27 January 2016
Come to our first @BL_Labs Roadshow event at #citylis London Mon 1 Feb (5pm-7.30pm)
Labs Roadshow at #citylis London, Mon 1 Feb (5pm-7.30pm)
Live in or near North-East London and are available on Monday 1 Feb between 1700 - 1930? Come along to the first FREE UK Labs Roadshow event of 2016 (we have a few places left and booking is essential for anyone interested) and:
- Discover the digital collections the British Library has, understand some of the challenges of using them and even take some away with you.
- Learn how researchers found and revived forgotten Victorian jokes and Political meetings from our digital archives.
- Understand how special games and computer code have been developed to help tag un-described images and make new art.
- Talk to Library staff about how you might use some of the Library's digital content innovatively.
- Get advice, pick up tips and feedback on your ideas and projects for the 2016 BL Labs Competition (deadline 11 April) and Awards (deadline 5 September).
Our first hosts are the Department for Information Science (#citylis) at City University London. #citylis have kindly organised some refreshments, nibbles and also an exciting student discussion panel about their experiences of working on digital projects at the British Library, who are:
- Ludi Price, a PhD student in Information Science at the university who works as a Far Eastern Languages cataloguer at the SOAS, University of London. Her research focuses on the digital information behaviour of fans and fan practices in the library world and she will talk about participating in the International Games Day at your Library, held at the British Library.
- Dimitra Charalampidou, a graduate of Library Science and Information Systems at the Alexander Technological Institute of Thessalonki (A.Te.I.Th.), Greece and a British Library Labs Erasmus funded trainee (2015). Her work included uploading over 9000 digitised bookbindings to Wikimedia Commons (see also Untold lives blog posting - 'Spell Binding') as part of her dissertation and supporting the Crossroads of Curiosity project and event with artist David Normal.
- Alison Pope, a recent student of Information Science at #citylis with a particular interest in digital information technology architectures, data visualisation and sport informatics. She is a Business Analyst in Information Technology Services at the University of Reading and has worked with researchers on a variety of digital scholarship projects.
- Daniel van Strien, a #citylis student who also works as an Assistant Librarian at Newcomb Library, Homerton University Hospital. He has recently worked on research around funders who are moving to open access and facilitated a workshop on ‘Library Carpentry’ at City teaching Librarians how to use version control.
For more information, a detailed programme and to book your place (essential), visit the BL Labs Workshop at #citylis event page.
Posted by Mahendra Mahey, Manager of BL Labs.
The BL Labs project is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.