Speaker: John A. Walsh, Glen Layne-Worthey, Jacob Jett, Boris Capitanu, Peter Organisciak, Ryan Dubnicek and J. Stephen Downie
Affiliation: 1, HathiTrust Research Center, Indiana University Bloomington and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA; 2, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indiana University, 700 N Woodlawn Ave., Rm. 2132, Bloomington IN 47408, USA; 3, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 614 E. Daniel St., Champaign, IL 61820, USA; 4, Department of Research Methods , &, Information Science, University of Denver, USA
Title: “The library is open!”: Open data and an open API for the HathiTrust Digital Library
Abstract: This paper describes the history, policy, semantics, and uses of the HathiTrust Research Center Extracted Features dataset, an open-access representation of the 17+ million volume HathiTrust Digital Library, including a major current effort to extend computational access in a variety of more flexible and easily implemented ways, including a modern API supporting customizable visualizations and analyses.