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HathiTrust Digital Library

About the HathiTrust Research Center

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"The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) enables computational analysis of the HathiTrust corpus. It is a collborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with HathiTrust, to help meet the technical challenges researchers face when dealing with massive amounts of digital text. It develops cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge." - HathiTrust 'Our Research Center'

Getting Started

HTRC Collections and Tools

  • Algorithms - Tools to perform computational analysis on the text of volumes in the HathiTrust Digital Library.
  • Data Capsules - Virtual machine access to volumes in the HathiTrust Digital Library.
  • Worksets - User-created collections that can be treated and analyzed as data.
  • Derived Data - Datasets of copyright-protected volumes for non-consumptive analysis.
  • Data Availability and APIs - Access HathiTrust data through different methods.
  • Datasets (public domain) - Datasets of public domain works for non-commercial purposes.

Examples of Projects

Interested in seeing the types of projects that are possible using HathiTrust Research Center? Feel free to explore some sample examples of how others have used the tools.

For a brief overview of what the HathiTrust Research Center is, please watch the 5 minute video below.