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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Video: Using Tropy to organize and add metadata to images

Tropy, a sister project of the Zotero bibliography manager, is an open source program for managing and annotating research images and PDFs. For a thorough introduction to all of Tropy’s useful features, check out this recording of a webinar about Tropy that we announced earlier. EUI Library. Introduction to Tropy. 2021. YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuxlkRlFwhI.

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Event: CLARIN Café on the Rights of Data Subjects in Language Resources

Do you work with language resources that contain information about living people? You may be working with “personal data” according to the (relatively) new General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. This free event on March 30 can help you find out more about your legal obligations: The CLARIN Café will be devoted specifically to the rights of data subjects in the GDPR, and it will provide answers to the following questions, among others: What are the rights granted to data…

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Event: Introduction to Tropy: a Digital Tool for Organizing Archival Research Photos • European University Institute

Looking for a simple but powerful tool to organize images for your research? Tropy is a free and open source program that is very much worth considering. You can attend a free webinar on Tropy on February 24: This webinar will offer an introduction to Tropy, a free desktop software that allows you to organize and describe photos of archival research material. Directed toward historians, social science researchers, and students, the session will cover the basics of getting started in Tropy, recording…

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Event: Open Science Discovery for PhD Students at KU Leuven on 25 March

If you’re curious about the ins and outs of Open Science, from open data to open access publishing and citizen science, check out the free Open Science Discovery for PhD Students event on March 25. Please register before February 28! WHY WE NEED OPEN SCIENCE At the end of a research project, we simply publish a paper with results and conclusions. How can we know that the research is reliable based on the paper alone? Transparency is needed about the…

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Event: Upcoming workshop on RDM for doctoral students in Eastern and Arabic Studies

Are you a doctoral student in Eastern and Arabic Studies (EAAS) at the Faculty of Arts of KU Leuven? Join us for the third EAAS PhD Seminar on Thursday 10 December from 13:00 to 14:30. This third edition will focus on research data management (RDM). We’ll cover the basics of RDM and discuss how RDM applies to everyone’s individual research projects. If you’d like to participate, email Freya Terryn at freya.terryn@kuleuven.be to register.

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New resource: The hands-on guide to research data management for KU Leuven researchers, students, and research support staff in the humanities and social sciences

New to research data management (RDM)? Not all that new but looking to brush up on topics like data storage, data sharing, or the latest KU Leuven regulations around RDM? “The hands-on guide to research data management for KU Leuven researchers, students, and research support staff in the humanities and social sciences” explains RDM best practices and guides you through completing a data management plan (DMP). Expect basic information about all aspects of RDM tailored to KU Leuven researchers, lots…

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Interview: Why Open Science? There can be no public trust in scholarship without openness

Mathematical engineer Joos Vandewalle, emeritus professor at the Faculty of Engineering Science (ESAT-STADIUS), is the very first Open Science ambassador at KU Leuven. Katrien Bollen, from KU Leuven’s Press Office and Policy Communications, interviewed Prof. Vandewalle about his views on Open Science. The general public needs to trust scientists, and that requires openness. “In fact, without public trust, science loses much of its value. The corona crisis is a good example of this, but the same goes for research into,…

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