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 →

Librarian for Digital Humanities Research Humanities Collections and Research Education Yale University Library Yale University New Haven, CT Rank: Librarian I-III Schedule:  Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00) Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music. The University and the Library The Yale University Library, as one of the world’s leading research libraries, collects, organizes,Read More →

Please join us this Thursday evening for: 5 April, 7:30 pm, Smathers 1A, University of Florida Gregory Crane (Tufts University; Editor in Chief, Perseus Project) To Advance the Common Understanding: Reinventing the Humanities in a Digital Age The rise of vast digitized collections and increasingly sophisticated analytical methods has begun to transform both the depth and potential scale of humanities research. New media are, however, far more important because they have the potential to change the “who” and not simply the “what” of humanities discourse. We have an opportunity to redefine the relationship between what happens in the academy and society as a whole, butRead More →

I’m excited that tomorrow I’ll be participating in the Day of Digital Humanities (DH). The Day of DH is: A Day of the Life of the Digital Humanities, an event where digital humanists from around the world document what they do. This year the event will be held March 27th, 2012. (Peter Organisciak) My Day of DH blog is here and I’ll be cross-posting links from this blog as well. The Day of DH has been going on for several years, but tomorrow will be my first time participating. This is partly because I was overwhelmed from an interim administrative position for the past three years andRead More →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2012 CONTACT: Cheryle Cole-Bennett – – (919) 912-9486 ASERL Receives “Documents to the People” Award ProQuest / GODORT / ALA Recognizes Innovation in Managing Federal Documents The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) was recently awarded the 2012 “Documents to the People” Award, presented by ProQuest, the American Library Association (ALA), and ALA’s Government Documents Round Table (GODORT). This award is presented each year to an individual or organization that has most effectively encouraged the use of government documents in support of library service. ASERL’s Collaborative Federal Depository Program (CFDP) was selected for this award in recognition of its “achievable and sustainable plan for theRead More →