Workshop: The Long Haul: Best Practices for Making Your Digital Project Last

Digital Publishing Workshop Series

The Long Haul: Best Practices for Making Your Digital Project Last
Tuesday, May 1st, 4:10-5:00pm
Doe Library 303

You’ve invested a lot of work in creating a digital project, but how do you ensure it has staying power? We’ll look at choices you can make at the beginning of project development to influence sustainability, best practices for documentation and asset management, and how to sunset your project in a way that ensures long-term access for future researchers. Register at

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Workshop: By Design: Graphics & Images Basics

Digital Publishing Workshop Series

By Design: Graphics & Images Basics
Tuesday, April 17th, 4:10-5:00pm
D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

In this hands-on workshop, we will learn how to create web graphics for your digital publishing projects and websites. We will cover topics such as: image editing tools in Photoshop; image resolution for the web; sources for free public domain and Creative Commons images; and image upload to publishing tools such as WordPress. If possible, please bring a laptop with Photoshop installed. (All UCB faculty and students can receive a free Adobe Creative Suite license: Register at

Upcoming Workshops in this Series 2017-2018:

  • The Long Haul: Best Practices for Making Your Digital Project Last

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April Is National Poetry Month!

in celebration of national poetry month

With April comes all that it’s associated with—springtime, new growth, and fittingly, National Poetry Month. Established in 1996, National Poetry Month is just what it says on the tin: an opportunity to discuss, celebrate, and most importantly, read poetry. This is the perfect chance to read some of the new and wonderful poetry that the past several years has had to offer!

We might only be four months into 2018, but there have already been some phenomenal poetry collections:

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New Books in Literature

April showers bring May flowers, but April acquisitions may just lead you to your new favorite read! The books we recently received have something for everyone—whether you’re looking for poetry, prose, or criticism.

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New Books Added To The Graduate Services Collection In April

Aesthetics : 1958/59

Aesthetics 1958/59 by Theodor W. Adorno edited by Eberhard Ortland and translated by Wieland Hoban

What is philosophy?

What Is Philosophy? by Giorgio Agamben

The complete poems of A.R. Ammons

The Complete Poems Of A.R. Ammons Volume 1: 1955-1977 edited by Robert M. West with an introduction by Helen Vendler

Complete poems of a. r. ammons - volume 2 1978-2005.

The Complete Poems Of A.R. Ammons Volume 2: 1978-2005 edited by Robert M. West with an introduction by Helen Vendler

Port William novels & stories : the Civil War to World War II

Port William Novels And Stories: The Civil War To World War II by Wendell Berry edited by Jack Shoemaker

The history of the European migration regime : Germany's strategic hegemony

The History Of The European Migration Regime: Germany’s Strategic Hegemony by Emmanuel Comte

The Norton anthology of western philosophy : after Kant

The Norton Anthology Of Western Philosophy: After Kant: The Analytic Tradition edited by James Conant and Jay Elliott

Freud : the making of an illusion

Freud: The Making Of An Illusion by Frederick Crews

Spectacular Disappearances : Celebrity and Privacy, 1696-1801

Spectacular Disappearances: Celebrity And Privacy, 1696-1801 by Julia H. Fawcett

Last kiss

The Cambridge Edition Of The Works Of F. Scott Fitzgerald: Last Kiss edited by James L. W. West III

Women, compulsion, modernity : the moment of American naturalism

Women, Compulsion, Modernity: The Moment Of American Naturalism by Jennifer L. Fleissner

Subjectivity and truth - lectures at the college de france, 1980-1981.

Subjectivity And Truth: Lectures At The College De France 1980-1981 by Michel Foucault

Sweet Science Romantic Materialism and the New Logics of Life

Sweet Science: Romantic Materialism And The New Logics Of Life by Amanda Jo Goldstein

The Construct of Identity in Hellenistic Judaism Essays on Early Jewish Literature and History

The Construct Of Identity In Hellenistic Judaism: Essays On Early Jewish Literature And History by Erich S. Gruen

Ponderings. [Volume 3], XII-XV, 1939-1941 : Black notebooks

Ponderings XII-XV: Black Notebooks 1939-1941 by Martin Heidegger translated by Richard Rojcewicz

Protestants abroad how missionaries tried to change the world but changed America

Protestants Abroad: How Missionaries Tried To Change The World But Changed America by David A. Hollinger

Death be not proud : the art of holy attention

Death Be Not Proud: The Art Of Holy Attention by David Marno

New collected poems

New Collected Poems by Marianne Moore edited by Heather Cass White

Beautiful days : stories

Beautiful Days: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates

What Are We Doing Here? Essays.

What Are We Doing Here?: Essays by Marilynne Robinson

Norton anthology of western philosophy: after kant.

The Norton Anthology Of Western Philosophy: After Kant: The Interpretive Tradition edited by Richard Schacht

Reading in detail : aesthetics and the feminine.

Reading In Detail: Aesthetics And The Feminine by Naomi Schor

Bernard Shaw and William Archer

Selected Correspondences Of Bernard Shaw: Bernard Shaw And William Archer edited by Thomas Postlewait

Spy of the first person by Sam Shepard

Spy Of The First Person by Sam Shepard

House of Government.

