First Things First: Conducting an Environmental Scan

As a digital humanities librarian, E. Leigh Bonds (The Ohio State University) undertook an institutional environmental scan as the basis for assessment, identifying gaps, and developing recommendations. In this post, Bonds details her approach and framework, which prompted conversations and coordination across campus.

Applying Beall’s Criteria to Assess the Predatory Nature of both OA and Non-OA Library and Information Science Journals

Article of interest:

Joseph D. Olivarez, Stephen Bales, Laura Sare, and Wyoma vanDuinkerken. “Format Aside: Applying Beall’s Criteria to Assess the Predatory Nature of both OA and Non-OA Library and Information Science Journals.” College and Research Libraries 79, no. 1 (2018): 52-67. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.79.1.52.

Massive New Database Will Finally Allow Us to Identify Enslaved Peoples and Their Descendants in the Americas

"...a just-announced Michigan State University project—supported by a $1.5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation—will seek to 'change the way scholars and the public understand African slavery.' Called Enslaved: The People of the Historic Slave Trade, the multi-phase endeavor is expected to take 18 months to complete an 'online hub,' linking together dozens of databases from all over the world."

Current Research in Digital History conference

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media will hold its 2018 Current Research in Digital History conference at George Mason University in Arlington, VA, on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

"CRDH is an annual one-day conference that publishes online, peer-reviewed proceedings. Its primary aim is to encourage and publish scholarship in digital history that offers discipline-specific arguments and interpretations. A format of short presentations provides an opportunity to make an argument on the basis of ongoing research in a larger project.

Rare Book School spring and summer courses in book history

“Rare Book School is an important—and well-placed—investment for anyone who is interested in the art and history of the book.” –2017 student

Expand your understanding of book history during a Rare Book School course this spring or summer. Our five-day, intensive courses on the history of manuscript, print, and digital materials will be offered at the University of Virginia, The Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Amherst College, Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Indiana University, Bloomington. 

Cornell Open

"Cornell Open is the new global open access portal for classic out-of-print titles from the distinguished catalog of  Cornell University Press. Funded by the newly created Humanities Open Book Program, a collaborative effort between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Cornell Open offers for the first time open access to key titles in literary criticism and theory, German studies, and Slavic studies."


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