About the project

Project Goals

The “Digging Deeper, Reaching Further” (DDRF) team developed 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 were 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 DownieSchool of Information Sciences, University of Illinois
Terese Heidenwolf, Lafayette College Library
Geoffrey Morse, Northwestern University Libraries
Amanda Henley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library

See full list of project members.

Learn More about Text Mining!

Our training workshop series has concluded, but please download the open access curriculum materials that we developed, and we’d love to hear about your experiences. If you have questions, please contact the project team at htrc_workshop[at]library.illinois.edu.

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