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Reviews on digital editions – RIDE 2 out now!

[Posted on behalf of Dr Franz Fischer by your social media coordinator, Paul O’Shea]

*** Apologies for cross-posting ***

Dear list,

I am very happy to announce that we just published issue 2 of RIDE, a review journal for digital editions and resources.

As in the first issue, we have 5 (4 English, 1 German) reviews that critically assess publicly available scholarly digital editions. Again, all reviews can also be downloaded as TEI files.

For your convenience, this is the table of contents:

• 16th Century Chronicle to 21st Century Edition: A Review of The Diary of Henry Machyn, by Misha Broughton,
• Der Zürcher Sommer 1968: Die digitale Edition, by Friederike Wein
• The Digital Edition of the Becerro Galicano de San Millán de la Cogolla, by Francisco Javier Álvarez Carbajal
• The Fleischmann Diaries, by Merisa A. Martinez
• The Shelley-Godwin Archive: The edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Notebooks, by Frederike Neuber

All reviews can be accessed for free via our webpage: http://ride.i-d-e.de

Enjoy the RIDE!
Franz


Dr. Franz Fischer
Cologne Center for eHumanities
Universität zu Köln, Universitätsstr. 22, D-50923 Köln
Telefon: +49 – (0)221 – 470 – 4056
Email: franz.fischer@uni-koeln.de

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http://www.cceh.uni-koeln.de
http://www.i-d-e.de
http://www.thomasinstitut.uni-koeln.de

http://dixit.uni-koeln.de
http://guillelmus.uni-koeln.de
http://confessio.ie


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DCMI/ASIS&T Webinar: “The Libhub Initiative: Increasing the Web Visibility of Libraries”

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DCMI/ASIST Joint Webinar
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:: Title:  “The Libhub Initiative: Increasing the Web Visibility of Libraries”
:: Presenter: Eric Miller
:: Date:  Wednesday, 7 January 2015
:: Time:  10:00am – 11:15am EST (World Clock: 15:00 UTC  http://bit.ly/DCMI-Webinar-Miller)
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ABOUT THE WEBINAR:
As a founding sponsor, Zepheira’s introduction of the  Libhub Initiative  creates an industry-wide focus on the collective visibility of libraries and their resources on the Web. Libraries and memory organizations have rich content and resources that the Web can not see or use. The Libhub Initiative aims to find common ground for libraries, providers, and partners to publish and use data with non-proprietary, web standards. Libraries can then communicate in a way Web applications understand and Web users can see through the use of enabling technology like Linked Data and shared vocabularies such as schema.org and BIBFRAME. The Libhub Initiative uniquely prioritizes the linking of these newly exposed library resources to each other and to other resources across the Web, a critical requirement of increased Web visibility.
In this webinar, Eric Miller will talk about the transition libraries must make to achieve Web visibility, explain recent trends that support these efforts, and introduce the Libhub Initiative — an active exploration of what can happen when libraries begin to speak the language of the Web.
SPEAKER:
Eric Miller  is the President of Zepheira. Prior to founding Zepheira, Eric led the Semantic Web Initiative for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at MIT where he led the architectural and technical leadership in the design and evolution of the Semantic Web. Eric is a frequent and sought after international speaker in areas of International Web standards, knowledge management, collaboration, development and deployment.
:: For more information and to register, visit the event webpage:

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Reminder: RFP: Advanced Collaborative Support for the HathiTrust Research Center (Due Jan 8)

[On behalf of theThe HathiTrust Research Center Executive Committee. Please use contact details provided below.]  HathiTrust Research Center  is seeking proposals for  Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS) projects. ACS is a newly launched scholarly service at the HTRC offering collaboration between external scholars and HTRC staff to solve challenging problems related to HTRC tools and services. By working together with scholars, we facilitate computational access to HathiTrust Research Center digital tools (HTRC) as well as the HathiTrust (HT) digital library based on individual scholarly need. This Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS) will drive innovation at the scholar’s digital workbench for enhancing and developing new techniques for use within the HTRC platform.
 
The RFP is available online at  http://www.hathitrust.org/htrc/acs-rfp
 
RFP Schedule:
RFP Available: October 28, 2014
Proposals Due: 5:00 p.m. January 8, 2015
Award Notification: No later than January 30, 2015
Proposals should be submitted electronically as a single zip file to  htrc.acs.awards@gmail.com
 
Program Description (see the full RFP   for more detail):
 
The HathiTrust (HT) is a large digitized-text corpus (> 10 million volumes) of keen interest to researchers working in a wide range of scholarly disciplines.
 
