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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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"The Development of Open Access Repositories in the Asia-Oceania Region: A Case Study of Three Institutions"

Digital Koans - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:32
IFLA has released "The Development of Open Access Repositories in the Asia-Oceania Region: A Case Study of Three Institutions." Here's an excerpt: In recent years, open access models of publishing have transcended traditional modes thus enabling freer access to research. This paper takes a trans-regional approach to examining open access publishing in the Asia and […]
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Digital Infrastructure Librarian at Washington University

Digital Koans - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:31
Washington University is recruiting a Digital Infrastructure Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Washington University Libraries is seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual to design and implement a new digital library application infrastructure using the Hydra repository framework and related technologies. Reporting to the Head of Scholarly Publishing, the Digital Infrastructure Librarian will work […]
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eLife Research Advances Allows Authors to Update Their Papers

Digital Koans - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:30
eLife has announced Research Advances, which allows authors to update their papers. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: The new article format, which we have named Research Advances, is for new results that build on previously published Research Articles or Short Reports in an important way. Authors will therefore be able to report progress in […]
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Digital Curation News (8/18/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:32
Archiving "Screenshots" A Balancing Act: The Ideal and the Realistic in Developing Dryad's Preservation Policy Nancy McGovern – Digital Preservation Principles and Practice (3 videos) (,, and "National Hosting" of Archives Research is Magic: An Interview with Ethnographers Jason Nguyen & Kurt Baer Missing Links: The Digital News Preservation Discontinuity Digital Scholarship | […]
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