Join University Library System for digital collection datathon

Participants can explore the historical photographs in the University Library System’s archives during “Putting Pittsburgh Histories on the Map: A ULS Digital Collections Datathon” event from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in Hillman Library, G-49 Commons Room.

The idea is to make the photos even more useful to researchers by adding geolocation data, identifying the names of monuments and buildings, and tagging important people and places.

During the Datathon, participants will consider ways that data can be used to enhance the research potential of library collections. Different teams, grouped by topics of interest, will work together to add information to photos. Complete the registration form to let organizers know what topics are interesting to you.

Photographs in the ULS’ Archives and Special Collections showcase the history of Pittsburgh — from the early days of the city’s labor unions to the disappearance of Pittsburgh’s streetcars.