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Sr. UNIX Systems Administrator at Virginia Tech

Digital Koans - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:31
Virginia Tech is recruiting a Sr. UNIX Systems Administrator. Here's an excerpt from the ad. Works with users to understand their needs and deploy library-specific IT services. Designs, builds, updates, maintains, and improves the University Libraries' server-side IT infrastructure: the physical environment including server room and servers, server storage, the server virtualization environment, and server […]
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Google Settles American Society of Media Photographers, Inc. et al. v. Google Inc.

Digital Koans - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:30
Google has settled the American Society of Media Photographers, Inc. et al. v. Google Inc. lawsuit. The agreement is confidential. Here's an excerpt from the press release: The agreement resolves a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Google in April, 2010, bringing to an end more than four years of litigation. It does not involve any […]
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Head of Special Collections at University of Houston

Digital Koans - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:33
The University of Houston is recruiting a Head of Special Collections. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The position provides direction and oversight to a group of 6 librarians, 4 regular staff members, and 2 post-doctoral staff members curating archival collections and rare books. The Head oversees the ongoing development of archival collections, work with […]
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"Going Beyond Data Management Planning: Comprehensive Research Data Services"

Digital Koans - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:32
Katherine G. Akers has published "Going Beyond Data Management Planning: Comprehensive Research Data Services" in College & Research Libraries News. Here's an excerpt: We should keep in mind that DMP requirements impact only a small proportion of academic researchers and, furthermore, that such requirements are only one factor motivating researchers to share their data. Just […]
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Director for the Consortial Library Application Support at University of Maryland

Digital Koans - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:31
The University of Maryland is recruiting a Director for the Consortial Library Application Support. Here's an excerpt from the ad. The Director of Consortial Library Application Support (CLAS) department provides leadership and support to the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium in the integration, operation and maintenance efforts of the consortium's […]
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"Steal This Idea: A Library Instructors’ Guide to Educating Students in Data Management Skills"

Digital Koans - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:30
Lisa Johnston and Jon Jeffryes have published "Steal This Idea: A Library Instructors' Guide to Educating Students in Data Management Skills" in College & Research Libraries News. Here's an excerpt: This article provides a big-picture overview of the work conducted by UM to meet the data literacy needs of our graduate students. We've adapted our […]
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Resource: Yale Launches an Archive of 170,000 Photographs Documenting the Great Depression

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 13:30

During the Great Depression, The Farm Security Administration—Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) hired photographers to travel across America to document the poverty that gripped the nation, hoping to build support for New Deal programs being championed by F.D.R.’s administration.

Legendary photographers like Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Arthur Rothstein took part in what amounted to the largest photography project ever sponsored by the federal government. All told, 170,000 photographs were taken, then catalogued back in Washington DC. The Library of Congress became their eventual resting place.

We first mentioned this historic project back in 2012, when the New York Public Library put a relatively small sampling of these images online. But today we have bigger news.

Yale University has launched Photogrammar, a sophisticated web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing these 170,000 historic photographs.

The Photogrammar platform gives you the ability to search through the images by photographer. Do a search for Dorothea Lange’s photographs, and you get 60 results.

Photogrammar also offers a handy interactive map that lets you gather geographical information about 90,000 photographs in the collection.

And then there’s a section called Photogrammar Labs where innovative visualization techniques and data experiments will gradually shed new light on the image archive.

According to Yale, the Photogrammar project was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Directed by Laura Wexler, the project was undertaken by Yale’’s Public Humanities Program and its Photographic Memory Workshop. You can learn more about the genesis of the project and its technical challenges here.

Source: Yale Launches an Archive of 170,000 Photographs Documenting the Great Depression

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CFP: Theorizing the Digital Humanities — An Anthology

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 13:00

Theorizing the Digital Humanities is an invitation to unpack, critique and analyze the impact of digital media on the study of the humanities.  This anthology is not for the outlining or presentation of specific projects or praxis, but rather a means by which we can theorize about this emerging field.  Our goal for this edition is to create a number of theoretical in roads to talk about the digital humanities in critical and helpful ways.  Specifically we want to focus on how digital medium shapes the humanities and in turn how we can better theorize based on this insights. We invite you to submit an abstract for this anthology that outlines a philosophical contribution to the theorization and analysis of the digital humanities.

Source: CFP: Theorizing the Digital Humanities — An Anthology

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Job: Digital Scholarship Librarian at Mount Vernon

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:30

The Fred W Smith National Library at Mount Vernon seeks an innovative librarian/historian to take a lead role in the advancement of the Estate’s scholarly digital initiatives. He or she will assess and integrate existing tools for digital scholarship and participate in maintaining and evaluating the Library’s electronic and digital resources. The successful candidate will create scholarly digital content by working collaboratively with other stakeholders and departments across the Estate. The Librarian for Digital Scholarship is a full-time, exempt-status position, under the supervision of the Chief Librarian and Archivist, who will function as the liaison to the department of New Media, and other departments in our digital educational efforts.

Source: Job: Digital Scholarship Librarian at Mount Vernon

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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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