The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library (HT) to help meet the technical challenges that researchers face when dealing with massive amounts of digital text. 
 
The HTRC Advanced Collaboration Support Group (ACS) engages with users directly on a one-on-one basis over extended period of time lasting from weeks to months. The ACS Group, selected from the membership of the HTRC user community, pairs the ACS awardee with expert staff members to work collaboratively on challenging problems.
 
Respondents are urged to contact  htrc.acs.awards@gmail.com , in advance of proposal submission to discuss eligibility, project details, prerequisites, and HTRC support. We look forward to a wide-array of proposals for our inaugural ACS projects supported by funding from the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC).
Sincerely,
The HathiTrust Research Center Executive Committee:
J. Stephen Downie, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois and Co-Director HTRC
Beth Plale, School of Informatics and Computing and Data to Insight Center, Indiana University and Co-Director HTRC
Beth Namachchivaya, Associate University Librarian for Information Technology Planning and Policy and Associate Dean of LibrariesUniversity of Illinois
Robert H. McDonald, Associate Dean for Library Technologies, Indiana University
John Unsworth, Vice-Provost, University Librarian and CIO, Brandeis University

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Job announcement: TEI consulting project for Woodrow Wilson Papers

[This is posted on behalf of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. Please reply to the contact address below]

SEEKING TEI CONSULTANT

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library (WWPL) has an archive of 8,000+ documents which have been published on the Library’s eLibrary, using an older (P4) and not entirely compliant TEI schema for XML encoding of the documents. The WWPL is planning to republish these documents and add to this archive and seeks to hire a skilled TEI practitioner to consult with WWPL and other collaborators in this republication project, and devise a new document template that will be TEI P5–compliant. WWPL wants to preserve the searching functionality afforded by the current schema, while bringing it up to date with current best practices.

The project would require analysis of the current encoding practices in order to create a crosswalk between them and a recommended customization of TEI P5 (using the standard modules insofar as possible and extensions where necessary, and including the recently approved <correspDesc> addition to the TEI Header), along with documentation of the changes and any necessary guidelines for future encoding of new documents.

We would ask that after reviewing the materials, you would be prepared to quote a price for the work (payment will be in US dollars; US citizenship not required).

If you are interested in taking on this work, please email a description of your relevant experience or training and (if possible) a copy of your CV and a list of two or three references to the following address:

eshortt@woodrowwilson.org

Elizabeth Shortt
Head Archivist
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library
http://www.woodrowwilson.org/


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Call for applications: DHQ Contributing Reviewers

Call for applications: Contributing Reviewers, Digital Humanities Quarterly

DHQ is seeking one or more new Contributing Reviewers to write and recruit reviews of all forms of digital humanities publication. The reviewers work as a team, led by the Reviews Editor, to develop reviews of books, software tools, digital publications, and other appropriate reviewable content. Our goal is to cultivate an active, international group of reviewers who can cover the full range of DH-related topics and publications in multiple languages.

You are: a wide reader, passionate about some area of digital humanities, interested in helping to shape the field, able to work as part of a geographically distributed team.

We are: an open-access online journal of digital humanities, published by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations at http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/. We publish a wide range of material on all areas of digital humanities research and practice. Although the journal is currently published almost entirely in English, we are interested in reviewing DH publications from all languages.

If you’re interested, please send email to DHQ@neu.edu with the following information:

1. Background: who are you and what do you do?
2. What do you think makes for a good book, site, or software review?
3. In what geographic or linguistic areas could you cultivate a pool of reviewers? How would you go about cultivating such a pool?
4. With what research domain(s) within the DH research community are you most closely connected?
5. What is the realistic time commitment you could make to this role? How would it fit in with your other activities?

Please send any questions to Sarah Buchanan, DHQ’s Reviews Editor, at sarahab@utexas.edu.

best wishes, Julia


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Visiting fellows at Maynooth University

The Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy and An Foras Feasa Research Institute at Maynooth University are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Visiting Fellowship Scheme in the Humanities for the academic year 2015-16.

We are especially interested in Fellows interested in progressing digital projects using the TEI.  The duration of the  fellowship is envisaged as ordinarily between one and six months; applications for a shorter or longer duration will be considered.

Fellows will receive office space and office facilities from An Foras Feasa in the Iontas Building, a state-of-the-art humanities research institute, along with full library access and computer facilities. There is a robust and welcoming research culture at Maynooth University and Fellows will be facilitated in achieving their research goals while in residence.

