Kirk Hess is the Digital Humanities Specialist at the University Library at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He holds a MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a BA in History from Carleton College. His current research with HTRC focuses on enhancing discovery of the Solr index using a custom implementation of the Blacklight digital library platform.


Architecture to Enable Large-Scale Computational Analysis of Millions of Volumes



The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is a collaborative research center that provides Digital Humanities researchers access to not only millions of volumes from the HathiTrust (HT) digital library, but also cutting-edge software tools and cyber infrastructure to perform advanced computational analysis over the corpus at an unprecedented scale.

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