The most recent CLIR Issues newsletter has a story on “Mapping a New Partnership” where the Stanford University Libraries are partnering with private map collection holders to digitize the maps for wide access and digital preservation. They’re calling this process digital philanthropy: “Digital philanthropy” is a term being used at the Stanford University Libraries (SUL) to describe an emerging partnership between the Libraries and collectors willing to donate access to their unique and interesting map collections so that they can be scanned for broader viewing.* The note clarifies: * The term “digital philanthropy” is evolving. Here it describes an arrangement between a group of donorsRead More →

Full job announcement: RESPONSIBILITIES: The Rutgers University Libraries seek an experienced, innovative, and service-oriented librarian to fill the new position of Digital Humanities Librarian in the John Cotton Dana Library on the Newark Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Reporting to the Assistant Chancellor and Director of the John Cotton Dana Library and under the direction of the Head of Public Services for the Dana Library, the Digital Humanities Librarian will provide support to faculty and students through the integration of digital resources, methodologies, technologies, and analytical tools with traditional resources and approaches to research and instruction in the humanities. The positionRead More →

News: JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance and Ithaka S+R release final report on their Case Studies in Sustainability, revealing how different business models fared during the economic downturn 6 October New York, NY and London, UK–Ithaka S+R, with funding from the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance, released today “Revenue, Recession, Reliance: Revisiting the SCA/Ithaka S+R Case Studies in Sustainability,” a report that reviews the impact of tumultuous times on the business models of 12 digital projects first profiled by S+R in 2009. Some of the projects profiled include the UK’s National Archives’ Licensed Internet Associates programme, which has shown major revenue growth in recent years despite budget cutsRead More →

Due to enthusiastic response to our 2011 HASTAC Conference CFP, and due to conflicts with summer travels and holidays, HASTAC has decided to reschedule the deadline to September 15, 2011. The University of Michigan will be hosting the 2011 annual HASTAC Conference face-to-face on its Ann Arbor campus December 2 and 3. We invite proposals for presentations on the general theme of Digital Scholarly Communication. Deadline for submission is September 15, 2011. Proposals can be submitted here: They seek topics which may range over but need not be restricted to, the role of digital technologies in: Reformulating scholarly projects and products. (This might includeRead More →

The Digital Library of the Caribbean’s diverse partners serve an international community of scholars, students, and citizens by working together to preserve and to provide enhanced electronic access to cultural, historical, legal, governmental, and research materials in a common web space with a multilingual interface. Please read our latest newsletter to learn about new partners, new content and new technologies available in dLOC. English Français Español If it has been a while since you’ve been to, we encourage you to browse our more than 1.5 million pages of content. Enjoy reading more about dLOC in the newsletter and please contact us with any questionsRead More →

News from DLF: DLF has awarded $50,000 to fund research on business cases for new service development in research libraries. The project will develop guidance for academic libraries seeking to support innovative services such as publishing and data management activities on their campuses. Librarians from four universities and OCLC will investigate business-planning literature and study established publishing and data curation services. The project will result in a series of publications, to be published between fall 2011 and August 2012, that will suggest a model for the business planning of new ventures and services. The model will help libraries determine whether a new service is feasibleRead More →

At the end of April, arXiv posted an update on their sustainability initiative. This and all arXiv sustainability work should be mandatory reading for all who are working on large, collaborative digital initiatives. Recent updates include the 2011 projected budget and the full support documentation are also available.Read More →

E-SCIENCE LIBRARIAN The Brown University Library invites applications for the newly-established position of E-Science Librarian. As the Library’s primary liaison for scientific data management, the E-Science Librarian plays a central role in developing library services and guidelines to support scientific research. Together with other Scholarly Resources Librarians, the Center for Digital Scholarship and relevant library and campus partners, the E-Science Librarian will work to increase the Library’s ability to collect and provide access to scientific data, and will act as a resource for students and faculty grappling with issues of data curation, digital methods for scientific research, and emerging digital resources. The E-Science Librarian willRead More →

?The first version of the Archives Portal Europe is now online: Archives Portal Europe allows users to search across the: the holdings of 47 institutions 7.794.952 descriptive units 725.406 digital archival objects The site is still in beta, but it already looks great and more great things are sure to come based on the site’s excellent documentation.Read More →

The Council on Library and Information Resources’ Digital Library Federation program and centerNet are delighted to announce today their formal alliance. Established in 1995, the Digital Library Federation is a community of library practitioners engaged and committed to building and sustaining digital libraries through collaborative effort and establishing best practices. The DLF community includes project managers, code developers, and digital curators. The affiliation will focus on areas where digital libraries and digital humanities converge and need further exploration and understanding of each community’s roles and responsibilities. Areas of likely collaboration include the following: Data Curation–examining options for the preservation of digital scholarship objects and workflows,Read More →