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Category: Mass Digitization

HathiTrust October Member Meeting, Community Week, & Call for Presentations

2020 Member Meeting: Library Interdependence  This October, there will be no sojourn of HathiTrust staff and member representatives, library directors and deans to Chicago as is typical. Owing to COVID-19 and social distancing, HathiTrust’s annual Member Meeting, taking place…

HathiTrust Provides Emergency Temporary Access to Copyrighted Books

In response to COVID-19 library service disruptions, HathiTrust has taken an important step to open up copyrighted material in their digital library to member institutions with copies of those items in their physical collections. UC faculty, students, and staff at…

4.5 Million UC Volumes Digitized & UC’s Most Popular Full View Books in HathiTrust for 2019

The University of California Libraries recently contributed the 4,500,000th digitized book from their collections to HathiTrust Digital Library–a tremendous achievement resulting from 15 years of continuous digitization work.  The vast majority of these millions of volumes were generated via…

HathiTrust Roundup: New Outreach Tools, Webcasts, and Research Center Workshops for HathiTrust Member Libraries

HathiTrust Digital Library has expanded its support resources with a new patron engagement toolkit; a set of member webcasts to share best practices and lessons learned; and a spring offering of HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) workshops. HathiTrust Member Toolkit HathiTrust’s…

UC & HathiTrust Celebrate Public Domain Day 2020

On January 1, 2020, the HathiTrust Digital Library opened more than 45,000 digital volumes for full view reading access for U.S. users (see HathTrust’s 1924 Publications collection), marking the second recent expansion of the public domain in the United States.…

Changes are afoot for CDL’s Mass Digitization team!

As of Oct. 1, the Publishing & Special Collections team is delighted to welcome Renata Ewing, Paul Fogel, and Kathryn Stine into its ranks. This transition will provide opportunities to expand upon both existing and newly identified common and complementary…

UC Libraries Open UC Publications for Worldwide Access in HathiTrust

Librarians at UC Merced and UC San Diego recently completed projects to open University of California publications in the HathiTrust Digital Library and make them available for worldwide access. To accomplish this, they used HathiTrust’s Rights Holder Creative Commons Declaration

At long last, HathiTrust records have been fixed in Melvyl

After many years of frustration with HathiTrust books that campus users do not have digital access to appearing in the Melvyl catalog with an indication of a digital holding, we are pleased to inform you that the HathiTrust records in…

At Long Last… The Public Domain Expands!

With the start of 2019, the public domain in the United States expanded for the first time in 20 years. Since the Sonny Bono Copyright Act of 1998 went into effect, 1923 had been the cut-off year before which books…

HathiTrust Turns 10!

October 13 marks the 10th anniversary of the HathiTrust Digital Library. Ten years ago, HathiTrust was launched jointly by the 12-university consortium known as the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the 10 university libraries of University of California…