Reading Chicago Reading: Quantitative Analysis of a Repeating Literary Program

作者:John Shanahan , DePaul University
Robin Burke , University of Colorado — Boulder
Ana Lučić , Beckman Institute, University of Illinois

转载来源:Digital Humanities Quarterly, 2020, 14.2,

本文为过去二十年来规模最大、运行时间最长的大众阅读项目之一——由芝加哥公共图书馆(CPL)赞助的“一本书一个芝加哥”(OBOC)——提供了定量捕捉和预测模型。Reading Chicago Reading项目使用与OBOC相关的数据作为对城市规模图书馆使用情况的调查,并以此窥探当代阅读行为。本文的前半部分解释了为什么CPL的OBOC程序有利于建模,后半部分记录了模型的创建、它们的底层数据和结果。


John Shanahan 

John Shanahan is a Professor of English at DePaul University. His research interests include seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English literature, the history of science and technology, science fiction, and digital humanities.

Robin Burke 

Robin Burke is a Professor in the Department of Information Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He conducts research in personalized recommender systems, algorithmic fairness, digital humanities, and other areas. His work has received support from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Commission and the MacArthur Foundation, among others.

Ana Lučić 

Ana Lučić is a Visiting Research Data Manager and Analyst with the IKIDS study at the Beckman Institute, University of Illinois. Previously, she worked as Digital Scholarship Librarian at DePaul University. Her research spans the areas of digital humanities, medical humanities, and biomedicine. She holds a PhD in Information Science from the University of Illinois.