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LIBER DH Working Group Workshop: Raising Awareness by Neil Fitzgerald


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This presentation was given as part of the Digital Humanities workshop at LIBER 2017, Patras. For more about LIBER and the Digital Humanities Working Group, please see:

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LIBER DH Working Group Workshop: Raising Awareness by Neil Fitzgerald

  1. 1. LIBER DH: Raising Awareness Neil Fitzgerald Head of Digital Research
  2. 2. 2 Six core purposes Custodianship – we build, curate and preserve the UK’s national collection of published, written and digital content Research – we support and stimulate research of all kinds Business – we help business to innovate and grow Culture – we engage everyone with memorable cultural experiences Learning – we inspire young people and learners of all ages International – we work with partners around the world to advance knowledge and mutual understanding
  3. 3. 3 Digital Scholarship •Digital Curators •BL Labs •Endangered Archives Programme •THOR, DataCite •Digitisation
  4. 4. 4 Current courses: 101 This is Digital Scholarship 103 Digitisation at the BL 105 Crowdsourcing in GLAM 107 Data Visualisation 108 Geo-referencing & Digital Mapping 116 Metadata at the British Library 118 Cleaning up Data Skills: digital scholarship training programme
  5. 5. 5 Help people succeed: Articulate learning outcomes, expected results for exercises Provide clear, printable instructions No more than 15 people in hands-on courses Allow time for all to complete exercises Build in optional activities for advanced participants Training: lessons learnt Participants like: Hands-on, practical exercises Time to explore innovative digital projects Trying new tools, particularly with BL or similar collections Case studies and real world examples The expertise and enthusiasm of instructors Meeting colleagues and learning about BL projects
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  8. 8. 8 Releasing open data From ancient manuscripts to web archives, as RDF/XML, CSV, TIFF/JPEG, MARC21, PDF, 3D...
  9. 9. 9 Competitions BL Labs Awards: recognises Research, Commercial, Artistic, Teaching/Learning work with digital collections BL Labs Competition: winners work with Labs team to make their digital scholarship project idea a reality
  10. 10. 10 "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' Political Meetings Mapper, BL Labs 2015 Importance of case studies
  11. 11. 11 Get out there: BL Labs Roadshows
  12. 12. 12 Tertiary student projects
  13. 13. 13 Partnerships
  14. 14. 14 Crowdsourcing
  15. 15. 15 Thank you Email: Web: Blog: Twitter: @BL_DigiSchol