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Opportunity: ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:30

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is accepting applications for Digital Innovation Fellowships. The program seeks to “provide [PhD holding] scholars the means to pursue intellectually significant projects…that help advance digital humanistic scholarship by broadening understanding of its nature and exemplifying the robust infrastructure necessary for creating such works.”

Fellows should plan to complete their work during the 2015-16 academic year, and will be awarded a stipend of up to $60,000 toward an academic year’s leave as well as reimbursement for project costs of up to $25,000.

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CFParticipation: DH Bridge – Encouraging Computational Thinking and Digital Skills in the Humanities

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:00

DH Bridge workshops aim to build computational thinking and digital skills within the context of the humanities.

Building on the model of RailsBridge, these one-day workshops seek to support a diverse coding community within the digital humanities with a curriculum tailored to the needs and questions of humanities scholars.

Applications for the November 1, 2014 workshop at George Mason University are now open.

Sign up here.

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Digital Curation News (8/21/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:22
Emulation as a Service (EaaS) at Yale University Library Research Data Management on a Shoestring Budget Implementation of Digital Deposit at the National Library of Norway Emerging Data Management Roles for Health Librarians in Electronic Medical Records Data Curator at New York University Data Management Lifecycle and Software Lifecycle Management in the Context of Conducting […]
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Web Services Specialist at Towson University

Digital Koans - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:33
Towson University is recruiting a Web Services Specialist. Here's an excerpt from the ad. Focusing on services that improve the user experience for the University's students, faculty, and staff, the Web Services Specialist collaborates with team members, other library staff, and university personnel to develop applications using appropriate web languages, techniques, and technologies. Digital Scholarship […]
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Digital Legal Deposit, An IPA Special Report

Digital Koans - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:32
The International Publishers Association has released Digital Legal Deposit, An IPA Special Report. Here's an excerpt from the press release: A new IPA report reveals how policies and processes are being developed and implemented which allow digital content, whether in the form of e-books, journals, blogs or website content, to be collected and archived. It […]
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Data Management Services Librarian at University of Florida

Digital Koans - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:31
The University of Florida is recruiting a Data Management Services Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The Data Management Services Librarian will serve as the primary liaison for and provide consulting support to identify, store, describe (curate), retrieve, and re-use data, particularly data not available in public or government repositories. The Data Management Services […]
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U.S. Department of Energy Public Access Plan

Digital Koans - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:30
U.S. Department of Energy has released its Public Access Plan. Here's an excerpt: The Department proposes to host, a portal and a search interface tool, the Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (PAGES), to enhance the discoverability of unclassified and otherwise unrestricted scholarly publications resulting from DOE funding. PAGES will provide metadata and abstracts […]
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Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair at University of Houston

Digital Koans - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:33
The University of Houston is recruiting a Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The University of Houston invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair. The Dean of Libraries leads the University Libraries and advances the University's mission of […]
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Digital Curation News (8/20/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:04
How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever Using Open Source and Free Tools for AV Digital Preservation Workflows Kress Curatorial Fellow CALL: Regional NDSA Meeting, Amherst, Oct. 30 OCR Improvement: Helping and Hindering Researchers 13th International PASIG Meeting Data Curator at New York University Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | […]
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Data Curator at New York University

Digital Koans - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:33
New York University is recruiting a Data Curator. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) at New York University seeks a Data Curator: an information scientist who will work with faculty, researchers, and students in applied urban science to acquire and organize data related to New York City. […]
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"Spending by University Research Libraries, 2012-13"

Digital Koans - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:32
Based on Association of Research Libraries data, The Chronicle of Higher Education has published "Spending by University Research Libraries, 2012-13." Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Publications Overview | Sitemap
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Senior Systems Engineer at Columbia University

Digital Koans - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:31
Columbia University is recruiting a Senior Systems Engineer. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Columbia University Libraries Information Technology Office (LITO) seeks an experienced Senior Systems Engineer. The incumbent will design, develop and deploy Unix server systems, supervise other Unix Systems Engineering staff, perform maintenance and security as required, provide support for Library/IS projects […]
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"Integrating Approaches to Privacy Across the Research Lifecycle: Long-Term Longitudinal Studies"

