HathiTrust Research Center Awards Six ACS Projects

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HathiTrust Research Center Awards Six ACS Projects

Dubnicek, Ryan C
HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is pleased to announce the award of its third round of Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS) projects. This round’s request for proposals focused on projects that engage with in-copyright worksets using HTRC’s Data Capsule service. Submitted proposals addressed a diverse set of topics and research areas and were submitted from a varied pool of institutions from around the world. Out of a large body of quality submissions, only six projects were awarded.

Awardees will be provided dedicated HTRC staff time to support their research using texts in the HathiTrust Digital Library for a period of up to six months. New this round, each ACS project team will release its workset (research collections of data, or metadata, for analysis) publicly, allowing for other researchers to engage with the same workset.

The six awarded projects are:

Computational Support for Reading Chicago Reading
Project team: Robin Burke, John Shanahan, Ana Lucic (DePaul University)

Modeling the History of Book Design
Project team: David Bamman, Bjorn Hartmann (University of California, Berkeley)

The Power of Place: Structure, Culture, and Continuities in U.S. Women’s Movements
Project team: Laura Nelson (Northeastern University)

A Computational History of the U.S. Novel, 1950-2000
Project team: Richard Jean So (McGill University)

Measuring Literary Novelty
Project team: Laura McGrath, Devin Higgins, Arend Hintze (Michigan State University)

A Writer’s Workshop Workset with the Program Era Project (PEP)
Project team: Nicholas Kelly, Loren Glass, Nikki White (University of Iowa)

For project details, please see the full announcement here: https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_sp17acs_awards

HTRC releases ACS program requests for proposal annually, and is funded in part by HathiTrust, Indiana University, and University of Illinois. For more information about ACS, contact [hidden email]. For general inquiries, contact [hidden email].