John Unsworth, “Idiosyncrasy at Scale”

Idiosyncrasy at Scale: Data Curation in the Humanities

On March 25th, John Unsworth, Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign spoke as part of the UVa Digital Humanities Speaker Series. This is a speaker series jointly sponsored by SHANTI, IATH, and the Scholars’ Lab at UVa Library.

In this talk, Unsworth announced that Indiana University and the University of Illinois were soon to launch the HathiTrust Research Center — which will develop “cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.” A formal press release for the project has since appeared.

As usual, you can listen to (or subscribe to) our podcasts on the Scholars’ Lab blog, or on iTunesU.


  1. The mp3 file did not correctly upload to iTunesU. I’ve put in a request to have the file re-uploaded, so the complete file should be available soon. Thanks so much for letting us know about this!

  2. This podcast appears to cut off at 15:39, at least in iTunes U.

    • Hi Ryan,

      The podcast file is fixed, so you should be able to listen to the whole lecture via our link here or via your iTunesU subscription.

      Thanks again for alerting us about the problem!

    • Thanks for letting us know! We’ll check into that.