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Research

Connecting and Collecting Data: New Technologies for Historical Databases: Handwritten Text Recognition, IIIF and Linked Open Data.

Amsab-ISH organises on friday 23 October 2020 a webinar to present the research results of the project A World of Diamond: Diamond Workers in Belgium, the Netherlands and France (1895-2000). 

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Connecting and Collecting Data: New Technologies for Historical Databases: Handwritten Text Recognition, IIIF and Linked Open Data.

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23 October 2020
14:00 — 17:00 Online

From 2018 to 2020 we researched how Handwritten Text Recognition, IIIF and Linked Open Data are best put to use in a heritage institution like Amsab-ISH. We performed some tests on our collection, and we want to share the expertise and documenation we collected with the broad heritage field. 

In the first part of the webinar we deseminate our test results and we give hands-on tips on how to get started yourself. 

Right before the virtual coffee break Jolan Wuyts (Europeana) will explain more about Linked Open Data Policies at Europeana. 

In the second part of the webinar we will hold a panel discussion about the best practices with Sally Chambers (Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities), Eric de Ruijter (IISH-International Institute for Social History) and Dorien Styven (Kazerne Dossin). Miel Vander Sande (meemoo) will moderate the conversation. After the talk there will be place for questions. 

The closing words are by Olga van Oost (FARO). 

Program: 
14h Project presentation: the heritage of diamond workers
14h15: Test results: Handwritten Text Recognition
14h45: Test results: IIIF and Linked Open Data
15h15: Case Study: Europeana (Jolan Wuyts)
15h30: Virtual coffee break
15h45: panel discussion and questions
16h45: Closing words by Olga Van Oost (Faro)

Participation is free but registration is needed to receive the zoom link.

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