now appears in the same column as your “Subscriptions.”

dh+lib tag in Subscriptions column

Step Three: Make your nominated tag public
    • Go into the settings for your Google Reader account by clicking on the cog button to the far right of your screen.

Google Reader cog

    • Select “Reader Settings” from the drop-down menu.

Google Reader settings

    • Go to the “Folders and Tags” section and find the tag you will use for nominating content from the list.
    • To the right of the tag is a grey “RSS” icon. Click the icon to change the settings for this feed to “public.”

make tag public

Step Four: Email us the feed of your nominations
    • Click the link next to your now public tag that says “email a link”. Send to “dhandlib.acrl@gmail.com.”

email feed to dhandlib.acrl.com.

That’s it! The link you just sent gives us access to the RSS feed of the items that you tag. We will subscribe to this feed and so will see all of your nominations as you nominate them. In other words, all you have to do now is keep up with the feed and nominate content – we’ll take care of the rest! We will review all nominations and decide which ones to feature on the dh+lib homepage.

We will send you an email to confirm that we have received your link and can see your items. Because the link you are sending us is a feed, you only need to do this last step of emailing once. We will keep the subscription to your tag after your scheduled week, so feel free to continue tagging items if you wish!

Evaluating Items: What Should I Look For?

We highlight several kinds of content on dh+lib. Here is what we’re looking for in each:


These are indispensable pieces, often a blog post or article, that will be most helpful to the dh+lib community. These pieces will offer original ideas and provide a critical analysis of the broader field of digital humanities or the role of libraries, archives, or museums in digital humanities work. Similarly, we are also looking for works of digital humanities scholarship – research that applies digital methodologies to questions in the humanities or applies critical methodologies to the relationship between the humanities and digital technology – with some consideration of libraries, archives, or museums.

Digital Projects

We are interested in featuring new digital projects, both projects that focus on particular research questions and projects that bring particular collections into the digital space.


These are blog posts that offer a timely analysis of current conversations. They might not fit in the Recommended category but are worth sharing with the dh+lib community.


This include items such as reports, white papers, conference presentations, and lectures as well as tutorials, tools for digital research, and sources for further information on a topic within the digital humanities.

Calls for Papers

We interpret “CFP” quite broadly, including calls for participation, calls for projects, and requests for feedback, in addition to more traditional calls for papers.

Job Announcements

We are looking for work opportunities that are specifically focused on both digital humanities and libraries. Positions might be postdocs, #alt-ac or tenure track, and will likely be situated in libraries, archives, museums, or galleries.

Funding and Opportunities

For items that are outside the scope of jobs or CFPs but that offer either learning opportunities or monetary support for digital humanities work.

If you have additional questions or run into difficulty during setup, don’t hesitate to contact us at dhandlib.acrl@gmail.com.

Note: You are not required to use Google Reader, but we do need to have a feed of the content you select. If you are able to generate such a feed in another reader, you are more than welcome to use that RSS reader. Just email the feed of your nominated content to dhandlib.acrl@gmail.com.

If we have featured your content on our site and you would like it removed, or if you would like for your website’s RSS feed to be removed from the dh+lib RSS feed, please contact us at dhandlib.acrl@gmail.com.

We would like to extend our gratitude to the Editors of Digital Humanities Now and Press Forward — Digital Humanities Now was the inspiration for this project and we appreciate their guidance and encouragement in helping us get started and for sharing their workflow materials.

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