Text Mining with the HathiTrust: Empowering Librarians to Support Digital S...

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James Madison Building

Mumford Room (LM-649)

101 Independence Ave SE

Washington, DC 20540

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This free workshop for librarians and LIS professionals will introduce attendees to text analysis research and the common methods and tools used in this emerging area of scholarship, with particular attention to the HathiTrust Research Center. The workshop's "train the trainer" curriculum will provide a framework for how librarians can support text data mining, as well as teach transferable skills useful for many other areas of digital scholarly inquiry.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to gathering, managing, analyzing, and visualizing textual data;

  • Hands-on experience with text analysis tools, including the HTRC's off-the-shelf algorithms and datasets, such as the HTRC Extracted Features;

  • Using the command line to run basic text analysis processes.

No experience necessary! Attendees must bring a laptop.


The workshop will run from 9:00am to 4:00pm with a one hour break for lunch (on your own).


NOTE: The Library of Congress's James Madison Building does not open to the public until *8:30am*. Be prepared for screened security.


Please contact htrc_workshop@library.illinois.edu if you have questions.

Funded in part by IMLS award # RE-00-15-0112-15.

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James Madison Building

Mumford Room (LM-649)

101 Independence Ave SE

Washington, DC 20540

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