Diversity as Knowledge Series Keynote: Schuyler Esprit, ‘The Right to Serendipity: The Unlikely Scenes of Caribbean Knowledge Production’ October 27, 1pm Central (2pm Miami time) In what ways do individuals and communities of the region assert their “right to research”? How does the integration of digital technologies and digital humanities methodologies facilitate the preservation and articulation of local knowledges, even in the face of economic underdevelopment, political fragility, climate vyulnerability or diminished social significance? This talk will provide examples, through the work of Create Caribbean Research Institute, of unlikely collaborations between community organizations, students and citizen-scholars that lead to formal and vernacular outcomes, constituting anRead More →

Call for Papers:  Journal of West Indian Literature Special Issue on Literature, Art, and Environmental Activism Writers, filmmakers, musicians, and other arts performers have taken a leading role in protesting governmental failure and corporate responsibility for environmental destruction and disaster across the Caribbean. In the 2000s, Caribbean writers, filmmakers, visual and other artists have spoken truth to power in Puerto Rico and Dominica after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, in the struggle to preserve Jamaica’s Cockpit country from bauxite mining, and against extractive industries, tourism, and other environmentally destructive forms of development. In fact, writers and artists have been documenting, illuminating, and protesting environmental destructionRead More →

CFP: Edited Collection Liberatory Librarianship: Case Studies of Information Professionals Supporting Justice  Editors:   Dr. Laurie Taylor (University of Florida, USA)  Dr. Shamin Renwick (University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago)  Brian Keith (University of Florida, USA)  Background:   In this volume to be published by the American Library Association, we seek to explore what is “liberatory librarianship,” using liberatory to mean serving to liberate or set free and using “librarianship” capaciously, to include all information professionals, including archivists, museum professionals, and others who may or may not identify as librarians.   Liberatory librarianship involves the application of the skills, knowledge, abilities, professional ethics, andRead More →

The Libraries at UF are hiring for a Senior Application Developer for Digital Libraries. Applications are due 9/29. This is a fantastic position that works with an amazing team, working on wonderful public-facing systems with the UF Digital Collections, Digital Library of the Caribbean, and Florida Digital Newspaper Library! Please see the full posting! Read More →

Below from the announcement on the LibraryPress@UF site! Cyberbullying and Digital Safety: Applying Global Research to Youth in India Edited by Drishti Sharma, Krista Mehari, Jennifer Doty, Nandini Sharma, and Pamela Wisniewski Cyberbullying and Digital Safety: Applying Global Research to Youth in India builds capacity for cyberbullying research and prevention in India. The book synthesizes global scientific knowledge on cyberbullying risk and prevention and digital safety more broadly, with a specific focus on the extent to which that research has been applied to India. Through six chapters, authors comment on what is generalizable and identify areas of needed research. This knowledge is enriched with insights gainedRead More →

Thanks to Ithaka S+R for an excellent new report, The Effectiveness and Durability of Digital Preservation and Curation Systems, on the current landscape for digital preservation. The full report is online https://sr.ithaka.org/publications/the-effectiveness-and-durability-of-digital-preservation-and-curation-systems/ and well worth reading!Read More →

The amazing Caribbean Digital Scholarship Collective has officially launched their website! See more: English: http://cdscollective.org/ Español: http://cdscollective.org/es/ The Caribbean Digital Scholarship Collective (CDSC) supports the growth and development of digital humanities scholarship for the Caribbean and its diasporas. Through summer schools, conferences, micro-grants, and training programs, the CDSC promises to generate cohorts of students and practitioners from across the Caribbean and the US that will advance the development of the Caribbean Digital scholarship and the Digital Humanities at large.Read More →

Please see and share the attached job vacancy announcement. Copied below (without proper formatting or all links) in case helpful for ease of quick review: Postdoctoral Researcher in the Humanities Employment: 0.8 – 1.0 FTE Gross monthly salary: € 3,974 – € 5,439 Required background: PhD Organizational unit: Faculty of Arts Application deadline: 01 August 2022 The online application form fort his position can be found on the following website: https://www.ru.nl/werken-bij/vacatures. The Faculty of Arts at Radboud University is looking for five postdoctoral researchers. As a postdoctoral researcher, you will be a member of the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) or of the Radboud InstituteRead More →

CFP: Edited Collection Liberatory Librarianship: Case Studies of Information Professionals Supporting Justice Editors: Dr. Laurie Taylor (University of Florida, USA) Dr. Shamin Renwick (University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago) Brian Keith (University of Florida, USA) Background: In this volume to be published by the American Library Association, we seek to explore what is “liberatory librarianship,” using liberatory to mean serving to liberate or set free and using “librarianship” capaciously, to include all information professionals, including archivists, museum professionals, and others who may or may not identify as librarians. Liberatory librarianship involves the application of the skills, knowledge, abilities, professional ethics, andRead More →

New Items and Updates Partners contributed new items, including: Training materials in French: https://dloc.domains.uflib.ufl.edu/2022/uncategorized/formation-sur-la-configuration-et-la-capture-du-support-de-copie-manuel-et-video/ University of The Bahamas: https://dloc.com/AA00088892/00001 Please join us for the online conversation on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science with Archives (SOAS), on July 26, 11am-12pm About: https://bit.ly/3ylXAmD Nuevos elementos y actualizaciones Socios contribuyeron con nuevos artículos, incluidos: Materiales didácticos de digitalización en francéshttps://dloc.domains.uflib.ufl.edu/2022/uncategorized/formation-sur-la-configuration-et-la-capture-du-support-de-copie-manuel-et-video/ University of The Bahamas: https://dloc.com/AA00088892/00001 Únase a nosotros para la conversación en línea sobre Crowdsourcing y ciencia ciudadana con archivos (SOAS), el 26 de julio, de 11 a.m. a 12 p.m. Acerca de: https://bit.ly/3ylXAmD Nouveaux articles et mises à jour Partenaires ont contribué à de nouveaux éléments, notamment: SupportsRead More →