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Category: Mass Digitization

Digitization at the speed of light: 6,000 photos of sci-fi history now on Calisphere

Almost 6,000 newly digitized photos of science fiction and fantasy conventions, held by UC Riverside, are now available on Calisphere. See collection. The photos depict the World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”) and its attendees throughout the 1960s and early 1970s. They

Happy Anniversary New Zealand Hansard: Celebrating 150 Years of Openness and Transparency

This month New Zealand celebrates 150 years of government openness and transparency. It was one of the first countries to record and publish independent transcripts of the speeches and debates in its Parliament. The debates of the New Zealand Parliament were

HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) Seeks Proposals from Scholars

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is seeking proposals from scholars interested in receiving advanced collaborative support to solve challenging problems related to computational analysis. Who may submit proposals? Individual scholars or teams of scholars from academic and non-profit institutions. At

New HathiTrust Section Added to CDLib.org

We recently added a new HathiTrust section to the CDLib.org website. The new section describes UC’s partnership and involvement with the HathiTrust Digital Library and is intended for UC librarians, staff and students, as well as the interested public. The

UC Irvine Book Featured as HathiTrust’s 15 Millionth Volume

Congratulations to UC Irvine! Their book, digitized as part of the Google Library Project, was recently celebrated as the 15 millionth volume contributed to the HathiTrust Digital Library! Published in 1585, Le Parfait Courtisan du Comte Baltasar Castillonois… is known in English as The Book

UC Berkeley Researcher Mines HathiTrust Volumes for Cliometric History of Postsecondary Education in California

By guest blogger, UC Berkeley Economist Zach Bleemer Editor’s note: UC Libraries continue to digitize and add to the HathiTrust corpus that is now over 14.7 million volumes. A key reason for digitizing library collections is to facilitate new forms of computer-aided research

Flood of UC Riverside Books Flow through Google Digitization Channel

In January 2016, the UC Riverside Libraries joined the University of California’s ongoing digitization project and began sending books to be digitized as part of the Google Books Library Project. The UC Riverside team sends approximately 2,500 volumes each month and

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 their

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 doctrine