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Friday, November 7 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Data Mining on Vendor-Digitized Collections

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This session delves into the rapidly emerging topic of text and data mining (TDM), from the perspectives of a digital humanist, a librarian, a collection development officer and a product manager for a major vendor of digitized content. We will show concrete examples of TDM on a large vendor-digitized in-copyright collection: the Vogue Archive from ProQuest, with over 400,000 pages of text and images dating from 1892 to the present. Several projects in progress at Yale have illuminated the appeal of TDM applications on Vogue to researchers across disciplines ranging from gender studies to art history to computer science. We will address issues of copyright and licensing, file formats and research platforms, new forms of research enabled by TDM, and how vendors and librarians can work to support digital humanities projects. Session attendees who are new to this topic will learn what TDM is and how they might engage with it in their own work. Audience members who have familiarity with TDM will be encouraged to share their experiences and insights.

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Daniel Dollar

AUL for Scholarly Resources, Yale University
Daniel Dollar is the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources at Yale Library. Daniel joined Yale in August 2001 as a reference and e-resources librarian at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, and from there has taken on a succession of positions with increasing responsibilities... Read More →
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Lindsay King

Assoc Dir, Access&ResearchSvcs, Yale University
Lindsay King is the Associate Director for Access and Research Services in the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library at Yale University. She is responsible for collection development, reference, instruction, and outreach supporting students and faculty in studio art, history of art... Read More →
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Peg Knight

Sr. Product Manager, ProQuest
Peg Bessette Knight is a Senior Product Manager at ProQuest. Throughout her career in publishing, educational technology, and the information industry, she has conceptualized and published award-winning reference sources in both print and digital formats on topics as wide-ranging... Read More →
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Peter Leonard

Director, Digital Humanities Lab, Yale University

Friday November 7, 2014 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Room 227, Addlestone Library 205 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29205