About the project

Project Goals

The “Digging Deeper, Reaching Further” (DDRF) team is developing a “train the trainer” curriculum on text mining and the data services of the HathiTrust Research Center, with the aim of equipping librarians and information professionals with skills and knowledge to engage with digital scholarship. These curricular materials will be disseminated and iteratively refined throughout 2016-2018 via a series of training workshops for librarians, with the goals of:

  • Provide librarians with new content for instructional services that address the curricular and research needs of students and faculty around digital scholarship and digital humanities
  • Empower librarians to become active research partners on digital projects at their institutions
  • Provide the foundation to transform academic libraries’ scholarly commons and digital humanities centers into more data-intensive collaborative learning spaces, both physically and virtually, through use of this curriculum and engagement in community dialogues on digital humanities resources

Who’s Involved?

Harriett Green, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

Angela Courtney, Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries
J. Stephen Downie, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois
Neil McElroy and Terese Heidenwolf (interim co-PI), Lafayette College Library
Geoffrey Morse, Northwestern University Libraries
Beth Sandore Namachchivaya, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
Amanda Henley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library

Join Us!

We’d love to have you join us at one of our training workshops, so keep an eye out for more information! And before then, if you have questions and suggestions, please contact Harriett Green at green19[at]illinois[dot]edu.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, RE-00-15-0112-15