News & events


Call Researcher-In-Residence program 2018 online

We are happy to announce that we opened the call for submissions for our researcher-in-residence-program 2018. This program offers a unique chance to early career researchers to work in the...

KB Lab at DH2017

This week the international Digital Humanities community will gather in Montreal, Canada for the annual Digital Humanities Conference . The KB will be represented by Steven Claeyssens & Martijn Kleppe...

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...


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Past events



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...



Virtual paper at DH2017: Distinguishing Newspaper Genres. Exploring Automated Classification of Journalism’s Modes of Expression

Former researcher-in-residence dr. Frank Harbers will be presenting a virtual paper at DH2017 on the research he and Juliette Lonij did during his time at the KB Lab, which resulted in the Genre Classifier . Abstract This paper examines the...



Workshop Shaping Humanities Data at DH2017

Curator of Digital Collections dr. Steven Claeyssens will be speaking at the DH2017 workshop Shaping Humanities Data: Use, Reuse, and Paths Toward Computationally Amenable Cultural Heritage Collections . His talk is titled Libraries as Publishers of a New Bibliographical Unit...

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