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RECOMMENDED: Shining Light On Tragedy: Collecting 14,000,000 Tweets Following the 1 October Mass Shooting

A post on the University of Nevada Las Vegas Libraries’ Blog announced the release of a collection of 14,000,000 tweets relating to the mass shooting that occurred at the 2017 Route 91 music festival. The post details the work of Thomas Padilla, Miranda Barrie, and other UNLV Libraries staff and describes some of the complexity …read more

RECOMMENDED: Shining Light On Tragedy: Collecting 14,000,000 Tweets Following the 1 October Mass Shooting

A post on the University of Nevada Las Vegas Libraries’ Blog announced the release of a collection of 14,000,000 tweets relating to the mass shooting that occurred at the 2017 Route 91 music festival. The post details the work of Thomas Padilla, Miranda Barrie, and other UNLV Libraries staff and describes some of the complexity …read more

RECOMMENDED: Caselaw Access Project

The Library Innovation Lab at Harvard University has just released the Caselaw Access Project (CAP), an initiative that aims to make available all published U.S. court decisions: CAP includes all official, book-published United States case law — every volume designated as an official report of decisions by a court within the United States. Our scope …read more

RECOMMENDED: Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black

African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities Initiative (AADHum) at the University of Maryland recently held its first national conference, Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black. The conference explored: What happens to digital humanities inquiry when we begin with Black culture, Black thought, and Black persons at the center of our endeavors? How does this shift challenge and expand …read more

RECOMMENDED: American Quarterly Special Issue on Digital Humanities

American Quarterly has released a special issue exploring the intersections of digital humanities with American Studies, through critical essays, digital project reviews, and applications of computational and multimodal methods. From the introduction: As areas of inquiry in 2018, American studies and digital humanities share several characteristics: both are subject to frequent reflections on, and critiques …read more

RECOMMENDED: Archive Journal Special Issue: Digital Medieval Manuscript Cultures

The latest from Archive Journal is a Special Issue on Digital Medieval Manuscript Cultures. In their introduction to the essays, Michael Hanrahan (Bates College) and Bridget Whearty (Binghamton University-SUNY) outline key questions and concerns present in the issue: More than two decades into the ‘incunabula’ period of digitization, as digital manuscripts are regularly incorporated into …read more

RECOMMENDED: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (film)

Jason Schmitt (Clarkson University) has released a new film, Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, that explores the academic publishing system: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines …read more

RECOMMENDED: Piloting Digital Scholarship with the John W. Kluge Center and LC Labs

In a post at the Library Of Congress’s blog, The Signal, Eileen Jakeway (Library of Congress) reported on a recent collaborative Digital Scholarship pilot with the John W. Kluge Center. Jakeway drew on a variety of tools and resources to design the program based on the needs of “all the fellows, interns and staff in …read more

RECOMMENDED: Diversity Work and Digital Carework in Higher Education

Roopika Risam (Salem State University) has published “Diversity Work and Digital Carework in Higher Education” in First Monday, in which shes addresses the under-examined intersections of affective labor in diversity work and digital humanities. These affective dimensions of diversity work, coupled with the emergence of information and communication technologies that facilitate social media have given rise …read more

RECOMMENDED: Diversity Work and Digital Carework in Higher Education

Roopika Risam (Salem State University) has published “Diversity Work and Digital Carework in Higher Education” in First Monday, in which shes addresses the under-examined intersections of affective labor in diversity work and digital humanities. These affective dimensions of diversity work, coupled with the emergence of information and communication technologies that facilitate social media have given rise …read more

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