Hi All —
If you’ve taken a DH course, please consider participating in the survey
below. I’ve done an interview with the group and I am looking forward to
the results of their study.
From: DH Pedagogy Study[SMTP:DHPEDAGOGYSTUDY@GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 6:37:27 PM
To: Gold, Matthew
Subject: Re: Digital Humanities Pedagogy Followup
We are collecting data for a research paper on digital humanities
pedagogy, and would be very appreciative of any contributions. We are
surveying both undergraduate and graduate students, so if you have taken a
class about digital humanities, we want to hear from you!
Our research will investigate DH curriculum through the perspectives of
students and faculty. We will examine how DH is taught and learned in
various departments at both undergraduate and graduate levels of study.
Interviews with DH instructors and students will provide a framework for
understanding the nascent DH curriculum. This qualitative data will help
open the dialogue between students and faculty, providing a platform for
sharing practical tips for improving DH pedagogy and curriculum.
If you have taken a DH course, please take our survey here:
As a token of our appreciation, survey participants will be entered to win
one of ten $5 Starbucks gift cards.
Please feel free to distribute this message as widely as possible.
Thank you for your time!
Erica Hayes, Ariadne Rehbein, and Siobhain Rivera, MLS Candidates
Indiana University Bloomington, Department of Information and Library
The Journal of Digital Humanities has featured posters from recent DH conferences. You can see some samples here – http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/3-1/ – and here – http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/2-3/
Here is some very general design advice:
* Regularize/be consistent with alignment, fonts, and text size
* Use modern fonts — not Times New Roman
* Use icons where appropriate; some can be found here – https://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/icons/ – or google around for free icons to find others. Make icons all the same color and roughly the same size, and position them in roughly the same place in relation to all of the other elements
* consider the CRAP design principles – http://www.dailyblogtips.com/crapthe-four-principles-of-sound-design/
* Use photoshop or the free GIMP alternative; ensure that the canvas size is set for print and that you are using 300 DPI instead of 72 DPI (which is for web)
* search creative commons repositories for images.
* find a designer to help if you can!
Anyone else have other suggestions?
Hello, Faculty have been asking me about digital poster presentations and I don’t have any experience with them myself–does anyone have any good models for me to share?
Director, CETLS, BMCC
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Matthew K. Gold started the topic Fwd: Shana Kimball started the topic Job Alert: Project Manager with
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Shana Kimball started the topic Job Alert: Project Manager with NYPL
technology in the forum NYCDH Announcements
NYPL Technology has an exciting opportunity for a talented Project Manager
to guide the development of our core digital collections platforms &
experimental projects. The full description is below. Please help us spread
The New York Public Library (NYPL) is seeking a talented Project Manager to
guide the development of its core digital collections platforms and to help
steward a portfolio of experimental projects in our Flatiron district and
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on 42nd Street locations.
At NYPL, we’re building a new kind of library that opens our vast
collections to the public via responsive applications, linked data and
APIs, and adventurous user engagement and crowdsourcing initiatives. In
concert with digital leadership, and with NYPL’s expert community of
curators, librarians, and data specialists, the Project Manager will help
advance the development of:
NYPL’s digital repository: the preservation of significant works of
human culture ranging from cuneiform tablets to the email correspondence of
NYPL Digital Collections website and Archives & Manuscripts portal,
plus related APIs: public access (by both humans and computers) to our
digitized assets, finding aids, and metadata;
our core metadata systems (e.g. ArchivesSpace, The Museum System,
and a local MODS metadata management system) along with a new generation of
connectors between them;
crowdsourcing projects, data mining experiments, and other user
The right candidate will have the chance to enable global access to
mind-blowing material: manuscripts, archives, rare books, maps, A/V,
photography — you name it, NYPL has collected it and is putting it online.
The work is both internal and public-facing, involving frequent
contact/collaboration with experts from museums, publishing, academia, the
tech industry, the open source community, journalism & media, and the art
As Project Manager, you’ll serve as a liaison between the Information
Technology Group and NYPL digital product teams and other stakeholder
groups. Your primary responsibilities are to plan, track, communicate and
help deliver the projects to which you are assigned. You’ll manage projects
via NYPL-approved project frameworks, including both Agile and traditional
project management approaches. You’ll also be helping to develop a process
for transferring successful experiments and incubated products into core
library platforms. The candidate must be able to identify issues
proactively, resolve conflicts, escalate if necessary, and work across the
organization to execute the project.
Lead cross-functional teams in the development and successful completion of
small through large-scale initiatives across the entire project lifecycle.
Take an active leadership role in the project team and create an
environment that fosters the prescribed project management methods, related
processes and standards.
Understand and follow the NYPL project management framework for project
Ensure that all project team members understand and accept their roles and
Coordinate participation of different tech and stakeholder groups in
requirements gathering, specifications, design, development and
implementation of key projects.
Help estimate project resources and budget as well as manage costs.
Develop and proactively manage project plans and strategy, scheduling, and
identification of risks, contingency plans, and the allocation of available
Oversee the deliverables assigned to cross functional teams, vendors and
Analyze risk and mitigation, including establishing contingency plans and
initiating corrective action as necessary. Identify, track, and remove
impediments to project success.
Facilitating change control.
Review project requests and participate in the green-light process.
Keep all stakeholders informed of status and issues. Track and report key
The position will join the IT PMO group and report to the Director,
Technology Initiatives. S/he will work closely with the NYPL Repository
Team, NYPL Labs (http://labs.nypl.org/), and other drivers of NYPL’s future.
Skills are minimum 5-7 years experience as a PM in a technology services /
digital media company. PMI best practices knowledge and experience are
Solid experience in managing customer facing applications and services
(technical lead experience not required).
Project managed medium to large software development or customer-facing
Extensive experience with Agile methodology and Scrum.
Experience managing vendor relationships and projects involving vendor
selection and implementation.
Leadership skills and enthusiastic can-do attitude.
Relationship building and partnership skills.
Excellent communication, collaboration, and facilitation skills.
Structured thinking and strong organizational skills.
Excellent writing and presentation skills.
Excellent project management and time management skills.
Self-starter, requiring minimal supervision (but not afraid to call for
PMI Certification is highly desirable.
Familiarity with digital library technologies and standards.
Experience with the Fedora open source repository software.
Familiarity with library metadata standards (Dublin Core, MODS, MARCXML,
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