The House Of Government: A Saga Of The Russian Revolution by Yuri Slezkine

Improvised continent : Pan-Americanism and cultural exchange

Improvised Continent: Pan-Americanism And Cultural Exchange by Richard Candida Smith

Joe Hill : a biographical novel

Joe Hill: A Biographical Novel by Wallace Stegner

The origins of the Chinese nation. Song China and the forging of an East Asian world order.

The Origins Of The Chinese Nation: Song China And The Forging Of An East Asian World Order by Nicolas Tackett


The Rhetoric Of Hiddenness In Traditional Chinese Culture edited by Paula M. Varsano

Tracking the banished immortal : the poetry of Li Bo and its critical reception

Tracking The Banished Immortal: The Poetry Of Li Bo And Its Critical Reception by Paula M. Varsano

Personal writings 1903-1921 : precocious Waughs

The Complete Works Of Evelyn Waugh Volume 30: Personal Writings 1903-1921: Precocious Waughs edited by Alexander Waugh and Alan Bell

Vile bodies

The Complete Works Of Evelyn Waugh Volume 2: Vile Bodies edited by Martin Stannard

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. Volume VIII, The short fiction

The Complete Works Of Oscar Wilde Volume VIII: The Short Fiction edited by Ian Small

Al que quiere! : a centennial edition

Al Que Quiere! A Book Of Poems by William Carlos Williams

The voyage of thought : navigating knowledge across the sixteenth-century world

The Voyage Of Thought: Navigating Knowledge Across The Sixteenth-Century World by Michael Wintroub

The Illustrated Letters of Virginia Woolf.

The Illustrated Letters Of Virginia Woolf selected and introduced by Frances Spalding

A final story. Science, myth, and beginnings.

A Final Story: Science, Myth And Beginnings by Nasser Zakariya

Incontinence of the void : economico-philosophical spandrels

The Incontinence Of The Void: Economico-Philosophical Spandrels by Slavoj Zizek

Workshop: Omeka for Digital Collections and Exhibits

Digital Publishing Workshop Series

Omeka for Digital Collections and Exhibits
Thursday, April 12th, 4:10-5:00pm
D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

Omeka is ideal for creating and displaying an online collection or exhibit composed of many digital items. If you have a bunch of digital images, scans, and files around a certain theme or project, and you would like to organize, describe, and showcase these files, Omeka may be a good fit for you. In this hands-on workshop, we will learn how to add and describe items in Omeka, the basics of the Dublin Core metadata schema, and how to create webpages with the Simple Pages plugin. Register at

Upcoming Workshops in this Series 2017-2018:

  • By Design: Graphics & Images Basics
  • The Long Haul: Best Practices for Making Your Digital Project Last

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April 5: Lunch Poems featuring Matthew Zapruder

Matthew Zapruder

Thursday, April 5
12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Morrison Library in Doe Library
Admission Free

Matthew Zapruder is the author most recently of Sun Bear and Why Poetry, a book of prose about poetry. An Associate Professor in the MFA program at Saint Mary’s College of California, he is also Editor at Large at Wave Books, and from 2016-7 was Editor of the Poetry Column for the New York Times Magazine. He lives in Oakland, CA.

DH Faire 2018 Comes to Berkeley

DH Faire 2018

The DH Faire is an annual Berkeley event that brings together digital humanists to share their work and reflect on the field more broadly. Including lectures, a poster session, and an evening reception, the Faire offers the Berkeley community the opportunity to share projects at various stages of development and receive invaluable feedback from peers.

Join us for the 2018 DH Faire, kicking off Monday, April 2nd!


DH Faire Reception and Poster Session
Mon. April 2, 5:00 – 7:00 PM | Morrison Library, 101 Doe
Help us kick off the 2018 DH Faire by enjoying refreshments with colleagues and browsing posters on recent DH work in Berkeley’s Morrison Library.

Digital Scholarship in the Library and Archives
Wed. April 4, 9:30 – 11:00 AM | Doe Library 180
The Library collaborates with digital humanities research and initiatives through digital publishing, digitization, preservation strategies, metadata creation, subject expertise, instruction, and much more. Come hear from librarians and archivists Mary Elings, Cody Hennesy, and Josh Quan on the ways they have engaged with digital scholarship both within the Library and on campus.

Keynote: David Bamman: The Long Rise of Word Vectors in the Digital Humanities
Wed. April 4, 4:00 -5:30 PM | Academic Innovation Studio (117 Dwinelle)
Professor David Bamman will outline the history of distributed representations of words and unpack what’s new about contemporary (neural) methods of learning such representations compared to previous approaches. By focusing on the fundamentals of representation learning, he will also discuss how we can incorporate other forms of extra-linguistic information into the representation for a word (such as time, geographical location, or author identity) and use that more complex representation for linguistic reasoning.

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A Celebration of Irish Literature

Irish Literature
by Taylor Follett

To many people, March 17th means a day where they get to wear green and drink Guinness. To us at the library, however, it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the rich history of Irish literature.

When you hear Irish literature, you’re probably thinking of books such as these:

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New Books in Literature

With every new month comes new books being published—and added to our library collection! This month’s haul includes criticism, poetry, prose, and much more:

See the full list of new acquisitions here, and keep an eye on the English Library Guide for more featured new books.

Want to see a book that we don’t have? Request it here!

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