Training Seminar—Digital Text



What: Reborn Digital: text, transmission, and technology

Who: Judith Siefring and Pip Willcox

When: 13.00—14.00, Wednesday 11 November 2015

Where: Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library (map)

Access: open to all members of the University of Oxford; free; registration is essential

Seminar: Text is at the heart of many fields of digital scholarship, and understanding the production of the text we work with at scale is essential to understanding and interpreting research findings. This workshop session provides an introduction to methods and technologies of remediating analogue text into digital forms. 

This seminar first ran as a training session at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, jointly across two of its workshop strands: An Introduction to Digital Humanities (convened by Pip Willcox) and Digital Approaches in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (convened by Judith Siefring).

Speakers: Judith Siefring is a project manager and digital editor at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. She is currently managing a Mellon-funded project, Digital Manuscripts Toolkit, focusing on user-driven tools for digitized manuscripts. Her other particular interests within digital humanities include text encoding, digital citation and sustainability. In 2015, she convened the Digital Approaches in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School.

Pip Willcox co-ordinates the Centre for Digital Scholarship at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, and co-directs the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, convening its introductory strand. With a background in editing and book history, she is an advocate for engaging new audiences for multidisciplinary scholarship and library collections through digital media. She conceived and ran the Sprint for Shakespeare public campaign and the Bodleian First Folio project. Previous projects she has worked on include Early English Print in the HathiTrust (ElEPHãT)—a linked semantic prototyping project, Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership, the Stationers’ Register Online, and the Shakespeare Quartos Archive.

She is an associate member of SOCIAM: The Theory and Practice of Social Machines and of FAST: Fusing Semantic and Audio Technologies for Intelligent Music Production and Consumption.

This seminar is open to all members of the University of Oxford. It is free to attend, and reserving a place is essential.

Please meet near the Information Desk in Blackwell Hall, Weston Library (map). If you are already in the Library, you can find the Centre for Digital Scholarship on the first floor of the Weston Library, through the Mackerras Reading Room and around the gallery.

Images are taken from the Shakespeare Quartos Archive, http://quartos.orgof Hamlet Q3 (1611) Bodleian Arch. G e.13. Images credit: Bodleian Libraries.

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