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Preserving eBooks

Digital Koans - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 07:30
The Digital Preservation Coalition has released Preserving eBooks. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: Written by Portico's Amy Kirchhoff and Sheila Morrissey, and published in association with Charles Beagrie Ltd., this report discusses the current developments and issues with which public, national and higher education libraries, publishers, aggregators and preservation institutions must contend to ensure […]
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CFP: Constructing Scientific Communities

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 13:30

The Constructing Scientific Communities project, part of the AHRC’s Science in Culture theme, is inviting proposals for citizen science or ‘citizen humanities’ projects to be developed as part of the platform. Proposals are welcome from researchers whose work would benefit from the active participation of tens or even hundreds of volunteers.

Source: Proposals | Constructing Scientific Communities

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CFParticipation: THATCamp Games 2014

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 13:00

Registration is now open for THATCamp Games 2014: NASAGA Edition! Join us in Baltimore for workshops, games, conversations, debates, writing, game jams, making, and play!

Read full announcement here

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Job: Chair in Digital Humanities | School of Advanced Study, University of London

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 12:30

This is an exciting opportunity for a leading practitioner in the field to play a key role in promoting digital humanities activity across the School and central University of London, and in championing the digital humanities to the wider academic community and beyond.

Source: Chair in Digital Humanities | School of Advanced Study, University of London

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Resource: Using Digital Tools in the Classroom and in Research – NYU Humanities Initiative

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 12:00

NYU Humanities Initiative video series:

Join us to hear a panel of faculty and graduate students present case studies of successful digital projects for teaching and to share best practices and new approaches to using technology in their research.

Source: Resource: Using Digital Tools in the Classroom and in Research – YouTube

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Jobs: CODEC, St. John’s College at Durham University

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:30

CODEC are pleased to invite applications for three new posts within this exciting and pioneering Research Project based at St John’s College in the University of Durham. CODEC are looking for:

  • Curator for the Digital Discipleship Project (full-time, Grade 6)
  • Research Fellow in Digital Resources (full-time, Grade 6)
  • Research Fellow in Biblical Literacy (full-time, Grade 6)

Source: CODEC : Blog – Durham University

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Digital Curation News (7/3/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 08:31
End-of-Life Care for Aging, Fragile CDs and Their Data Content Introducing Flint Weekly Web Archiving Roundup: July 2, 2014 Guidance and Leadership Needed on Research Data Management—ARMA Workshop Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 4
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Digital Library Software Engineer at Harvard University

Digital Koans - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 07:33
Harvard University is recruiting a Digital Library Software Engineer. Here's an excerpt from the ad: This is a one year term position, with the possibility of renewal, contingent on funding, university priorities and satisfactory job performance. Harvard University IT Library Technology Services is seeking a java software engineer to enhance existing Library software to make […]
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VIVO 1.7 Released

Digital Koans - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 07:32
The VIVO Project has released VIVO 1.7. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: The VIVO 1.7 release combines new features with improvements to existing features and services and continues to leverage the VIVO-Integrated Semantic Framework (VIVO-ISF) ontology introduced in VIVO 1.6. No data migration or changes to local data ingest procedures, visualization, or analysis tools […]
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Lead Web Developer at UCLA

Digital Koans - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 07:31
UCLA is recruiting a Lead Web Developer. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Under the supervision of the Head, Software Development and Project Management, the incumbent will work collaboratively to set priorities and goals and solve technical problems, identify technical opportunities and work with users. As part of a project team, provides programming and systems […]
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SCOAP3 Has Published 2,000 Articles

Digital Koans - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 07:30
The Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) has published 2,000 articles. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: Two thousand Open Access articles have been published with SCOAP3 funding since January 2014 in 10 journals from 11 publishers and learned societies. These articles are released under a CC-BY license, and openly accessible […]
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Digital Curation News (7/2/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:34
Preserving the Email Explosion How Much of the UK's HTML Is Valid? PBS' Premiere of "Time Scanners" Brings 3D Digital Preservation Technology to a Wider Audience Discounting the Far Future Preserving Folk Cultures of the Digital Age: An Interview with Folklorist Trevor J. Blank, Pt. 2 Meet the Web Archiving Roundtable Candidates for 2014-2015! Final […]
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Digital Access and Systems Librarian at Getty Research Institute

Digital Koans - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:31
The Getty Research Institute is recruiting a Digital Access and Systems Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a highly skilled, creative, and agile person to provide technical leadership and support for the core library and discovery/access systems. Reporting to the Head of Information Systems and working collaboratively with […]
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ARL Annual Salary Survey 2013—2014

Digital Koans - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:30
ARL has released the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2013—2014. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: The 2013—2014 data show that salaries for professionals in ARL libraries kept pace with inflation. The median salary for professionals in US ARL university libraries in 2013 was $68,773, an increase of 2.3% over the 2012—2013 median salary of $67,257. […]
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Systems & Applications Librarian at Whitman College

Digital Koans - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:03
Whitman College is recruiting a Systems & Applications Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: This position is responsible for library systems and research technology planning and implementation, including application upgrades, configuration, maintenance, integration, troubleshooting and continued evaluation, quality assurance and testing; training and support of library staff; and design and maintenance of the Library's […]
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European Commission Issues Action Plan for Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights

Digital Koans - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:02
The European Commission has issued an Action Plan for infringements of intellectual property rights. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: Here's an excerpt: The EU Action Plan sets out a number of actions to focus the EU's IPR enforcement policy on commercial scale infringements (the so-called 'follow the money' approach). The Strategy setting out an […]
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Conference: Digital Classicist London & ICS Seminars

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 13:30
Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies seminars:

Ségolène Tarte (Oxford): On Cognition and the Digital in the Study of Ancient Textual Artefacts (abstract) (video) (audio) (slides) (slides [ppt])

Lorna Richardson (University College London): Public Archaeology in a Digital Age (abstract) (video) (audio) (slides)

 See Full Program and Resources Here

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Announcement: Off the Map Gothic – British Library’s “Off the Map” Competition Underway

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 13:00

We all know that vampires don’t exist and that there are no malevolent beings of Carpathian origin walking the streets of London, Nottingham or Whitby. Don’t we. One of the really powerful aspects of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel ‘Dracula’ is how it creates the impression of authenticity, partially through how it is told (through diaries and news reports), partially through the novel’s setting in authentically real places.

The second year of the British Library’s ‘Off the Map’ competition is now well underway. In conjunction with gaming festival Gamecity and publisher Crytek, the student competition to create virtual gaming environments out of British Library collection items ties in with the major exhibition ‘Terror and Wonder: the Gothic Imagination’ which will open in October 2014.

Source: Off the Map Gothic – Maps and views blog

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Resource: RDFa Introduction and Codelabs for Libraries

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:30

My RDFa introduction and codelab materials for the ALA 2014 preconference on Practical linked data with open source are now online!

And now I’ve finished leading the RDFa + codelab that I’ve been stressing over and refining for about a month at the American Library Association annual conference Practical linked data with open source preconference. Long story short, most people got about as far as I expected (part-way through the first exercise), but they all got through the initial hurdles and learned enough to keep learning on their own.

Source: Scott, Dan: RDFa introduction and codelabs for libraries

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Job: Scholarly Communications and Faculty Services Librarian at Penn State

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:00

The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law has an immediate opening for a Scholarly Communications and Faculty Services Librarian at its University Park location.

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