|12 Oct 2021||10:00 - 11:00||Online event|
CDH Basics: Understanding data and metadata
Dr Anne Alexander, Cambridge Digital Humanities and Huw Jones, Library Digital Humanities Coordinator (CDH Labs)
This CDH Basics session provides a basic introduction to good practice around understanding file formats, version control and the principles of data curation for individual researchers. We will examine the importance of metadata (‘data about data’), exploring the crucial role played by classification systems and standards in shaping how scholars interact with historical and cultural records. Rather than accepting data as a ‘given’, we will discuss the creation and curation of data as interpretative practices and analyse their relationship to other traditions of scholarship in the humanities and social sciences.
CDH 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.