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!

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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

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.

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

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/

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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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