A limited number of travel stipends of €500 will be available; preference will be given to applicants with limited institutional funding.   The current call will close on 15 February 2015. Thereafter applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  To apply, please see

http://www.learndigitalhumanities.ie/fellowships/  for further details and an application form

 


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ACM DocEng 2015 — Call for Papers

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*** Apologies if you receive multiple copies ***

CALL FOR PAPERS

Join us in Lausanne for the
15th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2015),

September 8 - 11, 2015 ,
at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

http://www.doceng2015.org

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The 15th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2015) seeks original research papers that focus on the design, implementation, development, management, use and evaluation of advanced systems where documents and document collections play a key role.

DocEng is a leading international forum for researchers, practitioners, developers and users to explore cutting-edge ideas and to exchange techniques, tools and experiences.

DocEng emphasizes innovative approaches to document engineering technology, use of documents and document collections in real world applications, novel principles, tools and processes that improve our ability to create, manage, maintain, share, and productively use these.

You are invited to submit original papers to the 15th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2015), to be held at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. Attendees at this international forum have interests that span all aspects of document engineering and applications.

DocEng is sponsored by ACM by means of the ACM SIGWEB Special Interest Group. Proceedings are available through the ACM Digital Library.

Symposium Chair: Christine Vanoirbeek (EPFL, Switzerland)
Program Chair:   Pierre Genevès (CNRS, France)

Submissions
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Authors are invited to submit original work in one of the following forms:

* Full papers describing complete works of research (up to 10 pages)
* Short papers describing smaller complete works of research or novel
challenges or visions (up to 4 pages)
* Application notes describing systems or tools of interest (up to 4 pages)
* Workshop/tutorial proposals: tutorials are by a domain expert and
introduce a current topic of interest to symposium attendees while workshops provide an informal setting in which to develop vision and exchange ideas in a specialized field of interest.

Accepted papers will be included in the DocEng proceedings and published in the ACM Digital Library.

Students presenting their work at DocEng 2015 will be eligible to apply for SIGWEB Student Travel Awards.

Important dates
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* Mar  9, 2015: Full paper abstracts due
* Mar 16, 2015 : Full paper manuscripts due
* Mar 16, 2015 : Workshop and tutorial proposals due
* May 21, 2015 : Short papers and application notes due

Topics relevant to the symposium include (but are not limited to) =================================================================

Modeling and Representation:

* Document models and structures (multimedia, graphs, trees, streams,
Adaptive and responsive documents, probabilistic documents)
* Document representation and standards (interchange standards, markup
languages, style sheets, document type representation, metadata)
* Distributed documents
* Collaborative documents and sharing economy
* Document internationalization, multilingual representations

Generation, Manipulation and Presentation:

* Document authoring tools and systems
* Document presentation (typography, formatting, layout) algorithms and
systems
* Automatically generated documents, automated layout and composition,
variable data printing
* Documents for mobile devices
* Document transformation

Web Document Processing and Interaction:

* Rich web applications
* Systems and algorithms for safe and efficient document processing
* Scalable distributed document processing
* Linked data and semantics enrichment, linking techniques and standards
* Automatic tagging and semantic linking

Collections, Systems and Management:

* Document repositories, storage, indexing, retrieval, deduplication,
cleansing
* Massive collections of documents, large-scale processing
* Enterprise content management: models and standards, scale and performance
* Digital libraries and archives, preservation systems
* Document system components, versioning, synchronization
* Document systems and workflows

Security:

* Documents and privacy
* Secure document workflows, including policy and access
* Security printing, including document identification, tagging and meta-data
* Cyber-physical document workflows, especially electronic/print options
* Document access, workflow and security for mobile and printing devices

User Experience:

* Navigation, search
* Usability, accessibility, readability and aesthetics
* Collaborative authoring and editing, curation and annotation
* Workflows, integration and interaction between human and automated
processes
* Culture-dependent layouts

Applications:

We encourage submissions about document-centric applications such as:
* Web applications and systems
* Mobile applications
* Social networks
* Education
* Digital humanities
* Document analysis
* eBooks and digital publishing

For more information, please visit the conference website at:
===  http://www.doceng2015.org  ===


Tamir Hassan
Research Scientist, HP Laboratories
Publicity Chair, ACM DocEng 2015


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Visualisation Tool Supporting the Embedded Transcription Method

Dear colleagues,

(On behalf of Roberto Rosselli Del Turco)

EVT 0.1.62 with experimental support for the embedded transcription method has just been released. A sample edition collecting miscellaneous examples (including those presented in the Guidelines) is available here:

http://vbd.humnet.unipi.it/evt-et/

and a blog post describing EVT changes is here:

http://visualizationtechnology.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/tei-embedded-transcription-support-in-evt/

while the EVT code with all of above is as usual available on Sourceforge:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/evt-project/

Feedback and suggestions on how to improve it (and of course other EVT features) would be much appreciated, as written in the blog post we weren’t sure of how to interpret some of the possible use cases. Seeing TEI XML from the point of view of a tool developer, for once, was an eye opening experience!

