APPLY TO AN OBJECT LESSONS WORKSHOP Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities How can scholars and nonfiction authors write for broader audiences while maintaining intellectual rigor and developing their academic profiles? This NEH institute is designed for academics and writers who seek to write and publish for broad audiences, particularly about contemporary technology, everyday objects, and digital culture. The institute’s workshops—geared to scholars as well as nonfiction writers from across disciplines—aim to better equip participants to pitch their ideas and publish their writing in venues that exist fruitfully between both traditional academic and trade publishing routes. The workshops are hosted by Dr. IanRead More →

MANLIBNET 2017 International Conference on INNOVATION IN LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY,SERVICES AND RESOURCES -CURRENT TRENDS IN LIBRARIES GLOBALLY,SEPTEMBER 15-16, 2017. Organized Jointly By JAIPURIA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, NOIDA and MANAGEMENT LIBRARIES NETWORK BACKGROUND Automation and digitalization of libraries has a topic of past decade and both of these are considered as a must for any library today. What is currently trending and emphasized upon is innovative practices adopted by libraries globally those attract and bind the users to the library. Some libraries talk about more and more technology adoption; RFID technology, mobile-apps for providing user services; reaching to the patrons at their doorstep, opening library kiosks i.e.Read More →

This note is far too quick, and I have much to add on this absolutely fabulous and essential article! For now, posting even with minimal notes just to have this to be able to answer emails that need this reference! Citation: Alex Gil and Élika Ortega. “Global Outlooks in Digital Humanities: Multilingual Practices and Minimal Computing.” Doing Digital Humanities: Practice, Training, Research. Eds. Crompton, Constance, Richard J. Lane, and Raymond G. Siemens. New York: Routledge, 2016: 22-34. Page 28: MINIMAL COMPUTING Minimal computing as a conceptual provocation has been around GO::DH since the formative days of INKE’s Birds-of-a-Feather gathering in Havana (“Havana Gathering”). As aRead More →

I’ve been traveling a lot this past year with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC). I’ve been meeting with folks to learn and share about digital scholarship. Most often, the response is, “what is digital scholarship?” Yes. Digital scholarship is a term that doesn’t really work, and that won’t persist. The term is a marker of a particular time, and it will fade to be simply scholarship. The addition of “digital” is really a shorthand for “scholarship in and for the digital age, scholarship in these times.” The next question, which makes perfect sense comes: Why we can’t simply say scholarship? We could. However,Read More →

The Libraries are a great place to work, and the Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) is amazing! I get to work with these great folks on the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and so much more, and so I want another great person on the team! Also, please note that the requirement is the MLIS or equivalent; many of our librarians, including me, have PhDs and not MLIS degrees. The full posting is available from the Libraries’ HR site, and copied below for ease. POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT POSITION: Head Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) RANK: Associate University Librarian or University Librarian REPORTSRead More →

The Report of the Commission on the Humanities, which led to the creation of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is always a great read.  I find different parts more relevant at different times. I’m again re-reading it, and today these quotes stand out: Page 1: “One cannot speak of history or culture apart from the humanities. They not only record our lives; our lives are the very substance they are made of. Their subject is every man. We propose, therefore, a program for all our people, a program to meet a need no less serious than that for national defense. We speak, in truth,Read More →

The University of Florida has announced a Visiting Research Fellowship that covers honorarium, transportation, and lodging (not exceeding $5,000). The subject fields are Atlantic History / Studies, Colonial America, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies. Preference will be given to advanced graduate students and recent PhDs. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2017.  See info below: Jews in the Americas: A Visiting Research Fellowship at the University of Florida The Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish History and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida are pleased to inviteRead More →

Over the past year, I’ve been meeting with folks in Caribbean Studies, and Caribbean libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage and information institutions. The goal of the meetings is to learn what folks are doing in regards to digital scholarship (also digital humanities, data science, and research/teaching/service as enabled by opportunities in the digital age), what folks want to do, and how to connect and share work for the community, as part of how to grow the community for Caribbean Studies and Caribbean collections. I’m working on a report from this to the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC, www.dLOC.com). Several key phrases came upRead More →

Thanks to the always amazing Dr. Julian Chambliss for sharing this call! Deadline: June 10, 2017 Midnight EST / November 10-12, 2017 on Orange Ave., Orlando, FL OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS, PERFORMERS, AND CREATIVES Art in Odd Places Orlando 2017/NOISE invites proposals for its annual public art and performance festival, taking place from November 10-12, 2017 , along Orange Avenue, from Wall Street to South Street. We welcome disciplinary diversity: visual/ installation, performance, time-based media, virtual/gaming work, online-IRL hybrids, and others. We encourage projects that explore this location’s history, and that actively engage the public realm. This year’s theme is NOISE. AiOP Orlando will selectRead More →

Thanks to the ACURIL Blog for sharing on this! The full news from the ACURIL Blog is copied below for ease, and the Caribbean Library Journal is online and open access, so all should read! CARIBBEAN LIBRARY JOURNAL: A Publication of the UWI University Libraries From the Editorial For Sir Derek Walcott. Thank you for the inspiration! When I first started this editorial, Derek Walcott was alive and I was working with the theme Small is Beautiful, Small is Powerful particularly as this issue has a strong connection to St. Lucia. Walcott’s passing is a loss to all of the Caribbean and I want to take a paragraph or twoRead More →