November 24, 2017

Reading Chicago Reading Wins Start-Up Grant

A new pilot study by DePaul University scholars in collaboration with the Chicago Public Library (CPL), has received one of 18 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant awards. Reading Chicago Reading: Modeling Texts and Readers in a Public Library System plans to use data from One Book, One Chicago (OBOC), CPL’s robust 15-year-old community reading program—including circulation statistics, social media data, neighborhood demographics, and textual data—to analyze reading patterns for OBOC books and develop a predictive modeling tool to help drive CPL’s collection development and future OBOC choices.

Walter Named DePaul University Librarian

DePaul University, Chicago, on February 1 announced the appointment of Scott Walter as its new university librarian, effective April 30. He now serves as the associate university librarian for services and the associate dean of libraries at the University of Illinois (UI) at Urbana-Champaign.