Last, but definitely not least, thanks to the EADH “small grants” program which made this expansion of EVT’s features possible.

Best wishes from your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea


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Versioning Machine and Text Versioning Survey

Dear colleagues,

Karolina Badzmierowska, Roman Bleier and the VM team would be very grateful if you could complete a survey about The Versioning Machine and text
versioning.

The Versioning Machine (VM) is a framework and an interface for
displaying multiple versions of text encoded according to the Text
Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines. Begun in 2000, there have been
several major updates since then.

Currently they are working on a new version (5.0)  and they are looking to
the community for feedback on the current version and feature requests
for the redevelopment.

We invite you to complete a short survey to guide the redevelopment.
There are a maximum of 27 questions, but it should not take longer than
ten minutes.

Here is the link to the survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VMSURVEY2014

Many thanks on behalf of Karolina, Roman and the VM team.

Your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea


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Tweet Chat TODAY!

TEI_Libraries_Chat

Our monthly TEI Tweet Chat will be taking place on Twitter at 3pm (GMT) today, Wednesday 19 November, 2014. The topic of the tweet chat is on ‘TEI and Libraries,’ and will be hosted by Paul O’Shea and Kevin Hawkins, the convenor of the Libraries SIG.

You can follow and participate in the Tweet Chat by using the official designated hash tags: #TEIChat and #AskTEI.

Please circulate this information!

Best wishes from your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea


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CFP: Latin Textual Criticism in the Digital Age

The Digital Latin Library, a joint project of the Society for Classical Studies, the Medieval Academy of America, and the Renaissance Society of America, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, announces a seminar on Latin textual criticism in the digital age. The seminar will take place on the campus of the University of Oklahoma, the DLL’s host institution, on June 25–26, 2015.

We welcome proposals for papers on all subjects related to the intersection of modern technology with traditional methods for editing Latin texts of all eras. Suggested topics:

  • Keeping the “critical” in digital critical editions
  • The scholarly value of editing texts to be read by humans and machines
  • Extending the usability of critical editions beyond a scholarly audience
  • Visualizing the critical apparatus: moving beyond a print-optimized format
  • Encoding different critical approaches to a text
  • Interoperability between critical editions and other digital resources
  • Dreaming big: a wishlist of features for the optimal digital editing environment

Of particular interest are proposals that examine the scholarly element of preparing a digital edition.

The seminar will be limited to ten participants. Participants will receive a stipend, and all travel and related expenses will be paid by the DLL.

Please send proposals of no more than 650 words to Samuel J. Huskey at dll-seminar@ou.edu by December 1, 2014. Notification of proposal status will be sent in early January.


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Issue 7 Journal of the TEI

Colleagues — I am delighted to announce that Issue 7 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative is now available from the the Journal’s site,

http://jtei.revues.org/

Entitled ‘Reaching Out, Opting In, this issue was based on an open call for papers. The four articles in this issue deal with several meta concerns of the community and make for provocative and thoughtful reading.

It also marks the last issue that I have overseen as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. I thank all of you, as authors, reviewers, and guest editors who have worked with the Journal editors to make it such a success. I also thank my fellow editors who have been a pleasure to work with and who have worked tirelessly for the Journal.

John Walsh is taking over from me as Editor-in-Chief. I wish him the very best. I am sure under his leadership the Journal will go from success to success.

with all best wishes

Susan


Susan Schreibman
Professor of Digital Humanities
Director of An Foras Feasa
Iontas Building
National University of Ireland Maynooth
Maynooth, Co. Kildare

email: susan.schreibman@nuim.ie
phone: +353 1 708 3451
fax:  +353 1 708 4797


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HisTEI: An Oxygen framework for historical documents encoded in TEI

Dear all,
Begin forwarded message:
I just wanted to let everyone know about a new framework we’ve been working on for Oxygen called HisTEI (i.e. Historical TEI). It’s aimed at making historical documents easier to transcribe using TEI in the Oxygen Author view. The idea is that this view is much easier for typical Humanities researchers to use.
For installation instructions, check out the Wiki on GitHub. You can use the base framework (called HisTEI) to try it out. We are happy to help create a specific framework for your project as well.

