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Carving up the Georgian Papers: Metadata and Subject Indexing

Posted on: August 28th, 2018 by Editor No Comments

By James Fisher, Metadata Assistant for the Georgian Papers Programme at King’s College London. Over the past few months I have been compiling lists of subject headings for indexing the Georgian Papers. This is not nearly as straightforward as it might sound. It requires a detailed knowledge of the papers themselves, a broad awareness of… Read More »

Workshop Reflections: Early Modern Collection Catalogues, British Museum

Posted on: March 26th, 2018 by geoIII No Comments

Samantha Callaghan, Metadata Analyst, King’s Digital Laboratory Early Modern Collection Catalogues: Open Questions, Digital Approaches, Future Directions was a workshop held at the British Museum, 15-16 February 2018, and intended to outline and discuss some of the issues that the Enlightenment Architectures: Sir Hans Sloane’s Catalogues of his Collection research team had encountered during their… Read More »

Gender and the Georgian Papers

Posted on: February 5th, 2018 by geoIII No Comments

Samantha Callaghan, Metadata Analyst, King’s Digital Laboratory What information do we need to know about someone so that we are easily able to tell them apart from someone else if they were described to us? Name, age, where they were born? If both people have the same name, for example, J. Smith, and suppose they… Read More »

Machine learning of an 18th century hand: transcribing the essays of George III

Posted on: January 20th, 2017 by geoIII 1 Comment

Chris Olver, Metadata Creator, Georgian Papers Programme, King’s College London One of the major undertakings by King’s College London, Omohundro Institute and William & Mary College is to transcribe the digital records being created at the Royal Archives. The reason behind this focus on transcription by the GPP partners cannot be overstated: transcribed texts can… Read More »

Crowd Sourcing and Georgian Papers Programme

Posted on: January 20th, 2017 by geoIII No Comments

Mark Hedges, Director of Centre for e-Research, King’s College London The GPP is carrying out a programme of digitisation and metadata creation for a variety of documents in the Georgian Papers collections, and although this will improve greatly discovery of and access to these important materials, the information within the documents themselves will still be locked… Read More »

Metadata enrichment through natural language processing

Posted on: January 20th, 2017 by geoIII No Comments

Chris Olver, Metadata Creator, Georgian Papers Programme, King’s College London My role based in King’s College London Archives has been to explore and implement ways of improving accessibility to the Georgian digital records by the Royal Archives. This work has broadly broken down into three distinct work paths: surveying and researching the historical database digital… Read More »