• To apply, please visit the CUNYFirst website. Application materials must be submitted online by May 21, 2015.

    The Graduate Center (GC) defines the standard of contemporary graduate education: rigorous academic […]

  • Matthew K. Gold started the topic FW: Social Media Producer Job in the forum Group logo of Digital Humanities InitiativeDigital Humanities Initiative via email 2 days, 2 hours ago

    Job opportunity:

    Work with Democracy Now! Social Media Producer

    Democracy Now! seeks a creative and driven social media maven with a strong
    news background and analytics orientation to lead our online engagement
    efforts. This person will be responsible for the strategy and
    implementation of social distribution for Democracy Now! on a daily basis.
    She/he will tailor and supplement daily news and breaking news content for
    distribution on established and emerging social and digital platforms, be
    knowledgeable and up-to-date about new strategies and digital innovations
    in online news distribution, thrive in a fast-paced deadline-driven daily
    news environment, and be passionate about expanding the audience for
    Democracy Now!’s news content and supporting its non-commercial,
    independent news mission.

    The workday begins at 7:00am ET, to coincide with the live daily TV & radio
    newscast at 8:00am ET.
    Responsibilities

    – Lead development and implementation of Democracy Now!’s social strategy
    – Use social platforms to attract new audience and increase engagement
    and loyalty
    – Tailor and supplement news content for social distribution
    – Monitor social media, trending news items and analytics to identify
    and maximize viral opportunities
    – Develop and maintain standards and best practices for social publishing
    – Leverage social platforms to promote special programming, events and
    fundraising campaigns
    – Identify and refine effective publishing strategies through content
    testing, research, and monitoring of current and emerging practices and
    strategies
    – Coordinate with guests and organizations featured on the program to
    promote their appearances on social platforms
    – Identify strategic opportunities for community outreach to enhance
    news content and increase engagement and loyalty
    – Recruit, supervise and mentor interns
    – Engage in strategic online outreach to influencers, publishers,
    journalists and organizations to promote news content
    – Provide monthly benchmark reports on social audience and engagement

    Qualifications

    – 3-5 years experience with proven results in social media and digital
    journalism
    – Deep knowledge of core social channels including Facebook, Twitter,
    YouTube, SoundCloud, Tumblr, Instagram, StumbleUpon, Google+, Reddit and
    Pinterest
    – Experience managing social presence and strategy for comparable news
    outlet preferred
    – Passion for news and commitment to the mission of Democracy Now!
    – Strong copywriting and editing skills, detail oriented, and can meet
    daily deadlines
    – Experience with CMS publishing, analytics platforms, A/B testing
    – Creative, flexible and comfortable with the pressures of a live news
    environment
    – SEO and content strategy experience a plus
    – Video/audio/image editing, knowledge of HTML and SEO and content
    strategy experience a plus

    This full-time New York City-based position with compensation based upon
    experience with a generous benefits package. Democracy Now! is an Equal
    Opportunity Employer.
    To Apply

    Submit the following to social-producer@democracynow.org
    <https://wa.gc.cuny.edu/owa/redir.aspx?SURL=fdkRV5ni19TTKRVDLWs2w9eOAp1XnRl5kCCD0Wzrs5bvi3Xi70vSCG0AYQBpAGwAdABvADoAcwBvAGMAaQBhAGwALQBwAHIAbwBkAHUAYwBlAHIAQABkAGUAbQBvAGMAcgBhAGMAeQBuAG8AdwAuAG8AcgBnAD8AcwB1AGIAagBlAGMAdAA9AFMAbwBjAGkAYQBsACUAMgAwAE0AZQBkAGkAYQAlADIAMABQAHIAbwBkAHUAYwBlAHIA&URL=mailto%3asocial-producer%40democracynow.org%3fsubject%3dSocial%2520Media%2520Producer&gt;
    with
    the subject line “Social Media Producer” before 5 pm ET on April 20, 2015.
    No phone calls.

    – A complete chronological resume, including dates of employment
    – The names and contact information for two references
    – A cover letter that addresses the following points
    1. Why are you a good fit for this position?
    2. Describe a successful social media initiative that you’ve lead.
    3. How did you discover Democracy Now!?
    4. Where did you hear about this position?
    -

  • Matthew K. Gold commented on the post, CUNY Games Network Members Win NSF Grant!, on the site CUNY Games Network 1 week, 6 days ago

    Congrats, all!!

