News & events


Report: Launch of the renewed website

On Tuesday 11 April we officially launched the new version of this website. We celebrated this day with not only our colleagues who joined us in making the website possible,...

Report: Library Carpentry Sprint in KB

On Thursday 1 & Friday 2 June, about 12 Dutch librarians and experts gathered in the KB to join the Library Carpentry Sprint . Library Carpentry is a grassroot initiative...

Report: First Cultural Heritage Developers Meetup

To bring together developers who work at cultural heritage institutes, we took the initiative to organise a ‘Cultural Heritage Developers Meetup’. The first meeting took place 18 May 2017 at...

New tool: KB Lab Bot

The KB Lab Bot is a working prototype of a Facebook Messenger Bot that allows you to retrieve Dutch cultural heritage masterpieces. The bot is a showcase of an open...

Updated: xportal - Wikidata SPARQL queries now possible

The xportal tool has been updated. It is now possible to search the Delpher collections in this experimental portal using a Wikidata SPARQL query. For example, this makes it possible...

Join us: news list of LIBER Digital Humanities working group now open

The LIBER Digital Humanities working group has just opened a Listserv news list. Here, librarians and researchers can share ideas, experiences and cases around the theme 'Digital Humanities and libraries'...




Workshop 'Mining Delpher Data' at DHBenelux

KB Lab members Steven Claeyssens and Martijn Kleppe will organize a workshop during the DHBenelux conference together with researcher-in-residence Melvin Wevers and KB colleague Rene Voorburg. The title of the workshop is 'Mining Delpher Data' and will focus on accessing,...



Digital Humanities in Libraries workshop at LIBER Conference

KB Lab member Lotte Wilms , as chair of the LIBER Digital Humanities working group , is hosting a workshop on Digital Humanities in Libraries at the annual LIBER conference. The LIBER working group Digital Humanities (DH) would like to...



KB Lab at DHBenelux: Frame Generator & Genre Classifier

Want to know more about the recently published tools Genre Classifier and Frame Generator ? Research software engineer Juliette Lonij , developer of both tools, will be presenting her work together with the researchers she worked with at DHBenelux. 10:00...



Workshop Computer Vision in Digital Humanities at DH2017

KB Lab member Martijn Kleppe will be present at the Digital Humanities 2017 conference in Montreal, Canada. Together with researchers-in-residence Melvin Wevers and Thomas Smits , he is co-organising the pre-conference workshop 'Computer Vision in Digital Humanities'. Short details about...



IFLA Satellite Meeting 2017: Digital Humanities – Opportunities and Risks. Connecting Libraries and Research

Digital Scholarship Advisor Lotte Wilms will be present at the IFLA Satellite Meeting on Digital Humanities in Libraries where she will present the work she does on the organisation of DH Clinics and the LIBER working group on Digital Humanities...

Past events



Library Carpentry Mozilla Global Sprint

Mozilla’s Global Sprint is a fun, fast-paced and two-day collaborative event to hack and build projects for a healthy Internet. A diverse network of scientists, educators, artists, engineers and others come together in person and online to innovate in the...



Afscheid Josje Calff met mini-symposium (besloten)

Op 24 mei neemt de directeur van de Universiteitsbibliotheek van de Vrije Universiteit, Josje Calff, afscheid van de sector, omdat ze per 1 juni met pensioen gaat. Deze middag wordt gevuld met een mini-symposium waar onze conservator Digital Collecties, dr...



Presentation renewed KB Lab website

Since its launch in 2013, the KB Lab has been the portal to all digital experimental tools and data of the KB, National Library of the Netherlands. Regularly new tools and data sets have been added, made in projects with...

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