24Feb 2020
10:00 - 18:00

University Basel
Location: TBD

Workshop, Events

Distant reading of manuscript data

with: Huw Jones, and Yasmin Faghihi, Cambridge University Digital Libraries

“As an increasing amount of manuscript description becomes available as data, opportunities emerge for new approaches to research on manuscript collections. Can we use manuscript datasets to find out new things about manuscript cultures – to engage in a distant reading of large collections of manuscript descriptions? In this workshop we will look at common approaches to the encoding of manuscript description, with a focus on TEI and the use of identifier schemes such as VIAF and ISNI. We will also look at how approaches to description affect the research questions that can be asked of datasets, and how cross-institutional collaborations can be beneficial in this area. We will investigate tools and techniques for the analysis of manuscript datasets, and finally look at the importance of documentation, availability and licensing in encouraging the use of such datasets by researchers.”

Held by:  Huw Jones, and Yasmin Faghihi, Cambridge University Digital Libraries

This Workshop will be published in the course directory Spring 2020 (Vorlesungsverzeichnis FS 2020)


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