  • Please see the attached for a job opening that may be of interest

  • 20 COOPER SQUARE, 5TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10003

    Technologies of Memory: Digitization and the Future of the Nineteenth
    Century

    What is the archive of the nineteenth-century history of reading? And what
    will be its content and contours in the wake of wide-scale digitization? To
    address these questions, this talk looks in two directions: first, at the
    evidence of use in individual nineteenth-century books and, second, at the
    changing nature of academic research libraries after Google. Out of
    copyright, non-rare, and often fragile due to poor paper quality,
    nineteenth-century printed books are both richly served and particularly
    imperiled in the new media ecosystem. As scenes of evidence, they are at
    once exposed and occluded by the digitization of our library collections.
    Co-sponsored by NYU Digital Humanities.

    *Andrew Stauffer*
    Associate Professor, Director of NINES (Networked Infrastructure for
    Nineteenth-century Electronic Scholarship), University of Virginia

    *Matthew Gold*
    Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities Executive Officer,
    M.A. Program in Liberal Studies. City University of New York

    *Marion Thain*
    Associate Director of Digital Humanities (Faculty of Arts and Science), New
    York University

    RSVP: http://humanitiesinitiative.org/events/event-registration/?ee=67

  • Matthew K. Gold started the topic NYCDH Student Project Award in the forum Group logo of Digital Humanities InitiativeDigital Humanities Initiative 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: NYC Digital Humanities
    Date: Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 11:54 AM
    Subject: Jennifer Vinopal started the topic CFP – Second annual NYCDH Grad
    Student Award in the forum NYCDH Announcements [NYC Digital Humanities]

    Jennifer Vinopal started the topic CFP – Second annual NYCDH Grad Student
    Award in the forum NYCDH Announcements

    “We are pleased to announce our second annual cross-institutional NYCDH
    digital humanities graduate student project award. We invite all graduate
    students in the city of New York to apply by August 1, 2015. First prize
    winner(s) will receive a cash prize of $1000. Two runner up positions will
    receive $500 each. All three winning proposals will have the opportunity to
    receive support from one or more of the many centers affiliated with NYCDH.
    Winners will also receive exposure on our site and through our social media
    outlets.

    More information on the award and how to apply:

    http://nycdh.org/nycdh-sgpa-2015/

    Please share this with your colleagues, graduate students, and other local
    DH information networks.”

  • ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: NYC Digital Humanities <wordpress@nycdh.org>
    Date: Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 3:32 PM
    Subject: Alex Gil started the topic d3.js workshop in the forum NYCDH
    Announcements [NYC Digital Humanities]

    Alex Gil started the topic d3.js workshop in the forum NYCDH Announcements

    “when: April 10, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    where: Studio@Butler, Butler Library 208b, Columbia University

    At the root of complex interactive visualizations are simple, data-driven
    shapes. This workshop will provide a basic introduction to the D3.js
    JavaScript library, and will walk participants through the steps necessary
    to use data to control and customize the visual attributes of elements in a
    browser. Included will be an overview of JavaScript data types, an
    introduction to JSON, and a summary of the D3 enter-update-exit pattern:
    the building blocks from which to build scalable, dynamic visualizations
    for a range of contexts.

    Experience with JavaScript is a plus, but not required. Basic experience
    with HTML and CSS recommended. Please bring a laptop with Google Chrome
    installed.

    This event is open to Columbia affiliates and the NYC-DH community. If
    you’re coming from outside Columbia, please let Alex Gil know at
    agil@columbia.edu.

    https://studio.cul.columbia.edu/ai1ec_event/d3-js-workshop/?instance_id=

  • ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: NYC Digital Humanities <wordpress@nycdh.org>
    Date: Sun, Mar 29, 2015 at 7:08 PM
    Subject: Alex Gil started the topic “How to Kill Facebook”: Eben Moglen on
    Privacy and Social Networks in the forum NYCDH Announcements [NYC Digital
    Humanities]

    Alex Gil started the topic “How to Kill Facebook”: Eben Moglen on Privacy
    and Social Networks in the forum NYCDH Announcements

    “When: March 31, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Where: Studio@Butler, Butler Library 208b, Columbia University

    Universities were the freest places in human society to compute–and
    therefore to read, communicate and learn–from the beginning of computing
    until yesterday. They are no longer. Mostly, you did it to yourselves. Some
    of it is being done to you. In this post-Snowden talk, Eben Moglen, founder
    of the Software Freedom Law Center and Professor at Columbia Law School,
    will discuss what has happened, why you should not want to live this way
    one millisecond longer, and how you can begin to reclaim your technological
    freedom in order to safeguard your political liberty.

