[Humanist] 27.224 PhD studentships & postdocs; grant applications; job at Davidson

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Sat Jul 20 14:10:00 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 224.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Franz Fischer <franz.fischer at uni-koeln.de>                (49)
        Subject: Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT)

  [2]   From:    C Cooper <COOPER2 at clemson.edu>                            (36)
        Subject: Position announcement: Assistant Archivist, Davidson College
                (United States)

  [3]   From:    Lucy Barber <lucy.barber at nara.gov>                        (61)
        Subject: NHPRC Innovation in Archives and Documentary Editing Grants
                -- draft deadline approaching

        Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:46:52 +0200
        From: Franz Fischer <franz.fischer at uni-koeln.de>
        Subject: Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT)

Dear Humanists,

We are delighted to announce that the Digital Scholarly Editions  
Initial Training Network (DiXiT) has been awarded a multi-million Euro  
European grant for investigating the creation and publication of  
digital scholarly editions.

DiXiT is an international network of high-profile institutions from  
the public and the private sector offering a coordinated training and  
research programme for early stage researchers and experienced  
researchers in the multi-disciplinary skills, technologies, theories,  
and methods of digital scholarly editing.

The programme includes twelve fellowships for early stage researchers  
(PhD students) for a period of three years, and five fellowships for  
experienced researchers (Post-Docs) for a period of 12 to 20 months.  
The positions will be widely advertised starting from the month of  

DiXiT will also organise six training events at various levels (camps  
& conventions), open to all DiXiT fellows as well as to other people  
that may be interested in the topics covered.

The DiXiT network includes the following academic partners:
--	University of Cologne (coordinator) - Germany
--	University of Borås -€“ Sweden
--	Huygens Institute (Huygens ING) -€“ The Netherlands
--	King's College London - UK
--	University of Antwerp -€“ Belgium
--	University of Graz -€“ Austria
--	Trinity College Dublin -€“ Ireland
--	École des Haute Études en Sciences Sociales -€“ France
--	Università  di Roma €œLa Sapienza -€“ Italy
--	University of Oxford -€“ UK

Private sector partners include software development companies,  
publishing houses and service providers. Moreover, DiXiT will closely  
collaborate with DARIAH, TEI-C, ESTS, Wikimedia, IDE, national  
libraries etc.

DiXiT is funded under Marie Curie Actions within the European  
Commission's 7th Framework Programme. It runs from September 2013  
until August 2017.

Further details:  http://dixit.uni-koeln.de

Dr. des. Franz Fischer
Cologne Center for eHumanities / Thomas-Institut
Universität zu Köln, Universitätsstr. 22, D-50923 Köln
Telefon: +49 - (0)221 - 470 - 6883/1750
Email: franz.fischer at uni-koeln.de


        Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:55:06 +0000
        From: C Cooper <COOPER2 at clemson.edu>
        Subject: Position announcement: Assistant Archivist, Davidson College (United States)

Forwarding on behalf of my alma mater.

Camille Cooper
Associate Librarian
Digital Humanities, English, and Performing Arts
Clemson University
Clemson SC 29631

Davidson College, a nationally recognized liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Associate Archivist.  As a new practitioner, and member of the Archives and Special Collections team, you will be mentored by professionally active senior team members with over 55 years of experience at Davidson as you help expand our digital projects and contribute to all facets of the department’s activities. Our library serves the information needs of a residential campus of 2,000 students. The College Archives and Special Collections include manuscripts, institutional records, college and local photographs, maps, oral histories and sound recordings, and rare books.  We also implement the college’s records program.   Members of the Archives and Special Collections team contribute to the college’s mission by supporting faculty and student research and enhance the curriculum with course-integrated instruction and project support.  The Archives actively participate in Davidson’s digital studies initiative and have implemented a number of digital collections projects independently and as part of collaborations with curricular initiatives.  Representative projects and digital collections may be viewed at the Archives and Special Collections website<http://sites.davidson.edu/archives/>.

The Associate Archivist, reporting to the Assistant Director for Discovery Systems and working under the additional guidance of the College Archivist, will participate in all aspects of the department’s efforts, primarily digital projects reference, collection processing, and outreach.

Duties include:

Creating online content, working with faculty, staff and students to define and implement projects involving the analysis and presentation of information using digital techniques including Geospatial Information Systems (GIS/Mapping) and data visualization.  Supporting digital collection initiatives including the Institutional Repository, working with student organizationand engaging in other outreach activities to solicit content and raise awareness of archives and special collections services.

