The Library at UC Berkeley is a participant on a Hathi Trust Research Center (HTRC) research data capsule project (investigating UCB library is participating in a research project that investigates how to deploy secure computing data capsules that HTRC designed at universities). One phase of the project is doing an exploration of extant types of restricted data how they would be used in a secure computing environment (e.g. technical, policy, logistical issues for different types of data). This session of Research IT's biweekly brownbag Reading Group will be held in the BIDS space at 190 Doe Library, as part of the HTRC UnCamp taking place on Jan 25-26. The session will include a brief introduction followed by informal discussion co-led by Erik Mitchell (AUL, UC Berkeley) and Inna Kouper (Research Scientist, Indiana University).a secure environment for working with library collections. The secure environment is an extension of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) service called Data Capsule. HTRC facilitates computational analysis of content in the HathiTrust Digital Library (a consortium that preserves millions of digitized books collected from libraries around the world) with emphasis on developing methods of non-consumptive research. Such research enables "distant reading" and computational analysis of text corpora while respecting boundaries of intellectual property protections.
In this session led by Erik Mitchell and Inna Kouper from Indiana University (project lead) we invite attendees to explore together the various types of restricted data in UCB library collections and how they could be used in a secure computing environment. Broadly, we'd like to discuss the following questions:
- What library collections would benefit from using the Data Capsule?
This Reading Group meeting will be held in the BIDS space, 190 Doe Library.
When: Thursday, 25 January from 12 - 1pm
The Hathi Trust Digital Library preserves millions of digitized books collected from libraries around the world. The Hathi Trust Research Center facilitates computational analysis of content in the Hathi Trust Digital Library, with emphasis on developing methods of non-consumptive research that enables "distant reading" of large text corpora while respecting boundaries of intellectual property protections defined by U.S. copyright law.
Attendees are encouraged to review the following web pages for additional context and definition: