The HTRC Data Capsule is a secure computing environment developed to facilitate non-consumptive text analysis research. Each capsule is a virtual machine (VM) that provides researchers a desktop they can use to perform their investigation of volumes in the HathiTrust Digital Library.
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Follow a detailed tutorial
Using an HTRC Data Capsule
For step-by-step instructions, follow a tutorial or user guide.
Maintenance vs. Secure Mode
Administering a Capsule
Use the HTRC Portal interface to site to handle administrative tasks for your capsule:
Create and start a capsule in the HTRC Portal
Log into the capsule using a VNC client
Configure the software environment of the capsule as needed. Download the scripts or programs you plan to use in your analysis
Switch capsule to secure mode through HTRC Portal
Run your against the secure HTRC corpus repository
Move your results to the secure volume storage on the capsule
Switch capsule back to maintenance mode to regain normal network access