October 7, 2015

New Advanced Options Added to HathiTrust’s Full Text Search


Some Advanced Search options were added to HathiTrust Full Text Search in February. From the the MLibrary (University of Michigan) Blog for Library Technology. Advanced search allows users to combine a full-text search with searches within specific metadata fields such as Title, Author, or Subject. Example searches can be seen in the blog post. Today, […]

University of Delaware Library Joins HathiTrust


From UDaily: The University of Delaware Library has become one of the newest members of the HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in an extraordinary digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form. [Clip] The HathiTrust serves a dual role. First, as a trusted […]

HathiTrust Announces New Board of Governors

From MLibrary News: HathiTrust is announcing the composition of its new 12-member Board of Governors, which will lead the library collaborative into its next phase. The board, which replaces the Executive Committee that was established by the founding members in 2008, will oversee HathiTrust’s 10-million volume digital preservation repository, research center, and other initiatives. The […]

HathiTrust Posts February 2012 Activities Update

The complete Feb. 2012 Activities Update is accessible here. Here are a Few Highlights: Changes to tab-delimited metadata files Staff at Michigan added 5 new fields to HathiTrust’s tab-delimited inventory files: publication date, publication location, language, bibliographic format, and an indication of whether or not a volume has been identified as a U.S. federal government […]

PW: Guild Motion Asks for Quick Ruling on HathiTrust’s Fair Use Defense

From Publisher’s Weekly: Although the Google Book Settlement has been rejected by the court, one reason the parties were even able to reach an agreement was by avoiding the question of whether Google’s scanning of copyrighted books was a violation of fair use. The issue came up late last year when the Authors Guild led […]

Washington University Libraries Join HathiTrust Partnership

From a News Release: Washington University Libraries has joined HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries to preserve and provide access to the published record in a digital form, announced Shirley K. Baker, Washington University’s vice chancellor for scholarly resources and dean of University Libraries. WUSTL, which joined HathiTrust Jan. 1, 2012, now […]

Milestones: The HathiTrust Collection Passes 10 Million Volumes

Congrats and Kudos to the Entire HT Team! From an HT Blog Post: HathiTrust reached a major milestone on January 5, 2012, exceeding 10 million volumes in its digital collections. More than 2.7 million of these volumes are in the public domain, with viewing and downloading options available online. The blog post ALSO contains multiple […]

OPACs: Major Melvyl Enhancements Coming in January

From the California Digital Library Blog: Two exciting new features enhancing Melvyl will be turned on in Melvyl beginning this January: View Now and Central Index…OPS [UC Heads of Public Schools] recommended to the new Melvyl Advisory Group (MAG) that these be activated in a pilot phase from January through June 2012. [Clip] The “View […]

"Remembering the Rights of Others" by Peter Brantley

In his latest PW post, Peter Brantley discusses the National Federation for the Blind filing to become a defendant in the Author’s Guild v. HathiTrust lawsuit. He writes: It seems to me that in the AG’s aggressive pursuit of the copyrights of their membership, they have forgotten that rights might have been created for others. […]

Latest Edition of HathiTrust Monthly Activity Update Now Online

The November 2011 HathiTrust Activity Update was released today. A PDF version is also available. Here are just a few highlight from the update: Boston College Joins HathiTrust New on HT Site: “Our Research Center”  Expansion of “Buy a Copy” The “Buy a copy” option has now been expanded to include over 30,000 public domain […]