BL Labs Roadshow Event: Experimenting with British Library’s Digital Content and Data for your research
King’s Digital Laboratory (KDL) is excited to announce we will be hosting a British Library Labs (BL Labs) roadshow event at King’s College London on 14 March, 2016. The roadshow is an opportunity for King’s staff and students to gain an overview of the British Library’s digital resources from the BL Labs team, and brainstorm ideas for research outputs and digital products. The workshop will showcase the British Library’s digital content and data, addressing some of the challenges and issues of working with it and how interesting and exciting projects from researchers, artists, and entrepreneurs have been developed via the annual British Library Labs Competition and Awards.
No technical ability is required and staff and students from all disciplines are warmly encouraged to attend. Guest speakers and both KDL and BL Labs staff will be present to help you explore your ideas, and develop them into project ideas and funding proposals.
When: Monday 14th March 2016, 1000-1630
Where: River Room (King’s College London, Strand)
10:00 Registration and Coffee
10:30 Introduction and Overview of King’s Digital Lab (Dr. James Smithies, Director, King’s Digital Lab)
11:00 Getting Medieval, Getting Palaeography: Using DigiPal to Study Medieval Script and Image (Dr. Stewart Brookes, Research Associate, DDH)
11:30 Digital Research and Digitisation at the British Library (Rossitza Atanassova, Digital Curator at the British Library)
12:00 British Library Labs (Mahendra Mahey, Project Manager of British Library Labs)
12:20 Overview projects that have used British Library’s Digital Content and data (Ben O’Steen, Technical Lead of British Library Labs)
14:00 News data at the British Library (Luke McKernan, Lead Curator News & Moving Image Collections, British Library)
14:30 Examination of British Library data and previous Labs ideas
14:45 Ideas Lab
16:00 Pitching ideas to the panel
Please note that capacity is limited. For further information and registration please follow this link: https://kdl-bl-labs-roadshow2016.eventbrite.co.uk