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Library and GSLIS awarded grant to bring HTRC resources to academic librarians


“The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded $398,844 to the University of Illinois (USA) Library and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science through its Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. Harriett Green (MS ’09), English and Digital Humanities Librarian at the University Library, is the principal investigator (PI) on the project, “Digging Deeper, Reaching Further: Libraries Empowering Users to Mine the HathiTrust Digital Library Resources.”
J. Stephen Downie, GSLIS professor and associate dean for research and co-director of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), and Beth Sandore Namachchivaya, associate university librarian for research, are co-PIs on the project.
According to the abstract, the project will “develop a shared curriculum for use in academic libraries [as well as] a train-the-trainer series designed to assist librarians in getting started with the tools, services, and related research methodologies of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC).””
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