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Thesis and Dissertation Citation Analysis

These two projects focus on a central question: are items from UNT Digital Library collections being used in current scholarship? As many items are digitized for the sake of shared scholarship, these projects sought to answer that question by looking for UNT Digital Library links within electronic theses and dissertations produced since the launch of the digital library.

Local Digital Collection Usage

Starting in our own backyard, I used BeautifulSoup and Requests to scrape the PDFs and OCR text for references to digital.library.unt.edu/* and texashistory.unt.edu/* for any URLs to collections hosted there. A conference poster detailing the methodology and findings can be found at UNT Digital Library.