News & events


KB Lab history

We regularly get requests of colleagues asking how we set up our Lab within the KB. We're always happy to share this and meet up with people who are doing...

ICDAR2019 Competition on Digitised Magazine Article Segmentation

We have digitised over 100 million pages of text, of which 4.4 million are from magazines. These magazines are full-text searchable via the our platform Delpher , but the articles...

Call for contributions iPRES 2019

The international conference of digital preservation is looking for submissions for their 2019 conference in Amsterdam. This is the full Call for Contributions for the 16th International Conference on Digital...

Wanted: Participants for ICT with Industry workshop on automated metadata

Are you an academic researcher and into a week of researching and coding on our challenge of creating automated metadata? Please join us during the ICT With Industry workshop in...

Call for proposals KB Researcher-in-residence 2019 - closed

Are you an early career social scientist, data scientist, computer scientist, humanities scholar, or more simply put, a researcher working with or interested in our digital collections, such as the...

New blog post: Looking for cities in historical newspapers

Written by Antoine Peris, KB Researcher-in-residence As a geographer working at the KB thanks to the researcher-in-residence program, I am currently investigating how the image of Dutch cities changed in...




Digital Humanities en Archieven

Lotte Wilms zal op 25 maart tijdens een van de bijeenkomsten van 'Digital Humanities en Archieven' een lezing geven over de DH-activiteiten van de KB.



Workshop: Computer Vision in Book History

Computer vision is making rapid progress in its ability to extract information from documents. Libraries, academic digital humanists and publishers are now moving from experimenting with computer vision to considering how to implement it in their search platforms or research...



Delpher: veelzijdig digitaal krantenonderzoek

Steven Claeyssens will present in the Digitizing the Humanities lecture series at Ghent University with a lecture titled "Delpher: veelzijdig digitaal krantenonderzoek".



ICDAR2019 Competition on Digitised Magazine Article Segmentation

The results of the ICDAR2019 Competition on Digitised Magazine Article Segmentation will be presented during the ICDAR2019 conference. For more information about the conference, please see

Past events



VOGIN-IP-Lezing: Cynthia Liem

Researcher-in-residence Cynthia Liem spreekt tijdens de VOGIN-IP-Lezing over haar onderzoek bij het KB Lab. " Lezing: “Verborgen schatten langs de digitale snelweg” Dankzij de snel toenemende digitalisering hebben we tegenwoordig toegang tot veel meer—en veel diversere—informatie dan in vorige decennia...



Born-Digital Archives and Digital Forensics – Where are We Now?

Kees Teszelszky will be speaking at the event 'Born-Digital Archives and Digital Forensics - Where are We Now?' in the Senate House of the University of London. His talk is titled 'Oral History and Forensic Web Archaeology: the First Dutch...



From text to data - new ways of reading

Lotte Wilms will be presenting the KB Lab at the conference From Text to Data - New Ways of Reading at the National Library of Sweden. "The title of this conference indicates the underlying two-fold goals for the event. One...

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