SPARC-ACRL forum "Understanding the Implications of Open Education: MOOCs and More" June 29, 2013
Christopher J. Shaffer has published "The Role of the Library in the Research Enterprise" in the latest issue of the Journal of eScience Librarianship. Here's an excerpt: Libraries have provided services to researchers for many years. Changes in technology and new publishing models provide opportunities for libraries to be more involved in the research enterprise. [...]
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The University of New Hampshire Library is recruiting a Web Applications Developer. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Web Applications Developer will be responsible for writing back-end code to support new web applications and search services for end users and Library staff under the direction of the Systems Librarian. Responsibilities include all aspects of [...]
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The National Academies Press has released Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: The report describes a wide range of questions that are ripe for analysis: how incentives of creators, distributors and users are changing, what are the enablers of and impediments to voluntary licensing, what are [...]
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Digital Scholarship's paperbacks have always been inexpensive because the primary goal was to make printed copies of digital books available to libraries and individuals who wanted them in this format rather than to generate profit. Now, Digital Scholarship's paperback prices have been dropped to the minimum allowed. Here are the new prices of the books [...]
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Reinventing Humanities Publication Project Receives €1.1 Million Grant, http://t.co/4UxQBwEG0G University of Basel Adopts Open Access Policy, http://t.co/NR4gVfXiI8 iAnnotate–Whatever Happened to the Web as an Annotation System?, http://t.co/8k9TVSBbze Free-for-All, http://t.co/oGdUPmvmPG Yes, the AAA's New "Open Access" "Journal" Is Just as Disappointing as Everyone Thought It Would Be, http://t.co/M69LqF4qIe Digital Scholarship
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The British Library is recruiting a BL Labs Technical Lead. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Fixed term contract—duration 18 months The Digital Scholarship Team is looking for a talented, communicative, technical, problem solving expert to work on a new project, British Library Labs. The project's focus is about encouraging researchers and developers to carry [...]
The Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health has adopted an open access policy. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: In accordance with their open access resolution, Mailman School researchers commit to having their published scholarly articles included in Columbia's digital repository, Academic Commons, where content is freely available to the public, or in another [...]
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The DAVID consortium has released State of the Art Report on Damage Prevention and Repair of Digital AV Media. Here's an excerpt: This report contains information on the state of the art in digital damage prevention and repair of audio-visual media. It has been compiled in course of the project definition of DAVID. The DAVID [...]
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Walt Crawford has published "Hot Times for Open Access" in the latest issue of Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large. Here's an excerpt: These are hot times for open access. Maybe not a tipping point, certainly not where everything will be in a couple of years, but more action—and even more progress—than I'd seen in [...]
PLOS Appoints Elizabeth Marincola as Chief Executive Officer, http://t.co/j8tJotKahP Hachette Makes Full E-book Catalogue Available to Libraries, http://t.co/DSGzId5mEx Opening Up Access to UK Research: Gold, Green and Shades of Grey, http://t.co/I8ppsjuOdH PLOS Announces Accelerating Science Award Program, http://t.co/WfF5hAQnhV National Library of Wales Won't Claim Copyright for Digitized Works, http://t.co/BClYqhDchR III's New CEO Calls for Greater [...]
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Understanding User Generated Tags for Digital Collections: An Interview with Jennifer Golbeck Archivematica 0.10-beta Release 2013-04-22: IIPC GA 2013 [Conference summary] Funding Research Data Management [Conference summary] DDI-RDF Discovery Vocabulary: A Metadata Vocabulary for Documenting Research and Survey Data Digital Scholarship | DigitalCurationNews
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Our reader survey on the Journal of Digital Humanities closes tomorrow, May 3, at 5pm.
If you haven’t already done so, please take a few minutes to tell us what you value most about this publication. Your feedback will help us determine where to focus our attention as we plan for our second year.
One of my goals when I started building Vincent was to streamline the creation of maps as much as possible. There are some excellent Python map libraries out there- see Basemap and Kartograph for more fun with maps. I highly recommend both of those tools, as they are both quite good and very powerful. I wanted something a little simpler, that relies on the power of Vega and allows for simple syntax- point to geoJSON files, specify a projection and scale/size, output the map.
While we run our own 15 course Digital Scholarship Training programme for staff at the Library* we are always on the look-out for further training opportunities for colleagues. The following is a small selection of what’s on our radar at the moment. If you can recommend others coming up please do let us know in the comments!
The 2013 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum, to be held November 3–6, 2013 in Austin, Texas, is seeking “proposals for presentations, panel discussions, workshops, research updates, and hands-on, problem-solving sessions.” The DLF is seeking proposals that focus on the themes of digital technology design, management and assessment, data, and collaboration.
What an amazing conference filled with inventive, kind, humorous and wickedly smart people. About 350 of you showed up and it was so much fun.
Because it was such a busy conference and we didn’t all have a chance to see each other’s papers, we’re asking conference participants to post their talks here on HASTAC. The talks will still be in their original form and not re-edited for written publication. The goal is to get them shared, not perfect them into another format. “Cut and paste” is the idea!
You can embed your slides from Slideshare or Prezi or many other media sources. Let one of us know if you have questions.
We will put the blogs and photos together in a more constructed way at some point, but in the meantime, here’s an ongoing list of the blogs posted on HASTAC – either blogs about the event, or talks that were given at the event.
To upload yours to the site, just log in, then post as a blog. Tag with HASTAC 2013 and I’ll find it. Please let me know if I miss yours inadverdently!
The most recent application solicitation for US Fulbright Scholar grant opportunities includes many wonderful opportunities including ones in digital culture and digital humanities. Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are due by August 1, 2013.
The Digital Culture opportunity is in Norway and the Digital Humanities opportunity is in Ireland, and these are in addition to the All Disciplines awards and many others. For all of the opportunities and full information on the US and other programs, see the Fulbright Scholar Program website and see the catalog for details on all of the many opportunities.
Call for Essay Ideas & Proposals (now thru June 15, 2013)
Join our discussion to shape the direction of WebWriting, a book-in-progress sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning at Trinity College. This born-digital, open-access volume integrates why questions with online examples and tutorials to illustrate how faculty and students are doing this work. Topics include: Why should we integrate the web into our teaching of writing? How does student engagement and faculty pedagogy change when we post our ideas online? Which tools deepen (or distract from) thoughtful learning? What strategies can help the liberal arts to address these digital-era challenges and opportunities?
The Library of Congress is recruiting a Program Specialist (Digital Projects Coordinator). Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Digital Projects Coordinator coordinates and facilitates activities relating to the Library Services information technology (IT) goals through application development and implementation of projects involving the Library's integrated library system, other enterprise systems, and web enabled applications. [...]
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Gerald Beasley has been appointed Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian at the University of Alberta. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: Concordia University Librarian Gerald Beasley has been appointed vice-provost and chief librarian at the University of Alberta, effective July 1, 2013, for a five-year term. . . . . Beasley came to Concordia in 2008 [...]
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