University Library of Bern UB

Digital Scholarship

The term Digital Scholarship refers to the use of digital, data-driven methods like data analysis, machine learning and big data technologies which are opening up new research methodologies in all disciplines. UB Bern provides support by making data and tools available, educating and offering guidance on their use, and also conducting its own data-driven projects.



The aim of the project Digital Collections Bern is to create a central solution for the collection, processing and presentation of digitized data from the University Library and the University of Bern. For various digitization projects, there is currently no way of making the resulting image and text data available in a sustainable and user-friendly way. With the use of computational methods, the need for adequately prepared data sets is growing, especially in research.


Tools for data processing, digital analysis methods and TDM

Application Programming Interfaces

Information on providers' interfaces for data access

What we offer

Consulting, coffee lectures, workshops and input, documentation, long-term digital archiving

Data sources for text and data mining

Free and licensed text and data mining (TDM) resources

Linked open data and data enrichment

Data enrichment and georeferencing projects