Over the last two decades British Library has increasingly become a place full of not just physical objects, but of digital content. These data range from digitised text, sound, visual, and philatelic material, to born-digital collections of personal archives and web content. These data are transforming research, with new tools and computational techniques generating new discoveries and new understanding in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Our Doctoral Open Days are a chance for new PhD students to discover the British Library’s research materials. You will learn about our digital collections, find out ways of working with them, and meet our expert staff and other researchers in the field of digital research. The events are solely for first year PhD students who are new to the Library. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
To make the most of your day, you may wish to get a free Reader Pass before the event
Students will learn about our collections, find out how to access them, and meet our expert staff as well as other researchers in their field. In addition to an understanding of the Library’s collections, the students gain a wider introduction to the information landscape in their field and research opportunities opening up in digital information environment. Numbers are limited and, as these events are very popular, we do encourage early booking. Places cost £5.00 and this includes lunch.
Students are welcome to attend any Open Days if they feel it is relevant to their area of research.
For details of the all events taking place at the British Library please see the British Library website.