Teaching Materials


The Digging Deeper, Reaching Further (DDRF) curriculum was created to increase LIS professionals’ understanding of text data mining and equip them with skills to engage with the evolving data-intensive research landscape. It makes use of tools from the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), though the hands-on activities are not all HathiTrust-specific. The materials can be used by learners from all institutions, and can be adapted for non-library audiences. 

The DDRF curriculum intends to provide a general introduction, and the emphasis is on key topics, processes, and approaches. It offers an overview of programming concepts and computational methods, but is not a how-to-code workshop.

Getting started

Curricular materials are provided in two versions:

  • A master version for the full 6-hour workshop, including set-up, activities, and more (below)
  • A “separated” version with the files for each module broken out (here)

Teach the curriculum using your choice of the reusable slides, handouts, lesson plans, instructor guides, and activity files. Modify, mash-up, and make use of these materials as you see fit! All content is licensed under a CC NC-BY license.

Re-use guide for adapting the materials: Word|PDF


Master Documents

Access each module’s individual components

Set-up & Exercise Files


Further Resources


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