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Job: Curator, Digital Publications, British Library

From the ad: Joining our Contemporary British Publications team, this role is an exciting opportunity to help the Library develop its ability to collect, manage and make available complex digital publications. The Library’s ‘Emerging Formats’ project is focused on UK publications created for the mobile web, as interactive narratives or in database format. This role…

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Job: People Not Property Project Coordinator, UNC Greensboro

From the ad: The People Not Property project manager will coordinate digitization and transcription activities involving student workers, volunteers, and registers of deeds in 26 North Carolina counties, providing access to approximately 30,000 pages of slave deeds recorded in the state before 1865. People Not Property is a three-year project of the UNC Greensboro University…

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Resource: salty – Turn Clean Data into Messy Data

From the resource: When teaching students how to clean data, it helps to have data that isn’t too clean already. salty is a new package that offers functions for “salting” clean data with problems often found in datasets in the wild, such as: pseudo-OCR errors inconsistent capitalization and spelling unpredictable punctuation in numeric fields missing…

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Report: On the importance of web archiving

From the report: So, how can social science scholars and researchers take advantage of web archives? Our Web Science and Digital Libraries (WS-DL) group at Old Dominion University (ODU) has been studying the challenges related to allowing researchers to create and share their own web archives for the past eight years. Our work is focused…

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Announcement: Wikipedia Leads Effort to Create a Digital Archive of 20 Million Artifacts Lost in the Brazilian Museum Fire

From the announcement: The staggering loss of a possible 20 million artifacts in the fire that consumed Brazil’s Museu Nacional in Rio boggles the mind—dinosaur fossils, the oldest human remains found in the country, and, as Emily Dreyfuss reports at Wired, “audio recordings and documents of indigenous languages. Many of those languages, already extinct, may…

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Job: Web Developer, Modern Language Association

From the ad: The Modern Language Association (MLA) is seeking a full-stack PHP developer to extend and maintain several open-source software products. These include the WordPress-based MLA Commons, which includes The MLA Style Center and the MLA Action Network, as well as Humanities Commons and Humanities CORE, which allow humanities scholars to create profiles, seek…

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Announcement: ReSounding the Archives has launched!

From the announcement: This interdisciplinary project bridges digital humanities, history, and music by bringing historic sheet music back to life through digitization of sheet music, performance of each piece, and student research about each piece. The website makes all of these resources freely available for use by students, teachers, researchers, and public audiences under a…

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Editors’ Choice: How do we model stereotypes without stereotyping?

We recently put out a paper on how racial bias functions in Hollywood films. This work was based on a few studies that came before it, namely this one, from USC Annenberg. We presented numerical analyses like the number of characters in different racial and ethnic groups and the number of words spoken by these…

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Job: Assistant Professor of American Literature, St. Mary’s University

From the ad: Do you like to teach outside of the traditional confines of period focused classes? Are you interested in creating fresh, inventive courses that include community-based education or the digital humanities? The Department of English Literature and Language, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, invites you to apply for a tenure-track position at…

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Job: Assistant Professor, Fiction Writing (Digital Humanities), SIU Carbondale

From the ad: Professor, Fiction Writing (Digital Humanities), tenure track, continuing, 9-month appointment, Department of English, SIU Carbondale. Qualifications: Completed MFA in fiction, and/or PhD in Creative Writing (fiction). Candidates must have at least one published or accepted book of fiction, and must have experience teaching fiction writing classes, preferably at both undergraduate and graduate…

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