Friday, May 25, 2012
The Hathi Trust, Google Books, and the Future of Research
MIT Faculty Club
50 Memorial Drive Bldg E 52
Cambridge , Massachusetts
When:11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Note: Registration starts at 10:30am
Workshop Organizer: BLC-NERCOMP-NITLE
BLC-NERCOMP-NITLE Symposia Series on the Future of the Academy is pleased to present - Paul Courant and John Unsworth
In this talk, two luminaries of the national Digital Humanities landscape will discuss the recent formation of large-scale, collaborative digital libraries and the challenges and opportunities they pose for researchers seeking to use and study their collections.
Dr. Courant will explain the interconnected genesis of the Google Project, the HathiTrust, and the Digital Public Library of America, and Dr. Unsworth will describe the various challenges facing the new kinds of research these vast digital collections should enable.
Each speaker will take questions after his presentation, and audience members will be encouraged to work in groups over lunch to generate more developed lines of inquiry.
This talk is part of the BNN Future of the Academy Speaker Series co-sponsored by the NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP), the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), and the Boston Library Consortium (BLC).
11:00am Welcome and Introduction
11:15am Paul Courant: The Google Project, the HathiTrust, and the Digital Public Library of America: Where did they come from, where are they going?
12:15pm John Unsworth: Challenges of Computational Research and Copyright
1:00pm Working Lunch: Group Question Development
1:45pm Responses to Group Questions
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