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) (, 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 →

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries are hiring an “IT Expert – Developer/Programmer” for an NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) grant-funded position (full job posting). This is an excellent position where the person will get to work with, expand, and enhance the  SobekCM system and tools that support the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and the  UF Digital Collections specifically in regards to the Unearthing St. Augustine grant project (see the press release and the full grant proposal) over almost the next two years. This position will work with a great colleagues within UF and with many external partners for the project.  This is an excellentRead More →

The news release below is by Barbara Hood for the Smathers Libraries. This is the official announcement, and the text of the news release is also below. NewspaperCat selected for top 20 best reference web sites The  George A. Smathers Libraries Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers (NewspaperCat) web site ( has been selected as one of the MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference (MARS)  best free reference web sites of 2012. MARS is a section of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association. The list is voted on by member librarians from around the United States. The complete list can be seen at ( NewspaperCat isRead More →

Yesterday, the Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC), which is the key group for Ask a Librarian in Florida along with a whole lot of other fabulous work, hosted a webinar on the Florida Digital Newspaper Library. I was lucky enough to be one of the presenters, with Pat Reakes as my co-presenter, and Lois Widmer and Colleen Seale as the non-speaking presenters, being part of all planning and development, where we simply only elected to have two people speak so that we could have a conversational, but not confusing mix of voices. The webinar materials  and webinar recording are all linked with more information fromRead More →

 From the ASERL ITDIIG email list: Position Announcement: E-Science Librarian Clemson University Library seeks an innovative and motivated professional to work with a team of vibrant library faculty to envision and implement the library’s E-Science initiatives and serve as faculty liaison for the new institutional repository. Reporting to the head of the Reference Unit, the E-Science librarian will provide research assistance, instruction, collection management, and outreach services for students, faculty, and staff in the physical and biological sciences.  This is a 12-month tenure-track position with faculty rank and status. Responsibilities Plans and implements the library’s role in E-Science. Provides needs assessment, outreach, and training for theRead More →

From code4lib jobs: Reporting to the University Archivist and Head, Archives and Special Collections Division, the Digital Preservation and Electronic Records Archivist will be responsible for the management, acquisition, appraisal, description, and preservation of born-digital records with historical, evidential, research, or administrative value to the university. Will collaborate with faculty and staff to collect, manage, preserve, and provide access to born digital and digitally reformatted collections. Will participate in the active management and preservation of a wide array of types of digital collections, including but not limited to university electronic records and websites, born digital manuscripts and personal papers, faculty research datasets and scholarly publications. Qualifications Required: Master’s in Library Science or MIS fromRead More →

The call below came through multiple email lists and looks like a great opportunity. Databib Databib,, is a tool for helping people to identify and locate online repositories of research data. Over 200 data repositories have been cataloged in Databib, with more being added every week. Users and bibliographers create and curate records that describe data repositories that users can browse and search. What repositories are appropriate for a researcher to submit his or her data to? How do users find appropriate data repositories and discover datasets to meet their needs? How can librarians help patrons locate and integrate data into their research orRead More →

The July 2012 issue of College & Research Libraries includes “A Study of Faculty Data Curation Behaviors and Attitudes at a Teaching-Centered University” by Jeanine Marie Scaramozzino, Marisa L. Ramírez, and Karen J. McGaughey. The article focuses on the current status, needs, and concerns of science faculty, but the methodology in terms of the concerns addressed and the results are applicable for all fields to varying degrees. It’s a very useful article for any concerned with their own data management and those concerned with supporting institutional and disciplinary concerns in regards to data management.Read More →