See the bottom of this post for links to the online stream and chat sessions. The first annual Digital Humanities Day is a joint event in partnership with Spring Interface 2012. The joint event is themed “Open Resources, Open Possibilities.” For ten years, MIT has made all of its educational content available for anyone wanting to use it. During the same time period, Stanford has championed Creative Commons, which has defined and made available a form of open intellectual property attribution. Many other institutions and organizations are moving in the direction of open content and resources, including scholarly disciplines and societies, federal granting agencies, and library archives.Read More →

Citation: Latour, Bruno and Adam Lowe. “The Migration of the Aura, or How to Explore the Original through Its Facsimiles.” Switching Codes: Thinking Through Digital Technology in the Humanities and the Arts. Eds: Thomas Bartscherer, Roderick Coover. Chicago: Chicago UP, 2011: 275-298. Latour and Lowe’s article is brilliant and needed. It speaks directly to “The Problem of the Yellow Milkmaid” wherein the lack of high quality copies online negatively impacts cultural heritage institutions and their work in trying to preserve and provide access while providing many, easy to access high quality files supports the work and mission of cultural heritage institutions.  “The Problem of the Yellow Milkmaid” takes its title from theRead More →

UFIT’s second Research Computing Day is focused on data management. The UF Research Computing Day will be in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom (Salons A & E). Research Computing Day will be an opportunity to: Learn about data management concepts and best practices Talk to the UF Research Computing staff Advocate for new services needed at UF to create a better research environment See the full schedule on the Research Computing Day website: http://www.it.ufl.edu/community/events/rcday/Read More →

The University of Florida Libraries’ Digital Services and Shared Collections department in partnership with the Manuscripts and Archives Section of the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections are proud to announce the online launch of the Kai Lai Chung Papers. The Kai Lai Chung Papers consists of correspondence, both incoming and outgoing, and notebooks for Chung’s lectures, research and publications. The collection reflects Chung’s contribution to the study of mathematics and also his interest in the historical contributions of others, in particular Pao Lu Hsu and French mathematician Wolfgang (Vincent) Doeblin. In later years, Chung made annotations and comments to his files. These areRead More →

As Nathan Crabbe in The Gainesville Sun newspaper has noted, the University of Florida Athletic Association does not detract from UF. Unfortunately, not everyone knows this, as the misinformed article that Crabbe is responding to shows. The UF Athletic Association is an amazing group that directly supports the core teaching, research and scholarship, and service mission of the University of Florida. The UF Athletic Association directly supports UF financially. As noted in an article by Crabbe from June 2011, the UF Athletic Association contributed $6 million to UF. In fact, the UF Athletic Association has donated over $61 million to UF since 1990 (page 27 shows $55,118,563 contributed fromRead More →

As CRL officially announced on Thursday (I’m quite behind on things with the planning for Interface + Digital Humanities Day), congratulations to Dan Reboussin for winning the CRL Primary Source Award for Access! Dan Reboussin is the Head of the African Studies Collections at the University of Florida and won the award for access for “developing access to the Jean-Marie Derscheid Collection, a rich set of manuscripts documenting pre-colonial and colonial events in Burundi, Eastern Congo, and Rwanda.” Dan developed access by Arranging for the digitization of the full Derscheid collection of materials Creating an excellent finding guide and then arranging for the guide to be digitizedRead More →

The third dLOC newsletter is now online! In this edition you can learn about the latest dLOC milestones, new collaborations for outreach, content and sustainability, the latest dLOC partner training and summaries of content available in dLOC. English: http://www.dloc.com/UF00102954/00007 El tercer boletín de dLOC ya está en línea! En esta edición se puede aprender acerca de los últimos logros de dLOC, nuevas colaboraciones para la difusión, el contenido y la sostenibilidad, las últimas capacitaciones para nuestros socios y información sobre algunos contenidos disponibles actualmente en dLOC. Spanish: http://www.dloc.com/UF00102954/00008 Le bulletin dLOC est maintenant en ligne! Dans cette édition, vous pouvez en apprendre davantage sur lesRead More →

Announcement: CLIR is now accepting applications for six two-year postdoctoral fellowships in social science and science data curation to begin this summer. Review of applications begins May 1; applications will be accepted through June 30, 2012. The new fellows will be placed at Indiana University, Lehigh University, McMaster University, Purdue University,  UCLA, and the University of Michigan. The positions should appeal to recent PhDs in a variety of STEM and social science disciplines, including Computer Science, Information Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Physical and Life Sciences, Geoinformatics, and Economics. For details of each position and application instructions, visit: http://www.clir.org/fellowships/datacuration Inquiries about the fellowships or the fellowship program may be sent to Christa Williford,Read More →

The University of Florida is always doing important and innovative work. Next week is particularly exciting for me with three events that all directly relate to UF research computing and scholarly cyberinfrastructure, which includes being directly related to the UF Digital Collections (UFDC) and the Digital Humanities. Research Computing Day Wednesday, 25 April, 9am-3:30pm Reitz Union Grand Ballroom (Salons A & E) http://www.it.ufl.edu/community/events/rcday/ UFIT’s second Research Computing Day is focused on data management. Research Computing Day will be an opportunity to: Learn about data management concepts and best practices Talk to the UF Research Computing staff Advocate for new services needed at UF to create a betterRead More →

Registration is now open for THATCamp Caribe (an unconference for The Humanities And Technology) at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez on November 12-14, 2012, in connection with the American Studies Association Conference which will be in San Juan November 15-18, 2012. THATCamp Caribe will definitely be an excellent and highly productive meeting. Register here: http://caribbean2012.thatcamp.org/register/Read More →