What should be in your Digital Toolbox?
|Venue:||The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom|
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 EXT 11
10:00–17:30 Monday 10 October 2016
The Linnean Society of London, in collaboration with the Transcribe Bentham initiative at University College London (UCL), hosts a one-day conference to showcase how innovative technology is being applied to the humanities and natural sciences. The conference speakers will demonstrate how researchers, curators and enthusiasts can use digital tools to explore historical and scientific material in new ways.
An example is the EU-funded READ project, which seeks to unlock complex handwritten material in archival collections, to automatically index digital images of text, and to teach computers how to transcribe handwritten text. Cutting-edge transcription technology developed as part of the READ project will be demonstrated and discussed.
The conference will be a platform to share ideas on the best means of exploiting complex research data and opening it up to a wider audience. We are delighted to welcome Melissa Terras, Professor of Digital Humanities at UCL as keynote speaker.
Click on the following links to access the presentations:
- Transkribus as a Toolkit for text Recognition, Transcription and Information Extraction, Dr Günter Mühlberger.
- Lines of Enquiry: Reordering Edinburgh's Literary History, Professor James Loxley.
- Automating Label Data Capture from Natural History Specimens, Dr Elspeth Haston.
- The Art of Work in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Dr Mia Ridge.
- Key concepts of Handwritten Text Recognition, Professor Roger Labahn.
- Unlocking Biodiversity Data @ The Biodiversity Heritage Library, Alison Harding and Lisa Cardy.
- Metadata Extraction and Full Text Transcription on the Zooniverse Platform, Dr Victoria Van Hyning.
Registration will open at 10:00. Tea/coffee will be served in the Library from 10:00 for a 10:30 start. The day will conclude at 17:30 with a wine reception and an opportunity to network.
At 9:30 attendees are invited to join an optional tour of the Linnaean Collections (free but places are limited). Please make sure you select this option on the registration form.
Registration for this event is essential by Friday 30th September 2016. Registration fee (£15) includes tea/coffee, lunch and wine reception. Registration for this event is now CLOSED.