Digital research with OUP Data: a workshop

26 May 2017 10.00am 12.30pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Pip Willcox


Are you interested in working with OUP data?

Oxford University Press is offering members of the University the opportunity to work directly with the data that underpins some of its most popular digital content. The resulting digital research projects will be able to unlock more scholarly potential in these resources, beyond what is available through their current interfaces. The resources involved at this stage are as follows:

This workshop provides a rare opportunity to hear from OUP staff working on these resources and their data, and from academic experts who use them, in a meteor-shower of brief talks. It will include an introduction to digital research, to potential sources of funding to pursue projects, and to relevant issues of intellectual property and terms of use. Break-out groups will give you the opportunity to discuss ideas with OUP and academic experts, and with your peers. A concluding discussion will look towards practical next steps.

Whether your interest is in the content or the technology, and whatever your experience level with digital projects, this workshop will be of interest both for its content and the opportunity to meet potential collaborators from across the University.

Potential uses could involve making OUP data available by for discrete projects, or linking the data to research resources or to University collections. Any project will depend on the availability of collaborative resource from OUP, which may give priority to work in fields of its particular interest. During the workshop there will be the opportunity to discuss and shape project ideas with fellow researchers and colleagues from OUP. As projects born out of the workshop take shape, we will host future events where the ongoing research and its results can be discussed and showcased.


  • 10:00 David De Roure (Oxford e-Research Centre): welcome and introduction
  • 10:05 Ruth Langley (Head of Digital Data Strategy, Global Academic, OUP): welcome and introduction from OUP
  • 10:10 Andrew Fairweather-Tall (Humanities Division): Funding
  • 10:15 Session 1: ODNB and ANB: Jo Payne (OUP) with Miranda Lewis (History Faculty) and Chris Warren (Carnegie Mellon)
  • 10:35 Session 2: OED: James McCracken (OUP) with Janet Pierrehumbert and Alfie Abdul-Rahman (OeRC)
  • 10:55 Session 3: Grove: Jo Payne (OUP) with Jonathan Cross and Julia Craig McFeely (Music Faculty)
  • 11:15 Session 4: OSEO: Rupert Mann (OUP) with Howard Hotson (History Faculty)
  • 11:35 Break-out groups
  • 12:15 General discussion chaired by Pip Willcox (Centre for Digital Scholarship): next steps
  • 12:30 Close


This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

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