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HTRC UnCamp 2013

HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp
September 8-9, 2013
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 South 1st Street
Champaign, IL 61820

UnCamp Keynotes

Literary Geography and Big(ish) Data
Matthew Wilkens, Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
September 9, 2013, 8:30-9:30 am

Many theories of literary history depend on knowing how books use geographic space and how that usage has changed over time. More broadly speaking, researchers in literary studies would like to know how narrative features such as geography relate to a range of social, economic, and cultural factors. By using natural language processing and geocoding techniques to extract geospatial information from thousands of nineteenth-century novels, it's now possible to examine literary geographic usage at something approaching comprehensive scale. It's also possible to compare the distribution of literary locations to real-world social factors such as population size, racial and gender composition, literacy rates, immigration flows, and extent of urbanization to assess their impact on literary production. This talk presents the techniques used to carry out such work, summarizes the main results, and discusses some of the challenges involved in conducting literary research at scale.

Inky Data: Reassembling the Early Modern Social Network
Christopher Warren, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
September 9, 2013, 3:45-4:45 pm

Scholars in the humanities have long been engaged with reconstructing and representing social networks of various kinds. Coteries, conventicles, “tribes,” and trade associations – each has been the subject of intense research and publication. As historian Anthony Grafton notes, “the interpretation of texts now goes hand in hand with the reconstruction of intellectual and publishing communities.” Yet this talk will argue that the traditional medium of scholarly exchange, prose, is a limited tool for the purpose of representing complex networks of association.  Although we already have vast knowledge of networks, that knowledge is not encoded, visible, or available in the most useful way.  This talk will introduce a project called Six Degrees of Francis Bacon that learns from centuries of “inky data” and meta-data, remediating text to make the early modern social network more accessible, extensible, collaborative, and interoperable.

 

Agenda with Links to Presentation Slides

Sunday, September 8

 

Primary Track
Illinois Ballroom A

Developer Track
Lincoln Meeting Room

1:00-1:30         
Opening Remarks and Welcome (J. Stephen Downie and Beth Plale)
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1:30-2:00Introduction to HTRC (J. Stephen Downie and Beth Plale)
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2:00-3:00

Hands On: Workset Builder, Portal, and SEASR (Stacy Kowalczyk, Kirk Hess, & Loretta Auvil)

Hands On: Coding to Data API -- Part I  (Colleen Fallaw, Zong Peng, Craig Willis, & Jiaan Zeng)

3:00-3:30Break  --
3:30-4:30Community Research -- 4 Presentations @ 15 Minutes (Kathryn Stine, Mitsunori Ogihara, Natalie M. Houston, Jeremy Throne)

Hands On: Coding to Data API -- Part II  (Colleen Fallaw, Zong Peng, Craig Willis, & Jiaan Zeng)

4:30-5:15UnCamp Attendee-Driven Session IUnCamp Attendee-Drive Session II
5:15-6:00

Panel: HT-HTRC  (Moderator: John Wilkin; Panelists: John Unsworth, J. Stephen Downie, & Jeremy York)                                      

Developer BOF (Colleen Fallaw, Zong Peng, Craig Willis, & Jiaan Zeng)
6:30-8:00Reception and Poster/Demo Event--

Monday, September 9

 

Primary Track
Illinois Ballroom A

Secondary Track
Lincoln Meeting Room

8:00-8:30        
Continental Breakfast--
8:30-9:30Keynote I (Matthew Wilkens) 
9:30-10:00Updates to HathiTrust (Jeremy York)

Metadata Attributes  (Colleen Fallaw, Ted Underwood, & Stacy Kowalczyk)

10:00-10:30Break
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10:30-11:30Mellon Proposal and Metadata Enrichment Mini-Grants (J.Stephen Downie)
Focus Groups (Harriett Green & Katrina Fenlon)
11:30-12:45

HTRC Research -- 4 Presentations @ 15 Minutes  (Moderator: Beth Plale; Presenters: Stacy Kowalczyk, Jaimie Murdock, Katrina Fenlon, & Harriet Green)

