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Event Digital Humanities Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Conversations between librarians involved with, or sharing interests in, the intersections, partnerships, and collaborations among libraries, librarians, and the digital humanities.

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Discussion ACRL e-Learning Webcast Reminder– Digital Futures: New Directions in Art Librarianship (5/21)

by Chase Ollis (staff) on Mon, May 19, 2014 at 02:20 pm

Join ACRL for the e-Learning webcast, “Digital Futures: New Directions in Art Librarianship,” on Wednesday, May 21 (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central).

Join ACRL for the e-Learning webcast, “Digital Futures: New Directions in Art Librarianship,” on Wednesday, May 21 (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central).

Digital Humanities, Scholarly Publishing, Open Access, Born Digital Content, the Future of the Book: Each of these topics has vast ramifications on how libraries collect, maintain, and make available information. But how do these themes impact the subject or discipline-specific library?  This webcast will focus on how art libraries are responding to the transition to digital scholarly publishing and born-digital content in ways that are important to the broader scholarly community. During this live, interactive webcast, examine the following themes:

1: The Leading Edge: art and the digital humanities  
2: The Bleeding Edge: archiving born-digital art content  
3: The Trailing Edge: challenges of e-publishing in the arts    

Presenters will illustrate how initiatives that are taking place in academic and museum art research institutions are not only innovative but can provide leadership and momentum for librarians in any field.  This webcast is co-sponsored by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), in coordination with its Professional Development Committee

Learning Outcomes:

  • The learner will observe how art libraries are working with digital humanities and born digital content and contributing to future developments in libraries.
  • The learner will connect trends in art and subject specialized libraries to work in their own area or subject specific library.
  • The learner will engage with specific projects that are considered by ARLIS/NA to be on the cutting edge.

Presenter(s): Greg Albers, Digital Publications Manager, Getty Publications; Carole Ann Fabian, Director Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University; Deborah Kempe, Chief, Collections Management & Access Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection; Moderator Claire Gunning, Art and Architecture Librarian, Cooper Union Library

Registration materials and details on the webcast are available on the ACRL e-Learning website, and group registration and other discounts are available.  Contact mconahan@ala.org or call (312) 280-2522 with questions.

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Discussion ACRL e-Learning Webcast – Digital Futures: New Directions in Art Librarianship (5/21)

by Chase Ollis (staff) on Tue, May 13, 2014 at 03:48 pm

Join ACRL for the e-Learning webcast, “Digital Futures: New Directions in Art Librarianship,” on Wednesday, May 21 (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central).

Join ACRL for the e-Learning webcast, “Digital Futures: New Directions in Art Librarianship,” on Wednesday, May 21 (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central).

Digital Humanities, Scholarly Publishing, Open Access, Born Digital Content, the Future of the Book: Each of these topics has vast ramifications on how libraries collect, maintain, and make available information. But how do these themes impact the subject or discipline-specific library? This webcast will focus on how art libraries are responding to the transition to digital scholarly publishing and born-digital content in ways that are important to the broader scholarly community. During this live, interactive webcast, examine the following themes:

1: The Leading Edge: art and the digital humanities  
2: The Bleeding Edge: archiving born-digital art content  
3: The Trailing Edge: challenges of e-publishing in the arts    

Presenters will illustrate how initiatives that are taking place in academic and museum art research institutions are not only innovative but can provide leadership and momentum for librarians in any field. This webcast is co-sponsored by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), in coordination with its Professional Development Committee.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The learner will observe how art libraries are working with digital humanities and born digital content and contributing to future developments in libraries.
  • The learner will connect trends in art and subject specialized libraries to work in their own area or subject specific library.
  • The learner will engage with specific projects that are considered by ARLIS/NA to be on the cutting edge.

Presenter(s): Greg Albers, Digital Publications Manager, Getty Publications; Carole Ann Fabian, Director Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University; Deborah Kempe, Chief, Collections Management & Access Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection; Moderator Claire Gunning, Art and Architecture Librarian, Cooper Union Library

Registration materials and details on the webcast are available on the ACRL e-Learning website, and group registration and other discounts are available. Contact mconahan@ala.org or call (312) 280-2522 with questions.

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Discussion Director of Scholarly Communication

by Kevin Schuck (non-member) on Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Do you have the skills and knowledge to transform how university students and faculty publish and access scholarly information?  Are you committed to keeping libraries at the forefront of access to information?  If so, we need your cutting edge expertise to provide leadership and vision for the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries’ scholarly communication program and to direct and set priorities for the Libraries’ initiatives and partnerships in digital humanities and data management services.  We invite applications from, and nominations of, skilled and motivated professionals for th

Do you have the skills and knowledge to transform how university students and faculty publish and access scholarly information?  Are you committed to keeping libraries at the forefront of access to information?  If so, we need your cutting edge expertise to provide leadership and vision for the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries’ scholarly communication program and to direct and set priorities for the Libraries’ initiatives and partnerships in digital humanities and data management services.  We invite applications from, and nominations of, skilled and motivated professionals for the position of Director of Scholarly Communication. 

Required qualifications include a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and/or a Juris Doctorate Degree from an ABA-accredited program, and expertise and experience in intellectual property and scholarly communication issues in academic libraries, university presses, or higher education.                                        

Preferred qualifications include 5+ years of experience in an academic library or related field; 3+ years professional experience related to scholarly communication, data services or digital humanities; a strong background in copyright; familiarity with research methodologies and publication patterns across a wide variety of disciplines; demonstrated ability to lead change; familiarity with new and emerging tools and methodologies for scholarly publication; knowledge of data issues in the research and knowledge creation lifecycle; 3+ years project or staff supervisory experience; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, subject librarians, archivists, digital project librarians and others; and excellent oral and written communication skills, leadership skills, organizational skills and interpersonal skills. 

The Director of Scholarly Communication will serve as an advocate for new and emerging practices in scholarly communication at the University, including playing a role in shaping policies and support for the creation, delivery, and preservation of original digital scholarship produced at UT Arlington.  The Director leads education and outreach to faculty and provides guidance to all members of the UT Arlington community on issues related to scholarly publishing, including author rights, open access (OA) publishing, and current and emerging publishing trends.  The Director also serves as a resource on copyright compliance, fair use, and other copyright issues, and acts as a partner and resource for librarians and archivists involved in campus conversations on issues related to scholarly communication.  The Director will supervise the University’s 2014 CLIR/DLF Fellow in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences (a two year, nationally competitive fellowship).

The Libraries

The UT Arlington Libraries have a values-driven organizational culture that emphasizes community; learning, discovery and knowledge creation; excellence; risk-taking and innovation; transparency of communication and integrity of action; service; collaboration; and flexibility. A reorganization in 2013 under a new Dean is crafting us into an avant-garde 21st century organization that is moving into a new model of service to our campus constituencies and evolving to bolster UT Arlington's Tier One aspirations. 

The University

True to its “Be a Maverick” slogan, UT Arlington attracts bright minds and independent thinkers who achieve distinction in the classroom, laboratory, workplace, and community. UT Arlington embraces an active-learning environment that places students at the center of the learning process. Many of the University’s faculty members are recognized nationally and internationally for their teaching and research expertise as well as their community service. 

With our commitment to life-enhancing research, teaching excellence, and service to the community, UT Arlington leads educational services in the heart of the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex and is the second largest of the fifteen campuses in the University of Texas System. UT Arlington comprises eleven colleges and schools offering 80 baccalaureate, 71 masters, and 31 doctoral programs to more than 33,500 students. Of UT Arlington’s 125,000 alumni, 88,000 live in North Texas, and their presence helps the University generate a $1 billion annual economic impact on the region.    

 UT Arlington is proud to have placed highly in several recent national rankings.  The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked UT Arlington as the 7th fastest-growing public research University in the United States.  The New America Foundation described UT Arlington as a “Next Generation University” — one of only six in the nation. We are known for innovations in education, in the delivery of knowledge, and for leading national reform.  U.S. News & World Report listed UT Arlington as the fifth most diverse among national universities — ahead of all others in Texas. This ranking stands as a key indicator of our commitment to diversity and access.  

The Community

Within a 25-mile radius of the center of Arlington is a dynamic community of over 2 million people. The Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers call the city home, and their stadiums are in the heart of the entertainment district, which includes the Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor theme parks. Arlington is recognized as the entertainment capital of Texas.  Arlington is conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, which feature internationally renowned cultural and arts districts, restaurants, and a vibrant night scene. The nearby Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport is a major hub with nonstop flights to myriad national and international destinations. 

Applications and Nominations

Please submit applications at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/131219010100

and include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for at least three professional references. 

