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LIBER DH Working Group Workshop: Hege Stensrud Høsøien


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This presentation was given as part of the Digital Humanities workshop at LIBER 2017, Patras. For more about LIBER and the Digital Humanities Working Group, please see:

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LIBER DH Working Group Workshop: Hege Stensrud Høsøien

  1. 1. Digital humanities Hege Stensrud Høsøien Director of collections and research National Library of Norway LIBER 2017, Patras 5th July
  2. 2. National Library of Norway
  3. 3. Digitization of books • 500.000 books • 50.000 in the public domain • 250.000, licensing agreement, «The bookshelf» • Norway is the first country in the world to digitize all it’s books – the entire literary heritage
  4. 4. • But the Norwegians, that's a people preparing for the deep future. Now they are home to the Svalbard Seed Vault and they will have all the books stored away. • Imagine digital archaeologists coming across the remains of early 21st century civilization in an old data center on the warming tundra. They look around, find some scraps of Buzzfeed and The Atlantic, maybe some Encyclopaedia Britannicas, and then, gleaming in the data: a complete set of Norwegian literature. • Suddenly, the Norwegians become to 27th-century humans what the Greeks were to the Renaissance. Everyone names the children of the space colonies Per and Henrik, Amalie and Sigrid. The capital of our new home planet will be christened Oslo. AtlanticThe
  5. 5. N-GRAM
  6. 6. Infrastructure Partnership