Eleanor Dickson Joins the Scholarly Commons

In June, Eleanor Dickson joined the Scholarly Commons as the Visiting HathiTrust Research Center Digital Humanities Specialist. Eleanor will be supporting digital humanities initiatives in the Scholarly Commons and beyond, primarily leading training and outreach for the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), the research-arm of one of the world’s largest digital libraries, the HathiTrust. The HTRC is a collaborative project between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Indiana, and it facilitates text analysis on the more than 14 million digitized volumes in the HathiTrust Digital Library.

In addition to leading workshops on campus and elsewhere, she will be working with scholars at the University of Illinois to integrate HTRC tools and systems in their research. She is available to consult on HTRC—as well as general digital humanities-related questions—by appointment.

Eleanor comes to Champaign-Urbana from Emory University in Atlanta where as a Research Library Fellow she split time between the Emory University Archives and the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. A native of California, she has a master’s degree from the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin where she specialized in digital collections.

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