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Author: Renata Ewing

14.6 Million Books to be Made Available to Blind & Print-Disabled Readers

HathiTrust Digital Library is collaborating with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) to make 14.6 million digital volumes fully accessible to blind and print-disabled readers in the United States. The two organizations have worked together to bring to fruition…

CDL Welcomes Conclusion of Authors Guild v. Google

CDL welcomes the conclusion of the Authors Guild’s decade long lawsuit against Google. The suit came to an end April 18th when the Supreme Court declined to hear the Authors Guild’s Appeal of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision…

HathiTrust’s CRMS Project Win’s ALA’s L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award

HathiTrust’s CRMS Project (Copyright Review Management System) is the American Library Association’s 2016 winner of the L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award. The award recognizes CRMS’ dedication to creating a “balanced U.S. Copyright system through advocacy for a robust fair use…

Opening More Books for Public Access – HathiTrust’s CRMS Project

For the past eight years, HathiTrust’s Copyright Review Management System (CRMS) project has developed the tools, infrastructure, and practices to support the collaborative review of books in HathiTrust to make copyright determinations. Books were targeted for copyright investigation based on…

HathiTrust Mobile – With You Wherever You Go

Did you know that HathiTrust Mobile is a digital library that’s small enough to carry wherever you go? It’s a simplified version of the HathiTrust Digital Library optimized for mobile devices. The collection of 13 million volumes includes 5 million…

The Elephant Weighs In: Updates from HathiTrust and UC Libraries

It’s been a busy year for HathiTrust Digital Library. In April, the five millionth volume was opened for public reading and partner downloading. That’s a weighty accomplishment and it couldn’t have happened without the vast contributions made by UC libraries,…

Digitization is Golden: UC Berkeley Book Scanning Projects

This post contributed by Erik Mitchell, Associate University Librarian and Director of Digital Initiatives and Collaborative Services at UC Berkeley In July 2014, the UC Berkeley Libraries sent their first shipment of books to Google to be digitized as part…

UCSF Partners with Google Books for Digitization Project

By guest blogger, UCSF Archivist Polina Ilieva The UCSF library is an important UC contributor to the Google Books digitization project. Through the collaboration with the California Digital Library (CDL) digitization team 1,317 volumes from the general and rare book…

New Happenings at HathiTrust – August Update

New happenings at HathiTrust: The University of Michigan received a third grant award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) of 489K for copyright determinations work in their Copyright Review Management System (CRMS). The grant will fund the…

HathiTrust – Cool Happenings in July

HTRC Awarded Grant to Build Cool Tool Exciting news for the HathiTrust Research Center! In July, HTRC was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to explore the “Billions and Billions of Words in the HathiTrust…