A sandwich lunch will be provided. Please register with Helen Barlow (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 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’.