Happy Birthday to the UF Digital Collections (UFDC) and SobekCM, which is the system powering UFDC and so much more! UFDC and the beginnings of SobekCM started in March 2006. In February 2008, I wrote about UFDC turning 2. At that time, UFDC had “nearly 1.5 million pages.” Now, UFDC supports more than 300 digital collections and more than 7.6 million pages of open access to unique manuscripts and letters, antique maps, rare children’s literature books, theses and dissertations, newspapers, historic photographs, oral histories, audio and video, and so much more.  UFDC has grown in content, scope, and impact. Alongside UFDC, SobekCM has grown dramatically as well. SobekCM is the system poweringRead More →

Announcement from the centerNet email list: To all digital humanists or people working on humanities computing projects, Please join us for the fourth annual Day of Digital Humanities that will take place on March 27th, 2012. A Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities (Day of DH) is a project looking at a day in the work life of people involved in humanities computing. Every year it draws people from across the world together to document, with text and image, the events and activities of their day. The goal of the project is to weave together the journals of participants into a resource thatRead More →

The MARC Library (SobekCM) is a C# library that contains classes for working in memory with MARC records: This allows records to be read from MARCXML and MARC21 formats. Once in memory any field or subfield can be edited, added, or deleted. Then the record can be queried or saved again in either a MarcXML or Marc21 file format. Features Ability to read MARC records into memory from a Marc21 or MarcXML file or stream Ability to manipulate the MARC record in memory Ability to save the record to a Marc21 or MarcXML file (UPCOMING) Plan to add Z39.50 ability into this library The MARC Library (SobekCM) evolved out ofRead More →

In Lee Bessette’s article on the digital humanities, Lee states: I guess the first things that I am trying to build are bridges. Bridges between different humanities disciplines (translation, comparative literature) and bring them into digital humanities, at least in a more visible way. Looking at Mark Sample’s list of DH sessions at MLA 12, I was struck at how those working in a language other than English were off on their own panels, and probably largely attended not by those in DH but those who also worked in that language area. I think, more generally, DH could do more to bridge linguistic divides. AtRead More →

On Friday, NITLE (National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education) hosted a webinar: “Building Scholarly Networks: Digital Humanities Commons.” The webinar was very useful in terms of orienting people to DHCommons and the digital humanities. I particularly like the speakers who shared their own experiences in getting started with digital humanities research and who noted that they were doing digital humanities work before they knew or identified with the term. I’m a relative newcomer to identifying with and embracing the digital humanities as a label. I was initially concerned about possible limitations and loss of the humanities in the digital, at least until reading Johanna Drucker’s brilliantRead More →

The University of Florida Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere has several calls for proposals that are open with upcoming deadlines. See all of their calls for 2012-2013 and especially note these: Support for Workshops and Speaker Series in the Humanities (deadline 27 January 2012) In order to support some of the best and most exciting work taking place within the humanities and to build bridges between the humanities and related fields, the Center sponsors collaborative exchanges between faculty and students by supporting workshops and speaker series that promote interdisciplinary themes and highlight faculty and graduate student achievements. Organizers will use funds toRead More →

News from the NEH ODH Update: Greetings digital humanities friends! Each year, we fund a series of exciting digital humanities institutes. These are a wonderful opportunity to learn about how to incorporate digital methods into your teaching and research. Past attendees always tell us that these institutes were an incredible experience – truly, we receive comments back like “career-changing” and “best academic experience of my life.” In most cases, you will apply to attend an institute and it will include reimbursement for travel and lodging. Most are open to faculty, grad students, #altac folks, etc. So please apply – but do so soon! Most ofRead More →

Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Humanities High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HpC) is a summer institute for graduate students and faculty who are conducting scholarship in the digital humanities. HpC offers two five-day workshops, one with the University of Illinois’ Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS), and the other at the University of South Carolina’s Center for Digital Humanities (CDH). Attendees will 1) receive a comprehensive education in four computational concentrations: computer vision, augmented reality, game design, and mobile app development; 2) receive instruction in digital humanities project design and management; 3) obtain hands on experience with aRead More →

The text below is from Hypercities: NEH Summer Institute for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities, June 18-July 3, 2012 @ University of California Los Angeles. The purpose of the Institute is to bring together a cohort of 12 Humanities scholars and advanced graduate students across various disciplines to learn how to develop innovative publications and courses that harness the theoretical and practical approaches of the “geospatial Humanities.”  By geospatial Humanities, we mean the centrality of place, geo-temporal analysis, and mapping for conceptualizing, investigating, and visualizing research problems in fields such as history, architecture, classics, literary studies, art history, as well as the humanistic social sciences (archaeology,Read More →

The Center for Digital Humanities at South Carolina seeks to appoint a Research Assistant Professor to serve as Associate Director of the Center.  Applicants should have a PhD in a humanities discipline along with a strong background in computational research methodologies. Important skills for the position include an imaginative approach to collaborative research, efficient project management, strong grant-writing abilities, the ability to build coalitions and work cooperatively with a variety of partners, and the ability to communicate effectively with specialists in a variety of disciplines including Computer Science.  Experience with T.E.I. standards and XML markup, while not required, are highly desirable.  In addition to overseeingRead More →