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Using collections and worksets in large-scale corpora: Preliminary findings from the Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis project

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Green, H., Fenlon, K., Senseney, M., Bhattacharyya, S., Willis, C., Organisciak, P., Downie, J. S., Cole, T., & Plale, B. (2014, March). Using collections and worksets in large-scale corpora: Preliminary findings from the Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis project. Poster presented at iConference 2014, Berlin, Germany.

Publication Abstract

Scholars from numerous disciplines rely on collections of texts to support research activities. On this diverse and interdisciplinary frontier of digital scholarship, libraries and information institutions must 1) prepare to support research using large collections of digitized texts, and 2) understand the different methods of analysis being applied to the collections of digitized text across disciplines. The HathiTrust Research Center’s Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis (WCSA) project conducted a series of focus groups and interviews to analyze and understand the scholarly practices of researchers that use large-scale, digital text corpora. This poster presents preliminary findings from that study, which offers early insights into user requirements for scholarly research with textual corpora.