The announcement below is from the TEI email list and looks to be an excellent opportunity for musicology. The University of Virginia Library, the University of Paderborn, and the Music Encoding Initiative Council are pleased to offer an opportunity to learn about the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI), an increasingly important tool for digital humanities music research, in conjunction with the joint meeting of the American Musicological Society, the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Society for Music Theory in New Orleans, scheduled for 1-4 November. “Introduction to MEI,” an intensive, hands-on workshop, will be offered Wednesday, 31 October from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Experts from the Music Encoding Initiative CouncilRead More →

The news story below is from the UF George A. Smathers Libraries news blog and the Center for Latin American Studies on one of the new grants received for a digitization and digital humanities (digital scholarship) project to create an online Archive of Haitian Religion and Culture. University of Florida’s Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the George A. Smathers Libraries Receive $240,804 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Award: Online resource will create an Archive of Haitian Religion and Culture University of Florida and Duke University researchers and librarians have spearheaded a collaborative partnership project which has been awarded $240,804 from the National Endowment for the HumanitiesRead More →

The news story below is from the UF George A. Smathers Libraries news blog on one of the new grants received for a digitization and digital humanities (digital scholarship) project. The Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the George A. Smathers Libraries, in partnership with the Jewish Museum of Florida and three Florida county public libraries’ systems, (Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Palm Beach County), will broaden access to the Florida Digital Newspaper Library (FDNL) through an award of $21,753 from the State Archives of Florida. The FDNL is a key resource for research, comprising 730 Florida newspaper titles and over one millionRead More →

The announcement below is from the Digital Library Federation email list and is on their website: Position Announcement To apply, please visit: Digital Scholarship Initiatives Coordinator, Digital Scholarship & Preservation Services – 18333 The Cornell University Library is seeking a Digital Scholarship Initiatives Coordinator. Reporting to the AUL for Digital Scholarship & Preservation Services (DSPS), the Digital Scholarship Initiatives Coordinator will provide leadership in conceptualizing and implementing new digital scholarship and preservation initiatives with a focus on needs assessment, requirements analysis, and business planning. One of the key responsibilities will be facilitating the implementation of CUL’s scholarly communication outreach program by partnering with subject liaisonsRead More →

The information below was sent to the UF Digital Humanities email list yesterday. Please subscribe to the UF Digital Humanities email list for updates on upcoming meetings and other events: (join the  list and list archives). The schedule and description of Fall 2012 meetings of the UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) is below. With feedback from the group, we have designed the meetings to be more of a faculty reading group and project study, in order to expand our knowledge of opportunities to work with and create scholarly archives and editions in the digital age. We will meet 12-1:30pm, in Pugh Hall 210, on the following Wednesdays: Sept.Read More →

We’re almost through the first week of fall classes at the University of Florida. It’s always nice to see so many people return from summer travels and to see so many new students come to UF for the first time (or the first time for classes, having only been here in the past for Preview tours and for games). In fall, it’s fairly common for students to be looking around and seeming lost.  At 34, I’m clearly an adult on campus where the average age seems to be a permanent 18-22, and so I try to be prepared for questions (often these questions begin withRead More →

The CFP and more information on Open Access Week 2012 will be online soon: In the meantime, there’s a great deal of information on Open Access at UF: including information on the UF Open Access Publishing Fund. The full CFP is below. Do You Have Experience with Open Access Publishing? Share it During OA Week 2012 – Call for Posters Share your open access experiences with your colleagues during the UF 2012 Open Access Week celebration: Oct. 23rd, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Health Science Center Library Oct. 24th, from 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Library West We invite members of the UF community to submit proposals forRead More →

UF implemented a new service called File-Express: File Sharing Service this summer. Because it was implemented in the summer, some folks may have missed it. It’s a fabulous service for everyone on campus, and for folks off-campus and outside of UF who are collaborating with people at UF. The main page for the File-Express service ( explains: File-Express: File Sharing Service has been implemented to meet the continually growing demands of the UF community.  This service allows any individuals with UF Gatorlink accounts to exchange files that may be too large, or otherwise blocked by, traditional e-mail methods. Using a secure server and the Gatorlink AuthenticationRead More →

The job posting below is from: Essential Functions The Digital Publishing and Preservation Librarian is responsible for the management of archival and access digital assets for the campus-wide digital repository based in the Washington University Libraries. The successful candidate will bring both a broad knowledge of relevant metadata standards, digital repository and publishing platforms and programming to build on the technical and intellectual infrastructure in place in the Washington University Libraries. Primary content for the access repository represents targeted services to our users and stakeholders that meet demonstrated needs: electronic theses and dissertations, undergraduate honors theses, open-access scholarly contributions from Washington University faculty, and scientificRead More →

The job posting below is for FSU (Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL), from: Florida State University Libraries Associate Dean for Digital Scholarship and Technology Services (rank to be based on qualifications) The FSU Libraries seek an innovative, experienced information professional to work with a variety of constituencies at a major research university to (1) provide high-quality digital information services, (2) develop a robust institutional repository and other tools that support digital scholarship, (3) encourage innovation in digital scholarship, (4) provide leadership on scholarly communication issues through broad-based solutions that work in a diverse, fast-paced academic environment. Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries and serving on the SeniorRead More →