Keynote at MBD2019: Mahendra Mahey from the British Library

Check the #MBD2020 keynotes: from knowledge representations to post-CoVid-19 museums

The Second Museum Big Data conference which will take place onsite in Nicosia, Cyprus and online on 22-24 October 2020 is delighted to announce two great keynote speakers and topics. Meanwhile, there is still time to submit your abstract until 24 August 2020. Dr. Claudia Marinica will discuss Data Mining and Knowledge Representation Techniques for … Continue reading Check the #MBD2020 keynotes: from knowledge representations to post-CoVid-19 museums

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‘Museums on Lockdown’ theme of the 2nd Museum Big Data Conference: Submit Your Abstracts

MBD 2020: MUSEUM BIG DATA IS EXPECTING YOU ON-SITE or online in Nicosia, CYPRUS on 22-24 October 2020 Registration / participation is FREE this year Last year UCL Qatar started a very timely series of international conferences under the general theme of Museum Big Data. The 1st International Conference took place from 30th April - … Continue reading ‘Museums on Lockdown’ theme of the 2nd Museum Big Data Conference: Submit Your Abstracts

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on digital transformation in libraries

The past The widespread COVID-19 outbreak imposed sudden library closures and brought about the need for the library sectors to find suitable modi operandi during times where the new norm was the confinement of patrons and staff alike, combined with rigorous social distancing measures in the libraries. A library being a third-place became a nostalgic … Continue reading The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on digital transformation in libraries

What is special about Library responses to COVID-19: two events

COVID-19 and libraries The libraries of today are critical institutions of the knowledge economy supporting education, scholarship, and innovation. When the Covid-19 pandemic started, there was an instant global response from the leading national and international library associations. I wanted to share information on two events: one organised by the SS Cyril and Methodius National … Continue reading What is special about Library responses to COVID-19: two events

A Review on the ‘Open a GLAM Lab’ book in the leading Hungarian librarianship journal

It is lovely to see more international acclaim for the 'Open a GLAM Lab' book, and how it is connected to some recent develtopments on the Hungarian scholarly works in the domain of librarianship.  In its issue for April 2020, Könyvtári Figyelő (The Library Monitor) is a journal of the National Széchényi Library launched in 1955 … Continue reading A Review on the ‘Open a GLAM Lab’ book in the leading Hungarian librarianship journal

Have you checked the keynotes of the @ELPUB_conf?

In two days on 21 April UCL Qatar will be hosting on Twitter  the 24th @ELPUB_Conf which will discuss The Futures(s) of Digital Publishing. We have a great line up of invited talks across the spectrum of the relationship between the artists' objects and the digital; open access; open science, and humanities in the digital … Continue reading Have you checked the keynotes of the @ELPUB_conf?

Future(s) of Digital Publishing on 20-21 April: #make_ElPub_Viral @ucl_qatar

In this time of multiple cancelled events, we have transformed the 24th International Conference on Electronic Publishing into a hybrid online event combining videos of keynotes and papers delivered as twitter threads. It is free (thanks to the generous support of UCL Qatar) and addresses a whole bouquet of topics around scholarly communication. The event … Continue reading Future(s) of Digital Publishing on 20-21 April: #make_ElPub_Viral @ucl_qatar

‘Open a GLAM Lab’ now in Arabic! @GLAM_labs

Six months after the launch of the 'Open a GLAM LAB' book it is now offered open access in Arabic After the wonderful news earlier this month that our book is a 2nd runner in the DH Awards 2019 (Best DH Public Engagement Category), we are very pleased to offer it to the professional community … Continue reading ‘Open a GLAM Lab’ now in Arabic! @GLAM_labs

‘Open a GLAM Lab’ Part of the Celebration of Creativity in Digital Humanities with DH Awards

'Open a GLAM Lab' book and two lovely coincidences today (14 February 2020) Today – on St Valentine's day – my blog post about the book and the role of GLAM Labs in innovation went out on Europeana Pro. I was very pleased with this coincidence since the work on the book – and the … Continue reading ‘Open a GLAM Lab’ Part of the Celebration of Creativity in Digital Humanities with DH Awards

The Fifth Forum of the Library and Information Association in Qatar (LIA‐Q) to be hosted on 19th March 2020 by UCL Qatar

Call of Paper Proposals The Library and Information Association – Qatarsincerely invites all library and information professionals and postgraduate students working or interested in the library growth in Qatar to contribute to the Fifth Annual Conference of the Association, which is organised under the theme Innovation in libraries. In the previous editions of the conference, … Continue reading The Fifth Forum of the Library and Information Association in Qatar (LIA‐Q) to be hosted on 19th March 2020 by UCL Qatar