The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) has extended the deadline for proposals for its Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS) Program. ACS promotes collaboration between researchers and HTRC staff “to solve challenging problems related to computational analysis of the HathiTrust corpus.”
From the call:
For this round of projects, we seek to collaborate with researchers who have independently begun an HTRC project that they have set aside for reasons such as difficulty with dataset creation, questions about HTRC tool use, or lack of support generally. Previous ACS awardees are not eligible. Such proposals should demonstrate:
A well-developed research question
Identified analysis methods
Unfinished analysis work with HTRC data and/or tools
A feasible completion timeline within 6 months
We will review proposals on any topic that makes use of HathiTrust content and/or HTRC tools and services.
ACS awards are delivered in the form of HTRC staff time and compute resources. Each awarded proposal will receive access to HTRC staff to collaborate on the proposed project during the award period. The staff consists of specialists in information science, computer science, cultural analytics, and HathiTrust. HTRC ACS support may include such activities as project scoping; navigating HTRC and HathiTrust tools, data, and collections; volume identification and workset/dataset creation; facilitating data access; and selecting, customizing, or running analysis tools.
HTRC will encourage awardees to work with their campus library to find an opportunity to share their project with their campus community.
Project work is intended to be collaborative, and awardees are expected to work with HTRC throughout the course of their award cycle to fulfill a set of agreed-upon outcomes. Projects will be supported from July 1, 2020 through no later than January 31, 2021.
This is the fifth round of ACS. Read about past and current projects: https://wiki.htrc.illinois.edu/x/CADiAQ
The new deadline for proposals is May 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET.