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Resource: Georgia State Digital Scholarship Job Talk
Digital Humanities Now
From the post: In November 2016, I started as the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Georgia State University Library. During my interview for the position, I presented a job talk related to the topic of opportunities and challenges involved in digital scholarship. Access resource here. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:30:48 +0000

Editors’ Choice: Books As Medicine
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Have you ever read a book and felt healed by it? Most readers can think of a novel that offered some comfort, a poem that presented direction, or even a biography that provided inspiration. The notion that books can heal is as old as reading itself but, during World War I, doctors and librarians joined together...

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Job: Digital Processing Archivist
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The University of Texas Libraries is recruiting a Digital Processing Archivist. From the ad: Manage, preserve and provide access to archival collections from post-custodial partnerships. Build and maintain relationships with post-custodial partners in Latin America. Support the implementation of post-custodial projects at partner sites in Latin America, including the development of digitization and metadata workflows....

Read More Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:00:44 +0000

Job: Coordinator For Digital Archives And Records At University Of Delaware
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The University of Delaware is recruiting a Coordinator for Digital Archives and Records. From the ad: Developing, implementing, and maintaining a digital asset management system to manage the electronic collections of the Archives Program; Developing, implementing, and maintaining resources for the intake and archiving of the university’s electronic records, including documents, databases and data sets,...

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Job: Molloy College – Assistant Professor Of Digital Humanities And New Media
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From the ad: The Department of Digital Humanities and New Media at Molloy College invites applications for an Assistant Professor rank faculty member in game studies to begin January 1, 2018. Applicants’ expertise in teaching and research may include interactive narrative, digital games studies, game theory and development, educational games, and digital media literacy in...

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Editors’ Choice: The Story Of The Stuff
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It smelled like popcorn on April 16, 2007. I had just begun projecting a movie at the Lyric Theatre in sleepy downtown Blacksburg, Virginia. It was an early morning show geared towards moms with small children and special needs patrons. I can no longer remember the title of the film. Just the smell of popcorn...

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Report: R Is For Archaeology
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From the report: The Society of American Archaeology (SAA) is one of the largest professional organisations for archaeologists in the world, and just concluded its annual meeting in Vancouver, BC at the end of March. The R language has been a part of this meeting for more than a decade, with occasional citations of R...

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Announcement: Mapping Early American Elections
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From the announcement: The Mapping Early American Elections team is pleased to launch the project website. During this three-year project, funded by the Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities, we plan to blog about our process and progress. Our project is building on the New Nation Votes (NNV) collection...

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Cfp: Current Research In Digital History
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From the CFP: The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media invites submissions for the first annual Current Research in Digital History conference. Submissions should offer historical arguments and interpretations rather than showcase digital projects. We anticipate that the format of short presentations will provide an opportunity to make arguments on the basis of...

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Editors’ Choice: How Google Book Search Got Lost
Digital Humanities Now
When it started almost 15 years ago, it also seemed impossibly ambitious: An upstart tech company that had just tamed and organized the vast informational jungle of the web would now extend the reach of its search box into the offline world. By scanning millions of printed books from the libraries with which it partnered,...

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