A visit from British Library Labs

We are lucky in the Academic Technologies team to have Steve Ranford and David Beck as technologists with a focus on the digital humanities.

Today we hosted a visit for Mahendra Mahey, project manager for British Library Labs. BL Labs is a new approach to encouraging the use of BL collections in digital scholarship. Mahendra’s slides are below, they explain more about the initiative and also detail some sample collections that are available for researchers to work with.

As a way of starting a dialogue with researchers and developers, BL Labs is running a competition. They are looking for ideas of innovative ways of using their content and data. The closing date for idea outlines is 26th June and they would love to hear from people with ideas.

If you’re at Warwick University and like the sound of this opportunity, get in touch with us! It’s late notice for the deadline, but this is just the beginning of our conversation with the BL. We’d love to hear from Warwick researchers and technologists who are interested in the digital humanities.

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