These are very brief notes from a beautifully written book. The book feels like poetry, and I makes me long for walking familiar and new paths, to be fully present on the wandering and wondering in life, and in life outside. I hope for a day when I can know the world over days and weeks of walking paths, sleeping under the sky, and waking “powdered in pollen” (page 255). Robert Macfarlane. The Old Ways: a Journey on Foot. New York: Penguin Books, 2012. Page 16: “Scandinavian customary right of Allemansrätten (‘Everyman’s right’). This convention – born of a region that did not pass throughRead More →

The Libraries at UF are partnering with HathiTrust to host text mining workshops at UF in Library West in the Scott Nygren Scholars Studio (212) on October 1 and 2. Priority registration is for those from HathiTrust member institutions.  The registration links and more details are below. **Please note that you can only register as either a Librarian or a Researcher. October 1 will be a workshop for Librarians, while October 2 will be a workshop for Researchers. No experience with text mining is required, so if this is something you’re interested in exploring, please consider it! — Registration Links Librarian (train the trainer session;Read More →

Thanks to Anastasia Ulanowicz for writing “Remembering Don Ault.” Don taught and lived principles of solidarity, mutual aid, generous thinking, shine theory, and more. He believed in people, and taught so many of us by his action and his work, where we developed our ways of working generously and with compassion as our habits, our standard practices.  Ulanowicz beautifully pays tribute to Don, and to our communities and ways of being in “Remembering Don Ault”. Please read this because it is happy, joyous, true, and inspiring for our collective work and struggle. Thanks to you, Anja, for writing this!Read More →

See the full posting here, This is another member of our development team, which works heavily with my department, Digital Partnerships & Services, and other awesome folks in Digital Services, internationally with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), and many other partners at UF and beyond. The person in this position will work with great folks, on meaningful and important work to enable worldwide access to important materials, permanent digital preservation, and community and capacity building work in digital scholarship! The posting starts with: POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT POSITION: Digital Collections Front-End Web Programmer – Web Developer 2 REPORTS TO: Head, Digital Development SALARY: MinimumRead More →

This volume, tentatively titled Revealing Meaning: Feminist Methods in Digital Scholarship, will gather chapters in which digital methodologies can engage directly with intersectional feminist scholarship. The sheer volume of data available online (primary and secondary source material, social, political, environmental, personal, etc) offers the opportunity to investigate previously inaccessible or otherwise understudied research topics. As white, female, academic editors of this book, we recognize that the web is biased towards white, middle-to-upper class men (Wagner et al, 2015, Sengupta and Graham, 2017, Wellner and Rothman, 2019). Thus, we are interested in how digital research, broadly conceived, makes room for alternative methods and approaches and opens theRead More →

Academic Conference  Thursday – Friday, January 30 – 31 Theme: What is Afrofuturism? The transformative success of Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon calls our attention to the visionary scholarship and innovative practice at the heart of Zora Neale  Hurston’s legacy. Hurston’s ability to see beyond the limitations imposed by white supremacy has long marked her as a leading figure who championed the centrality of black knowledge and action. The power of the black imagination and Hurston’s legacy of documenting it make her a foundational figure and calls our attention to the long legacy of the black imaginary that shapes the Afrofuturism we celebrate today.  In theRead More →

The full job posting is here: The top information on the job posting is quickly copied below for ease. The person in this position will get to work on lots of cool projects and with awesome people (including me!). Cool projects including supporting the UF Digital Collections, Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), and Florida Digital Newspaper Library, and more – hundreds of thousands of items, millions of pages, historical children’s books, newspapers, current research – fall in love again and again with great works, and great work to share and make these materials openly and freely available for the world! The Libraries areRead More →

Presentation slides and streaming video will be posted to the event website: More about this awesome event: Thank you to our workshop co-sponsors:  George A. Smathers Libraries, University of FloridaA. Quinn Jones Museum & Cultural Center Alachua County African American History Task Force AFRO Publishing Without Walls UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network  ​The Digital Collaborations workshop is funded in part by:+ Strategic Opportunities Grant, George A. Smathers Libraries  + Public Humanities Grant, Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere with the support of the Rothman EndowmentRead More →

This is super exciting news, and thanks to Perry Collins for sharing with the UF DH Working Group! From the website: Reviews in Digital Humanities, edited by Jennifer Guiliano (IUPUI) and Roopika Risam (Salem State University), is the pilot of a peer-reviewed journal that facilitates scholarly evaluation of digital humanities work and its outputs. The goal of Reviews in Digital Humanities is to foster critical discourse about digital scholarship in a format useful to other scholars. The journal publishes project overviews written by project directors alongside peer reviews written by members of the digital humanities communities. Projects submitted for review are also listed in ourRead More →

Librarian, Founders Library St. George’s University invites applicants for a full-time position in the Founders Library beginning 9/2/2019. Click on this link to apply – browser cache if link not opening correctly) Job Description: The Principal areas of responsibility for this position include: Provide professional research and reference service to university’s library users. Participate in the development and delivery of information skills to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and to library workers. Contribute to outreach activities to promote the Library’s services and collections. The efficient and effective operation of the Technical Services section. The Sub-areas of responsibility:- Collection management and development of the printedRead More →