Call for Applications: HTRC TORCHLITE Hackathon
February 5, 2024
Are you a researcher or programmer interested in working with HathiTrust Digital Library data? Do you have experience in working with text analysis or data visualization? The HathiTrust Research Center’s “Tools for Open Research and Computation with HathiTrust: Leveraging Intelligent Text Extraction” (TORCHLITE) project can help!
HTRC is pleased to announce a call for applications to participate in our TORCHLITE Hackathon, taking place May 21-23, 2024 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign, Illinois. Those selected to participate will receive up to $1,000 in travel and accommodation reimbursement.
The TORCHLITE project leverages HTRC’s new Extracted Features API, available in Beta exclusively for Hackathon participants. The Extracted Features API allows programmatic access to metadata and annotated token data (aggregated at the page level) for more than 17 million volumes from the HathiTrust Digital Library collection, including in-copyright material.
We’re looking for both programmers and subject matter experts in the humanities, social sciences, and other disciplines. Please read the full call for applications for more information and to apply by March 1st.
The “Tools for Open Research and Computation with HathiTrust: Leveraging Intelligent Text Extraction (TORCHLITE)” project is generously funded by the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities, Grant no. HAA-284850-22.