Create and start an HTRC Data Capsule virtual machine.
To be able to use the HTRC Data Capsule, a user needs to first create a virtual machine, which is their capsule. The video below shows how to create a virtual machine in the HTRC and start it. After it starts, the user is ready to use it by connecting via a VNC client such as Google VNC viewer.
Operations in secure mode of the capsule
Once ready to access the text data and perform their analysis, you can switch your capsule to secure mode through the HTRC Portal web interface. In secure mode, you are only allowed to access HTRC data services, while all other webpages and services are blocked. The purpose of secure mode is to help scholars conduct non-consumptive text analysis, and it is a secure virtual environment for research using the HathiTrust Digital Library.