Award Season

Mid-June saw BDLSS recognized with several awards.


On the 16th, many of the great and the good gathered for the annual OxTALENT awards which recognize members of the University who have made innovative use of digital technology in order to foster learning and academic practice, develop links between teaching and research, and improve impact through outreach and public engagement.

Bodleian in Numbers

Matt Kimberley of BDLSS joined Bodleian colleagues Frankie Wilson and Jennifer Townshend, along with their video production team (Tom Wilkinson and Tom Fuller), to collect the runners-up prize in the Data Visualization category for their work on the ‘Bodleian Library in Numbers’ display in the Weston Library.

EEBO-TCP Hackfest

David Tomkins and Liz McCarthy then collected the runners-up prize in the Open Practices category on behalf of the whole team, which also included Michael Popham, Judith Siefring, Pip Willcox, and Kathryn Eccles (TORCH Digital Humanities Champion) for their work on the EEBO-TCP Hackfest and Ideas Hack Competition.

Green Impact

A day later, Jason Partridge accepted two awards on behalf of the Osney One Green Impact Team (also including Kim Wicks, Angela Arnold and Richard Ferguson).


The first award was Bronze, for completing the criteria required in the Green Impact workbooks, covering the areas of energy, communication, procurement, travel, waste & recycling, water and biodiversity & community.

Special Award for Innovation

Jason also picked up a Special Award in the area of Innovation, for which the team listed the accolades of the building and staff, naming specifically the engagement with regular Bike Doctor visits, bird-feeder use, and outside seating and walks around the area.

—David Tomkins

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