Apply here: (job number B01284) As the Library’s primary liaison to academic departments in the humanities, the Digital Humanities Librarian plays a central role in the integration of digital resources and methodologies with traditional resources and approaches into the research, teaching, and learning missions at Brown University. Together with other Scholarly Resources Librarians, the Center for Digital Scholarship and relevant library and campus partners, s/he will work to increase the understanding and application of digital scholarship among the institution’s faculty and students. S/he is expected to introduce and keep abreast of digital methodologies and to use such tools and skills in the solution ofRead More →

News Release from the University of Miami Libraries (a dLOC partner): Coral Gables, FL. – The University of Miami Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences have received a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to rebuild the technical and organizational infrastructure for the Cuban Theater Digital Archive (CTDA), a unique digital collection of Cuban theater resources. “The CTDA is a fantastic example of how the University of Miami Libraries support interdisciplinary scholarship using innovative new media,” said Dean and University Librarian William Walker. “We are grateful for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s recognition of our commitment to this unique scholarly resource.Read More →

The MITH Workshop: Off the Tracks–Laying New Lines for Digital Humanities Scholars produced a draft set of recommendations in the “Collaborators’ Bill of Rights” that anyone interested or working in the digital humanities should read. The final draft of this will be a critical element in supporting digital humanities scholars and fostering digital humanities as a field.Read More →

A THATCamp is being held in Orlando, Florida on February 19-20, 2011. See the website for more information: Registration is being accepted now through February 5, and this will certainly be an exciting event and well worth attending! Description from the website: Announcing THATCamp Florida!  The University of Central Florida will be hosting a regional THATCamp on the weekend of February 19-20, 2011 in sunny Orlando.  The gathering will involve about 75 people drawn broadly from the Humanities and will include Professors, Librarians, Graduate Students and interested parties (writers, musicians, etc.) who are engaged in sorting through the many and varied ways that ourRead More →

Matthew Kirschenbaum is one of the authors on this report and he’s also one of the authors on the Preserving Digital Worlds report and the author of the brilliant Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination (which rightfully won MLA and SHARP book awards, and many others). I’ve been eagerly awaiting this report, and now it’s out in time for holiday reading! News Release: Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Richard Ovenden, Gabriela Redwine with research assistance from Rachel Donahue PDF Download of Complete Report (1 MB file) >> While the purview of digital forensics was once specializedRead More →

Digital Humanities Specialist 100% Academic Professional Position University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Library Duties and Responsibilities:  The University of Illinois Library conducts a variety of activities in support of digital humanities scholarship, including creation, delivery, curation and preservation of a wide variety of types of digital assets and tools.  Reporting to the Technical Architect for Repositories and Scholarly Communication, the Digital Humanities Specialist will assist with the planning, implementation and ongoing production of these digital collections and scholarly initiatives, with particular emphasis on project design, digitization workflows, and content and delivery systems.  The successful candidate will work across a number of humanities and SpecialRead More →

The new FSU E-Science librarian visited UF recently. I mentioned this in conversation to a friend who hadn’t heard of E-Science. I explained it simply as the Science parallel to the Digital Humanities. In thinking this over later, it’s a very easy explanation for the Digital Humanities and is explained in various publications and presentations. However, I haven’t yet seen this explanation from a scientific venue. I’ll be discussing this with colleagues soon and these are my notes in thinking about the discussion. As ARL’s “E-Science and Data Support Services: A Study of ARL Member Institutions” defines E-Science as: those new methods that are large-scale,Read More →

Tanner Higgin has written an excellent essay on his ambivalence towards the digital humanities. His post is particularly interesting to me in light of my recent reading of Jaron Launier’s You Are Not a Gadget and Johanna Drucker’s SpecLab, both of which deal with the same problems of techno-romanticism/fetishism, albeit in different contexts. The digital humanities is still a relatively new field, with roots in humanities computing, texts and technology, and many other names. In 2008, NEH institutionalized what had been their digital initiatives into the “Office of Digital Humanities.” The Office of Digital Humanities offers a brief explanation of the digital humanities, highlighting theRead More →

The University of South Carolina College of Arts & Sciences seeks to appoint a specialist in Digital Humanities to support collaborative research and develop infrastructure for a proposed Center for Digital Humanities at South Carolina. Candidates should have a PhD in a humanities discipline, along with a strong background in computational research methodologies. Important skills for the position include an imaginative approach to collaborative research, efficient project management, strong grant-writing abilities, the ability to build coalitions and work cooperatively with a variety of partners, and the ability to communicate effectively with specialists in a variety of disciplines including Computer Science. Nine-month salary $50,000 with benefits;Read More →