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: 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: 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: 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) 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: More →

From the email announcement: The University of Colorado at Boulder is seeking applicants for a two-year research fellowship in digital curation. Full position description and application instructions are available here: From the job posting: We are seeking to hire a Sr. Professional Research Assistant (research fellow) with a degree in Library and/or Information Science, or an arts, humanities or social science discipline in which the candidate has acquired significant research and practical expertise in the area of digital curation. The ideal candidate should provide evidence of past practical experience in digital curation and possess a clear research and/or creative work agenda in which digital curationRead More →

Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age: E/Merging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices 12 December 2012.  Hotel Parque Central, Havana, Cuba. Proposals due 15 May 2012. Digital technology is fundamentally altering the way we relate to writing, reading, and the human record itself. The pace of that change has created a gap between core social/cultural practices that depend on stable reading and writing environments and the new kinds of digital artefacts – electronic books being just one type of many – that must sustain those practices now and into the future. This one-day gathering explores research foundations pertinent to understanding new practicesRead More →

From News from MLA: In conjunction with the publication of The Comedy of Errors, the MLA Committee on the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare is sponsoring a digital challenge to find the most creative uses of the XML files and schema for the volume. The MLA has released the data under a Creative Commons license and encourages scholars to submit innovative new means of displaying, representing, and exploring this data. The winner will receive $500 and will be recognized at the 2013 MLA convention in Boston. URLs for all entries must be sent by e-mail to and must be received no later than Friday, 31 August 2012, at 11:59Read More →