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The HathiTrust Research Center: Opening Up the Elephant for New Knowledge Creation

John Unsworth
Vice Provost for Library & Technology Services and Chief Information Officer
Brandeis University

Beth Sandore Namachchivaya
Associate University Librarian for Information Technology Planning and Policy and Associate Dean of Libraries
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Robert McDonald
Associate Dean of Libraries and Deputy Director of the Data to Insight Center
Indiana University

This panel will feature collaborative partners from the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) and will focus on HTRC and its unique cross-institutional partnership (Indiana University/University of Illinois, University of Michigan). Furthermore, the presentation will focus on work that is being accomplished in the first two years of the existence of the HTRC with the mission of enabling computational access to nonprofit and educational users for the mass-scale digital corpus of the HathiTrust Digital Library (13 million volumes and growing).

Following a brief overview of the mission and history of the HTRC, the HTRC partnership will be described, including information on how it is working to deliver computational access to the HathiTrust digital corpus for the research community. Additionally, a detailed view of the work plan over the first two phases of the HTRC towards the evolving long-term plans and sustainability for the center will be discussed. Emphasis will be on:
• HTRC Phase 1 Demonstration and outcomes of the first HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp
• Current status of the HTRC non-consumptive research methodology prototype
• Status of HTRC current research proposal partnerships
• Focus of HTRC Phase 2 and the implementation of the demonstration prototype into a production operations environment

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Last updated:  Thursday, December 13th, 2012