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 (https://file-express.ufl.edu/) 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: https://jobs.wustl.edu/ 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: http://www.lib.fsu.edu/files/pdfs/employment/AD_Digital_Scholarship_and_Tech_Services.pdf 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 →

The story below is from the UF Information Technology Update (the UF-IT news blog): http://www.it.ufl.edu/news/education/survey-tool-available-for-campus-use/. This is great news for people working with surveys and for folks helping others who are working with surveys. Qualtrics, the online survey software, is now available free for all faculty, students, and staff. UF Information Technology (UFIT) purchased a campus-wide license to make Qualtrics, a premium service for creating and delivering online surveys, free for the UF community. Qualtrics has over 100 question types available in its survey library, including interactive questions that utilize rich media. These features allow survey participants to have a more meaningful, customized experience, thereby increasing the qualityRead More →

The UF Counseling and Wellness Center has adopted an training to assist folks working with students in better identifying and in referring students to support services on campus. There’s more about this on the UF Counseling and Wellness Center website, including a link to the training: http://www.counseling.ufl.edu/cwc/kognito-at-risk.aspx The training is really quite good. It’s informative, well designed, and well structured. It often seems, perhaps only to me, that lessons from game design aren’t well-utilized for these sorts of trainings, but this training does a really good job of implementing aspects that work without trying to gamify the experience in any way. It simply has a very goodRead More →

The job posting below is from: http://library.gsu.edu/Vacancy_Announ-Dig_Initiatives_Lib-_2012-FINAL.pdf Georgia State University Library seeks an enthusiastic, collegial, self-starter to serve as the manager of the Digital Archive @ Georgia State University, the University’s institutional repository, which highlights the research and scholarly productivity of members of the University community. The University Library administers the archive to collect, organize, disseminate, and preserve the digital scholarly output of Georgia State University faculty, students and staff. The repository is hosted on the Digital Commons platform and currently includes ETDs, conference materials and journals. The Digital Initiatives Librarian will be responsible for overseeing services related to the Library’s institutional repository, including but not limited to: Identifying and recruiting newRead More →

This is a great position working with wonderful colleagues at the University of South Florida (USF). The position posting below is from: http://selaonline.org/news/2012/usf2.htm Assistant Director for Digital Services, University of South Florida Libraries, Tampa, Florida Announcement: The University of South Florida Library, Tampa seeks nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Director for Digital Collections. This position will be responsible for the transformational change in digital collections leadership required to move the organization toward national and international prominence, especially, but not limited to, the areas of Florida Studies, Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Science Fiction, and Holocaust & Genocide Studies. The successful candidate will workRead More →

The information below is copied from the complete information on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s website. Position Title: Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities (Multiple positions)   Department/College/Unit: College of Arts & Sciences-0906 Requisition Number: 120608 Posting Open Date: 8-07-2012 Application Review Date:  9-25-2012 Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled Description of Work: Research and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Digital Humanities, and in the relevant home department, plus other normal faculty duties. Minimum Qualifications: Accomplished digital humanist able to contribute to an interdisciplinary initiative and home department. Candidates must provide evidence of successful teaching and an active research agenda. PhD required by August 2013. Preferred Qualifications: Preference will beRead More →

Reporting to the Director of the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) (http://cdrs.columbia.edu/), a division of the Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, the Research Data Manager will work closely with the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, staff within CDRS (particularly the Digital Repository Manager and the Head of the Scholarly Communication Program), data librarians and librarian subject specialists, and others within the Columbia University community on planning, outreach, and policy development to address the data life cycle needs of researchers at Columbia University and its affiliates. S/he will also work closely with the Libraries Digital Program Division staff and the Metadata Librarian on implementationRead More →

The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) shared a bunch of great news last week. I’m particularly excited about the “Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital Humanities” symposium to be held  April 10-12, 2013. The CFP shows that submissions will be accepted October 1- November 10, so there’s plenty of time to prepare a proposal and hopefully attend this event. The news updates include: NEH Planning Events on Constitution Day to Mark 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation  Emancipation Nation: Celebrating Freedom on Constitution Day to take place September 17. Additional information about the September 17th events is available on the NEH website. “Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital Humanities” SymposiumRead More →