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Northwestern University Seeley G. Mudd Library, Room (2210)

2233 Tech Drive

Evanston, IL 60208

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The Northwestern University Libraries will be hosting a Text Mining Workshop for librarians in the Chicago area on Wednesday October 25th on the Northwestern University Evanston Campus in Mudd Library, room 2210. This workshop is part of an IMLS grant titled Digging Deeper, Reaching Further: Libraries Empowering Users to Mine the HathiTrust Digital Library Resources that is developing a workshop curriculum that will be used to introduce participants to text mining and related issues, leverage tools and data from the HathiTrust Research Center, and empower librarians to become active research partners on digital projects at their institutions. Here are some of the exciting things you can expect to learn and become familiar with during this session:

  • Creating a HTRC workset and use it to run text analysis on a collection of works.
  • Web scraping and cleaning data
  • Learning about dirty OCR and clean OCR
  • Experience using Python for text mining.
  • Topic modeling


This workshop will run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with a one hour break for lunch (not included). In just a few hours you can open up a whole new world of possibilities in scholarly research that you can share with library users. All are encouraged to attend, and no experience is necessary!

Updates and room directions will be sent to registrants. Attendees can bring a laptop, or the classroom will have machines available.

Contact htrc_workshop@library.illinois.edu if you have questions.

Funded by IMLS RE-00-15-0112-15.

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