January 27, 2022

The British Library and Partners Launch “Internet of Cultural Things: Creative Explorations of Data in Cultural Institutions” Project

From the BL’s Digital Scholarship Blog:

We have recently started an AHRC funded project in partnership with King’s College London and University of Southampton called “Internet of Cultural Things: Creative Explorations of Data in Cultural Institutions.” As the title suggests, the aim of the project is to explore new perspectives on the creation, use and understanding of the data produced by the BL, opening up cultural data to creative and critical scholarly analysis.


Public engagement with data is a key aspect of the project. Through a series of site-specific installations at the BL, we want to transform public conception regarding cultural data by demonstrating the value of an Arts and Humanities approach for a better understanding of the role that data and information play in cultural institutions.

At this very initial stage of our project we are looking at various datasets held at the BL and are thinking on how to represent massive volume of information into a meaningful and interactive artistic expression able to translate to the general public the rich and diverse universe of information produced by the Library.

More in the Complete Digital Scholarship Blog Post

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.