Please join us this Thursday evening for: 5 April, 7:30 pm, Smathers 1A, University of Florida Gregory Crane (Tufts University; Editor in Chief, Perseus Project) To Advance the Common Understanding: Reinventing the Humanities in a Digital Age The rise of vast digitized collections and increasingly sophisticated analytical methods has begun to transform both the depth and potential scale of humanities research. New media are, however, far more important because they have the potential to change the “who” and not simply the “what” of humanities discourse. We have an opportunity to redefine the relationship between what happens in the academy and society as a whole, butRead More →

I’m excited that tomorrow I’ll be participating in the Day of Digital Humanities (DH). The Day of DH is: A Day of the Life of the Digital Humanities, an event where digital humanists from around the world document what they do. This year the event will be held March 27th, 2012. (Peter Organisciak) My Day of DH blog is here and I’ll be cross-posting links from this blog as well. The Day of DH has been going on for several years, but tomorrow will be my first time participating. This is partly because I was overwhelmed from an interim administrative position for the past three years andRead More →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2012 CONTACT: Cheryle Cole-Bennett – ccole-bennett@aserl.org – (919) 912-9486 ASERL Receives “Documents to the People” Award ProQuest / GODORT / ALA Recognizes Innovation in Managing Federal Documents The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) was recently awarded the 2012 “Documents to the People” Award, presented by ProQuest, the American Library Association (ALA), and ALA’s Government Documents Round Table (GODORT). This award is presented each year to an individual or organization that has most effectively encouraged the use of government documents in support of library service. ASERL’s Collaborative Federal Depository Program (CFDP) was selected for this award in recognition of its “achievable and sustainable plan for theRead More →

Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Humanities and History Libraries Columbia University Libraries/Information Services The Columbia University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position of Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Humanities and History Libraries division. The Digital Scholarship Coordinator will provide leadership in incorporating technologies and new research methodologies into the scholarly activities of the humanities community at Columbia University. The Digital Scholarship Coordinator will work with colleagues from across the University to develop outreach strategies and partnerships with faculty and students supporting digital research projects in the humanities. The Digital Scholarship Coordinator will engage technologies emerging as critical to research and teaching in the humanities to meet theRead More →

Sheila A. Brennan,the Associate Director of Public Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) and Research Assistant Professor at George Mason University, has written an excellent post regarding her experiences with the RRCHNM and digital humanities for International Women’s Day. Sheila’s narrative resonates strongly with me when she states: “My perspective may seem too positive, but I am not blind” (blog). I began self-identifying as a digital humanist after reading Johanna Drucker’s SpecLab: DIGITAL AESTHETICS AND PROJECTS IN SPECULATIVE COMPUTING and other works as well as having experiences where I came to understand  the digital humanities as the humanities in and for a digitalRead More →

The following two blog posts are from Digital Humanities Now announcing the new Journal of Digital Humanities and inviting the community to participate in open peer review for selected pieces. HELP PEER REVIEW FOR THE JOURNAL OF DIGITAL HUMANITIES Digital Humanities Now is pleased to announce the Journal of Digital Humanities (ISSN 2165-6673), forthcoming in March 2012. Select pieces are available for open peer review from February 14-29. We invite and encourage you to read, view, and listen to these posts and provide your comments and critiques for the authors. INTRODUCING THE JOURNAL OF DIGITAL HUMANITIES Digital Humanities Now is pleased to announce the Journal of Digital Humanities (ISSN 2165-6673), forthcomingRead More →

The announcement below is from an email list announcing a new journal, the Journal of eScience. We are pleased to announce the publication of the inaugural issue of the Journal of eScience Librarianship (http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/jeslib/), a new online journal published by the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  The Journal of eScience Librarianship is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that advances the theory and practice of librarianship with a special focus on services related to data-driven research in the physical, biological, and medical sciences.  The inaugural issue includes the Proceedings of the Third Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium heldRead More →

This is reposted from the full job advertisement: http://library.gsu.edu/JobAds/Vacancy-Announ-Dept-Head-Dig-Lib-2012.pdf. DEPARTMENT HEAD, DIGITAL LIBRARY SERVICES Position and Responsibilities: Georgia State University Library seeks an enthusiastic, collegial, service-oriented and dynamic head of Digital Library Services who will provide leadership and management for web services, network and desktop systems, and digital initiatives. The Digital Library Services Department Head, reporting to the Associate Dean, Digital Library Services and Special Collections, leads a department consisting of two library faculty and five staff members, and serves on the library administrative team that provides overall direction for the library in fulfilling the research, teaching, and service mission of the University. The department headRead More →