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Opportunity: Stanford Humanities Center Fellowship

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:00

The Stanford Humanities Center provides a collegial environment for faculty who are undertaking innovative projects in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Fellows participate in the intellectual life of the Humanities Center and the broader Stanford community, sharing ideas and work in progress with a diverse cohort of scholars and benefiting from a wide variety of campus resources. Fellowship term is from September 2015 to June 2016. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2014.

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Resource: Illustrated First World War Art

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:30

With the centenary of the First World War upon us, ILN Ltd, the custodians of the celebrated Illustrated London News and Great Eight Illustrated Magazine collection archives, felt a responsibility to make the 1914-18 archives available to the public for research, education and pleasure. With the help of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Illustrated First World War website was created.

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Digital Curation News (9/9/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:51
Hybrid Born-Digital and Analog Special Collecting: Megan Halsband on the SPX Comics Collection Extraction and Analysis of Referenced Web Links in Large-Scale Scholarly Articles Research Data Management in South Africa: How We Shape Up (in Australian Academic & Research Libraries) Game After: A Cultural Study of Video Game Afterlife (Book review) Digital Scholarship | Digital […]
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Information Technology Librarian at Arizona Health Sciences Library

Digital Koans - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:33
The Arizona Health Sciences Library is recruiting an Information Technology Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The Information Technology Librarian works in partnership with library personnel, campus IT professionals and clients to design, develop and maintain applications that support the delivery of library services and ensure reliable access to online information resources and digital […]
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"Copyright’s Paradox: The Public Interest and Private Monopoly"

Digital Koans - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:32
Nicholas Ruiz has self-archived "Copyright's Paradox: The Public Interest and Private Monopoly." Here's an excerpt: Copyright in its current state presents two major concerns: 1) The broad scope of the derivative right undermines the idea/expression dichotomy and adds doubt in the minds of the secondary users; and 2) The custom of extending durations of "existing" […]
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Department Head, Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship at University of Arizona

Digital Koans - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:31
The University of Arizona is recruiting a Department Head, Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The Head of ODIS will be responsible for leadership, management, and planning for the services and function of the Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship, which includes 10 FTE professionals and a large team […]
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"The Public Domain vs. The Museum: The Limits of Copyright and Reproductions of Two-Dimensional Works of Art"

Digital Koans - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:30
Grischka Petri has self-archived "The Public Domain vs. The Museum: The Limits of Copyright And Reproductions of Two-Dimensional Works of Art." Here's an excerpt: The problem of museums and public institutions handling reproductions of works in their collections is not only a legal question but also one of museum ethics. Public museums are committed to […]
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Digital Curation News (9/8/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:24
That's All, Folks: What the End of 35mm Film Means for Cinema New Release of Research Data MANTRA (Management Training) Online Course Current Quality Assurance Practices in Web Archiving After ODIN: Looking to the Future (Webinar) The Science of Crawl (Part 1): Deduplication of Web Content Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Research Data […]
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The Best Software for Creating Digital Art from Photographs

Digital Koans - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:35
Interested in turning photographs into works of digital art, such as cartoons, charcoal drawings, ink drawings, oil paintings, pastel drawings, pencil drawings, and watercolors? Here are brief descriptions of some key software tools for desktop computers. Unless otherwise noted they work in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements as plug-ins. Snap Art 4 by Alien Skin Software […]
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Systems and Information Technology Librarian at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Digital Koans - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:33
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is recruiting a Systems and Information Technology Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The Systems and Information Technology Librarian performs a variety of key activities in Watson Library's team-based environment. This position administers and maintains the library's integrated library system and ensures its optimal performance and continuous development; manages […]
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Current Quality Assurance Practices in Web Archiving

Digital Koans - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:32
Brenda Reyes Ayala, Mark E. Phillips, and Lauren Ko have self-archived Current Quality Assurance Practices in Web Archiving. Here's an excerpt: This paper presents the results of a survey of quality assurance (QA) practices within the field of web archiving. To understand current QA practices, the authors surveyed 54 institutions engaged in web archiving, which […]
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Sr. UNIX Systems Administrator at Virginia Tech

Digital Koans - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:31
Virginia Tech is recruiting a Sr. UNIX Systems Administrator. Here's an excerpt from the ad. Works with users to understand their needs and deploy library-specific IT services. Designs, builds, updates, maintains, and improves the University Libraries' server-side IT infrastructure: the physical environment including server room and servers, server storage, the server virtualization environment, and server […]
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Google Settles American Society of Media Photographers, Inc. et al. v. Google Inc.

