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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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Free access to primary source and newspaper databases until April 25

The publisher Gale is offering free access to the Artemis and News Vault cross-searchable databases of primary source material and newspapers until April 25. [http://www.galetrials.com/default.aspx?TrialID=77044;ContactID=15613] The databases cover the 15th-21st century UK and North America, with some other international material. In Artemis it is possible to download both the image file and the OCR text file of multiple pages and entire books.  

H-Net academic announcements posted to the web 2014-04-11 - 2014-04-14

Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:00:01 -0400
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Digital history and the death of quant

In this blog post, James Baker reviews the skills needed by historians to do good digital research and notes the neglect of "the ability to count, to do statistics, to use quantitative methods."

British Library Digital Scholarship Blog, April 5, 2014, http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digital-scholarship/2014/04/digital-history-and-the-de...

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-HistBibl

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 24 March
2014 to 31 March 2014. 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



New York Academy of Medicine - Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts


Boston College - Post-Doctoral Fellow

Worth the Effort?


Library directors at selective liberal arts colleges may this fall found a new open-access publishing house. In the months ahead, the libraries still need to convince faculty members the effort would be worth the time and money.

The Lever Initiative, founded last summer by the liberal arts college libraries that make up the Oberlin Group, is investigating the possibilities of establishing an open-access publishing house for scholarly short-form monographs...

(Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed, April 11, 2014, http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/04/11/liberal-arts-college-libraries-mull-establis...)