As part of its Digital Scholarship service, the National Library of Scotland has launched a website for its data collections.
The new Data Foundry site presents Library collections as data in a machine-readable format, widening the scope for digital research and analysis.
Techniques like content mining and image analysis can now be carried out using the Library's collections.
It features more than 70GB of data, including digitised text and images, metadata collections, map data and organisational data.
Digitised Library collections available as data through the site include:
- Encyclopaedia Britannica
- A Medical History of British India
- Scottish school exam papers
- The Spiritualist
- Gazetteers of Scotland
Datasets from more Library material like British military lists, audiovisual collections and web archives are also planned to be published as the site is regularly updated.
2 September 2019