    This event is free and open to the public. If coming from outside the
    university let Alex Gil know at agil@columbia.edu.

    Link to the event:

    https://studio.cul.columbia.edu/ai1ec_event/how-to-kill-facebook-eben-moglen-on-privacy-and-social-networks/?instance_id=8016

  • Please join the Ph.D. Program in English, GC Digital Initiatives, and CUNY DHI on Friday, March 27 2015 from 4pm-6pm (Room 4406, Graduate Center, CUNY):

    Books Matter: Circulating Digital and Printed Texts

    [caption id="attachment_960" align="alignright" width="300"]"Bookshelf spectrum 2.0 - mission accomplished!" by flickr user Pietro Bellini “Bookshelf spectrum 2.0 – mission accomplished!” by flickr user Pietro Bellini[/caption]

    What is the place of the printed book in an era of digital reading devices and web-based publishing, and how have digital workflows changed academic publishing? How are digital texts circulating in new and varied forms? This roundtable will explore how the growth of digital media has altered the material form of the printed book and posed new challenges for institutions, such as libraries, that are focused on providing access to them.

    Jeffrey Binder, Graduate Center, CUNY
    Erin Glass, Graduate Center, CUNY
    Matthew K. Gold, Graduate Center, CUNY
    Steve Jones, Loyola University Chicago
    Andrew Stauffer, University of Virginia
    Marion Thain, New York University

    Reception to follow

  • Forwarding from Grant Wythoff at Columbia

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Grant Wythoff <grant.wythoff@gmail.com>
    Date: Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 11:10 AM
    Subject: Re: John MacFarlane on pandoc at Columbia
    To: “Matthew K. Gold” <mattgold@gmail.com>

    John MacFarlane, <http://johnmacfarlane.net/&gt; chair of the philosophy
    department at the University of California, Berkeley and author of numerous
    pieces of software for humanities research, is visiting the Group for
    Experimental Methods in the Humanities <http://xpmeth.plaintext.io/&gt;. He
    will give a presentation on Pandoc, a tool for authoring academic documents
    using plain text, and lead a workshop on writing filters for Pandoc.

    The event will take place next Wednesday, March 25 at Columbia’s Butler
    Library, room 208b, 4:30p.

    All are welcome!

  • Matthew K. Gold replied to the topic DH project for NYC research. in the forum Group logo of Digital Humanities InitiativeDigital Humanities Initiative via email 1 month, 1 week ago

    That’s great, Sharon — thanks for sharing this!

  • Hi All,

    NYU has announced its Spring 2015 DH talks. CUNY DHI will be announcing its
    lineup very soon. Thanks for your patience!

    Best,

    Matt

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: NYC Digital Humanities <wordpress@nycdh.org>
    Date: Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 6:13 PM
    Subject: Jennifer Vinopal started the topic NYU public events for spring
    2015 in the forum NYCDH Announcements [NYC Digital Humanities]

    Jennifer Vinopal started the topic NYU public events for spring 2015 in the
    forum NYCDH Announcements

    “Hi, everyone,
    NYU has three fantastic public events coming up that will be of interest to
    this community.

    Note: These events are open to the public; registration is not required.
    All workshops will be held in Bobst Library’s Avery Fisher Center.
    Attendees without an NYU ID card should enter at the guard’s desk in the
    library’s atrium.

    Polonsky Foundation Public Lectures in Digital Humanities

    Follow the links below for more information.

    Molly O’Hagan Hardy: The Presence of the Past April 2nd, 5-6:30pm
    With examples from the eighteenth-century transatlantic book trade as
    represented in library catalogs and content databases, Molly O’Hagan Hardy
    will examine time’s traces in the archives and how such traces can be
    re-conceived or eclipsed in digital humanities projects.

    http://nyu.libcal.com/event.php?id=936777

    Miriam Posner: Head-and-Shoulder-Hunting in the Americas May 28th, 1-2:30pm
    Between 1936 and 1967, Walter Freeman, a prominent neurologist, lobotomized
    as many as 3,500 Americans. In this presentation, Miriam Posner will detail
    her efforts to understand why Freeman was so devoted to this practice,
    using computer-assisted image-mining and -analysis techniques.

    http://nyu.libcal.com/event.php?id=936778

    Mark Algee-Hewitt June 4th, 1-2:30pm
    TBD.

    http://nyu.libcal.com/event.php?id=939707

    Jennifer Giuliano: Humanities Infrastructure versus the Digital Humanities
    June 9th, 1-2:30pm
    This lecture will explore the ways in which digital humanities and its
    associated research projects have challenged the often-overlapping, but
    frequently problematic, technical and social architectures of the academy.
    http://nyu.libcal.com/event.php?id=936781

  • Hi All,

    Please see below and please apply!

