LED Seminar, 24 May 11.30-3pm

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On Wednesday 24 May the Listening Experience Database (LED) project team (http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/) will be holding the first of several seminar/workshops focusing on salient digital humanities issues that the project wants to discuss with other researchers working on similar problems.  A broad outline of the topic for discussion on 24 May is given below – a more detailed programme follows.
The seminar will run from 11.30 to 3pm in the KMi Podium meeting room (Berrill Building, Level 4 North, The Open University, Milton Keynes).

All are welcome, for all or part of the seminar. The team would particularly welcome PhD students working on related topics.

A sandwich lunch will be provided. Please register with Helen Barlow (helen.barlow@open.ac.ukby Monday 15 May .

LED digital humanities seminar 1: Integrating data from multiple sources and linking data in the humanities

One of the challenges in the digital humanities is linking data from disparate sources. Often, the way that data has been created means that it is difficult to connect it with other sources: data may be managed or stored in ‘silos’; the metadata that is used to describe it may not enable discoverability; or the data may be the result of a project that is no longer sustained, inhibiting technical use and re-use. Projects like Europeana Research, and the British Library ‘Labs’, research Centres like KMi, and related open data initiatives are exploring these issues, and this meeting will facilitate a debate about theory and practice between project members and those working in related projects.

This will be a small-scale, informal round-table discussion, structured around contributions from several invited participants who have been asked to talk briefly about their own projects and the issues and challenges they have encountered.

Subsequent seminars, planned for the autumn (dates to be confirmed) will focus on ‘Interpreting and visualising data’ and  ‘Incorporating and mining social media data’.