Pinned post: Welcome to The Scholarly Tales

Welcome to The Scholarly Tales blog, home to different kinds of useful content geared mainly towards researchers from the Faculty of Arts @ KU Leuven: Information about tools, training opportunities, and events, inside and outside KU Leuven. This includes, for example, much-needed training opportunities on specific tools. This way, the blog can serve as an intermediary for all kinds of courses/tools related to digital scholarship; In-depth posts about common issues that our researchers are faced with; Researcher stories or interviews in…

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Event: ReproducibiliTea@KULeuven journal club on open data

The next ReproducibiliTea@KULeuven journal club will take place online on Thursday 17 June (15h00-16h30). Two papers related to open data will be discussed, you can find the papers on the OSF page and Zotero library of ReproducibiliTea. Both staff and students from KU Leuven are welcome to attend (register here). Upon registration, you will receive an e-mail with a link needed to enter the online meeting. More information can be found here (KU Leuven intranet page). ReproducibiliTea is a grassroots journal…

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Arabic Collections Online (ACO)

The project Arabic Collections Online (ACO) is an online library specialized in providing Open Access to Arabic books and manuscripts in several scientific domains. ACO started its digitization project with the aim of providing free and global access to Arabic language content, which is currently not widely available. The project already offers access to over 16.000 volumes, however the goal of the project is to digitize 23.000 Arabic volumes. The topics range from philosophy and religion to political sciences and…

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Event: Integrating Citizen Science at Universities: From ‘What’ to ‘How’

On 2 and 4 June, LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries) will organize a Citizen Science workshop at KU Leuven. The workshop will be of a highly participatory nature, with participants required to work in small groups during their own time. The first session will take place on the 2nd of June from 10.00-11.30 (CEST), followed by a second session on the 4th of June from 14.00-15.30 (CEST). Important to note: once registered, you are required to…

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360° Reich – een webtentoonstelling

MATRIX [Centrum voor Nieuwe Muziek] zet mijlpalen in de muziekgeschiedenis sinds 1950 in de kijker met grote en kleinere tentoonstellingen. De webtentoonstelling Steve Reich 360° (www.stevereichexpo.be) is de meest recente verwezenlijking, en de eerste 100% online tentoonstelling. De expo werd ontwikkeld op vraag van Muziekcentrum De Bijloke Gent en sluit aan bij de concertprogrammering in seizoen 2020-21 met als één van de sleutelfiguren de Amerikaanse componist Steve Reich. Omwille van de coronamaatregelen werkten we het project volledig digitaal uit. We…

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Event: DHSITE2021 with workshops on Python, Linked Open Data, Text Analysis, and Machine Translation

DHSITE 2021 is taking place the weeks of May 17-21 and May 24-28. In this two-week period, they organize 18-hour micro-course workshops. Workshop topics include an Introduction to Python (in English and in French), Issues in Digital Humanities, Introduction to Linked Open Data, Text Analysis, and Machine Translation. The detailed program can be found on the event website. Registration is open! Be sure to reserve your spot. Micro-course workshops with low pre-registration will be cancelled. Additionally, part of DHSITE 2021, the…

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Get new Scholarly Tales posts in Outlook via the blog’s RSS feed

Would you like to stay up to date with new posts on the Scholarly Tales blog right from Outlook? RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is “a web feed that allows users and applications to access updates to websites in a standardized, computer-readable format” (Wikipedia). Blogs and many other online resources, including academic journals and databases, often offer RSS feeds of their new content. By subscribing to RSS feeds, you can get updates from many sources delivered in one location. Where…

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Finding an Open Access journal with the DOAJ

Looking to publish in Open Access but not sure how to find a suitable Open Access journal in your specific discipline? The easiest way to start your search is browsing through the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), which was created to increase the accessibility, usage, and impact of quality OA resources. The DOAJ indexes academic journals across all disciplines that are peer-reviewed and only have the Full OA-option, not the Hybrid OA-option. If you already have a specific journal…

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Short introduction to navigating Limo

Limo is the discovery service that allows you to search the entire KU Leuven Libraries collection. It is made up of an extensive collection of both printed and electronic resources. So with one search you will not only find all physical items (e.g. print books, journals, newspapers) available in KU Leuven Libraries but also scientific output from the university’s researchers, which are collected in Lirias, and a vast selection of e-resources, such as electronic books, journals, databases, and also audio-visual…

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Trial access: Eustathius, Commentary on the Iliad/Odyssey (Brill Scholarly Editions)

Until 25 May 2021 KU Leuven users have trial access to two new sources on the Brill Scholarly Editions platform: Eustathius of Thessalonica: Commentary on the Iliad This is the online version of the complete critical edition by Marchinus van der Valk of Eusthathius of Thessalonica’s Commentary on the Iliad, composed during the latter half of the twelfth century CE, published in hard copy by Brill between 1971–1987. Eustathius of Thessalonica: Commentary on the Odyssey This online publication (to be…

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The Belgian War press: de Belgische pers gedigitaliseerd

The Belgian War press website biedt gratis tal van Belgische kranten aan die gedurende de twee Wereldoorlogen verschenen, al dan niet klandestien of gecensureerd door de bezetter. Op initiatief van CegeSoma (Studiecentrum Oorlog en Maatschappij) met financiële steun van Belspo (Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid) werden deze kranten – waarvan de consultatie in diverse archieven en bibliotheken vaak problematisch is – verzameld en gedigitaliseerd. De website, die geraadpleegd kan worden in het Nederlands, Frans en Engels, biedt ook achtergrondinformatie aan met betrekking tot…

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