    Best,

    Matt

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: NYC Digital Humanities <wordpress@nycdh.org>
    Date: Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 11:54 AM
    Subject: Jennifer Vinopal started the topic CFP – Second annual NYCDH Grad
    Student Award in the forum NYCDH Announcements [NYC Digital Humanities]

    Jennifer Vinopal started the topic CFP – Second annual NYCDH Grad Student
    Award in the forum NYCDH Announcements

    “We are pleased to announce our second annual cross-institutional NYCDH
    digital humanities graduate student project award. We invite all graduate
    students in the city of New York to apply by August 1, 2015. First prize
    winner(s) will receive a cash prize of $1000. Two runner up positions will
    receive $500 each. All three winning proposals will have the opportunity to
    receive support from one or more of the many centers affiliated with NYCDH.
    Winners will also receive exposure on our site and through our social media
    outlets.

    More information on the award and how to apply:

    http://nycdh.org/nycdh-sgpa-2015/

    Please share this with your colleagues, graduate students, and other local
    DH information networks.”

  • Matthew K. Gold replied to the topic DiRT Tools Repository Plugin in the forum Group logo of Digital Humanities InitiativeDigital Humanities Initiative 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Also, if you are an administrator of another group on the Commons, you can enable this plugin for that group. Enjoy!

  • Matthew K. Gold started the topic DiRT Tools Repository Plugin in the forum Group logo of Digital Humanities InitiativeDigital Humanities Initiative 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Hi All,

    The Commons has recently completed work on a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in which we have collaborated with the University of California at Berkeley to encourage usage of the DiRT Directory ( http://dirtdirectory.org/ ).

    The Commons team has created a WordPress Plugin ( https://wordpress.org/plugins/dirt-directory-client/ ) that integrates the DiRT directory into a WordPress/BuddyPress site.

    We have implemented the plugin on the CUNY Academic Commons and I have activated it for this group. The plugin adds a new tab to our group site, “Digital Research Tools.” Through it, you can see what digital tools are used by members of this group, and you can also visit the directory on the Commons and note which tools you use – http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/tool/

    For more on this plugin, please see our documentation page — http://codex.commons.gc.cuny.edu/dirt/ . Many thanks to Commons developer Boone Gorges for his work on the plugin, to our UX team (Chris Stein and Samantha Raddatz) for their feedback, and to Scott Voth for putting together this documentation.

    If you have any questions about how this works, please let us know. For now, I hope that this provides a good way to see who else in the CUNY community is using various digital tools that interest you.

    Best,

    Matt

  • Matthew K. Gold replied to the topic WordPress Consultant? in the forum Group logo of Wordpress HELP!!Wordpress HELP!! – Forum via email 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Hi Diana,

    Scope is important in answering this question. Here are some questions to
    consider:

    — Do you just need a few hours with the initial set up of the course blog,
    or are you looking for help throughout the semester?
    — Will it be a single blog for a single course or are you looking for
    someone to help with multiple sites?
    — Are there any custom features you will need?
    — Are you planning to use a standard theme or are you looking for custom
    design?
    — How many faculty members will this person be working with?
    — Are you looking for technical help, pedagogical advisement, or both?
    — How many hours per week would you expect this person to be working with
    you?
    — Will this person need to do support in addition to set up? Will this
    person need to create documentation and support materials?

    If the term/hours are limited, you could go with a flat fee (and the amount
    would really depend on the scope — anywhere from $3000 – $5000 would help
    you with initial set up, but if you are looking for more sustained help,
    you will need more). As a point of comparison, Instructional Technology
    Fellows at the Macaulay Honors College earn about $31k/year for 15 hours of
    work a week http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/itfprogram/

    Best,

    Matt

  • Matthew K. Gold commented on the post, Bootstrapping an emergency library backup site, on the site Emerging Tech in Libraries 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Great idea. Hope this gets supported institutionally!

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