Published on February 27, 2014
The Library as a Digital Research infrastructure: Digital Initiatives and Digital Manuscripts at the National Library of Wales Lorna Hughes University of Wales Chair in Digital Collections, National Library of Wales Möglichkeiten der automatischen Manuskriptanalyse: Trier, 24-02-2014 Ymchwil Research
Digital Collections and the National Library of Wales • Digitisation supports: • Access to Welsh and Celtic materials by global audience • Preservation • Collections enhancement and reunification • Transformation of scholarship • Community engagement • A cohesive, national collection • Underlying principle: free access to digital content • www.llgc.org.uk Ymchwil Research
NLW Research Programme in Digital Collections • A collaborative research programme • Researching the impact and use of existing and emerging digital collections • Engagement with the communities of practice in digital humanities around digital content • A focus for digital humanities, combining digital collections, tools, methods • Building sustainable digital resources that have a impact on scholarship • Develop strategic digitization initiatives for specific research needs • Foster interoperability and re-use of collections • Increase the embedding of digital content into scholarship • Activities • Research on digital collections development, use and discovery • Project development • Collaborations with partners in Wales and beyond • Outreach, dissemination and publications • Four Digital Humanities PhD students in collaboration with Universities in Wales Ymchwil Research
Welsh outlook, Vol. 7, No. 1 Jan. 1920 [advert] 4 Negative photostat print of NLW Peniarth 610 MS 191 Ymchwil Research
The Hengwrt Chaucer (Peniarth MS 392) Imaging, 1926 Ymchwil Research
Imaging: 1926 Ymchwil Research
Imaging: 1931 Ymchwil Research
Imaging: 1939 Ymchwil Research
National Library of Wales journal , Vol 1, no. 2, 1939 Ymchwil Research
The Manuscript ‘Laboratory’?! Ymchwil Research
‘The Merthyr Fragment’, NLW MS 21972D, 1936 authentication Ymchwil Research
‘The Merthyr Fragment’, Western Mail, 1936 Ymchwil Research
De Consolatione Philosophiae: Peniarth MS 393 Correspondence, 1879 Ymchwil Research
Discoveries through imaging…1930 Ymchwil Research
‘The Cave’ at NLW, in 1939 and 2012 Ymchwil Research
The Cult of Saints in Wales: Medieval Welshlanguage sources and their transmission • • • • • • Online editions of digitised medieval Welsh Saints lives from the NLW collections will be developed by researchers from the University of Wales King’s College, London Department of Digital Humanities will develop KILN XML platform for digital scholarly edition of digital manuscripts NLW will host, implement and sustain the edition Output: a transferrable tool for creating online editions of NLW manuscripts as part of NLW Digital Library Supporting annotation, searching, comparing manuscripts http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/ddh/ research/projects/current/welsh.aspx Ymchwil Research
Photospectral imaging of the Hengwrt Chaucer at NLW by team from Yale Computer Science Department Ymchwil Research
Digitally enabled scholarship of medieval manuscripts: Using Photospectral images in the “Canvas Viewer” http://manifests.ydc2.yale.edu/viewer.html http://ydc2.yale.edu/research-support/digitallyenabled-scholarship-medieval-manuscripts Ymchwil Research
Modern digital capture with UV lighting on damaged mss Ymchwil Research
Imaging manuscript under UV light at NLW Ymchwil Research
NeDiMAH: Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities Chairs Lorna Hughes, UK (Chair) Fotis Jannidis, Germany, Susan Schreibman, Ireland Researching the practice of advanced digital methods in the arts and humanities Their classification and expression via 3 outputs: – Map of digital humanities in Europe – A collaborative forum of communities of practice – An ontology of digital methods in the humanities Support from 16 Member Organizations: 1. Bulgarian Academy of Science 2. The National Foundation of Science, Higher Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia (NZZ) 3. The Danish Council for Independent Research – Humanities (FKK), 4. The Academy of Finland – Research Council for Culture and Society 5. TGE ADONIS – National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) 6. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) 7. Hungarian Academy of Sciences, (MTA) 8. Irish Research Council for the Humanities (IRCHSS), 9. Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) 10. Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NOW) 11. Research Council of Norway (NCR) 12. Portugal Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) 13. Romanian National Research Council (CNCS) 14. Swedish Research Council (VR) 15. Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) 16. UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Ymchwil Research
NeDiMAH Working Groups Methodological Working Groups 1. Spatial and Temporal Modelling 2. Information Visualization 3. Linked Data 4. Corpora: Building and developing 5. Using Corpora: Information retrieval and modelling 6. Scholarly editions 7. Scholarly publishing 8. ICT Methods Taxonomy NeDiMAH support for digital methods in manuscript analysis – Bursaries for the DiXT training workshop at Cambridge, 2014: Medieval and Modern Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age – Developing an interdisciplinary workshop and publication on digital methods for manuscript analysis Ymchwil Research
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