TDM for news information. I know about LN's web services kit and have a quote. ProQuest has a TDM thingy, but waiting for info back - anyone have real life experience with it? Anyone know of anything with NewsBank or other? GDELT and subsequent projects are event data only. Alternatively, anyone successfully connect (recently) using EndNote's Z39.50 and also pull down f/t?
what's TDM? ‎- StephanieCogSciLibrarian
"Text and data mining" ‎- Meg Vmeg
Also, we've never been able to use Z39.50 with databases, post-ezproxy. ‎- Meg Vmeg
Stephanie - do you have anyone there who is doing text mining on news articles? ‎- Christina Pikas
well, much content analysis work. I suppose that is now text mining? 's why I asked - because I do have lots of them doing content analysis on this or that. ‎- StephanieCogSciLibrarian
Funny, Lexisnexis web services kit was just mentioned at the conference MPOW is hosting ‎- Aarontay
I guess volume is an issue? I think we're looking at thousand(s) of articles? If you were handcoding you would do many fewer. ‎- Christina Pikas
@Aaron I looked at the program - I think those are the same presenters from the ASIST webinar I saw. Michigan State is doing a lot with it, too, but I haven't seen any presentations by them. ‎- Christina Pikas
Besides LN web services kit, there's some TDM license you can sign with Factiva too. Faculty have mentioned to me their phd schools in the US have that. ‎- Aarontay
We don't have Factiva so that's off the table. I have a quote from LN - I don't think it's really that unreasonable, but I don't have the money, either. The project may have it. I did hear back from ProQuest about TDM but it was more or less that they will deliver us files, if we have a perpetual access license (I didn't know that was possible for them?), and I need to talk to our sales associate. ‎- Christina Pikas
Don't you find it unacceptable we have to pay twice for the same data? ‎- Aarontay
Yes. Definitely. I would like alternatives. ‎- Christina Pikas
I heard back from PQ - they can't do any current databases as they don't "own" the content. This is interesting because I can't imagine LN owns it any more than they do and because I thought they made a song and dance about this service when they initiated it. ‎- Christina Pikas
There's a ongoing discussion now on BUSLIB-L ‎- Aarontay
is that the one at: ? Do you know - it appears I have to join to read the archives? ETA: nevermind. I subscribed and posted. ‎- Christina Pikas
for a lawyerly take on the legalities: (n.b. obvy legal permissions don't automatically mean it's practical...) ‎- LibSkrat
^very good - thank you! Also finding some really nice libguides that popped up since last time I had this issue:, ‎- Christina Pikas
*favorite* for the textmining libguide! ‎- StephanieCogSciLibrarian