UnCamp Attendee-Drive Session III
12:45-1:45Lunch with BOF Tables--
1:45-2:15Breakout Organization (Robert McDonald)
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2:15-3:15Breakout SessionsFocus Groups (Harriett Green & Katrina Fenlon)
3:15-3:45Breakout Report Back--
3:45-4:45Keynote 2 (Christopher Warren)--
4:45-5:00Concluding Remarks (J. Stephen Downie)
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HTRC UnCamp  Attendees

  • Sneha Agarwal -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Rumana Aktar -- IMIRSEL Volunteer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Scott Althaus -- Professor, Cline Center for Democracy, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Loretta Auvil -- Senior Project Coordinator, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Mark Baldwin -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Dale Bauer -- Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Sayan Bhattacharyya -- Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Lisa Bievenue -- Assistant Director, Illinois Informatics Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Michael Black -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Maria Bonn -- Senior Lecturer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Travis Brown -- Assistant Director of R&D, MITH, University of Maryland
  • Amy Buckland -- eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization, McGill University
  • Jennie Burroughs -- Arts & Humanities Director, University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Matt Burton -- Graduate Student, University of Michigan
  • Tom Burton-West -- Programmer/Analyst, University of Michigan
  • Favenzio Calvo -- Lead Developer, Florida State University
  • Madeleine Casad -- Curator for Digital Scholarship, Cornell University
  • Miao Chen -- HTRC Assistant Director for Outreach and Education, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Kahyun Choi -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Heather Christenson -- Manager, California Digital Library
  • Matthew Christy -- Lead Software Applications Developer, IDHMC, Texas A&M University
  • Timothy Cole -- Mathematics and Digital Content Access Librarian, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Julian Collado -- Professor, University of Costa Rica
  • Angela Courtney -- Head, Arts & Humanities and Reference Departments, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Chris Cowan -- Vice President of Publishing, ProQuest
  • Rebecca Crist -- Project Manager, Committee on Institutional Cooperation
  • Paige Cunningham -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Jana Diesner -- Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • J. Stephen Downie -- Professor and Associate Dean for Research, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • John Eiszner -- Lead Analyst/Programmer, IUPUI University Library
  • Janet Eke -- Research Services Coordinator, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Colleen Fallaw -- Research Programmer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Katrina Fenlon -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Paul Fogel -- Technical Lead, California Digital Library
  • Guy Garnett -- Director, Illinois Informatics Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Christy Glaze -- Visiting Communications Coordinator, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Acton Gorton -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Harriett Green -- English and Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Catherine Grove -- Department Head, Library, Acquisitions, Northwestern University
  • Jinlong Guo -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Tom Habing -- Research Programmer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Brianne Hagen -- Metadata Librarian, Hope College
  • Myung-Ja "MJ" Han -- Metadata Librarian, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Yun Hao -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Arianne Hartsell-Gundy -- Humanities Librarian, Miami University
  • Jeffrey Hartsell-Gundy --Government Information & Law Librarian, Miami University
  • Kirk Hess -- Digital Humanities Specialist, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Lisa Hinchliffe -- Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Sheila Hoover -- Associate Dean, Texas Tech University
  • Natalie Houston -- Associate Professor, University of Houston
  • Amy Hovious -- E-Learning Professional, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Lura Joseph -- Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Stacy Kowalczyk -- Assistant Professor, Dominican University
  • Anna Krohn -- Digital Library Analyst, Perseus Digital Library
  • Kathryn La Barre -- Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Mary Laskowski -- Head, Collection Management Services, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • James LeFager -- Web Applications Librarian, DePaul University Library
  • Peter Leonard -- DH Librarian, Yale University Library
  • Xiaozhong Liu -- Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Samitha Liyanage -- OAuth in HTRC, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Brandon Locke -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Christopher Maden -- Academic Hourly, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Steve Marks -- Digital Preservation Librarian, University of Toronto
  • Robert McDonald -- Deputy Director, Data to Insight Center, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Peter McIsaac -- Associate Professor, University of Michigan
