Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
501 East Daniel Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Phone: (217) 244-5574
Please consider coming to be our Director of Academic IT Services
*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).
[On behalf of Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings@it.ox.ac.uk, Academic IT Services, University of Oxford.]
Your social media coordinator,
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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)
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,
– x-technologies (XML, XSLT, XQuery, XML-DB)
– software development experience
– experience in distributed collaboration using git and issue tracking software
– dissemination & communication 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 email@example.com.
For further information or in case of queries contact Dr. Patrick Sahle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please circulate widely!
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:
Please join the wiki and contribute if you can.
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:
Call for Papers – the Joint Conference of the Society for Textual Scholarship and the Association for Documentary Editing
CONVERGENCES AND DIVERGENCES
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, June 17-20, 2015
Program Organizers: Andrew Jewell, Amanda Gailey, Elizabeth Lorang, Kenneth M. Price
Deadline for Proposals: January 30, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Jerome McGann
The Society for Textual Scholarship and Association for Documentary Editing announce a historic joint conference of the two organizations to be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an international hub for digital editing. Home to the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities and numerous print and digital editing projects, UNL is located in the capital of Nebraska and offers opportunities for exploring the history and geography of the Great Plains.
Reminder emails have just been sent via opavote.org to registered electors in the TEI Board and Council elections who have not yet cast their votes. Voting will close at about 15:00 UTC on Friday, October 24 (the TEI Members meeting for business starts at 14:00 UTC, 9 a.m. Chicago time, and voting will be closed at the point in the agenda where results are to be announced).
Refer to http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2014/mm70.xml for candidate statements and information.
Please take the time to vote if you are eligible–the TEI Board and Council together determine the policies, focus, and technical details of the TEI Consortium and the Guidelines.
On behalf of David Sewell, election manager.
Yours in social media,
The DHQ editorial team is pleased to announce the official publication of Digital Humanities Quarterly 8.3. You can find the issue on the DHQ website: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/8/3/index.html
Best wishes from your social media coordinator,
Some members of the community may be interested in applying for Wikimedia Individual Engagement Grants proposals.
Please see below for details:
Dear members of Exlibris-L, SHARP-L, and TEI-L
As many of you know, I have researching the writings of Edmond Hoyle for several years with the expectation of publishing a descriptive bibliography. It will include descriptions of approximately 200 books and a number of essays in bibliography and book history relating to Hoyle’s work.
Recently I decided that I wanted to publish the descriptions incrementally on the web before publishing the book. The decision led me to launch an ambitious digital humanities project: I have started to encode book descriptions in TEI-like XML files. The XML files are transformed both into HTML and into word processing documents. Thus, I can publish incrementally on the web while having all the work available for later print publication. Importantly, each time I create a handful of new descriptions, I run programs to regenerate all the indices and book lists for both the web site and the print version.
The Modern Language Association seeks a Director of Information Systems to establish and oversee the association’s technical vision. Under the supervision of the executive director, the director manages the operating environment and drives operational efficiencies, collaborates with colleagues on new product innovation and development, and aligns the association’s technology strategy with its mission by implementing and managing reliable and scalable technology infrastructure, applications, and processes. The director also establishes and manages key metrics for analyzing user experience and for measuring and optimizing user satisfaction.
Excellent opportunity for a talented and committed developer to join a growing team at Maynooth University’s Digital Humanities centre, An Foras Feasa. The successful candidate will play a central role on a variety of digital humanities projects, including Letters of 1916 and Contested Memories: The Battle of Mount Street Bridge.
We seek a team player who would like to work with a variety of creative people who are committed to promoting and extending digital scholarship. Many of our projects use TEI. More details about the position are available here http://humanresources.nuim.ie/vacancies.shtml
and I would be delighted provide any interested candidates with more information about the position and the centre.
with all best wishes
Susan Schreibman Professor of Digital Humanities Director of An Foras Feasa Iontas Building National University of Ireland Maynooth Maynooth, Co. Kildare email: email@example.com phone: +353 1 708 3451 fax: +353 1 708 4797
we would like to invite you to the second joint DTA- & CLARIN-D-Conference on “Text Corpora in Infrastructures for the Humanities and Social Sciences” and the associated second CLARIN-D/WP5 workshop on CLARIN-D’s Language Resources and Services.
