Enriching digitised archival content

Over the past year I have been project managing the content workstream of the British Library’s flagship digitisation programme with the Qatar Foundation, now launched and live on a bilingual free-to-use portal at www.qdl.qa.

This service offers a unique resource on the history of the Gulf region, drawing on primary collections at the British Library including the India Office Records, visual arts, digitised sound collections and the maps collections. You can learn more at www.qdl.qa/en/about.

My interest in this session is to riff with some digital tools proposed by the group for enriching the content without any further development to the portal. For example, that might mean:

Or many other ideas besides. I do hope you’ll join and contribute. Here’s a video to help you decide:

Categories: Collaboration, Digital Literacy, Libraries, Museums, Publishing, Research Methods, Social Media, Text Mining, Visualizations, Workshops |

About George Weyman

I am a Middle East enthusiast interested in the transformations possible when high quality content and digital learning tools become available to audiences in the Arabic speaking region. For the past two years I have been project managing the develompent of a workflow to make British Library historical content on the Gulf region available on a bilingual portal. Previously I worked with Meedan, a world leading technology company developing next generation tools for multilingual knowledge exchange. I enjoy sport, Irish music and the company of fun and enthusiastic people.