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‘Reading in the Pandemic’ recordings now available

The READ-IT team were pleased to host the event ‘Reading in the Pandemic’, on 18 November, for the Being Human Festival. We enjoyed a great turnout for the online event, which took the form of three distinct parts. The recordings for each part are now available to view on the SAS Youtube channel, simply click…

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Language toggle function now available on the Contribution Portal

The READ-IT team are continually exploring new ways to talk to readers across the world. It is with great pleasure that we introduce the language toggle function on our public Contribution Portal. Find our Portal here: https://read-it.in-two.com. You can contribute images, as well as text to it, about your reading experiences, memories, and habits, visiting the portal…

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READ-IT launches its friendly chatbot

Fancy having a chat about your reading in realtime? Now you can, with the project chatbot. Our friendly bot will ask you questions about your reading, interact with your answers, and suggest further reading and engagement opportunities. You can find the READ-IT chatbot on the Telegram platform: https://t.me/TellMeWhatUReadingbot If you’d like to download the Telegram app…

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Twitter Takeover for Book City Milano 11-15.11.2020

We’re very excited that our Italian social media champion Camilla Antonioni is taking over the @eureadit Twitter account for @BOOKCITYMILANO 11-15 November 2020. Follow our Twitter account for updates! Meet Camilla here: https://readit-project.eu/2020/03/10/new-italian-social-media-champion-camilla-antonioni-joins-the-team-10-03-2020/, and follow her on Twitter through @camiantonioni

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New French social media champion, Elena Prat, joins the team (28.10.2020)

The READ-IT team is delighted to announce that Elena Prat (pictured above) has joined us as our new French social media champion, from October 2020. She will be tweeting and re-tweeting in French about the project and our public engagement events. Elena writes: “I have a background in comparative literary studies and publishing and a…

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The International Heritage Fair 2020 in Paris, France, 28-31.10.2020

Taking place in Paris this week (28-31 Oct) is the International Heritage Fair. The Fair gathers more than 350 French and foreign exhibitors, sharing a passion for the protection and preservation of cultural heritage. More than 20,000 visitors join the event each year, and project funders Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPI-CH)…

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READ-IT Consortium Meetings, 20-21.10.2020 (online)

The Open University were pleased to host the most recent consortium meeting on the 20-21 October 2020. On 20 October, we focussed on individual reports from all colleagues on different work packages, presentation and discussion around technical developments, annotation campaigns, and public engagement. On 21 October, we had an exciting research day, where members of the consortium and…

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‘Bookshelves in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic: an online conference’, 3-4.11.2020

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for The Open University History of Books and Reading (HOBAR) online conference, ‘Bookshelves in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic’, 3-4 November 2020, which is supported by The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP). The conference will be held online via…

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‘Reading in the Pandemic’, 18.11.2020 (5-6pm GMT, online event)

The READ-IT team are pleased to host the event Reading in the Pandemic (18 November, 5-6pm, online) for the Being Human Festival. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything. Confined to our homes, many of us have turned to books and reading for reassurance, contemplation or escape. At this free, online and interactive event you will…

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Crowdsourcing Evidences

The READ-IT UK technical team have published an ontology for describing the READ-IT crowdsourcing of reading experiences on GitHub. This new ontology is used to describe the data collected through the READ-IT postcard campaigns, the upcoming READ-IT chatbot for telegram and manuscripts and other sources collected through the contribution platform. The use of the Crowdsourcing Evidences ontology…

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