2025 rare books for Louvain 2025

In 2025, it will be 600 years since a university was founded in Leuven, the forerunner of today’s KU Leuven. In anticipation to these festivities, KU Leuven Libraries, in collaboration with UCLouvain, is putting its academic collection in the spotlight. Thanks to the efforts of the past months and years, images of 2025 rare books published by Leuven professors have now been uploaded to the Lovaniensia platform. However, this enormous growth – in May 2020, about 400 works were available…

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KBR Digital Heritage Seminar Series: Image Processing

This spring, the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR) together with ULB, Ugent, VUB, and UCL will continue their Digital Heritage Seminar series. This spring edition will focus on image processing, hosting three speakers who share their experience with digitization and extracting data from digitized cultural heritage collections.    The following provides a brief overview of the dates and topics. Please visit the links to read more and to register for the events:  Tuesday 22 February, 14:00-15:30 Speaker: Thomas Smits, University…

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Training Opportunity: Two-Day Workshop with the Portable Light Dome System  

On 13-14 December 2021, VIEW, the KU Leuven Core Facility for Heritage Science and Digitisation Technologies, will be organizing a two-day workshop with the Portable Light Dome system.   The Portable Light Dome system is a dome-shaped structure allowing the automated capture of objects from a fixed position with varying light angles. In total, 228 captures are made in five different spectra: IR, red, green, blue and UV. After processing, interactive visualization of the topography is possible with the five individual spectra or a combination of three (RGB or false color)….

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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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