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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

OPPORTUNITY: Apply for a Certificate in OER Librarianship

The Open Textbook Network is accepting applications for librarians interested in earning a certificate in Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarianship. The cohort-based program aims to equip librarians to develop comprehensive knowledge in open education and open education programming, and be able to apply that knowledge within their own local context, culture, and goals. In addition, …read more

CFP: Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e le Culture Digitali (AIUCD)

The Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e le Culture Digitali (AIUCD) has issued a call for proposals for its 2019 conference, scheduled for January 23–25 in Udine, Italy. The conference welcomes abstracts for papers, panels, workshops, and posters that address General questions: the epistemological positioning and area of knowledge of DH in relation to the systems …read more

JOB: Head Librarian for Data & Assessment Services, Boston College

From the announcement: The Head Librarian for Data & Assessment Services leads the Libraries’ data services and research data curation program on campus, and also guides assessment initiatives and coordinates data visualizations for library resources, services, spaces, and technology. The Head develops a robust set of programs and services in support of research data collection and management for qualitative and quantitative datasets. The Head …read more

JOB: Preservation and Digitization Strategist, The Ohio State University

From the announcement (.pdf): The Ohio State University Libraries is seeking a successful leader with an orientation to systems thinking and strong skills in analysis, innovation, and collaboration to care for the rich and expansive collections its users rely on for teaching, learning, discovery, and the creation of new knowledge and art. The Preservation and …read more

JOB: Open Educational Technology Specialists, CUNY (2 positions)

From the announcement: The Open Educational Technology Specialists will work closely together, with one reporting to the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center and one reporting to the Director of the Graduate Center’s Digital Initiatives. These positions are funded for two years. Duties include but are not limited to: Runs workshops and provides consultations …read more

POST: Digital Library Federation Names Three New “DLF Futures Fellows”

Digital Library Federation (DLF) named three distinguished fellows for its new DLF Futures fellowship program, which “offers financial support and a communications platform for mid-career digital library practitioners whose projects and areas of research open up new, perhaps unexpected possibilities and future directions for the field.” From the post: DLF’s 2018-19 Futures Fellows are Ana Ndumu …read more

RESOURCE: Making It Easier to Find Datasets

Natasha Noy, Research Scientist at Google, announced the launch of Google’s Dataset Search. The tool is intended to enable researchers to find millions of datasets through online repositories, including those published by local and national governments from around the world. In order to ensure consistent and wide accessibility to datasets, Google has developed “guidelines for dataset …read more

CFP: Association for Computers and the Humanities 2019

The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) has released a call for submissions for the 2019 ACH meeting, to take place July 23-26, 2019, in Pittsburgh, PA. From the call: ACH is the United States-based constituent organization in the Alliance for Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO). The ACH 2019 conference, in partnership with Keystone DH, …read more

JOB: Assistant/Associate Librarian, Scholarly Communication, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

From the announcement: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for the position of Scholarly Communication Librarian. The Scholarly Communication Librarian provides leadership and support in the growth and maintenance of scholarly communication services at Bell Library. The librarian cultivates partnerships within the library and across campus to promote these services and provide outreach and education …read more

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