University of Illinois

Log Number: LG-73-17-0070-17

Faculty and staff from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Library and School of Information Sciences will bring together library, researcher, and content provider stakeholders to discuss and recommend a research, policy, and practice framework to address how to provide scholars access to protected texts for data mining and other analyses. Text data mining and analysis has emerged as an important research method for scholars. However, researcher efforts to access and analyze datasets are frequently complicated when texts are protected by copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Following the forum, the team will produce a white paper to synthesize the results of the meeting and to present best practices and policy suggestions to the larger library community.