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2nd VU ICT4D symposium “Data for Development”
Today, the second international VU symposium in ICT for Development was held. As last year, the workshop was a great success, with an international host of speakers and a variety of attendees (around 80 people joined).This [Read More...]
Open PHACTS – a story through publications
I was proud to be part of the Open PHACTS project for three years. The project built a platform for drug discovery that integrates data over multiple different kinds of chemistry and biological data currently [Read More...]
INVENiT² team inspired by workshops
During the last two months, members of the INVENiT team participated in workshops that were inspiring for the work of the project. The workshops attended dealt with knowledge organization systems in general and with one [Read More...]
Ideals and Norms in Scholarship – initial thoughts
This past week I was asked to attend an offsite meeting of a local research group where they were discussing ethics.  They asked me to present a topic around ethics within science and scholarship. This gave [Read More...]
LODLAM challenge video entry for Dutch Ships and Sailors
For the LODLAM challenge, I submitted this entry on Dutch Ships and Sailors, which now includes a more user-friendly interface. You can watch me explain the project and the demonstrate the new interface in this [Read More...]
Workshop on Tool Criticism in the Digital Humanities
Together with the eHumanities group of KNAW and the Amsterdam Data Science Center, we organize a workshop on Tool Criticism in the Digital Humanities. The workshop will take place in Amsterdam on May 22, 2015. For more [Read More...]
On April 1 the INVENiT² team hosted a meeting for the Foundation Friends of the VU University Library. The topic of this meeting was how CrowdSourcing could help scholarly research concerning the history of emotions [Read More...]
Curator of the Future
One of the perks of being a research placement at the British museum is the possibility to go to events you normally wouldn’t have the chance to participate in. Today I went to the Curator [Read More...]
BiographyNet video presentation
We have created a video presentation that provides an overview of the BiographyNet project so far. The video is available on YouTube, and can be found here. Source: BiographyNetBiographyNet [Read More...]
Historical Newspapers as “Big Data”
On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, the National Library of The Netherlands organized a symposium on the use of digitized newspapers in the Digital Humanities. The goal of the symposium was to engage information specialists and [Read More...]

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