On May 25, 2012, the BNN Symposium featured Paul Courant and John Unsworth at the MIT Faculty Club in Cambridge speaking on, "The Hathi Trust, Google Books, and the Future of Research."
In this talk, the two luminaries of the national Digital Humanities landscape discuss the recent formation of large-scale, collaborative digital libraries and the challenges and opportunities they pose for researchers seeking to use and study their collections.
Dr. Courant explained the interconnected genesis of the Google Project, the HathiTrust, and the Digital Public Library of America, and Dr. Unsworth described the various challenges facing the new kinds of research these vast digital collections should enable.
The BNN Symposium—a collaborative speaker series focused on the future of teaching, learning, and scholarship—is a joint effort of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC), Northeast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP), and the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE).
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