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POST: The Gospel of Unicode: Digital Love Letter(s) and Art Through Numbers

Sarah Bond (University of Iowa) has written a blog post reflecting on a recent news item she reported in Hyperallergic discussing the proposed addition of over 2,000 hieroglyphs into Unicode. In “The Gospel of Unicode: Digital Love Letter(s) and Art Through Numbers,” Bond gives a brief introduction into the development of Unicode and its use …read more

RESOURCE: FAIR Principles for Library, Archive and Museum Collections

Lukas Koster and Saskia Woutersen-Windhouwer (both University of Amsterdam) have published an article in the Code4Lib Journal entitled, “FAIR Principles for Library, Archive, and Museum Collections: A Proposal for Standards for Reusable Collections“: In this article[2] we propose a body of requirements for making LAM collections findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR), as well as …read more

RESOURCE: New NER Toolchain and Demo

The Semantic Lab at Pratt Institute has unveiled a new Named Entity Recognition (NER) toolchain and demo, in which six NER tools are combined into a single “dockerized” server to “lower the difficulty in leveraging them.” The tools used are: DBpedia Spotlight Stanford NLP (using the english.muc.7class.distsim.crf.ser.gz classifier) NLTK trained on the Groningen Meaning Bank …read more

CFP: Data in Digital Humanities (EADH Conference)

The European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) invites proposals for its inaugural annual conference, taking place December 7-9, 2018, at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The conference theme is “Data in Digital Humanities,” and the organizers seek topics including (but not limited to): Historical perspectives on data Relationships between information, archives, documents and data …read more

CFP: Digital Scholarship: Expanding Access, Activism, and Advocacy

The organizers of the 2018 Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference (October 5-7, 2018) have issued a call for proposals for presentations addressing the theme, “Digital Scholarship: Expanding Access, Activism, and Advocacy.” Topics from the call include: Accessibility of digital platforms and technology Access to resources to engage in or produce digital scholarship Digital scholarship and social …read more

JOB: Data Services and Digital Scholarship Librarian, UC Santa Barbara

From the announcement: The UC Santa Barbara Library seeks a collaborative, dynamic, service-oriented librarian to foster excellence in digital scholarship and teaching through the delivery of innovative reference and instructional services to the campus community in the areas of social media, textual, numeric, and demographic data. The successful candidate will support data- and computation-intense researchers …read more

CFP: dh+lib Review Editors-at-Large for Fall 2018

We are looking for editors-at-large for Fall 2018. Sign up for a shift today! dh+lib Review posts appear on the dh+lib homepage, in a weekly email newsletter, and are shared in our Twitter feed. Items are selected from the streams of content produced and shared by the dh+lib community. We seek to cast a wide …read more

PROJECT: Mapping Consumers in the Black South African Press

Katie Carline (Michigan State University) has just launched a mapping project that visualizes “all the people whose names and addresses appear in testimonial advertisements and prize competitions in two black South African newspapers, Bantu World and Umlindi we Nyanga, between 1932 and 1937.” In a post on the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative blog, Carline explains …read more

POST: Launching the Boston Research Center

Dan Cohen (Northeastern University) has just published a blog post about Northeastern University’s new grant from the Mellon Foundation to establish a Boston Research Center (BRC). Cohen writes that The BRC will seek to unify major archival collections related to Boston, hundreds of data sets about the city, digital modes of scholarship, and a wide …read more

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