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Wed 1 Nov 2023
09:30 - 10:30

Venue: Cambridge Digital Humanities Online

Provided by: Cambridge Digital Humanities


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CDH Basics: Acquiring data for your project

Wed 1 Nov 2023


This session provides a brief introduction to different methods for capturing bulk data from online sources or via agreement with data collection holders, including Application Programme Interfaces (APIs). We will address issues of data provenance, exceptions to copyright for text and data-mining, and discuss good practice in managing and working with data that others have created.

  • Data collection methods
  • Introduction to working with APIs
  • Data brokerage
  • Provenance and integrity
  • Assessing intellectual property, copyright and Data Protection issues
  • Documentation of collection methods
Target audience

CDH Basics sessions are open to the University of Cambridge staff and graduate students who want to learn and apply digital methods and use digital tools in their research, these sessions may be of particular interest to:

  • PhD students in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Early Career Researchers in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Other Cambridge students and staff welcome
  • We also welcome Open-Oxford-Cambridge DTP students.

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 1 Nov   09:30 - 10:30 09:30 - 10:30 Cambridge Digital Humanities Online Dr Anne Alexander

Online webinar with presentations, demonstrations, discussions and practical activities.

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CDH Basics

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