Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Upcoming SlideShare
2016 03_digitorium_conference_aab
Next
Download to read offline and view in fullscreen.

0

Share

Download to read offline

Cpd25_Aquiles Alencar Brayner

Download to read offline

Presentation on 27 May 2016

Related Books

Free with a 30 day trial from Scribd

See all
  • Be the first to like this

Cpd25_Aquiles Alencar Brayner

  1. 1. Doing Digital Research @ British Library An intro to the Digital Research Team Aquiles Alencar-Brayner Digital Curator @AquilesBrayner
  2. 2. www.bl.uk 2 The British Library is the national library of the UK. By law we receive a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland. If you saw 5 items a day it would take you 80,000 years to see the whole collection
  3. 3. www.bl.uk 3 Over 150 Million items are stored in London and in Yorkshire But…the Library is becoming as much a place full of data as it is a place full of physical stuff, and there is a growing community of users who see it that way. http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/quickinfo/facts/
  4. 4. www.bl.uk 4www.bl.uk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp4y-
  5. 5. www.bl.uk 5 Meet the Digital Research Team The Digital Research Team is a cross- disciplinary mix of curators, researchers, librarians and technologists supporting the creation and innovative use of British Library's digital collections.
  6. 6. www.bl.uk 6www.bl.uk Living knowledge: six core purposes
  7. 7. www.bl.uk 7 Custodianship: Getting content in digital format • Transforming print catalogue records into digital (retroconversion) • Example: c750,000 printed books held in Asian & African Collections are listed only in hard-copy catalogues. • AAC Department is tackling this through innovative digitisation/ crowdsourcing approach http://www.libcrowds.com/
  8. 8. www.bl.uk 8 Getting content in digital form • Mass Digitisation Private/Public Partnerships (Google) • Large Fundraising Campaigns (#SaveOurSounds) • Research Grants (Two Centuries Indian Print) • Preservation of at risk formats (Degrading microfilms) • Non-Print Legal Deposit Acquisitions (UK Web Archive) • See: http://www.bl.uk/help/initiate-a-new-digitisation-project- with-the-british-library
  9. 9. www.bl.uk 9 How we define Digital Research Using computational methods either to answer existing research questions or to challenge existing theoretical paradigms…. Geotagging Data Visualisation Data Mining Georeferencing Digital Mapping Crowdsourcing Text mining Collaboration
  10. 10. www.bl.uk 10www.bl.uk Defining Digital Research Using computational methods either to answer existing research questions or to challenge existing theoretical paradigms…. Machine learning Data Visualisation Data Mining Georeferencing Digital Mapping Crowdsourcing Text mining Collaboration
  11. 11. www.bl.uk 11 Getting Content Online • Images published on Flickr • https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary • Wikimedia Synoptic Index • Search Interface: BL 1 Million Images
  12. 12. www.bl.uk 12
  13. 13. www.bl.uk 13 Collaborations, Competitions & Awards http://www.bl.uk/projects/british-library-labs
  14. 14. www.bl.uk 14 2015 Winner: Political Meetings Mapper “I was able to do in minutes with a python code what I’d spent the last ten years trying to do by hand!” -Dr. Katrina Navickas, BL Labs Winner 2015 5,519 meetings discovered in 462 towns and villages across the UK! http://www.bl.uk/case-studies/political-meetings-mapper
  15. 15. www.bl.uk 15 Business, culture, learning: Collaborations, Competitions & Awards… https://vimeo.com/92272538 http://gamecity.org/alices-adventures-off-the-map-winners-announced/
  16. 16. www.bl.uk 16 Public engagement: UK SoundMap • In 2009 British Library sound archive staff began tests for a new kind of field recording project to aggregate user-generated digital audio content using mobile phones. Named the UK SoundMap, the project represents a radical departure from the more traditional, curator-led professional archival practices we were used to. • The UK SoundMap uses an informal community of mobile phone users (via Audioboo) to capture and describe their environmental sounds, then enable near-instant public sharing on a dedicated website: in effect, contributors as curator-publishers. • http://sounds.bl.uk/Sound-Maps/UK-Soundmap
  17. 17. www.bl.uk 17 Georeferencer The British Library began a project to crowdsource the georeferencing of its scanned historic mapping in 2011 by partnering with Klokan Technologies. Over 8,000 maps have already been "placed" by participants checked for accuracy and approved for reviewers. We are currently on the sixth release, which features over 50,000 maps from the 17th, 18th, and 19th-century book illustrations on Flickr http://www.bl.uk/maps/ Video explanation: https://vimeo.com/36419466
  18. 18. www.bl.uk 18 International: Endangered Archives Programme • http://eap.bl.uk/
  19. 19. www.bl.uk 19 Getting in touch Web: http://www.bl.uk/subjects/digital-scholarship Blog: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digital-scholarship/ Email: digitalresearch@bl.uk Twitter: #bldigital

Presentation on 27 May 2016

Views

Total views

216

On Slideshare

0

From embeds

0

Number of embeds

1

Actions

Downloads

2

Shares

0

Comments

0

Likes

0

×