We warmly welcome any new participants on the project or any tips that might improve what we have already!

 


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Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement

Dear colleagues,

I would like to pass along this announcement that was posted at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship:

The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in Digital Humanities Publishing beginning September 1, 2015 . The position is available for one year with a possible renewal for a second year at the discretion of the ECDS. We welcome candidates who hold (or will hold by May 2015) a PhD in an interdisciplinary humanities field and, given the scope of the fellow’s duties (below), a terminal degree in music. Expertise in nineteenth and twentieth century US southern hymnody is preferred. Applicants should have received their PhD no earlier than January 1, 2013, and should have experience with scholarly digital humanities projects. We particularly encourage candidates whose digital humanities experience includes editing and publishing digital scholarly editions and who possess an awareness of recent technological developments in digital scholarly editing and publishing.

The postdoctoral fellow will be in residence at Emory University. The stipend for the fellow is $50,000 annually (plus benefits). The fellow’s duties will include coordinating the editing and annotation of a digital scholarly edition featuring an exemplary text drawn from the corpus of nineteenth and twentieth century US southern hymnody. The fellow will also coordinate the development and adaptation of a tool to facilitate the publication of an edition of this work. The fellow will work with a competitively selected group of scholars to supervise the editing of a series of digital scholarly editions in the area of nineteenth and twentieth century US southern hymnody focusing on the renowned collection of Emory University’s Pitts Theology Library. The fellow will report to the co-directors of the ECDS.

More information can be found here:

http://web.library.emory.edu/documents/ECDS%20PostDoc_final.pdf 

Best wishes from your social media coordinator,

Paul O’Shea


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NEH ODH Institute for Community College Faculty

Dear colleagues,

(Please forgive cross-postings and feel free to circulate widely.)

COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY INTERESTED IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES? Applications are now open for the NEH Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities Summer Institute, to be held at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, July 13-17, 2015 .  The institute, entitled, “Digital Humanities at Community Colleges: Beyond Pockets of Innovation, Toward a Community of Practice,” is open to all full-time and part-time community college humanities faculty.  Participants receive a stipend, and travel and lodging costs are reimbursed. For more information, visit the NEH Website: http://www.neh.gov/divisions/odh/institutes/institute-community-college-digital-humanists-beyond-pockets-innovation-tow
Questions? Contact project director Anne McGrail mcgraila@lanecc.edu

“Everybody gets so much information
all day long that they lose their common
sense.” –Gertrude Stein

“Truth springs from argument among friends.” –David Hume

Information diffused by:
Anne B. McGrail, Ph.D.
English Department
Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 97405
541-463-3317
Project Director, NEH Digital Humanities Summer Institute
https://blogs.lanecc.edu/dhatthecc/


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The Scholarly Digital Edition and the Humanities workshop- Rome, 3-5 December

Dear Colleagues,

Apologies for cross posting. These workshops may be of interest to some of you. Please see below for details.

Your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea

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I am pleased to announce the 3-days workshop organized by DigiLab, La Sapienza – DiXiT Marie Curie Network:

The Scholarly Digital Edition and the Humanities. Theoretical approaches and alternative tools.

The event will be held at DigiLab La Sapienza, Rome, 3-5 December 2014.

Vetreria Sciarra – Via dei Volsci 122, 00185 Roma

Room 110

The aim of this workshop is to present a critical approach to the digital representation of textual artefacts in the context of Humanities and Social Sciences. While the imperatives of digitization are affecting at a global level our cultural organizations and institutions, it seems necessary to introduce a socio-cultural reflection into the realm of the scholarly digital edition. The workshop is organized in practical and theoretical sessions led by Desmond Schmidt (Queensland University of Technology), Paolo Monella (Università di Palermo) e Domenico Fiormonte (Università Roma Tre). Participants will be guided through the realization of a digital product, experimenting with some innovative digital editions tools and platforms.

The workshop is open to all students registered for postgraduate and doctoral programs (PhD or equivalent) anywhere in the world working in the field of Digital Humanities and Social Sciences. Some basic experience in scholarly editing and textual criticism is recommended.

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required for all applicants. Twelve positions are reserved for DiXiT fellows.

The format of the workshop is multicultural, i.e. participants and speakers will be free to speak in their mother tongue or instead use English as lingua franca. All teaching material will be translated in English, except original cultural artifacts. Given the practical nature of the workshop we can accommodate up to 25 participants.

