Digital Methods—Making the most of digital resources: a hands-on introduction to Early English Books Online

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What: Making the most of digital resources: a hands-on introduction to Early English Books Online 

Who: Pip Willcox

When: 13.00—14.00, Friday 27 January 2017

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

Access: all members of the University are welcome

Admission: free

Booking: registration is required

Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, British North America, and works in English printed elsewhere between 1473 and 1700. It is a key resource for students of all aspects of the early modern period—history, language, literature, theology, philosophy, law, music, the history of science, medicine, mathematics, and more.

With the University of Michigan Library, the Bodleian Libraries led the Text Creation Partnership (TCP), a project that created digital editions of every unique title in English from EEBO. These texts are marked up in Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) compliant XML and used to power the full-text search via EEBO and other interfaces.

This one-hour workshop will introduce both EEBO and TCP, suggesting ways to make the most of this valuable resource. It will include an introduction and hands-on training. You may find it useful to bring a laptop.

The workshop is organized by the Centre for Digital Scholarship and the Bodleian iSkills training programme.

Pip Willcox is the Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, and a Senior Research at the Oxford e-Research Centre. She co-directs the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School and convenes its introductory workshop strand. With a background in textual editing and book history, her current work investigates narrative and the intersection between the material and the digital, exploring the experimental humanities. Between 2006 and 2014 she worked as an editor on the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership project.

Access: With your University or Bodleian Reader’s card, you can get to the Centre for Digital Scholarship through the Mackerras Reading Room on the first floor of the Weston Library, around the gallery. You will need to check any bags into a locker (£1 returnable deposit) before you head upstairs.

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