2017 – Learning Lessons of working with British Library Digital Content (LJMU)

Learning the Lessons of working with the British Library’s Digital Content

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Liverpool John Moore University

Organised by British Library Labs and History UK with Liverpool John Moores University as part of the British Library Labs Roadshow (2017).
A series of presentations exploring the British Library’s digital collections, how they have been used and the lessons learned by working with researchers who want to use them. This will be followed by discussions and feedback around potential ideas of working with the Library’s data. The Roadshow will showcase examples 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, educators and entrepreneurs have been developed via the annual British Library Labs Competition and Awards. This year we intend to focus on some of the lessons we have learned over the last four years of working with the Labs, promote our awards and get attendees thinking of what they might do with the British Library’s collections. The team will also talk about future plans at the Library to support Digital Scholarship. The day will include presentations from researchers who are thinking creatively about what it means to be a digital historian in the twenty-first century.
  • Dr Bob Nicholson ‘Remixing Digital Archives: The Victorian Joke Database’
  • Dr Jennifer Batt ‘Datamining for verse in eighteenth-century newspapers’
  • Dr James Baker ‘Who is the Digital Historian?
  • Dr Joanna Taylor ‘Geospatial Innovation in the Digital Humanities’ 
  • British Library data and collections and discussions and feedback on ideas, challenges and issues.