Data digging in the Greer Archive – Researcher@Library Week 2017

The Print Journalism series in the Greer Archive comprises 1270 files from 1959-2010. The finding aid, for the 24 boxes of clippings, typescripts and print outs, is 186 pages long.

As part of Researcher@Library Week 2017, this talk uses the Print series as a case study to consider how and why metadata is made and what it can be used for.

Dr Rachel Buchanan, curator of the Greer Archive, will discuss the ethical, practical and personal factors that have shaped the metadata she created as she catalogued the series, while literary scholar Dr Millie Weber will demonstrate what happens when new tools, such as the sentiment analysis software SentiStrength, are applied to this metadata.

When a human coder meets a machine reader, what new knowledge is possible?


Date: Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Venue: Theatre 2 (Room B120), 207 Bouverie Street

Presenters: Dr Rachel Buchanan and Dr Millie Weber.


Click here or more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.