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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...

Open a GLAM Lab - a book in five days

Today we are very happy to share the launch of the book Open a GLAM Lab ! The book shares the experiences of 16 'Labbers' from across the globe, of...

Wanted: Researchers to collaborate on OCR improvement

The KB has once again been selected for the NWO-workshop 'ICT with Industry' . In this annual workshop NWO and IPN (ICT Research Platform Netherlands) want to bring together scientific...

16 July: Webinar on KB Researcher-in-residence

The National Library of the Netherlands (KB) recently launched the 2020 Call for proposals for the Researcher-in-residence programme. Who are we looking for? Are you an early career social scientist,...

Call KB Researcher-in-residence 2020 - CLOSED

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

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...


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Past events



Annif users meet-up

On April 2nd the KB (National Library) will be hosting a meet-up with Annif users. Due to the corona outbreak, the meet-up will take place online via Teams. Annif is a tool for automated subject indexing and classification, developed at...



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



KB Lab at DHBenelux 2019

This year's DHBenelux conference takes place in Li├Ęge Belgium. Steven Claeyssens and Sara Veldhoen will be representing the KB Lab and researchers-in-residence Annemieke Romein and Kaspar Beelen will also be presenting. The following presentations are in collaboration with the KB...

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