Over 100.000 e-books accessible for KU Leuven users through Evidence Based Acquisition

In 2021 KU Leuven Libraries Artes is participating in 5 Evidence Based Acquisition Projects. This results in over 100.000 e-books being accessible for a period of 12 months. At the end of this period, a smaller selection of titles will be acquired (perpetual access) by the library according to collection profiles and in consultation with the academic staff, and (this is why the acquisition method is called evidence based) reinforced by usage statistics. When the EBA Project ends, the library…

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Event: KBR Digital Humanities Online Series

The Royal Library of Belgium (KBR) is hosting an online series of three lectures given by Digital Humanities experts from across Belgium! This series is co-organized by KBR’s two labs: Camille (Center for Archives on the Media and Information) and the Digital Research Lab, in cooperation with Université Libre de Bruxelles and Ghent University. Dealing with a variety of topics, periods and methods, these talks will be held in English, with questions in French, Dutch or English. More information about…

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Event: Old Books and New Technologies: Medieval Books and the Digital Humanities in the Low Countries

On 6 and 7 May 2021, the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR) – together with several institutions including KU Leuven – will hold an international webinar on Old Books and New Technologies: Medieval Books and the Digital Humanities in the Low Countries. It will bring together researchers from libraries, archives, and museums, and university faculties with an interest in how the medieval book is contextualized by new technologies, with particular emphasis placed on the intersection of the medieval book and Digital…

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Event: Linking People: Network Analysis and Intellectual History

This hybrid round-table and workshop is co-organized between LECTIO, KU Leuven, and the University of Utrecht. Event dates: 11-12 May. Registration deadline: 30 April 2021. Over two days, participants will have the chance to try a hands-on approach to network analysis, with a mix of practical workshops and presentations of ongoing projects (by LECTIO members). The keynote speakers will be prof. Dirk Van Miert (University of Utrecht), presenting the ERC project “Sharing Knowledge in Learned and Literary Networks – The Republic of…

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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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Open Access terminology (bis)

A previous post shed some much needed light on the complex world of OA terminology. It certainly helps to be familiar with these names, although we cannot claim that all possible questions can be answered with one post. What about Black OA, Rogue OA, Radical OA and Platinum OA? Can Bronze OA actually be called OA? And is Elsevier really talking about the same approach to Diamond OA as the early advocates for community-driven, APC-free OA do when they plan…

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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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Vacature: Informatiespecialist onderzoek met focus op digital scholarship in the humanities

Voor het team onderzoek binnen KU Leuven Bibliotheken Artes zijn we op zoek naar een nieuwe informatiespecialist onderzoek met focus op digital scholarship in the humanities. Kom jij ons team versterken? Solliciteren voor deze vacature kan tot en met 12 april via de online sollicitatietoepassing. We zijn op zoek naar iemand met uitstekende IT skills met een specifieke focus op het kruispunt tussen IT en Humane Wetenschappen. Werkervaring in een academische omgeving en kennis van het Open Scholarship landschap strekken…

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Not Only Transformative Agreements

More and more institutions and consortia of libraries conclude so-called read-and-publish deals or transformative agreements with legacy publishers. But this new incarnation of the big deal is not without its critics. The hard line opposition argues that transformative agreements hamper  progression and should therefore be avoided at all cost. A less radical approach is to make sure that the available budget is not spent exclusively on transformative agreements but is also used to support alternatives, fostering diversity of business models…

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Event: KU Leuven Open Science Study Day on 3 May

Would you like to discuss Open Science from a researcher’s perspective? Register for the online  study day that will take place on 3 May.  KU Leuven researchers will share their views on topics like reproducibility in research, citizen science, responsible open research and data sharing. Keynote speakers for this event will be Johan Neyts and Dorothy Bishop, professor of developmental neuropsychology at Oxford. Also have a look at the programme on the Open Science website.

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