25 different digital tools to try - better get started!
- UK Web Archive - fantastic. (I searched 'Gaelic' with the Education and Research filter. Masses of stuff.)
- British Library Microsoft Audio Search : turning speech into text (you have to be interested in the sample data for this demo to be much use, to be honest!)
- British Library Video Server - live content from BBC since May 2011. (I confess, I searched for Kate Middleton. I got results!)
- NYPL Map Rectification (rectify old maps in light of new knowledge. Fascinating. I found a map of Scotland dating from 1701- but couldn't view it in minute detail, which I'd have liked to have done. Mull was there - but that was about as much as I could see!)
- Hmmm - Semantic Web technology. I need a definition!
- Data.gov.uk - now this is interesting. You'd be astonished what you can learn about the running of our country (the UK, that is, not just Scotland ....) 2 minutes to find a whole load of meetings about copyright legislation, for example.
- London Lives (1690-1800) - 'access to 240,000 records from eight archives. Names, places, occupations and dates ...' Truly mind-boggling in scope.