This year's DARIAH's Annual Event takes place in person on June 6th to June 9th in Budapest, Hungary. From the KB Lab Steven Claeyssens and Mirjam Raaphorst will be presenting 'Collections as Data at the KB, the National Library of the Netherlands: Redesigning Data Services for the Future.' Steven Claeyssens was also invited to take part in their keynote panel at the end of the conference: 'DARIAH Data Spaces Dialogue: Imagining experimental data spaces for analysis of cultural heritage using digital methods'.
What: DARIAH Annual Event 2023: Cultural Heritage Data as Humanities Research Data?
Collections in libraries, archives and museums have been at the heart of humanities research for centuries. However, with the current focus on data-driven research, data management plans and the research data lifecycle, in what ways do we need to think differently about cultural heritage collections as data? Inspired by the proclamation “cultural heritage data is humanities research data”, this year’s DARIAH Annual Event will seek to explore what this means in practice. What does it mean for cultural heritage institutions to provide access to their ‘collections as data’? Do we need to think of different workflows for digitised and born-digital datasets? Can we think of a humanities research data continuum?
When: June 6th to June 9th
Collections as Data at the KB, the National Library of the Netherlands: Redesigning Data Services for the Future
June 8th, 14.00-15.30, session 6 at Gólyavár main
By Steven Claeyssens and Mirjam Raaphorst
In less than 20 years’ time, the collections of digitized materials from the KB, the national library of the Netherlands, have grown into fully-fledged large-scale national collections, actively maintained and well established. They are supplemented on a regular basis and access to the collections is facilitated according to the contemporary generally accepted primary and secondary access methods of digital cultural heritage: with an online graphical search interface (Delpher) and with a suite of services, in line with the ‘Collections as Data imperative’ first elaborated by Thomas Padilla and colleagues (2019). Based on ten years of experience the KB is now in the process of rethinking and redesigning these Data Services. In this paper we will offer a concise analysis of our experiences so far and discuss the plans we have to get Data Services ready for another ten years.
Continue reading the full abstract on the Dariah Programme page.