The landscape of European DH libraries

The landscape of European DH libraries

Date workshop: 2019-06-26

Timing workshop: 09:00 – 10:15 (first half) 10:30-12:00 (second half; combined workshop)

Coffee break: 10.15

Maximum number of participants: 60

Brief description of the 1st part of the programme (75 minutes): The working group conducted a survey about the landscape of DH in libraries in Europe (LIBER members). The survey covers the main  issues of the running activities of the working group: Awareness of DH in European Libraries, cooperation with DH scholars and research projects, skill building and DH education, organisation and policies of DH services. The aims of the workshop are the presentation of the survey’s results and the discussion of the working group members about deficits, needs and opportunities, that result from the survey. The results of the discussion will outline and focus the activities and LIBER compliant strategy of the working group for the period of 2020 – 2021.

Brief description of the second half of this workshop (90 minutes): This is a joint session shared with the SSH Open Cloud (SSHOC) project and the Digital Humanities and Digital Cultural Heritage Working group and Digital Skills for library staff and researchers.  The aim of the session is to present the SSHOC Project, the SSH Open Marketplace and activities towards building expertise for users, and especially libraries. The presentations will be followed by asking the workshop attendees to provide their input in an interactive manner about their needs on skills building and training.

The joint session will take place after the break, in a bigger room holding up to 150 participants.

Introductions: Vasso Kalaitzi (LIBER), Cécile Swiatek (LIBER Digital Skills Working Group), Lotte Wilms (Digital Humanities Working Group)

Moderation: Darja Fišer (CLARIN)


The SSH Open Marketplace, Laure Barbot (DARIAH)

The SSHOC Training Network and Toolkit, Ellen Leenarts (DANS)

Focus moment and Q&A

Interactive session

Closing Remarks: Bertil F. Dorch, University Library of Southern Denmark

Background information on the SSHOC Project:

SSHOC is an EU funded H2020 project that aims to provide a full-fledged Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) where data, tools, and training are available and accessible for users of SSH data. The focus of the project is determined by the goal to further the innovation of infrastructural support for digital scholarship, to stimulate multidisciplinary collaboration across the various subfields of SSH and beyond, and to increase the potential for societal impact. The intention is to create a European open cloud ecosystem for social sciences and humanities, consisting of an infrastructural and human component. In the context of SSHOC, LIBER is leading the work package on Fostering Communities, Empowering Users & Building Expertise.

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