HTRC UnCamp 2018 has ended

Welcome to the fourth iteration of the semi-annual HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) UnCamp. This is where members of the HTRC community gather to explore the latest developments in using HTRC tools and services to anlayze the HathiTrust Digital Library corpus. Visit https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2018 for more information or see our online proceedings at https://osf.io/view/htrc_uncamp2018 hosted by OSF Meetings.

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Thursday, January 25 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Research IT Brownbag: Restricted data types used in secure computing environments

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This session is open to all, no UnCamp registration required. (Bring your own lunch)

The UCB library is participating in a research project that investigates how to deploy a secure environment for working with library collections. The secure environment is an extension of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) service called Data Capsule. HTRC facilitates computational analysis of content in the HathiTrust Digital Library (a consortium that preserves millions of digitized books collected from libraries around the world) with emphasis on developing methods of non-consumptive research. Such research enables "distant reading" and computational analysis of text corpora while respecting boundaries of intellectual property protections.

In this session led by Erik Mitchell and Inna Kouper from Indiana University (project lead) we invite attendees to explore together the various types of restricted data in UCB library collections and how they could be used in a secure computing environment.  Broadly, we'd like to discuss the following questions:

  • What library collections would benefit from using the Data Capsule?
  • What kind of restrictions do such collections have? What computational uses do we envision for those collections?
  • What are the technical, policy, and logistical challenges of providing access to restricted collections?

Attendees are encouraged to review the following web pages for additional context and definition:

About the HathiTrust Digital Library https://www.hathitrust.org/digital_library
About the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc
About the HTRC Data Capsule https://wiki.htrc.illinois.edu/display/COM/HTRC+Data+Capsule
The HTRC's Non-Consumptive Use Research Policy https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_ncup

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Inna Kouper

Indiana University

Erik Mitchell

UC Berkeley

Thursday January 25, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
BIDS (190 Doe Library)