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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 …

HathiTrust Services for Users With Print Disabilities

By Heather Christenson, Project Manager, Mass Digitization In an important new development, HathiTrust now provides a way for the UC campuses to offer full view of some of the in-copyright books in HathiTrust to our print disabled patrons.   A designated…

CDL Webinars for Users Council – And you!

Here’s an excellent and easy opportunity to broaden your knowledge of some of the projects CDL and the campuses are working on. CDL recently hosted a webinar series for Users Council that’s now widely available to UC staff.  (The CDL’s…