Proposal for ThatCamp Beirut 2015 session: Exploring HathiTrust
AUB has recently joined the HathiTrust partnership community. In their words, the
“HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives. ”
I propose that we explore, over a half day, what we can discover with our access to the HathiTrust. Watch the video on this page for some background.
As a partner institution, researchers at AUB gain access to the HathiTrust Research Center Portal. The HRTC portal provides some computational infrastructure for creating worksets of texts, carrying out algorithms and visualizing them.
If you are interested in attending this session, I would suggest that you request access a few days in advance, since it was a bit slow the first time I tried (maybe because of the .lb on my email.) If you are not part of a member institution, we will pair up in the session so all can learn.