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

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.thomasinstitut.uni-koeln.de

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

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

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CFP for joint ADE STS Conference

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.

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Elections: Deadline VERY soon!

Dear All,

The TEI Members meeting has just kicked off in sunny Evanston.
I’m just reminded that the closing time for our elections is fast approaching, but only a third of our electors have expressed their vote as to last night. Voting is a very important way to influence the life and the future direction of the TEI
This is a call to action:
– If you are a voter, individual or institutional, please vote NOW
– If you are not a voter but know someone that is, please make them to vote
– If you are part of an institution that is a TEI member, please check with the designed voters if they have voted
– If you are part of an institution that is a TEI member, but you don’t know who is the designed voter, please ask us and we will be able to help you to locate them
Vote! Vote! Vote!
Thank you 🙂
Elena
Elena Pierazzo
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
King’s College London
Department of Digital Humanities
King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London
WC2B 5RL
Professor of Italian Studies and Digital Humanities
Bureau F307
Université de Grenoble 3 ‘Stendhal’
BP 25 38040 Grenoble Cedex 9
Tel. +33 4 76828032

REMINDER: TEI Board/Council voting deadline is October 24

Dear colleagues,

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,
Paul O’Shea

Digital Humanities Quarterly Issue 8.3

Dear colleagues,

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,
Paul O’Shea

Paul O’Shea BA, MA,

Social Media Coordinator for the TEI
PhD Researcher
University College Cork
Ireland

+353(0)874123826

Announcing a digital humanities project in descriptive bibliography (long)

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.
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Career Opportunities at the MLA

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Career Opportunities at the MLA

http://commons.mla.org/careers

Open Opportunities

Director of Information Systems

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.
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Maynooth University hiring a Technology Officer

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

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

 

Call for participation: 2nd DTA- & CLARIN-D-Conference and Workshop on Text Corpora in Infrastructures, November 17th/18th, 2014

Dear members,

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

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TEI Tweet Chat

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Dear colleagues,

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,
Paul O’Shea
(@pauldoshea)

Digital Scholarly Editions Infrastructure Survey

Dear all,

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.

Best regards,

Magdalena Turska

[CSDH/SCHN Exec] Call for Nominations: CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Achievement Award for Computing in the Arts and Humanities

Call for Nominations

CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Achievement Award for Computing in the Arts and Humanities

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.

TEI elections 2014: candidates statements and voting procedures

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.

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