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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 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…

Big Strides for the Elephant – HathiTrust Mid-Year Update 2014

  2014 has been a great year for the HathiTrust Digital Library, and the year is only half over! Milestones In February, HathiTrust surpassed 11 million volumes in its collection. Close to 4 million of these are in the public domain…

It Takes a Village to Digitize a Library: UC Davis’ Mass Digitization Project Concludes

  A year ago, UC Davis began sending out-of-copyright books and journals to be digitized as part of UC’s partnership in the Google Books Library Project. The UC Davis team has sent more than 36,290 books to be digitized and…

HathiTrust – April Update

Highlights from April’s HathiTrust Update: HathiTrust is seeking nominations for the User Support Working Group. The group is looking to add up to two new members who have expertise in providing general user support with expertise in cataloging in particular.…

HathiTrust Update – Spring 2014

Recent highlights and events at HathiTrust: HathiTrust released a statement regarding the “Heartbeat Bug”  on April 9th. In February Mike Furlough was appointed Executive Director of HathiTrust. He begins his tenure with HathiTrust on May 19. See the …