  • Ruby Mendenhall -- Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Mariofanna Milanova -- Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Bill Mischo -- Head, Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Shubhanshu Mishra -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Eric Morgan -- Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Notre Dame
  • Patrick Morgan -- Humanities Librarian/Assistant Professor, Hope College
  • Christopher Morse -- Humanities Research Computing Specialist, Harvard University
  • Laila Hussein Moustafa -- Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Michael Muchow -- Librarian, University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Martin Mueller -- Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University
  • Jaimie Murdock -- Graduate Student, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Beth Sandore Namachchivaya -- Associate University Librarian and Associate Dean of Libraries, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Mitsunori Ogihara -- Professor, University of Miami
  • Peter Organisciak -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Thomas Padilla -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Michelle Paolillo -- Project Manager/Business Analyst, Cornell University
  • Bill Parod -- Architect for Software Development, Northwestern University
  • Milinda Pathirage -- Graduate Student, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Zong Peng -- Graduate Student, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Carissa Phillips -- Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Stephanie Pierson -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Stephanie Pitts-Noggle -- Webmaster and Academic Coordinator, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Beth Plale -- Director, Data to Insight Center and Professor of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Danny Powell -- Executive Director, NCSA, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Allen Renear -- Interim Dean, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Brian Rennick -- Application Development Manager, Brigham Young University
  • Carrie Roy -- Coordinator, Humanities Research Bridge
  • Guangchen Ruan -- Graduate Student, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Mark Sandler -- Director, Center for Library Initiatives, CIC (Committee on Institutional Coop.)
  • Abby Scheel -- Humanities Librarian, Florida State University
  • Justin Schell -- Digital Humanities Specialist, University of Minnesota
  • Megan Senseney -- Project Coordinator, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Sarah Shreeves -- IDEALS Coordinator, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Michael Simeone -- Postdoctoral Research Associate, I-CHASS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Raminderjeet Singh -- XSEDE ECSS Consultant, Indiana University
  • Elizabeth Smart -- Scholarly Communication Librarian, Brigham Young University
  • Claire Stewart -- Department Head, Library, Digital Collections, Northwestern University
  • Kathryn Stine -- Metadata Analyst and Project Manager, California Digital Library
  • Madison Sullivan -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • David Tcheng -- Research Scientist, Illinois Informatics Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Alex Thomas -- Software Engineer, Sr, Emory University
  • Andrea Thomer -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Cheryl Thompson -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Santi Thompson -- Metadata and Digital Operations Coordinator, University of Houston
  • Timothy Thompson -- Metadata Librarian, University of Miami
  • Jeremy Throne -- Graduate Student, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Kathryn Tomasek -- Associate Professor of History, Wheaton College, Massachusetts
  • Daniel Tracy -- LIS and Research Support Librarian, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Kevin Trainor -- Adjunct Lecturer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Joseph Troy -- Visiting Program Manager, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Ted Underwood -- Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • John Unsworth -- Vice Provost for Library & Technology Services, Brandeis University
  • Mark Vanmoer -- Visualization Programmer, NCSA, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Jay Varner --  Digital Scholarship Solutions Analyst, Emory University
  • Stewart Varner -- Digital Scholarship Librarian, Emory University
  • Brian Vetruba -- Germanic Studies/Humanities Librarian, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Brianna Walker -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Lawrence Wang -- Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Xiaoguang Wang -- Professor, Wuhan University
  • Christopher Warren -- Assistant Professor of English, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Matthew Wilkens -- Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
  • John Wilkin -- Dean of Libraries, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Craig Willis -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Jamie Wittenburg -- Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Clifford Wulfman -- Coordinator of Library Digital Initiatives, Princeton University
  • Alex Yahja -- Researcher. NCSA, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Jeremy York -- HathiTrust Project Librarian, HathiTrust
  • Angelina Zaytsev -- Project Librarian, HathiTrust
  • Jiaan Zeng -- Graduate Student, Indiana University, Bloomington