Workshop coordinator: Domenico Fiormonte

Scientific Board: Domenico Fiormonte, Gianfranco Crupi, Giovanni Ragone

Organization: Federico Caria, Isabella Tartaglia.

Please register online at: https://digilab-scholarly-digital-edition.eventbrite.com  

Registration will be open up to November 26 

For more information please contact: digilab@uniroma1.it


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Please help promote FORCE2015 Conference

Dear colleagues,

Below is an email forwarded to the TEI-L mailing list by Dan O’Donnell from Titilola Aiyegbusi.

Your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea

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Please help the Force2015 conference committee with promoting the FORCE2015 conference.  The Conference Committee has prepared promo information below to be copied and sent  to your colleagues, lists, organization calendars and/or social media.

 

Thank you for your support.

 

Announcement for email or list serves:

The FORCE2015 Research Communication and e-Scholarship Conference (www.force2015.org) will be held 12-13 January, 2015, at the University of Oxford, UK.

Registration is now open: www.force11.org/meetings/force2015/registration

FORCE15, the successor of the Beyond-the-PDF conferences, will bring together researchers, scholars, librarians, archivists, information scientists, publishers, and research funders in a lively forum – to broaden awareness of current efforts across disciplines, but also to define the future through discussions, challenge projects, demonstrations, and the seeding of new partnerships and collaborations. Individually and collectively, we aim to bring about a positive change in scholarly communications through both the effective use of information technology and a deeper understanding of the nature of evolving scholarly practice.

Call for session abstracts: www.force11.org/meetings/force2015/forms/call-for-session-abstracts

Call for posters and demos: www.force11.org/meetings/force2015/forms/call-for-demos-posters

 

On the preceding day, 11 January 2015, there will be workshops, informal and formal collaborations, and business meetings associated with the main conference.  You may submit requests for hosting a meeting on Sunday here (www.force11.org/meetings/force2015/forms/pre-conference-meeting-suggestions).

 

We hope to see you there!

 

Twitter Announcement:

Registration and abstract submissions are open for the FORCE2015 conference. #Force2015 @force11rescomm www.force2015.org

 

Facebook Announcement:

Registration for the FORCE2015 conference in Oxford, UK (Jan 12-13, 2015) is open (www.force2015.org).   Please submit your abstract for a session talk by Nov 15, 2014. Submit your abstract for a poster or demo by Dec 01, 2014.

 

Calendar/Event listings

FORCE2015 January 12 – 13, 2015

The University of Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK

www.force2015.org

Meeting Host:  Force11.org (www.force11.org)

Call for Abstracts deadline November 15 www.force11.org/meetings/force2015/forms/call-for-session-abstracts

Call for Posters and Demos deadline December 1 www.force11.org/meetings/force2015/forms/call-for-demos-posters

Best,

Titilola Aiyegbusi

For: Dan O’Donnell


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RFP: Advanced Collaborative Support for the HathiTrust Research Center

Dear colleagues,

The  HathiTrust Research Center  is seeking proposals for  Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS) projects. ACS is a newly launched scholarly service at the HTRC offering collaboration between external scholars and HTRC staff to solve challenging problems related to HTRC tools and services. By working together with scholars, we facilitate computational access to HathiTrust Research Center digital tools (HTRC) as well as the HathiTrust (HT) digital library based on individual scholarly need. This Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS) will drive innovation at the scholar’s digital workbench for enhancing and developing new techniques for use within the HTRC platform.
 
A complete copy of the RFP is attached to this email and available online at  http://www.hathitrust.org/htrc/acs-rfp
 
RFP Schedule:
RFP Available: October 28, 2014
Proposals Due: 5:00 p.m. January 8, 2015
Award Notification: No later than January 30, 2015
Proposals should be submitted electronically as a single zip file to  htrc.acs.awards@gmail.com
 
Program Description (see the full RFP   for more detail):
 
The HathiTrust (HT) is a large digitized-text corpus (> 10 million volumes) of keen interest to researchers working in a wide range of scholarly disciplines.
 
The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library (HT) to help meet the technical challenges that researchers face when dealing with massive amounts of digital text. 
 
The HTRC Advanced Collaboration Support Group (ACS) engages with users directly on a one-on-one basis over extended period of time lasting from weeks to months. The ACS Group, selected from the membership of the HTRC user community, pairs the ACS awardee with expert staff members to work collaboratively on challenging problems.
 
