Video Presentation: Mining the Native American Authored Works in HathiTrust for Insights
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In 2020, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded a special round of the HathiTrust Research Center’s Advanced Collaborative Support program, the Scholar-Curated Worksets for Analysis, Reuse & Dissemination/ (SCWAReD). The goal of these projects is to explore new methods for creating, analyzing, and reusing curated digital library collections, along with research data derived from these collections, with a focus on historically under-resourced and marginalized textual communities. This specific project seeks to compile a collection of Native American authored works in HathiTrust and apply various text mining methods to the collection to reveal the coverage, subjects, perspectives, and writing styles of Native authors. The project is expected to develop a database of Native American authors and the bibliographic information of their works, create a reusable workset of Native American authored works in HathiTrust, identify potential gaps in the HathiTrust corpus on this textual community, and provide insights into the characteristics of the community by text mining their works. Join the project team for an overview of their work and findings to date. Presented by: Kun Lu, Associate Professor, Raina Heaton, Assistant Professor of Native American Studies, and Raymond Orr, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Native American Studies (University of Oklahoma).
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.