“August 23, 2018: Workshop on text mining and the HathiTrust Research Center at the IFLA in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.

Are you attending the IFLA 2018 World Library and Information Congress?

Join us at Dr. Abdul Latiff Library at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia) on August 23, 2018 for a day-long text mining workshop for librarians hosted by the IFLA Social Science Libraries Satellite Meeting.

This workshop will be led by instructors from the IMLS-funded project “Digging Deeper, Reaching Further: Libraries Empowering Users to Mine the HathiTrust Digital Library Resources” (DDRF). DDRF provides a workshop curriculum that teaches library and information professionals to concepts and methods in text mining and related digital scholarship methods, with a focus on the tools and data from the HathiTrust Research Center. The aims of the DDRF workshops are to empower librarians to become more conversant in digital scholarship and engage with digital projects at their institutions.

Here are some of the exciting things you can expect to learn and become familiar with during this session:

Building a corpus of texts in a HTRC Workset, and using it to conduct text analysis on your collection of works;
Gathering data through web scraping;
Cleaning data, dirty OCR, and clean OCR;
Using Python for text mining;
Topic modeling and other approaches for text analysis.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a break for lunch. All are encouraged to attend, and no experience is necessary!

Registration here: Seating will be limited, so please register at: https://htrc-ddrf-ifla.eventbrite.com

Updates and room directions will be sent to registrants just prior to the event date, and you can visit http://teach.htrc.illinois.edu for information about the workshops.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.