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MRC’s Sam Grabus wins 2020 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award

Information Science Doctoral Candidate Sam Grabus was awarded the 2020 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award for her paper, “Evaluating the Impact of the Long S upon 18th-Century Encyclopedia Britannica Automatic Subject Metadata Generation Results.” The paper reports on a comparative study of subject metadata generated both before and after the correction of the historical Long S in the 3rd edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. The HIVE tool was used to automatically generate the subject metadata. Descriptive statistics were applied, and visualizations produced from the results were also examined to identify trends related to encyclopedia entry length.

The paper will be published in the September issue of LITA’s Open Access peer-reviewed journal, Information Technology and Libraries. Read more in the American Library Association Press Release.