Hello from your co-coordinators!

Hello there! I’m Marty Miller, one of your DH SIG co-chairs. It’s an absolute privilege to be serving in this role alongside my colleague John Taormina. We’ll be keeping you updated monthly through this blog, covering topics on AI and DH, as well as sharing noteworthy highlights from digital collections and book reviews. Although we have a solid plan in place, we’re always open to suggestions or requests for specific topics that you’d like us to cover. So, please don’t hesitate to let us know how we can better serve you.

Image created using Adobe Firefly Text To Image “an art gallery with paintings on display floating in a spiral galaxy.”

To start things off, here are some AI digital links that might be useful for instruction and creation. This list, which is posted on the Digital Librarian’s Generative AI Tools: A Petting Zoo, includes:

·         Adobe Firefly

·         Adobe Express

·         Bing Image Creator – based on DALL-E2.

·         DALL-E 2  – requires the user to purchase credits to generate images.

·         Midjourney  – users will need a verified Discord account.

·         Pebblely – provides 40 free images per month.

More AI art tools can be found here:  http://www.pearltrees.com/joycevalenza/ai-tools-for-art-and-design/id68333236

To assist the writing process, these Grammarly AI prompts were used: “Sound confident” and “Improve it.”


The Digital Humanities Special Interest Group (SIG) is looking for volunteers to give a brief 5-minute presentation on a digital humanities (DH) project for the upcoming spring meeting.  The DH project could be something you are working on, or someone else’s project you admire.  All projects and resources are welcome!  The spring meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at 2pm (EST).

Proposals are due by Monday, May 1st, 2023. 

To submit a proposal please email: 


Use this link to register for the meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Hope to see you there!

DH SIG Fall Meeting: Presentation on Wikimedia, DC Affiliate Chapter, Thursday, September 29, 2pm (EST)

Please join us for a presentation from Ariel Cetrone, Institutional Partnerships Manager with Wikimedia.

Register for the meeting in advance here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

PARTICIPATE: “Called to Create” Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Join us in person, at the National Gallery of Art Library, as we work to improve and create Wikipedia articles about Black artists of the American South. 

The National Gallery of Art’s fall exhibit Called to Create: Black Artists of the American South, opening September 18, 2022, is a celebration of Black culture and the determination of the creative spirit. In 2020 the Gallery acquired 40 works from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, an organization dedicated to increasing the presence and the voice of Southern Black American artists in the national art canon. The exhibition Called to Create is a showcase for the artists who made these works despite significant racial oppression and other forms of discrimination.  

To support the goals of this exhibition, and the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, the Library is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon dedicated to deepening the available content on Black Southern artists.  

It will be an in-person editing session from 10am-4pm in the National Gallery’s beautiful library space. The day will also include a guided tour of the exhibit from Harry Cooper, one of its curators.

No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary; training will be provided. Please bring your own laptop.

Any other questions? Email library@nga.gov.   We hope to see you at our Called to Create Edit-a-thon!

Mary Lee Bendolph, Quilter