Biography

Paul Gooding is the Eastern ARC Research Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of East Anglia. His research explores the theoretical and practical impacts of large-scale digitisation in the cultural heritage sector. He has a BA from the University of East Anglia and an MA from University College London, and completed his PhD at UCL Centre for Digital Humanities in 2014.

Paul's research interests include: online use of digital heritage materials; digital libraries and digitisation; and the impact of digital materials on conceptions of textuality and identity. He is particularly interested in exploring how large-scale cultural datasets and computational methodologies can help us to explore these issues.

Paul is a qualified librarian with experience in broadcast media and Higher Education. While working as a librarian for BBC Sport, he worked on a number of major sporting events including the 2008 Olympics, 2010 World Cup, the 2010 Winter Olympics and the British Open Golf, and provided library support for Match of the Day for a number of years.

Academic Background

BA (University of East Anglia, 2005), MA (University College London, 2007), PhD (University College London, 2014).

All Publications

Gooding, P., Terras, M.

(2017)

Inheriting library cards to Babel and Alexandria: Contemporary metaphors for the digital library,

in International Journal on Digital Libraries

18

(3)

pp. 207–222

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(Article)

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Gooding, P.

(2017)

"A Trace of this Journey": Citations of Digitised Newspapers in UK History PhD Theses,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Gooding, P.

(2016)

Historic Newspapers in the Digital Age: 'Search All About It',

Routledge

ISBN 9781472463388

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(Book)

(Published)


Gooding, P.

(2016)

Exploring the information behaviour of users of Welsh Newspapers Online through web log analysis,

in Journal of Documentation

72

(2)

pp. 232-246

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(Article)

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Gooding, P., Bennett, S.

(2015)

"A Link to the Past": Remastered Videogames and the Material Archive,

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(Paper)

(Published)


Gooding, P.

(2014)

Exploring Usage of Digital Newspaper Archives through Web Log Analysis: A Case Study of Welsh Newspapers Online,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

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Gooding, P.

(2013)

The Digitized Divide: Mapping Access to Subscription-Based Digitized Resources,

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Gooding, P., Terras, M., Warwick, C.

(2013)

The Myth of the New: Mass Digitization, Distant Reading, and the Future of the Book,

in Literary and Linguistic Computing

28

(4)

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(Article)

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Gooding, P.

(2012)

Mass Digitization and the Garbage Dump: The Conflicting Needs of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods,

in Literary and Linguistic Computing

28

(3)

pp. 425-431

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Gooding, P., Terras, M., Warwick, C.

(2012)

The Myth of the New: Mass Digitization, Distant Reading and the Future of the Book,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Gooding, P.

(2011)

The Myth of the New: Mass Digitization, Distant Reading and the Future of the Book,

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(Paper)

(Published)


Gooding, P., Terras, M.

(2008)

'Grand Theft Archive': A Quantitative Analysis of the State of Computer Game Preservation,

in International Journal of Digital Curation

3

(2)

pp. 19-41

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(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

Paul's major research interest focuses on the intellectual and practical impacts of digital media. He successfully defended his PhD in Digital Humanities at University College London in 2014. His thesis title is "'Search All About It: A Mixed Methods Study into the Impact of Large-Scale Newspaper Digitisation," which uses a mixed methods case study approach to explore the extent of change in research and institutional behaviour as a result of digitised newspaper collections created at UK National Libraries. He is under contract with Ashgate Publishing to produce a monograph based on this work.

Paul is also interested more widely in the impact of digital media, and has also undertaken research into social inclusion with online digitised resources, and preservation of video games.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

Paul is Book Reviews Editor for Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (formerly Literary and Linguistic Computing), which is the official journal of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations.