UCL Centre for Digital Humanities


Using the British Library's Digital Content and Data for your research

24 February 2016, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

British Library Labs

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IAS Common Ground, G11, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL

A workshop organised by British Library Labs and UCLDH as part of the British Library Labs Roadshow (2016).

The workshop will showcase some of the British Library's digital content and data, addressing some of the challenges and issues of working with it and how interesting and exciting projects from researchers, artists, and entrepreneurs have been developed via the annual British Library Labs Competition and Awards. This will be followed by presentations about research at UCLDH.

Finally, the session will end with an 'Ideas Lab' encouraging participants to explore, experiment and think of ideas of what they might do with the British Library's digital content and data. A panel will give feedback on the ideas and there will be British Library and UCLDH goody bags for the best ones!

All welcome and there will be a break for tea and cake. Please note that registration is required.


1400  Introduction

Melissa Terras, Professor of Digital Humanities in UCL's Department of Information Studies.

1410  British Library Labs

Mahendra Mahey, Project Manager of British Library Labs.
Ben O'Steen, Technical Lead of British Library Labs.
Katrina Navickas, Senior Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire.

1500  Research Overview from UCLDH

David Beavan, Research Manager (Arts and Humanities), UCL.

1515  UCLDH Projects
Julianne Nyhan, Senior Lecturer (associate Professor) in Digital Information Studies at UCL's Department of Information Studies

1530  Break

1545  Examination of British Library data and previous Labs ideas

1600  Ideas Lab

1645  Pitching ideas to the panel

1700  Finish