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Humanist Archives: Feb. 19, 2019, 6:38 a.m. Humanist 32.474 - events: DATeCH 2019

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 474.
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        Date: 2019-02-18 14:14:54+00:00
        From: Marco BÜCHLER 
        Subject: DATeCH 2019 Call for Participation

DATeCH 2019

What is DATeCH?

The DATeCH [http://datech.digitisation.eu/] (Digital Access to Textual
Cultural Heritage) international conference brings together researchers
and practitioners seeking innovative approaches for the creation,
transformation and exploitation of historical documents in digital form.
This interdisciplinary conference, takes place at the intersection of
computer science, (digital) humanities, and cultural heritage studies.

The conference aims to present an up-to-date vision of the most recent
advances in technology for the digitisation of text, to showcase
successful experiences in their application and to explore the
challenges for the near future of digitisation.

       Where and when will it take place?

Following the previous successful editions of the conference at the
National Library of Spain in 2014
(http://datech.digitisation.eu/previous-editions/datech-2014/) and the
Göttingen State and University Library, Germany in 2017
(http://datech.digitisation.eu/previous-editions/datech-2017/), the 3rd
edition of DATeCH will take place in the heart of Brussels (Belgium), at
the facilities of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and
the Arts (http://www.kvab.be/en/contact) on 9-10 May 2019. The
pre-conference workshop will take place at Royal Library of Belgium
(https://www.kbr.be/en) on 8 May, 2019]

       Why should I attend DATeCH?

   * Become aware of new technology for the digitisation of textual content.

   * Influence future trendsin digitisation: meet researchers, leading
     companies, and service providers and discuss your requirements.

   * Participate in thediscussionsabout the future of digitisation.
     Experts and key actors of digitisation and digital humanities will
     share their vision.

   * Network and build new connectionswith representatives of libraries,
     companies and institutions involved in digitisation.

The full list of accepted papers will be published in early March.

       Pre-conference workshop

On May 8th, the workshop “Experimenting in the Digital Research Lab: a
hands-on Introduction to using digital collections for digital
humanities research” will take place at Royal Library of Belgium.

Libraries and other cultural heritage institutions are increasing
providing data-level access to their digitised and born-digital
collections. In parallel, the use of digital tools and methods in
humanities research is on the rise. Alongside this, the number of ‘labs
initiatives’, such as those in the British Library-initiated Building
Library Labs network, which encourage and support researchers to
experiment with digitised collections, is growing.  It is this context
that provides the basis for this year’s DATeCH pre-conference workshop.

This workshop, hosted by the Royal Library of Belgium, is intended to
introduce humanities researchers, cultural heritage professionals and
IT-experts to the various interconnecting (and sometimes non-linear)
stages in a digital humanities research project. It will focus on  three
core stages common to most digital humanities projects: a) data access:
using APIs to access digital library collections, b) data preparation:
preparing the data for analysis and c) data analysis: tools and methods
for analysing your data. These sessions will be led by experts in the
field. A number of pre-prepared datasets will be made available for
hands-on experimentation.

Audience: humanities researchers, cultural heritage professionals,
information, data and computer scientists and research infrastructure

For further information on the workshop please visit
http://datech.digitisation.eu/workshop. Please note that the
registration for the workshops is independent of the conference

       How can I register?

For more information on conference fees and registration system, please
visit http://datech.digitisation.eu/registration/

       Who is behind DATeCH?


Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Papendiek 16 (Heynehaus)
37073 Göttingen

eMail    :mbuechler@etrap.eu
Web      :http://www.etrap.eu/  (eTRAP Research Group)
Web      :http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/112072.html  (Telematics Group
at Institute for Computer Science)
LinkedIn :https://de.linkedin.com/in/mabue/de
Twitter  :https://twitter.com/mabuechler

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