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RECOMMENDED: Manifesto: A Life on the Hyphen

In their new article in Digital Humanities Quarterly Hélène Huet, Suzan Alteri, and Laurie N. Taylor from the University of Florida reflect on the challenges of engaging in “invisible work and life on the hyphen — between the academy and the library and between the human and the digital.” “Manifesto: A Life on the Hyphen: Balancing …read more

POST: OCR Now Available in the National Archives Catalog

The National Archives has announced the addition of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) search capabilities to its online catalog. Until now, the catalog was only searchable by a few metadata fields — including title and description — or crowdsourced tags and transcriptions. OCR functionality will improve search across millions of pages, and potentially make findable some …read more

POST: Libraries and Archivists Are Scanning and Uploading Books That Are Secretly in the Public Domain

This Motherboard post by Karl Bode details efforts of archivists, activists, and libraries to vastly expand the number public domain books that are being digitized, with particular emphasis on books published between 1923 and 1964. “As it currently stands, all books published in the U.S. before 1924 are in the public domain, meaning they’re publicly …read more

EVENT: Digital Scholarship: Opportunities and Challenges – Registration Open

Hosted by the University at Albany, University Libraries and Binghamton University Libraries, Digital Scholarship: Opportunities and Challenges is a one-day conference that will bring together scholars interested in exploring all aspects of digital scholarship. The conference will showcase new and important digital research projects, explore the potential of new and emerging trends in digital scholarship …read more

CFP: Digital Initiatives Symposium 2020

University of San Diego’s Copley Library has announced its call for proposals for the Seventh Annual Digital Initiatives Symposium on April 27-28, 2020. Organizers welcome proposals from a wide variety of organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, public libraries, special libraries, museums, and other cultural memory institutions. They are especially interested …read more

JOB: Digital Production Manager (University of California, Davis)

From the announcement: Under general direction of the Library’s Director of Online Strategy, assist in the development of strategy and the execution of digital programs that drive innovation and enable the UC Davis Library to engage with faculty, students, and external communities. Responsible for providing advice and input for launching internally sponsored projects that may …read more

RECOMMENDED: Recoding Relations

Recoding Relations, a podcast produced out of the Symposium for Indigenous New Media (#SINM2018), addresses best practices and models to support Indigenous peoples and research in the digital humanities. The creators currently offer four episodes: People Over Tools Indigeneity in DH Decolonial Digital Remediation Each of these episodes addresses intersections between Indigeneity and DH, in …read more

RECOMMENDED: ‘Leading Lines’ Podcast

Cliff Anderson (Vanderbilt University) produces the podcast Leading Lines, which focuses on “creative, intentional, and effective uses of technology to enhance student learning.” The episodes include interviews with a variety of experts across fields and around the globe, and they address issues ranging from digital literacy to data ethics. Recent episodes include discussions about teaching …read more

CFP: Exploring Literacies Through Digital Humanities

From the announcement: This past year an informal group of librarians began meeting to discuss the intricate relationships between digital humanities (DH) and literacies—information literacy, visual literacy, digital literacy, data literacy, and the like—with the intention of fostering a larger conversation around the topic and learn more about what’s actually happening “on the ground.” The …read more

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