National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grants

Posted in Digitization, Grants on December 12th, 2010

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission has funded 53 grant proposals, including seven digitization projects.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

DIGITIZATION
Grants for digitizing entire archival collections of historical importance.

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA                                            $90,102
The PATCO Records Digitization Project.
A 20-month project to digitize eight series—approximately 179,000 scans—of  the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) records from the union's national office.

Getty Research Institute
Los Angeles, CA                                  $100,790
Living the American Dream: Housing and Urban Development in Los Angeles, 1936-1997. 
A two year project to digitize and make available online approximately 60,500 images from the Leonard Nadel Papers and the Julius Shulman Photography Archive. 

Library of Virginia
Richmond, VA                                     $150,000
Augusta County, VA, Chancery Records, 1745-1912.
A two year project to digitize the Augusta County Chancery Court records, consisting of 460 cubic feet totally approximately 900,000 images representing 10,437 cases. .

Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY                                $103,979
Lowell Thomas Papers Digitization Project.
A project to digitize 36,164 images, including 8,000 glass plate negatives, 6,500 lantern slides, 13,000 photographic prints, 300 stereopticon cards, 1,800 film negatives, and more items in the Graphic Materials Series in Lowell Thomas Papers, a collection drawn from the works of the 20th century American writer and broadcaster.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Rutgers, NJ                                            $57,390
Housing Law and Policy Digital Archive.
A project to digitize two collections of materials, totaling 94,000 pages, in the areas of public housing law and urban history.

University of Illinois, Chicago
Chicago, IL                                            $47,099
Chicago: Photographic Images of Change.
A two year project to digitize approximately 30,275 photographs of historic Chicago sites, streets, neighborhoods and buildings contained within the James S. Parker collection (1900-2003) and the Chicago Photographic collection (ca. 1890-1970). 

University of North Texas
Denton, TX                                           $30,509
The Civil War and Reconstruction.
Aone year project to digitize and make available online a group of eight 19th century collections totaling 22,412 pages.  The records span from 1823-1919, but the bulk of the records date from the period of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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    Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Version 79

    Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on December 12th, 2010

    Version 79 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available from Digital Scholarship as an XHTML website with live links to many included works. This selective bibliography includes over 3,880 articles, books, technical reports, and other scholarly textual sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. All included works are in English. It is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

    Changes in This Version

    Two new sections have been added in this version: (1) Electronic Books and Texts: Research and (2) General Works: Research (Multiple-Types of Electronic Works).

    The bibliography has the following sections (new/revised sections are marked with an asterisk):

    Table of Contents

    Dedication
    1 Economic Issues*
    2 Electronic Books and Texts
    2.1 Case Studies and History*
    2.2 General Works*
    2.3 Library Issues*
    2.4 Research*
    3 Electronic Serials
    3.1 Case Studies and History*
    3.2 Critiques*
    3.3 Electronic Distribution of Printed Journals*
    3.4 General Works*
    3.5 Library Issues*
    3.6 Research*
    4 General Works*
    4.1 Research (Multiple-Types of Electronic Works)*
    5 Legal Issues
    5.1 Digital Copyright*
    5.2 License Agreements*
    6 Library Issues
    6.1 Digital Libraries*
    6.2 Digital Preservation*
    6.3 General Works*
    6.4 Metadata and Linking*
    7 New Publishing Models*
    8 Publisher Issues*
    8.1 Digital Rights Management and User Authentication*
    9 Repositories, E-Prints, and OAI*
    Appendix A. Related Bibliographies*
    Appendix B. About the Author*
    Appendix C. SEPB Use Statistics

    The following recent Digital Scholarship publications may also be of interest:

    1. Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography, Version 5
    2. Institutional Repository Bibliography, Version 3
    3. Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography (a paperback, a PDF file, and an XHTML website)

    See also: Reviews of Digital Scholarship Publications.

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            Visiting Digital Library Research Programmers (3) at University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign

            Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 9th, 2010

            The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is recruiting three Visiting Digital Library Research Programmers (various position lengths).

            Here's an excerpt from the ad:

            The successful candidates will be appointed to support current digital library grant-funded research projects being conducted at the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center. Appointees will report to the respective grant project’s principal investigators (PIs) and will be members of the University Library's Software Development Group. Specifically, these three positions will support and be funded by the following grant projects:

            • Emblematica Online: Emblem Digitization, The German Emblem Database, and The OpenEmblem Portal (funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities)
            • The Institute of Museum and Libraries Digital Collections & Content Project, 2-year extension: Advancing the IMLS DCC to Promote our Collective Cultural Heritage (funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services)
            • The Bamboo Technology Project, Phase I (funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)
            • The Open Annotation Collaboration, Phase II: Demonstration & Refinement (funding request pending with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)
            • The National Ethics Resource Center Digital Library (funded by the National Science Foundation)

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              8% of Online Americans Use Twitter

              Posted in Reports and White Papers, Social Media/Web 2.0 on December 9th, 2010

              The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has released 8% of Online Americans Use Twitter.

              Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

              Eight percent of the American adults who use the internet are Twitter users. Some of the groups who are notable for their relatively high levels of Twitter use include:

              • Young adults—Internet users ages 18-29 are significantly more likely to use Twitter than older adults.
              • African-Americans and Latinos—Minority internet users are more than twice as likely to use Twitter as are white internet users.
              • Urbanites—Urban residents are roughly twice as likely to use Twitter as rural dwellers.

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                Head of Web & Emerging Technologies at University of Miami Libraries

                Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 9th, 2010

                The University of Miami Libraries are recruiting a Head of Web & Emerging Technologies.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                Under the direction of the Director for Information Management & Systems, the Head of Web & Emerging Technologies provides leadership, direction, and technical expertise in the design, development, and implementation of the Libraries' web presence and promotes user-centered interfaces, technologies, resources, and services designed to enhance the user experience. The Web & Emerging Technologies Department works in close collaboration with Systems and Digital Programs and Scholarship staff, stake-holders and unit-level managers.

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