The Book of Trogool

Tidbits, 9 December 2009

I’m at home today owing to last night’s epic snowfall in Madison shutting down practically the entire university, so it’s time for tidbits!

Regarding that last one, would it be helpful for me to try to maintain a jobs roundup here? If you think so, drop me a comment. I’d also appreciate pointers to good places to spot such jobs. I know most of the library sources, but based on this poster helpfully pointed out to me by commenter Nic Weber, a lot of the job ads will go out in science venues.

Here’s hoping my choir’s dress rehearsal scheduled for tonight can actually happen? in the meantime, I raise my hot-chocolate mug to you all.


  1. #1 Stephanie
    December 10, 2009

    A jobs thing would prolly only be useful to your US readers, (unless you are willing to try to do it globally – egad…) so no, I wouldn’t want that. Sherpa runs a good one for us in the UK already []

  2. #2 LeRoy
    December 10, 2009

    I’ll bet UNM is looking for a librarian to assist with managing both social science AND humanities data resources….

  3. #3 Dorothea Salo
    December 14, 2009

    Well, yes, Lee, I assume so! (Hi, by the way; good to see you here!) It’s just a weird idea from where I’m sitting.

    When I think “humanities data curation” I think image digitization, text encoding (particularly TEI), and multimedia management. When I think about social-science data, I think about statistical tools and GIS, mostly. The skillsets just seem very disjoint, and not terribly likely to turn up in the same person.

    Perhaps I’m wrong!

  4. #4 Molly Dolan
    December 16, 2009

    Dorothea, we’ve been collecting science, social science, and humanities jobs data for our research here, so let me know if you’d ever like the list of sites we’ve been collecting them from.

  5. #5 Dorothea Salo
    December 16, 2009

    I would love that list! With your permission, I think it would be a fantastic thing to post here, actually.

    Many thanks!

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