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DH in the Library: case study The Library Lab @ UGhent Faculty Library

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DH in the Library: case study The Library Lab @ UGhent Faculty Library

  1. 1. DIGITAL HUMANITIES IN THE LIBRARY CASE STUDY 2 The Library Lab @ Ghent University Saskia Scheltjens Head Librarian Arts & Philosophy UGent @saschel / skype ID: saskiascheltjens www.slideshare.net/saschel LIBER – Annual Conference 2015 DARIAH-EU & DIGITAL HUMANITIES workshop 24/06/2015
  2. 2. or actually … 224/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015
  3. 3. Grand Library Reorganisation @ UGhent (2004 - …) 324/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015
  4. 4. LIBRARIES UNIVERSITY WIDE Report Bjørnshauge ‘The Network’ (2003) Aim: greater (cost) efficiency Integration of digital collections Network of libraries (+350!)  Coordinated distributed model  Distribution of tasks & redefined mission  Action plan & timing Preferend organisational library structure (2003) 424/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015
  5. 5. Mission UGhent Libraries ‘Facilitating Open Knowledge Creation’ Mission Central Library (Book Tower) • Digital Library (software, content, tools) • Coordination UGhent Libraries Network • Heritage collection / Digital repository • Inspiring working environment Mission Faculty Library Support current research and education in the faculty with relevant digital and print collections and innovative services Photo: Torsade de Pointes – Rozier & Boekentoren – CC BY 524/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015
  6. 6. Grand Faculty Arts & Philosophy Library Reorganisation (2008 - 2018 ) 624/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015
  7. 7. BEFORE 2008 BY 2018 • No unified local library policy • Overall faculty library policy • 50 departmental libraries • 1 centralised faculty library • 222 different locations • 1 location (2 library wings) • 670.000 volumes • 420.00 vol. open stack; 250.000 vol. closed stacks • Collection catalogued : 52% • Collection catalogued: 100% - enriched with extra metadata • Different opening hours, rules, procedures and policies • Single & extended opening hours ; compliant procedures & policies • Demotivated staff • Young(er) and dedicated staff • Almost no public services • (New) extended public services 724/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015 LIBRARIES FACULTY ARTS & PHILOSOPHY
  8. 8. But the REAL challenge is this 824/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015
  9. 9. UGhent Ledeganck Library Botanical Institute, 1883 http://www.beeldbank.ugent.be/fotoalbums/universiteitsarchief 19th century 924/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015
  10. 10. UGhent, one of the Blandijn Libraries, Medieval History, 2008 Photo: Saskia Scheltjens – CC BY 2.0 http://www.flickr.com/photos/faclibflw/3931462838 20th century 1024/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015
  11. 11. InQBate, University Library of Sussex, 2008 http://www.designinglibraries.org.uk 21st century 1124/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015
  12. 12. Foto: Christophe Vander Eeken - https://www.flickr.com/photos/faclibflw/16394814559 21st century But also this … Faculty Library UGhent, Arts & Philosophy Art History, 2015 1224/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015
  13. 13. Digital Humanities is our library ticket to the 21st century … 1324/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015
  14. 14. Local DH initatives @ UGhent 1424/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015 http://www.ghentcdh.ugent.be A platform to show all DH related projects within the faculty of Arts & Philosophy @ UGent in order to stimulate co-operation http://be.dariah.eu Cooperation between Belgian universities, research and cultural heritage institutions, coordinated by UGhent (2015)
  15. 15. 1524/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015 @ UGhent http://www.flw.ugent.be/bibliotheek/librarylab [Dutch]
  16. 16. = • New department in the new Faculty Library Arts & Philosophy meant to actively support current researchers, teachers and students with regard to all things digital • 2 dedicated spaces IN the faculty library for faculty and students to work and talk together about all things DH • Support and/or feedback in working with digital collections, tools and services • Expert advice (e.g. copyright, technical, project management) • Development of digital training module and tutorials • Creating technical proofs of concept Library Lab UGhent by 2018 1624/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015
  17. 17. Library Lab - Faculty Library Arts & Philosophy, UGhent 2015Photo: Saskia Scheltjens – CC BY 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/faclibflw/15709355495 1724/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015
  18. 18. THATCamp Ghent 2013 & 2015 The Humanities & Technology Camp Foto:SaskiaScheljtens–CCBY2.0 http://www.flickr.com/photos/boekentoren/ 8868717578 1824/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015
  19. 19. Started in October 2014 Past formats in the programme • DH Showcase - researcher tells about his/her current research x DH • DH Toolkit - researcher demonstrates the tools s/he uses • Master classes – e.g. topic modelling, data visualisation, social network analysis, text encoding initiative (TEI), … • Applied Python workshops • Lectures • Workshops e.g. Learn to make a poster, Learn to work with Prezi; Zotero,… • Hackathons: • Wikimedia edit-a-thon ‘Women@UGhent’ • Datasalon • …. Library Lab UGhent 1924/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015
  20. 20. Library Lab UGhent 2024/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015 TYPES OF EVENT NUMBERS OF EVENTS PARTICIPANTS DH Showcase 7 51 DH Toolkit 5 42 Doctoral School 5 129 Hackathon 4 66 Lecture 2 44 THATCamp 1 14 Workshop 12 119 Total 36 465 Some statistics … SEMESTER PARTICIPANTS 2014-2015 semester 1 250 2014-2015 semester 2 215 Total 465
  21. 21. STAFF Day-to-day organisation: Library Lab Coordinator (18 hours/week; 50% FTE) Experts: Copyright expert (8 hours/week) Technical expert for data analysis (3 months during summer) Overall management: Faculty Librarian Academic advice: GCDH Board Library Lab UGent 2124/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015
  22. 22. ADDITIONAL PROJECTS 1. RESEARCH DATA PROJECT, sponsored by Research Committee of the Faculty of Arts & Philosophy Survey and analysis about the reusability and sustainability of existing research data. Benchmarking report. 2. DROP-IN SESSIONS about COPYRIGHT & IP, sponsored by the Faculty Library in close cooperation with the Book Tower 3. DROP-IN SESSIONS about DIGITAL RESOURCES & RESEARCH Library Lab UGent 2224/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015
  23. 23. http://phochste.github.io/LibraryMusic/ CODA 2324/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015
  24. 24. Saskia Scheltjens Ghent University Faculty of Arts & Philosophy B - 9000 Ghent - BELGIUM T + 32 (0)9 331 33 75 saskia.scheltjens@ugent.be @saschel (twitter id) http://www.flw.ugent.be/bibliotheek http://lib.ugent.be CONTACT 2424/06/2015 #dariahliber workshop #liber2015

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