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HD-248600-16
Reading Chicago Reading: Modeling Texts and Readers in a Public Library System
John Shanahan, DePaul University

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=HD-248600-16

Reading Chicago Reading Wins Start-Up Grant (Blog Post)
Title: Reading Chicago Reading Wins Start-Up Grant
Author: Lisa Peet
Abstract: Coverage about the project in _Library Journal_.
Date: 05/18/2016
Primary URL: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/05/books-media/reading-chicago-reading-wins-start-up-grant/#_
Primary URL Description: Page for the article about our "Reading Chicago Reading" project
Secondary URL: http://dh.depaul.press/reading-chicago/
Secondary URL Description: Our project's blog.
Blog Title: Reading Chicago Reading

DAta Sources for Modeling Library Texts and Readership (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: DAta Sources for Modeling Library Texts and Readership
Author: Robin Burke, John Shanahan
Abstract: Presentation of funded project's findings at the Second Annual International Conference on Quantitative Social Science, at Northwestern University
Date: 06/25/2016
Conference Name: Second Annual International Conference on Quantitative Social Science

Reading Chicago Reading (Web Resources)
Title: Reading Chicago Reading
Author: John Shanahan
Author: Robin Burke
Author: Ana Lucic
Abstract: “Reading Chicago Reading” is a digital humanities project that takes as its starting point the popular and much-imitated “One Book, One Chicago” (OBOC) program operated by the Chicago Public Library (CPL) since 2001. Each year (originally every six months), the library chooses one book around which to organize city-wide events, discussions, and other programming. For our purposes, the OBOC program acts as a natural experiment. The 25 different books that have been chosen since the program’s inception can be thought of as probes into the reading behavior of the city. The dependent variables of interest are, of course, the patterns of reading behavior that these probes elicit. We make use of scholarship in the history and sociology of reading as an interpretive baseline representing the standard approach. But our study, by bringing together Computer Science and Humanities research methods, promises new kinds of insight and new forms of quantifiable data.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: https://dh.depaul.press/reading-chicago/

Circulation Modeling of Library Book Promotions (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Circulation Modeling of Library Book Promotions
Author: Robin Burke
Author: Ana Lucic
Author: John Shanahan
Abstract: Community reading initiatives, in which a book is selected for system-wide reading and discussion, have become common in many library systems. This paper describes the initial findings in a demographic study of the "One Book, One Chicago" initiative by the Chicago Public Library. Using a multilevel linear model, we show that, over six recent offerings of the "One Book" program, the books vary widely in their uptake by library patrons at different branches, and these differences cannot be entirely explained by demographics or the library's promotional strategies. We thus motivate the next stage of our project, which is to incorporate representations of book content and reader response into the model.
Date: 6/19/2017
Primary URL: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3200378
Primary URL Description: Published in JCDL '17 Proceedings of the 17th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (Pages 291-292)
Conference Name: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2017


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