H-HistBibl is an international network of librarians, archivists, curators, and scholars interested in the practice and study of bibliographic and library services to support the study and teaching of history.

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I’m feeling lucky: Can algorithms better engineer serendipity in research — or in journalism?

Let’s say you have a research topic, and maybe even an angle. You dive in by reading the canonical classics, all of which seem to cite one other, and maybe some of the most recent debates. Now what? Or perhaps you’ve been studying the same topic for years and feel stuck. How can you find a fresh take on a stale debate?... In other words, the filter bubble affects history scholars as much as casual news browsers — and scholars’ careers often depend on unearthing something rare and different.

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-HistBibl: 13 April - 20 April

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 13 April 2015 to 20 April 2015. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-HistBibl. See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.

Social Science Research Council - Digital Culture Program Officer/Director

Japan, U.S. experts digitizing A-bomb archives

Japanese and American experts are exploring ways to put the data archives of a study on A-bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki online.

While there are privacy concerns to overcome, providing digital access to the archives is expected to deepen public understanding of the history of the U.S. radiation impact study by allowing researchers and others in Japan and elsewhere to examine the documents without having to travel to the United States.

Launch of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting website

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between the Library of Congress, WGBH Boston and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, has launched a new website at americanarchive.org, providing the public with access to a collection of American public radio and television content dating back to the 1950s.