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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...

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...

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...


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Past events



Webinar Researcher-in-residence

This webinar introduces the Researcher-in-residence programme, explains its selection procedure and we will go into more detail on the type of projects we have previously done and what fits the KB's Research Agenda well. You are invited to join the...



Researcher-in-residence consultation slot

If you are interested in applying to the KB Researcher-in-residence programme for 2020 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...




The KB Lab will be at the DH2019 conference in Utrecht with the following contributions: Preconference workshop: Posters: Romein, Christel Annemieke and Veldhoen, Sara Floor - Entangled Histories of Early Modern Ordinances. Segmentation of Text and Machine-Learned Metadating. Lotte...

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