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E-Research Roundtable - Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis (WCSA) Project Update


Wednesday, March 11, 2015
12:30pm - 2:00pm

LIS 242

Event Details

Session leaders: Jacob Jett, Colleen Fallaw, Tim Cole, Stephen Downie, and Megan Senseney
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. “Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis: Prototyping Project” (WCSA) is a joint effort between CIRSS and HTRC that seeks to address three sets of tightly intertwined research questions regarding 1) enriching the metadata in the HathiTrust corpus, 2) augmenting string-based metadata with URIs to leverage discovery and sharing through external services, and 3) formalizing the notion of collections and worksets in the context of the HathiTrust Research Center to help scholars select and gather appropriate materials for analysis from within and beyond the 14.2 million volumes of the HathiTrust corpus. This ERRT will discuss lessons learned from four external projects that were awarded 9-month prototyping grants as part of the WCSA project as well as how experiences with the WCSA prototyping projects, user studies, and metadata analysis have informed ongoing development of a formal workset model for HTRC.

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