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British Library Labs Symposium (2017)

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The British Library

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London

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The Symposium showcases innovative projects which use the British Library's digital content and provides a platform for development, networking and debate in the Digital Scholarship field.

Dr Adam Farquhar will launch the 5th annual British Library Labs Symposium, followed by a keynote and presentations from the runners-up for the British Library Labs Competition. After lunch, the winners of the Off the Map competition will be announced. This will be followed by presentations from the winners of the British Library Labs Awards. The Awards recognise projects that have actively used the British Library's digital content in four key areas: Research, Commercial, Artistic and Teaching / Learning. A British Library Labs Staff Award will also be presented this year, in recognition of an individual or team who have played a key role in innovative work with the British Library’s digital collections. The Symposium's endnote will be followed by a networking reception which will conclude the event.

Date and Time
Monday 30th October 2017, 09:30 - 17:30*
*Registration is at 09:30, the event starts at 10:00 prompt. The closing reception will begin at 16:15.

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Free

Location
The British Library, Conference Centre, Auditorium, London NW1 2DB, United Kingdom.
(Please collect your badge and head upstairs to the first floor and follow the signs to the Auditorium)

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Please refer to the following map detailing how to get to the event.

Programme
Final programme of the event available as a pdf

09:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee in the foyer, Conference Centre
The event will start at 10:00 sharp in the main Auditorium.

10:00 - 10:05 Welcome and introduction
Dr Adam Farquhar, Head of Digital Scholarship, British Library

10:05 - 11:00 Keynote

11:00 - 11:05 Presentation to the British Library Labs Competition

11:05 - 11:35 Imaginary Cities
Michael Takeo Magruder, Visual Artist and Researcher

11:35 - 12:05 Datamining verse in 18th Century newspapers
Jennifer Batt, Lecturer in English at the University of Bristol

12:05 – 12:15 The Digital Research Suite at the British Library
Dr Adam Farquhar, Head of Digital Scholarship, British Library

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch in the foyer

13:15 - 13:30 Off the Map
Stella Wisdom, Digital Curator at the British Library

13:30 - 15:00 British Library Labs Awards (2017): winners' presentations

British Library Labs has been working with researchers, artists and entrepreneurs from around the world to enable them to make use of the British Library's digital content and data. This session celebrates projects entered in the BL Labs Awards (2017). It will be followed by special presentations from the winners of each category:

  • Research Award
  • Commercial Award
  • Artistic Award
  • Teaching / Learning Award
  • British Library Labs Staff Award

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break in the foyer
Please note that the next session will start at 15:30 prompt.

15:30 – 16:15 Closing keynote

16:15 - 16:20 Closing remarks
Dr Adam Farquhar, Head of Digital Scholarship, British Library

16:20 - 17:30 Final reception in the foyer
Please join us for a drink, mingle and network with the delegates, Library staff and speak to the Labs team.

17:30 Finish

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