The amount of information out there is staggering

Tom Potok works at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tenessee. He has been in the field of text and data mining for twenty years and worked on a wide variety of things.  Some of the biggest challenges are the amounts of information out there, and trying to figure out how the mind works with text.

Upcoming: Open Science Fair in Athens in September

 Open Science is a new research paradigm that is facing many challenges. In order to improve the uptake of Open Science, four EU-projects join forces and organise an event that will showcase critical elements, from infrastructures to policies and  new types of activities. Join us for the Open Science FAIR, September 6-8 in Athens, and get inspired.

Leiden city

On the role of a university library in the TDM landscape

Leiden city25 years ago, when Laurents Sesink was still a history student, his thesis on political internal relations included a lot of reading and tally marks. Back then he already thought “There must be a better way to do this”, so he built a database and started to get into informatics and digitisation. Now he is the head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship at the library of Leiden University.