THATCamp Gainesville 21 April, 9am-4pm Harn Museum of Art The UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere and Smathers Libraries invites you to THATCamp Gainesville, on 21 April from 9am-4pm in the Harn Museum of Art. THATCamp, The Humanities and Technology Camp, is an unconference which fosters informal and productive conversations about Digital Humanities projects, topics, and skills. Since this is an unconference, participants propose sessions directly on the website, where other participants can read and comment on them. The final schedule will be collaboratively created by the participants on the morning of 21 April. People are free to drop in and outRead More →

Excited to share the press release below! Also, please see more information on the blog Maps in the Crowd, http://blogs.library.leiden.edu/mapsinthecrowd/ and the Leiden University Libraries’ website, https://www.library.universiteitleiden.nl/news/2017/03/the-crowd-helps-unlocking-historical-maps-of-the-caribbean Persbericht Leiden,  March 20th 2017 The crowd helps unlocking historical maps of the Caribbean Leiden University Libraries (UBL) has started the project Maps in the Crowd. Nearly 1,100 digitized maps of the Caribbean will be unlocked with help from visitors, students and others who are interested. The project started on the 2oth of March and will continue until May 2017. With participation of the public we hope to improve the accessibility of digital map data for teaching and research.Read More →

I just got this and am so excited to share! I don’t have details yet; I’m in amazing Curaçao meeting with folks on Caribbean Studies, Caribbean Collections, Digital Humanities, and digital scholarship. Please submit proposals–I’m thrilled that UF is providing support for people to visit and research with the collections! Department of Special and Area Studies Collections George A. Smathers Libraries University of Florida Call for Travel to Collections Proposals http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec AN INVITATION TO TRAVEL TO OUR REPOSITORY: Travel grants of up to $2000 will be awarded to undertake research activities in Special and Area Studies Collections. http://library.ufl.edu/spec/ Proposals are due Friday, April 28, 2017. SubmissionsRead More →

See the full posting here. And, Hélène Huet has blogged the job posting, too, and is another fantastic colleague here at UF! The job posting is also copied below for ease. POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT POSITION: Instruction and Outreach Librarian RANK: Assistant or Associate University Librarian REPORTS TO: Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West) SALARY: Minimum salary $50,283 at the Assistant University Librarian rank Minimum salary $58,179 at the Associate University Librarian rank Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials REQUISITION #: 501741 DEADLINE DATE: May 1, 2017 – applications will be reviewed beginning April 5, 2017 Please note that this postingRead More →

Thanks to the Digital Library Federation for this important statement, with links and guidance for acting in support of research, learning, social justice, and the public good. The full statement is here: https://www.diglib.org/archives/13694/ and it is copied below for ease. Statement on US Administration Budget Proposal by DLF Leadership MARCH 16,2017 in DIRECTOR’S DESK Last night, the Trump administration released its new budget blueprint, an advisory document that proposes increases in spending to military programs and national security, coupled with major decreases to—or the complete elimination of—many programs supporting scientific data and research, human health, and environmental safety; social uplift, education, and protection for the poor; international diplomacy, cooperation, and aid;Read More →

Global Digital Humanities Symposium March 16-17, 2017 Union Building, Lake Huron Room Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan http://msuglobaldh.org/ The event will be livestreamed at go.cal.msu.edu/globaldh. Follow along on social media at #msuglobaldh Digital Humanities at Michigan State University is proud to continue its symposium series on Global DH into its second year. We are delighted to feature speakers from outside of the area as well as expertise and work from faculty at Michigan State University in this two day symposium. Schedule Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:00-12:30 – Opening Remarks 12:30-2:30 – Lightning Talk Session 2:45-3:45 – Cultural Memory, Identities, and Social Justice Shifting Representations of Zulu Identities, fromRead More →

“Media Archaeology, from Interface to Undersea Cable” by Dr. Lori Emerson, Director of Media Archaeology Lab and Associate Professor of English and Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance, University of Colorado at Boulder March 30, 11:30am-1pm, UF Informatics Institute Lori Emerson will discuss the past, present and philosophy of the Media Archaeology Lab as well as the connections between the lab, the field of media archaeology, and her earlier work on interfaces along with her present work on pre-Internet artist networks. Lori Emerson is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Intermedia Arts, Writing, and Performance Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is also Founding Director of the MediaRead More →

Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference Call for Proposals 2017; CFP: Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference (#BUDSC17), Oct. 6-8 Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its fourth annual digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC17). The theme of the conference is “Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Evolution of Digital Scholarship.” What can different disciplines learn from each other when it comes to adopting or using digital tools? What is the role of innovation in digital scholarship?  Who is being innovative? How is digital scholarship rewarded in, or beyond, academia? How can we foster communication across intellectual disciplines and administrative units? How is digital scholarshipRead More →

Please see the full posting here: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/137680 Please note that the position requires a Master’s in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree. This was the requirement listed when I applied for and got a job as a librarian at UF–I have a PhD in English, and do not have a library degree. UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY LIBRARIES DIGITAL HUMANITIES LIBRARIAN The University of Kentucky Libraries seeks a creative, collaborative, and experienced library professional with an ability to provide innovative services through the position of Digital Humanities Librarian. The successful candidate will serve as an academic liaison and support current and emerging methods of research and scholarlyRead More →

I had a great conversation today with one of the folks from a2ru, the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, discussing different work that UF has done for evaluating, validating, and promoting interdisciplinary and collaborative work, including providing support for the full ecosystem that surrounds scholarly work, scholars, and intellectual labor. As a note, for the best and a super fast discussion of what it means to be an intellectual, see the speech by Dr. Ibram Kendi. As one of the largest, most comprehensive and most complex institutions in the US, and as a public, land grant institution UF’s mission is on engaged work:Read More →