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Rethinking HathiTrust Metadata to Support Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis

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Fenlon, K., Cole, T., Han, M.-J., Willis, C., & Fallaw, C. (July, 2014). Rethinking HathiTrust Metadata to Support Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis. Poster presented at Digital Humanities 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Publication Abstract

The HathiTrust Digital Library includes over 10 million volumes digitized from more than 90 research libraries. The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) has been established to help scholars get the most from this massive text corpus by providing cutting-edge tools, services and cyberinfrastructure that enable advanced computational access to the HathiTrust corpus. An immediate objective for HTRC is to allow scholars to collect items together for computational analysis. This has required rethinking the HathiTrust metadata model, inherited from print-based library cataloging traditions. This poster describes the motivation for this work, shortcomings of the current metadata model, and requirements driving the updated model. 

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