[Ohiodig] impresso workshop on digitized newspapers
vdressle at kent.edu
Wed Apr 15 14:38:22 EDT 2020
This looks really good (and FREE)! (Time zone is central european, so it may require extra coffee if you want to make it to the earlier sessions... 😵
From manual, on-site exploration of microfilm or paper collections to online keyword search over millions of OCRized page, access to digitized newspapers has changed significantly. Coupled with automatic enrichement of sources via text and image processing, this represents a whole world of new possibilities. An Eldorado? Despite undeniable merits, the digital transformation and the new affordance of historical newspapers also brings some drawbacks and possible pitfalls which need to be carefully assessed. The Eldorado workshop, supported by the impresso project, will bring together a group of historians, librarians, computer scientists and designers to discuss how digitisation is changing historical research practices.
UPDATE: Eldorado workshop goes virtual
* Dates & Place: 23 and 24 April 2020, Zoom Webinars, with registered presentations and live stream Q&A sessions
* Programme: revised version available here<https://impresso.github.io/eldorado/online-program> (still subject to small changes).
* Zoom access: Zoom links and passwords will be shared with registered participants on 22.04
Virginia Dressler, MA, MLIS
Digital Projects Librarian
Kent State University
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