[Humanist] 30.442 events: British Library Labs Symposium

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Oct 27 07:38:58 CEST 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 442.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:48:36 +0100
        From: Mia <mia.ridge at gmail.com>
        Subject: Last chance to book tickets for British Library Labs Symposium 2016,  7 Nov 2016

The @BL_Labs awards and competition entrants are a great demonstration of
why we all work so hard to put collections online, and their symposium on
November 7 is a wonderful opportunity to hear more about the diverse ways
in which scholars and technologists have used them. Official blurb below!

Best regards,


Dr Mia Ridge
Digital Curator, British Library

British Library (BL) Labs is pleased to announce that the fourth annual
British Library Labs Symposium is taking place on *Monday 7th November from
9:30 - 17:30 in the British Library Conference Centre, St Pancras, London
NW1 2DB*. The Symposium showcases innovative projects which use the British
Library's digital content and provides a platform for development,
networking and debate in the Digital Scholarship field.

The British Library Labs Symposium is free to attend, but you must book
tickets in advance at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/british-library-labs-

Roly Keating, Chief Executive of the British Library, will present awards
to the British Library Labs Competition (2016) finalists, who will also
give presentations on their winning projects. After lunch, the winners
of Shakespeare Off the Map will be announced. This will be followed by
presentations from the winners of the British Library Labs Awards. The
Awards recognise projects that have actively used the British Library's
digital content in four key areas: Research, Commercial, Artistic and
Teaching / Learning. A British Library Labs Staff Award will also be
presented this year, in recognition of an individual or team who have
played a key role in innovative work with the British Library’s digital
collections. The event will conclude with a networking reception at which
delegates and staff can meet and mingle over a drink.

Focus on Digital Scholarship at the Symposium this year includes a keynote
from Professor Melissa Terras, Director of the UCL Centre for Digital
Humanities, entitled: ‘'Unexpected repurposing: the British Library's
Digital Collections and UCL teaching, research and infrastructure'. The
keynote will highlight the British Library's digitised book collection -
60,000 volumes which are now in the public domain - and how those texts and
images have been used with both students and researchers at UCL.

BL Labs (http://labs.bl.uk) is an initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation which supports and inspires the public use of the British
Library’s digital collections and data in exciting and innovative ways. The
BL Labs team actively encourages scholars and innovators to work with us,
thereby supporting the British Library’s mission to guarantee that the
wealth and diversity of the Library’s intellectual digital heritage is
available for the research, creativity and fulfilment of everyone.

Learn more about BL Labs, including our Awards and Competition, at
http://labs.bl.uk. For any further information please contact labs at bl.uk

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