Respondents are urged to contact  htrc.acs.awards@gmail.com , in advance of proposal submission to discuss eligibility, project details, prerequisites, and HTRC support. We look forward to a wide-array of proposals for our inaugural ACS projects supported by funding from the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC).
Sincerely,
The HathiTrust Research Center Executive Committee:
J. Stephen Downie, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois and Co-Director HTRC
Beth Plale, School of Informatics and Computing and Data to Insight Center, Indiana University and Co-Director HTRC
Beth Namachchivaya, Associate University Librarian for Information Technology Planning and Policy and Associate Dean of LibrariesUniversity of Illinois
Robert H. McDonald, Associate Dean for Library Technologies, Indiana University
John Unsworth, Vice-Provost, University Librarian and CIO, Brandeis University

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The iSchool at the University of Illinois is recruiting

The University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), the iSchool at Illinois, is actively recruiting high quality doctoral students who want to design, develop, and evaluate informatics solutions to the grand challenges of the twenty-first century. Admitted candidates typically receive up to 4 years of funding in the form of research, teaching and service assistantships, including tuition waivers and stipends.
 
Massive changes in how large collections of data are created, disseminated, analyzed, and used have increased the role that information plays in industry, science, scholarship, government, and our everyday lives. The flexible program ensures that each student receives the intellectual guidance and experiences necessary to prepare them for vibrant research careers in a wide range of academic, business, and government settings. Students receive one-on-one mentorship from faculty with a global reputation for excellence in scholarship and high impact science.
 
Faculty work on data from many domains including science (MEDLINE, EPA, STAR METRICS), business (health, energy, media), humanities (HathiTrust, Google Books), and everyday life (social media) and develop new methods in:
 
• Text and Data Mining
• Informetrics and Data Analytics
• Information Retrieval
• Social Computing
• Digital Humanities
• Social Network Analysis
• Digital Libraries
• Computer Supported Cooperative Work
• Data Curation and Linked Data
• Information Trust and Privacy
• Digital Youth
 
GSLIS supports a broad range of interdisciplinary research in areas such as youth services, user services and outreach, information history and policy, social and community informatics, data curation and information organization. Additional information about research at GSLIS is available at http://www.lis.illinois.edu/research/projects. For specific information about the PhD program, please visit http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/degrees/phd or contact lis-apply@illinois.edu.
 
Students from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline for PhD applications is December 15, 2014 .
On behalf of:
Megan Finn Senseney
Senior Project Coordinator
Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
501 East Daniel Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Phone: (217) 244-5574
Email: mfsense2@illinois.edu
http://cirssweb.lis.illinois.edu
Your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea

 


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Job: Director of Academic IT Services, University of Oxford

Dear colleagues,

Please consider coming to be our Director of Academic IT Services

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*Director of Academic IT Services*
IT Services, Central Oxford
In the region of £70,000 p.a.
Closing Date: 1 December 2014

We are looking for an experienced, highly skilled and strategically-minded individual to lead the Academic IT Group of IT Services, managing a group of over 30 highly skilled staff.

The group works with academics, students, and staff to assist in the effective use of technologies for teaching, learning and research. It develops and supports the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE); offers services to record and publish lectures, seminars and events; and develops collections of reusable and open educational materials. The group also provides guidance to Oxford academics in support of research projects from provision of websites, to assistance with research data management, software selection, and collaborative tools.

As Director of Academic IT, you will co-ordinate and promote a range of services offered at local, national and international level and be responsible for the strategic development of the group reflecting the priorities of Oxford University and IT Services. You will also work with Pro-Vice Chancellors and other Oxford units in the development and implementation of a digital education strategy.

- Do you have extensive knowledge of current e-learning and e-research initiatives?
– Do you have a vision for the future of digital technologies in learning, teaching and research?
– Do you have the motivational skills to develop this at a world-leading university?
– Are you aware of current trends in the provision of IT services within Higher Education?
– Do you have excellent management skills?

If so we look forward to hearing from you.

You are expected to have a high level of knowledge, intellectual capacity, reasoning and analytical skills to degree level or equivalent (which may be in experience).

http://bit.ly/OxfordAcademicIT
https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=115753

Contact: recruitment@admin.ox.ac.uk

[On behalf of Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings@it.ox.ac.uk, Academic IT Services, University of Oxford.]

