January 23, 2022

New Video: “Text Mining with the HathiTrust & Empowering Librarians to Support Digital Scholarships” (HTRC Workshop at the Library of Congress)

The following video was recorded the Library of Congress on August 8, 2018 and made available online today by LC. It’s available on YouTube and embedded below.


Video Description

Arm librarians with instructional content and tools in digital scholarships and digital humanities. Enable librarians to build foundations for digital scholarship centers and services.

Workshop Description (via LC Labs)

This workshop introduced 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. It provided a framework for how the library can support text data mining, as well as transferable skills useful for many other areas of digital scholarly inquiry. Topics included: intro to gathering, managing, analyzing, and visualizing textual data; hands-on experience with text analysis tools, including the HTRC’s off-the-shelf algorithms, datasets, and using the command line to run basic text analysis processes

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.