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Digital Humanities and Undergraduate Library Instruction

"Rebecca Bliquez (Seattle University) has published an article (.pdf) in the ACRL Instruction Section Instructional Technologies Committee’s Tips and Trends. Bliquez outlines some common ways digital humanities tools and methods can be integrated into undergraduate classrooms, such as digital exhibition creation, Wikipedia editing, digital mapping, and text analysis."

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-HistBibl: 26 November - 3 December

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 26 November 2018 to  3 December 2018.  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.  To contact the Job Guide, write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Who’s Behind That Beard? Historians are using facial recognition software to identify people in Civil War photographs.

Kurth Luther has "launched Civil War Photo Sleuth, a web platform ... Together with Ron Coddington (editor of the magazine Military Images), Paul Quigley (director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies), and a group of student researchers at Virginia Tech, Luther crafted a free and easy-to-use website that applies facial recognition to the multitude of anonymous portraits that survive from the [Civil War], in the hopes of identifying the sitter."

The Library of Congress Makes Thousands of Fabulous Photos, Posters & Images Free to Use & Reuse

" Need photographs of Abraham Lincoln—and scans of his speeches, letters, and “dueling instructions”—for that book you’re writing? You’re covered with this gallery. Need a collection of classic children's books for your website (or your reading pleasure)? Here you go "

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