Four universities – Dartmouth College, Syracuse University, the University of Southern California and Flinders University – are the latest higher-education institutions to drive research breakthroughs with ProQuest’s TDM Studio solution.
The newly launched TDM Studio solution puts the power of text and data mining (TDM) directly in the researcher’s hands. From initial idea to final output, it gives users access to industry-leading tools to help them make new connections and uncover career-defining outcomes. The solution unlocks a vast collection of current and historical ProQuest content (including news, journals, dissertations and theses, primary sources and more) for TDM.
“We’re honored to welcome these prestigious universities to TDM Studio and to work with them on elevating data analytics to the next level,” said Jim Holmes, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at ProQuest. “Researchers at these institutions are now positioned to accelerate new discoveries with this powerful solution – all by using their library’s existing wealth of resources.”
How Universities are Leveraging ProQuest’s TDM Studio Solution
Dartmouth chose the TDM Studio solution because of its versatility in offering tools for both beginner and expert users. “We’ve been searching for an accessible path to current and historical content for our faculty and students to text and data mine,” said Kenneth Peterson, Associate Librarian for Access & Collection Strategies at Dartmouth College. “We expect this offering will foster community engagement with library collections and give users the means for collaborative research discoveries that are in line with Dartmouth’s mission.”
At Syracuse, researchers are increasingly turning to the library for guidance on TDM, said Scott Warren, Associate Dean of Research Excellence at Syracuse University. “Given faculty interest in ProQuest’s rich historical content at our libraries, bringing the TDM Studio solution to Syracuse Libraries and our campus community is a natural next step. Our Digital and Open Scholarship Team anticipates collaborating with faculty to use TDM Studio, helping them discover not only new answers to existing questions, but potentially exciting ways to frame new inquiries.”
Sociologists at the University of Southern California have been using the TDM Studio solution to examine an incredibly relevant and important topic in global news: trends in protests over time. “Before TDM Studio, text and data mining workflows were clunky, complicated and tedious,” said Hajar Yazdiha, Assistant Professor of Sociology at USC. “TDM Studio is an ideal solution for us. We’re excited for the opportunity to save time, improve workflows, forge better collaboration and ultimately break new ground in our field.”
And at Flinders, the interest in the solution has already been overwhelming. “Interest has come from every discipline,” said Prashant Pandey, Director of Library Services at Flinders University. “TDM approaches open up new areas of scholarly enquiry. The introductory workshops we scheduled attracted immediate attention and were booked in less than 24 hours. We are looking forward to working with our researchers to understand the exciting opportunities that TDM can bring.”