British Library Labs competition event, 07 June 2013, CMR 01


Date: Friday 07 June 2013, 12.00pm-2.00pm

Location: CMR01, The Open University

Mahendra Mahey, British Library Labs Project Manager,  will be at The Open University, Walton Hall on 7 June to speak about the British Library Labs competition.

BL Labs are calling all scholars, explorers, trailblazers and software developers who want you to propose an innovative and transformative project using the British Library’s digital collections. Successful applicants will work with the Labs team to realise their project and could win a prize of up to £3,000.

From the digitisation of thousands of books, newspapers and manuscripts, the curation of UK websites, bird sounds or location data for maps, over the last two decades the British Library has been faithfully amassing a vast and wide-ranging number of digital collections for the nation. What remains elusive, however, is understanding what researchers need in place in order to unlock the potential for new discoveries within these fascinating and diverse sets of digital content.

Join Mahendra to learn more about the competition and for a chance to discuss the project, the competition, and the kinds of digital collections and data that are being made available to work with  Labs.

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If you are interested in attending this presentation, please email Emily Thornett  ( by Tuesday 4th June.