‘The undiscover’d country’: digital special collections, scholarship, scale, and society


Event type: Lecture


The Friends of the Bodleian are pleased to present the following lecture. Admission is open to the general public, but space is limited. Please circulate this information to any colleagues who might also be interested.

For decades scholars have been using digital technologies to discover, locate, and view libraries' special collections. Increasingly these collections are available online, and access to them is provided not only to scholars but to anyone who has internet access. Use of online resources is driven by curiosity and pleasure as well as research. Digital technologies and tools speed up traditional enquiry and enable entirely new questions to be imagined and answered. This talk will give a broad overview of the field, illustrated by case studies from the Bodleian Digital Library. 

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