Exploring Digital Collections and Data: Innovative Experiments and Future Opportunities at the British Library
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This is the third round-table promoted by the DHA Praxis project. The event is organised in collaboration with the British Library, and aims at exploring new ideas and methods to better understand the cultural and historic heritage held in digital form by the Library and how researchers can engage with it.
Mahendra Mahey and Ben O'Steen will talk about the British Library Labs project which is about getting scholars to use the British Library's incredible digital collections for their research. Bob Nicholson, one of the winners of the 2014 British Library Labs competition will give a first hand account of what it is like to work with the British Library and it’s digital content and give an overview of the project he worked on,’The Victorian Meme Machine’. Maiken Umbach from the University of Nottingham will talk about a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) she and colleagues have just developed with the British Library and Mike Carey from the University of Nottingham will talk about his work and experiences on the funded Collaborative Doctoral Award with the British Library.
The detailed agenda of the event can be viewed on the project website: http://dhapraxis.wp.horizon.ac.uk/activities-events .
Coffee will be available in the Cloister from 2.30-3pm.