Research workshop—Digital Research with OUP Data: a workshop

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What: Digital Research with OUP Data: a workshop

When: 10:00—12:30, Friday 26 May 2017

Where: Weston Library Lecture Theatre (map)

Access: all members of the University are welcome

Admission: free

Booking is required

 

Are you interested in working with OUP data?

Oxford University Press is offering members of the University the opportunity to work directly with the data that underpins some of its most popular digital content. The resulting digital research projects will be able to unlock more scholarly potential in these resources, beyond what is available through their current interfaces. The resources involved at this stage are as follows:
 
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) and American National Biography (ANB)
  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and related resources
  • Grove Art and Music
  • Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO)
This workshop provides a rare opportunity to hear from OUP staff working on these resources and their data, and from academic experts who use them, in a meteor-shower of brief talks. It will include an introduction to digital research, to potential sources of funding to pursue projects, and to relevant issues of intellectual property and terms of use. Break-out groups will give you the opportunity to discuss ideas with OUP and academic experts, and with your peers. A concluding discussion will look towards practical next steps.
 
Whether your interest is in the content or the technology, and whatever your experience level with digital projects, this workshop will be of interest both for its content and the opportunity to meet potential collaborators from across the University.
 
Potential uses could involve making OUP data available by for discrete projects, or linking the data to research resources or to University collections. Any project will depend on the availability of collaborative resource from OUP, which may give priority to work in fields of its particular interest. During the workshop there will be the opportunity to discuss and shape project ideas with fellow researchers and colleagues from OUP. As projects born out of the workshop take shape, we will host future events where the ongoing research and its results can be discussed and showcased.
 
The workshop is free to attend and is organized by TORCH Digital Humanities, the Centre for Digital Scholarship, and Oxford University Press.
 

Programme

10.00   David De Roure (Oxford e-Research Centre): welcome and introduction
10.05   Ruth Langley (Head of Digital Data Strategy, Global Academic, OUP): welcome and introduction from OUP
10.10   Andrew Fairweather-Tall (Humanities Division): Funding
10.15   Session 1: ODNB and ANB: Jo Payne (OUP) with Miranda Lewis (History Faculty) and Chris Warren (Carnegie Mellon)
10.35   Session 2: OED: James McCracken (OUP) with Janet Pierrehumbert and Alfie Abdul-Rahman (OeRC)
10.55   Session 3: Grove: Jo Payne (OUP) with Jonathan Cross and Julia Craig McFeely (Music Faculty)
11.15   Session 4: OSEO: Rupert Mann (OUP) with Howard Hotson (History Faculty)
11.35   Break-out groups
12.15   General discussion chaired by Pip Willcox (Centre for Digital Scholarship): next steps
12.30   Close
 
For each of Sessions 1-4 OUP staff will introduce the product and suggest possibilities for research; University staff will then present brief potential case studies.

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