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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 #12: All Together Now: Establishing Successful Collaborations

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Join our Session ‘All Together Now: Establishing Successful Collaborations’

This session will be chaired by Claudia Fabian, Bavarian State Library, Germany​
  • Cultural AI Lab: engaging AI and cultural heritage, Marieke van Erp, KNAW Humanities Cluster; Martijn Kleppe, Koninklijke Bibliotheek; Laura Hollink, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, the Netherlands, Ryan Brate, the KNAW Humanities Cluster, Andrei Nesterov, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Valentin Vogelmann, the KNAW Humanities Cluster, Johan Oomen, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Antal van den Bosch, the KNAW Humanities Cluster, Jacco van Ossenbruggen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the KNAW Humanities Cluster, Saskia Scheltjens, the Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands, Lotte Wilms, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
  • A Western Balkans academic library collaboration: Making culture heritage accessible for everyone, Adam Sofronijevic, University library ''Svetozar Markovic‘’, Serbia, Ljilja Petrović Zečić, National and university library of Republika Srpska, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mirna Trifković, National and university library ''Derviš Sušić'', Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Marija Starčević, Culture center and library, Kotor, Montenegro, Frosina Novak, Philosophy faculty library, University of Skopje, Skopje, Northern Macedonia
  • Enabling Library Support for Open Access Books: From Vision to Implementation, Lucy Barnes, Open Book Publishers / COPIM, United Kingdom

This session is about partnerships that cross borders in the broadest sense of the word: our speakers will discuss the international, multidisciplinary, or transacademic applications of their expertise. Are you interested to hear what Artificial Intelligence can mean to cultural heritage institutions, how libraries can benefit from each other across the Balkans, or what community-led initiatives can accomplish in publishing? If so, you do not want to miss this session!

The first presentation by Laura Hollink, Marieke van Erp, and Martijn Kleppe will present the Dutch Cultural AI Lab. It will discuss its founding process, setup, mission, and team, and how the Lab approaches the concept of polyvocality through two key projects: Culturally Aware AI and SociAl Bias Observatory (SABIO). Finally, it will also reflect on the role of the cultural heritage institutes within the Lab and its projects, as well as discuss the benefits of library engagement with AI and its research community.
The second presentation by Adam Sofronijević will discuss the collaboration of several academic libraries across four countries of the Western Balkans – Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Northern Macedonia. With the aim of making cultural heritage more accessible to the public, these academic libraries are combining resources and sharing experiences in reaching audiences, digitisation, and skills development. The presentation will discuss this collaboration and the resources shared.
The third presentation by Lucy Barnes focuses on the Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) project. This major three-year international project brings together libraries, Open Access publishers, researchers, and infrastructure providers to build Open, non-profit, community-governed infrastructures that will expand the publication of OA books. Since the project is approaching its mid-point, this presentation will discuss COPIM in more detail, as well as share what has been built till now and explain the plans for the next phase of work.

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

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Marieke van Erp

Research group leader, KNAW Humanities Cluster
Marieke van Erp is a Language Technology and Semantic Web expert with a penchant for interdisciplinary research. She holds a PhD in computational linguistics from Tilburg University (2010). She leads the Digital Humanities Lab at KNAW Humanities Cluster (Amsterdam) and is a co-founder... Read More →
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Martijn Kleppe

Head of Research, Koninklijke Bibliotheek
Martijn Kleppe (41) is Head of the Research Department of the KB, National Library of the Netherlands. Trained as historian, he wrote a dissertation on photographic iconic images by building and applying computational techniques. Before moving to the KB, he was a researcher in several... Read More →
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Laura Hollink

Researcher, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica
Laura Hollink is a tenured researcher at CWI with an interest in both knowledge representation and human computer interaction. She obtained her PhD from VU University Amsterdam in 2006, where she studied usage patterns in semantic image search. After that she was assistant professor... Read More →
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Adam Sofronijevic

library advisor, University library ''Svetozar Markovic''
Dr Adam Sofronijevic is library advisor at the University Library “Svetozar Marković” in Belgrade, Serbia.
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Lucy Barnes

Editor and Outreach Coordinator, Open Book Publishers / COPIM
Lucy Barnes is Senior Editor and Outreach Coordinator at Open Book Publishers, a leading independent Open Access book publisher. She does outreach work for the COPIM (Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs) project and for the ScholarLed consortium. She is currently... Read More →

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Claudia Fabian

Bavarian State Library, Germany

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