Text Mining with HathiTrust: An Introduction for Librarians (UNLV, 12/5)
This day-long workshop will introduce librarians to computational text and data mining, with hands-on examples drawn from HathiTrust data and HathiTrust Research Center analysis tools. Attendees will learn how scholars employ this research method, as well as the types of research questions that can be explored using it. Particular attention will be given to the librarian’s role in supporting text and data mining throughout the research process. Attendees can expect to leave with an understanding of:
- The text data available from HathiTrust
- The tools and services of the HathiTrust Research Center, including freely available datasets, plug-and-play tools, and secure computing environments for advanced researchers
- The ways librarians can support text and data mining research
The workshop will be particularly useful for librarians who would like to become more familiar with HathiTrust research opportunities or who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the current state of academic text and data mining research. No experience is required! While the workshop will address technical topics, the content has been designed to be approachable for librarians from a variety of backgrounds. Attendees should bring a laptop.
Location: Lied Library, UNLV
Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
To help us manage any wait lists that may form, please only register for one workshop per semester. If you register for more than one, we'll assume you prefer the first workshop you register for, and will remove your name from the registration lists for any others.
This workshop is for a librarian audience only.
The majority of the seats in the workshop are reserved for those from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The remaining seats are open to those from other HathiTrust member organizations. If spots remain 4 weeks before the workshop, then no more than 4 seats will be available to registrants regardless of institutional affiliation.
We will screen registrants as they come in. You will receive an email notification confirming your registration after you sign up, including information about whether you have secured a seat or been added to the waitlist.
Text analysis experience (none required)
Please describe any accommodations that would help you succeed in the workshop. We'll do our best to address them.
Please list any food allergies or restrictions.
If you've attended a previous HTRC workshop, please tell us which one(s).
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