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CFParticipation: Knowledge Machines: The Potential of the Digital. Symposium on alternative practices in humanities research

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:00

Knowledge Machines is a free one-day symposium which will showcase different approaches to using digital methodologies for the humanities. Videos, discussion points, and related materials will also be made available before and after the day on this website’s blog, in order to move the discussion about the future of the humanities out of the usual confines of the conference hall, and into the digital sphere.

Source: Knowledge Machines: The Potential of the Digital. Symposium on alternative practices in humanities research

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CFP: Digital Classicist Seminar New England

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:30

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the third series of the Digital Classicist New England (Boston?). This initiative, inspired by and connected to London’s Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar, is organized in association with the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University. It will run during the spring term of the academic year 2014/15. We invite submissions on any kind of research which employs digital methods, resources or technologies in an innovative way in order to enable a better or new understanding of the ancient world.

Source: Digital Classicist Seminar New England — Spring 2015: Call for Papers » Perseus Digital Library Updates

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Job: Assistant Professor, English with Digital Humanities Expertise

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:00

The English Department at Gonzaga University invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position (3/3 teaching load) to teach composition and/or rhetoric starting September 2015. Expertise in one or more of the following areas: multimodal composition, digital humanities, creative non-fiction, film, multi-cultural literacies, writing program administration.

Source: Assistant Professor, English

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Digital Curation News (9/4/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:40
DPOE Working Group Moves Forward on Curriculum Scaling Up and Scaling Out: Leveraging Preservation Infrastructure and Experience to Benefit the Community My First Hackathon—Hacking on PDF Files Dodging the Memory Hole: Saving Born-Digital News Content Introduction to METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard) From Theory to Action: Good Enough Digital Preservation for Under-Resourced Cultural Heritage […]
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System Librarian at Georgetown University

Digital Koans - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 07:34
Georgetown University is recruiting a System Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The System Librarian leads, administers, maintains, and supports the Library's Integrated Library System (currently Innovative Interfaces Inc.'s (III) Sierra) hardware, software and associated peripherals which makeup the Library's primary ILS so that faculty, students and staff have access to the full range […]
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"Scaling Up and Scaling Out: Leveraging Preservation Infrastructure and Experience to Benefit the Community"

Digital Koans - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 07:32
Portico has released "Scaling Up and Scaling Out: Leveraging Preservation Infrastructure and Experience to Benefit the Community." Here's an excerpt: Now well into its eleventh year as a preservation archive and service, Portico's preservation infrastructure—hardware, software, and key data and metadata models and definitions—has been subject to a continual process of re-view and revision that […]
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Associate Director of Library Technology and Digital Initiatives at Colgate University

Digital Koans - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 07:31
Colgate University is recruiting an Associate Director of Library Technology and Digital Initiatives. Here's an excerpt from the ad. This position provides forward-thinking, collaborative, and results-oriented leadership for the Colgate University Libraries (CUL) through planning and implementation of new technology and the management and support of library legacy technologies involving information systems and digital infrastructure […]
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Open Access Advocate Robin Peek Retires

Digital Koans - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 07:30
Noted open access advocate Robin Peek has retired from the Simmons GSLIS. Here's an excerpt from the press release: "Robin Peek was one of the earliest advocates for open access to research, one of the first to write about it regularly, and one of the first to teach a course about it, which she taught […]
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Digital Curation News (9/3/2014) #digitalpreservation

Digital Koans - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:47
Preliminary Results for the Ranking Stumbling Blocks for Video Preservation Survey A Case Study on Propagating and Updating Provenance Information Using the CIDOC CRM (in the International Journal on Digital Libraries) Lost in Translation: Technological Views on Preserving CAD (Presentation) Digital Data Repositories in Chemistry and their Integration with Journals and Electronic Notebooks (in the […]
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Systems Librarian at Florida Atlantic University

Digital Koans - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:34
Florida Atlantic University is recruiting a Systems Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad. Managing the FAU Libraries website and the FAU Libraries mobile-optimized website. Leading website initiatives including the migration of the website to the University content management system. Proxy server (EZproxy) configuration maintenance and support. Digital Scholarship | Digital Library Jobs | Library […]
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Digital Collections Assessment and Outreach, SPEC Kit 341

Digital Koans - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:33
ARL has released Digital Collections Assessment and Outreach, SPEC Kit 341. Here's an excerpt from the press release: ARL has released Digital Collections Assessment and Outreach, SPEC Kit 341, which investigates what methods ARL member libraries use to maintain the relevancy of their locally curated digital library collections, and to continue to sustain, grow, capture […]
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Digital Projects Coordinator at Library of Congress

