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This year, the LIBER 2021 Conference is a special one indeed. That’s because our organisation is celebrating our 50th anniversary and this year also marks the 50th conference that we’ve run. Over the years our conference has served as a vibrant hub for research libraries from all over Europe. Hence, this is a milestone to be celebrated and we are very excited to welcome you at our upcoming (virtual) conference!
The conference will be digitally co-hosted by our colleagues at the University of Belgrade Library in Serbia. As such, we aim to recreate and showcase our vibrant community that is the LIBER Network, while at the same time hosting our conference online and ensuring the safety of all conference participants.

Make sure you visit our virtual professional exhibition & networking space here: lbve.rs. You can also visit our virtual poster exhibition here and make sure to cast your vote for your favourite poster by filling in this form.

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Friday, June 25 • 13:00 - 14:30
Session #10: Search & Retrieval: Next Generation Information Services FILLING

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Join our Session ‘Search & Retrieval: Next Generation Information Services’

This session will be chaired by Karine Bacher-Eyroi, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France​
  • Towards modelling text mining services for digital collections: the case of Latvian Prose Counter, Anda Baklāne, Valdis Saulespurēns, National Library of Latvia
  • Creating gold standards and supervising outcomes – the future role of library staff in supporting information services based on Machine Learning, Timo Borst, ZBW Leibniz Information Center for Economics, Germany
  • Speed talk: Connecting Open Knowledge Components to enhance searches for researchers and topics, Arben Hajra, Tamara Pianos, ZBW Leibniz Information Center for Economics, Germany

This session is centred on the use of innovative services in libraries. Would you like to hear about our speakers’ experiences with new tools and technologies? And are you interested in finding out how you could support the research community of tomorrow? This session could be for you!

In the first presentation, Anda Baklāne and Valdis Saulespurēns discuss a recent paper presenting a text mining demonstration tool developed at the National Library of Latvia – the Latvian Prose Counter. The Latvian Prose Counter is an interactive website that allows users to explore various quantitative parameters of 20th century Latvian prose fiction, including counting, analysing, and visualising various lexical and syntactical features of full texts of novels and stories, as well as analysing the statistics of publishing. The workings, uses, and development of this website will be discussed in detail.
In a second presentation, Timo Borst explores the future role of library staff in supporting information services based on Machine Learning. He discusses the challenges and corresponding skills from and for (data) librarians, that are conceived as basic for the development of many, if not all AI and ML related information services. To do so, he refers to three exemplary current in-house projects at ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics: automatic indexing of scientific full texts, a chatbot for serving user requests, and automatic metadata generation by identifying the funders of a scientific work resp. publication.
In a third and final presentation, Arben Hajra presents EconBiz, a subject portal for business and economics where users can easily find a list of authors who published in a specific field according to a given thesaurus concept or predefined classification code. Furthermore, through the Linked Open Data principles, it is able to crosslink and harvest different author-related data, with the purpose to ensure a comprehensive author profile. The uses and development of this tool will be explored in the presentation.

* This session is being recorded. By joining the session, you are consenting to be recorded.

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Anda Baklāne

Head of Digital Research Services, National Library of Latvia
Anda Baklāne is a curator of digital research services and a researcher at the National Library of Latvia. She is a lecturer at the University of Latvia where she teaches courses “Digital humanities and social sciences” and “Computer analysis of text and data visualization... Read More →
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Valdis Saulespurēns

System administrator, National Library of Latvia
Valdis Saulespurēns is a systems administrator and analyst at National Library of Latvia.He works on improving OCR accuracy, text extraction and visualization tools.Valdis also is a lector at Riga Technical University Faculty of Computing.He has been programming for over 25 years... Read More →
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Timo Borst

ZBW Leibniz Information Center for Economics
Timo has an academic background in both social sciences and computer science, holding a PhD in political science. After having worked for the media industry, he is now engaged in developing and maintaining infrastructures for research particular in economics. As head of information... Read More →
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Arben Hajra

Researcher, ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
Arben Hajra is working as research assistant at ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, with the focus of Enriching Digital Library resources by crosslinking library and non-library information. He is also part of the EconBiz development team, the academic search portal in... Read More →

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Karine Bacher-Eyroi

Karine Bacher-Eyroi is Head of Research Support Department at Toulouse Capitole University Libraries since its creation in 2015, in charge of managing, developing and promoting support to research activities and events, scientific publishing and open access, information literacy... Read More →

Friday June 25, 2021 13:00 - 14:30 CEST