Your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea


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Job in Cologne: Software Developer/Digital Humanist

Dear colleagues,

*** Apologies for cross posting ***

The Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH) at the University of Cologne (Germany) is offering a position for a

Digital Humanist / Software Developer
(3 years, TV-L 13, full-time with part-time option, starting 1 January 2015 )

Tasks
Collaboration on different projects; among others an international EU-funded project aiming at providing access to archival material for academics and the public:
– implementation of open-source Web 2.0 features and tools
– usability of technical tools in the environment of digital archival material
– crowdsourcing tools for indexing and transcription on the basis of a web-based XML WYSIWYM
– gamification features
– development / enhancement / implementation of tools for image cropping, text image linking, image annotation (supported by tagging taxonomies, vocabularies and folksonomies)
– information enrichment (e.g. named entities) with authority files,

Required skills
– x-technologies (XML, XSLT, XQuery, XML-DB)
– web technologies (including deeper understanding of JavaScript)
– software development experience
– experience in distributed collaboration using git and issue tracking software
– dissemination & communication skills

Desirable skills
– additional programming languages (e.g. Java/C++, Ruby, Python, PHP)
– data and metadata standards in the Digital Humanities (CEI/TEI, EAD)
– digitization of cultural heritage objects (artifacts / images / texts)
– understanding humanities concepts and finding ways to realize them as technical solutions

A working knowledge / understanding of German should be acquired within 1 year.

Application Deadline: 17 November 2014

Applications should include a brief cover letter and a CV and may include links to projects. Applications must be sent electronically to info-cceh@uni-koeln.de.

For further information or in case of queries contact Dr. Patrick Sahle at info-cceh@uni-koeln.de.

http://www.cceh.uni-koeln.de/node/565
Please circulate widely!


Dr. Franz Fischer
Cologne Center for eHumanities
Universität zu Köln, Universitätsstr. 22, D-50923 Köln
Telefon: +49 – (0)221 – 470 – 4056
Email: franz.fischer@uni-koeln.de

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http://www.cceh.uni-koeln.de
http://www.i-d-e.de
http://www.thomasinstitut.uni-koeln.de

http://dixit.uni-koeln.de
http://guillelmus.uni-koeln.de
http://confessio.ie


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Wiki page for P6 ideas

Hi all,

Mentioned at the TEI Council report at the Members Meeting this morning:

We have a wiki page for collecting and commenting on ideas relating to P6 here:

<http://wiki.tei-c.org/index.php/P6-dev>

Please join the wiki and contribute if you can.

Cheers,
Martin


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Announcing TAPAS launch

Dear colleagues,

We are very happy to announce the public launch of the TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service. TAPAS is now available to the TEI community and the public. TAPAS offers a low-cost solution to the long-term archiving and publication of TEI data, with special emphasis on the needs of smaller projects and individual scholars. You can visit the project at:

http://tapasproject.org


TAPAS is free for all TEI members, and is an important new benefit of TEI membership. The service enables members to upload TEI data for long-term storage, and to create TAPAS projects and collections that publish their TEI data. For non-members, we also offer the TAPAS Commons, a shared space where anyone can upload and publish TEI files. Thanks to a number of early adopters, TAPAS is already home to several thriving TEI projects, with more being added every week. Many TAPAS features will work best once more data has been contributed, but already you can see many features in operation. All published TAPAS data is accessible on an open-access basis.

The initial planning and development of TAPAS was generously funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Our next phase of development has already begun with a new NEH grant that supports the addition of an XML-aware repository to TAPAS. In the coming year we will also continue to improve the TAPAS publication mechanisms, provide a public API, develop programs of training and outreach, expand our documentation and user support, and help contributors to build their TEI projects.

TAPAS could not have been built without the generous assistance of many in the TEI community, including beta testers, contributors of test data, early adopters, and those who have offered advice and assistance in many different ways. We are particularly grateful to the TEI for its support of the project. Our warm thanks go out to all who have helped!

We look forward to seeing TAPAS grow, and we invite your engagement, feedback, and contributions! If you have questions about how to use TAPAS or suggestions for future development, we’d be happy to hear from you. Please visit the site’s forums to contribute.

Julia Flanders
Co-director, TAPAS
Director, Digital Scholarship Group
Professor of Practice, English
Northeastern University

Scott Hamlin
Co-director, TAPAS
Director of Research and Instruction
Library Information Services, Wheaton College

http://tapasproject.org
info@tapasproject.org
@TAPAS_Project


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2014 TEI Conference, Evanston, Illinois

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Dear colleagues,

You can follow all the activities of the 2014 TEI conference in Evanston, Illinois on Twitter using the #TEIConf2014 hash tag.

Come join the discussion!

Your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea


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