Training: Open Science Discovery for PhD researchers 2022 (KU Leuven)

This event is only open to KU Leuven researchers and staff. When? 24 October 2022, 1 pm – 4 pm Where? Promotiezaal (Universiteitshal, Naamsestraat 22) and online via MS Teams (link will be shared prior to the event) For whom? Training targeted at PhD researchers, but other researchers and support staff are welcome No fees, but registration is mandatory This training is an opportunity to learn from other researchers at KU Leuven how they implement Open Science principles. The focus will be on…

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Baserow: the open-source, no-code database

Are you looking for an easy way to organize your research data in a database without worrying about data loss? Do you want to build logical relationships between your data but don’t want to delve into programming languages? Then Baserow might offer the solution you need! Why build your database in Baserow Baserow makes it possible to create an online database without any technical experience. It has the look and feel of an excel spreadsheet so it is very intuitive…

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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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KU Leuven Libraries Artes supports Sidestone Press

KU Leuven Libraries Artes has signed up for Sidestone Press’s library program. Sidestone Press is an academic publishing house founded by scholars, for scholars. They have one clear ambition: to make scientific information available to all. Through their digital e-book library they provide free online reading worldwide (in HTML format). Researchers and students affiliated with KU Leuven can now also freely download the PDF format of all publications and buy a print copy with 25% discount. By joining the library…

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Event: Open Science day KU Leuven 2022

On Monday 9 May 2022 KU Leuven will organize the 2022 edition of the Open Science day, an event where researchers share their experiences about applying Open Science principles in their research. This hybrid event (online and in Leuven, Irish College) is open to all KU Leuven researchers but registration is required – closing dates for registration: April 25 (if you wish to attend in Leuven) and May 6 (if you prefer to participate online). The 2022 edition is conceived as a forum…

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Event: The Diamond Open Access Model: What impact on research? (webinar)

On March 28th (2pm, CEST) the Academia Europaea Cardiff, KU Leuven Libraries and the Young Academy of Europe jointly organize a webinar about “The Diamond Open Access Model: what impact on research?”. The webinar is free and open to all, the registration form can be found here. During this one-hour webinar, an expert panel will explain and discuss the latest developments in Open Access publishing and what it means for researchers, research-intensive institutions, learned societies, libraries and other publishers. There…

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Trismegistos People website nominated for DH awards

Every year the DH awards are awarded in different categories to DH-related projects that have achieved something during the past year. The Arts Faculty-based Trismegistos People website (launched last year) is one of the nominees in the category ‘Best DH Dataset’. It features new, enhanced search functionalities and various visualisations (charts and network visualisations). Voting is now open to everyone through this form (’Trismegistos People website’ is listed in the fourth category). Voting in other categories is not mandatory, but…

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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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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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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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