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E-Research Roundtable - HTRC Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis: Project summary and early findings

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
12:30pm - 2pm

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Session leaders: Stephen Downie; Megan Senseney; Harriett Green; Sayan Bhattacharyya; Katrina Fenlon
Description: The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) enables computational access to the HathiTrust corpus, a digital library of millions of books and other materials digitized by the Google Books project and other mass-digitization efforts. Researchers rely on collections of books and other materials to support their scholarship.

We are investigating how scholars can work with collections in the context of the HathiTrust, in order to improve its infrastructure. Worksets and collections will function to help scholars computationally analyze groups of texts in the HathiTrust Corpus. To this end, we are interested in understanding how researchers build and use collections of digital texts in the course of their research.

This ERRT will (1) introduce the WCSA project, and (2) describe ongoing research on user needs, including preliminary findings and future directions.

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