The events will take place on November 17th/18th, 2014, at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jägerstr. 22/23, Berlin (Germany), Einsteinsaal.
For further information see below and: http://www.deutschestextarchiv.de/veranstaltungen/DTAClarinDConf2014
On behalf of myself and the convenors of the Special Interest Group on Correspondence, Peter Stadler, Sabine Seifert, and Marcel Illetschko, you are cordially invited to attend our first TEI Tweet Chat, which will take place on Twitter on Thursday, 09 October, 2014 at 16:00 (GMT+2).
The official hash tags for our TEI Tweet Chat are: #AskTEI and #TEIChat.
Please follow the TEI Consortium (@TEIConsortium) on Twitter if you have not done so already.
We look forward to what will be an engaging discussion with you online.
With best wishes from your social media coordinator,
A heartfelt thank you to all who took the time to respond to the survey. Special thanks for the insights and personal opinions provided.
For those who didn’t take it yet, please consider spending your coffee break ticking the boxes and boasting your projects. The more, the better :)
The survey will help to assess the software and technologies used for creation and publishing of digital scholarly editions. The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/publishing_digital_editions.
Call for Nominations
The CSDH/SDCH Award for Outstanding Achievement, Computing in the Arts and Humanities acknowledges a Canadian researcher or a researcher at a Canadian institution who has made a significant contribution, over an extended career, to computing in the arts and humanities, whether theoretical, applied, or in the area of community building. The recipient will be invited to accept the award and to address the society in a plenary session of the annual conference at Congress, which will be held in Ottawa in the spring of 2015.
Dear TEI Community,
We have just sent out the ballots for the 2014 TEI elections. Election information, including the list of the standing candidates is at http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2014/mm70.xml. We are very thankful for the outstanding candidates that have accepted to stand for election, this shows the vitality of our growing community.
Tomorrow, at the École Normale Supérieure of Paris, the International Conference on Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the Ancient World, organized by the EAGLE project(#eagle2014) will host the panel
“Technology & Tradition: A Synergic Approach To Deciphering, Analyzing And Annotating Epigraphic Writings”
Call for Proposals
An INKE-hosted gathering
27-28 January 2015 | Whistler, BC, Canada
Proposals Due: 1 October 2014
Scholarly communication practices are rapidly changing, and this time of transition indicates an opportunity to shape the future of scholarly production in open, flexible, and productive ways that serve the needs of many. As professional work becomes increasingly enmeshed with and supported by digital technology, practitioners have begun to explore different venues and modes for sharing knowledge. Recent scholarly communication developments, including open peer review systems and online academic publishing platforms, reflect this transitional period. For instance, in Planned Obsolescence Kathleen Fitzpatrick considers ways of “opening ourselves to the possibility that new modes of publishing might enable, not just more texts, but better texts, not just an evasion of obsolescence, but a new life for scholarship.”
Call for Contributions: ELO 2015 Conference – Bergen, Norway
The End(s) of Electronic Literature
The 2015 Electronic Literature Organization conference and festival will take place August 5-7th 2015. The conference website is at: http://conference.eliterature.org. The conference will be hosted by the Bergen Electronic Literature research group at the University of Bergen, Norway with sessions at venues including the University of Bergen, Det Akademiske Kvarteret, the Bergen Public Library, the University of Bergen Arts library, and local arts venues. Bergen is Norway’s second-largest city, known as the gateway to the fjords, a festival city and cultural center with a lively and innovative arts scene.
The deadline for submissions of research, workshop, and arts proposals is December 15, 2014.
Assistant Professor of English: Corpus Linguistics/Digital Humanities
The University of Nevada, Reno, Department of English announces an entry-level tenure-track position in corpus linguistics and/or digital humanities. Requisite experience is in big data and/or other data science methodologies. Desired sub-areas are literature, linguistics, rhetoric or composition. A demonstrable record of research is expected as well as experience and promise as an excellent teacher. The faculty member will join an interdisciplinary cluster of big data methodologists in the social sciences and humanities within the College of Liberal Arts. Faculty with interests in computational analysis of big data in social sciences and humanities are in place in the Departments of English, History, Political Science and Psychology. The faculty member should be able to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in data-intensive humanities research as the field is relevant to English, as well as courses in the area of specialization. All classes are offered within the English department and, in addition to English majors, should also appeal and be accessible to non-majors in fields such as psychology, history, political science, education and anthropology. Our tenure-track faculty who teach and mentor in the graduate program and engage in scholarly research typically teach a 2/2 load.
