International symposium – Provider, partner, pioneer: digital scholarship and the role of the research library

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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.

Registration page: https://rlukdssymposium.eventbrite.co.uk

Download the programme as a PDF file

 

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.

 

Agenda

09:30 – 10:15: Registration and refreshments

10:15 – 11:00: Welcome and opening

  • Welcome on behalf of The British Library
    Liz Jolly, Chief Librarian, The British Library
  • 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 – 13:15: Networking lunch

13:15 – 14:30: Session 2: UK and Europe: The current picture of the research library and digital scholarship in an international perspective.

Panel Chair: Robin Green, University Librarian and Director of Knowledge, University of Warwick, and Chair of the RLUK Board

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
    Beth Clark, Head of Digital Scholarship, London School of Economics and Co-convenor of RLUK’s Digital Scholarship Network
  • 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
    Lotte Wilms, Digital Scholarship Advisor, National Library of the Netherlands, and Co-Chair of LIBER’s DH working group

Questions and discussion

14:30 – 14:45: Refreshments

14:45 – 16:15: 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, Head of International Partnerships and Engagement, 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

16:15 – 16:30: Comfort break

16:30 – 17:00: 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. 

Panellists:

  • 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

17:00: Summary and close

Robin Green, University Librarian and Director of Knowledge, University of Warwick, and Chair of the RLUK Board

 

Further information:

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