Text and data mining in history

Joris van Eijnatten is professor of cultural history at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He has a fascination for numbers that not many historians have. Last year he was the research fellow for digital humanities at the National Library of The Netherlands, where he applied text and data mining to study the image people have of Europe based on newspapers. I interviewed him about text and data mining in humanities, his work and his personal romance with numbers.

Report: “Towards a Competitive and Sustainable Open Access Publishing Market in Europe”

Last week, the project OpenAIRE published the report “Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe – A Study of the Open Access Market and Policy Environment.” LIBER commissioned Research Consulting to undertake this study in October, as part of our work for the project. The report (pdf) is accompanied by an Annex (pdf) which contains the…

Text and Data Mining Researchers present Studies at JCDL workshop

On 22-23 June 2016, OpenMinTeD organised its third stakeholder workshop at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in Newark, just outside of New York City.

The International Workshop on Mining Scientific Publications featured speakers from OpenMinTeD, as well as speakers who presented their text and data mining research results. LIBER being the lead on the dissemination and stakeholder engagement activities of the OpenMinTeD project, helped organise the workshop.

Highlights of LIBER 2016

LIBER’s 2016 Annual Conference in Helsinki, Finland was our biggest yet, with 541 registered delegates and over 40 speakers. How do you summarise three days of intense discussions, inspiring talks, and of course plenty of networking during the lively social events? It’s a tall order but we’ve selected a few highlights. For more information on the conference,…

A Glimpse into the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) & Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Meeting

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) met in Vancouver from 24 to 28 April 2016. The two North American associations have a joint meeting every five years, so the meeting this year with almost 200 members present was much bigger than typical spring meetings. Both bodies also…