HathiTrust Research Center: New Opportunities through Computational Analysis of HathiTrust Digital Library 2014-2018

TIME FRAME
2014 – present
TOTAL FUNDING TO DATE
$1,000,000

The HathiTrust has provided funding for the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), colocated at University of Illinois and Indiana University, to serve as the research arm of the HathiTrust and create an agile, technology-rich service for researchers in the digital humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and informatics. This service will help researchers conduct nonconsumptive research on the HathiTrust digital library database, a collection of just under 14 million digitized volumes, equating to 4.9 billion pages, 60% of which is under some copyright restriction. At the same time, center staff will develop and refine tools to aid in digital humanities and text mining research over large databases and will operate the secure, large-scale computation environment required by this type of research. This award covers efforts to refine, improve, and implement HTRC’s Workset Builder and Portal, as well as research and implement new service offerings to support the above goal.

HathiTrust Research Center: New Opportunities through Computational Analysis of HathiTrust Digital Library 2014-2018

Personnel

HathiTrust Research Center: New Opportunities through Computational Analysis of HathiTrust Digital Library 2014-2018
J. Stephen Downie
Principal Investigator (PI)

Funding Agencies

HathiTrust — 2014 — $1,000,000

Research Areas

Design and Evaluation of Information Systems and Services, Digital Humanities, Digital Libraries, Information Retrieval