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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.

Speakers
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Daniel Dollar

Director of Collection Development, Yale University Library
Daniel Dollar is the Director of Collection Development for the Yale University Library. As the library’s chief collection development officer, Daniel leads and coordinates collection activities in all formats, and manages the collection development budget. In addition, he represents the Yale University Library as a participating partner with the Research4Life initiative.
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Lindsay King

Associate Director, Arts Library, Yale University
Lindsay King is the Assistant 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, architecture, drama, theater studies and dance. Lindsay holds an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois and an MA in Modern Art History... Read More →
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Peg Knight

Sr. Product Manager for the Arts, ProQuest
Peg Bessette Knight is Senior Product Manager for The Arts 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 as Native American tribes, modern dance, Shakespeare, and marketing. Behind each project has been a passion for helping the intellectually curious find and... Read More →
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Peter Leonard

Director, DHLab, Yale University
Peter Leonard is the Director of the Digital Humanities Lab at Yale University Library, which helps scholars answer humanistic questions with quantitative and algorithmic methods. He previously served as a post-doctoral researcher at UCLA on a Google Digital Humanities Grant to text-mine literature in the Google Books corpus.


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