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Author: Heather Christenson

HathiTrust November 2012 Update

By Heather Christenson, Project Manager, Mass Digitization November was a busy month at HathiTrust.  HT prepared technical systems to offer access to out of print and brittle works at partner institutions; worked with several institutions on deposit of locally-digitized materials;…

HathiTrust October Update

By Heather Christenson, Project Manager, Mass Digitization Top HathiTrust news for October includes the announcement (within the Board of Governors), of HathiTrust Executive Committee officers, including UCSD’s Brian Schottlaender as Executive Committee chair, as well as information about funded opportunities…

HathiTrust September 2012 Update

By Heather Christenson, Project Manager, Mass Digitization September’s HathiTrust update includes late breaking news on the decision to dismiss the lawsuit brought by the Authors Guild and others against HathiTrust. Top news items for September include the recent HathiTrust Research…

HathiTrust June 2012 Update

The University of California libraries added another 3,446 volumes into HathiTrust this month, making UC’s total 3,340,228 of the 10,408,905 in HathiTrust.  Of these, more than 3,000,000 volumes are in the public domain. UC’s contributions to development this month include…

CDL Joins Copyright Review Project

By Heather Christenson, CDL HathiTrust Project Manager The HathiTrust Digital Library contains millions of digital volumes that are not available to users, but could potentially be in the public domain and made viewable online if their copyright status were known. …

HathiTrust May 2012 Update

Just in time for summer reading, the May 2012 update has been posted. So grab a comfortable chair and a refreshing beverage, and read on about the activities of our new Board of Governors, our new shared location for instructional…

HathiTrust Instructional Materials

The HathiTrust Communications Working Group has just announced a new HathiTrust Resources and Guides Web page.  Here you can find overviews, instructional materials, and guides covering HathiTrust and its services.   These resources have been created by the HathiTrust Communications Working…

Putting the P in DPLA

By Heather Christenson I don’t work in a public library; I work in an academic library, and specifically, an academic digital library. In recent years academic libraries have been grappling with the social and economic changes arising from a new…

HathiTrust March 2012 Update – New Board of Governors, CDL Zephir testing and more

In March, the new members of HathiTrust’s Board of Governors were announced; working group and committee reports are included. The California Digital Library achieved a milestone in March, loading all bibliographic records submitted by HathiTrust contributing institutions into the Zephir…

HathiTrust Collection Exceeds 10 Million Volumes

HathiTrust reached a major milestone on January 5, 2012, exceeding 10 million volumes in its digital collections. More than 2.7 million of these volumes are in the public domain. Read more about the breakdown of collections by copyright distribution date,…