Providing reference services: assisting researchers in navigating the collections through use of online finding aids and other resource materials, retrieving materials for researchers, assisting researchers with appropriate equipment, and maintaining subject files.

Participating in collection arrangement and description: processing and describing collections, applying basic conservation procedures, and contributing to the digitization of the unique resources of the Davidson College Archives and Special Collections in support of research and the curriculum.

 Enhancing and supporting the archives and special collections websites and social media activities.

Supervising student workers and volunteers and participating in departmental and library planning activities.

Required Qualifications:

The candidate should demonstrate excellent communication skills, as the Associate Archivist (AA) will have frequent contact with campus community and outside researchers. The candidate will also need effective time management strategies. The AA must balance multiple duties while also serving as the project coordinator and quality control advisor for volunteers and student workers. Candidate must be conversant with or willing to learn collections management, archival standards, cataloging, digital projects, conservation, institutional repositories, and electronic records management. The successful candidate will be a creative and resourceful recent graduate of an ALA-accredited MLS or Masters of Archival Studies program, who is dedicated to undergraduate education and student/faculty research.

Desired Qualifications:

·         Knowledge of metadata standards including Dublin Core, MODS, and MARC

·         Understanding of HTML and XML

·         Familiarity with one or more digital project software environments that may include Wordpress or Omeka

·         Understanding of the Data Curation lifecycle

·         Familiarity with data visualization or GIS techniques and software

·         Willingness to work in a fast paced and ever changing environment and manage projects from start to conclusion

To view further details and apply for this job please visit the Davidson College Career Site<https://jobs.davidson.edu/>.

Jill Gremmels
the Leland M. Park Director of the Davidson College Library
PO Box 7200<x-apple-data-detectors://0/0>
Davidson, NC  28035-7200<x-apple-data-detectors://0/0>
jigremmels at davidson.edu<mailto:jigremmels at davidson.edu>
(704) 894-2160<tel:(704)%20894-2160>
fax: (704) 894-2625<tel:(704)%20894-2625>

        Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:02:16 -0400
        From: Lucy Barber <lucy.barber at nara.gov>
        Subject: NHPRC Innovation in Archives and Documentary Editing Grants -- draft deadline approaching

I want to remind archivists, digital humanist, documentary editors, and
other people interested in those fields that the NHPRC will be accepting
final grant application in the Innovation in Archives and Documentary
Editing Grant category (maximum award $150,000,
on October 3, 2013.  However, I highly encourage the submission of drafts
or scheduling of conversations about ideas, preferably by August 1, but I
will have availability at other times in August.

An Overview:

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects
that are exploring innovative methods to improve the preservation, public
discovery, or use of historical records. Projects may also focus on
techniques and tools that will improve the professional performance and
effectiveness of those who work with such records, such as archivists,
documentary editors, and records managers. Projects must anticipate results
that will affect more than a single institution or a single state.

Projects may focus on methods of working with records in any format,
including born-digital records. Projects designed to publish historical
records must focus on innovative methods of presenting archival records as
primary sources. The Commission does not fund projects focused on artifacts
or books. For a comprehensive list of the Commission's limitations on
funding, please see What We Do and Do Not
Fund http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/apply/eligibility.html (
http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/apply/eligibility.html). Applications that
consist entirely of ineligible activities will not be considered.

Applications will need to address the problem being addressed, the likely
audiences for the solution, partners to test the solutions, and
quantifiable performance metrics.

Recent awards:

*Simmons College*

Boston, MA                                                      $102,602

To support a three-year project to develop training for municipal and
county clerks in preserving the archival records under their care.  This
project will develop both in-person and on-line training for clerks and
test it in Massachusetts with the cooperation of the Massachusetts State
Archives and Board of Library Commissioners, and the Massachusetts Town and
City Clerks Associations.

*Stanford University*

Stanford, CA                                                     $136,410

To support a two-year project to develop automated tools to help archivists
process and appraise emails donated to special collections. Stanford also
will develop related tools to enable researchers to discover information in
email collections and for repositories to deliver that information.

*University of Virginia*

Charlottesville, VA                                           $144,000

To support a digital-only documentary edition of the George Washington
Financial Papers, focusing on his voluminous financial records, applying
the tools and methods as well to the financial ledgers of Gouvernor Morris.

*Historical Society of Pennsylvania*

PA                                                               $128,956

To support a two-year project to create new tools for annotating digital
images so that users can discover and research them more effectively.
Lucy Barber
Deputy Executive Director
National Historical Publications & Records Commission, National Archives
700 Pennsylvania Ave, Room 114
Washington, DC 20408
202-357-5306   FAX 202-357-5914

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