Re:search

10 November 2020, 10:00 - 11:00

Online

Anne Alexander (Cambridge Digital Humanities)

This CDH Basics session looks at how searching and finding technologies structure scholarship. It also covers

  • an introduction to search engines, both for web search and custom search functions within collections;
  • discussion about OCR errors and blindspots in digital search in historical collections
  • problems of fragmentation of the source text, and the legacy of pre-digital formats such as microfilm.