skip to content

 

The Library as Data: An overview

Anne Alexander (CDH Learning), Huw Jones (Library Digital Humanities Coordinator, CDH Lab)

What happens to knowledge when libraries become collections of digital data as well as collections of physical books and manuscripts? This session introduces a conceptual toolkit for understanding the library collection in the digital age, and provides a guide to key methods for accessing, transforming and analysing the contents as data. Using the rich collections of Cambridge University Library as a starting point, we will explore:

* Relations between digital and material texts and artefacts
* Definitions of data and metadata
* Methods for accessing data in bulk from digital collections
* Understanding file formats and standards

The session will also provide an overview of the content in the rest of the term’s Library as Data programme, and introduce our annual call for applications to the Machine Reading the Archive Projects mentoring scheme.

Please register here

Date: 
Wednesday, 16 October, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30
Event location: 
IT Training Room, Cambridge University Library