Introduction to HTRC for Text and Data Mining


Jul 07 9:00 – 10:30 am

This virtual four-workshop series will allow attendees to gain experience with tools and data from the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC). The Research Center facilitates text and data mining uses of the HathiTrust corpus. HathiTrust is a partnership of research libraries, and it is a digital library containing 17.3 million items digitized at the partner libraries. HTRC tools and data range from off-the-shelf options to more advanced offerings for experienced scholars.

The workshops will be held via Zoom and will include a mix of hands-on, discussion, and presentation. We will utilize breakout rooms to support hands-on activities. You will not be required to install any software to participate in the workshops. The workshops are open to faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, librarians, and other academic staff.

Librarians who attend all four workshops will be invited to join a cohort of other librarians who are teaching with and about the Research Center. This cohort has access to additional support from HTRC, further training opportunities, and a community of their peers who are interested in HTRC.

In this first of four workshops, we will explore the basics of HathiTrust as a data source and how to utilize HTRC as a resource for text and data mining. The workshop will address the various tools and services of the Research Center, and options for accessing text data from HathiTrust for text analysis research. The session will be helpful for those who want a general overview, or who want a solid foundation for the other workshops in the series.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Digital Humanities and the Princeton Research Data Service.

To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact at least 3 working days in advance.