6 May 2021 15:00 - 16:30 Online event


CDH Labs: Introduction to Gale Digital Scholar Lab
Chris Houghton, Gale and Tom English, Gale
Chris Houghton (Head of Digital Scholarship for Gale) joins us to deliver this suite of CDH Labs sessions. Chris collaborates globally with scholars, in the digital humanities community, ensuring the development of Gale Digital Scholar Lab continues to meet their needs.
Are you interested in looking at primary sources in new ways? Would you like to learn how to analyse large sets of historical and contemporary materials to provide a different perspective on your research?
In this session we will introduce Gale Digital Scholar Lab, a cloud hosted text and data mining platform available to the University. The Lab combines the text from Gale’s archive collections available at Cambridge, including Times Digital Archive and Eighteenth-Century Collection Online (ECCO), with powerful text mining tools that enable sophisticated, wide-ranging analysis.
You don’t need any previous experience in text and data mining, and you don’t have to have any interest in coding or algorithms – this session will explain how absolutely anyone can run these analyses and enhance their research accordingly.
These sessions are open to staff and graduate students of the University of Cambridge.
The University Library has created a useful getting started “Walkthrough” Guide to the Lab – which is available here and if you wish to have access to the Lab, please contact ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk for the username and password. You can also hear from Wendy Kurtz, Digital Humanities Specialist at Gale as to what it does and why they created it – watch here
To book a place on this workshop – visit UTBS

Cambridge Digital Humanities

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