The project explores contemporary Finnish loaning and reading culture and its information service systems by data collected by Vantaa City Library. This systematically collected and digitally preserved data offers information of several thousands of people's loaning behavior and a total of 17 million events per year. In the project, this huge data will be dealt with in three different ways:
We may say that this goal forms our project's methodological aim. On a more abstract level or on meta-level the entire project wishes to show how large digital material, new computational methods and literature-sociological research questions can be integrated into the study of contemporary literary culture.
Mats Neovius, FD
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The project is a consortium consisting of literary sociologists and lterary scientists (University of Eastern Finland), experts of tehcnology (The Technical Research Centre of Finland) and scholars of computational science (Åbo Akademi University). The project is funded by Academy of Finland.
|Neovius, Mats and Launis, Kati and Nurmi, Olli, Exploring Library Loan Data for Modelling the Reading Culture: Project LibDat. In: Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 3rd Conference. Mäkelä, Eetu and Tolonen, Mikko and Tuominen, Jouni (Eds.). CEUR-WS CEUR-WS, 2018 1|