Open or closed? Which availability to choose for your dissertation

Sometimes, researchers ask us to close off access to a dissertation that had initially been made available in Open Access through our institutional repository Lirias. The main motivation for this is the fear that publishers won’t be willing to publish the material if it can already be freely consulted online. This fear stems from a general anxiety that characterizes the dissertation process: the idea that developing your dissertation is still something you mainly do alone, without publicly sharing too many…

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Job Vacancy: Social Network Analysis for the Transmission of Ideas in the Ancient World on the NIKAW Project

Within the context of the ID-N project NIKAW (Networks of Ideas and Knowledge in the Ancient World), funded by the Special Research Fund (BOF) of KU Leuven, applications are invited for a PhD position on the subject of social network analysis for the transmission of ideas in the ancient world. The NIKAW project aims to exploit textual information from the ancient world to reconstruct the transmission of knowledge across multilingual, geographically and chronologically extended communities. The PhD candidate will focus on the…

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Job Vacancy: Machine Learning for Information Extraction from Ancient Texts on the NIKAW Project

Within the context of the ID-N project NIKAW (Networks of Ideas and Knowledge in the Ancient World), funded by the Special Research Fund (BOF) of KU Leuven, applications are invited for a PhD position on the subject of machine learning for information extraction from ancient texts. The NIKAW project aims to exploit textual information from the ancient world to reconstruct the transmission of knowledge across multilingual, geographically and chronologically extended communities.  The PhD candidate will focus on the extraction of…

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From our Digital Bookshelf: “Rethinking research data” by Kristin Briney

Research data management (RDM) is as old as research itself. Scholars across the centuries have developed ways to organize and preserve the materials they work with. In today’s age of seemingly boundless technological possibilities, tool options, and ideas, more and more funders and institutions are outlining formal requirements around RDM to help overwhelmed researchers find their way to the latest best practices in handling data. These requirements aren’t always experienced as helpful, of course. The lingo of RDM can sound…

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From our Digital Bookshelf: “Embedding Creativity into Digital Resources,” by Christina Kamposiori, Claire Warwick, and Simon Mahony

Kamposiori, Christina, Claire Warwick, and Simon Mahony. “Embedding Creativity into Digital Resources: Improving Information Discovery for Art History.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 37, no. 2 (June 1, 2022): 469–82. https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqab088.  In the Digital Bookshelf series, the Artes Research team shares with our readers an academic work we have been enjoying recently. This time, I’ve chosen a recently published article co-authored by Christina Kamposiori, Claire Warwick, and Simon Mahony. The article, titled “Embedding Creativity into Digital Resources: Improving Information Discovery…

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