When: Monday 14 October 2019, 09:30-17:00
Where: The Foyle Room, The British Library Conservation Studio
Registration: This is a free to attend event and places are limited and offered on a first-come, first served basis. If for any reason delegates find that they are unable to attend we would be grateful if they could contact Melanie Cheung so that their tickets can be made available to others.
Purpose of the event
This symposium will explore the nature and extent of digital scholarship occurring within research libraries across the international research library community. It will bring together representatives from international research library associations, funders, the academic community, and global-library collectives to explore areas of potential cross-sector and interdisciplinary collaboration, and the routes and networks through which this might be achieved.
The symposium will provide delegates with an overview of recently published international research, emerging trends and commonalities between these studies, and areas of potential collective working and collaboration.
It follows the recent publication of RLUK’s research report Digital Scholarship and the Role of the Research Library and is convened by RLUK’s Digital Scholarship Network.
Who should attend?
This event is aimed at colleagues engaged in the strategic development and delivery of digital scholarship services within research libraries and higher-education institutions, members of the academic community, sectoral bodies, and funders.
09:30 – 10:15: Registration and refreshments
10:15 – 11:00: Welcome and opening
Welcome on behalf of Research Libraries UK
- Robin Green, University Librarian, University of Warwick and Chair of RLUK Board
- Digital Scholarship and Research Libraries UK
Masud Khokhar, Director of Library and Archives, University of York and RLUK Board member
- Building capacity for digital scholarship at a research library: Living with Machines and the impact of data science
Mia Ridge, Digital Curator for Western Heritage Collections, The British Library
- The work of The British Library Labs
Mahendra Mahey, British Library Labs Manager, The British Library
11:00 – 12:15: Session 1: North America and Ireland: The current picture of the research library and digital scholarship in an international perspective.
Panel Chair: Masud Khokhar, Director of Library and Archives, University of York and RLUK Board member
Representatives from Carnegie Mellon University, the Association of Research Libraries (North America), and the Consortium of National and University Libraries (Ireland) will outline the key findings of their recent research relating to digital scholarship and the role of the research library.
- North America: The Research Library and Digital Scholarship, the experience in North America and the results of ARL’s 2016 study
Rikk Mulligan, Digital Scholarship Strategist, Carnegie Mellon University
- North America: Digital Scholarship and the Association of Research Libraries
Judy Ruttenberg, Director – Scholars and Scholarship, Association of Research Libraries
- Ireland: The Irish Digital Scholarship landscape: key areas, findings, and next steps
Cillian Joy, Digital Publishing and Innovation, National University of Ireland, Galway
Questions and discussion
12:15 – 13:00: Networking lunch
13:00 – 14:15: Session 2: UK and Europe: The current picture of the research library and digital scholarship in an international perspective.
Panel Chair: Beth Clark, Head of Digital Scholarship, London School of Economics and Co-convenor of RLUK’s Digital Scholarship Network
Representatives from the Research Libraries UK and the Association of European Research Libraries will outline the key findings of their recent research relating to digital scholarship and the role of the research library in the UK and Ireland, and across Europe.
- UK and Ireland: Digital Scholarship and the role of the Research Library, the results of RLUK’s Digital Scholarship survey
Matt Greenhall, Deputy Executive Director, Research Libraries UK
- Europe: Europe’s Digital Humanities Landscape, the results of LIBER’s 2019 study
Kirsty Lingstadt, Head of Digital Library & Deputy Head of Library and University Collections, and Co-Chair of LIBER’s DH working group
Questions and discussion
14:15 – 14:30: Refreshments
14:30 – 16:00: Session 3: The wider perspective: Representatives from funders, members of the academic community, and vendors will speak of opportunities and programmes to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration within digital scholarship.
Panel Chair: Jess Gardner, Cambridge University Librarian and RLUK Board Member
- International collaboration in an academic context
Julianne Nyhan, Associate Professor of Digital Information Studies, University College London
- The UK-US Collaboration for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions Programme
Adam Walker, Strategic Lead for Global, Arts and Humanities Research Council
- Research libraries’ support for digital scholarship: the effects of the shift to Open
Titia van der Werf, Senior Programme Officer – Research, OCLC EMEA
Questions and discussion
16:00 – 16:15: Comfort break
16:15 – 16:50: Session 4: Where might we go? The routes and networks through which to build a consensus amongst research libraries, in partnership with stakeholder groups and the wider cultural sector, will be discussed through an open panel session.
- Stuart Lewis: Associate Director of Digital, National Library of Scotland and Co-convenor of RLUK’s Digital Scholarship Network (panel facilitator)
- Rikk Mulligan: author of ARL 2016 report and Digital Scholarship Strategist, Carnegie Mellon University
- Judy Ruttenberg: Director – Scholars and Scholarship, Association of Research Libraries
- Cillian Joy: co-author of CONUL 2018 report and Digital Publishing and Innovation, NUI Galway
- Kirsty Lingstadt: Head of Digital Library & Deputy Head of Library and University Collections, and Co-Chair of LIBER’s DH working group
16:50: Summary and close
Robin Green, University Librarian, University of Warwick and Chair of RLUK Board
This symposium will explore some of the recent work undertaken by international research libraries around the role and extent of digital scholarship services and initiatives.
Greenhall, M., Digital scholarship and the role of the Research Library, A Research Libraries UK Report, (July 2019), https://www.rluk.ac.uk/digital-scholarship-and-the-role-of-the-research-library-an-rluk-report/
Joy, C., Kilfeather, E., Derven, C., and Healy, A., Digital Scholarship Services and Supports – an overview from Irish Research and National Libraries (February 2019), Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2558148
Mulligan, R., Supporting digital scholarship. SPEC Kit 350. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, (May 2016), https://doi.org/10.29242/spec.350
Wilms, Lotte, Derven, Caleb, O’Dwyer, Liam, Lingstadt, Kirsty, & Verbeke, Demmy. (2019, June 17). Europe’s Digital Humanities Landscape: A Study From LIBER’s Digital Humanities & Digital Cultural Heritage Working Group, Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3247286