Courses & Training

Digital Editions Course

This course will be running virtually during the Coronavirus pandemic.  The course can be started at any time.

This course is for anyone interested in creating digital editions, whether students, researchers or library staff. See for previous examples and all the training materials.

Practical 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, is suspended during the coronavirus pandemic.

Further information.

Introduction to Digital Humanities

This course normally runs termly.  It will not run in Michaelmas Term 2020. It is hoped that an online version will be available by January 2021. It is an introductory-level course for beginners to Digital Humanities. It covers basic principles of how to model Humanities material as data, and how to produce visualisations using some popular, free, DH tools. This is a practical course, with course participants helping to research the publishing of translations during the Reformation period.

Further information.

Text Encoding in the Humanities

A short talk on what text encoding is, and why it is useful for the Humanities, originally delivered at the Humanities Research Fair, January 2020.


Library inductions and information skills sessions for new students

For further information about 2020 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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