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Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis: Prototyping Project (WCSA)


The Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis: Prototyping Project (WCSA) project aims to aid researchers working with HathiTrust mateirals.  WCSA project team members will expand and add to metadata entries, and work to develop more formal working definitions of project terminology.  The goal of the project is to create tools and resources for researchers to increase the discovery and usage of the HathiTrust collection.

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Project PI(s)

PI: J. Stephen Downie; Co-PI: Timothy W. Cole, Beth Plale (Indiana University/HathiTrust)
Project Contact: Megan Senseney
Funded by: Mellon Foundation

Research Area(s)

Data Curation
Research and education initiatives focused on challenges associated with the curation and federation of digital collections for long-term distributed use.  Work in this area relates to all parts …


Jett, J., Maden, C., Fallaw, C., Senseney, M., & Downie, J. S. (2015, March). Conceptualizing worksets for non-consumptive research. Poster presented at the 2015 iConference, Newport Beach, CA.
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Fenlon, K., Senseney, M., Green, H., Bhattacharyya, S., Willis, C, & Downie, J. S. (2014, October). Scholar-built collections: A study of user requirements for research in large-scale digital libraries. Paper presented at ASIS&T 2014, Seattle, WA.
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Fenlon, K., Fallaw, C., Cole, T. W., & Han, M.-J. (2014, September). A preliminary evaluation of HathiTrust metadata: Assessing the sufficiency of legacy records. Paper presented at the 2014 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, London, UK.
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Organisciak, P., Bhattacharyya, S., Auvil, L., Plale, B., & Downie, J. S. (July, 2014). Large-scale Text Analysis through the HathiTrust Research Center. Poster presented at Digital Humanities 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland.
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