Engaging with Digital Collections of Primary Sources

Introduction to Gale Digital Scholar

Date: 25 September 2019
Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Venue: Programme Room 1

Gale Digital Scholar is a gateway to engaging with digital scholarship and beginning digital projects. With Gale Digital Scholar you can search across Gale Primary Sources and create content sets, analyse content sets, and manage and share outputs. Gale Digital Scholar also enables you to apply natural-language processing tools and raw text data (OCR) from Gale Primary Sources collections in a single research platform.  Mr. Masaki Morisawa, Senior Product Manager of Gale based in Tokyo, will use his expertise in the product and the field to show you how Gale Scholar brings information to life and enables you to explore and share it in new ways.

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Let’s Get Digital! An Overview of Digitised Primary Sources from the College Library

Date: 16 October 2019
Time: 9.30am – 10.30am
Venue: Programme Room 1

From memoirs and autobiographies to newspapers and letters, the Yale NUS-College Library provides access to a wealth of digitised primary resources. Join College Librarian Bethany Wilkes as she takes you on a digital tour of collections of digitised primary sources. Get a taste of Empire Online, Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports, Medieval Travel Writing, and more.

Coffee and pastries will be served.

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Adam Matthew Digital Primary Sources

Date: 30 October 2019
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am
Venue: Programme Room 1

Featuring an award-winning collection covering over five centuries of primary collections from around the world, Adam Matthew Digital Primary Sources consolidates unique research and teaching collections to enhance learning environments. Use tools such as interactive chronology to explore key events, maps that document movement and change over time, and their newest transformative search capability, Handwritten Text Recognition, to ctrl f your way through a 17th century manuscript! Join Alex Butler, Outreach and Engagement Manager at Adam Matthew, for a lesson on how to search, browse, and bookmark your way through history.

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