Digging Deeper, Reaching Further: Libraries Empowering Users to Mine the HathiTrust Digital Library Resources

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  • J. Stephen Downie

Librarians and digital humanities scholars from the University of Illinois in partnership with colleagues at Indiana University, Northwestern University, Lafayette College, the University of North Carolina, and the HathiTrust Research Center will develop a shared curriculum for use in academic libraries and a train the trainer series designed to assist librarians in getting started with the tools, services, and related research methodologies of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC). The project will help to establish academic libraries as a learning space for encountering the "big data" tools and methodologies. To this end it will work to provide librarians with new content for instructional services while also empowering them to become active research partners on digital projects at their institutions. [IMLS RE-00-15-0112-15]

Funding Agencies

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services – $398,844.00