The British Library Big Data Experiment
By Sarah Davenport, on 30 May 2014
If you are an arts and humanities researcher, please consider signing up for this focus group:
The British Library Big Data Experiment – call for focus group (6 June 2014, British Library)
The British Library and University College London are working together on an experimental approach to opening up the digital collections at the BL to a wider academic audience, particularly to benefit those undertaking research in the arts and humanities. UCL Computer Science and UCLDH are helping to shape the development of these systems, but it is vitally important that we have access to the thoughts of academic researchers who wish to have improved access to the BL’s digital content, or have opinions about what they need to help undertake their research.
To start the process, they are looking for a small number of researchers in the arts and humanities to attend a focus group at the British Library on the afternoon of 6th June 2014. The focus group will inform and shape the MSc project work of a team of Systems Engineering students from University College London working on experimental platforms for access to and interrogation of the British Library’s public domain digital collections using the Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure. Arts and humanities researchers from a range of backgrounds, both thematic and technical, are welcomed.
For further details or to register your interest, please contact James Baker (Curator, Digital Research, British Library) at firstname.lastname@example.org.