Registration now open for 2018 HTRC UnCamp

Stephen Downie
J. Stephen Downie, Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Co-Director of the HathiTrust Research Center

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) will host its 2018 UnCamp on January 25-26 at the University of California, Berkeley. The primary venue will be the newly renovated Moffitt Library with breakout events in nearby campus locations, including the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, Morrison Library, D-Lab in Barrows Hall, and Academic Innovation Studio. Registration is now open.

UnCamp brings together digital humanities researchers and tool developers as well as librarians and graduate students. It combines hands-on coding and demonstrations, inspirational use-case studies, lightning talks, and breakout sessions—all structured in the dynamic setting of a participant-driven, unconference programming format. This year's event will feature keynote presentations about the IMLS-funded project Aida (Image Analysis for Archival Discovery) and text-analysis work on the HathiTrust corpus.

For the first time, HTRC invites proposals for the 2018 UnCamp. Panel presentations, lightning talks, and posters may address any aspect of digital text collections, computational text analysis, copyright and open access, digital pedagogy, and related topics, especially as they relate to the HTRC. Proposals must be submitted by November 1. 

Codirected by iSchool Professor and Associate Dean for Research J. Stephen Downie, the HTRC is a collaboration between the University of Illinois, Indiana University, and the University of Michigan-based HathiTrust Digital Library. Created to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital texts, HTRC enables computational access to the HathiTrust Digital Library for nonprofit and educational use and explores opportunities for scholars to fully utilize the content through text mining and nonconsumptive research.

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