Chris Houghton (Head of Digital Scholarship at Gale) joins us to deliver this suite of CDH Labs sessions to introduce the acquired digital archives from Gale Cengage and the Gale Digital Scholar Lab. In this video you can hear from Wendy Kurtz, Digital Humanities Specialist at Gale as to what it does and why they created it.
Are you interested in looking at primary sources in new ways? Would you like to learn how to analyse large sets of historical and contemporary materials to provide a different perspective on your research?
In this session we will introduce Gale Digital Scholar Lab, a cloud hosted text and data mining platform available to the University. The Lab combines the text from Gale’s archive collections available at Cambridge, including Times Digital Archive and Eighteenth-Century Collection Online (ECCO), with powerful text mining tools that enable sophisticated, wide-ranging analysis.
You don’t need any previous experience in text and data mining, and you don’t have to have any interest in coding or algorithms – this session will explain how absolutely anyone can run these analyses and enhance their research accordingly.
- Introduction to Gale Digital Scholar Lab, 3pm on Monday, 10 May.
- Tools in Depth, either 10am on Friday, 7 May or 3pm on Thursday, 13 May.
These sessions are open to staff and graduate students of the University of Cambridge.