Call for Hosting Conferences: The LLOH Prize (2015)
Deadline: October 10
Email address for proposal: firstname.lastname@example.org
The late EADH chair (2010-2012), Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen, attended conferences not only in the digital humanities but also in other disciplines. She was invariably interested in and encouraging of young scholars in particular, and she also spent a great deal of time in informal conversation with a wide range of colleagues. The Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize was established in 2013 to honour her memory. The LLOH Prize is awarded to early-career scholars, that is, students, graduate students, or postdoctoral researchers at different conferences each year.
An Foras Feasa at Maynooth University is delighted to announce an opening for a PostDoc in Irish History (ideally of the revolutionary period) with an expertise in Digital Humanities. The successful candidate will join a dynamic interdisciplinary team creating the first crowdsourced digital humanities project in Ireland, Letters of 1916. The
successful candidate will take a lead role as we prepare for the 2015 launch of the project, which has a significant TEI component. This position is funded by the Digital Repository of Ireland
For further details about the position, please visit
Professor of Digital Humanities
Director of An Foras Feasa
Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Arianna Ciula (On Behalf of the Cultural Literacy in Europe Steering Committee)
Department of Humanities
University of Roehampton | London | SW15 5PH
You will all have seen the recent announcement that John Walsh has taken over as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, and the publication of the Call for Papers for Issue 9, ‘TEI and Materiality’.
The Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University, in collaboration with the River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester, Vanderbilt University Libraries, and Washington University in St. Louis Libraries, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy and Practices.
INRIA/Aviz Recruits an Engineer for the European Project Cendari.
The Aviz group at INRIA (www.inria.fr) is seeking a talented and
motivated engineer to work on the European project Cendari
(www.cendari.eu). Cendari is an infrastructure project aimed at
supporting historians and archivists working on the European history
with a transnational approach (by opposition of a national approach).
Today, Tuesday 16 September 2014, the TEI Consortium has released TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.7.0 (Codename: NinianTheEnlightener). This release introduces some additional recommendations (for example on text directionality) significant corrections to bugs, many publicly submitted feature requests, and especially inconsistencies of all sorts.
It is my great pleasure to announce that John Walsh will be taking over from me as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the TEI. Many people will know John from his roles on the TEI Board and the TEI Council. John is an Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University and Editor and Project Director of the Algernon Charles Swinburne Project.
To mark this transition, John will be editing Issue 9 of the Journal, ‘TEI and Materiality’. The Call for Papers is below. I wish John and the other editors of the Journal, Martin Holmes and Ron Van den Branden the very best in the continuing success of the Journal.
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the Open Access Repository Ranking (OARR) was launched September 9, 2014
during the Open-Access-Tage conference. It is the idea and goal of
OARR to show best practices and role models of the German repository
landscape so that other repository operators can learn from them and
improve their services step by step. OARR is a research project based at
the Information Management Department of Professor Peter Schirmbacher at
the Berlin School of Library and Information Science (BSLIS),
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin) and currently lists 152 open
access publication repositories from Germany according to an open
metric. Open metric means:
The requirements study for a publication architecture targeting multiple media is one of my research priorities for the DiXiT Network.
A survey that hopefully will help to assess the software and technologies used for creation and publishing of digital scholarly editions. The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/publishing_digital_editions.
Published continuously since 1905, the Indiana Magazine of History (IMH,http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/collections/imh) is one of the nation’s oldest historical journals. Since 1913, the IMH has been edited and published quarterly at Indiana University, Bloomington. The IMH online provides free online access to all but the most recent two years of the journals with release of new content scheduled annually in March. For access to the journal’s most recent issues, you may subscribe directly to the IMH through the journal’s website: http://www.indiana.edu/~imaghist/home/subscriptions.html.
Northwestern University is pleased to announce a matching grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the development of Tei Simple, which seeks to lower the entry barriers to working with TEI documents by combining a new highly constrained and prescriptive subset of the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines with a a “cradle to grave” processing model that associates the TEI Simple schema with explicit and standardized options for displaying and querying texts. A major driver for this project has been the imminent release into the public domain of some 25,000 TEI-encoded texts from Early English Books Online (EEBO), but the project aims more broadly at creating a friendlier and more interoperable environment for working with digital surrogates of books in European languages from the Early modern period into the 20th century.
