"Scholar, Maker, Creator: New Humanities Conversations"

On April 8 the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries hosted a panel on "Scholar, Maker, Creator: New Humanities Conversations."  Invited speakers from institutions across North America addressed significant questions the humanities are currently facing, including the fate of the book, the rise of non-textual scholarship, and the evolution of academic publishing. Speakers included  Susan Brown, Aaron McCollough, and Stephen Robertson.

Measuring and Sustaining the Impact of Less Commonly Taught Language Collections in a Research Library

Article of interest:

Joe Lenkart, Thomas H. Teper, Mara Thacker, and Steven W. Witt, "Measuring and Sustaining the Impact of Less Commonly Taught Language Collections in a Research Library," C&RL preprint, http://crl.acrl.org/content/early/2014/04/29/crl14-613.short?rss=1

The Digital Archive of Massachusetts Anti-Slavery and Anti-Segregation Petitions

Article of interest:

Nicole Topich, "Unrolling the Past: The Digital Archive of Massachusetts Anti-Slavery and Anti-Segregation Petitions," Archive Journal 4 (Spring 2014), http://www.archivejournal.net/issue/4/archives-remixed/unrolling-the-past-the-digital-arch...

Oral History Association response to developments in Boston College case

You may have heard about Boston College's Belfast Project oral history case. The Oral History Association just issued a statement about it.

"The case raises in high relief a number of important ethical, legal and procedural issues pertaining to oral history. It also offers an opportunity to foster dialogue and sensitivity around these issues, and to encourage best practices in the future. It is in this spirit that the Oral History Association, the national professional organization in the field, issues this statement."

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-HistBibl: 28 April - 5 May

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 28 April
2014 to  5 May 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



Canadian Museum of History - Manager, Research


Un-Hidden Collections: CLIR’s seven-year experiment in exposing scholarly resources and the question of digitization

In this post, CLIR (the Council on Library and Information Resources) reviews the successes and lessons of its Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant program, and gives examples of successful projects.


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