JUN 19

OCLC Research Mini-symposium on the Discovery and Use of Open Collections

This mini-symposium held in Leiden, The Netherlands, shares research & development work done in the area of IIIF, corpus-building, and deep interactions with open collections by OCLC Research and its network partners.

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Description & Recordings

As the volume of digitized heritage collections continues to grow, memory institutions are challenged to making this open content discoverable and usable across repositories. At this mini-symposium in Leiden, guests learn about research & development work done in the area of digital image interoperability (IIIF), corpus-building and deep interactions with open collections by OCLC, and latest developments at Europeana and the Global Digitised Dataset Network


Introducing the Theme - slides

  • Short overview of findings from the OCLC Open Content Survey—Titia van der Werf, OCLC Research


Promoting the Discovery of Open Collections

  • IIIF and OCLC product development—Shane Huddlestone, OCLC Digital Collections Services - slides
  • The state of IIIF at Europeana—Antoine Isaac, Europeana - slides
  • The Global Digitised Dataset Network—Paul Gooding, University of Glasgow - slides
  • Q&A and short break



Deep-interactions with Open Collections - slides

  • Building corpora of open content in Philosophy: findings from the CatViS project—Rob Koopman (Architect, OCLC Global Engineering)
  • Interacting with open collections: Ariadne, BolVis and KantVis—Shenghui Wang (Research Scientist, OCLC Research), Thom Castermans (PhD student at Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of TU Eindhoven), Annapaola Ginammi (Researcher at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam)
  • Q&A



Continuing the Conversation over Lunch

For any questions please contact Titia Van der Werf.

This symposium is of interest to institutions maintaining cultural heritage collections - digital library collections in particular – and researchers using these collections.


19 June 2019


09:30 – 14:00
Central European [Summer] Time [UTC +2]


Leiden, Netherlands