Digital Koans - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:30
Alexandra Wood et al. have self-archived "Integrating Approaches to Privacy Across the Research Lifecycle: Long-Term Longitudinal Studies." Here's an excerpt: The defining characteristics of a long-term longitudinal study—that such a study follows a large number of individuals over extended periods of time and collects vast quantities of sometimes very sensitive personal information from subjects—create a […]
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Digital Curation News (8/19/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:21
Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture, Volume 43, Issue 3 (Jul 2014) Curating Extragalactic Distances: An Interview with Karl Nilsen & Robin Dasler Leveraging High Performance Computing Resources for Managing Large Datasets Workshop International Journal of Digital Curation, Vol 9, No 1 (2014) Digital Preservation Sustainability on the EU Policy Level TRAC Audit: Do-It-Yourself Demos Research […]
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Opportunity: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition 2014-2015

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:30

This year, the Humanities Division invites Expressions of Interest for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship competition for the next application round (2014-2015). The BA PDF scheme is an annual competition and open to postdoctoral students who are working within the Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences and can demonstrate a strong prior association with the UK academic community. 

Source: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship competition 2014-2015 at University of Oxford

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Job: Research Associate for the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:00

Project manager for two major in-house projects: the Mellon funded eMOP (OCR’ing Early Modern Texts) project and ARC (Advanced Research Consortium). Coordinates and implements research and development projects then communicates publicly about them. Manages the preparation and submission of three grants per year, including writing the environmental scans for those grant proposals. Develops initiatives that IDHMC pursues as a center: Digital Donne and the Cervantes Project.

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Job: Digital Collections Librarian, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:30

This faculty position, reporting to the Head, Digital Collections, is primarily responsible for managing digital library workflow as part of a fast-paced and highly collaborative team. The librarian is responsible for coordinating several functional areas of a growing digital library; including: management of a digitization lab and scanning operations, digital file management and digital preservation; metadata and linked open data creation, quality control for large scale production, and administration of specialized digital asset management software (currently CONTENTdm).

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Job: Digital Humanities Specialist at U of Alberta

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:00

Reporting to Director of Research Computing, Digital Humanities Specialist (DH Specialist) provides Digital Humanities (DH) and related support to researchers at the U of A and other Universities in associated research consortia (WestGrid/Compute Canada) to facilitate their research. The supports include research level consultation for DH and High Performance Computing (HPC), expert level advice on the use of HPC resources in DH, recommendation and support of DH applications, and support of information visualization.

 

Source: Digital Humanities Specialist

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Announcement: American Antiquarian Society to add Political Cartoon Collection to Metadata Games

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:30

The American Antiquarian Society recently completed photographing over 600 political cartoons produced in the United States between 1764 and 1876. This collection of images includes everything from very early cartoons relating to the establishment and operation of the federal government, to defaming depictions of local politicians embroiled in election-time battles. The AAS has partnered with Tiltfactor through the Metadata Games Project to tag this vast collection of early cartoons. On Wednesday, August 20th through Friday, August 22nd, the single-player game Zen Tag and the two-player game Guess What will exclusively contain AAS materials. While playing these games you will be able to tag these political cartoons with general descriptions of the subject matter–like “Constitution,” or “Annexation Texas”-as well as more specifics, such as naming key figures–like “Andrew Jackson.” During the duration of this tagging jamboree, this collection will also get unlocked in other Metadata Games.

The AAS will make available additional image collections in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Source: American Antiquarian Society to add Political Cartoon Collection to Metadata Games

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Research Data Management Librarian at Boston University

Digital Koans - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:33
Boston University is recruiting a Research Data Management Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Lead Boston University Libraries efforts to support faculty and students in the management of their research data throughout its lifecycle. Educate and lead subject librarians in providing data management services. Work with other relevant university offices to develop policies and […]
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