|26 Oct 2021||10:00 - 11:00||Online event|
Dr Anne Alexander, Cambridge Digital Humanities
In this Basics session, participants will explore how searching and finding technologies structure scholarship, through an introduction to search engines both for web search and custom search functions within collections. We will discuss how errors introduced by digitisation technologies create blindspots for digital search in historical collections, interacting with social and legal processes to structure bias and discrimination into search processes. The session will provide a brief introduction to the importance of machine-learning driven systems for digital search and suggest strategies for researchers to critically engage with, rather than passively accept, search engine results.
Basics sessions are open to staff and graduate students who want to learn and apply digital methods and use digital tools in their research.
Bookings for this session are now open – link here.