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HTRC UnCamp 2018: Pre-Conference Program

General Info

  • Thursday, January 25th

  • Between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm (official conference starts at 1:00 pm)

  • No additional registration fees

  • Refreshments will be provided

  • Lunch on your own

  • All will take place on the UC Berkeley campus, within a short walk of Moffitt Library, HTRC UnCamp venue.

HTRC Crash Course: What is it and what can I do with it?

Presenters: Eleanor Dickson, Leanne Nay, Harriett Green
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: A quick introduction to the HathiTrust Research Center, its tools and services, and how it can help you support text analysis research on your campus or at your institution. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to HTRC tools and services and to how the HTRC enables scholars to perform text analysis on the massive HathiTrust Digital Library. It will provide a foundation for UnCamp and offer insight from the Center's IMLS-funded "Digging Deeper, Reaching Further" curriculum on how to initiate scholarly support for text analysis via HTRC.

Mastering Metadata

Presenters: Library staff from the California Digital Library, UC Berkeley, UIUC, and HathiTrust
Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Description: At its best, bibliographic metadata can help researchers drill down into detail to find subsets of larger collections based on dates, topical coverage, authorship, and other facets, though there can be interpretive and analytic pitfalls in some of the assumptions that we bring to this metadata. This primer on the metadata used to describe HathiTrust resources will provide insights, caveats, and, ultimately, useful approaches to navigating and making sense of bibliographic metadata for researchers who build and/or compare collections for analysis. We’ll provide hands-on opportunities to slice and dice collections along bibliographic parameters and invite you to bring your use cases to workshop!

Text Analysis FUN!damentals: Methods, Approaches, Tools and Techniques

Presenters: Berkeley D-Lab Instructors
Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Location: D-Lab, 356 Barrows Hall
Description:This workshop provides an overview of computational text analysis methods and tools. No experience in this area is expected or required. The goal is to provide an orientation for those wishing to go further with text analysis and interpret results of these methods.

Working with Restricted Collections: Technologies and User and Library Needs

Presenters: Inna Kouper
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Description: The goal of this session is to gather information about uses of restricted and sensitive collections in academic libraries and current technologies and discuss the possible use of HTRC Data Capsule as a technology that can help provide secure computational access to restricted collections. Participants are invited to share their experiences working with such collections either as users or as service providers and learn about and discuss current technologies for restricted access and Data Capsule. All participants interested in this topic and possible uses of Data Capsule are invited.