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Tuesday, September 13 • 10:00am - 11:00am
RESILIENCE: Building a Research Infrastructure for Religion Studies

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The aim of this presentation is to follow up on the RESILIENCE project which was first introduced at the 2021 BETH Conference, highlighting those services and infrastructures which are especially relevant for BETH. RESILIENCE is a unique, interdisciplinary, and stimulating research infrastructure for the study of religion, consisting of thirteen academic European institutions. We are building a powerful platform that can provide data and tools to researchers from all scientific disciplines for at least three decades. As of 2021 RESILIENCE has won entrance to the ESFRI roadmap, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, enabling us to continue to the next phase.

We would like to present several user services which we believe could benefit European Libraries. Last year we presented the Transnational Access Program, which has now been launched, with an initial network of hosts. We believe that many of the BETH institutions could benefit from becoming a TNA host, thereby contributing to a growing physical access network in Europe, as well as the research infrastructure. Other services include ReiReSearch, a search database, Book Heritage Labs, digitization tools, semantic descriptor tools, etc. Given that RESILIENCE is fundamentally intended as a service for all institutions related to religion and requires constant input and feedback from users to function optimally, we would, however, like to seize the opportunity of this presentation to also gather feedback on the kind of services and tools you, as theological libraries require. We, therefore, intend to include a free and open discussion at the end of our session, which will help us create more tailored services.

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Lieneke Timpers

Research Associate, KU Leuven
I have an MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from University College London and am currently specializing in digital theology at the KU Leuven, linking my twin interests of information/knowledge studies and theology. Within RESILIENCE I'm part of the Services team, in charge of... Read More →

Tuesday September 13, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am CEST
Room 6