Consortium of National and University Libraries

25th June 2019: Planning & Developing Digital Scholarship Services

25 Jun 2019
10:00 - 17:00
College Hall & Board Room, Royal College of Surgeons

25th June 2019: Planning & Developing Digital Scholarship Services

CONUL Training & Development Group/ CONUL Research Group

Course Description

Course Code:  CONUL T&D 2019:05

Date:  Tuesday, 25th of June, 2019

Host Library:    DCU/RCSI

Course Location:
Royal College of Surgeons, College Hall & Board Room, 123 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2


This one-day workshop has, as its starting point, the results of the survey on Digital Scholarship services and supports – an overview from Irish Research and National Libraries, the report and findings of which can be found here: .

The day will start with a brief overview of the survey results and then move to some lightening talks of the current state of play in various CONUL Libraries.

This will be followed by a keynote from Laurents Sesink, Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship, Leiden University.

Thereafter, the bulk of the day will feature four, 45 minute breakout groups, followed by a plenary / reporting back session. Participants will be able to select two of these to attend. The four groups are:

Group 1: Planning and strategy; defining goals. Facilitated by Kirsty Lingstad, Head of Digital Library and Deputy Director of Library and University Collections, University of Edinburgh

Group 2: Building relationships and partnerships. Facilitated by Sally Chambers; Digital Humanities Research Coordinator, Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities

Group 3: Funding and how to make a business case. Facilitated by Laurents Sesink; Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship, Leiden University

Group 4: Service models and staffing (including space and types of centres). Facilitated by Lars Kjaer; Information Specialist at Copenhagen University Library and Manager of [HUMlab]

The day will end with a panel discussion of various questions submitted from the audience. The panel will comprise the facilitators, Irish representatives, and will be chaired by John Cox, University Librarian, NUIG.  Following this a summary and next steps will be outlined.

As this event is taking place in the historic surroundings of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, there will be an optional tour of the building from 16.15 – 17.00


Cost:   €120

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