(17 March 2015) The 2015 BL Labs Competition has been launched for the third time. Researchers are invited to submit their ideas for projects that highlight the Library’s digital collections. Winners work in residence with the Labs team to make their ideas real.
The competition is open to all.
Previous finalists of the British Library Labs Competition have helped the BL learn more about:
- how to make statistically representative samples from BL book collections (Pieter Francois’s Sample Generator, 2013)
- applying the intuitions of a DJ to working with digital collections (Dan Norton’s Mixing the Library, Information Interaction and the DJ, 2013)
- linking digitised handwritten manuscripts to transcribed texts (Desmond Schmidt and Anna Gerber’s Text to Image Linking Tool, 2013)
- finding Victorian jokes in digital archives, creating a database of them and attempting to make them funny again through social media (Bob Nicholson’s Victorian Meme Machine).
For terms and conditions, dates, how the winning entries will be used and a lot more detail, visit here.