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Sep. 26, 2012

On September 10-11, 2012, the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) hosted its first annual HTRC UnCamp at Indiana University in Bloomington. The two-day event featured visionary speakers mixed with boot-camp activities and hands-on sessions with HTRC infrastructure and tools. It also fostered the growth of a diverse and inclusive scholarly community around the research center and its activities.

"The UnCamp was a resounding success,” said Professor J. Stephen Downie, co-director of HTRC. “The halls were buzzing with creativity and excitement as participants brainstormed collaborative project ideas with the HathiTrust Research Center team. You could sense that this was the start of something rather special."

The HTRC is a collaboration between the University of Illinois, Indiana University, and the HathiTrust Digital Library, with the goal of creating cyberinfrastructure...

Jul. 29, 2010

Please join us for the next Metadata Roundtable (MDRT) on August 4 when Yuting Li and Tim Cole will lead a session on “Metasearch in the Opening History Aggregation of Digital Collections.”

The project focuses on the introduction of additional metasearch functionality to the Opening History portal. The additional metasearch functionality being considered is adding a new feature in the portal that provides users related secondary resources or provides options for users to search for secondary resources. It’s brand-new functionality, which notices the differences between the search for primary resources and secondary resources and provides contextual secondary resources for scholars to study the primary resources collected in our portal. The additional functionality is capable of searching for secondary resources for users and presents the metasearch results from abstract and bibliographical databases...