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 →

Transitioning to a Digital World: Art History, Its Research Centers, and Digital Scholarship by Diane Zorich provides an excellent overview of digital art history in relation to overall art history research, and especially the excellence and expertise of art history research centers and how to best support digital art history within art history research centers. The report notes throughout that collaboration is key (especially with Digital Humanities Centers, and with libraries and others), and that leveraging existing digital library style systems with existing infrastructure also holds great promise. This publication is an excellent source for those working in art history, digital art history, humanities centers, digitalRead More →

Cameron Blevins has a very interesting posting about a way of “middle reading.” He’s collaboratively developed programming to support developing ImageGrid which is a grid overlay on historical documents (like newspapers) where the regions of interest can be identified to aid in creating context for the text from those sections. The program tries to tackle one of the fundamental problem facing many digital humanists who analyze text: the gap between manual “close reading” and computational “distant reading.” In my case, I was trying to study the geography within a large corpus of nineteenth-century Texas newspapers. First I wrote Python scripts to extract place-names from the papers and calculateRead More →

I received the message below in an email and am sharing as the text requests because having more information on humanities graduate programs would benefit all interested in both traditional and non-traditional career paths. Please share widely! Dear Colleague, Many thanks for contributing to the database of individuals on alternative academic career paths! As you know, the database is part of a suite a of activities related to graduate education reform that the the Scholarly Communication Institute is running this year with support from the Mellon Foundation: The two surveys described below are meant to help us move from anecdote to data in conversations about humanitiesRead More →

Exciting news from Penn State (copied below for ease, original here): The Humanities in a Digital Age at Penn State The Humanities in a Digital Age (HDA) initiative is a collaborative endeavor between the College of the Liberal Arts and the University Libraries at the Pennsylvania State University to enrich and promote rigorous cross-disciplinary humanities scholarship and research at a time when writing, reading, teaching, and research are being transformed by digital technologies. The HDA initiative will enhance the research and public profiles of humanities faculty in the College and the University Libraries, open new opportunities for high caliber graduate placements in the humanities, andRead More →

The text below is from the email list for “OCLC Research Library Partnership Weekly Updates: 6 July 2012.” OCLC Research to Host “Wikipedia and Libraries: What’s the Connection?” Webinar on 31 July at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET (UTC 18:00) All are welcome to attend this free webinar with OCLC Research Wikipedian in Residence Max Klein to learn what’s happened between Wikipedia and libraries in the past and what it means for the future. In addition, Max Klein will explain the connection between Wikipedia and libraries, discuss the variety of Wikipedia in Residence positions and the opportunities for libraries working with Wikipedia, as well asRead More →

The CFP for the second issue of Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology is for an issue on Feminist Game Studies. The Ada journal is hosted on the Fembot Collective site, with Fembot: …a scholarly collaboration promoting research on gender, media, and technology. We envision a new model for open access, multimodal publishing that will provide a prototype for collaborative research, publication, and pedagogy in the humanities and social sciences. The site is extremely rich with the Ada journal and many other resources, including a section for tenure and promotion policies, which currently links to two resources: University of Oregon Arts & Administration, Research and/or Creative WorkRead More →