With the new web service “correspSearch” (http://correspsearch.bbaw.de) you may search within the metadata of various scholarly letter editions with regard to senders, addressees, as well as places and time of origin. For this purpose, a website and an application programming interface (API) are provided.
As you clarify your plans for attending the 2014 TEI Conference (October 22-24), the TAPAS project team hopes you will consider attending our inaugural workshop on Saturday, October 25 as part of the conference’s annual workshop series (http://tei.northwestern.edu/workshops/).
a quick reminder that the Early Registration discount of 20% for the 2014
TEI conference will end August 31, 2014.If you register before
that deadline you save yourself a little money, and you give the
conference organizers very useful information about how many people to
plan for. For your sake and ours, please take advantage of the discount
and register at https://www.conftool.net/tei2014/
The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the University of Victoria is looking for a full-time (35 hours per week) web programmer to work with its team on several initiatives, including:
• developing digital humanities projects within an academic
• assisting in the development of plugins and features for an online
The ETCL is a leading-edge Humanities research lab, working on a variety of exciting projects. Self-motivated personalities are essential. Individual development and new ideas are encouraged. Read more about us at
Short-term research internship/position — Comparing and Improving Lexical Representation Standards
Inria is looking for a highly motivated young researcher (PhD or PhD Student) to provide an in-depth analysis of the ISO 24613 (Lexical Markup Framework – LMF) and its current application in both the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) guidelines and the W3C OntoLex initiative.
The researcher’s background and skills should comprise:
- Research interest in lexical information (from a lexicographic, corpus linguistic or computational linguistic viewpoint). The researcher may work on his/her own data.
- Understanding of data modeling in XML and/or OWL, with basic skills in XSLT. Experience with XML schema languages is a plus.
The core activity of the short research stay will be to examine how well the LMF meta-model is reflected in the TEI guidelines and the current OntoLex specification, in order to create a customisation of the TEI guidelines that has at least the same coverage as the Ontolex specification. The work will include gathering lexical samples that could serve as a proof of concept for this customisation.
Salary: may range from 1100€ to 2100€ (after deductions) depending on status and experience
Duration: 5-month employment, starting as soon as possible
Location: Berlin (Germany) with the work contract established in France. Depending on the current location and constraints of the applicant, the precise organisation of work can be subject to further agreements.
Contact: application comprising research CV and motivation letter should be sent email@example.com
Laurent Romary. TEI and LMF crosswalks. Stefan Gradmann and Felix Sasaki. Digital Humanities: Wissenschaft vom Verstehen, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, to appear —http://hal.inria.fr/hal-00762664
Laurent Romary, Werner Wegstein. Consistent modelling of heterogeneous lexical structures. Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, TEI Consortium, 2012 —http://hal.inria.fr/hal-00704511
Lothar Lemnitzer, Laurent Romary, Andreas Witt. Representing human and machine dictionaries in Markup languages. Ulrich Heid. Dictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography. Supplementary volume: Recent developments with special focus on computational lexicography, Mouton de Gruyter, 2014 —http://hal.inria.fr/inria-00441215
John McCrae, Dennis Spohr, Philipp Cimiano, “Linking Lexical Resources and Ontologies on the Semantic Web with Lemon”, in The Semantic Web: Research and Applications, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 6643, 2011, pp 245-259
Dear members of the TEI community,
The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C) invites nominations for election to the TEI-C Board (4 positions available) and Technical Council (5 positions available). Following the recent revision of the bylaws, 5 positions are vacant on the Council and 4 positions are available on the TEI-C Board. Nominations for these should be sent to the nomination committee at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 30, 2014. The elections will take place via electronic voting prior to the annual Members’ Meeting in October 2014.
The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) is looking for three Digital Humanities specialists.
Further information (in German) can be found in the detailed job descriptions:
TELOTA (The electronic life of the academy) – full time, fixed-term until 31/12/2015
Person data repository – part time, fixed-term for one year
Music Migrations in the Early Modern Age – part time, fixed-term until 31/08/2016