News & events


Announcing this year's KB researchers-in-residence!

We are very happy to share that Giovanni Colavizza and Seyran Khademi are our researcher-in-residence this year. Giovanni is examining how the quality of OCR impacts downstream tasks. Seyran will...

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



An update on assessing the impact of OCR quality in KB collections

This session will give an update on ongoing work aimed at assessing the impact of varying OCR quality in KB collections, focusing on Dutch texts.



Examining a multi-layered approach for classification of OCR quality without Ground Truth

Examining a multi-layered approach for classification of OCR quality without Ground Truth With more and more heritage collections digitally available, the use of computer driven research tasks is increasing. However, there is a pitfall: the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) quality...



Researcher-in-residence consultation slot

If you are interested in applying to the KB Researcher-in-residence programme for 2021 we strongly advise you to talk to us before submitting. We can help you shape your proposal in a way that it fits the programme best, ensuring...

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