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Discussion ACRL Conference DHIG Meet-Up: Thurs. 3/26 (TONIGHT), 6:00 pm, Ex Novo Brewing Co.

by Harriett Green on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 09:15 am

If you're at ACRL this week, come out tonight to the DHIG meet-up:

WHEN:  Thursday, March 26, 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Ex Novo Brewing Company, 2326 N. Flint Ave., Portland  (http://exnovobrew.com/#home)

Come try some great craft beers and meet fellow librarians interested in digital humanities!

Contact Thomas Padilla (tpadilla@mail.lib.msu.edu) or Harriett Green (green19@illinois.edu) if you have any questions.

Discussion Position Opening: Digital Initiatives Coordinator

by Katherine Ahnberg on Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 03:36 pm

Hi All,

The University of South Florida Tampa Library is seeking a coordinator to connect and expand our role in a (frankly exciting) new DH community taking form on campus. It's a great position; salary negotiable.

 

Please disseminate where appropriate, and send any questions about the application process or life in Tampa to keahnberg@usf.edu

 

Thanks!

Hi All,

The University of South Florida Tampa Library is seeking a coordinator to connect and expand our role in a (frankly exciting) new DH community taking form on campus. It's a great position; salary negotiable.

 

Please disseminate where appropriate, and send any questions about the application process or life in Tampa to keahnberg@usf.edu

 

Thanks!

Katherine Ahnberg

Academic Services Librarian

USF Tampa

 

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Discussion DHIG Midwinter 2015 minutes

by Zach Coble on Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Minutes from the DHIG meeting at Midwinter 2015.

Event Digital Humanities Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:44 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 The DHIG meeting will take place Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 4:30-5:30pm CST. It will be held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers (301 East North Water Street, Chicago, IL 60611) in Ballroom 08. This year, we will try a slightly different format. W

by Zach Coble on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 11:25 am

The DHIG meeting will take place Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 4:30-5:30pm CST. It will be held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers (301 East North Water Street, Chicago, IL 60611) in Ballroom 08.

This year, we will be trying a slightly different format. We will have two guest speakers, followed by a short business meeting. We are excited to welcome Margaret Heller, Digital Services Librarian at Loyola University Chicago, and Hannah Scates Kettler, Digital Humanities Librarian at the University of Iowa.

The DHIG meeting will take place Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 4:30-5:30pm CST. It will be held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers (301 East North Water Street, Chicago, IL 60611) in Ballroom 08.

This year, we will be trying a slightly different format. We will have two guest speakers, followed by a short business meeting. We are excited to welcome Margaret Heller, Digital Services Librarian at Loyola University Chicago, and Hannah Scates Kettler, Digital Humanities Librarian at the University of Iowa.

Margaret will discuss the process of creating a digital exhibit corresponding with a physical exhibit of a collection of Edward Gorey artifacts relating to his early life in Chicago and the trajectory of his career. The process of creating this exhibit illustrates some commons threads in library-supported digital humanities projects, including determining intellectual property rights, balance between open and closed access resources, and how to approach boutique projects.

Hannah will discuss the initiative to evaluate the notion of boutique digital exhibits/websites, the attempts at creating modular web components, and faking a fee-for-service model for project development and digital preservation. Using the Fluxus Digital Collection project, during which we collaborated with the Digital Studio for Public Arts and Humanities and an English faculty member to develop an online digital exhibit of avant-garde art objects, and the James Van Allen space data preservation project that culminated in a digital edition, as examples.

We will have a short business meeting following the presentations - all are welcome to stay and participate. Please send any business items to zach.coble@nyu.edu.

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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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Provides a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas regarding current and developing approaches to Digital Humanities scholarship in the library.

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