Nominations may be made to Kevin Schuck at keschuck@uta.edu or at Box 19497, Arlington, TX 76019. 

Finalists will make a formal presentation to Library staff on a topic to be provided.  The successful candidate will be required to work some evening, weekend and holiday hours.  This is a non-tenure track position.  

The position is currently available and review of applications will begin immediately. The posting for this job closes on January 30, 2014.   

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Event Digital Humanities Discussion Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:22 pm

This discussion group focuses on the digital humanities in academic libraries. Topics include outreach, tools, projects, user support, librarian training, and much more.

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Discussion RFP: Prototyping Projects for the HathiTrust Research Center

by Megan Senseney (non-member) on Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 04:08 pm

The HathiTrust Research Center is seeking proposals for prototyping projects to define and implement a tool or service that will help scholars better identify and select relevant resources at scale from the HathiTrust corpus and/or facilitate the construction of large-scale worksets useful for scholarly analyses.  Grants of $40,000 will be offered to each of four successful respondents to be conducted over a nine-month period beginning April 2014. Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis: Prototyping Project (WCSA) is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The HathiTrust Research Center is seeking proposals for prototyping projects to define and implement a tool or service that will help scholars better identify and select relevant resources at scale from the HathiTrust corpus and/or facilitate the construction of large-scale worksets useful for scholarly analyses.  Grants of $40,000 will be offered to each of four successful respondents to be conducted over a nine-month period beginning April 2014. Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis: Prototyping Project (WCSA) is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

A complete copy of the RFP is attached to this email and available online at: http://worksets.htrc.illinois.edu/worksets/?page_id=20.

RFP Schedule:

RFP Available: 22 November 2013
Letters of Intent Due (preferred): 16 December 2013
Final Proposals Due: 13 January 2014
Shortlist Meeting Invitations Issued: 20 January 2014
Shortlist Meeting: 20 February 2014
Award Notification: No later than 15 March 2014

Program Description (see the full RFP for more detail):

The HathiTrust (HT) is a large digitized-text corpus (> 10 million volumes) of keen interest to researchers working in a wide range of scholarly disciplines. To tap the analytic potential of this large and diverse corpus, to tame it and make it useful to them, many researchers need the wherewithal to gather together, into a kind of personal digital carrel, cohesive and coherent subsets of HT texts (potentially tens or hundreds of thousands of volumes or parts of volumes) amenable to the in depth forms of analysis they want to do. The attributes on which they seek to collocate digitized texts are not always recorded in standard bibliographic descriptions.

The HTRC will collaborate with four independent sub-awardees in conducting individual prototyping projects to develop and validate the potential of specific algorithms, services and/or tools that can enable the creation of large and small scale worksets of digitized texts and parts of digitized texts for scholarly analysis in ways not currently feasible. We are seeking proposals from engaged teams of digital humanists, librarians and computer scientists. We anticipate that the proposals received will approach the problem in a variety of different and complementary ways. Proposed prototype experiments must respond to real scholar needs and requirements.

Respondents are urged to contact htrc.wcsa@gmail.com, in advance of proposal submission to discuss eligibility, project details, prerequisites, and HTRC support with a member of the project team. Prime award project PIs are:

J. Stephen Downie, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois
Tim Cole, University Library, University of Illinois
Beth Plale, Data to Insight Center, Indiana University

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Discussion Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute: Now Accepting Applications

by Megan Senseney (non-member) on Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 03:05 pm

Digital Humanities Data Curation, a series of three-day workshops, will provide a strong introductory grounding in data curation concepts and practices, focusing on the special issues and challenges of data curation in the humanities.

Digital Humanities Data Curation, a series of three-day workshops, will provide a strong introductory grounding in data curation concepts and practices, focusing on the special issues and challenges of data curation in the humanities. Workshops are aimed at humanities researchers — whether traditional faculty or alternative (alt-ac) professionals — as well as librarians, archivists, cultural heritage specialists, other information professionals, and advanced graduate students.

 

Applications are now being accepted for the third Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute workshop, to be held at Northeastern University, April 30-May 2, 2014. Visit the Institute Web site (http://dhcuration.org/institute) to complete an application by January 31, 2014.  Workshops are limited to 20 participants, and applicants will be notified regarding acceptance in mid-February.

 

As the materials and analytical practices of humanities research become increasingly digital, the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of information science, librarianship, and archival science — which come together in the research, and practice of data curation — will become more vital to humanists.

 

Carrying out computational research with digital materials requires that both scholars and information professionals understand how to manage and curate data over its entire lifetime of interest. At the least, individual scholars must be able to document their data curation strategies and evaluate those of collaborators and other purveyors of humanities data. More fully integrating data curation into digital research involves fluency with topics such as disciplinary research cultures, policies and plans for information sharing, metadata standards and repository systems, and the technical characteristics of digital data. An overview of the content is available by browsing the schedules of our past workshops, which can be found online at http://www.dhcuration.org/institute/schedule/.

 

Organized by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), the Women Writers Project (WWP) at Brown University, and the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) at GSLIS, this workshop series is generously funded by an Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Thanks to support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, limited funding will be available to offset the cost of attending the institute and will be awarded based on need. Support may not cover all costs associated with attendance.

 

Megan Senseney

Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship

Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Phone: (217) 244-5574

 

Email: mfsense2@illinois.edu

Visit the website at http://dhcuration.org/institute

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Event The Europeana Data Model and Collections

by Megan Senseney (non-member) on Fri, May 24, 2013 at 10:29 am

Registration is now open for the JCDL 2013 tutorial "The Europeana Data Model and Collections", Monday, July 22, 9:00-12:00, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Registration is now open for the JCDL 2013 tutorial "The Europeana Data Model and Collections", Monday, July 22, 9:00-12:00, Indianapolis, Indiana.

This half-day tutorial provides a technical introduction to the Europeana Data Model and explores the role that collections play in adding value to digital libraries by 1) supporting the information seeking activities of system users, 2) allowing users to build and curate their own collections of resources, and 3) supporting administrative management of resources and metadata. Participants will gain a better understanding of conceptual data modeling, structured collection description, and collection metadata. The tutorial will conclude with a discussion of practitioners’ experience with items and collections in a digital library context and next steps for research on collection modeling and usage.

Early bird registration deadline is Monday, May 27.  For more registration details, please see the JCDL 2013 website: http://jcdl2013.org.

For a complete programme and additional information about the tutorial, please visit http://bit.ly/JCDL2013-EDMTutorial.

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Discussion Job Opportunity - American and British History Subject Specialist

by Elaine Westbrooks on Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 11:53 am

MLibrary seeks an innovative, client-centered, subject librarian to join a dynamic, collegial team engaged in advancing research, collections, teaching, and learning in a client-oriented environment. As the liaison to the Department of History and to the Department of American Culture, the subject specialist will coordinate library services and initiatives to a diverse community of faculty and students.

MLibrary seeks an innovative, client-centered, subject librarian to join a dynamic, collegial team engaged in advancing research, collections, teaching, and learning in a client-oriented environment. As the liaison to the Department of History and to the Department of American Culture, the subject specialist will coordinate library services and initiatives to a diverse community of faculty and students. Additionally, this position is directly responsible for collection development, reference and instruction, and research consultation in the fields of American and British history and culture. Candidates with relevant background in these subject areas, and an ALA accredited Masters degree, or advanced degree with a strong interest in the opportunities and challenges for scholarship and teaching posed by our digital era are encouraged to apply.  http://www.lib.umich.edu/library-human-resources/american-and-british-history-subject-specialist

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Discussion Job Opportunity - American and British History Subject Specialist

by Elaine Westbrooks on Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 11:53 am

MLibrary seeks an innovative, client-centered, subject librarian to join a dynamic, collegial team engaged in advancing research, collections, teaching, and learning in a client-oriented environment. As the liaison to the Department of History and to the Department of American Culture, the subject specialist will coordinate library services and initiatives to a diverse community of faculty and students.

MLibrary seeks an innovative, client-centered, subject librarian to join a dynamic, collegial team engaged in advancing research, collections, teaching, and learning in a client-oriented environment. As the liaison to the Department of History and to the Department of American Culture, the subject specialist will coordinate library services and initiatives to a diverse community of faculty and students. Additionally, this position is directly responsible for collection development, reference and instruction, and research consultation in the fields of American and British history and culture. Candidates with relevant background in these subject areas, and an ALA accredited Masters degree, or advanced degree with a strong interest in the opportunities and challenges for scholarship and teaching posed by our digital era are encouraged to apply.  http://www.lib.umich.edu/library-human-resources/american-and-british-history-subject-specialist

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