The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) and the
Illinois Informatics Institute (I3) at the University of Illinois are
actively recruiting outstanding doctoral candidates interested in
research assistantships with the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) to
develop the HTRC infrastructure, create mechanisms for outreach and
engagement with scholarly communities, and cross-pollinate ideas among
HTRC stakeholders .
The HTRC is the research arm of the HathiTrust
(http://www.hathitrust.org). The HTRC represents a unique
collaboration between the University of Illinois and Indiana
University. The center conducts research addressing the technical
challenges associated with the analysis of massive amounts of
digitized text. HTRC faculty and students develop cutting-edge
software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced
computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.
The Office of the Provost of the University of Illinois has generously
provided support for two doctoral students with up to 4 years of
funding, including tuition waivers, stipends, and benefits. Successful
candidates will work closely with leading faculty in a cooperative and
highly interdisciplinary environment. We are particularly interested
in students with research interests in: information organization and
access, cultural informatics, digital humanities, data curation, data
modeling, metadata, machine learning, data mining, and socio-technical
The Graduate School of Library and information Science supports a
broad range of interdisciplinary research in areas such as youth
services, user services and outreach, information history and policy,
social and community informatics, and information organization. For
more information about the GSLIS PhD program, please visit:
http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/programs/phd or contact program
staff directly at <[log in to unmask]>.
Research and education in the Informatics PhD program has a strong
interdisciplinary flavor involving experts in information and
computation foundations together with experts in a wide range of
application areas. It supports interdisciplinary research and promotes
the creation of new fields of research enabled by the development and
application of new technologies. For more information about the
Illinois Informatics PhD program, please visit:
https://rhino.ncsa.illinois.edu/display/infophd/Home or contact
program staff directly at <[log in to unmask]>.
For more information about the HathiTrust Research Center, please
visit: http://www.hathitrust.org/htrc or contact J. Stephen Downie,
Co-Director of HTRC, at <[log in to unmask]>.
The application process is competitive. Research assistantships will
be assigned to the most qualified applicants only after admission to
the PhD program. Students from historically and statistically
underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline for PhD applications to both programs is December 15, 2012
for Fall 2013 enrollment.
Kathryn La Barre
President ISKO C/US
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign