The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) “is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.”
Here’s a video that details HTRC’s mission of supporting scholars (e.g. in the digital humanities) in their research:
I would be particularly interested in learning more about a project mentioned 2.45 minutes into the video that involves “automatically enhancing the metadata that describes the volumes”, ultimately resulting in higher quality metadata – maybe we’ll hear more about it in the future.
via CDLINFO News