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[Check out the notes for details] Explores how WorldCat can be interrogated to reveal interesting things about a subject domain - Irish Studies. Part one looks at a move to linked data, suggesting that this will better support research enquiries. Part two provides some simple examples of how bibliographic data can support 'distant reading', literary analysis at scale. The third section looks at the collective Irish Studies collection - how Irish Studies materials are distributed across library collections.
It was presented at the American Conference for Irish Studies, 1 April 2016, University of Notre Dame.