Each spring, the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) organizes an annual meeting and an accompanying national advocacy day, in which representatives from most states meet with congressional offices to make the case for federal funding of the humanities. In 2020, 184 individuals representing 41 states held 287 meetings with congressional offices on Capitol Hill. Ithaka S+R…

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Over the past year British Library staff have contributed to the AHRC-funded project”Legacies of Catalogue Descriptions and Curatorial Voice: Opportunities for Digital Scholarship”. Led by James Baker, University of Sussex, the project set out to demonstrate the value of corpus linguistic methods and computational tools to the study of legacies of catalogues and cultural institutions’…

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On Friday, 22 January, the Digital Scholarship Team at the British Library held their first 21st Century Curatorship talk of 2021; Identify Yourself: (Almost) everything you ever wanted to know about persistent identifiers but were afraid to ask. This series of professional development talks and seminars is part of Digital Scholarship Staff Training Programme. They…

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With the conclusion of another successful British Library Labs Symposium, and what has been a rather unusual year, it is a good time to reflect on some of the things that the Digital Research Team at the British Library has been busy with – and some of our plans for the coming year too. Despite…

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On Wednesday 19th November I attended the UK Web Archive (UKWA) mini-conference 2020, my first conference as a Graduate Trainee Digital Archivist. It was hosted by Jason Webber, Engagement Manager at the UKWA and, as normal in these COVID times, it was hosted on Zoom (my first ever Zoom experience!) Read full post here.

Over the past couple of years, the Digital Archive Research Collective (DARC) has created resources and fostered community among digital archivists and researchers at The Graduate Center. As part of our effort to build a community of practice around digital archival work, we created a Wiki with articles on various resources for archival research, led…

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This week my colleague Jenna Lemay and I presented “That’s My Auntie: Making Accessible Residential School History” as part of the Maskwacis Cultural College Microlearning Series. Our webinar focused on specific community digitization and access projects including the Remember the Children project and our recent work with the Shingwauk burial register. Read full post here.