November 21, 2017

Jennifer Johnson | Movers & Shakers 2017 – Digital Developers

Digital scholarship outreach librarian Jennifer Johnson has worked with more than 40 cultural heritage organizations to create 80 digital collections since she arrived at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 2001. While working at the library, first as a GIS applications analyst and then as digital initiatives project coordinator, she also earned her library degree.

Sarah Clayton | Movers & Shakers 2017 – Digital Developers

Sarah Clayton is fearless, says Carl Grant, the University of Oklahoma’s associate dean, Knowledge Services, and CTO. That’s fortunate, because a month after starting at the university library, Clayton dove into work on the “Presidential Dream Course.” This ambitious class combined the efforts of the library and the university’s history department and is built around the question, “What sort of class would faculty members devise if money were no object?”

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Digital Scholarship Grows Up

CURRENT POSITION Mellon Digital Scholar, Five Colleges of Ohio, Wooster DEGREE PhD, English, Texas A&M University, 2009 FOLLOW @dr_heil (Twitter); digitalscholarship.ohio5.org; jacobheil.com Photo by Chelsea Carlson LJ Mover & Shaker, Jacob Heil got his PhD in English Literature at Texas A&M, and his dissertation was on Renaissance drama—he’s got a working fluency in Old English. […]

Jacob Heil | Movers & Shakers 2016 – Tech Leaders

Jacob Heil is well versed in both the history of the book and the future of digital scholarship. After earning a PhD in English, with a focus on early modern drama and book history, Heil worked on Texas A&M’s Early Modern OCR Project (eMOP), developing optical character recognition training sets to help computers transform images of works printed from 1475 through the early 1800s into archivable, minable texts.

Emory Creates Unified Center for Digital Scholarship

Emory University is consolidating four existing digital technology services located in the Robert W. Woodruff Library into the newly created Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), in a process which began in June and is expected to take several months.