Courses & Training

Digital Editions Course

This course runs termly and is for anyone interested in creating digital editions, whether students, researchers or library staff. See for previous examples.

Hands-on sessions cover:

  • Beginnerís TEI-encoding

  • Creating digital images in a range of ways, using equipment available in the library

  • Transcription principles

  • Introduction to issues relevant to digital projects such as preservation, metadata, delivery, and dissemination.

Further information and course programme.

Anyone interested in a shorter introduction to transcription and Special Collections handling might be interested in the Bodleian Student Editions workshops, which typically happen twice a term.

Humanities Coding Club

This club, for anyone using or experimenting with digital methods, or with expertise to share, runs on Thursday afternoons in term time in the Graduate Group Study Room from 1.30pm - 2.30pm, with the room booked until 5pm for anyone doing a longer piece of work.

Further information.

Introduction to Digital Humanities

PILOT COURSE: an introductory course on Digital Humanities is currently being developed and will run in Hilary Term 2020. Anyone who would like further information, please email

Library inductions and information skills sessions for new students

For further information about 2019 library tours and information skills sessions, see our Information Skills Training page.

About the Courses

The Taylor Institution Library has developed some innovative courses in digital methods.  Why?  What is the advantage to readers (and librarians) of having these kinds of courses run by library professionals?  Find out more in this short talk, given to the DH2019 pre-conference workshop "Libraries as Research Partners in Digital Humanities":

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