Digital Koans - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:30
Google has settled the American Society of Media Photographers, Inc. et al. v. Google Inc. lawsuit. The agreement is confidential. Here's an excerpt from the press release: The agreement resolves a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Google in April, 2010, bringing to an end more than four years of litigation. It does not involve any […]
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Head of Special Collections at University of Houston

Digital Koans - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:33
The University of Houston is recruiting a Head of Special Collections. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The position provides direction and oversight to a group of 6 librarians, 4 regular staff members, and 2 post-doctoral staff members curating archival collections and rare books. The Head oversees the ongoing development of archival collections, work with […]
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"Going Beyond Data Management Planning: Comprehensive Research Data Services"

Digital Koans - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:32
Katherine G. Akers has published "Going Beyond Data Management Planning: Comprehensive Research Data Services" in College & Research Libraries News. Here's an excerpt: We should keep in mind that DMP requirements impact only a small proportion of academic researchers and, furthermore, that such requirements are only one factor motivating researchers to share their data. Just […]
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Director for the Consortial Library Application Support at University of Maryland

Digital Koans - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:31
The University of Maryland is recruiting a Director for the Consortial Library Application Support. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The Director of Consortial Library Application Support (CLAS) department provides leadership and support to the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium in the integration, operation and maintenance efforts of the consortium's […]
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"Steal This Idea: A Library Instructors’ Guide to Educating Students in Data Management Skills"

Digital Koans - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:30
Lisa Johnston and Jon Jeffryes have published "Steal This Idea: A Library Instructors' Guide to Educating Students in Data Management Skills" in College & Research Libraries News. Here's an excerpt: This article provides a big-picture overview of the work conducted by UM to meet the data literacy needs of our graduate students. We've adapted our […]
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Resource: Yale Launches an Archive of 170,000 Photographs Documenting the Great Depression

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 13:30

During the Great Depression, The Farm Security Administration—Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) hired photographers to travel across America to document the poverty that gripped the nation, hoping to build support for New Deal programs being championed by F.D.R.’s administration.

Legendary photographers like Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Arthur Rothstein took part in what amounted to the largest photography project ever sponsored by the federal government. All told, 170,000 photographs were taken, then catalogued back in Washington DC. The Library of Congress became their eventual resting place.

We first mentioned this historic project back in 2012, when the New York Public Library put a relatively small sampling of these images online. But today we have bigger news.

Yale University has launched Photogrammar, a sophisticated web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing these 170,000 historic photographs.

The Photogrammar platform gives you the ability to search through the images by photographer. Do a search for Dorothea Lange’s photographs, and you get 60 results.

Photogrammar also offers a handy interactive map that lets you gather geographical information about 90,000 photographs in the collection.

And then there’s a section called Photogrammar Labs where innovative visualization techniques and data experiments will gradually shed new light on the image archive.

According to Yale, the Photogrammar project was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Directed by Laura Wexler, the project was undertaken by Yale’’s Public Humanities Program and its Photographic Memory Workshop. You can learn more about the genesis of the project and its technical challenges here.

Source: Yale Launches an Archive of 170,000 Photographs Documenting the Great Depression

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CFP: Theorizing the Digital Humanities — An Anthology

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 13:00

Theorizing the Digital Humanities is an invitation to unpack, critique and analyze the impact of digital media on the study of the humanities.  This anthology is not for the outlining or presentation of specific projects or praxis, but rather a means by which we can theorize about this emerging field.  Our goal for this edition is to create a number of theoretical in roads to talk about the digital humanities in critical and helpful ways.  Specifically we want to focus on how digital medium shapes the humanities and in turn how we can better theorize based on this insights. We invite you to submit an abstract for this anthology that outlines a philosophical contribution to the theorization and analysis of the digital humanities.

Source: CFP: Theorizing the Digital Humanities — An Anthology

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Job: Digital Scholarship Librarian at Mount Vernon

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:30

The Fred W Smith National Library at Mount Vernon seeks an innovative librarian/historian to take a lead role in the advancement of the Estate’s scholarly digital initiatives. He or she will assess and integrate existing tools for digital scholarship and participate in maintaining and evaluating the Library’s electronic and digital resources. The successful candidate will create scholarly digital content by working collaboratively with other stakeholders and departments across the Estate. The Librarian for Digital Scholarship is a full-time, exempt-status position, under the supervision of the Chief Librarian and Archivist, who will function as the liaison to the department of New Media, and other departments in our digital educational efforts.

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