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HTRC UnCamp 2018: Call for Proposals


The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) invites proposals for the 2018 HTRC UnCamp to be held from January 25-26th, 2018 at the University of California, Berkeley. Proposals for panel presentations, lightning talks, and posters may address any aspect of digital text collections, computational text analysis, copyright and open access, digital pedagogy, and related topics, especially as these relate to the HTRC.
Submission Deadline Extended: November 1, 2017
Topics and Formats
Suggested topics include but are not limited to:
Computational Text Analysis
Possible areas: Computational Text Analysis (CTA) basics, Visualizing HathiTrust data, Tools and methodologies for CTA in HathiTrust, Using Bookworm, CTA and HathiTrust case studies
Worksets and Corpus Creation
HathiTrust as a corpus or data for CTA, How to create, reuse, or publish a focused corpus/workset from HathiTrust, Research reproducibility and sharing text as data
Digital Pedagogy and Text Analysis Curricula
Teaching Computational Text Analysis, HathiTrust & HTRC in the classroom, Instructional case studies
Fair Use, Copyright, and Non-Consumptive Research in HathiTrust
Copyright and fair use issues related to non-consumptive research, Orphaned works, HathiTrust Data Capsule, Case studies
Demystifying HathiTrust Metadata
Introduction to HathiTrust metadata, Future directions for HTRC metadata, Leveraging HathiTrust metadata for analysis and corpus building, Metadata tools
HathiTrust Development, News, and Updates
Developing tools and uses for HathiTrust, Future directions for HathiTrust, What's new in HathiTrust, HathiTrust community, Case studies of tool development
Proposals may include the following formats:
  • 15-minute Panel presentations (with 5 minutes for discussion) [if committee decides to include this format in CFP; include more specific topics?]

  • 5-minute Lightning Talks that briefly showcase research projects using HTRC; the development, extension, or implementation of HTRC and related tools; library and campus support of HTRC; or instances of HTRC in the classroom. Projects in development are encouraged. Projection will be available for slides and demos.

  • Posters that address topics of interest to the HTRC community (e.g., computational text analysis, open access, digital humanities, digital pedagogy) and do not need to relate to HTRC directly. Poster authors will have an opportunity to brief attendees on their work immediately prior to a networking reception where the posters will be displayed.

About HathiTrust Research Center and the HTRC UnCamp
HTRC is a 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.
In years past, the HTRC UnCamp has brought researchers, developers, instructors, and information professionals together to showcase innovative research, participate in hands-on coding and demonstration sessions, and build community around themes of computational text analysis, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy.
Submission Guidelines
Proposals should be submitted through EasyChair.
Please create an account at EasyChair first if you do not have one already at  https://easychair.org/account/signup.cgi
EasyChair Link for HTRC UnCamp Submissions:
The following information should be included in proposals:
  • Format (panel presentation, lightning talk, or poster)

  • Title of the presentation/poster

  • Presenter name and affiliation

  • Co-presenters and affiliations (if applicable)

  • Abstract (up to 250 words)

  • Any special requirements (e.g., technology needs other than larger monitors/screens)

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