Digital Koans - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:31
The Library of Congress is recruiting a Digital Projects Coordinator. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The incumbent coordinates and facilitates the integration of digital and traditional library services through prototyping advanced systems related to digital reformatting and/or collecting original digital material to facilitate standards research. Individually and in collaboration with IT and digital media […]
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From Theory to Action: Good Enough Digital Preservation for Under-Resourced Cultural Heritage Institutions

Digital Koans - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:30
POWRR has released From Theory to Action: Good Enough Digital Preservation for Under-Resourced Cultural Heritage Institutions. Here's an excerpt: Libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage organizations collect, create, and steward a rapidly increasing volume of digital content. Both research conclusions and professionals' real-life experiences expose the inherent fragility of this content. The cultural heritage […]
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Resource: New Flickr Archive Makes Available 2.6 Million Images

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 14:00

Thanks to Kalev Leetaru, a Yahoo! Fellow in Residence at Georgetown University, you can now head over to a new collection at Flickr and search through an archive of 2.6 million public domain images, all extracted from books, magazines and newspapers published over a 500 year period. Eventually this archive will grow to 14.6 million images.

Source: New Flickr Archive Makes Available 2.6 Million Images from Books Published Over a 500 Year Period

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Volunteer Opportunity: PeerLibrary: Join the PeerLibrary Team

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 13:30

PeerLibrary is a rapidly expanding open source project that seeks to provide a collaborative layer of knowledge over academic publications by allowing users to share real-time highlights and annotations. We need your help to keep it growing.

We are currently looking for programmers, designers, and community managers. These are volunteer positions*, and we are seeking a commitment of at least 3 to 5 hours per week. We are based in Berkeley, CA but welcome collaborators from everywhere. Interested? Get in touch with us at *protected email*.*UC Berkeley students may receive academic credit through the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program.

Source: PeerLibrary: Join the PeerLibrary Team

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CFParticipation: DHQ Call for Reviewers

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 13:00

Digital Humanities Quarterly (http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/), an open-access, peer-reviewed, digital journal covering all aspects of digital media in the humanities is currently inviting scholars from all disciplines to join our team of regular peer reviewers. Our peer reviewers perform two important tasks: first, to ensure that the materials accepted for publication are of the highest quality, and second, to provide feedback that will guide the authors as they revise their articles. Peer reviewers thus act as the first audience for a submitted article and help the author to gauge whether the argument is clear, interesting, and well-crafted.

Source: DHQ Call for Reviewers

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Resource: Deployment of the text-mining tool Bilbo on Revues.org

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:30

Bilbo identifies the bibliographic references in journal articles and semantisizes their constituent parts. It then identifies the DOIs corresponding to these references and, where they exist, adds them to the end of the reference as a hyperlink, making it possible to directly access the cited resource. Developed by OpenEdition Lab, Bilbo is now deployed on almost 80% of the journals on the Revues.org platform.

Source: Deployment of the text-mining tool Bilbo on Revues.org

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CFParticipation: What Is a Dissertation? New Models, Methods, Media

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:00

Here’s the first public announcement of the first official program offered by the Futures Initiative (Graduate Center, CUNY) in conjunction with several other partners.  Our goal is to model success stories (and challenges overcome) on the way to inventive, digital, experimental new forms of dissertations.

Source: What Is a Dissertation? New Models, Methods, Media

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Resource: PlotDevice — Draw with Python

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:30

PlotDevice is a Macintosh application that lets you write Python scripts to generate 2D graphics using simple drawing commands. Under the hood, your code drives the system’s Quartz imaging engine, giving your scripts the same graphical power as a full-fledged Cocoa app. Your code can combine basic geometric shapes, typography, freeform Bézier curves, and a panoply of image formats. This omnivorousness makes PlotDevice ideal for both workaday tasks like image-processing as well as more exotic uses ranging from procedural texture generation to data visualization.

See full post here.

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Senior Web Developer at Yale

Digital Koans - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 09:22
Yale University is recruiting a Senior Web Developer. Here's an excerpt from the ad. Reporting to the Manager of User Experience in Library IT, the Senior Web Developer will provide leadership and technical expertise for the continued development of the Library's web presence. The User Experience Group within Library IT is a highly collaborative team […]
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