Research Support for the HathiTrust Research Center

Supporting use of the HathiTrust Research Center’s services for text analysis is one way that the Scholarly Commons contributes to digital humanities research at the University of Illinois. The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) enables computational access for nonprofit, educational users to published works in the public domain and, in the future, on limited terms to works in-copyright from the HathiTrust Digital Library. The HTRC can be used by emerging or advanced digital humanities researchers, and has value in both research and teaching with digital methodologies.

To use the HTRC’s main portal, create an account with your Illinois email address and log in to build a workset of digitized volumes relevant to you. Then experiment with the HTRC-provided computational algorithms to analyze your workset.

If you would like to learn more about what the HTRC offers, consider attending a Savvy Researcher workshop about the HTRC. For the fall semester 2015, it will be held on Tuesday, November 3 from 11-12 p.m. in 314 Library. And be sure to check the Savvy Researcher calendar for other workshops you might find interesting!

Contact Eleanor Dickson, HTRC Digital Humanities Specialist, if you would like to consult with someone in the Scholarly Commons about using the HTRC. The HTRC is a collaborative research center launched jointly by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Indiana University, and at Illinois, it is a collaboration of the University Library and the Graduate School for Library and Information Science.

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