[Humanist] 27.285 events: HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 285.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 22:38:19 +0000
        From: "Senseney, Megan Finn" <mfsense2 at illinois.edu>
        Subject: Register Now for HTRC UnCamp and Tell Us What You'd Like to See!

*** Register now <https://www.eventville.com/catalog/eventregistration1.asp?eventid=1010536> and help shape the agenda for HTRC UnCamp<http://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2013>***


The second annual HTRC UnCamp will be held in September 8-9, 2013 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The UnCamp is different: it is part hands-on coding and demonstration, part inspirational use-cases, part community building, and a part informational, all structured in the dynamic setting of an un-conference programming format.

Keynote Speakers

-- Matt Wilkens, University of Notre Dame

-- Christopher Warren, Carnegie Mellon University

What's new from last year?

-- Expanded data API

-- Improved user interface

-- Personal account access

-- Increased workset size

-- New algorithms

-- HTRC-enriched metadata

-- 3.2 million volumes in HTRC Production

-- Developmental access to HTRC Sandbox with a quarter million public domain volumes

-- Research consulting through Scholarly Commons Office Hours pilot

What's planned for the coming year?

--Mellon funding for competitive mini-grants for prototyping projects


To make UnCamp as affordable as possible for you to attend, we have set registration at $100.00.  Please visit https://www.eventville.com/catalog/eventregistration1.asp?eventid=1010536 to register. Registration is due by August 31, 2013.


HTRC is seeking participant feedback!  A rough agenda has been posted to http://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2013 to give attendees a sense of what we've got planned, but we've kept several spaces open for attendee-driven session, birds-of-a-feather meetings, and breakout sessions.  This is your event, so please help us finalize the agenda by sending your suggestions to htrc-uncamp-l at list.indiana.edu<mailto:htrc-uncamp-l at list.indiana.edu>.


The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is a unique collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.

For travel information, agenda updates, and a complete lists of confirmed attendees, please visit:


If you have questions regarding the HTRC UnCamp please contact Megan Senseney, HTRC Project Coordinator: mfsense2 at illinois.edu<mailto:mfsense2 at illinois.edu> or 217-244-5574.

Looking forward to seeing you in Champaign!


Megan Finn Senseney
Project Coordinator, Research Services
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
501 East Daniel Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Phone: (217) 244-5574
Email: mfsense2 at illinois.edu

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